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Billy Frazier

BORN   August 29 1852; Eastport, Maine (Resided in Somerville, Massachusetts)
HEIGHT 5-2 1/2
WEIGHT 129-140 lbs

Frazier was a smart, clever boxer who moved well and had rather fast hands; Frazier was a scientific ringsman who instructed boxing at Harvard College; He was short and stout with heavy calves and a deep chest

During his career, Frazier defeated such men as Jimmy Carroll, Jimmy Murray, Marcellus Baker and Jem Carney (lasted and claimed a win)

1870
       Rouse                      Havana, Cuba                      W  3

1875
       Burns Callao               in South America                  W 12

1878
Mar 23 Jimmy Carroll              Boston, Ma                        D  9
       Jimmy Carroll              Northampton, Ma                   W  6
       Jimmy Carroll              Boston, Ma                        D   

1880
Aug 16 Ed Quigley                 Lawrence, Ma                     KO 22
Sep    Ted Timmony                Lawrence, Ma                     KO   

1881
Dec    Marcellus Baker            Boston, Ma                       TK  1
          -Some sources report "W 1"

1883
Jan 12 Jimmy Murray               Boston, Ma                        L  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Jan 25 Tim McCarthy               Boston, Ma                       EX   
Feb    Jimmy Murray               Boston, Ma                        W  6
Mar 19 Tim McCarthy               Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Apr 20 Patsy Sheppard             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Aug  3 Professor Nixey            Boston, Ma                       EX   
Nov 10 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey                                     L  6

1884
Mar 26 Denny Costigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
May  8 Jimmy Mitchell             Cambridge, Ma                    EX  3
May 16 Jimmy Mitchell             Boston, Ma                        D  6
Jul  4 Frank White                                                 EX   
          -Proceeds from this bout were to go towards paying
          a fine for Jimmy Murray, who was in the Penetentiary
Jul    Jack Havlin                Boston, Ma                        D  3
Aug 13 Denny Costigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Aug 25 Jack Havlin                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Nov 20 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   New York, NY                     LT  5
          -Some sources report 1883;
           Some sources report "LK 4"

1885
Jan 12 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   New York, NY                     ND  4
          -Reports vary - "ND 5" - "EX 4"
Jan 29 Marcellus Baker            Taunton, Ma                       D  4
Mar 26 Mike Daly                  Bangor, Me                        D  4
Jul  2 Mike Daly                  Bangor, Me                        D  5
Oct  3 Jimmy Carroll              North Adams, Ma                  ND  4

1886
Jan  8 Johnny Murphy              Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Feb  2 "Brooklyn" Jimmy Carroll   Somerville, Ma                   EX  3
Feb  5 Paddy Smith                Boston, Ma                        D  6
          -Frazier was called the "Lightweight Champion of the East
          and New England" at this time
Apr  5 Jimmy Mitchell             Philadelphia, Pa                  D  5
Apr 13 H. Frost                   Farmingham, NH                    W  3
Oct 29 Jack McAuliffe             Boston, Ma                       LK 21
          -Lightweight Championship of America;
           Lightweight Championship of the World
Dec 13 Marcellus Baker            Boston, Ma                       EX  4
Dec 15 Jack McAuliffe             Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          McAuliffe "won" by forfeit; Frazier 
          claimed a stomach illness
Dec 17 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 29 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1887
Jan  5 -Frazier was scheduled to attend the gathering of the Welcome
          Associates in East Boston, Ma; Also attending were Paddy Duffy,
          Frank Steele, Marcellus Baker, Patsy Kerrigan, John Green,
          Jimmy Carroll and Dick Cronin; There may have been sparring
Jan 13 Patsy Kerrigan             Brockton, Ma                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 14 Paddy Duffy                New Bedford, Ma                   D  4
Jan 21 Paddy Duffy                East Weymouth, Ma                EX   
Jan 22 Paddy Duffy                Woburn, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled to a finish but was not held; 
           Stakeholder Patsy Kerrigan did not have the money with him
Jan 24 Paddy Duffy                Woburn, Ma                       EX  4
Jan 25 -Frazier, Paddy Duffy, Joe Lannon, Jack Williams, Jack McDonald 
           were scheduled to appear in Nashua, NH; The outcomes are not known
Jan 27 -Frazier seconded Martin Snee vs Dick Morehouse in Salem, NH 
Feb  8 Paddy Duffy                Brockton, Ma                     EX   
Feb 10 Paddy Duffy                Portland, Me                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 12 -Frazier was scheduled to appear in Franklin, NH 
Feb 15 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  4
Feb 21 -Frazier was scheduled to meet all-comers in Philadelphia
          (During the week; Paddy Duffy went with him)
Mar  2 Jack McAuliffe             Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Mar 16 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 31 Jack McAuliffe             Portland, Me                      L  4
Apr 25 Paddy Duffy                Lowell, Ma                       EX   
May 12 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 12 Jem Carney                 near Boston, Ma                   W 15
          -Frazier lasted and claimed win;
          Some sources report a ten round bout
May 17 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                       EX   
May 27 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                       EX   
May 28 Paddy Duffy                Fall River, Ma                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun  2 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 15 Mike Daly                  Boston, Ma                       LK  8
          -Some sources report "LK 7"
Aug  8 James J. Bagley            Boston, Ma                       EX   
       Jack Havlin                                                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 19 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3

1892
Jan    Jimmy Hurst                Montreal, Que, Canada           SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb    Tim McCarthy               Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for Jan-Feb 1892;
          The outcome is not known
Mar  3 Jimmy Murray               New Bedford, Ma                  KO 15
          -Some sources report 3/04/92
Apr 15 Jack Falvey                Providence, RI                    D 83
          -Lightweight Championship of New England;
           Some sources report 4/14/92
Apr    Walter Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                      
          -Efforts were made to schedule this bout
May  7 Walter Campbell            New York, NY                      D  6
          -Some sources report "D  4"
Jun 22 Jack McAuliffe             New York, NY                     LK  3
          -Some sources report "LK 4"
Oct 21 an unnamed opponent        Haverhill, Ma                    EX   
Oct 24 an unnamed opponent        Cohoes, NY                       EX   
Oct 24 an unnamed opponent        Troy, NY                         EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Oct 26 an unnamed opponent        Amsterdam, NY                    EX   
Oct 29 an unnamed opponent        South Framingham, Ma             EX   
Nov    Jimmy Dime                 Amsterdam, NY                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Nov 17 Isaac "Ike" O'Neil Weir    Newport, RI                      EX   

1893
Jan  5 Jimmy Dime                 Fonda, NY                        LK 12
          -130 Pound Championship of America; 
           Some sources report 1/06/93;
           Some sources report 1/16/93
Jan 13 Jack McAuliffe             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Jan 13 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 14 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan    Professor Daniel           Providence, RI                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1888
       Ed Gorman                                                   LK 49

1887-1893
       Eddie Pierce                                                LT  2
          -Some sources report "L 2"


*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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