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Jimmy Larkins

BORN   c. 1866; Fought out of Jersey City, New Jersey
HEIGHT 5-6 3/4
WEIGHT 122-138 lbs

Larkins had a thin body like a wasp but his muscles stood out like cords; He also possessed strong legs; He somewhat resembled Ike Weir, the "Belfast Spider"; Larkins was called the lightweight champion of New England during the 1890s

1887
Mar    Pat Fitzgerald             Long Island, NY                   D 12
          -Some sources report "D 11"

Undated (but prior to 5/01/88)
       Isaac "Ike" O'Neil Weir                                      D  4
       Johnny Farrell                                               W  3

1888
Jan 23 Jack Delancey              New York, NY                     TK  9
Feb 25 Jack Daugherty             Brooklyn NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 30 Con Dugan                  Jersey City, NJ (on a barge)     WF 12
          -Some sources report "TK 12" while others report "KO 12"
Jun    Tommy Danforth             Jersey City, NJ                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct    Charles "Cal" McCarthy     New York, NY                      D 10
Nov 12 Frank Steele               New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 15 Frank Steele               near New York, NY                WF  7
Dec  5 -Larkins challenged Con Dugan to another bout

1889
Feb  7 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that Jimmy Larkins challenged 
           Frank Murphy or Johnny Griffin at 122 lbs
Feb    Tommy Danforth             Jersey City, NJ                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 28 -Chicago (Il) Tribune reported that Jimmy Larkins, Jersey City, 
           wanted to fight Frank Murphy or Ike Weir at 122 lbs
Mar 18 -Larkins seconded Billy Foley vs John Howe in Jersey City, NJ;
           Foley was a pupil of Larkins
Apr  3 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that James F. Larkins wants to
           arrange a fight with either Ike Weir or Frank Murphy at 122 lbs
Apr  6 -Larkins refereed the Tommy Riley vs John Banks bout
Apr  9 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that Ed Holske says he has another
           "Unknown"; He wants to match this one against Jimmy Larkins
Apr 12 -Larkins said he would accept Holke's challenge
Apr 24 Pat Cahill                 Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 24 Jack Carey                 Brooklyn, NY                     ND   
Apr 27 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that There will be no match between
           Jimmy Larkins and Ed Holske's "Unknown"
May 11 -Larkins entered the AAU 125-lbs Boxing Championship Competition
           in New York, NY
May 11 Thomas Coyle               New York, NY                      W  3
Jun  1 -Larkins refereed the Patrick "Reddy" Gallagher vs Martin Flynn bout 
           in Carlstadt, NJ
Jun 13 -Larkins was scheduled to appear at in New York, NY at a benefit for 
           the Johnstown sufferers
Jun    Charles "Cal" McCarthy     Jersey City, NJ                   L  6
Jun 27 Bill Hook                  New York, NY                     KO  2
Jun 28 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported Jimmy Larkins fought Pat Fitzgerald, 
           Con Dugan, Jack Delancey and Frank Steele in the past and had never
           been beaten as an Ameteur or Professional
Jul 24 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that Jimmy Larkins had been appointed
           Foreman on the Streets by the Board of Works in Jersey City; He was 
           very popular with the Hudson County officials; He says he is getting fat
           in his position
Jul 29 Bill Hook                  Jersey City, NJ                   W  3
Jul 29 -Leo Hanks wanted to meet Jimmy Larkins in a bout
Sep 16 Walter Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep    Billy Tice                 Hoboken, NJ                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 11 -Mike Breslin wanted to fight Jimmy Larkins
Nov 28 -Larkins challenged any 122-lb man in America

1890
Jan  6 Paddy McBride              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 24 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that Larkins was unbeaten and had
           only one draw, against Ike Weir in ten rounds; Among the men he had
           beaten were Con Dugan, Frank Steele and Bill Hook (in two rounds); 
           Jimmy Lynch would not fight him; Larkins wanted to fight "Australian" 
           Billy Murphy
Jan 31 -Larkins seconded Chappie Moran vs Tommy "Spider" Kelly near Easton, Pa
Feb 11 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that negotiations were pending for a 
           bout between Jimmy Lynch (NY) and Jimmy Larkins (Jersey City), two 
           undefeated 122-lb men of this country
Aug    "Australian" Billy Murphy  San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 27 Frank Conley               Elizabeth, NJ                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
            Conley was called the 118-lb champion of America

1891
Feb 23 -St. Louis (Mo) Post reported that Jimmy Larkins, 122-lb pugilist,
           wanted to fight any 122-lb man in England
Mar  2 Charley Kelly              Brooklyn, NY                      L  3
Mar 10 -St. Louis (Mo) Post reported that Jimmy Larkins wanted to fight
           the winner of the Jimmy Hagan-Tommy Danforth bout
May 11 Jimmy Hagan                Jersey City, NJ                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 15 -St. Louis (Mo) Post reported that Jimmy Larkins was an undefeated
           122-lb man
Nov 19 Johnny T. Griffin          New Orleans, La                  LK  4
          -St. Louis (Mo) Post reported this bout was scheduled for 11/17/91

1892
       Foley                                                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb    Young Barlow                                                LK  6
       Maxey Haugh                Brooklyn, NY                     LK 11
       Joe Walcott                                                 LT  4
          -Larkins left the stage before the last round was over
       Tommy Danforth                                             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1893
Jan 22 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that Johnny Griffin defeated Larkins
Feb 10 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that Johnny Griffin defeated Larkins 
           in New Orleans; It also reported that Larkins, 122-lb pugilist of 
           Jersey City, wants a fight with any man in America, Johnny Griffin 
           preferred

1894
Feb 12 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 12 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 13 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 13 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 14 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 14 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 15 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 15 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 16 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 16 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 17 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
            The outcome is not known
Feb 17 Jack Lyman                 Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
            The outcome is not known

1896
       Harry Peterson                                              LK  2
       Joe Bernstein                                               LT  5
          -Some sources report "L 5"

1897
Jun 14 Danny McBride              New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Undated
       Charles Kelly                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

*** Much Data And Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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