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Jack McClelland

W L D
50 8 22
26 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 80
rounds 914
KOs 25%
 
global ID 64565
aliasThe Pride of Pittsburgh
born 1873-08-18
death date1954-11-19 / age 81
debut1896-03-04 / age 22
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 6½″   /   169cm
residence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
104 192 9 4 11

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1911-04-18
George Blackhall3 0 1
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Blackhall soundly licked the veteran McClelland in the second fight of his most recent comeback.
1911-03-25
Johnny McClearydebut
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Tom Bodkin
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. McClelland was the veteran fighter, making a comeback.
1910-12-17
Jeddy McFadden2 2 0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO2/6
 L 
KO
2/6
  
referee: Tom Bodkin
1910-11-26
Jeddy McFadden2 2 0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Tom Bodkin
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1910-11-05
Dick Coy1 0 0
Central A.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
referee: Tom Bodkin
1910-10-15
Cliff Ford0 6 0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1910-10-08
Leo McAuliffedebut
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. This was an upset, as McClelland was making a comeback.
1910-09-22
George Blackhall2 0 1
Homewood, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1908-04-13
Ned Chernoff1 0 0
Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
According to the Pittsburgh Post, this was an official decision.
1908-02-12
Kid Tyler9 8 2
May's Hall, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Tom Bodkin
According to the Pittsburgh Gazette Times, this was a decision given by the referee. Most ringsiders thought Tyler was better.
1907-02-13
Al Martin1 4 2
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1906-09-28
135Al Weaver135debut
Irwindale Park, Warren, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
(Titusville Herald)
1906-01-03
Kid Carter0 2 0
Opera House, Monangehela City, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Gazette.
1905-08-11
Jimmy Reeder28 19 8
Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1905-07-31
Jimmy Dunn7 5 5
Bridgeport, Ohio, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Frank Collier
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1905-04-20
Kid Carter0 2 0
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1905-04-17
Al Martin1 3 0
Monangehela City, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1905-03-18
Young Kid McCoy1 2 1
Olympic Club/Coliseum Hall, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Yock Henniger
The McKeesport Daily News reported a win for McCoy. The Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Gazette reported a draw.
1904-12-13
Charles Atkinson1 0 0
Business Men's Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. Frank Morgan was to fight Atkinson but stepped down after discovering that his opponent was "colored". McClelland took Morgan's place.
1904-10-17
Solly Stroup17 3 7
Gamble's Opera House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Frank Morgan
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1904-09-20
Jimmy Dunn4 5 4
Broadway Theater, South Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1904-08-12
George Decker13 3 1
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Results from the Philadelphia record. McClelland floored Decker in the third and in the fifth.
1904-06-02
Abe Attell26 2 7
West End Athletic Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Harry Sharpe
Attell down claiming he was fouled in 12th. Fought at 126lbs, Attell made weight and McClelland did not weigh in.
1904-05-12
Kid Goodman50 6 29
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Sharpe
St. Louis Republic.
1904-04-04
Tim Callahan38 7 23
South Sharon A.C., South Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1904-03-28
128Jack Hamilton12819 17 27
Nonpareil A.C., Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Dar Braden
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1904-01-28
Kid Herman26 7 14
Missouri Athletic Club, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Dave Porteous
1904-01-16
Billy Willis12 2 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Item reported that Willis was an easy winner by newspaper decision. The Philadelphia Record reported that Willis was a last minute substitute for George Decker. McClelland played a waiting game, hoping to catch Willis with a KO punch but the opportunity never presented itself.
1904-01-14
Jimmy Hanlon8 7 10
Nonpareil A.C., Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
time: 1:40   referee: Dar Braden
1903-12-24
Jimmy Reeder28 17 8
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press, which reported McClelland an easy winner. The Altoona Mirror reported a draw.
1903-12-23
George Engel3 1 1
East Pittsburgh Club, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
Results from the Duluth News-Tribune.
1903-12-04
Charles Neary10 4 12
Badger A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1903-10-21
Tom Costello0 2 1
Tacoma A.C., Tacoma, Washington, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. Costello was a middleweight.
1903-08-31
Sammy Smith15 2 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was "draw."
1903-08-24
Sammy Smith15 1 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W DQ3/6
 W  
DQ
3/6
  
