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Bob Murphy
Global ID11805
sexmale
birthdate 1922-07-22
death date 1961-08-01 (39)
divisionlight heavyweight
stancesouthpaw
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
aliasIrish Bob
country USA
residenceSan Diego, California, USA
birth placeFlagler, Colorado, USA
birth nameEdwin Lee O'Connerty
won 65 (KO 56) + lost 11 (KO 4) + drawn 2 = 78
rounds boxed 429 KO% 71.79
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1954-04-24Roger Wiley1-6-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
referee: Mel Manning | judge: James Carrig | judge: Harry Sundberg
1953-11-24Baby Williams21-16-2
Tampa, Florida, USALTKO610
1953-10-13Baby Williams20-16-2
Tampa, Florida, USALSD1010
1953-09-17Jimmy Welch64-18-11
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALUD1010
1952-09-15Joey DeJohn69-10-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALTKO310
time: 2:01 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
1952-06-26Raymond Dieu2-8-0
Municipal Stadium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWTKO410
1952-06-11Jake LaMotta80-17-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1010
referee: Lou Handler 49-51 | judge: Andrew Brown 49-51 | judge: Johnny Weber 45-55
Attendance: 16,000
1952-05-27Reuben Jones38-16-2
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USAWTKO410
1952-04-21Reuben Jones38-15-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Zapustas 100-91 | judge: Harry Sundberg 100-92 | judge: Joe Santarpia 100-92
1952-03-27Roy Thomas15-17-4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Dauber Jaeger | judge: Les Decamera | judge: Bill Lachenmaier
1952-03-03Roy Thomas15-16-4
Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWPTS1010
1951-08-22Joey Maxim75-17-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-10 | judge: Harold Barnes 5-10 | judge: Charley Shortell 5-10
World Light Heavyweight Title
Murphy was a 5-12 favorite coming into the bout.

1951-07-23Joe Rindone30-7-3
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO510
referee: Jimmy McCarron
1951-06-27Jake LaMotta78-15-3
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWRTD710
referee: Ray Miller
LaMotta was unable to come out for the 8th round.
1951-05-09Danny Nardico28-4-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO410
time: 1:58 | referee: Johnny Behr
1951-04-30Cecil Hudson61-35-4
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO510
time: 1:30 | referee: Dauber Jaeger
Hudson was knocked down twice in the 4th, and once in the 5th. For two rounds he boxed cleverly and made Murphy miss numerous punches, but then tired and took a terrible beating.
1951-04-16Joe Rindone29-7-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALDQ610
time: 1:10 | referee: Mel Manning
A low blow led to the disqualification after Rindone was unable to continue, following a five minute rest period.
1951-03-26Joe Blackwood61-16-7
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO310
time: 1:46 | referee: Julius Fidler
"A powerful left to the solar plexus" put Blackwood down for the count.
1951-03-16Dan Bucceroni31-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO510
Bucceroni down in 1st
1951-03-02Harry Matthews63-3-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 2-7 | judge: Joe Agnello 2-8 | judge: Tommy Shortell 3-6
1951-02-12Billy Brown62-37-9
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO510
time: 1:48 | referee: Sharkey Buonanno
1951-01-17Henry Brimm25-15-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO510
1950-12-08Jimmy Beau25-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 1:56 | referee: Mark Conn
Beau was knocked down in the 6th round.
1950-11-20Freddie McManus7-15-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
time: 0:59
1950-11-03Dick Wagner29-15-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWRTD110
Wagner who was down in the 1st, could not come out for the 2nd due to a torn artery in his mouth
1950-10-10Dolph Quijano51-6-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:31 | referee: Abe Roth
Quijano was floored three times
1950-09-29Roy Miller39-16-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWRTD410
referee: Johnny Indrisano
1950-09-08Johnny Duke24-4-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO110
time: 1:14 | referee: Abe Roth
Duke was knocked down twice.
