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Tom Heeney boxer

Tom Heeney image
Status inactive
Age 86
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 72″/183cm
Debut 1920-02-12
Born 1898-05-18
Death 1984-06-15
Nationality New Zealand
Residence Gisborne, New Zealand
bouts
68
won
37
lost
22
draw
8
bouts
68
won
37
lost
22
draw
8
Status inactive
Age 86
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 72″/183cm
Debut 1920-02-12
Born 1898-05-18
Death 1984-06-15
Nationality New Zealand
Residence Gisborne, New Zealand

Thomas Heeney (18 May 1898 – 15 June 1984) was a professional heavyweight boxer from New Zealand, best known for unsuccessfully challenging champion Gene Tunney for the heavyweight championship of the world in New York City on 26 July 1928.

Thomas Heeney (18 May 1898 – 15 June 1984) was a professional heavyweight boxer from New Zealand, best known for unsuccessfully challenging champion Gene Tunney for the heavyweight championship of the world in New York City on 26 July 1928.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 27, 1933 Stanley Poreda WWWWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
March 7, 1933 Charley Retzlaff LWWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul LOSS
NWS
Dec. 6, 1932 Patsy Perroni WWWWWW Public Hall, Cleveland LOSS
Points
Oct. 25, 1932 John Schwake WWLWL Coliseum, Saint Louis DRAW
Points
March 16, 1932 Hans Birkie WLWLLW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Points
Feb. 22, 1932 Max Baer WWWWWW Seals Stadium, San Francisco LOSS
Points
Oct. 26, 1931 Giacomo Bergomas LDDWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
Oct. 5, 1931 Jose Santa WLWWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence DRAW
Points
Sept. 10, 1931 Jose Santa WWLWWW Mark's Stadium, Tiverton WIN
Points
April 20, 1931 Jimmy Slattery LWLW Buffalo Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
Points
April 6, 1931 Johnny Risko LWLLLL Arena Gardens, Toronto LOSS
Points
March 6, 1931 Charley Retzlaff WLWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 16, 1931 Max Baer WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
Oct. 13, 1930 Emmett Rocco WLLWLL Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh LOSS
Points
Sept. 29, 1930 Frank Cawley WWWWWW Kingston Armory, Kingston LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 8, 1930 George Panka DWWWWW Meyers Bowl, North Braddock WIN
Points
July 30, 1930 Tuffy Griffiths WLWWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1929 George Hoffman WDWLWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Points
Aug. 15, 1929 Victorio Campolo WLWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn LOSS
Technical knockout
May 29, 1929 Elzear Rioux WWWLWW Forum, Montreal WIN
DQ
March 12, 1929 Otto von Porat WLWWWW Coliseum, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 1, 1929 Jim Maloney WWWWDW Boston Garden, Boston LOSS
Points
July 26, 1928 Gene Tunney WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 1, 1928 Jack Delaney LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 13, 1928 Jack Sharkey WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Split-decision
Oct. 26, 1927 Johnny Risko WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
Sept. 30, 1927 Jim Maloney WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 8, 1927 Paulino Uzcudun WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
Aug. 4, 1927 Bud Gorman WWWLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
DQ
June 24, 1927 Jack DeMave WWDWWW Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Points
April 1, 1927 Paulino Uzcudun WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
Feb. 25, 1927 Charley Anderson WLLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1926 Jack Stanley WWWWWD National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
Points
Aug. 9, 1926 Bartley Madden WWLLWL Croke Park, Dublin WIN
Points
July 10, 1926 Phil Scott WLWWWL The Dell (Southampton FC), Southampton Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
July 5, 1926 Tom Berry LLWWWD The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
March 18, 1926 Charley Smith WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
DQ
Nov. 14, 1925 George 'Blackie' Miller WLDLLL Town Hall, Durban LOSS
DQ
Oct. 10, 1925 George 'Blackie' Miller LWLDLL Town Hall, Johannesburg WIN
DQ
July 1, 1925 Vic Morace City Hall, Cape Town WIN
KO
June 15, 1925 Johnny Squires WWWWWL City Hall, Cape Town WIN
Corner retirement
April 9, 1925 Johnny Squires WWWWWW Town Hall, Johannesburg WIN
Points
Feb. 12, 1925 George Cook LWWDDW Premierland, Whitechapel LOSS
Points
Jan. 19, 1925 Trooper Jim Young National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
KO
Nov. 3, 1924 Frans Hendrickx LLWLWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark
NC
Sept. 22, 1924 Phil Scott WWWDWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Feb. 19, 1924 Ern Young L Town Hall, Tokomaru Bay New Zealand Boxing Association Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 26, 1923 Jim O'Sullivan WWWL Opera House, Palmerston North New Zealand Boxing Association Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 1923 Jim O'Sullivan WWW Opera House, Gisborne New Zealand Boxing Association Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
Oct. 26, 1923 Jim Savage Princess Theatre, Napier WIN
KO
Sept. 26, 1923 Jim O'Sullivan WW Town Hall, Auckland New Zealand Boxing Association Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Aug. 14, 1923 Brian McCleary LWWLW King Edward's Barracks, Christchurch New Zealand Boxing Association Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 2, 1923 Jim Flett LLWLLL Opera House, Gisborne WIN
Technical knockout
June 4, 1923 Cyril Whittaker WLWWWW Town Hall, Auckland WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 1, 1923 Jack Complin LLWLWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1922 Ern Waddy WWDLL Unley Stadium, Adelaide DRAW
Points
Aug. 12, 1922 Charlie Taylor LWWWW Star Theatre, Mackay DRAW
Points
July 22, 1922 Tom Batho Theatre Royal, Townsville WIN
Technical knockout
June 30, 1922 Colin Bell WWDWWW Olympic Theatre, Mackay Australian Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
June 3, 1922 Jack Leahy WWWWWW Olympic Theatre, Mackay WIN
Points
May 1, 1922 Jim Flett WWLLWL Olympic Theatre, Mackay WIN
Points
March 17, 1922 Colin Bell LWWDWW Olympic Theatre, Mackay Australian Heavyweight

Australian National Boxing Federation Australasian Heavyweight

Australasian Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Feb. 11, 1922 Max Gornik LLWWWL Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 27, 1921 Colin Bell WWWLWW Opera House, Gisborne DRAW
Points
July 23, 1921 Jack Cole LLWWWW Kaikohu Hall, Te Karaka WIN
Points
Feb. 11, 1921 Albert Pooley WLLLLW Opera House, Gisborne New Zealand Boxing Association Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 27, 1920 Albert Pooley WWLLL Opera House, Gisborne New Zealand Boxing Association Heavyweight

Gisborne Times-Pooley had been named New Zealand Heavyweight Champion again, after Jimmy Clabby relinquished the title
WIN
Points
June 8, 1920 George Modrich LW Opera House, Gisborne WIN
Points
Feb. 12, 1920 Bill Bartlett WLWW Opera House, Gisborne WIN
Technical knockout