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Overview (5)

Born in Dundalk, Ireland
Died in San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameThomas J. Sharkey
Nicknames Iron Man
Tattooed sailor
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sailor Sharkey was born on November 26, 1873 in Dundalk, Ireland as Thomas J. Sharkey. He was an actor, known for The Thirteenth Juror (1927), The Cruise of the Hellion (1927) and Bashful Buccaneer (1925). He died on April 17, 1953 in San Francisco, California, USA.

Trade Mark (1)

A huge tattoo of a star and a battleship on his chest

Trivia (5)

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 2003.
Professional boxer in the transitional era from bareknuckles to gloves.
Won his first twenty professional contests by knock-out .
He is listed in boxing's top 100 hardest punchers.
When former heavy-weight champion James.J.Jeffries was asked who was the toughest opponent he had fought in his career, he always stated it was Tom.Sharkey. He and Sharkey had two very hard and close contests together, one was called a draw and the other one was won by Jeffries.

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