Dave Holly

BORN   March 2 1881; Westchester, Pennsylvania
DIED July 25 1912; Camden, New Jersey (of blood poisoning - the result of a dog-bite)
WEIGHT 133-140 lbs
MANAGERS Doc Nolte, Billy McCarney

Holly was a quality fighter as a featherweight and as a lightweight; He fought the very best around and more than held his own

During his career, Holly defeated such men as Sam Langford, Joe Walcott, Rufus Turner, John Henry Johnson, Joe Handler, Billy Farren, Young Starr, Belfield Walcott, Tim Kearns and Steve Crosby

1900
Jan  1 Donkey King                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 27 Donkey King                Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Feb 19 George Hammond             Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
Feb 26 George Williams            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Apr  1 Tody Banks                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 20 Donkey King                Allentown, Pa                    TK  6
May  5 Ollie Butler               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
May 14 Jack Williams              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  5
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
May 19 Jack Ramsey                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
May 26 Ollie Butler               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Jun  9 Jimmy Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 18 Jack Sharp                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 25 Jack Sharp                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Sep 10 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "Art Buckley"
Sep 15 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                 WF  4
Sep 24 Harry Perry                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  1
Oct  5 Frank Henry                Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  2
          -Some sources report "Frank Bryant";
          Some sources report "ND 6"
Oct  8 Charlie Leonard            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 22 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  5 Jimmy Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Nov 12 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1901
Dec 28 James McCarthy             Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3

1902
Jan 30 Bob O'Bryan                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
Feb  6 Kid Fitzgerald             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 14 Kid Fitzgerald             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 20 John Henry Johnson         Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  6
Feb 25 Kid Fitzgerald             Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Feb 27 George Krall               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  1 Bill Jackson               Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
Mar  6 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  7 Charley Mulhall            Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4 
Mar  8 Al Johnson                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Mar 13 George Krall               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  4
Mar 14 Jimmy Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 20 Joe Grim                   Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"
Mar 21 Tommy Wallace              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 22 Al Johnson                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 25 Joe Reed                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 27 Frank Martin               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Apr  1 Fred McFadden              Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
Apr  7 Howard Wilson              Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  4
          -Some sources report "ND 6"?
Apr 19 Jack Kelly                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Apr 22 Jack Hanlon                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
May  1 Al Johnson                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
May  5 Eugene Spencer             Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  3
          -Holly received a broken ankle
Jul 10 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 31 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 21 Joe Handler                Bordertown, NJ                   WF  5
          -Handler quit after claiming foul
Sep 16 Jimmy Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  7
Sep 18 Vernon Campbell            Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Oct 14 Joe Gans                   Lancaster, Pa                    ND 10
Oct 30 Danny Duane                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 19 Jim Heyward                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  1
Nov 29 Jack Hopkins               Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
Dec  6 Harry Berger               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  4
Dec 14 Danny Dunn                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This man was not the "Danny Dunn";
          He used Dunn's name
Dec 30 Jimmy Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  6

1903
Jan  8 Lew Dockstader             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 10 Joe Handler                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Jan 15 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 12 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  4 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  5 Kid Terrill                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  9 Kid Terrill                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 25 Kid Wilson                 Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Jun  4 Bobby Thompson             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  6 Ed Smith                   Chester, Pa                      ND  6
          -Some sources report 6/08/03
Jun 11 Kid Wilson                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources name this man "Jack Sullivan"
Jun 13 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 15 Sam Bolen                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 19 Fred Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 22 Sam Bolen                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 21 Billy Farren               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  6
Aug  6 Billy Farren               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 8/07/03
Sep  3 William "Spike" Sullivan   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 10 William "Spike" Sullivan   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  1 Young Starr                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
Oct  9 Sam Bolen                  Lancaster, Pa                    KO  6
          -Some sources report "KO 4"
Oct 23 Joe Gans                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 21 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  7 Joe Gans                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 30 Belfield Walcott           Boston, Ma                        W 12

1904
Jan  7 Tim Kearns                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
Feb 22 Ed Smith                   Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Feb 25 Kid Wilson                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 17 Steve Crosby               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 29 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 11 Sam Langford               Cambridge, Ma                     W 10
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Apr 29 Jewey Cooke                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  5 Ed Smith                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 26 Jack Bennett               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  2 Kid Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  6 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 27 Joe Gans                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 15 Charlie Sieger             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 26 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 27 Fred Douglas               Philadelphia, Pa                 LF  1
Sep 10 Joe Walcott                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 30 Sam Langford               Baltimore, Md                     D 15
Oct 15 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  4 Sam Langford               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 25 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 17 George Cole                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 28 Rufe Turner               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1905
Jan 20 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 13 Sam Langford               Salem, Ma                         D 15
Mar 29 Kid Wilson                 Wilmington, De                   ND  6
          -Some sources report 3/30/05
Apr  6 Kid Wilson                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 29 Steve Crosby               Reading, Pa                      KO  2
Nov 30 Cub White                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1906
Jan 10 Fred Blackburn             Wilmington, De                    L  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Jan 17 George Walker              Brooklyn, NY                     KO  3
Jan 25 Joe Walcott                New York, NY                     WF  3
          -Some sources report "NC 2"
Jan 30 Sam Bolen                  Brooklyn, NY                     ND  3
          -Some sources report "New York, NY";
          Some sources report "ND 6"
Mar  7 Fred Blackburn             Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
May 31 Kid Wilson                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 21 Rufus "Rufe" Turner        Seattle, Wa                       W 20
Jul 23 Joe Gans                   Seattle, Wa                       L 20
Oct 11 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct    George Gunther                                              LK  4
Nov  1 George Gunther             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1907
Apr 12 Joe Gaines                 Cambridge, Ma                    KO  2
          -Some sources report 4/11/07
May 28 Sailor Burke               Bridgeport, Ct                   LT  3
          -Police intervened;
          Some sources report "L 3"

1908
Nov 19 Jack Robinson              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1910
Jan 13 Jeff Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3
Mar  3 Frank Hunter               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr    Sammy Harris               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 10 Hayward Briggs             Chelsea, Ma                       L  8
          -Some sources report "L 9"
   
   
*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***
        
1901-1902
       Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                  D  6

1904
       Joe Grim                                                     L  6

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