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Sandy Ferguson

W L D
34 21 14
15 KOs 7 KOs
last 6


bouts 71
rounds 492
KOs 19%
 
global ID 11623
birth nameJohn H. Ferguson
aliasBig Sandy
born 1879-07-24
death date1919-02-26 / age 39
debut1898-11-18 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach
78″   /   198cm
residence
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
birth place
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
80 56 6 2 1

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1916-12-08
Homer Smith9 0 0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO4/6
 L 
TKO
4/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1915-09-14
Battling Levinsky22 3 3
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1915-08-10
Sam McVea54 9 5
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LKO8/12
 L 
KO
8/12
  
1913-05-19
Jeff Madden1 6 1
Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1912-05-28
Tom Kennedy2 1 0
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1912-05-21
Tom Kennedy1 1 0
Pilgrim A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1912-05-03
Sailor White9 8 0
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Result carried in the NY Evening World. White fought again the next night.
1912-04-19
Morris Harris17 9 0
Central A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1911-07-28
Tony Ross16 6 5
Twentieth Century A.C., New York, New York, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
Ferguson to Referee Charley White: "I had enough." - Buffalo Times
1911-04-01
Andy Morris9 7 4
Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1911-01-24
Jim Barry17 9 3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Hector McInnes
1911-01-03
Porky Dan Flynn15 4 4
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
Boston Herald
1910-10-16
Jim Barry15 8 2
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USA
LTKO14/20
 L 
TKO
14/20
  
Ferguson's seconds threw up the sponge. This was the first in a series of elimination bouts to find a challenger for Jack Johnson's title. During the ref's instructions at the start, Barry reportedly poked Ferguson in the gut causing the big Canuck to paste Barry in the mush with a stiff left jab. This resulted in a general brawl featuring both corners and took the intervention by police to return some order to the ring.
1910-06-17
Jim Barry15 8 2
Los Angeles, California, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune 1/1/1911)
1910-05-31
Salinas Jack Burns5 2 1
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
1909-08-27
215Joe Jeannette19821 5 3
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
Jeannette worked the big man's body, hurting him there in the third, and having him reeling in the sixth and seventh. In the eighth round, Ferguson collapsed from the accumulated punishment and his corner threw in the sponge.
1909-06-22
Joe Jeannette21 4 3
Armory A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Al Sheehan
1909-05-22
Joe Jeannette18 4 3
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, France
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1909-05-08
Herbert Hall0 3 0
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, France
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1909-04-27
Sam Langford50 6 17
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Eugene Buckley
(Boston Daily Globe)
1909-04-06
Jim Barry12 5 2
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W DQ10/12
 W  
DQ
10/12
  
Ferguson was beating Barry when he was fouled.
1909-03-09
Al Kubiak13 0 1
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO4/12
 W  
KO
4/12
  
At the bell, Kubiak advanced to shake hands and took a huge punch on the jaw from the old veteran from which he never recovered.
1908-09-15
Joe Jeannette13 3 3
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1908-05-19
Sam Langford43 6 17
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
Boston Herald. Ferguson had an estimated 35 pounds on Langford. Ferguson floored twice in the tenth, once in the twelfth.
1908-04-30
Morris Harris10 3 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Item reported Ferguson, who floored Harris seven times, as the winner. The Philadelphia Record also selected Ferguson as the winner.
1907-12-12
Morris Harris10 3 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Item reported that Harris had the better of the fight despite being knocked down twice. The Philadelphia Record also had Harris winning.
1907-08-15
Charley Stevenson20 5 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item. Ferguson fought twice on August 15 in three-rounders with Stevenson and Morris Harris.
1907-08-15
Morris Harris10 3 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Ferguson fought Harris and Charley Stevenson in two three-rounders, winning both according to the Philadelphia Item.
1906-05-28
222Gus Ruhlin21032 7 4
Marlborough A.C., New York, New York, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Charlie White
Newspaper draw with Ruhlin down in the second round and Ferguson down briefly in the third. (Newark Advocate)
Ruhlin is reported to have died of a stroke Tuesday, Feb.13th, 1912 while in his Brooklyn cafe. But it is later reported that he died at home in Brooklyn on the 19th.
1905-07-18
Jack Johnson23 4 6
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ7/15
 L 
DQ
7/15
  
referee: Bill Crowley
Enraged by Johnson's insulting patter and left-hook to the belly, Ferguson took advantage of a bearhug by Johnson to drive his knee twice into his opponent's groin. Ferguson had taken the first two rounds, round three was even, but Johnson began driving home a wicked left hook to the stomach to take the fifth and sixth, and one or two may have strayed.
1905-01-27
Jim McCormick3 4 1
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
W DQ5/20
 W  
DQ
5/20
  
