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Jack Lyman

BORN   c. 1861; Fought out of Boston, Massachusetts
HEIGHT 5-3
WEIGHT 105-115 lbs

Lyman was a scrappy competitor and a very clever boxer
 
During his career, he defeated such men as Charley Parton and Jack Griffin

1887
Aug 25 -Boston (Ma) Daily Globe reported that Sam Cohen was willing to fight Jack Lyman
Sep 19 -Boston (Ma) Daily Globe reported that Jack Lyman was willing to fight Sam Cohen
Oct 31 -Boston (Ma) Daily Globe reported that Tommy Doherty was willing to fight Jack Lyman
Nov 15 Young Mack                 Boston, Ma                       EX   
Dec  5 George Dixon               Boston, Ma                       EX   
Dec 12 Charley Parton             Boston, Ma                       TK  2
Dec 22 Charley Parton             Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1888
Jan  2 George Dixon               Boston, Ma                       LT  5
Mar  5 Young Brinley              Boston, Ma                       EX   
Mar  6 George Dixon               Boston, Ma                       EX   
Mar 21 Bob Lyman                  Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Nov 10 Johnny George              Staten Island, NY                 D 26 
          -Both men were punished
Dec 27 Tom Dickson                                                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled within a week with skin gloves;
           The outcome is not known
      
1889
Jan 15 Mike Shaw                  Hoboken, NJ                      ND   
Feb 11 Jack Griffin               Hoboken, NJ                      TK  2
Feb 25 Young O'Shea               Hoboken, NJ                      ND   
Mar 11 J. Diamond                 New York, NY                     ND   
May  2 Billy Murray               New York, NY                     LK  39
May 27 Billy Murray               New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun  4 -Lyman challenged Michael "Chappie" Moran to a fight
Jun 10 an unnamed opponent        Greenpoint, NY                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 29 -Lyman seconded Joe Flaherty vs Jimmy Lynch near
           New York, NY

1890
Jan  2 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that Jack Lyman said
          he bested George Dixon two years ago in six rounds; Six
          months later they fought again; During head contact, 
          Lyman got a one-inch slash above the eye
Jan  2 -Lyman challenged Frank McHugh to a bout
Mar 11 Jimmy Kennard              Buffalo, NY                      LT 22
          -Some sources report 3/12/90; Some sources report "LT 2"

1892
Nov 12 Joe Walcott                Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  1
Nov 30 Billy Murray               Reading, Pa                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           Murray was called the 110-lb Champion of New York

1893
Jan  5 -Lyman accepted a challenge from Johnny Grant;
          The outcome is not known

1894
Feb  5 Johnny T. Griffin          Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Feb  6 Johnny T. Griffin          Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
           The outcome is not known
Feb  6 Johnny T. Griffin          Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 12 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 12 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 13 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 13 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 14 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 14 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 15 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 15 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 16 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 16 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 17 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the afternoon;
           The outcome is not known
Feb 17 Jimmy Larkins              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for the evening;
           The outcome is not known
Apr  7 Danny McBride              New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled

1895
Mar 17 -Batty Weldon challenged Lyman to a bout 


*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1893
Jan 20 Buckley                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   

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

*** Some Data Provided By Douglas Cavanaugh ***

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