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Billy McCarthy

W L D
21 18 11
16 KOs 10 KOs
last 6


bouts 67
rounds 624
KOs 22%
 
global ID 10789
aliasProfessor
born 1860-01-01
death date1931-10-30 / age 71
debut1886-04-10 / age 26
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 6½″   /   169cm
residence
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
birth place
Poplar, London, United Kingdom

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
74 30 3 0 4

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1899-06-03
Jim Cassidydebut
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1898-12-18
Harry Guyondebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO6/0
 W  
TKO
6/0
  
1897-02-22
Australian Jim Ryan11 7 3
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
LKO12/0
 L 
KO
12/0
  
1897-01-14
Billy Needhamdebut
Brooklyn Bridge A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Gate receipts were so poor that this was the only bout on the card. Billed as Billy Leedam. Referee: Joe Choynski
1896-12-31
Nick Burley31 5 3
Tuxedo A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO2/0
 L 
KO
2/0
  
McCarthy down in the 2nd round.
1896-12-21
152Tommy Ryan14534 1 7
Empire A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
LTKO7/20
 L 
TKO
7/20
  
1896-09-07
Charlie McKeever18 2 2
Caledonian A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1896-03-17
Paddy Smith5 4 2
Galveston, Texas, USA
W KO10/0
 W  
KO
10/0
  
1895-09-04
Herman Bernau0 2 0
Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LKO4/0
 L 
KO
4/0
  
1895-04-27
Dan Creedon20 1 7
Tremont Opera House, Galveston, Texas, USA
LKO1/0
 L 
KO
1/0
  
1895-03-16
Solly Smith15 5 7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1895-02-02
Billy Layton2 1 0
Galveston, Texas, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1894-09-05
154Nonpareil Jack Dempsey14651 3 10
Auditorium Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Professor John Duffy
1894-04-23
Charles Lynch1 0 0
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1894-04-07
Brooklyn Jimmy Carroll3 0 0
Lenox Lyceum, New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Charles H. Sagel
1894-03-13
Dick Moore42 6 7
Cribb's Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1894-02-19
Fred Woods3 3 5
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
1893-11-25
Frank Craig13 6 3
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1893-11-01
Tom McCarthy1 3 1
Gallitzen, Pennsylvania, USA
W DQ4/0
 W  
DQ
4/0
  
Date uncertain. As Tom (Woburn) McCarthy.
1893-10-02
Jim Burge15 7 10
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1893-09-20
Mysterious Billy Smith8 1 3
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Smith won the bout, per Chicago Tribune
1893-07-04
Harry Newmierdebut
New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/0
 L 
PTS
6/0
  
1893-06-12
Frank Craig11 4 3
Winter Circus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1893-05-18
160George LaBlanche16637 11 11
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO16/0
 W  
KO
16/0
  
referee: Professor George Scott
1893-04-29
Paddy Gorman6 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Dominick McCaffrey
1893-03-25
Billy Wilson11 3 7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1893-03-20
Jack McGee10 2 5
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1892-02-08
Ted White23 6 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO13/20
 W  
KO
13/20
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1891-10-19
Arthur Bobbett9 9 2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO12/20
 W  
KO
12/20
  
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
1891-10-12
Arthur Bobbett9 8 2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO12/0
 W  
KO
12/0
  
1891-07-21
Alec Greggains2 1 0
Pacific A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO26/0
 L 
TKO
26/0
  
referee: John Dougherty
McCarthy retired with a broken arm
1891-05-04
159½Joe Goddard17714 1 2
O'Bierne's Athletic Hall, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
LRTD6/12
 L 
RTD
6/12
  
referee: R.B. Pell
Goddard undertook to stop McCarthy within 12 rounds
Barrier Miner, Broken Hill May 5, 1891
1891-04-06
163Jim Burge1379 3 6
O'Bierne's Athletic Hall, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD20/0
 W  
RTD
20/0
  
referee: R.B. Pell
Australian middleweight title
A fight to a finish
Barrier Miner, Broken Hill April 7, 1891
1891-01-19
Jim Hall23 7 4
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Australian middleweight title
The Sportsman January 24, 1891
1890-05-29
160Bob Fitzsimmons15417 2 2
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
LKO5/0
 L 
KO
5/0
  
referee: Hiram Cook
A fight to a finish
San Francisco Chronicle May 30, 1890
1890-02-18
151½Nonpareil Jack Dempsey157½49 2 10
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO28/0
 L 
TKO
28/0
  
referee: Hiram Cook
World 158lbs Middleweight Title
1889-11-20
Denny Kelliher10 10 11
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO23/0
 W  
TKO
23/0
  