McCormick bit Ferguson, among other fouls. Reported in the Philadelphia Item.
1904-11-24
Charlie Haghey17 6 7
Bangor, Maine, USA
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
referee: Jimmy Connors
(Boston Globe)
1904-05-23
Joe Walcott87 13 13
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
As per prior agreement, as both men were still on their feet, the referee declared it a draw.
1904-03-16
197Marvin Hart18520 3 2
Whittington Park A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Pat Early
According to the New York Evening World, Sandy Ferguson was clearly robbed of a victory by the decision of referee Patsy Earl. "Ferguson outclassed his man as a boxer. He hit him when and where he pleased, and several times during the contest had Hart on "Queer Street"." Ferguson decked Hart in the seventh, and in the 13th only the ropes saved Hart from going down again. The crowd disagreed vocifeously with the unjust decision. Referee Earl later stated he gave Hart the nod because he had done most of the leading.
1904-02-06
Jack Johnson16 3 6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NNC5/6
 N 
NC
5/6
  
referee: Jack McGuigan
[According to the NY Evening World, Ferguson had been slated to meet Gus Ruhlin Feb 4th at Chelsea, Mass.] Referee McGuigan left the ring in round 5 because Johnson and Ferguson were deemed to be 'faking.' Johnson and Ferguson were substituting for Kid Carter and Billy Stift. Stift had failed to appear and Carter refused to fight Ferguson, so Johnson stepped up.
1904-01-18
Jim Galvin1 1 0
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1903-12-26
Klondike Haynes23 7 2
9th Ward A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
Chicago Daily Tribune. Klondike's seconds threw up the sponge.
1903-12-11
Jack Johnson15 3 6
Colma, California, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jack Welsh
1903-11-10
Joe Walcott85 11 13
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Dan Donnelly
1903-09-03
Tom Carey4 4 0
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1903-08-20
Bob Armstrong15 9 5
Tammany A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Dan Donnelly
(Boston Globe)
1903-07-31
Jack Johnson14 3 6
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening World, which reported it to be a tame bout in which Johnson was easily the better of the two. However, the Philadelphia Record considered it close and that Johnson "edged" Ferguson.
1903-05-26
Gus Ruhlin29 7 2
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1903-04-27
Dick O'Brien37 21 13
Gloucester A.C., Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
W RTD6/10
 W  
RTD
6/10
  
1903-04-16
Jack Johnson12 3 6
Essex A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Dan Donnelly
1903-04-08
George Byers17 6 19
Tempiar A.C., Brighton, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1903-03-25
Dick O'Brien37 20 13
Brighton Social & A.C., Brighton, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Harry Hodgkins
1903-01-22
George Byers17 6 17
Brighton Social & A.C., Brighton, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
Ferguson was floored four times. As per prior agreement, if both were left standing, it was to be called a draw.
1902-07-24
Charles Armstrong1 0 1
Riverview Club, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
NND0/0
 N 
ND
0/0
  
referee: Billy Gardner
(Boston Globe)
1902-06-25
Denver Ed Martin10 1 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
LTKO5/15
 L 
TKO
5/15
  
Ferguson was sent to the canvas four times in the fifth round before the referee decided he'd had enough.
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006
1902-05-10
Ben Taylor12 3 0
Woolwich, London, United Kingdom
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1902-03-21
Yank Kenny9 12 1
United Kingdom
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1902-03-03
Ben Taylor11 2 0
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006
1902-02-03
J Maloneydebut
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1902-01-18
J Davenportdebut
United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1902-01-14
Bill Davisdebut
United Kingdom
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1902-01-04
Charlie McKeever26 11 7
London, United Kingdom
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1901-12-28
Jack Welsh0 5 0
United Kingdom
W PTS1/1
 W  
PTS
1/1
  
1901-12-21
Ben Taylor8 2 0
Woolwich, London, United Kingdom
LPTS5/5
 L 
PTS
5/5
  
Ferguson although a full-stone the heavier, could not put over any of his wild swings until too late in the last round.
1901-04-30
210John McDonald1940 1 0
Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Boston Daily Globe.
1901-02-27
Dick O'Brien33 15 9
Lewiston, Maine, USA
LDQ4/10
 L 
DQ
4/10
  
1900-12-17
Dick O'Brien31 15 9
Kirkland A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ4/0
 L 
DQ
4/0
  
referee: Mike Scanlan
1900-11-26
Tom Shaw0 1 2
Kirtland Club, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/15
 W  
KO
1/15
  
referee: Bill Daly
(Boston Globe)
1900-06-10
Charlie O'Rourkedebut
LKO4/0
 L 
KO
4/0
  
Exact date and location unknown.
1900-06-04
Mike Schalow0 1 0
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1900-04-30
Tom Carpenter2 1 0
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1900-04-19
Mike Higgins1 1 0
Atlantic Yacht Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Date: Friday, April 20, 1900 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 4
1900-03-29
Tim Fogartydebut
Atlantic Yacht Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
Date: Friday, March 30, 1900 Paper: Pawtucket Times (Pawtucket, RI) Page: 2
1900-03-14
Charley Rogersdebut
Kirtland Club, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
(Boston Globe)
1900-02-22
Billy Jordandebut
Isoteric A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1900-02-09
Jim Gallagher0 1 2
East Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1900-02-01
Jack Buckleydebut
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1900-01-25
Tom Shaw0 1 1
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1899-12-24
Mike Schalowdebut
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1899-11-25
Tom Shaw0 0 1
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1899-03-15
Maxwell Pagedebut
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS2/2
 W  
PTS
2/2
  
1899-01-13
J McLoughlindebut
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1898-12-26
Paul Watsondebut
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1898-12-08
Sid West0 1 0
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1898-11-18
Sid Westdebut
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
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Win
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Draw
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No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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