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Bill Gabig

BORN 1861; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT 6-0
WEIGHT 190-215 lbs

 

1884
Dec  2 Tommy Chandler             Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  3
Dec  5 Denny Butler               Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  4
Dec 15 Denny Kelliher             Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  2

1885
Jan  7 Patsy Cardiff              Philadelphia, Pa                  LT  4
          -Some sources report "L 4"
Feb  2 Jack Fogarty               Philadelphia, Pa                  LK  1
Feb  3 Frank Herald               Philadelphia, Pa                  LK  3
          -This was a "Private" fight;
           Some sources report "LK 2";
           Some sources report 2/05/85
Feb 14 Clipper Donohue            Philadelphia, Pa                  KO 30
Feb 16 Tommy Chandler             Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  3
Mar  2 William Springhall         Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 4";
           Some sources report 3/09/85
Apr 30 Clipper Donohue            Philadelphia, Pa                  LK  7
Nov 23 Bill Bradburn              near McKeesport, Pa (on a barge)  LK  4
          -Some sources report "LT 3" on 11/24/85

1886
Jan 13 Mike Cleary                Philadelphia, Pa                  LK  1
Feb  9 Jack Nice                  Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  2
Mar  3 Hank Strong                Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  2
Mar 10 Ned Pluckefeller           Philadelphia, Pa                  LF  2
Apr  8 Mike Boden                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
          -Some sources report 4/10/86
Apr 29 Clipper Donahue            Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
May 12 Harrigan                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Jun  9 John Spencer               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Aug 21 Bob Caffrey                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Aug 25 Jack Ashton                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
          -Ashton broke his hand; Some sources report 8/27/86
Sep  1 Mike Conley                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
          -Conley knocked Gabig down 5 times but Gabig lasted and claimed win;
           This bout may have been held at Minneapolis, Mn
Oct 16 John Dickerson             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Oct 28 Fatty Langtry              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Nov  3 Bobby Burns                Boston, Ma                         D  7
Nov 17 Dina Sullivan              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Dec  3 Fatty Langtry              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Dec 14 Jim Daly                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 21 Jim Daly                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 23 Charles Scott              Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  2

1887
Jan 10 Mike Boden                 Philadelphia, Pa                   D   
Jan 22 Jack Ashton                Wilmington, De                     W  4
          -Ashton broke his left hand; He was better but Gabig lasted and claimed win
Jan 26 Bob Caffrey                Philadelphia, Pa                   D  5
Jan 29 Jack Ashton                Wilmington, De                    ND  4
Feb  5 Mike Conley                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Feb 12 Ike Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
          -Some sources report 2/14/87
Feb 28 Mike Monaghan              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Mar  5 Bob Caffrey                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Mar 10 Mike Conley                Philadelphia, Pa                  LT  2
          -Some sources report 3/26/87
Apr  1 Frank Siffel               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Oct 17 Mike Boden                 Wilmington, De                     L  4
Nov  5 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Wilmington, De                     L  4
Nov 10 George LaBlanche           Wilmington, De                     D  4
Nov 24 Harry Langdon              Hoboken, NJ                        D  4
          -Some sources report "Jack Langdon"
Dec 26 Harry Langdon              Hoboken, NJ                       TD  4

1888
Jan 13 an unknown opponent        Albany, NY                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 17 Bill Hoy                   West Albany, NY                    L  6
          -Police intervened
Jan 27 Harry Langdon              Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           Some sources report "Jack Langdon"
Mar  1 Hugh Glennon               Catskill, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
Jul  8 Mike Boden                 Brooklyn, NY                      LK 13
          -Some sources report "LF 13";
           Some sources report "LF 9" on 7/07/1888 at Staten Island, NY
Nov 29 Mike Boden                 Albany, NY                        WF 27
          -Some sources report "WF 29" on 11/30/1888
Dec 22 Mike Boden                 Albany, NY                        EX   

1889
Jul  1 Jim Daly                                                     LT  6
Jul 18 George "Nut" Hagen         Philadelphia, Pa                  ND   
Nov 14 Edward Ellinger            Hoboken, NJ                       TK  3
          -Police intervened
Nov  5 Jim Daly                   Fishkill, NY                      LK 11
          -Some sources report "Newburg, NY"; Some report "Highland Falls, NY"
Nov 27 Jim Daly                   Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1890
Feb  7 Jack Fallon                Hoboken, NJ                       LK  3
Mar  7 Jack Davis                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Mar 19 Bill Davis                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4

1891
Nov 28 Jim Glynn                  New York, NY                      LK  2
          -Some sources report "L 4"
Dec    Frank Bosworth             Mauch Chunk, Pa                   EX  4

1892
Jan 20 Jim Daly                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 23 Peter Maher                Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
          -Some sources report "LK"
Apr 11 James "Ginger" McCormick   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Apr 25 C.C. Smith                 New York, NY                      LT  2
          -Some sources report "L 2"

1894
Sep 17 Frank Stence               Harrisburg, Pa                     D  4

1897
Jun 30 Mike Creedon               Johnstown, Pa                     LK 10

1903
Mar  4 George "Nut" Hagen         Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   

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

1885
Dec    Mike Cleary                Philadelphia, Pa                  LK  1
          -Perhaps, this is the 1/13/1886 bout

1884-1886
       Mike Lucie                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  3

1886
Oct  1 Mike Conley                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
          -Perhaps, this is the 9/01/1886 bout
Oct    James Donnelly                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
           Donnelly hurt his back in training

1887
Apr 16 Bogert                     Brooklyn, NY                      LT  
Aug    Bob Caffrey                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1888-1889
       Mike Lucie                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  3

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

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