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Jack McGowan

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


bouts 111
rounds 1475
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

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1910-06-29
Dan Morrison1 2 2
Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
W KO3/20
 W  
KO
3/20
  
1910-03-16
Sid Papworth Sullivan13 8 3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1910-01-28
Tommy Jones10 10 3
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
W KO19/20
 W  
KO
19/20
  
1909-11-29
Hughie Mehegan28 8 1
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LTKO10/20
 L 
TKO
10/20
  
Australian lightweight title
1909-08-09
130Tommy Jones1309 4 1
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
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.
1909-07-28
Bob Greenshields11 10 2
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1909-07-17
Arthur Rogersdebut
Singleton Stadium, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
LDQ4/20
 L 
DQ
4/20
  
1909-07-03
Nuggett Rogersdebut
Singleton Stadium, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
W DQ9/20
 W  
DQ
9/20
  
1909-05-24
Bob Greenshields11 9 2
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Australian lightweight title
1904-05-20
Billy Maher4 2 0
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1904-03-21
Charlie Frost2 3 1
Queen's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Australia - Victoria State lightweight title
1904-02-22
Ted Savral3 2 0
Queen's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1904-02-01
Jim Hiscutt2 6 0
Crystal Palace, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
LDQ6/20
 L 
DQ
6/20
  
1904-01-11
Billy Maher2 0 0
Queen's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1903-12-07
Jim Hiscutt2 5 0
Crystal Palace, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1903-10-14
Tom Dunn0 1 0
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
LKO4/20
 L 
KO
4/20
  
1903-09-02
Jack Cullen4 5 6
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1903-05-18
132Bob Turner13634 4 9
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
Australian lightweight title
1903-04-03
Bob Rollo7 9 2
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1903-03-11
Peter Murphy4 4 1
Her Majesty's Theatre, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1902-11-24
Bob Turner32 4 8
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
Australian lightweight title
1902-10-27
Charlie Frost1 0 0
NSC, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO15/20
 W  
KO
15/20
  
1902-08-29
138Bob Rollo1396 7 2
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Australian lightweight title
1902-08-04
Bill Palmerdebut
Fitzroy A.C., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO9/20
 W  
KO
9/20
  
1902-07-21
Bob Fraser1 0 1
Fitzroy A.C., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1902-05-26
Bob Fraser0 0 1
Fitzroy A.C., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LDQ22/20
 L 
DQ
22/20
  
1902-04-21
Matt Mitchie1 2 0
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1902-03-31
Jack Blackmore5 4 1
NSC, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Australian lightweight title
1902-03-03
Cocker Tweedie9 6 3
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO4/20
 W  
KO
4/20
  
1901-10-30
Tom Denny3 0 3
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
W KO5/20
 W  
KO
5/20
  
1901-08-14
Cocker Tweedie8 4 3
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
W TKO6/20
 W  
TKO
6/20
  
Australian lightweight title
Prior to this bout both fighters had claimed the title
1901-06-22
Cocker Tweedie8 4 2
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1901-05-04
Jock McIvor2 0 0
Democratic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO11/20
 W  
KO
11/20
  
attrib Jack McIvor
1901-04-01
130Tom Mitchell1541 1 0
Democratic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1901-01-14
Jim Hiscutt1 1 0
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W TKO9/20
 W  
TKO
9/20
  
1900-11-12
Tim Hegarty36 0 5
Democratic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LDQ24/25
 L 
DQ
24/25
  
Australia - Victoria State lightweight title
1900-10-15
Peter Murphy4 2 1
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1900-08-11
George Atkinson0 2 1
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W RTD14/20
 W  
RTD
14/20
  
referee: Joe Cullen
The Referee August 15, 1900
1900-07-23
Ned Cullen1 5 1
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO16/20
 W  
KO
16/20
  
1899-09-16
Tot Higgins3 3 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1899-05-29
George Atkinson0 1 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO49/0
 W  
KO
49/0
  
1899-04-17
George Atkinson0 0 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1899-03-18
Tot Higgins2 2 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1899-03-04
George Atkinsondebut
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1899-01-21
Billy Williams5 13 5
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1898-09-10
Dick Wright1 1 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1898-08-13
Ned Cullen1 0 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1898-06-09
Cocker Tweedie0 1 0
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W KO13/15
 W  
KO
13/15
  
1898-05-21
Mick McCarthy4 6 3
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
1898-03-05
Dan Monagle3 2 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1898-02-19
Jack Bennelldebut
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO1/15
 W  
KO
1/15
  
1898-01-08
Peter Murphy2 1 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO15/15
 W  
KO
15/15
  
1897-12-04
Bill Holden2 4 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO5/15
 W  
KO
5/15
  
1897-10-02
Peter Murphy2 0 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1897-08-28
Tim Hegarty27 0 2
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
Australian featherweight title
1897-07-03
Nicky Peach0 2 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1897-05-29
Tot Higgins1 1 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1897-04-17
Billy McKelldebut
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO5/15
 W  
KO
5/15
  
1897-02-13
Mick McGuire2 1 3
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1897-01-30
Nicky Peach0 1 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1897-01-02
Bennie Marks1 2 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1896-12-26
Fred Seale0 4 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO3/15
 W  
KO
3/15
  
