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Jack McGowan

W L D
64 20 21
28 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 111 rating
rounds 1475 ranking
KOs 25%
 
global ID 96372
born 1872-10-04
death date1912-07-18 / age 39
debut1889-09-04 / age 16
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 2½″   /   159cm
residence
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
birth place
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Career Record

111 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Dan Morrison
1
2
2
 W  
KO3/20
Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Sid Papworth Sullivan
13
8
3
 L 
PTS20/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tommy Jones
10
10
3
 W  
KO19/20
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Hughie Mehegan
28
8
1
 L 
TKO10/20
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian lightweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
130Tommy Jones
9
4
1
130
 L 
PTS20/20
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian lightweight title
Billed for the Australian Lightweight Title. However the weight limit was set at 130 lbs and McGowan continued to call himself the champion.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bob Greenshields
11
10
2
 W  
PTS20/20
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Arthur Rogersdebut
 L 
DQ4/20
Singleton Stadium, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Nuggett Rogersdebut
 W  
DQ9/20
Singleton Stadium, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bob Greenshields
11
9
2
 W  
PTS20/20
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian lightweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Billy Maher
4
2
0
 D 
PTS20/20
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Charlie Frost
2
3
1
 W  
PTS20/20
Queen's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australia - Victoria State lightweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Ted Savral
3
2
0
 W  
PTS20/20
Queen's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jim Hiscutt
2
6
0
 L 
DQ6/20
Crystal Palace, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Maher
2
0
0
 W  
PTS20/20
Queen's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jim Hiscutt
2
5
0
 W  
PTS20/20
Crystal Palace, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Tom Dunn
0
1
0
 L 
KO4/20
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Cullen
4
5
6
 D 
PTS20/20
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
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132Bob Turner
34
4
9
136
 L 
PTS20/20
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
Australian lightweight title
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Bob Rollo
7
9
2
 W  
PTS20/20
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
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Peter Murphy
4
4
1
 W  
PTS20/20
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
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Bob Turner
32
4
8
 L 
PTS20/20
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australian lightweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Charlie Frost
1
0
0
 W  
KO15/20
NSC, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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138Bob Rollo
6
7
2
139
 W  
PTS20/20
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australian lightweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bill Palmerdebut
 W  
KO9/20
Fitzroy A.C., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bob Fraser
1
0
1
 W  
PTS20/20
Fitzroy A.C., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bob Fraser
0
0
1
 L 
DQ22/20
Fitzroy A.C., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Matt Mitchie
1
2
0
 W  
PTS20/20
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jack Blackmore
5
4
1
 D 
PTS20/20
NSC, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australian lightweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Cocker Tweedie
9
6
3
 W  
KO4/20
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tom Denny
3
0
3
 W  
KO5/20
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Cocker Tweedie
8
4
3
 W  
TKO6/20
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
Australian lightweight title
Prior to this bout both fighters had claimed the title
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Cocker Tweedie
8
4
2
 D 
PTS20/20
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
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Jock McIvor
2
0
0
 W  
KO11/20
Democratic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
attrib Jack McIvor
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130Tom Mitchell
1
1
0
154
 L 
PTS20/20
Democratic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Jim Hiscutt
1
1
0
 W  
TKO9/20
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Tim Hegarty
36
0
5
 L 
DQ24/25
Democratic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australia - Victoria State lightweight title
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Peter Murphy
4
2
1
 W  
PTS20/20
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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George Atkinson
0
2
1
 W  
RTD14/20
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Referee August 15, 1900
referee: Joe Cullen
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Ned Cullen
1
5
1
 W  
KO16/20
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tot Higgins
3
3
1
 W  
PTS20/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
George Atkinson
0
1
1
 W  
KO49/0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
George Atkinson
0
0
1
 W  
PTS20/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tot Higgins
2
2
1
 L 
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
George Atkinsondebut
 D 
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Billy Williams
5
13
5
 L 
PTS20/20
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Dick Wright
1
1
0
 W  
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Ned Cullen
1
0
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Cocker Tweedie
0
1
0
 W  
KO13/15
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Mick McCarthy
4
6
3
 W  
KO4/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Dan Monagle
3
2
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jack Bennelldebut
 W  
KO1/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Peter Murphy
2
1
0
 W  
KO15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bill Holden
2
4
0
 W  
KO5/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Peter Murphy
2
0
0
 W  
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tim Hegarty
27
0
2
 L 
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian featherweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Nicky Peach
0
2
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tot Higgins
1
1
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Billy McKelldebut
 W  
KO5/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Mick McGuire
2
1
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Nicky Peach
0
1
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bennie Marks
1
2
0
 D 
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Fred Seale
0
4
0
 W  
KO3/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Fred Seale
0
3
0
 W  
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tom Hopedebut
