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Jimmy Simister
(James Simister; "Young" Simister)

BORN Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WEIGHT 118-128 lbs
1896
Mar 21 Joe Smith                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Mar 31 Joe Smith                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This bout was held in "private"
Apr 23 Joe Smith                    Philadelphia, Pa                  L  6
Dec  7 Tim Callahan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1897
Feb 27 Tom Valentine                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Mar 13 Jimmy Duffy                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Mar 20 Kid Mitchell                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Mar 23 Tim Callahan                 Athens, Pa                        L  6
Apr 17 Jimmy Duffy                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 26 Tim Callahan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  2 Eddie McCaffrey              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 22 Eddie McCaffrey              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 22 Frank Magee                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Dec 31 Eddie Mack                   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held
Dec 31 "Young" Cal McCarthy         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4

1898
Jan 28 Milton Tierney               Manayunk, Pa                     ND  6
Feb 18 Young Golden                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
May 12 Spike Clifford               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  5 Cole "Kid" Watson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 27 Jack Montroy                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Nov 11 Harry "Reddy" Wigmore        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 18 Jack Ashton                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 25 "Turkey Point" Billy Smith   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  2 Danny Neary                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 30 Jack Montroy                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1899
Feb 21 Frank Riley                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 22 Fred Johnson                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 19 John McCaffrey               Brooklyn, NY                     KO  3
Sep 16 Eddie Cain                   Brooklyn, NY                      D 10
Oct 13 Lew Ryall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 20 Lew Ryall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 13 Tony Moran                   Brooklyn, NY                      D 10
Dec  2 Tony Moran                   Brooklyn, NY                      W 10
Dec  4 Gus Gardner                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 22 "Fighting" Joe Allen         Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 22 Joe Sullivan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1900
Jan  6 Harry Forbes                 Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Jan 27 George Kane                  Brooklyn, NY                     KO  9
Feb 10 "Fighting" Joe Allen         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 20 Jerry Marshall               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 24 John Henry Johnson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  3 Arthur Jones                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  9 "Fighting" Joe Allen         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 30 Lew Ryall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  7 "Philadelphia" Jimmy Devine  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 14 Joe O'Hara                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 21 Eddie McCaffrey              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 28 Joe O'Hara                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 12 Jack Ashton                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 15 Patsy Corrigan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 18 John Henry Johnson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 25 Joe O'Hara                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  2 Joe Sullivan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  8 Tom O'Hara                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 15 Eddie McCaffrey              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 22 John Henry Johnson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 13 Joe O'Hara                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 20 "Fighting" Joe Allen         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 27 John Henry Johnson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 31 Lew Ryall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  3 Fred McFadden                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  6 Lew Ryall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 10 Kentucky Rosebud             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This man was "Walter Edgerton"
Aug 17 Joe O'Hara                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 24 Eugene Rowan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 31 John Loxley                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  1 Jack Lowery                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  7 Arthur Jones                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  8 Cole "Kid" Watson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 15 Eddie McCaffrey              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 17 Elwood McCloskey             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 22 John Loxley                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 26 John Henry Johnson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 29 Eugene Rowan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
Oct  1 Frank Bradley                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  6 Kentucky Rosebud             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This man was "Walter Edgerton"
Oct  8 Fred McFadden                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 15 Elwood McCloskey             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 20 Joe Fairburn                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 27 Joe Sullivan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 29 John Loxley                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  3 Cole "Kid" Watson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  8 Elwood McCloskey             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 12 Cole "Kid" Watson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 24 "Fighting" Joe Allen         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 30 Arthur Jones                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 15 Tody Banks                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 17 Lew Ryall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 21 Joe Fairburn                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1901
Apr 12 Cole "Kid" Watson            Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           It was prevented by the Director of Public Safety
Jun 18 Eddie McCaffrey              Wilmington, De                    W 10
Oct  2 Eddie McCaffrey              Shamokin, Pa                      D 15
Dec  6 Cole "Kid" Watson            Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  6 Fred McFadden                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 20 "Philadelphia" Jimmy Devine  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
          -Some sources report "TK 4"
Dec 28 Herman "Kid" Stein           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 30 Joe Sullivan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1902
Jan  1 Charles Mulhall              Shamokin, Pa                      D 15
Jan  4 Eddie McCaffrey              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 13 Sammy Smith                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 18 Cole "Kid" Watson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 20 Sammy Smith                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  1 Joe Fairburn                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 28 Sammy Smith                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  7 John Henry Johnson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 14 Tody Banks                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 15 Young Erne                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 21 Oliver Lewis                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "Oscar Lewis"; Some sources report "KO 5"
Mar 22 Cole "Kid" Watson            Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; 
           There was an illness in the family of Cole "Kid" Watson
Mar 29 Tom O'Hara                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  5 Joe Bernstein                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 19 Sammy Smith                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  3 William "Billy" Maharg       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 19 Young Erne                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 30 Lew Ryall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 13 Billy Maynard                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 18 William "Billy" Maharg       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 25 Danny Brennan                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  2 Eddie McCaffrey              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 11 William "Billy" Maharg       Lancaster, Pa                    ND 10
Dec 20 Freddie Freedler             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 26 Freddie Freedler             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 27 Young Erne                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1903
Jan  3 Young Erne                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 23 Danny Brennan                Philadelphia, Pa                 LF  2
Feb  5 Danny Brennan                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 12 William "Billy" Maharg       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  3 Solly Stroup                 Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Mar 16 George "Kid" Decker          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  9 Lew Ryall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 16 George "Kid" Decker          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 15 Tony Moran                   Philadelphia, Pa                 WF  3
May 28 Billy Kolb                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 11 Billy Willis                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 15 Eddie Lenny                  Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Jun 18 Billy Willis                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 22 Eddie Lenny                  Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Aug 10 Jack O'Neill                 Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Aug 24 Billy Willis                 Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Oct  5 George "Kid" Decker          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  6 Eddie Haney                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 13 Eddie Haney                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 19 Billy Manning                Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Oct 26 Joe Jackson                  Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Oct 28 Billy Manning                Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Dec 15 Billy Abramowitz             Atlantic City, NJ                 W  6

1904
Jan  5 Jack Bowler                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan  7 Willie Diddles               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 14 Hyman Copple                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 15 Herman "Kid" Stein           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 16 Solly Stroup                 Williamsport, Pa                  L 10
Feb 18 Jack Roller                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 22 John Kelly                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 25 Jack Roller                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  3 Phil Logan                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 31 Charles Cannon               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  5 Joe "Young" Dempsey          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  6 William "Billy" Maharg       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 12 Jack McClain                 Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Sep 26 Jack McClain                 Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Nov 18 Rosario "Kid" Locke          Wilmington, De                    L  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6"

1905
Sep 21 Gus Feldman                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 28 Eddie Fay                    Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  1
Oct  4 Kid Herman                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  7 Charles Cannon               Philadelphia, Pa                 WF  3
Oct 12 Abe Herman                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 26 Abe Herman                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 18 John "Kid" Gleason           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This bout looked fake

1907
Dec 19 Tommy Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1908
Mar 12 Young Loughrey               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  2
          -Perhaps, this bout should be considered "EX 2"

1909
Mar  2 Walter Lawrence              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  9 Matt Duff                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

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

1900
Dec  1 Arthur Jones                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1902
Oct 13 Harry Burke                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1903
Aug 25 Billy Willis                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 27 Young Erne                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1906
Nov 13 Jack McClain                 Chester, Pa                      ND  3

1907
Dec 19 Tommy Coleman                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

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

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