Smith was disqualified in the third round according to the Philadelphia Item.
1903-04-04
Billy Ryan19 14 17
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1903-03-21
Andy Daly10 14 11
Pittsburgh A.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: W.J. Magee
(Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette)
1903-01-17
Crocky Boyle17 7 8
Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Yock Henniger
This bout took place at the Erion Hall.
1902-12-19
Eddie Toy6 3 5
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1902-12-18
Hugh McPadden16 4 6
West End Athletic Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1902-12-09
Ole Olsen34 15 20
Columbian A.C., Jackson, Michigan, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
Reported as Olson.
1902-11-27
Eddie Toy5 3 5
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harry Sharpe
1902-11-20
Tommy Sullivan55 17 24
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO12/12
 W  
KO
12/12
  
From the Pittsburgh Press: "During the fight last night McClelland really knocked out two men- Sullivan and one of his seconds who, when Tommy was staggering, ran along one side of the ring and applied cold water to Sullivan's face. McClelland took a punch at him and sent him reeling."
1902-06-02
Ole Olsen34 15 20
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. The bout was originally scheduled for 15 but was reduced to 6 under pressure from legal authorities, who were present at the match.
1902-04-19
Billy Ryan18 8 14
Mutual Street Rink, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DPTS3/20
 D 
PTS
3/20
  
referee: John R. Bennett
Fought at 126lbs. Early in the third round, the fight was stopped on the orders of Deputy Chief of Police Stewart and ruled a draw by Referee Bennett. It had been a very good fight up to that point, and Bennett tried to talk the Deputy out of stopping it, but his mind could not be changed. The fighters began arguing with each other after the stoppage, and had to be pulled apart by their seconds. "They were cautioned repeatedly not to hit in the clinches, but they disregarded the warnings." - Globe & Mail.
1902-03-06
Buddy Ryan12 3 5
Pyramid A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Malachy Hogan
Chicago Tribune.
1902-02-19
Eddie Santry27 8 5
Acme A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Jimmy Bardell
Chicago Tribune stated that Santry was "lucky" to last the distance and was near to being knocked-out in the final two rounds.
1901-11-21
Jack Hamilton14 15 22
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
From the Chicago Daily Tribune. A crowd of 3,000 spectators turned out.
1901-08-21
125Eddie Gardner12530 11 7
Opera House, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press and Titusville Herald.
1901-04-29
124½Dave Sullivan12623 7 15
Buckingham Theater, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
LKO20/20
 L 
KO
20/20
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette. This was a hard fought battle. McClelland was winning up until the final round.
1901-04-05
Ole Olsen29 10 13
Mutual Street Rink, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W TKO16/20
 W  
TKO
16/20
  
referee: John R. Bennett
Fought at 126lbs. The bout was close, until McClelland dropped Oleson with a right hand about two minutes into the 16th round. "McClelland forced Oleson to the ropes. The Swede was cornered. He tried to side-step out of danger. Jack feinted with his left and then, with terrific force, brought the right over to the jaw and Oleson was down like a log." - Globe & Mail. The spectators prevented Oleson from rolling right out of the ring, and he managed to beat the count, before being dropped two more times. Oleson dragged himself up using the ropes after the third knockdown, but Referee Bennett had seen enough.
1901-03-16
Willie Fitzgerald12 3 2
Elmwood, Indiana, USA
W DQ14/20
 W  
DQ
14/20
  
1901-01-29
Eddie Santry24 6 5
Millvale Opera House, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/20
 W  
KO
4/20
  
referee: William Bradburn
Santry was unconscious for nearly ten minutes after the knockout blow.
1901-01-01
Jack McKeever3 3 5
Windber, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
referee: Solly Stroup
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1900-12-18
Billy Ryan16 7 11
Mahoning A.C., Youngstown, Ohio, USA
DNWS20/20
 D 
NWS
20/20
  
referee: Tommy Ryan
According to the Youngstown Vindicator a draw was justified. McClelland floored Ryan in the 14th round.
1900-10-30
122Billy Ryan12216 6 10
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Buck Cornelius
Third fight for these two (Boston Globe). According to the Pittsburgh Press, Ryan floored McClelland in the twelfth, but Jack took no count, sprang up immediately and attacked Ryan.
1900-10-20
Joe Leonard127¾12 2 5
Bijou Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W PTS6/20
 W  
PTS
6/20
  
