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Austin Rice
(the "Connecticut Iron Man")

BORN   December 25 1872; New York, New York (Resided in New London, Connecticut) ; Some sources report born in 1875
DIED January 17 1921; New London, Connecticut (accident); Some sources report January 15 1921; Some report New Haven, Connecticut
HEIGHT 5-5 1/2
WEIGHT 115-130 lbs

Rice was an active scrappy, stubborn fighter who had a long and successful career; During his career, he "bested" a number of good men in "no decision" bouts and scored official wins over Todo Moran and Kid Bernasconi

1896
Jan 23 Patsy Haley                 New York, NY                     L 20
Mar 25 Jimmy Duffy                 Holyoke, Ma                      W  5
Sep 15 Dave Sullivan               New York, NY                     D 10
Oct 26 Sammy Meyers                Hartford, Ct                     W 10
Nov  7 Dave Sullivan               New York, NY                     D 12
Dec 21 Johnny "Midget" Glynn       New York, NY                     W 10

1897
Jan 12 Sammy Meyers                Hartford, Ct                    TK  8
Jan 23 Patsy Haley                 New York, NY                     L 20
Mar 13 "Torpedo" Billy Murphy      New York, NY                     D 20
Apr 19 Oscar Gardner               New York, NY                     D 20
Jun 12 Sammy Meyers                Hartford, Ct                    TK  8
Jul  5 Mike Sears                  Hartford, Ct                     L 15
Aug 23 Sammy Kelly                 New York, NY                    LT 17
Sep 16 Sammy Meyers                Waterbury, Ct                    D 10
Nov 25 Patsy Broderick             New London, Ct                  TK 11

1898
Jan  3 Jack Burke                  Brooklyn, NY                    KO  3
Feb 25 Benny Leon                  New London, Ct                   D 20
Mar 29 Paul Kelly                  Troy, NY                         W 20
Apr 27 Patsy Broderick             Central Falls, NY               TD  7
May 30 Patsy Broderick             Valley Falls, RI                 D 20
Sep 17 Patsy Broderick             Brooklyn, NY                     W 20
Oct  4 George Murray               Lynn, Ma                         D 15
Nov  5 George Monroe               Brooklyn, NY                     D 20
Nov 14 George Monroe               Bridgeport, Ct                   D 12
Nov 16 Tom McDermott               Hartford, Ct                     D 10
Dec  8 George Monroe               Bridgeport, Ct                   D 20
Dec 31 Terry McGovern              Brooklyn, NY                    LK 14

1899
Mar  6 Tim Callahan                New London, Ct                   D 20
          -Some sources report 3/07/1899
Mar 18 Tim Callahan                Brooklyn, NY                     L 20
          -Police intervened
Mar 30 Joe Golden                  New London, Ct                  KO  3
Apr  3 George Monroe               Brooklyn, NY                     L 10
Apr 21 Billy Whittaker             Brooklyn, NY                     W 15
Apr 25 Charley Matthews            Danbury, Ct                      D 10
May 11 Tim Callahan                Yonkers, NY                      D 20
May 30 Patsy Broderick             Middletown, Ct                   D 12
Jun 26 Billy Forsyth               Danbury, Ct                      D 15
Sep  6 George Monroe               Brooklyn, NY                     D 15
Sep 14 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan   Waterbury, Ct                    L 15
Oct  3 Patsy Broderick             Middletown, Ct                   W 20
Nov  9 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan   Waterbury, Ct                    W 15
Nov 25 Billy Barrett               Brooklyn, NY                     W 20

