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Phil McGraw

W L D
27 26 7
12 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 64 rating
rounds 520 ranking
KOs 14%
 
global ID 10115
birth nameMitchell Karmanos
born 1905-03-23
death date1968-12-00 / age 63
debut1921-02-14 / age 15
divisionlightweight
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
residence
Detroit, Michigan, USA
birth place
Sparta, Greece

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
87 226 13 8 2

Career Record

87 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
140Mickey Salem
0
0
1
144
 L 
TKO4/0
Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
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140Al King
7
17
5
140
 W  
PTS6/6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
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139½Jimmy Irish Thompson
1
7
1
139
 W  
KO5/8
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
time: 1:49
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139Tony Scarpati
8
3
3
140
 L 
PTS6/6
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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139½Tony Scarpati
8
3
2
136
 D 
PTS6/6
Stauch's Arena, Coney Island, New York, USA
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133Mickey Cohen
45
9
6
131½
 L 
KO1/10
Denver, Colorado, USA
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136Ervin Berlier
19
4
1
134½
 L 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Jimmy Lascola 0-9
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133¾Johnny Cook
12
8
7
131¾
 L 
PTS12/12
Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Tommy Devlin
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135Johnny Cook
11
8
7
131½
 L 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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140Jack 'Kid' Berg
68
4
5
139½
 L 
PTS10/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
Attendance: 4,397
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132Tony Canzoneri
58
5
8
134
 L 
PTS10/10
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
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Al Foreman
64
14
8
 D 
PTS10/10
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reportedly Foreman's first bout in eight months. Montreal Herald
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135Sylvio Mireault
27
9
3
134
 W  
PTS10/10
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mireault substituted for Al Foreman. He was a "hero in defeat." Montreal Herald
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135Eddie Wolfe
11
4
4
134¾
 L 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Jimmy Moran
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135Louis 'Kid' Kaplan
79
16
13
134¾
 L 
PTS10/10
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
The Ring Record Book (1981) records this bout occurring January 14, but contemporary newspaper (Waterbury Republican) account confirms February 14 as the true date.
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135Benny Bass
72
8
2
126½
 W  
DQ4/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Bass was disqualified for hitting low. McGraw ws floored four times in this fight, three times in the first and once in the second round.
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135½Sid Terris
86
8
2
134¾
 L 
DQ6/0
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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134Jimmy McLarnin
36
5
3
136
 L 
TKO1/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
McGraw was knocked down four times.
time: 2:45   referee: Jack Dorman
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Bobby Burns
20
15
7
 W  
PTS10/10
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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134½Bobby Burns
19
15
7
135
 L 
DQ6/0
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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134Georgie Day
30
21
18
133½
 D 
PTS10/10
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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137Bobby Burns
19
15
6
135
 D 
PTS10/10
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
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Stanislaus Loayza
43
6
3
 L 
PTS10/10
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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133Sid Terris
84
6
2
131
 L 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Attendance: 13,232; Gate: $54,916
referee: Lou Magnolia   judge: Tom FlynnGeorge Kelly
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136½Benny Gould
18
22
7
137
 W  
PTS4/4
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
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Joey Kaufman
23
31
13
 L 
DQ6/0
Newark, New Jersey, USA
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134Sid Terris
84
5
2
132½
 W  
DQ2/10
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Terris was disqualified for a low blow.
referee: Patsy Haley
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Sid Terris
83
4
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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132¼Sammy Mandell
46
4
4
135
 L 
PTS10/10
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
World Lightweight Title
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
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Clicky Clark
18
4
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Tommy Meeking
5
3
1
 W  
KO6/0
Lansing, Michigan, USA
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133Charley Manty
28
29
4
133½
 W  
PTS10/10
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Clicky Clark
17
4
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Joe O'Connor   judge: Jack CunninghamAl Burke
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135½Clicky Clark
16
4
2
135
 L 
PTS10/10
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jack Dekkers   judge: Jack CunninghamAl Burke
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134½Tod Morgan
59
7
19
131½
 W  
MD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Attendance: 10,018; Gate: $29,948
One judge & referee gave the nod to McGraw while the second judge scored a draw. "Morgan showed great gameness but waited too long to start his drive." (AP)
referee: Tommy Sheridan
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Johnny Rocco
20
11
6
 W  
KO4/10
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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134¾Johnny Ceccoli
25
14
8
135½
 W  
NWS10/10
113th Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
McGraw won the newspaper decision (New York Times).
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132½Ace Hudkins
38
8
12
139½
 L 
PTS12/12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Patsy Haley   judge: Charles F. MathisonBilly Joh
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Johnny Ceccoli
25
11
7
 D 
PTS10/10
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Jimmy Henahan   judge: Mike BernsteinFreddie Seymour
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137Johnny Rocco
19
10
5
136
 N 
ND10/10
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
McGraw was better.
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133¼Ace Hudkins
37
8
12
136
 L 
MD15/15
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
referee: Eddie Purdy
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Jack Duffy
4
2
1
 W  
TKO12/12
Armory, Toledo, Ohio, USA
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Eddie Wagner
41
14
8
 W  
PTS10/10
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
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135½Georgie Balduc
20
13
3
131½
 W  
PTS10/10
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
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134Eddie Wagner
40
14
8
133½
 L 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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133¾Stanislaus Loayza
37
3
0
134
 D 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Patsy Haley   judge: Tom FlynnGeorge Patrick
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135½Johnny Rocco
19
7
5
132¾
 W  
PTS12/12
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
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132¾Stanislaus Loayza
34
3
0
133¾
 L 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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134¾Basil Galiano
42
11
5
135½
 W  
PTS12/12
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
referee: Young Otto   judge: Billy JohCharles Wood
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135Luis Vicentini
20
8
2
135¼
 W  
PTS12/12
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
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Jackie Reynolds
1
2
0
 W  
KO5/0
Lansing, Michigan, USA
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Red Chapman
45
14
0
 L 
NWS10/0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
"Chapman was much too clever for McGraw"-Boston Globe
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Tommy Herman
11
0
2
 W  
NWS10/10
East Chicago, Indiana, USA
McGraw won the newspaper decision. (Ironwood Daily Globe)
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Sammy Mandell
34
4
3
 D 
PTS12/12
Windsor Arena, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Luis Vicentini
20
8
2
 W  
NWS10/10
Detroit, Michigan, USA
(Chicago Tribune)
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Bobby Garcia
46
18
7
 W  
NWS10/10
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
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Johnny Horvath
22
9
2
 W  
TKO8/12
Toledo, Ohio, USA
 W  
TKO
8/12

