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Peter Maher
Global ID10799
sexmale
birthdate 1869-03-16
death date 1940-07-22 (71)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11½″   /   182cm
reach74″   /   188cm
country Ireland
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeKilbannon, Ireland
won 136 (KO 107) + lost 21 (KO 19) + drawn 4 = 180
rounds boxed 468
Newspaper Decisions won 6 : lost 7 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 86
Total Bouts 195 KO% 54.87
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1913-04-04Fred McKay4-4-0
22nd Engineers' Armory, New York, New York, USANCND33
referee: Warren Barbour
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1911-08-01Jim Doughtery
Fairmont A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO16
referee: Billy Joh
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1910-03-28Jim Smith1-1-0
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO26
Reported in the Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Record, result as shown. Also see: Matt Donnellson, "The Irish Champion Peter Maher."
1909-04-26Jack Fitzgerald4-3-0
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO16
Result from the Philadelphia Item and also the Philadelphia Record.
1909-04-16Jeff Clark7-0-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
From the Philadelphia Record, April 17, 1909, and the Philadelphia Item of the same day. Both names Clark the winner of their newspaper decision. Clark was down in the first round, but after that Maher took a sound trouncing from him.
1909-03-24Billy Turnage2-6-0
Wayne A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
Result from the Philadelphia Item. There were four other bouts scheduled for this program, featuring "unknowns," as follows, but the results were not provided by the Item. Kid Howell v. Jack Evans, 6; George Bennett v. Tommy Herman, 6; Dutch Hooper v. Charlie Blotz, 6; Jake Jones v. Harry Warren, 6.
1909-02-03Jeff Clark6-0-0
Wayne A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Clark.
1909-01-18Billy Turnage1-5-0
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO56
Source Matt Donnellan, The Irish Champion Peter Maher. This fight was reported in the Philadelphia Item.
1908-12-26Jeff Clark6-0-0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, as Clark defeated Maher.
1908-12-15Bobby Evans1-0-0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
Reported in the Philadelphia Item. This was the beginning of a comeback for Maher.
1908-07-24Charles Kid McCoy77-7-10
Sulzer Park, New York, New York, USALKO26
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1907-04-01Marvin Hart24-4-3
Whittington A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALKO220
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1906-11-15Eddie Haney9-2-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item which reported that Haney handed Maher a drubbing.
1906-04-20Joe Hagan7-3-0
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ13
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1906-03-28Sailor Burke4-0-0
The Morrisania AC, New York, New York, USALKO23
Burke put Maher down 4 times in the first round and once in the second.
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher

1906-03-14Pat O'Rourke0-2-0
Metropolitan A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO36
Date uncertain Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1906-01-15Pat O'Rourke0-1-0
Alexander AC, New York, New York, USAWPTS33
Source Trenton Times. Maher down in 1st, O'Rourke in 2d
1905-12-25Morris Harris7-1-0
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
Maher scored a knockout according to the PHiladelphia Item.
1905-05-19Billy Burke3-1-0
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
Result in favor of Peter Maher from report of fight in the Philadelphia Item.
1905-04-27Joe Butler40-20-3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
Source Matt Donnellen, The Irish Champion Peter Maher. The source of this result is the Broadway A.C.,Philadelphia, April 27, 1905.
1904-10-27Fred Cooley6-5-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO16
The Philadelhia Item reported that "Fred Cooley flattened Peter Maher in one round."
1904-08-11Jack Williams13-6-3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item. Maher received a bad thrashing.
1904-07-14Jack Williams12-6-3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO26
referee: Jack O'Brien
This was the second win by two-round knockout of Maher by Williams in Philadelphia.
1904-06-24Jack Williams10-6-3
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO16
referee: Bert Crowhurst
From the Philadelphia Item.
1904-05-07Joe Grim15-7-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Maher won the newspaper decision decisively from Grim according to the Philadelphia Item.
1904-04-30Jim Jeffords16-10-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-11-07Jack Munroe6-3-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO46
referee: Jack McGuigan
Both men scored brief knockdowns in the first round of a fierce and bloody battle.
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher

1903-07-15Joe Grim14-3-1
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ36
referee: Bert Crowhurst
Unintentional low blow. (Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Record)
1903-04-06George Gardner35-4-2
Monarch AC, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO16
Maher was knocked down three times. The Los Angeles Times
1903-01-26Joe Choynski53-13-5
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-12-03Kid Carter34-17-8
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO26
Result is from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-10-30Philadelphia Jack O'Brien58-2-9
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
O'Brien again outboxed Peter Maher in a "lively" six-rounder. From the Philadelphia Item.
1902-10-03Philadelphia Jack O'Brien58-2-9
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Jack Fogarty
O'Brien won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Item. Maher was beaten badly.
1902-09-11Jim Jeffords11-7-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
Result is from the Philadelphia Item,
1902-06-10Fred Russell14-7-3
Globe Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jack Fogarty
Maher won the newspaper decision according to an IBRO Record compiled by Tracy Callis.
1902-03-21Gus Ruhlin26-7-2
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO26
referee: Bert Crowhurst
Result from the Philadelphia Item, according to which Maher made a very poor showing.
1902-01-17Tom Sharkey37-6-6
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCNC36
referee: William H. Rocap
Referee Rocap signalled an end to this bout of very little action, in the third round.
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher According to the Philadelphia Item, it was obvious that the fighters had agrees to only go through motions because of the poor gate.

