Marvin Hart
Global ID11627
birthdate 1876-09-16
death date 1931-09-17 (55)
height5′ 11½″   /   182cm
reach74″   /   188cm
aliasThe Fightin' Kentuckian
country USA
residenceFern Creek, Kentucky, USA
birth placeFern Creek, Kentucky, USA
won 28 (KO 20) + lost 7 (KO 4) + drawn 4 = 39
rounds boxed 346
Newspaper Decisions won 4 : lost 3 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 46
Total Bouts 47 KO% 42.55

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1910-12-20Carl Morris4-0-0
Sapulpa, Oklahoma, USALRTD312
Hart was down once in the 1st round, and twice in the 3rd.
1909-07-26Mike Schreck60-10-22
Lakeview Theater, Terre Haute, Indiana, USALTKO410
1909-03-12Tony Ross11-5-2
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USAWDQ1325
referee: Dave Barry
"Ross had Hart practically knocked out when the foul was administered. Hart was on the floor and Ross stooped down and struck him. There was an instant cry from the big crowd that filled the West Side arena and the referee awarded the fight to Hart." Source: Galveston Daily News
1908-11-14John Wille7-8-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
"White had everything his own way in the fifth round, when Hart, stung to desperation from the jeers of the crowd, sailed into Willie in hurricane fashion and with a wild right swing sent the Chicago boy to the floor. Wille, however, was up quickly and managed to stay out the round by clinching. He made an even break of the sixth round. But in the four preceding rounds Willie was master of every one. He sent Hart to the floor three times in the second round, and only the timely interference of the bell saved the Louisville heavyweight from being counted out. Hart was fat, looking as if a day's training had been an unheard-of thing in his repertoire." Boston Globe Also, both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record gave the newspaper decision to Wille.
1908-10-20Jack Twin Sullivan37-11-28
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ512
time: 0:45 | referee: Dan Donnelly
1908-10-09Hugh McGann3-5-0
Opera House, Lexington, Kentucky, USADPTS1212
referee: James A. Doyle
McGann fought as "Kid Hubert".
1908-03-17John Wille7-6-5
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USAWDQ420
referee: Doc Hottum
"The men had agreed to break clean. Immediately following a clich, and as Hart was stepping back unprotected, Wille swung a hard right to the ear, sending Hart sprawling. Hart was unable to respond and his ear may be seriously injured." (Washington Post)
1907-05-30Mike Schreck57-8-21
Tonopah, Nevada, USALTKO21
referee: George Siler
Finish Fight. Hart's seconds threw up the sponge due to a broken wrist.
It was claimed that Hart broke his wrist in training. He reinjured it in the sixth round and fought on until the 21st round when his seconds threw in the sponge.

1907-04-01Peter Maher132-17-4
Whittington A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USAWKO220
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1907-03-15Harry Rogers0-2-0
Whittington A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USAWKO220
1906-05-03Mike Schreck53-8-21
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS44
referee: Tim Hurst
Schreck won the newspaper decision. (Trenton Times) NY Evening World photo taken at ring center shows Hart was seriously overweight and had obviously not trained to fight even 4 rounds.
1906-02-23Tommy Burns29-2-7
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Charles Eyton
World Heavyweight Title
Burns took this fight over a publicized shot at Middleweight champion Tommy Ryan.

1905-07-03Jack Root46-2-3
Amphitheater, Reno, Nevada, USAWKO12
referee: James J. Jeffries
Vacant World Heavyweight Title
Scheduled as a finish fight -- Hart down in round 7, Root in round 12 -- James J. Jeffries "awarded" the Title to Hart, although in later years denied having done so.

