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Billy McMillan

BORN March 22 1867; in Scotland (Fought out of England, then Washington, District of Columbia)
DIED February 21 1896; Washington, District of Columbia (buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery); McMillan died from smoking opium; He was an addict
HEIGHT 5-7
WEIGHT 144-150 lbs

McMillan was a scrappy and durable fighter who packed a punch

During his career, he beat such men as Patsy Raedy, Mike Raedy, Pete Lally (two times), Jim Keenan and Bill Stewart

1886
May    George Sudborn               London, England                  TK 11
          -London Prize Ring Rules were used for this bout

1886-1888
       Billy Wiley (of London, England)                              TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 11"
       George Taylor                                                  W  5
       George Gibson (of Leeds, England)                              W 17
       Jim Keenan (of Liverpool, England)                            TK 15
          -Championship of Lancastershire, England;
           London Prize Ring Rules were used for this bout
       Al Calvert (of Liverpool, England)                             W  3
          -Gloves were used for this bout
       Timothy Cline (of Birmingham, England)                        KO  9
       Fred Downs (of Liverpool, England)                             W  7
       Bill Stewart (of Glasgow)    near Glasgow, Scotland            W  4
          -Championship of Scotland; Some sources report "W 6"
       Tom Kelly (of Liverpool, England)                              W  1
          -Some sources report "Joe Kelly"

1887-1888
       Pete Lally                   near Washington, DC               W   

1888
Mar 23 Jack Steele                  Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug 11 Pete Lally                   near Washington, DC              WF 23
          -Some sources report 8/10/1888; Some sources report 8/12/1888
Aug 25 Pete Lally                   Washington, DC                   EX   
       William "Punch" Vaughn                                         D   
Oct 30 Paddy Duffy                  Fort Foote, Va                   LK 17
          -Welterweight Championship of the World;
           Some sources report 10/31/88

1889
Apr  1 -McMillan seconded Dorsey vs Phillips in Washington, DC
Apr 12 -McMillan challenged Paddy Duffy to a bout
Feb 17 Mike Raedy                   Washington, DC                   EX  3
Feb 17 Joe Fielden                  Washington, DC                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 24 George Northridge            in Virginia                      LK 18
          -Middleweight Championship of the District; Some sources report "W 7"
           This bout was held on the Potomac River about 20 miles from Washington, DC
May  8 Hagan                        Washington, DC                   EX   
May  9 George Northridge            Washington, DC                   EX   
Jun  1 Dominick McCaffrey           Washington, DC                    D  4  
Nov  5 Mike Raedy                   Alexandria, Va                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Undated (1889-1891)
       Jack Smith (of Baltimore)                                      W  3

1891
Aug  9 Tommy Ryan                   Richardson, Il                   LK  3
          -Some sources report this as a Welterweight Championship bout;
           Some sources report 8/08/1891
Sep 28 Tom Baker                    Chicago, Il                      ND  3

1893
Mar  2 Billy Hinds                  New Orleans, La                  KO  5
          -Some sources report 3/02/95; Some sources report "Billy Hines"

1894
Nov 15 Charles F. Campbell          Alexandria, Va                   KO  1
Nov 22 Charles F. Campbell          Washington, DC                   KO 17

1895
Jan 17 Mike Raedy                   Washington, DC                   KO 16
Aug  6 Patsy Raedy                  Washington, DC                   KO  1
Sep 30 Paddy Gorman                 Washington, DC                   NC  7


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

1887
Nov 25 Patsy Kerrigan               Boston, Ma                       EX  3

1889
       Mike Raedy                   Washington, DC                    D 10
          -Perhaps, this is a reference to the 11/05/1889 bout

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