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Jack Havlin

BORN   September 1859; Boston, Massachusetts
DIED February 7 1906; Boston, Massachusetts (Some sources report February 6 1906)
HEIGHT 5-2 1/2
WEIGHT 116-122 lbs

Havlin was a scrapper and had a good reputation as a fighter; He won the Police Gazette Featherweight Championship during his career

Some data is contradictory; If anyone comes across conclusive data, please contact Tracy Callis

1884
Mar 17 Dexter Kelly               Boston, Ma                        D  6
Apr 22 Marcellus Baker            Boston, Ma                        D  6
Jun 16 Jack Williams              Boston, Ma                        W  6
Jul    Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                        D  3
Aug 13 Frank White                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Aug 25 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec  1 Marcellus Baker            Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"

1885
May 22 Henry McGlone              Boston, Ma                       EX  3
       Tug Collins                Boston, Ma                        D  6

1886
Apr 13 Henry McGlone              Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Apr  7 Fitzsimmons                Providence, RI                   EX   
          -Perhaps, his man was "Jim Fitzsimmons"
May 28 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                        L  4
          -Havlin retired from boxing (only to return later)

1887
May 31 Jack Williams              Boston, Ma                        D  7
Jul 20 Isaac "Ike" O'Neil Weir    near Westerly, RI                 D 61
          -This bout was held just across the Connecticut border;
            Reports vary - "Pawtucket, RI" - "Warwick, RI";
            Some sources report 7/21/87
Sep  5 an unnamed opponent        Woburn, Ma                       EX   
       Billy Frazier                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 15 Jimmy Hurst                Boston, Ma                       EX   
Dec 15 Jack Williams              Boston, Ma                        L  7   
Dec 19 Frank Steele               Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec 28 Johnny Murphy              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1888
Jan 23 Frank Steele               Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"; Some sources report 1/21/88;
           This was a bloody bout
Feb  3 Frank Steele               Woburn, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar  1 Jack Farrell               New York, NY                     KO  7
          -Police Gazette Featherweight Championship;
           Farrell had Havlin beaten until a "last gasp" blow
           won it for Havlin; Some sources report "Jersey City, NJ"
Mar 28 Isaac "Ike" O'Neil Weir    Boston, Ma                        D  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Mar 29 Frank Steele               Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 13 Frank Steele               Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 27 Charles Collins            East Boston, Ma                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May  8 Tommy Danforth             Boston, Ma                        D 18
Aug  2 Frank Murphy               near Peekskill, NY                D 42
          -J. Collins was the referee for Havlin; Ed Holske was the referee
           for Murphy; Murphy scored first blood in round three; Havlin
           scored first knockdown in round five; The men were apparently
           too weak to continue after round forty-nine;
           Some sources report "D 49"
Nov 27 Tommy Warren               San Francisco, Ca                LK 25

1889
Mar    Frank Steele               Cambridge, Ma                    ND   
Apr 20 Frank Steele               Peabody, Ma                      EX   
Apr 30 Johnny T. Griffin          Brockton, Ma                     ND  3
May 23 Frank Steele               Cambridge, Ma                    EX   
          -Some sources report "ND"
May 31 Johnny T. Griffin          Boston, Ma                       LT  4
          -Griffin was seconded by Tom Hyams and Jimmy Connelly;
           Havlin was seconded by Young Mitchell and Tom O'Rourke;
           Griffin knocked down Havlin three times; The bout started
           off cautiously in round one which ended with fierce fighting;
           Griffin had the advantage; In round two, Griffin gained first
           blood and first knockdown; He downed Havlin a second time in
           this round; Round three found Havlin weak and Griffin scoring
           three blows to one; In round four, Griffin downed Havlin with
           blows to the ribs and then the neck; Havlin retired at this point;
           Two ounce gloves were used
Dec  5 -Havlin seconded Mike Daly vs Jack McAuliffe in Boston, Ma

1890
Feb  8 Mike Daly                  Rockland, Me                     EX  6
          -Some sources report "LK 6"

1891
Mar  5 Barney Hubbard             Boston, Ma                       EX  3

1892
Feb  9 Barney Hubbard             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Aug    -Havlin was training George Dixon at Biloxi, Ms

1894
Apr  9 L.J. "Young" Heenan        Boston, Ma                       LT  8
*** Most Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

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