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"Professor" Charles Hadley

BORN   September 10 1846; Nashville, Tennessee
(Fought out of Bridgeport, Connecticut)
HEIGHT 5-9 (Some sources report 5-10 1/2)
WEIGHT 160-174 lbs

Hadley won several bouts with bare-knuckles and was a clever fighter with gloves; He met all-comers at Harry Hill's in New York for two years and was unbeaten

1869
Oct 14 Ed Harricks                 Bridgeport, Ct                  KO 29
1879
May 18 J.H. Brown                  Waterbury, Ct                   KO 63
       George Godfrey              New York, NY                     D  6
          -Some sources report 1882

1881
Jan 14 Morris Grant                New York, NY                     W  3
May 17 Professor Anderson          Bridgeport, Ct                  KO 18
Jun  3 J.H. Brown                  Bridgeport, Ct                  KO  3
Dec    Morris Grant                New York, NY                     W  3

1882
Jan 14 Morris Grant                New York, NY                     W  3
Jan 18 Morris Grant                New York, NY                     D  4
          -Some sources report "W 1"
Jan 26 George Godfrey              New York, NY                     D  4
Mar  9 Morris Grant                New York, NY                     D  4
Mar    Tom Sweeney                 Birmingham, Ct                  EX   
Mar 27 Ed McCarthy                 New York, NY                    EX   
Mar 28 George Cooley               Jersey City, NJ                 EX   
Apr  6 Morris Grant                New York, NY                    KO  2
Apr 26 Morris Grant                New York, NY                    KO  2
May  4 Morris Grant                New York, NY                    ND  4
Jun 20 Morris Grant                New York, NY                     L  4
Jul 26 Frank Johnson               New York, NY                     W  4
Aug 21 Emmett Brennan              Bridgeport, Ct                  EX   
Nov  7 Morris Grant                New York, NY                     W   
Dec  7 Morris Grant                New York, NY                    TK  3
          -Fox Colored Heavyweight Championship
Dec    Morris Grant                New York, NY                    KO  1

1883
Jan 10 Black Diamond (Harry Woodson) New York, NY                  KO  2
          -Perhaps, this is the same as the 1/25/1883 bout
Jan 18 George Godfrey              New York, NY                     D  6
Jan 25 James Woodside              New York, NY                    TK  3
          -Colored Championship of America;
           Perhaps, this is the same as the 1/10/1883 bout
Feb  7 Black Diamond (Harry Woodson) New York, NY                   L  3
Feb 22 George Godfrey              Boston, Ma                      LT  6
          -Godfrey claimed the Colored Heavyweight Championship
          of the World; John L. Sullivan was the referee; 
          Some sources report "L 6" on 2/23/83
Apr 20 Billy Wilson                Boston, Ma                      EX   
       Black Diamond (Harry Woodson) New York, NY                   W   
          -Colored Heavyweight Championship of the World
May 18 C.A.C. Smith                Boston, Ma                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct  5 Carroll                     London, Ont, Can                EX   
Dec  8 Morris Grant                New York, NY                     W   
Dec    C.A.C. Smith                East Saginaw, Mi                EX   

1884
Feb  2 C.A.C. Smith                East Saginaw, Mi                LF  2
Mar 10 -Hadley seconded C.A.C. Smith vs Mervine Thompson in Clevleand, Oh
Mar 14 Jack Keefe                  Cleveland, Oh                    W  5
Jun 30 Pete McCoy                  New York, NY                    EX   
Nov  2 -Hadley refereed the John Kelly vs W.H. Johnson bout near Milwaukee, Wi
Dec 23 Billy Wilson                Winnipeg, Man, Canada           LK  4

1885
Mar 21 Billy Wilson                St. Paul, Mn                    LK  3
Jul 19 Mervine Thompson            St. Paul, Mn                    WF  5

1886
Mar  6 Peter Follett               St. Paul, Mn                    TK  3
Apr  1 Barney Smith                Duluth, Mn                       L  4
Jun  6 Ed R. Moehler               Waseca, Mn                      KO 14
Aug 31 Black Frank (Frank Taylor)  St. Paul, Mn                    EX  3

1887
Feb  7 Black Pearl (Harris Martin) St. Paul, Mn                    EX  3
Mar 25 Black Pearl (Harris Martin) Minneapolis, Mn                  L  8
Apr 15 Black Pearl (Harris Martin) St. Paul, Mn                    ND  8
          -Black Pearl lasted and claimed a win;
          Some sources report "L 8"

1888
Feb    the "Strong Boy"            Donaldson, La                   KO  3
Aug 10 Black Pearl (Harris Martin) Minneapolis, Mn                  D  8

1891
Feb 17 Billy James                 Amesbury, Ma                    EX  4
       Charles Cleason                                             LK  1
          -Perhaps, this man was "Charles Gleason"
       Tom Cleary                  Albany, NY                       D   
       Tom Cleary                  Amsterdam, NY                   ND   
          -Police intervened


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*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***

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