Harry Gilmore

BORN   March 9 1854; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DIED September 10 1942; Santa Monica, California (Some sources report September 9, 1942; Highland Park, California)
HEIGHT 5-7
WEIGHT 125-138 lbs

Gilmore was an outstanding lightweight during his day; He is most famous for his marathon battles with Jack McAuliffe, Sam Bittle, Billy Hawkins, Danny Needham and Jimmy Lindsey

He later ran a boxing school in Chicago and tutored many famous boxers - Jimmy Barry, Harry Forbes, Eddie Santry, Billy Stift, George Kirwin and Frank Garrard among them

1876
       Joe Turnbull               Toronto, Ont, Canada              W  8

1877
       Harry Giddings             Toronto, Ont, Canada             KO  3
       Jack Hacker                Toronto, Ont, Canada             KO  4

1879
       "Springfield" Dick Goodwin Toronto, Ont, Canada             EX  3
       Jack King                  Toronto, Ont, Canada             EX  3
       Dan Allen                  Owen Sound, Ont, Canada          KO  1

1876-1882
       Al Watson                                                    W 10
       Jack Eagan                                                   W 18
       Art Lawson                                                   W 14
       Steve Darmond                                                W 11
       Mark Gainsbury                                               W  5

1882
Dec   
Dominick McCaffrey         Toronto, Ont, Canada             KO  3

1883
Jan    Bob Farrell                Toronto, Ont, Canada             ND  4
Apr    Jack Keenan                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  3
Apr    Jack Keenan                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  
Apr    Jack Keenan                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  
Apr    Jack Keenan                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  
Apr 13 Jim Morey                  Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"
Apr 15 Jim Morey                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W  
Apr 18 Jim Morey                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W  
Apr 21 Walter DeBaum              New York, NY                     KO  4
          -DeBaum was Amateur Lightweight Champion of New York
           at this time
May   
Dominick McCaffrey         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3
Dec 13 Billy Dacey                Toronto, Ont, Canada             TK  1
          -Some sources report "W 1"

1884
Jan  9 Jimmy Hurst                Toronto, Ont, Canada             TK  7
          -Some sources report "W 7"
Jan 25
John Sullivan              Toronto, Ont, Canada             LK  3
Mar 12 Jim Kelly                  New York, NY                     LK  4
Mar 24
Sam Bittle                 Toronto, Ont, Canada             KO  6
Apr 23 Paul Patillo               Hamilton, Ont, Canada             W  4
Apr    Paul Patillo               Hamilton, Ont, Canada            EX  4
May 24 Dick Gorman                Chatham, Ont, Canada              W  4
Jul 13 Jack King                  Toronto, Ont, Canada             KO  8
Jul 28 Paul Patillo               Toronto, Ont, Canada              W 12

1883-1885
       Jim Kennedy                                                  W 12
       Kid Scanlon                                                 TK  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"

1885
Jan 21
Sam Bittle                 London, Ont, Canada               D 10
Feb    Mike Welch                 London, Ont, Canada               W  
Mar 26 Billy Hawkins              Ottawa, Ont, Canada               D  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"
      
Sam Bittle                                                   W  
Sep  1 Marcellus Baker            Ottawa, Ont, Canada               W  6
Sep 16 George Fulljames           Toronto, Ont, Canada              D  3
          -Lightweight Championship of Canada;
           Police intervened; Some sources report "W 2"
Dec 21 Mark Checkley              Toronto, Ont, Canada              L  6
          -Checkley lasted and claimed win

1886
Jan  6 Paul Patillo               Toronto, Ont, Canada             KO  9
Mar  3 "Detroit" Jack Dempsey     near Detroit, Mi                 TK  9
          -This bout was promoted as the 128 Pound Championship
           of the World
; Some sources report "Norris, Mi"
Mar 16 Jimmy Hurst                                                  D  4
          -Lightweight Championship of Canada
Apr  9 Jack Lawrence              Carrolltown, Mi                  KO  8
Apr 22 Ves Rowe                   Meadford, Ont, Canada            KO  1
Apr 30 Jack Lawrence              Detroit, Mi                      EX  
May 28
Sam Bittle                 near Detroit, Mi                 LK 26
          -This bout was held at McQueen's Farm at
           Harson's Island, Lake St. Clair;
           Some sources report "L 26"
       Billy Dooks                                                 KO  2
      
Sam Bittle                                                   W  
          -Gilmore claimed the Lightweight Championship
      
Sam Bittle                                                   L  2
Dec 23 Mike Walsh                 Montreal, Que, Canada            EX  3

