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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Joe Denning
(Joe Dineen)

BORN   1849; Brooklyn, New York
WEIGHT 180-190 lbs

Denning was not a polished boxer type but he was big and strong; He was the Champion of Williamsburg, New York in 1884

defeated such men as John Hughes and Henry Newbauer

       George Fryer                                                 SCH   
          -Sources report that this bout was held; The outcome is not known

Mar 20 John Cash                  New York, NY                       EX   

Jun  7 George Rooke               New York, NY                       LK  4

Dec 10 Joe Pendergast             New York, NY                       LK  3

Jan  3 John Hughes                New York, NY                       KO  2
          -Hughes was called the "Dangerous Blacksmith"
Jan  7 Hugh Burns                 New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 20 Charlie Mitchell           New York, NY                        L  4
May 12 Harry Shine                New York, NY                       EX   
          -Denning knocked Shine down
Dec  1 Henry Newbauer             New York, NY                       ND  4
Dec 26 Henry Newbauer             Brooklyn, NY                       KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 3"

Feb 23 William Springhall         New York, NY                        D  1
          -Police intervened
Nov 12 Denny Butler               New York, NY                        D  6
Nov 13 Jack Ashton                New York, NY                        D  4
Nov 18 Jack Ashton                Washington, DC                      L  6

Jan 30 Brian McKenna              Harlem, NY                          W  9
          -Some sources report "Jan 1885"
Feb 25 Jack Ashton                Providence, RI                     EX   
Mar  3 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Newark, NJ                         EX  3
Oct 26 Jack Ashton                Brooklyn, NY                       EX   
Oct 26 Frank Herald               Brooklyn, NY                       EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov  9 an unnamed opponent        Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           The opponent did not show
Nov 27 John P. Clow               Philadelphia, Pa                   LK  2

Feb 21 Jim Glynn                  Brooklyn, NY                       EX  3
Apr 28 Jack Burke                 Grand Rapids, Mi                    L  6
Sep 10 Jack Fallon                Brooklyn, NY                       EX  3
          -This bout was part of a Benefit for "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey;
           Fallon was better; Some sources report "L 3" in "New York, NY"
Dec 22 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Brooklyn, NY                       EX  2

Feb  7 Jack Fallon                New York, NY                       EX  4
          -Reports vary - "ND 4" - "ND 3"
Apr  3 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Brooklyn, NY                       EX  4
Nov    -Denning built a gymnasium adjoining his already
          existing Sporting House in Brooklyn, NY

*** Photo And Most Data Were Provided By Bill Schutte ***

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