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Phil McGraw
Global ID10115
sexmale
birthdate 1905-03-23
death date 1968-12-00 (63)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
country Greece
residenceDetroit, Michigan, USA
birth placeSparta, Greece
birth nameMitchell Karmanos
won 27 (KO 12) + lost 26 (KO 3) + drawn 7 = 64
rounds boxed 520
Newspaper Decisions won 13 : lost 8 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 226
Total Bouts 87 KO% 13.79
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1934-05-03Mickey Salem0-0-1
Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USALTKO4
1934-03-26Al King7-17-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1933-03-27Jimmy Irish Thompson1-7-1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWKO58
time: 1:49
1932-06-08Tony Scarpati8-3-3
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS66
1932-04-29Tony Scarpati8-3-2
Stauch's Arena, Coney Island, New York, USADPTS66
1930-07-31Mickey Cohen44-9-6
Denver, Colorado, USALKO110
1930-07-07Ervin Berlier19-4-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Lascola 0-9
1930-06-23Johnny Cook12-8-7
Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1212
referee: Tommy Devlin
1930-06-02Johnny Cook11-8-7
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1010
1929-09-30Jack 'Kid' Berg68-4-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
Attendance: 4,397
1929-07-09Tony Canzoneri58-5-8
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1929-06-26Al Foreman64-14-8
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDPTS1010
Reportedly Foreman's first bout in eight months. Montreal Herald
1929-05-22Sylvio Mireault27-9-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
Mireault substituted for Al Foreman. He was a "hero in defeat." Montreal Herald
1929-03-15Eddie Wolfe11-4-4
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Moran
1929-02-14Louis 'Kid' Kaplan79-16-13
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
The Ring Record Book (1981) records this bout occurring January 14, but contemporary newspaper (Waterbury Republican) account confirms February 14 as the true date.
1928-10-29Benny Bass72-8-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ410
Bass was disqualified for hitting low. McGraw ws floored four times in this fight, three times in the first and once in the second round.
1928-09-21Sid Terris86-8-2
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ6
1928-06-21Jimmy McLarnin36-5-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO110
time: 2:45 | referee: Jack Dorman
McGraw was knocked down four times.
1928-06-08Bobby Burns20-15-7
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1928-05-25Bobby Burns19-15-7
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ6
1928-03-20Georgie Day30-21-18
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USADPTS1010
1928-03-06Bobby Burns19-15-6
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1928-02-03Stanislaus Loayza43-6-3
Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1927-12-23Sid Terris84-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Lou Magnolia | judge: Tom Flynn | judge: George Kelly
Attendance: 13,232; Gate: $54,916
1927-11-22Benny Gould18-22-7
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1927-11-14Joey Kaufman23-31-13
Newark, New Jersey, USALDQ6
1927-10-06Sid Terris84-5-2
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ210
referee: Patsy Haley
Terris was disqualified for a low blow.
1927-08-24Sid Terris83-4-2
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-07-16Sammy Mandell46-4-4
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
World Lightweight Title
1927-05-27Clicky Clark18-4-2
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1927-05-13Tommy Meeking5-3-1
Lansing, Michigan, USAWKO6
1927-04-11Charley Manty28-29-4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-04-04Clicky Clark17-4-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: Jack Cunningham | judge: Al Burke
1927-03-14Clicky Clark16-4-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Dekkers | judge: Jack Cunningham | judge: Al Burke
1927-01-07Tod Morgan59-7-19
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Tommy Sheridan
Attendance: 10,018; Gate: $29,948
One judge & referee gave the nod to McGraw while the second judge scored a draw. "Morgan showed great gameness but waited too long to start his drive." (AP)

1926-12-13Johnny Rocco20-11-6
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO410
1926-12-08Johnny Ceccoli24-14-8
113th Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
McGraw won the newspaper decision (New York Times).
1926-10-29Ace Hudkins38-8-12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
referee: Patsy Haley | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: Billy Joh
1926-10-08Johnny Ceccoli24-11-7
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Henahan | judge: Mike Bernstein | judge: Freddie Seymour
1926-09-30Johnny Rocco19-10-5
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USANCND1010
McGraw was better.
1926-08-27Ace Hudkins37-8-12
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALMD1515
referee: Eddie Purdy
1926-07-30Jack Duffy4-2-1
Armory, Toledo, Ohio, USAWTKO1212
1926-07-09Eddie Wagner41-14-8
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-06-21Georgie Balduc20-13-3
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-05-27Eddie Wagner40-14-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1926-05-17Stanislaus Loayza37-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Patsy Haley | judge: Tom Flynn | judge: George Patrick
1926-04-06Johnny Rocco19-7-5
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1926-03-01Stanislaus Loayza34-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1926-01-19Basil Galiano42-11-5
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
referee: Young Otto | judge: Billy Joh | judge: Charles Wood
1925-12-22Luis Vicentini20-8-2
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1925-12-07Jackie Reynolds1-2-0
Lansing, Michigan, USAWKO5
1925-11-20Red Chapman45-14-0
Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS10
"Chapman was much too clever for McGraw"-Boston Globe
1925-11-13Tommy Herman11-0-2
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
McGraw won the newspaper decision. (Ironwood Daily Globe)
1925-10-12Sammy Mandell34-4-3
Windsor Arena, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1212
1925-09-25Luis Vicentini20-8-2
Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1925-06-30Bobby Garcia46-18-7
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1925-06-10Johnny Horvath22-9-2
Toledo, Ohio, USAWTKO812
referee: Ollie Pecord
1925-05-27Cleveland Johnny Downes16-13-2
Toledo, Ohio, USAWTKO510
1925-05-18Young Tony Caponi27-12-7
Louisville, Kentucky, USANCND1212
1925-04-27Frankie Callahan13-8-3
Prudden Auditorium, Lansing, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
McGraw was the aggressor. George Alderton of the Lansing State Journal said that "if there was a decision to be made we would be given it to McGraw on points without much hesitation," but spent much of the rest of his report describing how cleverly Callahan fought. (Source: Herb Goldman).
1925-04-17Jack Duffy3-0-0
Armory, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1925-04-06Jack Darry6-0-0
Lansing, Michigan, USAWKO210
1925-03-16Red MacDonald
Lansing, Michigan, USANCND1010
1925-02-23Willie Farrelli4-7-1
Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Observer-Dispatch -- Farelli described as from Buffalo
1925-01-16Eddie Wagner28-8-6
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1010
7-2-1. Wagner won the decision of both judges and the referee (New York Sun).
1925-01-08Al Corbett16-2-0
Cleveland, Ohio, USADNWS1212
From the Pittsburgh Post. McGraw's record (Everlast Boxing Record, 1926 edition) incorrectly shows this fight as occurring on January 5, 1925 in Louisville.
1924-07-15Johnny Horvath21-6-1
White Maple Pavilion, Mansfield, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
referee: Henry Leucht
Newspaper decision from the Mansfield News
1924-04-28Billy Peterson
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1924-04-14Johnny Mellow1-1-0
Armouries, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
1924-03-10Leo Giunchi13-3-3
Detroit, Michigan, USANCND88
Annuario della boxe italiana 2009
1924-01-14Johnny Horvath15-3-0
Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS?
exact result unknown (win for Horvath)
1923-11-26Tony Ross
Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
(Observer-Dispatch)
1923-11-19Charley Glaser2-1-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
(Observer-Dispatch)
1923-05-07Frankie Farmer6-3-0
Fair Grounds Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS88
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-02-26Young Hurley
Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
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