referee: John R. Bennett
Slated for 126lbs. Leonard paid a forfeit for being overweight. He was guilty of repeatedly hitting in the clinches, which provoked the stoppage by the Deputy Chief on duty during the sixth round. Referee Bennett gave his decision based on the action up to that point. After the bout, Leonard's manager explained that it was the first time his fighter had competed under "Canadian Rules." Buffalo Courier reports- McClelland "outpointed" Leonard, after the bout was stopped by police. The men were "fighting too roughly."
1900-10-11
Yock Henniger14 10 15
Millvale Opera House, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: William Bradburn
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1900-09-13
Jack Hamilton12 12 18
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1900-09-03
Tony Moran3 17 4
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
W KO15/20
 W  
KO
15/20
  
1900-08-09
126Kid Broad12615 7 11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS20/20
 D 
NWS
20/20
  
referee: Buck Cornelius
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1900-07-02
Oscar Gardner79 9 24
Millvale Opera House, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Patsy J. Gavin
1900-06-11
124Jack Hamilton12411 11 16
Millvale Opera House, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Pat Garvin
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1900-05-01
124Kid Broad12413 6 11
Business Men's Gymnasium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LTKO13/0
 L 
TKO
13/0
  
referee: Billy Lavigne
Cleveland Leader.
1900-04-26
Billy Ryan14 2 6
Syracuse, New York, USA
LPTS25/25
 L 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Charlie White
Per Buffalo Courier - their second fight
1900-03-30
Jack Hamilton11 10 14
Genesee A.C., Utica, New York, USA
W PTS25/25
 W  
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Yank Sullivan
"The decision was not satisfactory to all. A draw would have given universal satisfaction." Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1900-02-26
125Paddy Murphy1251 1 1
Lawrenceville A.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W DQ10/10
 W  
DQ
10/10
  
referee: Ed Hickey
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. Murphy disqualified for "hugging".
1900-02-22
Billy Ryan14 1 6
Genesee A.C., Utica, New York, USA
W PTS25/25
 W  
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Jimmy Dime
1900-02-05
Henry Mason6 13 5
New Kensington A.C., New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO6/20
 W  
KO
6/20
  
1899-12-21
Sam Bolen23 8 18
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Oscar Gardner
1899-11-15
122Joe Fairburn1229 3 5
Cyclorama Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Gardner
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. A crowd of 2,000 attended.
1899-10-02
Solly Smith26 8 15
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W DQ6/0
 W  
DQ
6/0
  
referee: Joe Quinn
Smith was disqualified for hitting during a clinch
1899-09-07
Joe Hopkins11 15 14
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
W KO15/0
 W  
KO
15/0
  
referee: P.J. Murphy
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. A crowd of 2,000 were present.
1899-09-02
Marty McCue24 11 19
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1899-05-01
124Eddie Gardner12415 3 4
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
W TKO20/20
 W  
TKO
20/20
  
time: 1:45
Oscar Gardner jumped into the ring to save his brother from a knockout. Sandusky Star
1899-02-24
122Tommy Hogan1226 4 5
National A.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Eddie Gardner
Results from the Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette.
1899-02-13
Tommy Hogan6 4 4
National A.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Joe Leonard
1899-01-09
Luke Stevens12 3 7
Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO13/20
 W  
TKO
13/20
  
referee: Loudon Campbell
Stevens suffered a broken arm. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1898-12-05
124½Eddie Lenny1248 0 2
Youngstown A.C., Youngstown, Ohio, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jacob Ryan
1898-11-11
George Johnson2 12 5
Esplen, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1898-10-20
Yock Henniger10 9 9
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO6/0
 W  
TKO
6/0
  
referee: Loudon Campbell
Results from the Pittsburgh Press:"Henniger was not in condition to do himself justice. When he took off his sweater his friends were alarmed. His body was covered with blotches, which, so his backer said, were caused by a touch of blood poisoning. It was evident, however, from the beginning of the second round that his old time form, which so distinguished him in his last contest with McClelland, was not there. Henniger's strength was gone in the second round and he fell three times. In the third Henniger seemed to have caught up to his strength once more. After three more falls he caught McClelland a terrific blow on the jaw and the latter went down badly dazed. Henniger wanted to hit him while he was on his knee but Campbell prevented him. In the sixth Henniger fell over on his back, got up and then went to his knees, being counted out."
1898-06-30
Oscar Gardner51 4 14
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
LKO10/10
 L 
KO
10/10
  