1887
Jan 14
Jack McAuliffe             near Lawrence, Ma                LT 28
          -Lightweight Championship of the World;
           Lightweight Championship of America
Feb 15
Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Feb 26
Jack McAuliffe             Boston, Ma                       EX  4
       George Siler               Chicago, Il                       W  6
May    Billy Hawkins              Montreal, Que, Canada            LK 24
          -Some sources report Lightweight Championship of Canada
Aug  2
George LaBlanche           Quebec, Que, Canada              EX  4
Oct 19 Billy Myer                 St. Croix, Wi                    LK  5
          -Lightweight Championship of the Northwest;
           Some sources report 10/27/87;
           This bout was held near Minneapolis, Mn
           (Horseman's Landing, on the Wisconsin side
           of the St. Croix River)

Dec   
John Clark                 Minneapolis, Mn                   D  8

1888
Jan 18 Billy Myer                 North Judson, In                 LK  1
          -Lightweight Championship of the Northwest;
          Some sources report "Lightweight Championship of the West"
       Billy Myer                 Peoria, Il                       EX  
          -References are confusing;
          This bout was held during Jan-Mar 1888 or 1889
Apr    Paul Patillo               Toronto, Ont, Canada              D  

1889
Jan    Billy Lavigne              near East Saginaw, Mi           SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 30 Jem Griffin                Chicago, Il                     SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
           Gilmore refused to fight for the small purse
Mar 27 Danny Needham              near Minneapolis, Mn             LK 20
          -This bout was held eight miles from the city
           in Anoka County; Some sources report 3/26/89
May 29 Paul Patillo               Hamilton, Ont, Canada            KO 10
          -Lightweight Championship of Canada
Oct 17 Peter Gibbons              Chicago, Il                      KO  6
Dec 23 Paul Patillo               Toronto, Ont, Canada             KO  7
          -Some sources report "W 7"

1890
Jan 15 Billy Myer                 Chicago, Il                      LT  5
          -Police intervened;
           Reports vary - "ND 6" - "ND 5" - "L 5"
Jan 29 Jack Hanley                Erie County, Pa                 SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 10 Jimmy Lindsey              Omaha, Ne                         D 10
Apr 14 Billy Lavigne              Saginaw, Mi                       W 12
May    Barney Gallagher           Chicago, Il                     SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 30 Jimmy McHale               Minneapolis, Mn                  LT 10
          -Some sources report "John McHale"

1891
Jan 12 Jimmy Lindsey              South Omaha, Ne                  WF 40
          -Some sources report "TK 40"
Feb  4
Tommy White                Chicago, Il                      EX  
Feb   
Billy Myer                 Chicago, Il                      EX  
Feb 28
Frank Garrard              Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Apr 12
-Gilmore seconded Mike Queenan vs. Tom Kinnard at Milwaukee, Wi
May  9
-Gilmore seconded
Tommy White vs. George Siddons at Fort Wayne, In
Aug 15 Jack Wilkes                South Omaha, Ne                  LK  2
Sep 28 Charles "Con" Doyle        Chicago, Il                      EX  3

1892
Jan 12 Paddy Murphy               Chicago, Il                       W  4
Jan 21 Jack Collins               Detroit, Mi                      LT  2
          -Some sources report "L 2"
Mar 11 Jack Collins               Detroit, Mi                       L  8
Aug 24 Jimmy Doyle                Fort Wayne, In                  SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec   
Jack McAuliffe             Chicago, Il                      EX  3

1893
Nov 13
Frank Garrard              Chicago, Il                     SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec    -Gilmore ran weekly boxing exhibitions at McGurn's in Chicago, Il

1894
Feb 28 Stanton Abbott             Chicago, Il                      LK  5
          -Some sources report "LK 4"
Jul  4 Jimmy Gallagher            Beaver Falls, Pa                SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1895
Aug 19 Jack Burke                 Centralia, Il                   SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1896
Sep 25 -Gilmore seconded
Tommy White vs. George Dixon in New York, NY
Dec 19 Jack Hanley                Toronto, Ont, Canada             LT  4
          -Some sources report "LT 5"

1897
Oct 15
Frank Garrard              Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Nov  1
Frank Garrard              Chicago, Il                      EX  3

1898
Aug 15 Jack Moffatt               Chicago, Il                      EX  3

1899
Dec 11 Harry Gilmore Jr           Chicago, Il                      EX  


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

1884
       Dave Fitzgerald                                              L  

1912
May  1 George "Kid" Lavigne       Windsor, Ontario, Canada        SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known


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