Sandy Ferguson
Global ID11623
birthdate 1879-07-24
death date 1919-02-26 (39)
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach78″   /   198cm
aliasBig Sandy
country Canada
residenceChelsea, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeMoncton, New Brunswick, Canada
birth nameJohn H. Ferguson
won 34 (KO 15) + lost 21 (KO 7) + drawn 14 = 71
rounds boxed 492
Newspaper Decisions won 6 : lost 2 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 56
Total Bouts 80 KO% 18.75

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1916-12-08Homer Smith9-0-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO46
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1915-09-14Battling Levinsky22-3-3
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1915-08-10Sam McVea54-9-5
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO812
1913-05-19Jeff Madden1-6-1
Gloucester, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1912-05-28Tom Kennedy2-1-0
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
1912-05-21Tom Kennedy1-1-0
Pilgrim A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1912-05-03Sailor White9-8-0
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
Result carried in the NY Evening World. White fought again the next night.
1912-04-19Morris Harris17-9-0
Central A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
1911-07-28Tony Ross16-6-5
Twentieth Century A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO510
Ferguson to Referee Charley White: "I had enough." - Buffalo Times
1911-04-01Andy Morris9-7-4
Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1911-01-24Jim Barry17-9-3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
referee: Hector McInnes
1911-01-03Porky Dan Flynn15-4-4
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
Boston Herald
1910-10-16Jim Barry15-8-2
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USALTKO1420
Ferguson's seconds threw up the sponge. This was the first in a series of elimination bouts to find a challenger for Jack Johnson's title. During the ref's instructions at the start, Barry reportedly poked Ferguson in the gut causing the big Canuck to paste Barry in the mush with a stiff left jab. This resulted in a general brawl featuring both corners and took the intervention by police to return some order to the ring.
1910-06-17Jim Barry15-8-2
Los Angeles, California, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune 1/1/1911)
1910-05-31Salinas Jack Burns5-2-1
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USAWNWS1010
1909-08-27Joe Jeannette21-5-3
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALTKO810
Jeannette worked the big man's body, hurting him there in the third, and having him reeling in the sixth and seventh. In the eighth round, Ferguson collapsed from the accumulated punishment and his corner threw in the sponge.
1909-06-22Joe Jeannette21-4-3
Armory A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
referee: Al Sheehan
1909-05-22Joe Jeannette18-4-3
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS2020
1909-05-08Herbert Hall0-3-1
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO1
1909-04-27Sam Langford50-6-17
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
referee: Eugene Buckley
(Boston Daily Globe)
1909-04-06Jim Barry12-5-2
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ1012
Ferguson was beating Barry when he was fouled.
1909-03-09Al Kubiak13-0-1
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO412
At the bell, Kubiak advanced to shake hands and took a huge punch on the jaw from the old veteran from which he never recovered.
1908-09-15Joe Jeannette13-3-3
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1908-05-19Sam Langford43-6-17
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
Boston Herald. Ferguson had an estimated 35 pounds on Langford. Ferguson floored twice in the tenth, once in the twelfth.
1908-04-30Morris Harris10-3-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported Ferguson, who floored Harris seven times, as the winner. The Philadelphia Record also selected Ferguson as the winner.
1907-12-12Morris Harris10-3-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that Harris had the better of the fight despite being knocked down twice. The Philadelphia Record also had Harris winning.
1907-08-15Morris Harris10-3-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS33
Ferguson fought Harris and Charley Stevenson in two three-rounders, winning both according to the Philadelphia Item.
1907-08-15Charley Stevenson20-5-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item. Ferguson fought twice on August 15 in three-rounders with Stevenson and Morris Harris.
1906-05-28Gus Ruhlin32-7-4
Marlborough A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS66
referee: Charlie White
Newspaper draw with Ruhlin down in the second round and Ferguson down briefly in the third. (Newark Advocate)
1905-07-18Jack Johnson23-4-6
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USALDQ715
referee: Bill Crowley
Enraged by Johnson's insulting patter and left-hook to the belly, Ferguson took advantage of a bearhug by Johnson to drive his knee twice into his opponent's groin. Ferguson had taken the first two rounds, round three was even, but Johnson began driving home a wicked left hook to the stomach to take the fifth and sixth, and one or two may have strayed.
1905-01-27Jim McCormick3-4-1
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USAWDQ520
McCormick bit Ferguson, among other fouls. Reported in the Philadelphia Item.
1904-11-24Charlie Haghey17-6-7
Bangor, Maine, USAWKO112
referee: Jimmy Connors
(Boston Globe)
1904-05-23Joe Walcott87-13-13
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
As per prior agreement, as both men were still on their feet, the referee declared it a draw.