1900
Jan 26 Llew Morgan                 New York, NY                    TK  7
Feb  3 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan   Brooklyn, NY                     D 20
Feb 23 Kid Conroy                  New Haven, Ct                    W 15
Feb 26 Sammy Kelly                 Brooklyn, NY                     D 20
Mar 28 Harry Jennings              Springfield, Ma                  W 10
Apr 23 Johnny Burns                Passaic, NJ                      W 20
May  4 Patsy Broderick             Torrington, Ct                   D 15
May 19 Billy Donnelly              Brooklyn, NY                     W 20
May 25 Billy Gardner               Manchester, NH                   L 15
Jun  2 Andy Daly                   Brooklyn, NY                     D 20
Jun 22 Paul Watson                 New York, NY                    KO  9
          -Perhaps, this man was "Cole Watson"
Jun 26 Billy Gardner               Manchester, NH                   D 15
Jul  6 Kid Watson                  New York, NY                    KO 11
          -Perhaps, this man was "Cole Watson"
Jul 27 Andy Daly                   New York, NY                     L 12
Aug  7 Tony Moran                  New London, Ct                   W 20
Aug  9 Hughey Murphy               New York, NY                    LT 13
Oct  1 Johnny Burns                Paterson, NJ                     D 10
Nov 27 George Monroe               Middletown, Ct                   D 20
Dec 14 Dan Snyder                  Lawrence, Ma                     D 15
Dec    "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan   Waterbury, Ct                    D 12
Dec 28 Andy Daly                   Lawrence, Ma                     W 12

1901
Jan  7 Eddie Lenny                 Youngstown, Oh                   D 20
Jan 14 Pete Parretto               Savannah, Ga                     W 25
Jan 18 Hughey Murphy               New London, Ct                   W 15
          -Some sources report "KO 15"
Jan 31 Hughey Murphy               Rockville, RI                    W 15
Feb 19 Hugh McPadden               New Haven, Ct                    D 15
Feb 26 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan   New London, Ct                   W 16
Mar 26 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan   New London, Ct                   D 20
Apr  4 Sammy Meyers                Meriden, Ct                      W 10
May  1 Billy Barrett               Middletown, Ct                   D 20
May  9 Jack Lowery                 Lowell, Ma                       D 15
Jun 10 Tommy Feltz                 New Britain, Ct                  W 20
Jun 20 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan   Lowell, Ma                       W 11
Jun 27 Tommy Feltz                 New London, Ct                   D 20
Sep 19 Tony Moran                  Meriden, Ct                      L 15
Sep 27 Tommy Feltz                 Savannah, Ga                     L 20
Oct  2 Billy Barrett               Stafford Springs, Ct            KO  8
Oct 11 Andy Daly                   Providence, RI                   D 20
Nov  7 Jack Lowery                 Meriden, Ct                      D 15
Nov 27 Johnny Burns                New London, Ct                   W 20
Dec 10 Patsy Haley                 Manchester, NH                   D 15
Dec 19 George Dixon                New London, Ct                   W 20

1902
Feb 13 Tim Callahan                St. Louis, Mo                    W 15
Feb 27 Harry Harris                Chicago, Il                      D  6
Mar 12 Joe Bernstein               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Apr 17 Dave Sullivan               Waterbury, Ct                    D 20
Apr 28 Hugh McPadden               New London, Ct                   W 20
May 26 Benny Yanger                Chicago, Il                      L  6
Jun  3 Billy Ryan                  New London, Ct                   W 20
Jun 23 Tim Callahan                Paterson, NJ                     D  6
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"
Sep  2 Mike Sears                  Lewiston, Me                     D 15
Sep 19 Hugh McPadden               Scituate, RI                     L 20
Sep 22 Sammy Meyers                Baltimore, Md                    D 20
Nov 10 Sammy Smith                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 24 Jimmy Briggs                Providence, RI                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Police prevented it
Nov 27 Billy Ryan                  Stafford Springs, Ct             W 20
Dec 16 Jimmy Briggs                North Adams, Ma                  D  6
Dec 25 Eugene McCarthy             Scituate, RI                     W 20

