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Jerry Slattery

BORN 1863; Ireland (moved to Australia; Then, fought out of San Francisco and later Leadville, Colorado)
HEIGHT 5-10 1/2
WEIGHT 163-250 lbs

Oct 24 Jack Brady                   San Francisco, Ca                 D 19
          -Heavyweight Championship of the Pacific Coast
Dec    Bill Williams                San Francisco, Ca                 W  5
          -The men refused to fight any more after learning of the small
            purse they would be paid

May 21 Curley Hughes                Drake's Landing, NY               W  3
          -Bare knuckles were used
Feb 14 Bill Williams                West Berkeley, Ca                WF  7
          -Reports vary - "TK 9" - "WF 5" - "WF 6"

Apr 24 John Galvin                  San Francisco, Ca               SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Slattery was ill
Aug 11 -Slattery refereed the Gus Brown vs. William Oppenheimer bout in
          San Francisco, Ca

Aug 23
-Slattery was scheduled to have a benefit in San Francisco, Ca
Dec 25
-Slattery got into a fight in a saloon at the corner of 6th
          and Folsom Streets; Slattery left the saloon but was found,
          jailed, and charged with assault

       Ben Tracy                    San Francisco, Ca                TK  2
May  8 Jim Rodda                    Virginia City, Nv                TK  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Sep  3 "Denver" Ed Smith            Salt Lake City, Ut              SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Slattery did not show
Sep  6 Charles Lange                Salt Lake City, Ut               WF  2
          -Some sources report 09/12/1886;
           Reports vary - "WF 1" - "KO 1" - "LK 1"

       -Slattery worked as a policeman in Butte, Mt
Aug 25 Tally Owens                  Butte, Mt                        LF 10
Oct 21 George Kessler               Butte, Mt                         D 20

Aug 17 Pat Allen                    near St. Louis, Mo               TK  7
          -The referee rendered no decision; Some sources report a 9-round bout

Aug  1 Jake Kilrain                 New York                         LT  2

Feb  6 John McReynolds              Archibald, Pa                    KO  3
Apr 15 George Baker                 Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 KO  2
Apr 30 Tom McMahon                  New York, NY                     EX  
          -This bout was part of a benefit for Frank "Paddy" Slavin
Jun 29 Billy Wilson                 New York, NY                    SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Negotiations fell through

Jan 20 Ed Curry                     Yonkers, NY                     SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 19 Joe Choynski                 New York, NY                     LK  2
          -Some sources report 04/21/1892; Slattery was knocked down
           three times in the first round; He was knocked down four times
           in the second round
Apr 22 Jim Hall                     New York, NY                     LK  2
May 11 Bob Fitzsimmons              New York, NY                     LK  2

Nov 21 Dan Creedon                  New York, NY                     LK  2
Dec    Isaac "Ike" Weir             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
          -This bout was reportedly held during Dec 17-24

Jan 11 C.A.C. Smith                 near Dolgeville, NY              WF  5
          -Smith knocked Slattery down and struck him while down

May  2 Peter Maher                  Washington, DC                   EX  1
May  8 Peter Maher                  Baltimore, Md                    LK  1
Dec 14 "Denver" Ed Smith            Birmingham, Al                    L  3
Dec 17
-Slattery was jailed in Birmingham, Alabama for assault
           upon a citizen while drunk; Mike Queenan, another fighter,
           was in a cell next to him

Mar 10 -Slattery got into a fight with Jack Devine in St. Louis, Mo
           (Joe Murphy's Saloon, 11th and Chestnut Streets); They first
           got into a quarrel in Quinn's Saloon, near Standard Theater;
           Slattery knocked Devine through the swinging doors out onto
           the sidewalk; Police broke up the fight; No one was arrested

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

       Mike Lavish                                                   TK  1

       Jack Gasmer                  Grass Valley, Ca                 KO  2

       Jack Davis                                                    KO  1
          -Heavyweight Championship of Colorado;
           This was a "private" fight

Aug 17 Pat McHugh                   Portland, Or                     LK 32

       Fred Morris                                                    L  2

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