1904-03-16Marvin Hart20-3-2
Whittington Park A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALPTS2020
referee: Pat Early
According to the New York Evening World, Sandy Ferguson was clearly robbed of a victory by the decision of referee Patsy Earl. "Ferguson outclassed his man as a boxer. He hit him when and where he pleased, and several times during the contest had Hart on "Queer Street"." Ferguson decked Hart in the seventh, and in the 13th only the ropes saved Hart from going down again. The crowd disagreed vocifeously with the unjust decision. Referee Earl later stated he gave Hart the nod because he had done most of the leading.
1904-02-06Jack Johnson16-3-6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCNC56
referee: Jack McGuigan
[According to the NY Evening World, Ferguson had been slated to meet Gus Ruhlin Feb 4th at Chelsea, Mass.] Referee McGuigan left the ring in round 5 because Johnson and Ferguson were deemed to be 'faking.' Johnson and Ferguson were substituting for Kid Carter and Billy Stift. Stift had failed to appear and Carter refused to fight Ferguson, so Johnson stepped up.
1904-01-18Jim Galvin1-1-0
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO2
1903-12-26Klondike Haynes23-7-2
9th Ward A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO66
Chicago Daily Tribune. Klondike's seconds threw up the sponge.
1903-12-11Jack Johnson15-3-6
Colma, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Jack Welsh
1903-11-10Joe Walcott85-11-13
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1515
referee: Dan Donnelly
1903-09-03Tom Carey4-4-0
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1903-08-20Bob Armstrong15-9-5
Tammany A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO110
referee: Dan Donnelly
(Boston Globe)
1903-07-31Jack Johnson14-3-6
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening World, which reported it to be a tame bout in which Johnson was easily the better of the two. However, the Philadelphia Record considered it close and that Johnson "edged" Ferguson.
1903-05-26Gus Ruhlin29-7-2
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1515
referee: Jack Sheehan
1903-04-27Dick O'Brien37-21-13
Gloucester A.C., Gloucester, Massachusetts, USAWRTD610
1903-04-16Jack Johnson12-3-6
Essex A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Dan Donnelly
1903-04-08George Byers17-6-19
Tempiar A.C., Brighton, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1903-03-25Dick O'Brien37-20-13
Brighton Social & A.C., Brighton, Massachusetts, USAWTKO410
referee: Harry Hodgkins
1903-01-22George Byers17-6-17
Brighton Social & A.C., Brighton, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
Ferguson was floored four times. As per prior agreement, if both were left standing, it was to be called a draw.
1902-07-24Charles Armstrong1-0-1
Riverview Club, Lowell, Massachusetts, USANCND?
referee: Billy Gardner
(Boston Globe)
1902-06-25Denver Ed Martin10-1-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLTKO515x3
Ferguson was sent to the canvas four times in the fifth round before the referee decided he'd had enough.
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006

1902-05-10Ben Taylor12-3-0
Woolwich, London, United KingdomDPTS66x3
1902-03-21Yank Kenny9-13-1
United KingdomWKO3
1902-03-03Ben Taylor11-2-0
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006
1902-02-03J Maloney
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS33x3
1902-01-18J Davenport
United KingdomWPTS33x3
1902-01-14Bill Davis
United KingdomWPTS44x3
1902-01-04Charlie McKeever26-11-7
London, United KingdomDPTS44x3
1901-12-28Jack Welsh0-5-0
United KingdomWPTS11x3
1901-12-21Ben Taylor8-2-0
Woolwich, London, United KingdomLPTS55x3
Ferguson although a full-stone the heavier, could not put over any of his wild swings until too late in the last round.
1901-04-30John McDonald0-1-0
Gloucester, Massachusetts, USAWKO1
Boston Daily Globe.
1901-02-27Dick O'Brien33-15-9
Lewiston, Maine, USALDQ410
1900-12-17Dick O'Brien31-15-9
Kirkland A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USALDQ4
referee: Mike Scanlan
1900-11-26Tom Shaw0-1-2
Kirtland Club, Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWKO115
referee: Bill Daly
(Boston Globe)
1900-06-10Charlie O'Rourke
Exact date and location unknown.
1900-06-04Mike Schalow0-1-0
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
1900-04-30Tom Carpenter2-1-0
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1900-04-19Mike Higgins1-1-0
Atlantic Yacht Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
Date: Friday, April 20, 1900 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 4
1900-03-29Tim Fogarty
Atlantic Yacht Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO56
Date: Friday, March 30, 1900 Paper: Pawtucket Times (Pawtucket, RI) Page: 2
1900-03-14Charley Rogers
Kirtland Club, Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWTKO3
(Boston Globe)
1900-02-22Billy Jordan
Isoteric A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS66
1900-02-09Jim Gallagher0-1-2
East Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1900-02-01Jack Buckley
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1900-01-25Tom Shaw0-1-1
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1899-12-24Mike Schalow
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS33
1899-11-25Tom Shaw0-0-1
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS33
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