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McHenry Johnson

W L D
12 3 10
10 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 25
rounds 134
KOs 38%
 
global ID 39952
aliasThe Black Star
born 1859-09-07
death date1889-09-00 / age 29
debut1883-05-10 / age 23
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
residence
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth place
New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
26 0 1 0 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1888-01-25
171George Godfrey16814 2 10
Bloomfield, Colorado, USA
LKO4/0
 L 
KO
4/0
  
Billed for the 'colored' Heavyweight title
The decision of the referee was later reversed by the club's directors and Godfrey was awarded the winner's share of the purse, he had originally been disqualified. Weights according to the Omaha Daily Bee. From the third round on Godfrey used Johnson as a punch bag.
1887-05-31
Elliott Edwarddebut
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
St. Paul Daily Globe 6-1-1887. Edward down 3 times.
1887-04-15
Harry Woodson11 4 3
Olympic Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
St. Paul Daily Globe 4-16-1887 "Black Diamond gave up in 6th round after spraining his wrist".
1887-04-08
Frank Taylor7 4 5
Olympic Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Mike Breslauer
St. Paul Daily Globe 4-9-1887
1887-03-04
182Frank Taylor1546 4 2
Olympic Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Barney Smith
Source: St. Paul Daily Globe 3-5-1887. Previously listed as being between the Harris Martin and Black Frank.
1886-12-24
Billy Manningdebut
Theatre Comique, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W TD8/8
 W  
TD
8/8
  
St. Paul Daily Globe 12-27-1886
1886-12-02
178Billy Wilson1806 2 4
Exposition Rink, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Michael J. Roche
Colored Heavyweight Championship of the World
1886-11-19
180Alf Renoakdebut
Theatre Comique, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Hank Seeley
11-20-1886 St. Paul Daily Globe. Renoak down 3 times.
1886-11-12
Frank Taylor2 0 0
Theatre Comique, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
St. Paul Daily Globe 11-13-1886. Frank quit on account of his broken hand.
1886-10-17
Tom Hinch3 2 5
Bay View Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1886-09-17
Black Hunterdebut
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1886-07-05
George Petersdebut
Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
St. Paul Daily Globe 7-12-1886
1886-07-01
John Dyerdebut
LKO3/0
 L 
KO
3/0
  
Date Uncertain
1886-04-05
Ben Bailey3 3 2
Clarks Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1886-02-06
Amos Scott1 0 0
Olympic Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W RTD3/4
 W  
RTD
3/4
  
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1886-01-22
Fish Carterdebut
Clarks Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1885-12-01
Tom Hinch2 1 3
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Date Uncertain
1885-05-23
Arthur Frazierdebut
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
St. Paul Daily Globe
1884-10-27
Louis Liverpool1 1 1
Market Hall, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
DPTS3/3
 D 
PTS
3/3
  
10-28-1884 St. Paul Daily Globe
1884-06-28
Billy Wilson1 0 2
Clarendon Hall, New York, New York, USA
DPTS2/6
 D 
PTS
2/6
  
Colored Heavyweight Title
The police stopped the bout and it was declared a draw. As William Wilson of Boston (Burlington Hawk Eye).
1884-06-24
Billy Wilson1 0 1
New York, New York, USA
DPTS3/3
 D 
PTS
3/3
  
1884-05-10
George Godfrey7 1 5
Concert Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
Billed for the 'colored' Heavyweight title
Johnson was knocked down or punched through the ropes multiple times in the first 3 rounds. (Boston Herald)
1884-04-18
Charles Langedebut
Columbus, Ohio, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
Lange down in the 1st and 3rd rounds. Police stopped the bout and the referee decided it a draw.
1884-01-29
Tom Hinchdebut
LPTS9/9
 L 
PTS
9/9
  
1883-12-24
Harry Woodson7 3 1
New York, USA
W NWS0/0
 W  
NWS
0/0
  
Results from the Toronto Daily Mail.
1883-05-10
George Godfrey6 0 4
Revere Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
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