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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Jimmy Lynch

BORN 1868; New York, New York (Fought out of Albany, New York)
WEIGHT 122-125 lbs
Lynch was sturdy and strong; He fired punches in a relentless manner; The Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle wrote (9/25/1892) "Lynch is a little steam engine and he knows absolutely nothing about "going slow." He knows no compromise between headlong speed and a complete standstill. Every pound of pugilistic energy he can summon to his aid will contribute to the fury of his onslaught, but there will be no wildness in his attack." It went on to say "He stands straight up to his work, relying on his ability to stop rather than evade a blow by dodging. He is almost as strong in defense as he is impetuous in attack ..."

Lynch was not the greatest of boxers but he always gave it his best; During his career, he defeated such men as Joe Flaherty, Paddy McBride and Walter Halligan
Mar  6 Abe Fernandez              New York, NY                      W  3
Apr 15 Mike Lucie                 Troy, NY                         LT  4
          -Some sources say Lucie fought a man named "James Lynch";
           Some say "Jack Lynch"; Some sources report "L 4"
Jul 25 Paddy Kearney              Patterson, NJ                    EX  3
          -Some sources report Kearney fought "Jimmy Lynch";
           Some sources report "John A. Lynch"

Dec    Cal McCarthy               New York, NY                     LK  4
         -Amateur 114-pound championship of America;
          The bout became so hot the police intervened;
          Some sources report "L 5"

       Eugene Hornbacker          New York, NY                      W  4
       Swipes, the Newsboy        New York, NY                     KO  1
Jun 30 Tommy Danforth             Staten Island, NY                WF 22
          -Some sources report Jul 1889
Sep 29 -Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle reported that Ed Sweeney
          was willing to back Dave O'Leary against Lynch
Nov  3 -Dave O'Leary challenged Lynch to a fight
Nov 29 Joe Flaherty               Long Island, NY                  TK  4
Dec  5 -Lynch seconded Jack McAuliffe vs Mike Daly in Boston, Ma

Jan 21 -Lynch seconded Eddie Daly vs Eugene Hornbacher on Long Island, NY
Mar  4 Jack Files                 Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 25 Paddy McBride              Hoboken, NJ                      LT  2
Jun 17 Paddy McBride              near Oak Point, NY               TK 18
          -122-Pound Championship of America;
           Some sources report that McBride was winning when the crowd got involved
Oct 29 -Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle reported Frankie Conley defeated Lynch
           some weeks ago

Oct    Jimmy Larkins              Hoboken, NJ                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 27 Paddy McBride              New York, NY                     EX   

Feb 15 Johnny T. Griffin          Boston, Ma                       EX   
Feb 25 Walter Halligan            Brooklyn, NY                     KO  7
Mar  7 Barney Hubbard             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Sep 26 Johnny T. Griffin          Brooklyn, NY                     LK  5
          -Some sources report "Billy Lynch";
           Some sources report "Coney Island, NY"
Dec 19 Johnny Gorman              Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Jan    Tommy Danforth                                              LT 23
          -Some sources report "D 23"

Feb 20 Jim Gray                   in America                       KO  4
Apr 16 Johnny Gorman              New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Mar 25 Jimmy Tully                Philadelphia, Pa                  ?   
          -This bout was held; The outcome is not known
May 24 -Lynch was challenged by Paddy McBride to a "finish" fight at 122 lbs
Nov 15 "Wilmington" Jack Daly     Alexandria, Va                   LT 15

Dec 19 Jack Delaney               New York, NY                      D 15

Jan 30 Tommy White                New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Feb 13 Eddie Santry               Chicago, Il                      LK  2

*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

Undated (Prior to the 07/25/1887 bout; See 1887 above)
       Paddy Kearney              Jersey City, NJ                   W  4
          -Some sources report Kearney fought "Jimmy Lynch";
           Some say "John A. Lynch"

       Dave McAllen               New York, NY                      W   
       Willie Clark               New York, NY                      W  6
       George "Monk" Young        New York, NY                      W  4

       Jim Brown                  New York, NY                      W  4
       John McTiernan             New York, NY                      W   
       Dave Lahey                 New York, NY                      W  4
       Artie Moran                New York, NY                      W  4
Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization