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Cal McCarthy

W L D
12 3 5
8 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 20
rounds 261
KOs 40%
 
global ID 10682
birth nameCharles McCarthy
aliasThe Wonder
born 1869-01-01
death date1895-11-27 / age 26
debut1888-02-16 / age 19
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 2½″   /   159cm
residence
New York, New York, USA
birth place
McClintocksville, Pennsylvania, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1894-01-18
Fred Precious0 1 0
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
LKO1/0
 L 
KO
1/0
  
1893-03-25
125Jim Brown116debut
Grand Central Palace, New York, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Dominick McCaffrey
Results from the NY Herald.
1892-05-30
121½Robert Burns1171 0 1
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO8/0
 L 
TKO
8/0
  
When weighing in it was discovered McCarthy outweighed Burns. It was agreed that if McCarthy won he would forfeit $500, it was upon receipt of this information that McCarthy got drunk. Although he was put to bed early and prayed over by his trainers, he could not sober up in time. He made a good showing in the first round, was knocked down twice in the second, was knocked around the ring in the third, and fell down without being hit in the fourth. He sat down near the end of the eighth, with an air of simulated sorrow, and wisely wagged his head in the negative when vociforously requested by his handlers to get up and fight it out. New York Times
1892-01-27
115½Tom Callaghan1158 1 2
Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO14/20
 W  
KO
14/20
  
referee: Professor John Duffy
For a $2000 purse, $1500 to the winner and $500 to the loser. Callaghan billed as 'The Irishman' having broken his right hand the previous month, used only his left.
1891-09-22
Tommy Warren23 2 6
Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO21/0
 W  
KO
21/0
  
referee: Professor John Duffy
At stake was a purse of $1,500, with $300 going to the loser. McCarthy was stronger and had a longer reach. Warren showed his usual ducking skill, but wore down during the latter part of the bout. The Los Angeles Times
1891-09-04
Robert Burnsdebut
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1891-03-31
114½George Dixon113½12 1 9
Troy Bicycle Club, Troy, New York, USA
LTKO22/0
 L 
TKO
22/0
  
referee: Jere Dunn
World Featherweight Title
Six-ounce gloves were used. McCarthy was down 7 times in 22d and not out for 23.
1890-07-01
Mike McGoffdebut
New York, New York, USA
W PTS0/0
 W  
PTS
0/0
  
Date/Result unsure
1890-02-07
114½George Dixon114½10 1 8
Union AC, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS70/0
 D 
PTS
70/0
  
American Featherweight Title
Dixon claimed World Featherweight title
Fight lasted 70 rounds, some 4:39; "regulation gloves (2 oz)" & Police Gazette Rules
1889-11-27
115¾Mike McGough1161 2 0
near Nyack, New York, USA
W TKO7/0
 W  
TKO
7/0
  
time: 1:03
Promoted as for World Featherweight Title
Brooklyn Eagle reports this fought on a barge in the Hudson River and Nolan's jaw broken
Purse $450 to McCarthy, $50 to Nolan. Skintight gloves and Queensberry Rules at 114 pounds, give or take 2 pounds
McGough fought as Mike Nolan in USA
1889-04-26
Johnny Murphy2 1 2
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1889-04-05
Matt McCarthydebut
Long Island, New York, USA
W TKO6/0
 W  
TKO
6/0
  
1889-01-25
114Harry Walton110½debut
Trenton, New Jersey, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Bantamweight Championship of America
Queensbury Rules & skin tight gloves, finish fight, $750 purse
1888-12-24
Tommy Spider Kelly2 1 3
New York, New York, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
American Bantamweight Title
The Boxing Yearbook 2000
1888-11-21
George Young1 0 0
Long Island Sound, New York, USA
W KO9/0
 W  
KO
9/0
  
George 'Monk' Young died two months later of injuries sustained in this fight
1888-09-17
114Eugene Hornbacher1140 0 1
Resort near Sand Point, New York, New York, USA
W DQ21/0
 W  
DQ
21/0
  
McCarthy claimed the Featherweight Championship of America
(1:25:00)
1888-05-28
116Sylvie Burnsdebut
Dartmouth A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DTD16/20
 D 
TD
16/20
  
referee: Tom P. Evans
Results from the Boston Daily Globe. The police stopped the bout. The referee declared that, although McCarthy had much the better of the contest, they had not finished the agreed upon 20 rounds and thus he had no choice but to declare the bout a draw.
1888-05-10
Joe Flaherty1 2 1
Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO7/7
 W  
TKO
7/7
  
1888-03-15
Joe Flaherty1 1 1
Fisherman's Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Pat Griffin
Results from the NY Sun. McCarthy listed as "Charles McCarthy".
1888-02-16
Joe Flaherty1 0 1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Results from the NY Sun. A later report stated that this was McCarthy's pro debut.
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No Contest
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