Toledo, Ohio, USA
referee: Ollie Pecord
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Cleveland Johnny Downes
16
13
2
 W  
TKO5/10
Toledo, Ohio, USA
 W  
TKO
5/10

Toledo, Ohio, USA
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Young Tony Caponi
27
12
7
 N 
ND12/12
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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Frankie Callahan
13
8
3
 W  
NWS10/10
Prudden Auditorium, Lansing, Michigan, USA
McGraw was the aggressor. George Alderton of the Lansing State Journal said that "if there was a decision to be made we would be given it to McGraw on points without much hesitation," but spent much of the rest of his report describing how cleverly Callahan fought. (Source: Herb Goldman).
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Jack Duffy
3
0
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Armory, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
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Jack Darry
6
0
0
 W  
KO2/10
Lansing, Michigan, USA
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Red MacDonalddebut
 N 
ND10/10
Lansing, Michigan, USA
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Willie Farrelli
4
7
1
 L 
NWS10/10
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Observer-Dispatch -- Farelli described as from Buffalo
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132Eddie Wagner
28
8
6
130
 L 
UD10/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
7-2-1. Wagner won the decision of both judges and the referee (New York Sun).
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Al Corbett
16
2
0
 D 
NWS12/12
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
From the Pittsburgh Post. McGraw's record (Everlast Boxing Record, 1926 edition) incorrectly shows this fight as occurring on January 5, 1925 in Louisville.
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Johnny Horvath
21
6
1
 W  
NWS10/10
White Maple Pavilion, Mansfield, Ohio, USA
Newspaper decision from the Mansfield News
referee: Henry Leucht
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Billy Petersondebut
 W  
NWS10/10
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
(Chicago Tribune)
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Johnny Mellow
1
1
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Armouries, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Leo Giunchi
13
3
3
 N 
ND8/8
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Annuario della boxe italiana 2009
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Johnny Horvath
15
3
0
 L 
PTS0/0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
exact result unknown (win for Horvath)
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Tony Rossdebut
 L 
NWS10/10
Detroit, Michigan, USA
(Observer-Dispatch)
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Charley Glaser
2
1
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Detroit, Michigan, USA
(Observer-Dispatch)
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Frankie Farmer
7
3
0
 L 
NWS8/8
Fair Grounds Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USA
(Chicago Tribune)
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Young Hurleydebut
 L 
NWS10/10
Detroit, Michigan, USA
(Chicago Tribune)
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Red McDonald
8
2
1
 L 
NWS10/10
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
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Ted White
2
0
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press. McGraw landed the heavier blows; in fact the Detroit Free Press likened White's punches to slaps.
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Harry Harris
0
1
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press
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Tommy Doyle
2
1
0
 W  
TKO5/10
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Joe Dillon
0
2
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Olympic A.C., Detroit, Michigan, USA
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press and Chicago Tribune
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Red McDonald
8
1
1
 L 
NWS10/10
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press
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Battling Pembertondebut
 W  
KO2/10
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
According to the Detroit Free Press, Pemberton started like a race horse but McGraw stood off and found the range to soon put him out.
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Johnny Hanlon
0
1
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman). It was a close fight, but McGraw had a small margin of victory.
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Phil Gusmano
1
0
0
 D 
NWS10/10
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Newspaper decision from the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman). McGraw was only 17 years old. He was dropped twice, briefly, but fought back very well and got a great hand from the audience.
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Jack Shermandebut
 L 
NWS6/6
Moose Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Newspaper decision from the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman). Sherman gave McGraw a licking.
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Sid Butlerdebut
 W  
TKO5/6
Moose Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman). McGraw was billed as "Young McGraw."
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Buck Millerdebut
 W  
KO2/6
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman). McGraw was billed as "Young McGraw." This may have been his professional debut.
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No Contest
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