Boxing in SF in the 1890's 'Torpedo'Billy Murphy v Ike Weir 'The Belfast spider' : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

Does anyone have any information about boxing in San Francisco in the 1890's

Any old photos Newspaper articles programs etc

In particular does anyone have any information on either of these two Featherweight Boxers

Torpedo Billy Murphy and Ike O'Neil Weir 'The Belfast Spider'

Any leads or info would be much appreciated

-- Matthew and Robyn Carrucan (, January 05, 2001



I have been a collector/dealer of vintage boxing memorabilia for nearly twenty five years and during that time have accumulated a fairly extensive archive of original reference sources. Perhaps I can be of assistance if you wish to e.mail specific informaton which you are seeking.


Harry Shaffer Antiquities of the Prize Ring

-- Harry Shaffer (, February 17, 2001.

Hi, I am interested in Ike Weir for a different reason to you. I am trying to get a monument erected to ike in his home town of Lurgan, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland. He was not from Belfast as so many people believe but he did most of his training and sparring in Belfast. I am a member of the Master Mc Grath community festival, which takes place in mid August every summer. I thought it would be a good idea if we , as a community group, did something to honour a local hero. We have one or two old photographs of Ike if you are interested and likewise we would be glad to see what photographs and other information you have on Ike . Many thenks, John Hegarty

-- john hegarty (, January 29, 2003.

Cool. I am posting this from a diff IP address.
My mom is from Armagh and she grew up in Mountnorris and Glenanne.
Irish Hill used to have Irish boxing.

-- Piano Man (, January 29, 2003.

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