Billy Madden

BORN     December 10 1852; London, England
DIED February 22 1918; White Plains, New York (Some sources report February 21 1918 in New York, New York)
HEIGHT   5-8 1/2
WEIGHT   150 lbs

Madden was a fighter, trainer and manager but was known more as a manager than as a fighter; Some of the better fighters he managed were John L.Sullivan, the "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey, Jack McAuliffe, Tom Sharkey, Gus Ruhlin, Frank "Paddy" Slavin and Peter Maher; During his career, he conducted many boxing tournaments for young fighters

1867
Dec 23 Dick Hurley                Long Island, NY                   L 16

1870
       Ed Hanley                                                    D 22
          -Some sources report "Andy Hanley" in 1874

1871
Nov 30 Jack Hart                  Bay St. Louis, Ms                 W 13
          -Some sources report "near New Orleans, La"

1872
       Tom Dempsey                New Orleans, La                  KO  9
          -Some sources report "W 9" in 1875

1873
       Jack Rhodes                Oconto, Wi                       KO 35
          -Some sources report "W 35" in 1876
Oct    Jim Taylor                 Chicago, Il                       D  
          -Some sources report "Tolleston, In";
           Police intervened

1876
Feb 11 William McClellan          Brooklyn, NY                     EX  

1877
Jan    Professor Richardson       in Canada                         W  
Dec 15 Mart Frazier               Tamaqua, Pa                      NC 27
          -Police intervened

Undated
       Billy McClure              Omaha, Ne                         W  
       Professor Fulda            San Francisco, Ca                 W   

1879
May  7
-The Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle reported that some
           Jimmy Elliott supporters (including Madden) were
           leaving for Erie during the evening for the 5/09/79
           fight with
John J. Dwyer

1880
Mar  1 Pete McCoy                 Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3
Mar 20 Ned Mallahan               New York, NY                     EX  
Nov 11 Edward McGlinchey          New York, NY                     EX  
Nov 24 Pete McCoy                 Bridgeport, Ct                   EX  3
Nov 25 Jack Moore                 New York, NY                     EX  
Nov 29 Mike Mullery               New York, NY                     EX  
Dec 25 Charlie Norton             Providence, RI                    D  7

1881
Feb 12
-Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle reported that Madden
           was challenged to a bout by Harry Maynard on
           behalf of Pete Lawlor

Jul 11
John L. Sullivan           Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  
       John Brooks                Chicago, Il                      EX  
Aug 13
John L. Sullivan           Chicago, Il                      EX  
Nov  5
John L. Sullivan           New York, NY                     EX  
Nov 28
John L. Sullivan           Cincinnati, Oh                   EX  
Nov 29 Bob Farrell                Cincinnati, Oh                   EX  
Nov 29
John L. Sullivan           Cincinnati, Oh                   EX  
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

Dec 24
John L. Sullivan           New Orleans, La                  EX  

1882
Feb  7 -Madden seconded John L. Sullivan vs Paddy Ryan at Mississippi City, Ms
Mar 27
Patsy Sheppard             New York, NY                     EX  
Mar 27
John L. Sullivan           New York, NY                     EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May 11 Patsy Sheppard             Boston, Ma                       EX  
May    Patsy Sheppard             Lynn, Ma                         EX  
May   
John L. Sullivan           Lynn, Ma                         EX  
Sep  4
John L. Sullivan           Newark, NJ                       EX  
Sep 22
John L. Sullivan           Buffalo, NY                      EX  

1882-1883
      
Charlie Mitchell           in England                       EX  

1883
May 26
-Madden trained two women, Bertie Bell and Tillie Tradwell,
           in boxing tactics; The women accidentally met in front of
           a tenement house at #227 Navy Street, Brooklyn, and got
           into a fight; Bell bit off Tradwell's finger

Jun  1
Charlie Mitchell           Troy, NY                         EX  
      
Charlie Mitchell           Buffalo, NY                      EX  
      
Charlie Mitchell           Cleveland, Oh                    EX  
      
Charlie Mitchell           St. Louis, Mo                    EX  
      
Charlie Mitchell           Kansas City, Mo                  EX  
      
Charlie Mitchell           Denver, Co                       EX  
Jul  2
Charlie Mitchell           Pueblo, Co                       EX  
Jul  3
Charlie Mitchell           Pueblo, Co                       EX  
Sep 11
-Madden and Charlie Mitchell were in Kansas City, Mo
           and left for New York, NY

