Johnny Kilbane
(John Patrick Kilbane)

BORN April 18 1889; Cleveland, Ohio
DIED May 31 1957; Cleveland, Ohio
HEIGHT 5-5
WEIGHT 122-126 lbs
MANAGER Jimmy Dunn
RECORD 51-4-7 (25 KO, 78 ND, 2 NC)
Kilbane was a clever, scientific boxer who did not hit with power but had plenty of ring "savvy"; He held the Featherweight Championship for 11 years; After he retired from boxing, Kilbane refereed boxing contests, operated a gym, served in the Ohio State Legislature and worked as the Clerk of the Cleveland Municipal Court

Nat Fleischer ranked Kilbane as the #5 All-Time Featherweight; Both Charley Rose and Herb Goldman ranked him as the #7 All-Time Featherweight; Kilbane was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1960 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1995

1907
Dec  2 Tom Mangan                 Cleveland, Oh                     W  3
Dec 18 Tommy Burns                Cleveland, Oh                     W  3
Dec 25 Kid Campbell               Cleveland, Oh                    KO  6

1908
Jan  1 Tommy Kilbane              Lorain, Oh                        W  3
Feb 10 Tommy Kilbane              Cleveland, Oh                     D  4
Mar  1 Paul Koehler               Cleveland, Oh                     W  6
Mar 16 Herman Zahnizer            New Castle, Pa                   KO  9
Apr 13 Tommy Lynch                New Castle, Pa                   ND 10
May 22 Paul Koehler               Cleveland, Oh                     W  6
May 30 Battling Terry             New Castle, Pa                   ND 10
Jun  5 Milburn "Young" Saylor     Dayton, Oh                        W 10
Nov 25 Tommy Kilbane              Cleveland, Oh                     W 25
Dec  3 Clyde LeMaster             Cleveland, Oh                     W 10
Dec 12 Joe Grim                   Youngstown, Oh                   ND 10

1909
Jan 15 Jack White                 Dayton, Oh                        D 10
Feb  4 Johnny Whittaker           Akron, Oh                        TK 11
Feb 18 Clyde LeMaster             Akron, Oh                         W  8
Mar 29 Biz Mackey                 Akron, Oh                        WF  5
May  7 Mike Bartley               Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  5
Jun  1 Cloyce Yeager              Findlay, Oh                      ND 10
Jun 14 Jack White                 Akron, Oh                         D 12
Jun 30 Jess Gaffney               Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  4
Aug  9 Happy Davis                Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  2 Marty Heffron              Cleveland, Oh                     W  8
Dec 31 Tommy Kilbane              Canton, Oh                        W 15

1910
Feb  2 Jack White                 Windsor, Oh                      ND  8
Mar  3 Kid Tyler                  Cleveland, Oh                    KO  3
Mar 23 Biz Mackey                 Lorain, Oh                       NC  6
Mar 29 Bobby Tickle               Boston, Ma                        W 10
Apr 19 Al Delmont                 Boston, Ma                        W 10
Jul  4 Patsy Brannigan            Akron, Oh                        ND 12
Sep 29 Benny Kaufman              Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 22 Sam Langford               Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Oct 24 Abe Attell                 Kansas City, Mo                   L 10
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Nov 24 Benny Kaufman              Akron, Oh                        ND 12

1911
Jan  2 Patsy Brannigan            Canton, Oh                       ND 12
Jan  7 Tommy O'Toole              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 12 Gussie Wilson              Cleveland, Oh                     W 10
Jan 30 Abe Attell                 Cleveland, Oh                    NC  4
Feb 14 Jack White                 Columbus, Oh                      W 12
Feb 27 Tommy Bresnahan            Youngstown, Oh                   ND 10
Mar  8 Johnny Albanese            Cleveland, Oh                     W 10
Mar 16 Young Ghetto               Cleveland, Oh                     W 10
Mar 24 Monte Attell               Cleveland, Oh                     D 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
May  6 Joe Rivers                 Vernon, Ca                        L 20
May 30 Jimmy Walsh                Canton, Oh                       ND 12
Jul 15 Patsy Kline                Vernon, Ca                        W 20
Sep 15 Joe Rivers                 Vernon, Ca                       KO 16
Sep 30 Frankie Conley             Vernon, Ca                        W 20
Nov 29 Patsy Brannigan            Youngstown, Oh                   ND 10
Dec 23 Charley White              Cleveland, Oh                    ND 12

1912
Feb 22 Abe Attell                 Vernon, Ca                        W 20
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Apr  4 Cal Delaney                Cleveland, Oh                    EX  5
Apr 12 Eddie Gordon               Milwaukee, Wi                    EX  3
May 14 "Jersey" Frankie Burns     New York, NY                     ND 10
May 21 Jimmy Walsh                Boston, Ma                        D 12
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Jun  6 Tommy O'Toole              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul  4 Tommy Dixon                Cleveland, Oh                    ND 12
Sep  4 Johnny Dundee              New York, NY                     ND 10
Sep 11 Jack Moore                 Tiffin, Oh                        W 10
Sep 19 Eddie O'Keefe              New York, NY                     ND 10
Oct 14 Eddie O'Keefe              Cleveland, Oh                    ND 12
Oct 24 Johnny Albanese            Columbus, Oh                      W 10
Oct 29 Tommy Dugan                Johnstown, Pa                    KO  4
Dec  3 Monte Attell               Cleveland, Oh                    TK  9
          -Some sources report "TK 8"
Dec 19 Tommy Dixon                St. Louis, Mo                    ND  8

