Johnny Murphy
Global ID10685
birthdate 1864-02-22
aliasBirmingham Sparrow
country USA
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeUnited Kingdom
won 4 (KO 3) + lost 6 (KO 4) + drawn 6 = 17
rounds boxed 229 KO% 17.65

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1899-12-12Jim Marrow
Crescent A.C., Brockton, Massachusetts, USALTKO2
1899-04-29Henry Mason6-13-3
Lyceum Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
referee: Malachy Hogan
Correct Johnny Murphy and Harry Mason uncertain.
1898-09-21Sammy Kelly15-3-1
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS2020
billed for the American title at 118lbs
1896-10-12Pedlar Palmer18-0-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: Bernard J Angle
World 116lbs Bantamweight Title
According to the British National Sporting Club the bantamweight limit was now accepted as 116lbs
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, October 13, 1896
The Standard (London, England), Tuesday, October 13, 1896

1894-09-24Billy Plimmer18-1-1
Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS2525
World 115 lbs Bantamweight Title
According to the New Orleans Daily Picayune the title was at stake but both men weighed in over the recognized limit (110lbs) at 114lbs each
The Yorkshire Herald, and The York Herald (York, England), Wednesday, September 26, 1894

1892-12-17Frank Robinson
Boise, Idaho, USADPTS33
1892-07-05Red Phillips
Armory Arena, Hailey, Idaho, USAWTKO14
Purse of $200 plus gate receipts to the winner, Marquis of Queensbury rules. Murphy was down twice before the 11th round, then took command.
1892-05-31Torpedo Billy Murphy66-20-9
Pacific A.C., San Francisco, California, USANCNC40
referee: Mike Sullivan
Billed World 122lbs title
Finish fight suspended after both complained of injured hands -- bout was to have been continued the following day.
Johnny Murphy claimed World 122 lbs title by forfeit
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001

1892-04-16Jack Livingston0-1-0
Opera House, Pocatello, Idaho, USAWKO918
Reported as Johnny Murphy, of California (Idaho Daily Statesman). Murphy was down in the 6th round. Livingston was down in 9th round. The winner received the $250 purse, $12.50 was raised from fans and given to Livingston after the bout.
1892-03-11Ed Professor Dacey1-0-0
Pocatello, Idaho, USADPTS44
Murphy billed as "California" Johnny Murphy, although it's probable he is also the "Boston" Johnny Murphy.
1890-10-23George Dixon11-1-9
Gladstone Club, Providence, Rhode Island, USALKO40
World 114lbs Featherweight Title
2 oz gloves. Murphy retained his 118-120lbs title

1889-04-26Cal McCarthy7-0-2
Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO4
1887-09-30Ike Weir10-0-3
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS17
referee: Jimmy Colville
1887-02-03Ed Berry
Hammond, Indiana, USALKO12
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1887-01-26Billy Peterson2-0-3
Theatre Comique, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS44
referee: Sparrow Golden
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1886-08-30Billy Young0-2-1
Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS66
Young is billed as the lightweight champion of Maryland.
1884-12-12Robert Farrell
Calbo Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO3
Murphy claims American title at 115lbs


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