1903
Jan  9 Tommy Feltz                 Boston, Ma                       D 12
Jan 14 Young Corbett II            Hot Springs, Ar                 LT 18
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Jan 26 Eddie Toy                   St. Louis, Mo                   TK 17
Feb 19 Jack Hamilton               Bellows Falls, Vt                D 15
Mar  9 Tommy Feltz                 New Britain, Ct                  D 20
Apr  2 Abe "Kid"  Goodman          Bellows Falls, Vt                D 15
Apr  6 Jack Hamilton               Schenectady, NY                  D 20
May  8 Fritz Hansen                New London, Ct                   D   
          -This was a wrestling match; Falls: 1-1
Oct  7 Billy Ryan                  Westfield, Ma                    W 15
Nov  4 Abe "Kid"  Goodman          Fall River, Ma                   D 15
Dec  7 Young Donahue               Boston, Ma                       L 15
Dec 25 Dave Sullivan               Portland, Me                     L 15

1904
Jan 11 Chester Goodwin             Portland, Me                     L 15
Jan 25 Kid Herman                  Hot Springs, Ar                 LT 16
Feb 21 Barney "Kid" Abel           Peoria, Il                       D 10
Mar  9 Tony Moran                  Indianapolis, In                ND 10
Mar 21 Clarence Forbes             Peoria, Il                       D 20
Apr 11 Abe "Kid" Goodman           Peoria, Il                       L 10
Apr 21 Tommy Sullivan              Portland, Me                    LT  6
          -This man was not "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan; He was from "Lawrence, Ma"
Apr 25 Tom Sullivan                Portland, Or                     L  5
          -This man was not "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan; 
           Some sources report "Portland, Me"
Oct 20 Patsy Hogan                 Peoria, Il                       W 10
Nov 11 Terry Freeman               Peoria, Il                       D  6
Dec  9 Barney "Kid" Abel           Peoria, Il                       D 10

1905
Jan 30 Billy Finucane              Peoria, Il                       D 10
Mar 17 Tommy Herman                Lansing, Mi                      W 10
Apr 27 Paddy Nee                   Battle Creek, Mi                 D  9
May  2 Billy Finucane              Grand Rapids, Mi                 D 10
Nov 16 Harry Lenny                 Wilmington, De                   W  6
Nov 23 Rosario "Kid" Locke         Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 30 Billy Kolb                  Wilmington, De                   W  6
Dec 21 Kid Henry                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 25 Billy Willis                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1906
Jan 12 Kid Sullivan                Baltimore, Md                   LT 12
Jan 18 Barney "Kid" Abel           New York, NY                    ND  3
Feb 22 Art Edmunds                 New York, NY                    ND  3
Feb 26 Johnny Dohan                New York, NY                    ND  3
Feb 27 Jack Lowery                 New York, NY                    ND  3
Feb 28 Jack Goodney                New York, NY                    ND  3
Mar  7 Terry Young                 New York, NY                    ND  3
Mar 28 Hughey Murphy               New York, NY                    ND  3
May 16 Johnny Dohan                New York, NY                    ND  6
May 21 Jack Roller                 Brooklyn, NY                    ND  6

1907
Dec 16 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 23 Kid Haney                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 24 "Young" Jack Hanlon         Reading, Pa                     ND  6

1908
Jan  1 Phil Griffin                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Feb  7 Young Golden                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Feb 10 Fred Martin                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1909
May 25 Young Corbett               Wallingford, Ct                 KO  5
          -This man was not the famous boxer of the time

1910
May  2 Andrew Costello             New London, Ct                  ND 10

1911
Feb 10 Abe Hollandersky            New London, Ct                  ND  4
Jun  6 Abe Hollandersky            New London, Ct                  ND  8

1912
Dec 12 Willie Cook                 Brooklyn, NY                    KO  4

1915
Jul 15 Abe Hollandersky            Groton, Ct                      ND 10
Aug 15 Abe Hollandersky            Groton, Ct                      ND 10

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

1903
Mar 26 Harry Decker                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May  4 Young Dougherty             Philadelphia, Pa                TK  5

1906
Feb 28 Johnny Fohan                New York, NY                    ND   
          -Perhaps, this is a reference to the Johnny Dohan bout of 2/26/1906
Mar    Robert "Bert" Keyes         New York, NY                    ND  6

*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte and Luckett Davis ***