 W  
KO10/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Dan Monagle
3
2
0
 D 
PTS10/10
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Ted O'Neill
3
6
5
 W  
PTS15/15
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
This was the 6th time McGowan had fought O'Neill
The Sportsman September 1, 1896
referee: Tim Hegarty
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127Jimmy Murphy
21
7
5
132
 D 
PTS15/15
The Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
The Referee April 15,1896
referee: Clem.D. Webb
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tim Hegarty
24
0
1
 D 
PTS20/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian featherweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Nicky Peachdebut
 W  
KO19/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Nipper Peakes
17
7
9
 D 
PTS10/10
Tattersall's Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jack Kirby
1
0
0
 W  
KO8/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tim Hegarty
22
0
1
 L 
PTS20/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Ted O'Neill
3
5
4
 W  
PTS20/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Alex Williamsdebut
 D 
PTS10/10
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Ted O'Neill
3
5
3
 D 
PTS15/15
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Ted O'Neill
3
5
2
 D 
PTS10/10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Harry Perry
1
2
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tim Hegarty
17
0
1
 L 
PTS20/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian featherweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tim Hegarty
16
0
1
 L 
PTS20/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian featherweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Harry Perry
1
1
0
 W  
KO14/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian featherweight title
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Ted O'Neill
3
4
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Mick McCarthy
4
4
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Dan Monagle
1
1
0
 W  
PTS20/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Ted O'Neill
2
4
2
 L 
PTS20/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Mick McCarthy
4
3
3
 W  
PTS20/20
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
122Nipper Peakes
16
7
9
123
 L 
PTS20/20
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australia - Victoria State featherweight title
The Sportsman June 13, 1893
referee: Mick Nathan
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
120Young Pluto
12
2
11
122
 D 
PTS11/20
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Police intervened
referee: W.R. Virgoe
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
118Nipper Peakes
15
7
8
117
 L 
PTS12/12
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman October 18, 1892
referee: W.R. Virgoe
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
117½Fred Williams
0
1
0
114
 W  
KO3/10
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman September 13, 1892
referee: W.R. Virgoe
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Young Ryandebut
 N 
ND4/4
Hickin's Gymnasium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman April 19, 1892
referee: W.R. Virgoe
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bunt Lewis
1
7
2
 N 
ND4/4
Commotion Gymnasium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman April 5, 1892
referee: W.R. Virgoe
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jack King
2
1
3
 N 
ND4/4
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman March 1, 1892
referee: W.R. Virgoe
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Nipper Peakes
13
7
8
 N 
ND4/4
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman February 2, 1892
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tom Donnellydebut
 N 
ND4/4
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman December 22, 1891
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Mick McGuire
0
0
1
 D 
PTS8/8
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman November 10, 1891
referee: Edward (Starlight) Rollins
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Nipper Peakes
12
7
7
 N 
ND4/4
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman November 10, 1891
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
118Mick McGuiredebut
125½
 D 
PTS10/10
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman October 20, 1891
referee: W.R. Virgoe
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jack Reis
0
0
1
 D 
PTS8/8
Federal Rink, Albury, New South Wales, Australia
McGowan undertook to stop Reis in 8 rds-he failed but fight declared a draw
The Sportsman August 3, 1891
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
119William Weir
0
1
0
127¾
 W  
PTS10/10
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman July 14, 1891
referee: W.R. Virgoe
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
112 Stevensdebut
115
 W  
RTD5/8
Fitzroy Gymnasium & Athletic Hall, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman June 16, 1891
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
118George Griffiths
0
2
0
112
 W  
KO21/0
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian bantamweight title
The Sportsman April 22, 1891
referee: W.R. Virgoe
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jim Weirdebut
 W  
PTS4/4
Commotion Gymnasium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman March 18, 1891
referee: Herb Goddard
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
107Bunt Lewis
1
5
1
104
 W  
RTD8/8
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman December 17, 1890
referee: Sam Floyd
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Abe Willis
4
1
2
 D 
PTS8/8
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Argus December 10, 1890
referee: Dan Abbott
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bunt Lewis
1
3
1
 W  
PTS4/4
The Commotion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman November 3, 1890
referee: Mick Dooley
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Mick Colles
5
0
1
 D 
PTS8/20
Skating Rink, Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Police intervened
The Sportsman September 17, 1890
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bunt Lewis
1
2
1
 W  
PTS6/6
Royal Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman September 3, 1890
referee: Tommy Williams
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bunt Lewis
1
1
1
 W  
PTS6/6
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman August 13, 1890
referee: Abe Hicken
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Bunt Lewis
1
1
0
 D 
PTS5/4
Commotion Gymnasium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Referee Sutton ordered another round to make a decision
The Sportsman July 30, 1890
referee: R Sutton
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
112William Weirdebut
112
 W  
RTD3/8
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman July 23, 1890
referee: Martin Costello
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
112Mick Colles
3
0
0
113
 D 
PTS15/0
Dan Abbotts Athletic Hall, Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Police intervened
A finish fight
The Sportsman October 9, 1889
referee: Mr Turner
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verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending