Cal McCarthy
Global ID10682
birthdate 1869-01-01
death date 1895-11-27 (26)
height5′ 2½″   /   159cm
aliasThe Wonder
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeMcClintocksville, Pennsylvania, USA
birth nameCharles McCarthy
won 12 (KO 8) + lost 3 (KO 3) + drawn 5 = 20
rounds boxed 261 KO% 40

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1894-01-18Fred Precious0-1-0
Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomLKO1
1893-03-25Jim Brown
Grand Central Palace, New York, New York, USADPTS66
referee: Dominick McCaffrey
Results from the NY Herald.
1892-05-30Robert Burns1-0-1
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO8
When weighing in it was discovered McCarthy outweighed Burns. It was agreed that if McCarthy won he would forfeit $500, it was upon receipt of this information that McCarthy got drunk. Although he was put to bed early and prayed over by his trainers, he could not sober up in time. He made a good showing in the first round, was knocked down twice in the second, was knocked around the ring in the third, and fell down without being hit in the fourth. He sat down near the end of the eighth, with an air of simulated sorrow, and wisely wagged his head in the negative when vociforously requested by his handlers to get up and fight it out. New York Times
1892-01-27Tom Callaghan8-1-2
Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO1420
referee: Professor John Duffy
For a $2000 purse, $1500 to the winner and $500 to the loser. Callaghan billed as 'The Irishman' having broken his right hand the previous month, used only his left.
1891-09-22Tommy Warren23-2-6
Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO21
referee: Professor John Duffy
At stake was a purse of $1,500, with $300 going to the loser. McCarthy was stronger and had a longer reach. Warren showed his usual ducking skill, but wore down during the latter part of the bout. The Los Angeles Times
1891-09-04Robert Burns
Providence, Rhode Island, USADPTS1515
1891-03-31George Dixon12-1-9
Troy Bicycle Club, Troy, New York, USALTKO22
referee: Jere Dunn
World Featherweight Title
Six-ounce gloves were used. McCarthy was down 7 times in 22d and not out for 23.

1890-07-01Mike McGoff
New York, New York, USAWPTS?
Date/Result unsure
1890-02-07George Dixon10-1-8
Union AC, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS70
American Featherweight Title
Dixon claimed World Featherweight title
Fight lasted 70 rounds, some 4:39; "regulation gloves (2 oz)" & Police Gazette Rules

1889-11-27Mike McGough1-2-0
near Nyack, New York, USAWTKO7
time: 1:03
Promoted as for World Featherweight Title
Brooklyn Eagle reports this fought on a barge in the Hudson River and Nolan's jaw broken
Purse $450 to McCarthy, $50 to Nolan. Skintight gloves and Queensberry Rules at 114 pounds, give or take 2 pounds
McGough fought as Mike Nolan in USA

1889-04-26Johnny Murphy2-1-2
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO4
1889-04-05Matt McCarthy
Long Island, New York, USAWTKO6
1889-01-25Harry Walton
Trenton, New Jersey, USAWKO5
Bantamweight Championship of America
Queensbury Rules & skin tight gloves, finish fight, $750 purse

1888-12-24Tommy Spider Kelly2-1-3
New York, New York, USADPTS88
American Bantamweight Title
The Boxing Yearbook 2000

1888-11-21George Young1-0-0
Long Island Sound, New York, USAWKO9
George 'Monk' Young died two months later of injuries sustained in this fight
1888-09-17Eugene Hornbacher0-0-1
Resort near Sand Point, New York, New York, USAWDQ21
McCarthy claimed the Featherweight Championship of America

1888-05-28Sylvie Burns
Dartmouth A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADTD1620
referee: Tom P. Evans
Results from the Boston Daily Globe. The police stopped the bout. The referee declared that, although McCarthy had much the better of the contest, they had not finished the agreed upon 20 rounds and thus he had no choice but to declare the bout a draw.
1888-05-10Joe Flaherty1-2-1
Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO77
1888-03-15Joe Flaherty1-1-1
Fisherman's Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
referee: Pat Griffin
Results from the NY Sun. McCarthy listed as "Charles McCarthy".
1888-02-16Joe Flaherty1-0-1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS66
Results from the NY Sun. A later report stated that this was McCarthy's pro debut.


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