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Paddy Duffy (born 1864-11-12 in Boston, MA — died 1890-07-19) was an Irish-American and the first World Welterweight champion of the gloved era of boxing.


Professional career

Duffy won his first fight by KO over Skin Doherty in 1884 at age nineteen. Duffy’s final fight was against Australian champion Tom Meadows. After 45 rounds Duffy won on a foul.


Duffy died of tuberculosis in 1890 at the age of 25, while still recognized as champion.


Duffy has been elected to the IBHOF.

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