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Jim Hall
(Montague James Furlong)

BORN   July 22 1868; Murnbyee, New South Wales, Australia (lived in Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
DIED March 14 1913; near Stevens Point, Wisconsin
HEIGHT 6-0 1/2
WEIGHT 158-170 lbs
Hall was a talented boxer who worked well by keeping his opponents off-balance; He was quick, crafty and game - and had a fair punch which seemed much stiffer due to the vulnerable and awkward boxing techniques used by many of his foes

Jim was slight of build but highly skilled and able to match up with much larger and stronger men quite successfully; He was never much bigger than a middleweight-light heavyweight but fought anyone, regardless of their weight

During his career, Hall defeated such men as Bob Fitzsimmons, Frank "Paddy" Slavin, Jim Fogarty, Starlight (Edward Rollins), Jack Slavin, Herbert Goddard, Peter Boland, James "Tut" Ryan, Alec Greggains, Mike Boden and Ted Pritchard
1886
Mar  6 George Seale                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Oct 27 Mick Dooley                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                  D  4
Nov  4 Sam Patterson               Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  3
Nov  6 Jack Molloy                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Nov 13 Loughlan                    Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W  4
Dec  4 Sam Patterson               Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  3
Dec 11 Tom Meadows                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                  D  4

1887
Apr  2 Jack Molloy                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
May 21 an unnamed opponent         Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
May 28 Bob Fitzsimmons             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4 
Aug  6 Bill Williams               Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Sep 24 Bill Burgess                Melbourne, Vic, Aus              ND  4
Oct 17 Jim Fogarty                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO 20 
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia

1888
Mar 31 Jack Molloy                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  6
Nov 10 Bob Fitzsimmons             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Nov 24 Bob Fitzsimmons             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4

1889
Jan  3 Dan Creedon                 Melbourne, Vic, Aus               D  8
          -Creedon lasted and claimed a "draw";
           Some sources report 1/07/90
Jan 19 Bob Fitzsimmons             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK  5
Mar 10 George White                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  7
          -Some sources report "W" in 1886
May  8 Starlight (Edward Rollins)  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO 20
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia;
           Some sources report "KO 22" on 6/08/89;
           Some sources report "KO 25";
           Police intervened
Jul  5 Starlight (Edward Rollins)  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  5
          -Some sources report "KO 21" on 6/24/89;
           Some sources report 7/10/89
Jul  6 Jack Slavin                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO 10
          -Some sources report 9/05/89
Jul 20 Jack Molloy                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  6
Jul 29 Mick Dooley                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Aug 10 Jim Nolan                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W  7
          -Some sources report "D 7"
Aug 24 Herbert Goddard             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  4
          -Some sources report "Joe Goddard"
           Some sources report "W 4";
           Some sources report "KO 5";
Sep  4 Jim Burge                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10";
           Some sources report 9/14/89
Sep  7 Page                        Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Oct 12 Jim Fogarty                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 15
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia;
           Some sources report "D 15"
Oct 26 Jack Molloy                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Oct 30 Jim Nolan                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                  D  7
Nov  2 Herbert Goddard             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  3
Nov 23 Herbert Goddard             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  3
Dec  5 Eddie Walsh                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  5
Dec 14 Pablo Frank                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  4
          -This man was "Pablo Franques"
Dec 21 Tom Taylor                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4

