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Billy Gallagher

BORN   Fought out of San Francisco, California and Oakland, California
WEIGHT.. 140-148 lbs



Gallagher was a clever boxer and a hard hitter; He was a boxing instructor at the Los Angeles Athletic Club during the 1890s and worked with many fighters as manager, trainer and second in boxing contests

As a trainer and advisor, Billy was tops; He knew the "ins-and-outs" of the boxing game in the pre-1900 days and took the great Jim Jeffries under his wing during the early years of Jeffries' career

Data from the pre-1900 years is often difficult to locate and verify - and much data missing from Gallagher's career; Hopefully, more bouts will be discovered in time; Any modifications or additions are welcome

Nov 16 John Condon                San Francisco, Ca                  KO  3

       John McCann                San Francisco, Ca                  LK   

Feb  8 Billy Mahan                San Francisco, Ca                  KO  5
          -Some sources report 2/08/93
Apr 18 George Dawson              San Francisco, Ca                  LT 42
May 13 George Dawson              San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Dec    Dick Burge                 San Francisco, Ca                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; the outcome is not known

Jan 27 Tom Tracey                 San Francisco, Ca                  LK 19

Nov  5 Ed Gorman                  Chicago, Il                        LK  7
          -Some sources report "Peoria, Il"
Nov 14 Joe "Kid" Cotton           Los Angeles, Ca                     D 35 

Sep  5 Charles Turner             Colma, Ca                          TK  6
          -Some sources report "TK 5" at "San Francisco, Ca"
Sep  9 -The Boston (Ma) Daily Globe reported that Denny Kelliher had 
          defeated Gallagher in the past
Oct 29 Young Choynski             Los Angeles, Ca                    KO  5

          -Gallagher trained and managed young Jim Jeffries
          -According to Billy Gallagher, he and Jeffries toured
          Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico; Jeffries
          took on all-comers; Jeffries later said this tour never
          took place

Apr 13 -Gallagher was challenged by Billy Manning to a bout
May    Jim Jeffries                                                  EX   
          -Gallagher sparred regularly with Jeffries
Jun  2 Danny Needham              San Francisco, Ca                   D 10
          -Some sources report 6/03/96; Weights: 148-148
Jun    Jim Jeffries                                                  EX   
          -Gallagher sparred regularly with Jeffries
Jul  2 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   San Francisco, Ca                  NC  1
          -The men commenced slugging from the start;
          The hitting was too aggressive; 
          Police intervened and stopped the bout on the 
          grounds that a boxing license had been issued 
          for a boxing match not a slugging contest
Nov 27 Harry Slater               Los Angeles, Ca                    KO  9

Jan  3 Jack Weday                 in California                       D 20
Jan  5 Jim Burns                  Los Angeles, Ca                    LT  5
Mar  6 Jack Wendy                 San Diego, Ca                       D 10
          -Perhaps, this is a reference to the 1/03/97 bout vs "Jack Weday"
Apr 27 Joe "Kid" Cotton           Los Angeles, Ca                     D  4
Sep  1 Young Sharkey              Oakland, Ca                        EX  3
Oct 20 Billy Lewis                Vallejo, Ca                         W 20
Dec  2 Danny Needham              Vallejo, Ca                        KO  1
          -Some sources report 12/03/97

Feb    Young Corbett (George Green) San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar  3 Joe "Kid" Cotton           Oakland, Ca                         D  8
Jun  4 George Allen               Fresno, Ca                         TK  5
Oct 21 Jim Tremble                Los Angeles, Ca                     D 15

May 30 Frank McConnell            Los Angeles, Ca                    LF 19
          -McConnell was a skillful boxer and Gallagher fought 
          a foul bout from the start; Some sources report 5/30/98
Sep 25 "Utah" Bob Thompson        Los Angeles, Ca                     D 20
          -Some sources report 9/25/98

Feb 28 Billy Lynch                San Diego, Ca                       W 10
May  8 Jim Tremble                                                    W 15

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

       Frank Childs                                                  KO  2

       Jim Franey                 St. Paul, Mn                       LK  5

*** Photo Provided By Alan Knox ***

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



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