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Ike O'Neill Weir (1867 - 1908):
Boxer


Ike Weir was born in Lurgan, County Armagh and emigrated to the United States in 1886. Up until 1881 he had lost only one of his twenty eight professional fights as a featherweight boxer. He claimed the World Featherweight Title, the fight having been stopped in the eightieth round, and the claim is not universally accepted. He was knocked out in 1890 and lost the title to Billy Murphy of New Zealand. For the next four years he remained unbeaten, until in 1894 he lost to the ex-world champion, Young Griffo, and retired. His professional record includes twenty-nine wins, eight draws, three losses and one no-decision, in forty-one contests.

Born: 1867
Died: 1908
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