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Patsy Sweeney
(Patrick John Sweeney)
(the "Manchester Whirlwind")

BORN   March 3 1879; Galway, Ireland
DIED.. 1948; Manchester, New Hampshire
HEIGHT 5-7 3/4
WEIGHT 133 lbs
MANAGER Tom Maguire

Sweeney was a talented warrior who came to fight and defeated several champions; However, his record does not reflect how good he was since he fought during a period when many fights that went the distance were ruled as "draws"; At his peak, he was carefully avoided; There is much confusion concerning details of his early bouts

Patsy defeated such men as Eddie Connolly, William "Matty" Matthews, Billy Gardner, Andy Watson, Billy Ernst, Ned "Kid" Broad, Jack Downey, Marty McCue, Owen Ziegler, Hiram "Hymie" Goldstein, Tim Kearns, Jerome Quigley and Paddy Fenton; Reportedly, he defeated Jack "Twin" Sullivan and George "Kid" Lavigne also

From the Manchester (NH) Union-Leader -- (Oct 21 1906)

From the Boston (Ma) Globe --
(Nov 7 1903)

Gordon MacKay was a sportswriter from Philadelphia; John Jordan was a historian for the Ancient Order of Hibernians; Terry McGovern was the Bantamweight Champion of the World and the Featherweight Champion of the World

1897
       Jimmy Stewart                                                  W 11
       Scotty Coyne                                                   W  5
       Andy Robinson                                                  W  2
       John Ennis                                                     W  1
Mar 24 Billy Gardner              Hookset, NH                         D  5
Mar 28 Billy Gardner              Lynn, Ma                            D 10

1898
Apr  5 Billy Gardner              Lynn, Ma                            D 10
          -Featherweight Championship of New Hampshire;
           Some sources report "W 10";
           Some sources report "W 5"
Jun 29 Spike Haley                Boston, Ma                          D  6
Oct  7 Dan Snyder                 Boston, Ma                          D  6
          -Some sources report "D 5" on 10/17/98
Oct 26 Spike Haley                Boston, Ma                         TK  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"
Oct 31 Bob Armstrong              Boston, Ma                         KO  2
Nov  4 Andy Daly                  Boston, Ma                         TK  7
          -Some sources report "W 6";
           Some sources report "W 7"
Nov 10 Dan Brennan                Boston, Ma                         TK  2
          -Some sources report 11/18/98
Nov 17 Ben DeBerry                Boston, Ma                          D  4
Nov 21 Billy Wilson               Boston, Ma                         TK  2
          -Some sources report "Bob Wilson"
Nov 25 Jig Stone                  Boston, Ma                          W  8
Dec  5 Ned Maher                  Charlestown, Ma                     W  3
          -Some sources report "Ed Meagher"
Dec  6 G. Murray                  Boston, Ma                          D  6
Dec  7 John McMahon               Boston, Ma                         TK  2
          -Some sources report 12/08/98

1899
Jan 11 Mose King                  New London, Ct                     TK  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Jan 16 Ned "Kid" Broad            New Haven, Ct                      TK  9
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Jan 20 Billy Chisholm             Manchester, NH                      W 12
Feb 22 Marty McCue                Hartford, Ct                        W 10
Mar 13 Joe Handler                Brooklyn, NY                        W 10
          -Some sources report "L 10"
Apr  3 Lou DeMonge                Brooklyn, NY                       KO  2
          -Some sources report "W 19";
           Some sources report "TK 19"
Apr  5 Young Sykes                Trenton, NJ                        TK  7
          -Some sources report "W 7"
Apr 19 Jimmy Lawler               Hartford, Ct                       KO  3
May  8 Jack Downey                Brooklyn, NY                       TK 17
          -Some sources report "W 17"
May 23 Bob Gormley                New York, NY                       TK  6
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Jul  4 Joe Flaherty               Manchester, NH                     KO 16
Jul 29 Henry Wilson               Brooklyn, NY                       WF  8
          -Some sources report "Howard Wilson"
Aug  7 Hiram Goldstein            Coney Island, NY                   TK  9
          -Some sources report "W 9"
Dec  2 Billy Ernst                Brooklyn, NY                        W 20
          -Some sources report "TK 4"
Dec 23 Whitey Lester              Brooklyn, NY                       TK  4

1900
Jan  1 Dal Hawkins                Hartford, Ct                       LT  2
Mar  2 George "Elbows" McFadden   New York, NY                       LT 21
          -Some sources report "L 21"
Apr 24 Mickey Riley               Boston, Ma                          D  6
May 11 Joe Reed                   Cambridge, Ma                      WF  7
May 14 Chip Morrison              Brooklyn, NY                       TK  3
Jun  4 Eugene Reardon             Brooklyn, NY                       TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Jul  7 Otto Knopp                 Buffalo, NY                        KO  9
Jul 27 Jerome Quigley             Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  3
          -Some sources report "W 3" on 7/28/00
Jul 30 Jim Maloney                Brooklyn, NY                       TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Aug  3 Tommy Cleary               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 20 Jimmy Reilly               Brooklyn, NY                       KO  3
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"
Aug 24 Harry Berger               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 31 Andy Watson                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report "Jack Sweeney"
Sep  3 Jack Sloane                New London, Ct                     KO  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
Sep 28 Paddy Fenton               Manchester, NH                     WF  6
          -Some sources report 9/29/00
Oct 31 Andy Watson                Manchester, NH                      W 20
          -Some sources report "D 20"
Dec 19 George "Elbows" McFadden   Boston, Ma                          D 15

