Alec Greggains
(Alexander Gregganis)

BORN   August 15 1866; San Francisco, California
DIED 1934
HEIGHT 6-0 1/4
WEIGHT 152-165 lbs
MANAGER Hoyle Hodgkins
BACKER Warren Lewis

Greggains was a talented and "heady" middleweight boxer; He was Amateur Middleweight Champion of the West Coast and Amateur Middleweight Champion of the Pacific Coast during 1888-1889; He later became a sparring partner of Jim Hall; Alec had a brother, Mike, who boxed

During his career, he defeated such men as George LaBlanche, Billy McCarthy, Charles Turner, Andy Breslin, Billy Keneally and Jack Langdon

Greggains went on to become a promoter in his hometown of San Francisco; He has been credited with being the originator of boxing cards featuring four-round bouts

*** SOME AMATEUR BOUTS ***

1888
       Ed Collins                                                  KO  1
       John Thompson                                               KO  2
       Andy Breslin               San Francisco, Ca                 W  3
          -Amateur Middleweight Championship of the West Coast
       H. Rice                                                      W  3
       John Sullivan                                                W  3
       Dave Mack                                                   TK  1
          -Some sources report "W 1"
       R. Sheppard                                                 TK  7
          -Some sources report "W 7"
       Pat O'Sullivan             San Jose, Ca                      W  4

1889
Jan 18 Billy Keneally             San Francisco, Ca                TK  5
          -Amateur Middleweight Championship of the Pacific Coast;
           Some sources report "W 5"
Sep 18 V.P. White                 San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
          -Amateur Middleweight Championship of America
       Jim Webster                San Francisco, Ca                 W  3
       Joe Sullivan               San Francisco, Ca                TK  1
          -Some sources report "W 1"

*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

1891
Feb 17 Jim Hall                   San Francisco, Ca                LK  1

          -Greggains became Hall's sparring partner
           when on tour; Greggains met all-comers
           while traveling with Hall

Apr 13 Ed Lynch                   San Francisco, Ca                 W  3
May 27 Charles Turner             San Francisco, Ca                TK  4
          -Police intervened
Jul 21 Billy McCarthy             San Francisco, Ca                TK 26
          -Some sources report "TK 6"
Dec 14 George LaBlanche           San Francisco, Ca                TK 18
          -Police intervened; 
           Some sources report "Salt Lake City, Ut";
           Some report 12/12/91; Reports vary - 
           "W 3" - "W 14" - "TK 14" -"W 18" 

1892
Feb    Bob Fitzsimmons            Bay St. Louis, Ms                EX   
Feb 28 Bob Fitzsimmons            Bay St. Louis, Ms                EX  4
Feb 29 Bob Fitzsimmons            Bay St. Louis, Ms                EX   
Mar 10 Bob Fitzsimmons            New Orleans, La                  EX   
May 13 Tom Breslin                San Francisco, Ca                EX  3
Aug 30 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  San Francisco, Ca                 D 50
       Ed Binney                  Coney Island, NY                 NC   
          -Some sources report Aug 1892
Nov    -Greggains challenged any middleweight in the world to a match
Nov 28 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  Brooklyn, NY                      D 80
          -Some sources report "San Francisco, Ca"
Dec 17 Jim Hall                   New York, NY                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"

1893
Jan    Cuban Wonder               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3
Jan  9 Jimmy Clark                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 11 Jack Glynn                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3
          -Some sources report "W 2";
           Some sources report "TK 2"
Jan    Jack Langdon               Philadelphia, Pa                  W  3
Jan    Jack Houghey               Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Jan 14 Joe Butler                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
          -The previous 6 bouts were held or scheduled during Jan 3-14 1893
Jan 16 -Greggains refereed the Jimmy Dime-Billy Frazier bout in Fonda, NY
Aug 14 Dan Creedon                Roby, In                         LK 15
Nov    -Greggains was scheduled to spar at Lynn, Ma
Dec    George Godfrey             Providence, RI                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1894
Feb    Dick Moore                 Providence, RI                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr  1 Dan Bayliff                Lima, Oh                        SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1895
Dec 27 Joe King                   San Francisco, Ca                EX   

1896
Mar 12 Tom Sharkey                San Francisco, Ca                 D  8

1897
Apr 14 Jack Stelzner              San Francisco, Ca                 D 20
          -Some sources report 8/15/97
Jun 17 Steve O'Donnell            San Francisco, Ca                LK  8
Aug 11 -Greggains refereed the Henry Baker-Tom Ball bout
          at San Francisco, Ca

1899
Jul  6 Jim Jeffries               San Francisco, Ca                EX  3
Nov 15 Jack Root                  San Francisco, Ca                LK  6
          -Some sources report "LK 7"

1901
Apr 20 -Greggains refereed all bouts on the card at Sacramento, Ca
Sep 16 George Gardner             San Francisco, Ca                EX   

1903
Mar 31 -Greggains seconded Young Corbett II vs. Terry McGovern
          at San Francisco, Ca

1904
Apr 29 -Greggains promoted the Joe Walcott-Dixie Kid Welterweight
          Championship bout in San Francisco, Ca

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

1888
       Mike Conley                                                 TK  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"

1892
       Tom Anderson                                               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1893
       John Smith                                                   W  3
       John Miller                                                  W  4
*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

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