1901-11-08Jim Jeffords8-5-0
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO210
time: 1:04
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1901-10-03Jim Jeffords8-5-0
Maennerchor Hall, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision reported in Philadelphia Item was a draw.
1900-12-17Gus Ruhlin26-6-2
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
referee: William H. Rocap
This fight was called a draw by the Philadelphia Item.
1900-09-14Jim Jeffords8-4-0
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1900-08-29Peter Burns1-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USANCND33
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1900-08-20Klondike Haynes14-4-1
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USAWDQ520
referee: Bert Crowhurst
Klondike was down five times in the 5th round. As he was rising the 5th time, he grabbed Maher's legs and threw him down, jumped on his abdomen with his knees and started hitting him on the head. As Maher was warding off the blows, Klondike tried to bite him before the referee was able to pull him off. (Trenton Daily True American)
1900-07-06Steve O'Donnell22-9-6
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO125
time: 1:48 | referee: Charlie White
O'Donnell down 3 times
Referee White stopped the fight. Source NY Tribune.

1900-03-09Tom (Stockings) Conroy10-8-3
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWDQ520
referee: Dar Braden
1900-02-16Joe Choynski45-9-5
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
referee: Malachy Hogan
1900-01-01Charles Kid McCoy67-5-9
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALKO525
referee: Charlie White
Maher down in 1st, 2d & 5th
1899-10-23Ed Dunkhorst11-6-4
Monarch A.C., Syracuse, New York, USAWDQ710
referee: Charlie White
Dunkhorst broke the rule of breaking clean repeatedly. He had been taking a beating from Maher. Los Angeles Times
1899-09-26Joe Kennedy6-2-0
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO2
referee: Charlie White
Maher made a quick feint, and then smashed a hard right on the shoulder. This made Kennedy fall back slightly, and then Maher landed a stiff upper cut on the nose with his left, breaking that organ, and before Kennedy fell he landed another on the jaw. New York Times
1899-06-20Mike Morrissey
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO125
referee: Charlie White
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1899-05-02Gus Ruhlin17-4-1
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2020
referee: Charlie White
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1899-03-16Charley Stevenson11-0-0
Industrial A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
Stevenson was down twice in both the first and second rounds before the referee stopped the fight. Los Angeles Times
1899-02-15Tom (Stockings) Conroy6-5-1
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO710
time: 2:40 | referee: Charlie White
Maher was giving Conroy a beating in a corner when the police intervened. Los Angeles Times Alao reported om the Boston Daily Globe.
1898-12-09Ed Dunkhorst9-2-3
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Dunkhorst was dropped twice in the second round and knocked down again in the 5th round. Bell rang before the count of ten.
"Pete Maher bested Ed Dunkhorst in a one-sided six-round go." (Marion Daily Star)

1898-08-13Peter Burns1-1-0
Richmond Grove, Adams, Massachusetts, USAWNWS44
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1898-07-08Joe Goddard32-7-7
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWRTD88
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1898-05-13Joe Goddard31-7-7
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO16
time: 1:51 | referee: Walter H. Schlichter
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1898-03-16Steve O'Donnell20-5-6
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO16
referee: Walter H. Schlichter
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1898-02-15C.C. Smith38-10-5
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
referee: Walter H. Schlichter
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1898-01-20Yank Kenny7-3-1
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
referee: Walter H. Schlichter
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1897-08-24Jem Connell
Mechanics Hall, Dublin, IrelandNCND33
Date uncertain Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1897-08-24Peter Lowry
Mechanics Hall, Dublin, IrelandNCND33
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Wednesday, August 25, 1897
1897-06-09Tom Sharkey21-1-4
Palace A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS77
referee: Jimmy Colville
Maher hit Sharkey at the bell ending the seventh round. Sharkey was like a wild bull, he had clinched and several seconds after the bell hit Maher with three right hand blows to the head. Maher landed one in return, there was a wild scene with Sharkey hitting one of Maher's seconds in the head. The police intervened and the referee declared the bout a draw. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-04-26Steve O'Donnell18-4-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1897-02-15C.C. Smith35-9-5
Empire A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: Hernan Doescher
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1897-01-02Ed Geis
World's Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO33
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette(John Gruber series).
1896-12-25Steve O'Donnell16-3-6
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO1
referee: Aleck Brown
O'Donnell was down for four seconds, and on getting up was quickly put out by a left to the chin. Official time 1:30, but John J. Quinn, who was keeping time for Maher, claimed it ended in only 27 seconds.
1896-11-16Joe Choynski32-5-2
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO620
time: 2:25 | referee: Samuel C. Austin
Source: Evening News (Muncie, IN)
1896-07-03George Shanky
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO14
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1896-06-18Frank Slavin34-5-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO46x2
referee: Samuel C. Austin
Maher lost no time in the fourth. He smashed Slavin's face until it was a mass of blood and bruises. Then he swung that savage left into Slavin's jaw and he was on the point of going down when referee Sam Austin sent him to his corner. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1896-02-21Bob Fitzsimmons49-2-3
near Langtry, TX, Coahuila de Zaragoza, MexicoLKO1
time: 1:35 | referee: George Siler
Rematch Billed as for the World Heavyweight Title This fight was recreated in an episode of the Annie Oakley tv series titled "Annie Rings The Bell" from 1956.
1896-01-18Peter Burns1-1-0
The Myar Opera House, El Paso, Texas, USANCND33
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1895-12-28Billy Woods6-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USANCND44
Record indicates Maher fought Woods and Burns on the same day.
1895-12-28Peter Burns1-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USANCND44
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1895-11-11Steve O'Donnell12-2-6
Empire Athletic Club, Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWKO125
time: 1:03 | referee: Tim Hurst
World Heavyweight Title
As awarded by Jim Corbett on his "retirement"
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Thursday, November 21, 1895

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