Sep 27
-Madden passed through Huron, Dakota Territory en route
           to New York; It was reported that he had made
           arrangements for
Charlie Mitchell to fight Herbert Slade
           near Pierre, SD within two weeks

Oct  2
-Madden was scheduled to second Charlie Mitchell vs William
           Sheriff at New York, NY


1884
Feb   
-Madden established a sporting house on East 13th
           Street in New York, NY that became popular for its
           boxing events

Mar 12 Charlie Mitchell           Easton, Pa                       EX  
May 12
-Madden seconded Charlie Mitchell vs Billy Edwards at New York, NY
Nov 29
Charlie Mitchell           Pittsburgh, Pa                   EX  

1886
Feb 25 Jack Ashton                Providence, RI                   EX  
          -Some sources report 2/26/86
       John L. Sullivan           New York, NY                     EX  
          -Sullivan and Madden gave exhibitions for one week
Jul 27 -Madden was scheduled to second Jack Ashton vs
           Pete McCoy at Bridgeport, Ct; This bout was
           scheduled; The outcome is not known

Jul 31
-Madden seconded Jack Ashton vs Jake Kilrain at Brooklyn, NY
Oct 26
Jack Ashton                Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
Oct 26
Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                    SCH  
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled as part of a
            Benefit for
Jack McAuliffe; The outcomes are not known

1887
Feb 15 -Madden attended the Benefit for Jack McAuliffe at Brooklyn, NY
Apr  4
-Madden attended the Johnny Reagan-Fred Woods bout at
           Long Island City, NY

Sep 10
Jake Kilrain               Brooklyn, NY                     EX  4
          -This bout was part of a Benefit for "Nonpareil"
        Jack Dempsey
Sep 12
-Madden attended the Benefit for Johnny Reagan at Brooklyn, NY
Nov 12
-Madden attended the ceremony at the Police Gazette
           Office in New York, NY where each side put up $500
           for the
"Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey-Johnny Reagan fight

1888
Jan  3 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   New York, NY                     EX  3
          -Dempsey appeared in the play, "Around New York"
           during Jan 3-7 and sparred three rounds with Madden
Jan    "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Baltimore, Md                   SCH  3
          -Madden was to spar 3 rounds nightly with Dempsey
           in the play, "Around New York" during Jan 1888
Jan    "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Washington, DC                  SCH  3
          -Madden was to spar 3 rounds nightly with Dempsey
           in the play, "Around New York" during Jan 1888
Mar    Pete McCoy                 Brooklyn, NY                      W  
Aug  5 -Madden was time-keeper for the "Captain" James Daly
           vs Duncan Ross sword combat in West Brighton, NY

Aug 11
-Madden refereed the second "Captain" James Daly
           vs Duncan Ross sword combat in West Brighton, NY

Dec  3
-Madden refereed the Jack Fallon-Tom Lees bout in Brooklyn, NY
Dec 17
-Madden seconded Jack McAuliffe vs Sam Collyer in Brooklyn, NY

1889
Jan  5 Jack McAuliffe             Braidwood, Il                    EX  
Jan  7 Jack McAuliffe             Streator, Il                     EX  3
Jan 10 Jack McAuliffe             Peoria, Il                       EX  4
Feb 16 Jack McAuliffe             Milwaukee, Wi                    EX  
          -Some sources report 2/15/89
Feb 20 Jack McAuliffe             Janesville, Wi                   EX  3
Mar 11 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Apr  1 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
May 28 John L. Sullivan           Cincinnati, Oh                   EX  
Jun 13 Jack McAuliffe             New York, NY                     EX  

          -This bout was part of a Benefit for the Johnstown
            flood victims
Nov 25 Dominick McCaffrey         Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Dec 26 Jack McAuliffe             Hoboken, NJ                     SCH  
          -The previous bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 30 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Dec 31 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  

1890
Jan  1 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Jan  2 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Jan  4 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Jan  7 Jack McAuliffe             Buffalo, NY                      EX  
Mar 21
-Madden seconded Jack McAuliffe vs. Jimmy Carroll in San Francisco, Ca
Apr  5 Jack McAuliffe             Salt Lake City, Ut               EX  2
May 19 Jack McAuliffe             New York, NY                     EX  
May 20 Jack McAuliffe             New York, NY                     EX  3

1896
       Jack McAuliffe             New York, NY                     EX  

1898
Feb  3 Gus Ruhlin                 Cincinnati, Oh                   EX  


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

1888
Aug 24 Young Harney               San Francisco, Ca                EX  
 


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