1890
Jan  4 Pat Kieley                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Jan 18 Peter Boland                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 WF 16
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia;
           Some sources report "W 16"
Jan 24 Tom Taylor                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Feb 10 Sully Day                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  1
Feb 12 Bob Fitzsimmons             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 TK  4
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia;
           Some sources report 2/11/90;
           Some sources report this bout was "pre-arranged"
Mar 22 Billy Burgess               Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Apr 11 Eddie Walsh                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  6
          -Middleweight Championship of New South Wales;
           Some sources report Middleweight Championship
           of Australia
Jun  7 Pat Kieley                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Aug 25 Owen Sullivan               Broken Hill, NSW, Aus            LK 11
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia
Sep 18 Peter Boland                Adelaide, SA, Aus                ND  4
Oct    James "Tut" Ryan            Melbourne, Vic, Aus              KO  5
          -Some sources report "W 5"
Oct 13 Harry "Dummy" Mace          Melbourne, Vic, Aus              KO  5
          -Some sources report "WF 5"
Oct 25 Peter Boland                Melbourne, Vic, Aus               L  8
          -Boland lasted and claimed "W"
Nov  4 Dan Creedon                 Melbourne, Vic, Aus               L  8
Nov 29 Herbert Goddard             Melbourne, Vic, Aus              KO  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Dec 13 Starlight (Edward Rollins)  Melbourne, Vic, Aus              TK  5
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia

1891
Jan 18 Billy McCarthy              Melbourne, Vic, Aus              LF  8
          -Some sources report Middleweight Championship
           of Australia; Some sources report 1/20/91;
           Some sources report "L 8"
Jan 21 -Hall left for America aboard the ship "Alameda"
Feb 17 Alec Greggains              San Francisco, Ca                KO  1
Apr 27 Billy Woods                 Chicago, Il                      EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Apr 27 Abe Cougle                  Chicago, Il                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Cougle was not able to meet Hall after
          being stopped by Bob Fitzsimmons;
          The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same date
Apr 29 Billy Woods                 Cleveland, Oh                    EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Jul 22 Bob Fitzsimmons             Minneapolis, Mn                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Authorities prevented it
Aug  5 Jim Corbett                 Chicago, Il                      EX  4
          -Some sources report 8/15/91
Sep 24 James Burns                 Detroit, Mi                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 28 Tommy Ryan                  Chicago, Il                      EX  5
          -Some sources report "ND 5"
Oct    Charles Turner                                                L  3
Oct 17 Jack Riffle                 Dayton, Oh                       KO  4
Oct 18 Henry Baker                 Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Oct 19 Henry Baker                 Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Oct 20 Tim O'Hearn                 Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Oct 21 Link Smith                  Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Oct 22 Mike Boden                  Chicago, Il                      EX  3
          -Two-minute rounds were used; Some sources report "ND 3"
Oct 23 Dan Kalb                    Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Oct 24 Paddy Brennan               Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Oct 25 Henry Baker                 Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Oct 25 Frank Howson                Chicago, Il                      EX  3
          -Some sources report "KO 2" on 10/23/91;
           The previous 2 bouts were reportedly held on the same date
Dec    "Brooklyn" Jimmy Carroll    San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled; 
           Hall was ill
Dec 18 Joe Tansey                  Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  6
Dec 19 Bob Ferguson                Chicago, Il                      TK  4
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
Dec 29 Fisk                        Dubuque, Ia                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Fisk left town; Perhaps, this was "Al Fish"
Dec 29 Con Doyle                   Dubuque, Ia                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 29 Owen Marley                 Dubuque, Ia                       W  4
          -Some sources report "KO 4"

1892
Jan 14 Joe Tansey                  Oshkosh, Wi                       W  4
Feb  1 Mike Boden                  Chicago, Il                      TK  4
          -Reports vary - "W 4" - "L 4"
Feb  1 Al Fish                     Chicago, Il                      KO  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 29 Joe Choynski                Detroit, Mi                      EX  4
Apr  2 Joe Choynski                Chicago, Il                      EX   
Apr  3 Jack King                   Chicago, Il                      KO  4
Apr  4 Jim Glynn                   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Glynn cancelled; Jack Flood substituted
Apr  4 Jack Flood                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Apr  6 Jack Houghey                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Apr  6 Jack Houghey                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
           Hall knocked Haughey out;
           Then, they sparred two rounds
Apr  9 Mike White                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Apr 11 Joe Choynski                New York, NY                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Apr 13 Joe Choynski                New York, NY                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Apr    -Hall and Choynski sparred often in New York during April
Apr 18 Chris Cornell               New York, NY                     KO  1
Apr 20 an unnamed opponent         New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but was not held
Apr 22 Jerry Slattery              New York, NY                     KO  2
Apr 23 Billy Leedom                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May  2 Billy Leedom                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Leedom said the bout was announced 
           without his consent
May  3 Frank Craig                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 23 -Hall and Joe Choynski gave boxing exhibitions
           in London, Eng during May 23-29
May 25 Kit Mahoney                 London, Eng                      KO  4
May 28 Albert Pierce               London, Eng                      KO  2
Aug 20 Ted Pritchard               Brighton, Eng                    KO  4
          -160 lbs Championship of the World
           (as recognized by England); Some sources report 
           8/22/92; Some sources report "London, England"
Sep 12 Ted Pritchard               London, Eng                      EX  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Dec 17 Alec Greggains              New York, NY                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"