1905-05-08John Wille7-4-5
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Trenton Times were in favor of Hart. Other scheduled fights on the program were: Jack Lansing v. Marty Kane, 6; Eddie Carton v. Phil Smith, 6; Joe Golden v. Johnny Davis, 6; and Johnny Coffey v. Young Reiman, 6.
1905-03-28Jack Johnson19-3-6
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Alec Greggains
1904-05-20Gus Ruhlin30-7-3
Eureka Athletic Club, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1212
referee: John P. Eckhardt
1904-04-20Gus Ruhlin30-7-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Hart won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Item.
1904-03-16Sandy Ferguson26-7-10
Whittington Park A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USAWPTS2020
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.
1904-01-25John Wille6-3-2
Watita Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
"Marvin Hart, of Louisville, caught a tartar in John Willie, of Chicago (...) According to experts he was lucky to get a draw at the end of the six-round bout. Willie fought a hard fight. Up to the fifth round Willie had a big lead and only a fine rally by Hart in the sixth saved him from losing the decision." (Fort Wayne News)
1904-01-05George Gardner38-5-2
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1515
referee: Eugene Buckley
Wednesday, January 6, 1904 Paper: Boston Journal
1903-12-01Kid Carter37-21-8
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1515
referee: Eugene Buckley
Carter was down once in the 9th round, and twice in the 13th and 14th. Both were down once in the 11th round.
1903-11-16Joe Choynski55-14-5
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
"Marvin Hart and Joe Choyinski (sic) went six rounds to a draw at the Washington Sporting Club. The bout was a fast one, both men taking severe punishment and both bleeding freely at the close." (Daily Herald) The Philadelphia Item reported that Hart was the winner.
1903-05-13George Gardner36-4-2
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USALPTS1212
referee: Tim Hurst
Billed World & American 170lbs Titles
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1903-05-05Philadelphia Jack O'Brien63-2-10
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Philadelphia Record gave bout to O'Brien." O'Brien was giving a wonderful exhibition for four rounds, but in the middle of the fifth round he nearly went out and was knocked down for a count in the same round, and then knocked down again for another count in the middle of the sixth round." After final bell O'Brien went to his corner and "fell into it with a thud" (Philadelphia Inquirer). The Item said that Hart gave O'Brien a licking.
1903-04-02Jack Bonner43-15-18
Louisville A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USAWDQ420
referee: George Siler
Bonner was warned for hitting low and for using shoulder in clinches repeatedly.
1902-11-19Philadelphia Jack O'Brien58-2-9
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Item gave the newspaper decision to O'Brien. Hart was down and nearly out in round five but came gack to floor O'Brien in round six.
1902-11-10Jack Root41-1-1
Lyceum A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
Hart down in second
1902-10-16Kid Carter34-16-8
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper draw from The Philadelphia Inquirer and the wire.
Hart down in the 3rd round. This was a "sizzling" bout.

1902-08-18Billy Stift29-14-12
America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1902-05-03Kid Carter32-14-8
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO920
Hart took over Carter's claim for American 170lns Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1902-04-07Dick O'Brien35-18-10
Empire A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO320
O'Brien was down in the 3rd round. (AP)
1902-01-20Billy Stift27-10-10
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO320
referee: George Hassler
Stift was "knocked out" by a right hand blow to the back of his head. Cries of more fighting were heard throughout the bout and the newspaper account in the Chicago Tribune shows serious doubt with the validity of the result.
1901-12-17Wild Bill Hanrahan8-10-2
Auditorium, Louisville, Kentucky, USALKO125
referee: Tim Hurst
Louisville Courier-Journal. This was a one-punch knockout.
1901-11-01Jack Beauscholte5-5-1
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO1020
referee: George Siler
Hart defended American 170lbs Title claim
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1901-05-24Dan Creedon38-11-10
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO620
Hart claimed American 170lbs Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1901-03-29Tommy West27-7-8
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USAWTKO1620
referee: Tim Hurst
1901-02-25Australian Jim Ryan19-19-12
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO820
AP wire in Lexington (KY) Morning Herald
1901-01-21Al Weinig11-5-2
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO1120
Louisville Evening Post
1900-12-12Peter Trainor2-0-0
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO1720
referee: Tim Hurst
Louisville Courier-Journal.
1900-09-18Hugh McGann1-1-0
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO620
referee: George Hassler
(Maysville (KY) Daily Public Ledger) McGann fought as "Kid Hubert".
1900-08-13Hugh McGann1-0-0
Nonpareil A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USAWDQ620
referee: Ed Rucker
Fought at 156 pounds. (Maysville (KY) Daily Public Ledger) McGann fought as "Kid Hubert".
1900-06-26Harry Rogers
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO14
referee: Ed Rucker
Louisville Courier-Journal. Hart "claimed" to weigh 160 lbs.
1900-06-12Louis Seifker1-0-0
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO8
referee: Ed Rucker
Louisville Courier-Journal.
1900-05-10Tommy Williams0-4-0
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO2
referee: Emil Graeser
Louisville Courier-Journal.
1900-04-02Charles Meisner
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO120
referee: Emil Graeser
Louisville Courier-Journal.
1900-02-12William Schiller0-1-0
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO4
1899-12-12William Schiller
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO7


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