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Billy Gardner
(William Gardner)

BORN   1881; Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Ireland (Fought out of Lowell, Massachusetts)
DIED Pawtucket, Rhode Island
HEIGHT.. 5-8 1/2
WEIGHT 122-147 lbs

Gardner was a very good fighter who was scrappy, capable and determined; He was a brother of George Gardner (former Light-Heavyweight Champion) and Jimmy Gardner (claimant to the Welterweight Championship), and brother in-law to Joe Thomas, hard-hitting middleweight of the teens

During his career, Billy defeated such men as Eddie Connolly, "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan, Jimmy Briggs, Willie Lewis, Danny Duane, Austin Rice, Belfield Walcott and Patsy Haley

1896
May 11 Mike Connelly              Manchester, NH                     KO  4
May 28 Jack Welsh                 Manchester, NH                     KO  7
Jun 22 Scotty Coyne               Manchester, NH                     KO 10
Jul 27 Jimmy Stewart                                                  W 20

1897
Feb 24 Jimmy Walsh                                                    W  4
Mar 24 Patsy Sweeney              Hookset, NH                         D  5
Mar 28 Patsy Sweeney              Lynn, Ma                            D 10
Apr  4 P. St. Dennis              Manchester, NH                     KO  5
Apr 27 Scotty Coyne               Manchester, NH                      W  3

1898
Apr  5 Patsy Sweeney              Lynn, Ma                            D 10
          -Featherweight Championship of New Hampshire;
           Some sources report "L 10";
           Some sources report "L 5"
May  1 Sammy Lewis                Glens Falls, NY                    KO  7
May 12 Mike Collins               Haverhill, Ma                      KO  3
May 28 Eugene Hornbacher                                              W  4

1899
Mar  3 Billy Chisholm             Lowell, Ma                          W 12
Mar 12 Tommy Heffernan            Boston, Ma                         KO  3
Mar 28 Henry Senter               Boston, Ma                          W  3
Mar 30 Joe Coppinger              Boston, Ma                         KO  2
Apr  8 Young Carney               Lowell, Ma                          W  4
May 11 Andy Daly                  Lowell, Ma                          D 15
May 16 George Boles               Hartford, Ct                        W 10
Jun  6 J. Moriarty                Lowell, Ma                          W  5
Jun 18 Young Swanson              Lowell, Ma                          W  3
Jun 30 Martin Flaherty            Wallingford, Ct                     D  6
Oct  4 Andy Daly                  New York, NY                        L  6
          -Some sources report 10/10/99
Nov  8 Dan Brennan                Brooklyn, NY                       TK  5
          -Some sources report 10/28/99
Nov 28 Lon Meyers                 Brooklyn, NY                       TK  8
          -Some sources report 12/08/99

1900
Jan 15 Young Mack                 Boston, Ma                          W  4
Feb 12 Lon Morgan                 Brooklyn, NY                       KO  1
Feb 22 Andy Daly                  Boston, Ma                          D 15
Mar  6 F. Dinsdale                Clinton, Ma                         D  6
Apr  6 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan  Boston, Ma                          L 15
          -Some sources report 4/08/00
Apr 19 Jack O'Brien               Brockton, Ma                       KO 11
Apr 23 Billy Barrett              Boston, Ma                          W 15
May 25 Austin Rice                Manchester, NH                      W 15
Jun 26 Austin Rice                Manchester, NH                      D 15
Aug 12 Mike Sears                 Lynn, Ma                            D 15
Oct 10 Jimmy Davenport            Manchester, NH                      W  7
Oct 25 Jack Smith                 Brockton, Ma                       TK  6
          -Some sources report "KO 11"
Nov  6 Andy Daly                  Lawrence, Ma                       KO 11
Nov 29 Billy Chisholm             Lawrence, Ma                        W 15
Dec 11 Jimmy Briggs               Boston, Ma                         TK 12
          -Some sources report "W 12"

1901
Jan  1 Tim Harrington             Boston, Ma                         KO  8
Jan 11 Dan Snyder                 Manchester, NH                     KO  4
Feb 11 Patsy Haley                Manchester, NH                     KO 14
          -Some sources report 2/12/01
Mar 11 Ben DeBerry                Cambridge, Ma                      TK  8
          -Featherweight Championship of New England
Mar 12 Fred Maher                 Lowell, Ma                         KO  1
Mar 29 Joe Flaherty               Lowell, Ma                         KO  4
Apr 19 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan  Lowell, Ma                          W 11
May 29 George Phelan              Manchester, NH                     KO  4
Jul 11 Ned "Kid" Broad            Bridgeport, Ct                      L 15
          -Some sources report 7/12/01
Jul 25 Martin Flaherty            Lowell, Ma                          D 20
Oct 29 Johnny "Young" Saxe        Manchester, NH                     KO  5
Nov 28 Tommy "Kid" Hogan          Boston, Ma                          W  6
Dec 20 Arthur Cote                Biddeford, Me                       W 15

1902
Jan 24 Andy Watson                Gloucester, Ma                      D  6
Feb 22 Eddie Connolly             Boston, Ma                          W  4
Mar 14 Martin Flaherty            Lowell, Ma                          D 10
          -Some sources report "Boston, Ma"
Apr 19 Jack Carrig                Boston, Ma                         KO  6
May  5 Mike "Twin" Sullivan       Boston, Ma                          D  6
May 19 Jack Carrig                Boston, Ma                          D 10
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Nov 18 Toby Irwin                 Oakland, Ca                         D 15
Dec 10 Jack O'Keefe               Chicago, Il                         L  6

1903
Feb 11 Willie Fitzgerald          Boston, Ma                         LK  1
Apr 17 Arthur Cote                Biddeford, Me                      KO  6
May  1 Belfield Walcott           Boston, Ma                          W 12
May  7 Jimmy Kelly                Fall River, Ma                      W 10
Aug 10 Willie Lewis               Fall River, Ma                      W  7
Sep  8 Fred Bryson                Boston, Ma                          W  2
Sep 16 Tom Daly                   Boston, Ma                         KO 12
Sep 21 Danny Duane                Fall River, Ma                     WF 13
          -Some sources report 9/22/03
Oct  9 Billy "Honey" Mellody      Boston, Ma                         LK 11

1904
Nov  7 George Ashley              Cambridge, Ma                       D 10

1906
Apr 19 Martin Flaherty            Lowell, Ma                          D   


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

1903
Jan 15 Danny Duane                Boston, Ma                          L  8

1905
       Larry Connolly             Boston, Ma                          L  2


*** Some Data Was Provided By Laura Frank (Sunrise, Florida) ***

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