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Con Riordan

BORN   c. 1864; Bandon, Cork, Ireland
DIED November 17 1894; Syracuse, New York (Reports vary - Nov 17-19, 1894)
HEIGHT 6-0
WEIGHT 164-185 lbs

Riordan was not a polished boxer but he was very scrappy; He was a sparring partner for Bob Fitzsimmons and Peter Jackson during the 1890s; Con defeated such men as Con Coughlin, Mike Monahan, Max Fenner and fought draws with Henry Baker and C.C. Smith

1884
          -Riordan came to San Francisco, Ca

1886
Oct 29 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  San Francisco, Ca                  NC  6
          -Some sources report 9/02/86;
          Some sources report "D 6";
          Police intervened
Nov 13 Steve Taylor               San Francisco, Ca                  EX   

1887
Oct    -Riordan was boxing instructor at the Golden Gate Athletic Club
          in San Francisco, Ca

1888
Jun  4 Peter Jackson              San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
          -Some sources report 6/18/88
Aug 11 Joe McAuliffe              San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Oct 13 "Denver" Ed Smith          Denver, Co                         EX  3

1889
Apr 26 Joe Choynski               San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Sep 11 -Riordan seconded Joe McAuliffe vs Pat Killen in San Francisco, Ca
Nov 30 Joe McAuliffe              San Francisco, Ca                  EX  3

1890
Mar 22 -Riordan seconded Mike Conley vs Frank Glover in San Francisco, Ca
Jun 18 Tom Fraker                 Astoria, Or                        ND   
Jun 20 Tom Fraker                 Astoria, Or                        EX  3

1891
Aug 21 Max Fenner                 San Francisco, Ca                  KO 18
          -Some sources report 8/22/91
Oct 27 "Australian" Billy Smith   San Francisco, Ca                  LK 26
Dec 29 -Riordan seconded Joe McAuliffe vs Patsy Cardiff in San Francisco, Ca

1892
Jan  4 Peter Jackson             Ogden, Ut                           EX  4
Jan  9 Peter Jackson             Kansas City, Mo                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 11 Peter Jackson             Chicago, Il                        SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 12 Henry Baker               Chicago, Il                          D  4
          -Some sources report "L 4"
Jan 17 Peter Jackson             New York, NY                        EX   
Jan 18 Peter Jackson             Brooklyn, NY                        EX   
Jan 19 Peter Jackson             Brooklyn, NY                        EX   
Jan 20 Peter Jackson             Brooklyn, NY                        EX   
Jan 21 Peter Jackson             Brooklyn, NY                        EX   
Jan 22 Peter Jackson             Brooklyn, NY                        EX   
Jan 23 Peter Jackson             Brooklyn, NY                        EX   
Jan 25 Peter Jackson             Boston, Ma                          EX   
Apr    John O'Brien              London, England                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for Apr-Jun 1892 but was cancelled
Jun  2 Jack Slavin               London, England                     LT 19
          -Riordan claimed he was ill and requested a postponement,
          but the fight was held
Dec 28 Pat Ring                  Coney Island, NY                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1893
Feb    -Riordan was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa for a week
Feb 15 Bill Buchanan             Philadelphia, Pa                    KO  2
Feb 18 Mike Monahan              Philadelphia, Pa                    ND  4
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Feb    Jack Cattanach            Coney Island, NY                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar    -Riordan was engaged to train Billy Vernon vs Billy Lavigne
Jul  4 C.A.C. Smith              New York, NY                         D  4
          -Some sources report "L 6"
Jul 17 Fred Woods                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND-W  4
          -Riordan weighed fully 170 lbs; Woods looked small
           in comparison; Riordan knocked Woods down two times
           in round one; Woods fought gamely; Riordan took it easy
Aug 22 Con Coughlin              New York, NY                        KO  1
Sep  4 Steve O'Donnell           New York, NY                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep  5 Val Flood                 Newark, NJ                           D  4
Sep 22 -Riordan was scheduled to spar in Brooklyn, NY
Sep 29 -Riordan was scheduled to spar in Brooklyn, NY
Nov 29 Frank Craig               New York, NY                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1886-1894
       Jim Dwyer                                                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1894
Apr 25 Mike Monahan              New York, NY                        KO  1
Oct 30 Bob Fitzsimmons           New York, NY                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 16 Bob Fitzsimmons           Syracuse, NY                        EX  2
          -Fitzsimmons knocked Riordan out;
          Riordan remained unconscious at ringside;
          He was finally removed and later died;
          Reports vary - 11/17/94 - 11/18/94 - 11/19/94


*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***


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

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