1893
Mar  8 Bob Fitzsimmons             New Orleans, La                  LK  4
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           Some sources report 3/04/91
May 29 Frank "Paddy" Slavin        London, Eng                      KO  7
Jun 13 Ted Pritchard               London, Eng                      KO  3
Sep 29 Charlie Mitchell            Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3 
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Oct  4 Charlie Mitchell            Chicago, Il                      EX  3 
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Oct    Charlie Mitchell            Pittsburgh, Pa                  SCH   
          -Hall and Mitchell were to spar during
           the week of Oct 16-20 1893; The outcomes
           are not known
Nov 1  George Godfrey              Boston, Ma                       EX   
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Nov    -Hall was scheduled to travel with the Power
           and Edwards Theatrical Company and spar with
           Charlie Mitchell and Steve O'Donnell
Dec    Billy Woods                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec    Charlie Mitchell            Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1894
Jan 30 Steve O'Donnell             Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 31 Steve O'Donnell             Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb  1 Steve O'Donnell             Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 11 Steve O'Donnell             Pittsburgh, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 12 Steve O'Donnell             Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -The men were scheduled to spar all week;
           Outcomes are not known
Feb 19 Steve O'Donnell             Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Hall was ill
Mar  2 Frank Herald                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
May    Pat McHugh                  Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
Jun 23 Steve O'Donnell             Chicago, Il                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Oct  1 Joe Choynski                Chicago, Il                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 15 Henry Baker                 Chicago, Il                      EX  4
          -Baker lasted and claimed a "win"
           Some sources report 11/16/94
Nov 15 Billy Woods                 Chicago, Il                      EX  4
          -Woods lasted and claimed a "win";
           The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov    Tommy Ryan                  Detroit, Mi                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Authorities prevented it

1895
Feb 22 Peter Maher                 Boston, Ma                        D  6

1896
Jan 20 Joe Choynski                Maspeth, NY                      LK 13

1897
Apr 12 Ed Dunkhorst                Syracuse, NY                      D   
          -Some sources report "D 15" on 4/13/97
Oct 18 Charles "Kid" McCoy         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
          -This bout was an "obvious" fake; 
           The referee stopped it;
           Some sources report "NC 4"
Dec  9 Frank "Paddy" Slavin        Quebec City, Que, Can            KO  7

1898
Sep 27 "Woburn" Tom McCarthy       Houston, Tx                       D 10
          -Some sources report "Galveston, Tx"

1899
Mar  8 Charles Lawler              Memphis, Tn                      TK 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Sep 25 Joe Choynski                Louisville, Ky                   LK  7
          -Some sources report "LK 3"

1900
Jan 29 Tommy Dixon                 Murphysboro, Il                   D 20
May  8 Jim Scanlan                 Chicago, Il                       W  6


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

1890
Feb 10 Bob Fitzsimmons             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK  1
          -Some sources report 2/10/89

1891-1892
       Mick Dunn                                                     D  6

1892
       Ted Pritchard               Brighton, Eng                     D  6
       Con Sullivan                                                  W   


*** Some Data Was Provided By Matt Donnellon ***

*** Some Data Was Provided By Dan Anderson ***
*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko
***

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