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Paddy Gorman

BORN Fought out of Australia (Some sources reported Gorman born in Ireland)
WEIGHT 135-150 lbs
1886
Aug 21 Bill Burgess                Sydney, NSW, Australia            ND  4
Aug 25 Billy McCarthy              Sydney, NSW, Australia            ND  4
Sep 18 Young McKenna               Sydney, NSW, Australia            ND  4
Oct  2 "Australian" Billy Smith    Sydney, NSW, Australia            ND  4
Oct  9 "Australian" Billy Smith    Sydney, NSW, Australia            ND  4
Dec  4 "Australian" Billy Smith    Sydney, NSW, Australia            ND  4

1887
May 23 Gray                        Brisbane, Que, Australia          LK  6
Jul  9 Bill Burgess                Sydney, NSW, Australia            KO  3
Jul 16 Pat Carroll                 Sydney, NSW, Australia            ND  4
Aug  6 George Seale                Sydney, NSW, Australia            ND  4
Aug 13 Dowling                     Sydney, NSW, Australia            KO  3
Aug 20 Jim Fogarty                 Sydney, NSW, Australia             W  4
Aug 27 Bill Burgess                Sydney, NSW, Australia            TK 12
Sep 17 Billy McCarthy              Sydney, NSW, Australia             D 20

1888
Jan  7 Frank "Paddy" Slavin        Sydney, NSW, Australia            LK  2
Apr 17 "Australian" Billy Smith    Sydney, NSW, Australia            ND  4
Jul 24 Frank Allen                 San Francisco, Ca                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
           Allen injured a hand during training
Jul 23 Tom Cleary                  San Francisco, Ca                 KO  9
          -This bout was not held during 1886;
           Some sources report 7/24/1888;
           Some sources report "W 6"
Dec  5 Young Mitchell              San Francisco, Ca                 LK 27
          -Welterweight Championship of the Pacific Coast

1889
Jan 15 "Sailor" Charles Brown      San Francisco, Ca                  W  4
Mar 29 -Gorman seconded Tom Meadows vs Paddy Duffy in San Francisco, Ca
Apr 23 Billy Mahan                 Alameda, Ca                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 22 -Gorman seconded Joe McAuliffe vs Tom Lees in San Francisco, Ca
Jun 10 Tom Ward                    San Francisco, Ca                 EX   
Jul 30 -Gorman seconded Billy Murphy vs Frank Murphy in San Francisco, Ca
Aug 14 Charles Turner              San Francisco, Ca                 LK  8
       -Some sources report 8/17/89
Aug 27 -Gorman seconded George LaBlanche vs "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey
           in San Francisco, Ca
Sep 24 -Gorman seconded Tommy Warren vs Frank Murphy in San Francisco, Ca
Oct 16 -Gorman seconded Charles Turner vs Billy Hennessey in San Francisco, Ca;
           Some sources report 10/17/89

1890
Jan 13 -Gorman seconded "Torpedo" Billy Murphy vs Ike Weir in San Francisco, Ca
Feb 18 -Gorman seconded Billy MCCarthy vs "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey in
           San Francisco, Ca
Apr  4 Billy Lynn                  Portland, Or                      KO  3
May  2 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Seattle, Wa                       EX  4
May 27 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Dalles, Or                        EX  3
Jun  7 -Gorman appeared in Boise City, Id along with "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey
           and Dave Campbell
Jun 11 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Butte, Mt                         EX  3
Jun 13 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Butte, Mt                         EX  3
Jun 16 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Anaconda, Mt                      EX  3
Jun 20 Frank Fitzgerald            Salt Lake City, Ut               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 20 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Salt Lake City, Ut                EX  3
Jun 21 Mike Brennan                Salt Lake City, Ut                EX   
Jun 21 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Salt Lake City, Ut                EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jun 27 Jack Davis                  Aspen, Co                         EX   
Jun 27 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Aspen, Co                         EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul  2 -Gorman was scheduled to appear in Hutchinson, Ks
Jul  4 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    St. Louis, Mo                     EX   
Jul 31 Tom McCarty                 Bradford, Pa                      EX   
Jul 31 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Bradford, Pa                      EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug  4 Dave Campbell               Syracuse, NY                      EX  3
Aug  4 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey    Syracuse, NY                      EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 25 Mike Brennan                Brooklyn, NY                      EX  3
Sep 12 -Gorman seconded "Woburn" Tom McCarthy vs Mike Brennan in Hoboken, NJ

1891
Feb  2 Mike Leary                  Jersey City, NJ                    D  6
          -Police intervened; Some sources report "D 5"
Aug    Arthur Upham                San Francisco, Ca                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 26 Black Pearl (Harris Martin) San Francisco, Ca                 LK  4

1892
Mar 19 Jack Langdon                Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1893
Apr 29 Billy McCarthy              New York, Ca                       L  4
May  6 Snowy Gibson                Melbourne, Vic, Australia         TK  6
Sep  5 Arthur Walker               Newark, NJ                         W  3

1895
Apr  9 Joe Ellingsworth            New York, NY                      ND  6
Sep 30 Billy McMillan              Washington, DC                    NC  7

1897
May 10 Tommy Ryan                  Rochester, NY                     LT  3

1898
Jun 11 Tom Williams                Brooklyn, NY                      LK  4

1899
Feb 23 "Australian" Billy Edwards  Yonkers, NY                       LT  6
Aug 11 Danny McMahon               Chicago, Il                       LT  3

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

1888
       Bill Thompson                                                  W   

1890-1891
       Pete McCoy                  Providence, RI                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled

1896
       Tom Mack (of Bridgeport, Ct)                                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1898-1899
       Jim Watts                  New York, NY                        D  4

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