1896-11-21
Fred Seale0 3 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1896-11-03
Tom Hopedebut
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO10/15
 W  
KO
10/15
  
1896-10-03
Dan Monagle3 2 0
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1896-08-29
Ted O'Neill3 6 5
Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Tim Hegarty
This was the 6th time McGowan had fought O'Neill
The Sportsman September 1, 1896
1896-03-07
127Jimmy Murphy13221 7 5
The Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Clem.D. Webb
The Referee April 15,1896
1895-10-21
Tim Hegarty24 0 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Australian featherweight title
1895-09-14
Nicky Peachdebut
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO19/20
 W  
KO
19/20
  
1895-07-06
Nipper Peakes17 7 9
Tattersall's Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1895-06-15
Jack Kirby1 0 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO8/20
 W  
KO
8/20
  
1895-03-30
Tim Hegarty22 0 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1895-03-02
Ted O'Neill3 5 4
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1894-12-29
Alex Williamsdebut
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1894-12-22
Ted O'Neill3 5 3
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1894-11-24
Ted O'Neill3 5 2
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1894-11-05
Harry Perry1 2 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1894-10-13
Tim Hegarty17 0 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
Australian featherweight title
1894-07-13
Tim Hegarty16 0 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
Australian featherweight title
1894-06-25
Harry Perry1 1 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO14/20
 W  
KO
14/20
  
Australian featherweight title
1894-05-26
Ted O'Neill3 4 2
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1894-05-05
Mick McCarthy4 4 3
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1894-04-21
Dan Monagle1 1 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1894-02-17
Ted O'Neill2 4 2
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1893-09-16
Mick McCarthy4 3 3
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1893-06-10
122Nipper Peakes12316 7 9
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Mick Nathan
Australia - Victoria State featherweight title
The Sportsman June 13, 1893
1893-02-02
120Young Pluto12212 2 11
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS11/20
 D 
PTS
11/20
  
referee: W.R. Virgoe
Police intervened
1892-10-13
118Nipper Peakes11715 7 8
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: W.R. Virgoe
The Sportsman October 18, 1892
1892-09-08
117½Fred Williams1140 1 0
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: W.R. Virgoe
The Sportsman September 13, 1892
1892-04-12
Young Ryandebut
Hickin's Gymnasium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
referee: W.R. Virgoe
The Sportsman April 19, 1892
1892-03-31
Bunt Lewis1 7 2
Commotion Gymnasium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
referee: W.R. Virgoe
The Sportsman April 5, 1892
1892-02-27
Jack King2 1 3
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
referee: W.R. Virgoe
The Sportsman March 1, 1892
1892-01-26
Nipper Peakes13 7 8
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
The Sportsman February 2, 1892
1891-12-15
Tom Donnellydebut
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
The Sportsman December 22, 1891
1891-11-09
Mick McGuire0 0 1
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Edward (Starlight) Rollins
The Sportsman November 10, 1891
1891-11-04
Nipper Peakes12 7 7
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
The Sportsman November 10, 1891
1891-10-17
118Mick McGuire125½debut
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: W.R. Virgoe
The Sportsman October 20, 1891
1891-07-27
Jack Reis0 0 1
Federal Rink, Albury, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
McGowan undertook to stop Reis in 8 rds-he failed but fight declared a draw
The Sportsman August 3, 1891
1891-07-13
119William Weir127¾0 1 0
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: W.R. Virgoe
The Sportsman July 14, 1891
1891-06-15
112 Stevens115debut
Fitzroy Gymnasium & Athletic Hall, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W RTD5/8
 W  
RTD
5/8
  
The Sportsman June 16, 1891
1891-04-18
118George Griffiths1120 2 0
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO21/0
 W  
KO
21/0
  
referee: W.R. Virgoe
Australian bantamweight title
The Sportsman April 22, 1891
1891-03-13
Jim Weirdebut
Commotion Gymnasium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Herb Goddard
The Sportsman March 18, 1891
1890-12-12
107Bunt Lewis1041 5 1
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W RTD8/8
 W  
RTD
8/8
  
referee: Sam Floyd
The Sportsman December 17, 1890
1890-12-06
Abe Willis4 1 2
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Dan Abbott
The Argus December 10, 1890
1890-10-31
Bunt Lewis1 3 1
The Commotion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Mick Dooley
The Sportsman November 3, 1890
1890-09-11
Mick Colles5 0 1
Skating Rink, Albury, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS8/20
 D 
PTS
8/20
  
Police intervened
The Sportsman September 17, 1890
1890-08-28
Bunt Lewis1 2 1
Royal Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Tommy Williams
The Sportsman September 3, 1890
1890-08-08
Bunt Lewis1 1 1
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Abe Hicken
The Sportsman August 13, 1890
1890-07-25
Bunt Lewis1 1 0
Commotion Gymnasium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS5/4
 D 
PTS
5/4
  
referee: R Sutton
Referee Sutton ordered another round to make a decision
The Sportsman July 30, 1890
1890-07-19
112William Weir112debut
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W RTD3/8
 W  
RTD
3/8
  
referee: Martin Costello
The Sportsman July 23, 1890
1889-10-05
112Mick Colles1133 0 0
Dan Abbotts Athletic Hall, Albury, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS15/0
 D 
PTS
15/0
  
referee: Mr Turner
Police intervened
A finish fight
The Sportsman October 9, 1889
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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