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Hughey McGovern

W L D
19 13 4
13 KOs 7 KOs
last 6


bouts 37
rounds 214
KOs 21%
 
global ID 81376
aliasYoung Terry McGovern
born 1883-10-02
death date1924-04-24 / age 40
debut1900-02-20 / age 16
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 3″   /   160cm
residence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth place
Brooklyn, New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
61 147 10 7 7

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1912-07-20
Tommy Flurrydebut
Midway Arena, Taft, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1911-12-07
Young Neil2 2 2
Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1911-02-07
Jack Leonard7 2 0
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DNWS8/8
 D 
NWS
8/8
  
McGovern suffered a broken jaw in the first round (New York Times).
1910-06-24
Beryl Hatton2 0 1
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1909-04-23
Jimmy Austin2 2 2
Naud Junction, Los Angeles, California, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Results from the Los Angeles Times.
1909-03-19
Kid Cleveland0 1 0
McCarey's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Results from the Los Angeles Times.
1909-02-09
Kid Cleveland0 1 0
McCarey's Club, Los Angeles, California, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: George Blake
Results from the Los Angeles Herald. The LA Times scored it a draw.
1908-11-05
Teddy Maloney10 0 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO5/6
 L 
TKO
5/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1908-10-13
Johnny Coulon10430 1 0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS3/3
 D 
NWS
3/3
  
1908-05-11
Tommy Gintydebut
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO4/0
 L 
TKO
4/0
  
McGovern dislocated his left shoulder (Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader).
1908-04-21
Jimmy Austin1 1 1
McCarey's Cabin, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1908-03-13
104Johnny Coulon103½26 1 0
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
billed World 105lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yeartbook 2003
1907-11-12
Harry Dunndebut
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO10/0
 W  
TKO
10/0
  
Note- McGovern's opponent was listed as "Harry Dunn."
1907-10-15
Jimmy Carroll9 7 3
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1907-08-27
Guy Martin0 1 0
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1907-06-28
Eddie Menney5 2 1
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1907-05-25
Kid Beebe13 7 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO4/6
 L 
TKO
4/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item. McGovern suffered an arm injury which caused the fight to be stopped.
1907-05-24
Jimmy Erwin2 1 2
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
As Jimmy Irvin.
1907-05-10
Jimmy Erwin1 1 2
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Note- Was Erwin's opponent "Young McGovern?" UPDATE: Young Terry McGovern was indeed the opponent, per the LA Herald. Also, LA Herald suggests that Erwin was given decision and that McGovern "merited an even break decision."
1907-04-15
Tommy Feltz54 26 36
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-04-08
Mississippi29 9 5
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Mississippi received a bad drubbing in this fight.
1907-02-28
Billy Madden1 2 0
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1907-02-22
Eddie Kelly17 5 11
Rochester, New York, USA
LDQ4/15
 L 
DQ
4/15
  
1907-01-30
Ah Wing6 5 2
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
As Young McGovern (LA Times).
1906-08-17
Charles Robinsondebut
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO1/0
 W  
TKO
1/0
  
Note- This bout was on a tryout card.
1906-07-27
Joe Rogersdebut
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Was this bout an exhibition?
1906-01-13
Jack Langdon3 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO3/6
 L 
TKO
3/6
  
McGovern sustained a shoulder separation and had to stop. Source: Philadelphia Item.
1905-12-14
Tommy Love34 3 3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. A clear win for Love.
1905-09-11
Frank Carsey13 5 5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO5/6
 L 
TKO
5/6
  
Record books show McGovern fighting Griff Jones in Boston, April 12, 1905, and Young Curley in Pittsburgh, June 1, 1905, but these fights cannot be traced and presumably did not occur. Carsey stopped McGovern on 11 September 1905 in Philadelphia.
1905-05-10
Harlem Tommy Murphy6 0 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was a hotly-fought battle.
1905-04-29
Biz Mackey16 3 6
Dayton, Ohio, USA
LPTS1/0
 L 
PTS
1/0
  
1905-04-01
Tommy 'Young' Kilpatrick10 1 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
Result fromthe Philadelphia Item.
1905-03-18
Jack Lansing10 4 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Phildelphia Item was in favor of McGovern.
1905-03-04
Kid Stinger14 2 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. McGovern won decisively. This was his first fight since his fight with Harlem Tommy Murphy. He did not fight Todo Moran on November 21 and 28, 1903, in Philadelpia, as shown in his published records. He had been scheduled to fight Jimmy Walsh on November 25 in Philadelphia, but the fight was cancelled because of poor attendance.
1904-12-16
Todo Moran20 3 2
Academy of Music Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS0/0
 L 
PTS
0/0
  
Terry McGovern boxed a four round exhibition with Johnny Burdick of Pittsfield on this card (Boston Globe).
1904-09-28
Harlem Tommy Murphy6 0 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Murphy and McGovern fought six of the fastest rounds ever witnessed in this city, Murphy was down in the first from a right to the jaw. At the end of the bout, both were tired and distressed. The contest was considered a draw. New York Times The Philadelphia Item also reported the newspaper decision as a draw.
1904-09-13
Kid Beebe8 4 0
Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1904-07-27
Frankie Neil12 1 3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-03-14
Todo Moran20 2 1
Academy Hall, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. According to the Item, this fight occurred in Reading, Pa., not in Chester, Pa., as in McGovern's published record.
1904-03-05
Tommy Love31 2 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of McGovern.
1904-02-03
Kid Beebe8 3 0
Ashland, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
The Philadelphia Item reported this fight as occurring on February 3, although McGovern's published record says February 4. Contrary to McGovern's published record, he and Beebe did not have a second fight in Ashland at a later date.
1904-01-18
Griff Jones31 1 5
Tammany A.C., Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
McGovern gave Jones a sound licking on this occasion.
1903-12-25
Johnny Allen14 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-12-02
Johnny Allen14 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of McGovern. There was a fourth scheduled fighton this program, but the result was not reported.
1903-11-12
Kid Beebe8 3 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision is from the Philadelphia Item. McGovern handed Beebe a whipping.
1903-09-14
Kid Beebe8 3 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record, in favor of Beebe.
1903-08-03
Tommy Quigleydebut
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Record.
1903-05-12
Griff Jones31 0 4
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Eugene Buckley
The Boston Globe reported that this was an excellent fight.
1903-05-07
Joe Belockdebut
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
LKO9/0
 L 
KO
9/0
  
(Lowell Sun)
1903-03-14
Kid Beebe8 2 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was the main event of the first program held in the new National AC, capacity 4,000.
1903-02-07
Todo Moran13 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
McGovern's published record lists this as a win by disqualification, but the Philadelphia Item indicated that he stopped Moran.
1903-01-24
Todo Moran13 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Moran.
1902-12-01
Griff Jones30 0 4
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1902-11-03
Griff Jones30 0 4
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. It waa a close bout.
1902-08-18
Willie Reeddebut
National A.C., New Britain, Connecticut, USA
W TKO6/20
 W  
TKO
6/20
  
1902-05-28
Griff Jones28 0 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was a draw.
1902-05-17
Griff Jones28 0 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Jones. This was a great fight.
1902-04-21
112Frank McCloskey1134 1 5
Millvale Ball Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Tim Hurst
Results from the Pittsburgh Gazette, which reported that McCloskey had the better throughout and referee Hurst's draw decision was "unpopular" with the crowd.
1902-02-19
Ching Fongdebut
Blue Grass A.C., Covington, Kentucky, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
As his name indicates, Ching Fong was a Chinese boxer, perhaps the first ever?
1902-02-14
Dusty Miller2 1 0
Illinois A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Brother of Terry McGovern makes Pro Debut.
1900-02-20
Young Jonesdebut
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND3/3
 N 
ND
3/3
  
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