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Joe Thomas
(Joseph Daly)

BORN   August 30 1886; Beverly, Massachusetts
DIED February 1 1926; Boston, Massachusetts
HEIGHT 5-8
WEIGHT 154-164 lbs

 

 

Thomas was a "top quality" fighter - ready, willing and able - who could box and punch; He tangled with the best middleweights during the teens; Joe is most famous for his four bouts with Stanley Ketchel in which they knocked each other around; Reportedly, Thomas was a brother-in-law to Billy Gardner
 
During his career, Thomas defeated such men as Billy "Honey" Mellody, Bill McKinnon, Eddie Chambers, Terry Kellar, Vic Hansen and Terry Martin

1904
Feb 11 Jack Morarity              San Francisco, Ca                  KO  3
Mar  4 Jack Brown                 San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
Mar 28 Sailor Platt               San Francisco, Ca                  KO  3
Apr 23 George Braun               San Francisco, Ca                  KO  3
May  4 George Cooper              San Francisco, Ca                  KO  2
May 30 George Petersen            San Francisco, Ca                   L  4
Jun 14 Sailor Stuart              San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
Jul  4 Bouar Wilt                 San Francisco, Ca                  KO  4
Aug  7 Ted Wolff                  San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
Sep  3 Frank Mayfield             San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
Oct 12 Jack Mclaughlin            San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
Nov 14 Kid Layfette               San Francisco, Ca                   W  6
Dec 22 George Petersen            San Francisco, Ca                   W  4

1905
Jul 17 George “K.O.” Brown        Colma, Ca                           D 10
Aug 29 Jack Clancy                Vallejo, Ca                        KO  9
Oct 19 Jack Burke                 Sacramento, Ca                     KO  5
Dec 16 Kid Gorman                 Redding, Ca                        KO 15

1906
Jan 11 Al Neill                   Vallejo, Ca                        KO 14
Jan 29 George Herberts            Colma, Ca                          TK 10
          -Some sources report 1/30/06
May 25 Jules Klein                Terre Haute, In                    KO  2
Jun 11 Mike Donovan               Terre Haute, In                     D 10
Jul 12 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul 30 Tommy Sullivan             Chelsea, Ma                        TK  9
          -Some sources report "KO 11";
           Some sources report 7/31/06
Sep  3 Billy “Honey” Mellody      Chelsea, Ma                        TK 11
Sep 29 Harry Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 24 Dick Fitzpatrick           Colma, Ca                          KO 10
          -Some sources report "KO 16" at "San Francisco, Ca"
Nov 30 Frank McConnell            San Francisco, Ca                  KO  1
Nov 30 Al Neill                   San Francisco, Ca                   L 10
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
           Thomas was to knockout Neill or forfeit the decision;
           Neill lasted and claimed the win

1907
Mar  5 Billy “Honey” Mellody      Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report 3/06/07
May 18 Tommy Sullivan             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report 5/16/07
Jun 26 Kid Cowles                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul  4 Stanley Ketchel            Marysville, Ca                      D 20
Sep  2 Stanley Ketchel            Colma, Ca                          LK 32
          -Many sources report Middleweight Championship of the World;
           Some sources report "San Francisco, Ca"
Dec 12 Stanley Ketchel            San Francisco, Ca                   L 20
          -Early sources report Middleweight Championship of the World

1908
Jan 21 Jack “Twin” Sullivan       Los Angeles, Ca                    ND 10
          -Some sources report 1/31/08
Aug 18 Stanley Ketchel            San Francisco, Ca                  LT  2
          -Some sources report Middleweight Championship of the World;
           Other sources insist that it was not a title bout
Nov 24 Sailor Burke               Boston, Ma                          L 12

1909
Feb 25 Hugo Kelly                 New York, NY                       LK  5
          -Some sources report "LK 6"
May  3 Joe Williams               Schenectady, NY                    KO  4
          -Some sources report "Jim Williams"
Jun 29 Tommy Sullivan             Boston, Ma                          L 12
Aug 17 Harry Mansfield            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 20 Bartley Connolly           Glens Falls, NY                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Nov  4 Jack Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 29 Bill McKinnon              Schenectady, NY                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10" on 11/30/09
Dec  7 Tommy Crawford             Lowell, Ma                         TK  5
          -Some sources report "KO 7"
Dec 18 Frank Klaus                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6


1910
Jan 21 Harry Mansfield            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report 1/25/10
Mar  3 “Montana” Jack Sullivan    Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 21 Eddie Chambers             Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  3
May 19 Billy Papke                San Francisco, Ca                  LK 16
Jul 28 Terry Kellar               Ogden, Ut                          TK 12
          -Some sources report "W 12"

1911
Jan 18 Tommy Sullivan             Manchester, NH                      D 15
Feb  4 Andy Morris                Portland, Me                       ND  6 
Feb  8 Frank Mantell              Augusta, Me                        ND 12
          -Some sources report "ND 6" on 2/06/11;
           Some sources report 2/07/11
Apr  5 Bill McKinnon              Manchester, NH                      L 15 
Jun 15 Leo Houck                  Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
          -Some sources report 6/16/11
Oct 21 Vic Hansen                 Coalinga, Ca                       KO 13 
Nov 15 Fritz Holland              Oakland, Ca                         L 10
          -Some sources report 11/16/11

1912
Apr 12 Terry Martin               Lowell, Ma                         KO  8
Jul  4 Jack Dillon                Terre Haute, In                    LT  8
Oct 23 Patsy Haley                New York, NY                        W 10
Dec 13 Billy Grupp                New York, NY                       ND 10
          -Some sources report "Willie Grupp" on 12/13/11
Dec 27 Bill McKinnon                                                  D 12 

1913
Jan 17 Battling Eldredge          Lowell, Ma                         TK  3
Feb 14 Blink McCloskey            Lowell, Ma                         WF  8
          -Some sources report "TK 8"
Feb 26 Tommy Sullivan             Lawrence, Ma                        D 12
          -Some sources report 2/27/12

1916
Mar 10 Anton The Greek            Racine, Wi                         LK  1

1921
Feb 19 Jack “Twin” Sullivan       Boston, Ma                         LT  3

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

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