1913
Jan  1 Oliver Kirk                St. Louis, Mo                    KO  2
Feb  4 Young Driscoll             Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb 19 George Kirkwood            New York, NY                     KO  6
Apr 29 Johnny Dundee              Vernon, Ca                        D 20
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Jun 10 Jimmy Fox                  Oakland, Ca                      TK  6
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Sep 16 Jimmy Walsh                Boston, Ma                        W 12
          -Some sources report this as a Featherweight Championship
          of the World contest
Sep 25 Joe Goldberg               Rochester, NY                    ND 10
Oct  8 Kid Julian                 New York, NY                     ND 10
Oct 30 K.O. Mars                  Cincinnati, Oh                   KO  7
Nov 10 Eddie O'Keefe              Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1

1914
Jan  5 Eddie Moy                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
Feb  2 Eddie Moy                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  7 Charley Thomas             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 11 Tommy Bresnahan            Syracuse, NY                     ND 10
Apr  6 Gene Delmont               Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Apr 13 Frankie Daily              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 17 Kid Julian                 Syracuse, NY                     ND 10
Apr 22 Bobby Reynolds             Windsor, Ont, Can                ND  8
May 29 Benny Chavez               Denver, Co                       KO  2
Jul  2 K.O. Mars                  Cincinnati, Oh                   ND  6
Dec  7 Joe Mandot                 Akron, Oh                        ND 12
Dec 14 Willie Houck               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1915
Jan  1 Patsy Brannigan            Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Jan  8 Frankie Dailey             Toledo, Oh                       ND 10
Jan 23 Eddie Morgan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  1 Rocky Kansas               Buffalo, NY                      ND 10
Feb 13 Eddie Morgan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 17 Kid Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 30 Eddie Wallace              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Apr 29 Benny Leonard              New York, NY                     ND 10
May 11 Mel Coogan                 Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Sep  6 Alvie Miller               Cedar Point, Oh                  ND 12
Sep 21 Richie Mitchell            Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Oct 11 Cal Delaney                Akron, Oh                        ND 12
Nov 15 Bobby Reynolds             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 22 Packey Hommey              Toledo, Oh                       ND 10
Dec  2 Patsy Brannigan            Scranton, Pa                     ND 10

1916
Jan  1 Richie Mitchell            Cincinnati, Oh                   ND 10
Jan  6 Patsy Cline                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Jan 15 Frankie Conifrey           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 31 Packey Hommey              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 16 Johnny Creeley             Hot Springs, Ar                   W 10
Mar  4 Johnny Ray                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 24 Harry Donahue              New York, NY                     ND 10
May  8 Willie Jackson             Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5
May 25 Eddie Wallace              Montreal, Que, Can               ND 10
Jun 13 Johnny O'Leary             Buffalo, NY                      ND 10
Sep  4 George "K.O." Chaney       Cedar Point, Oh                  KO  3
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Dec 11 Alvie Miller               Youngstown, Oh                   ND 12

1917
Jan 18 Johnny Drummie             Waterbury, Ct                    KO 10
Feb  3 Johnny Ray                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 27 Rocky Kansas               Buffalo, NY                      ND 10
Mar 12 Tim Droney                 York, Pa                         ND  6
Mar 19 Eddie Shannon              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 26 Eddie Wallace              Bridgeport, Ct                    D 12
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Apr 19 Matt Brook                 Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
May  1 Freddie Welsh              New York, NY                     ND 10
May 24 Frankie Fleming            Montreal, Que, Can               ND 10
Jul 25 Benny Leonard              Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3

1919
Mar 10 Frankie Brown              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  1 Johnny Mealey              Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Apr  5 Artie O'Leary              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 12 Jack Lawlor                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND 10
Apr 19 Johnny Mahoney             Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
May 14 Ralph Brady                Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
Jul 28 Joe Fox                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 16 "Jersey" Frankie Burns     Jersey City, NJ                  TK  5
Sep 20 Eddie Morgan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 29 Andy Chaney                Jersey City, NJ                  ND  8

1920
Jan  1 Al Shubert                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 24 Johnny Murray              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 25 Benny Valgar               Newark, NJ                       ND  8
Apr 21 Alvie Miller               Lorain, Oh                       KO  7
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
May 24 Harry "Kid" Brown          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  2 Andy Chaney                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  8
Jul 28 Artie Root                 Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10

1921
May 25 Freddie Jacks              Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
Sep 17 Danny Frush                Cleveland, Oh                    KO  7
          -Featherweight Championship of the World

1923
Mar 12 Johnny Downes              Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Jun  2 Eugene Criqui              New York, NY                     LK  6
          -Featherweight Championship of the World

1943
May    Matt Brock                  Cleveland, Oh                   EX 3
          -Abe Attell was the referee; 
           The rounds lasted one minute


*** Some Data Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***


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