referee: Leslie Pearce
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. McClelland was dropped for the count by a body blow in the final round. His seconds claimed a low blow foul. The referee deferred judgement until McClelland could be examined by physicians. He later ruled that no foul blow had been struck.
1898-04-25
Jack Kinlow5 0 2
Manhattan Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jack Bennett
1898-04-04
Eddie Gardner8 2 3
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
W KO19/0
 W  
KO
19/0
  
referee: Patsy J. Gavin
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. About 1,600 witnessed the bout.
1898-03-29
George Engel3 0 0
Bedford A.C., Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. This bout took place on 3/28.
1898-03-28
Johnny Beersdebut
Bedford A.C., Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/3
 W  
TKO
3/3
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. McClelland fought two bouts on the same night.
1898-03-12
125Yock Henniger1257 9 8
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS35/35
 D 
PTS
35/35
  
referee: John Kyne
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. The bout took place on a boat on the Monongahela River. "The contest was to have been to a finish, but the men were in such a weakened condition at the end of the thirty-fifth round that their backers decided, with the approval of the spectators, to call it a draw. McClelland, who is taller and longer of reach, had a decided advantage in the first 10 rounds. After that Henniger did most of the fighting, and in three rounds floored McClelland, but could not put him out. Both men proved to be dead game and clean fighters."
1898-02-28
Johnny Lavack11 4 11
Millvale Opera House, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1898-01-20
Mike Tunneydebut
Lyceum Club, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
referee: Barney Quinn
1898-01-13
Jimmy Kennard6 3 2
Millvale Opera House, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Burgess Young
1897-12-09
Joe Leonard5 3 4
Kenyon's Hall, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: John Mccloskey
1897-11-22
Joe Bernstein7 4 5
Kenyon's Hall, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS8/8
 D 
NWS
8/8
  
Pittsburgh Post.
1897-08-26
Henry Mason6 10 3
Opera House, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
referee: Jack Clifford
1897-06-03
Loudon Campbell9 0 1
Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. Jack Kinlow and Elmer Morgan were supposed to fight but refused due to "lack of money in the house".
1897-05-01
Bob Blackdebut
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Post. This bout took place on a barge.
1897-04-21
Pat Murphy0 1 0
Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
referee: Evan Davis
1897-03-29
120Charles Leopold1201 1 0
Arena A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1897-03-16
115Paddy McGrath113debut
Maennerchor Hall, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. McGrath floored twice in the second round.
1897-02-11
115Squirrel Finnerty1150 0 1
Niles, Ohio, USA
W TD6/10
 W  
TD
6/10
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Post: "In the sixth round the sheriff broke into the hall, scattered the sports and stopped the contest. There was a mad scramble by all present to get out and nearly everybody escaped. Finnerty, who had served a term in jail for prize fighting, plunged into the river and swam out of danger. All the Pittsburghers except a brother of McClelland escaped. In the six rounds McClelland had the better of it all the way through and was awarded the purse by the referee."
1896-11-16
Tommy Smithdebut
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W DQ6/0
 W  
DQ
6/0
  
referee: Joe Leonard
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. This bout took place in a barn. McClelland Slipped and fell. Smith hit him twice when down and was disqualified. McClelland had the better throughout.
1896-04-23
H. Farhiondebut
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette(John Gruber series). This bout took place on a barge. McClelland injured his hand and would be sidelined for several months.
1896-04-14
Tommy Mitchell1 0 0
Carnegie A.C., Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (John Gruber series). According to Gruber, McClelland "Boldly proclaimed himself a professional" before this bout (bold because prizefighting was still on the hush due to legal concerns). The number of latent "pro" bouts he had up to this point is up for speculation.
1896-03-05
120Billy Kennedy120debut
Cyclorama Hall, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Sunday Post (John Gruber series). This was a two-day, intercity meet between Pittsburgh and Cleveland fighters held on 3/4/96 and 3/5/96 "whose character nobody dared describe as amateur". It was billed as a "tournament" to avoid legal hassles (prizefighting was illegal in West PA. at the time) but there were professionals on both sides. It was the unspoken understanding between the organizers and the contestants that these were professional bouts and would be fought as such. A crowd of 1,500 attended.
1896-03-04
120Jim Othello1201 2 3
Cyclorama Hall, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
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