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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Mike Sears

BORN   December 16 1875; Lewiston, Maine
(Fought out of Boston during his career)
DIED January 18 1909; Lewiston, Maine
HEIGHT 5-3 (Some sources report 5-4 1/2)
WEIGHT 105-125 lbs

Sears was a talented fighter who beat some excellent men; He has never received due credit for his skills

During his career, he defeated such men as Ike Weir, Jimmy Briggs, Austin Rice, Arthur Cote (two times), Frank Zimpher (three times), Charley Kelly and "New York" Jack O'Brien; He also fought draws with a number of other top men

       George Gordon               Lewiston, Me                    KO  1
       Owen Cunion                 Lewiston, Me                     W  3
       Dave Spencer                Lewiston, Me                    KO  1

Jan 24 Ted McLaughlin              Boston, Me                      KO  5
Feb 24 James "Sun" Ashe            Boston, Ma                       D 10
          -Some sources report 2/22/1893
Apr 24 James "Sun" Ashe            Boston, Ma                       W 12
May  3 Young Nelson                Boston, Ma                       D 10
Nov  2 Dave Ross                   Boston, Ma                       L  9
          -Referee gave Ross the win to keep police from intervening;
           Some sources report "LT 9"
Dec 15 Patsy Broderick             Providence, RI                   D 10

Jan  9 Tom Heffernan               Boston, Ma                       W  6
Mar 26 Dave Ross                   Boston, Ma                       D 20
Oct 24 Dave Ross                   Boston, Ma                       D 20
Oct 29 Dave Ross                   Boston, Ma                       W 28
          -Some sources report "TK 28"

Jan 29 Sam Levers                  Boston, Ma                       W 10
          -Featherweight Championship of New England;
           Some sources report "Sam Lewis"
Feb 13 Pat Lowry                   Lynn, Ma                        ND  3
Mar  4 Luke Burke                  Lowell, Ma                      EX  3
May 17 Luke Burke                  Lowell, Ma                       D 12
Jun 25 Tommy Coburn                Lowell, Ma                       W  6
Aug 28 Jimmy Kaveney               Boston, Ma                       D  6
Oct 28 Tom Brown                   Woburn, Ma                       D 10

Jan 20 Jim Boyce                   Boston, Ma                       W  4
Jan 27 Frank Zimpher               Boston, Ma                       W 12
Feb 22 Billy Whistler                                               L 20
Apr  6 Sammy Kelly                 New York, NY                     L 12
Apr 25 Dave Wall                   New York, NY                     D  8
May 18 Sammy Kelly                 Boston, Ma                       D 10
          -Police Captain Foster intervened and stopped the fight;
           The referee called it a "draw"
Nov  9 Charley Kelly               New York, NY                     W 10
Dec  9 Tommy Dixon                 New York, NY                     D 10
Dec 23 Frank Patterson             New York, NY                     D 10
          -Some sources report "Long Island City, NY"

Jan 27 Frank Zimpher               Boston, Ma                       W 12
Mar  6 Mike Lyons                  New York, NY                     W 10
Mar 15 Dave Wall                   New York, NY                    ND  8
May 26 "New York" Jack O'Brien     New York, NY                     W 10
Jul  5 Austin Rice                 Hartford, Ct                     W 15
Sep 20 Frank Zimpher               Buffalo, NY                      W 10
          -Some sources report 9/30/1897
Oct 25 Billy Rotchford             Buffalo, NY                      D 15
          -Police intervened

Jan 31 Jack Frazier                Lynn, Ma                         W 12
Feb  3 Patsy Reardon               Lewiston, Me                     D  6
          -Some sources report 2/07/1898
Mar 17 Ike Weir                    Lynn, Ma                        TK 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Apr 15 Ike Weir                    Lynn, Ma                        EX  3
May 18 Patsy Haley                 Lynn, Ma                         D  8
          -Some sources report 5/16/1898 in New York, NY
Oct 27 Jabez White                 Birmingham, England             LT 12
          -Featherweight Championship of the World (British version)
Dec 22 Alf Wright                  Birmingham, England             LT 15

Apr 20 Morris Rosenberg            Lewiston, Me                     D  6
Apr 25 Jack Frazier                Portland, Me                    EX  3
May 26 Morris Rosenberg            Lewiston, Me                     D 12
Dec 21 Jim Davenport               Lynn, Ma                         W 15

Aug 12 Billy Gardner               Lynn, Ma                         D 15
          -Some sources report 8/08/1900

Nov 29 Arthur Cote                 Lewiston, Me                     W 10
          -Some sources report "Mickey Sears" as Cote's opponent

Feb 14 Arthur Cote                 Lewiston, Me                     W 15
Apr  4 Jimmy Briggs                Lewiston, Me                     W 15
Sep  2 Austin Rice                 Lewiston, Me                     D 15

*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte and Douglas Cavanaugh ***

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