1889-08-27
Joe Choynski1 1 0
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1889-08-14
George Kessler0 0 1
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
NND3/3
 N 
ND
3/3
  
1889-07-11
Frank Allendebut
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1889-05-20
Charlie Dunn1 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Dick Sandall
The Sportsman May 22, 1889
1889-04-22
Jim Fogarty7 4 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1888-11-03
Mick Dooley13 4 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
The Sportsman November 5, 1888
1888-04-21
Australian Billy Smith5 5 4
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS17/0
 D 
PTS
17/0
  
1888-04-16
Australian Billy Smith5 5 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
The Sportsman April 18, 1888
1888-04-07
Australian Billy Smith5 5 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 12 April 1888 P 3
1888-02-21
Jack Malloy2 7 3
Victoria Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD4/8
 W  
RTD
4/8
  
referee: Peter Jackson
Final Middleweight Competition
Newcastle Morning Herald & Miners' Advocate Wednesday 22 February 1888 P 5
1888-02-20
Australian Billy Smith5 4 2
Victoria Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Peter Jackson
Middleweight Competition
Newcastle Morning Herald & Miners' Advocate Tuesday 21 February 1888 P 8
1888-02-11
Bob Fitzsimmons9 1 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DNWS4/4
 D 
NWS
4/4
  
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 16 February 1888 P 7
1888-02-04
Martin Costello3 2 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DNWS4/4
 D 
NWS
4/4
  
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 9 February 1888 P 7
1887-12-26
Frank Slavin13 2 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS17/0
 D 
PTS
17/0
  
A finish fight
1887-12-03
Jim Burge1 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO17/0
 W  
TKO
17/0
  
Australian middleweight title
A finish fight
1887-11-01
Jim Nolan1 6 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO12/0
 W  
KO
12/0
  
Australia - New South Wales State middleweight title
A finish fight
1887-10-15
Jim Nolan1 5 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO12/0
 W  
KO
12/0
  
1887-09-17
Paddy Gorman4 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1887-08-25
Jim Fogarty4 3 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1887-07-16
? O'Donohuedebut
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 21 July 1887 P 4
1887-07-02
Jim Fogarty3 2 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LKO29/0
 L 
KO
29/0
  
Australian middleweight title
1887-06-25
Jim Fogarty3 2 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DNWS4/4
 D 
NWS
4/4
  
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 30 June 1887 P 8
1887-06-11
Jim Fogarty3 2 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 16 June 1887 P 7
1887-05-28
Jack Fuller3 2 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 2 June 1887 P 7
1887-04-30
Martin Costello0 1 1
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS35/0
 D 
PTS
35/0
  
referee: Sid Bloomfield
Australian middleweight title
A finish fight
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 5 May 1887 P 7
1886-11-09
Jack Malloy0 2 1
Foley's White Horse Gym, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Australian middleweight title
1886-10-09
Jack Malloy0 2 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1886-10-02
? Goodmandebut
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1886-09-04
? Goodmandebut
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1886-08-28
Jack Malloy0 2 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1886-08-25
Peter Jackson4 2 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1886-08-25
Paddy Gormandebut
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1886-08-07
Dan Hickeydebut
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DNWS4/4
 D 
NWS
4/4
  
The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 9 August 1886 P 9
1886-07-31
Harry Petersdebut
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1886-07-16
Australian Billy Smith1 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO12/0
 W  
KO
12/0
  
Australian middleweight title
1886-07-10
Bill Burgessdebut
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1886-04-10
Australian Billy Smith1 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND3/3
 N 
ND
3/3
  
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