1901
Jan 29 Andy Watson                Manchester, NH                      D 15
Feb 22 Eddie Connolly             Hartford, Ct                       KO  5
Mar 12 Sam Parretto               Memphis, Tn                        WF  7
Mar 26 Perry Queenan              Memphis, Tn                         D 20
Apr 16 Joe Carter                 Middletown, Ct                     TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Sep  2 William "Matty" Matthews   Hartford, Ct                        L 20
Nov 20 Paddy Fenton               New London, Ct                     TK  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
Dec  5 George "Elbows" McFadden   New Haven, Ct                      LT  7
          -Some sources report "D 6"

1902
Jan 10 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Manchester, NH                      L 15
Feb 10 Andy Watson                Springfield, Ma                     W 15
Mar  6 Eugene Reardon             New Britain, Ct                    KO  3
Apr  1 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Boston, Ma                          L 15
May 29 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Boston, Ma                         ND 10
Jul  2 Tim Kearns                 Massabesic, NH                     TK  1
          -Some sources report "W 1" at "Manchester, NH"
Aug 22 Mike Kearns                Providence, RI                     LT  3
Sep  3 Gus Ziegler                Baltimore, Md                      TK  5
          -Some sources report "W 5"
Sep 11 William "Matty" Matthews   New Britain, Ct                    KO  5
          -Some sources report "W 5"
Oct  1 Gus Ziegler                Boston, Ma                         KO  2
          -Some sources report "ND 6" at "Philadelphia, Pa" on 9/30/02
Oct 18 Harry Berger               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 19 Owen Ziegler               Boston, Ma                         TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Nov 27 George "Elbows" McFadden   New Britain, Ct                     L 20
Dec 30 Belfield Walcott           Boston, Ma                          D  8

1903
Jan 23 Belfield Walcott           Boston, Ma                          D  8
          -Some sources report 1/26/03
Feb  9 Belfield Walcott           Boston, Ma                          D  8
Feb 23 Jimmy Gardner              Boston, Ma                          D 15
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Aug 10 Jimmy Gardner              Manchester, NH                      L 15
Aug 31 Andy Watson                Manchester, NH                      W 15
Nov  6 Shadow Morris              Boston, Ma                         KO 10
Nov 20 Sam Langford               Boston, Ma                         LK 12
Dec 18 Belfield Walcott           Boston, Ma                          D 12
Dec 25 Billy "Honey" Mellody      Lawrence, Ma                        L 12

1904
Jan 21 Billy "Honey" Mellody      Lawrence, Ma                        L 12
Mar  9 Joe Reed                   Berlin, NH                          L 15
Mar 24 Billy "Honey" Mellody      Portland, Me                       LK  9
Apr  7 Jack Dwyer                 Lawrence, Ma                       TK  5
Apr 14 John L. Sullivan Jr.       Bellows Falls, Vt                   D 12
Jul  4 Jimmy Gardner              Manchester, NH                     LK  4
Aug  8 Charles McCarthy           Manchester, NH                     KO  1
Oct 10 Bartley Connolly           Manchester, NH                     LT  8

1905
May  8 Mike Donovan               Ithaca, NY                          L  6
Dec 26 Jack Ryan                  New York, NY                       ND  3

1906
       George Jansen              New York, NY                       ND  3

1907
Feb 12 Blink McCloskey            New York, NY                       ND  6

1908
Jan 10 Art Cote                   Manchester, NH                     TK  2
Aug 19 William "Matty" Matthews   Brooklyn, NY                       ND  6

1909
Nov  3 Maurice Lemoine            Webster, Ma                        LK  2

1911
Feb 22 Jimmy Quinlan              Manchester, NH                      D  6

1912
Dec 23 Tommy O'Rourke             Manchester, NH                      W  8

1922
Oct 30 Paul Diggins               Nashua, NH                          L 10


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

1898
Oct 19 George "Kid" Lavigne       Boston, Ma                          D  6
Nov 16 George "Kid" Lavigne       Boston, Ma                          W  4

1899
Jan  2 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Cambridge, Ma                      TK  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"
May    Tim Kearns                 New York, NY                        W   


*** Much Data Was Provided By Paul Zabala and Luckett Davis, IBRO ***

*** Much Data Was Provided By Gary Titus (of North Carolina) ***

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

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