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Dick Morehouse
(Richard Morehouse or Moorehouse)

BORN 1865; Fought out of Beverly and Salem Massachusetts
DIED December 19 1894; Beverly, Massachusetts
HEIGHT 5-7 1/2
WEIGHT 130-140 lbs

Morehouse was a clever boxer with a good left hand; He defeated such men as Joe Tansey and John Butler

       Joe Tansey                 Coffey's Beach, Ma                LK  7

Jun  5 Joe Tansey                 Manchester, NH                     W  8
          -Police intervened; Some sources report "Billy Morehouse"
Nov 11 Billy Ryan                 Gloucester, Ma                     W  9
         -Some sources report "W 4"
Dec 17 Paddy Riley                Boston, Ma                        EX   

Jan 26 Martin Snee                                                 SCH 
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 27 Martin Snee                near Lawrence, Ma                  D 13
Feb 18 Jimmy Hurst                Boston, Ma                        LK  6
Feb 28 Jim Usher                  Lynn, Ma                          EX   
Mar 17 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                         D  5

Apr 27 Ryan East                  Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 13 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                         D  6
Jul 28 Charles "Sailor" Brown     Long Island, NY                    D  3
          -Some sources report 1887
Dec 7 -Morehouse's broken leg injury had healed and he was seeking a fight
Dec 28 Mike Gorman                Brooklyn, NY                      EX  3

Jan  4 Tom Bannon                 near Rye, NY                      KO  2
Feb 13 -George Wise wanted to meet Morehouse to determine the 
          Lightweight Champion of a Mike Donovan tournament
Feb 28 Jimmy Conley               Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar    an unnamed opponent        Providence, RI                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 11 -Some sources report that Morehouse and Martin Snee had fought twice
          in the past (from the wording - apparently draws or no decisions)
Oct 14 Martin Snee                Boston, Ma                         D 21
Dec    -Morehouse was timekeeper for the William Coulter-Joe Van Olinda 
          bout in Harlem, NY
Dec 18 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Hoboken, NJ                      SCH   
Dec 30 Jack Brennan               Hoboken, NJ                       EX   
          -These men sparred during the week of 12/30/1889-1/04/1890

May 28 L. Wetzel Brown            Buffalo, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Dec 16 John Butler                Boston, Ma                         W 10
          -Some sources report 9/16/91

Feb  1 -Some sources report that Morehouse was scheduled to fight Jim Butler 
Feb 18 Harry Tracey                                                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled to be held within 3 weeks of 2/18/1893
Dec 13 Billy Ryan                 Gloucester, Ma                    EX   
           -Some sources report "Young" Dick Morehouse

Dec 20 -Philadelphia Item reported that Richard Morehouse, prizefighter, died at 
          his home in Beverly, Ma yesterday; He was 29 years old; During his career, 
          he was knocked out but once - by Hurst (Canada); The Boston Daily Globe 
          of 1/5/1895 reported he was 28 and had been ill for some time

Undated (Prior to 4/14/92)
       Jack Falvey                Providence, RI                     L  4

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



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