1950-07-28Dave Whitlock29-6-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO1112
time: 0:30 | referee: Mushy Callahan 57-53 | judge: Billy Kershner 56½-53½ | judge: Joe Stone 55½-54½
USA California State light heavyweight title
1950-06-23Dave Whitlock29-5-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO1012
referee: Abe Roth 56½-53½ | judge: Lee Grossman 56½-53½ | judge: Frank Holborow 56-54
USA California State light heavyweight title
1950-06-09Bob Patterson25-7-6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO410
time: 2:53 | referee: Frank Rustich
1950-05-12Jimmy Rouse10-6-7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO510
time: 1:22 | referee: Frank Rustich
1950-04-21Frankie Angustain33-23-6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO410
time: 3:00 | referee: Joe Stone
1950-02-21Clarence Henry13-1-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO610
time: 1:55 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
1949-12-06Lloyd Gibson32-5-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO210
time: 2:54
1949-11-18Jimmy O'Dowd1-6-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO110
time: 1:38 | referee: Joe Stone
1949-11-08Lloyd Marshall65-18-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO410
time: 0:16 | referee: Joe Stone
1949-10-21Joey Martinez14-19-6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO210
time: 0:32 | referee: Tommy Hart
1949-10-04Eddie Cotton10-2-1
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO610
1949-09-20Frankie Daniels11-0-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:55 | referee: Johnny Indrisano
1949-09-02Ike Patton4-6-3
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO410
1949-08-12Johnny Gardea16-14-9
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO410
time: 1:01 | referee: Frank Rustich
1949-08-05Jerry Brown23-18-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO310
time: 1:10 | referee: Billy Kershner
Brown was knocked down twice in the 2nd, before being counted out in the 3rd round.
1949-07-18Pedro Jimenez31-39-28
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWTKO710
time: 3:00 | referee: Charley Randolph
1949-04-12Kenny Watkins42-12-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALMD1010
referee: Mushy Callahan 53½-56½ | judge: Benny Whitman 55-55 | judge: Jack McDonald 52-58
1949-03-25Johnny Gardea16-13-9
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO510
time: 3:00
1949-02-04Bob Ward11-16-9
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO810
time: 1:18 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
1949-01-18Gene Loughridge27-8-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO710
time: 1:01
1949-01-07Milo Savage22-11-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO810
time: 2:02 | referee: Benny Whitman
1948-12-17Bobby Castro32-43-9
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO510
time: 1:55 | referee: Frankie Van
1948-11-22Nap Howard12-7-3
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWKO310
1948-10-18Kenny Watkins41-10-4
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWTKO910
1948-09-10Jimmy Coleman14-4-3
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWUD1010
1948-08-23Jerry Brown22-15-6
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWKO610
time: 0:20 | referee: Benny Whitman
1948-08-09Ray Dioses7-7-1
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWKO210
referee: Jimmy Wallace
1948-06-04Frankie Angustain32-21-6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO410
time: 1:27 | referee: Lee Ramage
1948-04-19Johnny Meyers18-6-5
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTD510
referee: Lee Ramage
Murphy was unable to continue from a cut left eye, caused by an accidental clash of heads. He was far ahead on points at the time.
1948-03-28Pete Rodriguez2-1-0
Mexicali, Baja California, MexicoWKO210
1948-01-23Ray Dioses6-4-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO510
time: 3:00 | referee: Lloyd McConnaughay
1948-01-09Edgar Robinson26-19-6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO210
time: 2:01 | referee: Frank Rustich
1947-12-26Billy King15-4-3
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO210
time: 0:42 | referee: Lee Ramage
1947-11-28Art Lind45-16-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Rustich
1947-06-27Billy Gibson1-1-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO26
time: 2:03
1947-06-06Gilbert Whiteside18-17-5
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO46
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1947-03-28Leroy Burleson3-1-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USADTD36
Cut eye caused the fight to be called a technical draw.
1947-01-10Harry Moran0-2-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO56
referee: Lee Ramage
1947-01-03Frankie Calzo22-27-10
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO66
referee: Frankie Wallace
1946-12-27Benny Cordova Jr.6-3-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO410
time: 1:54 | referee: Frank Rustich
1946-12-20Howard Todome3-2-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO56
1946-07-26Frankie Calzo21-20-8
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS66
1946-05-10JD Spencer5-3-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO56
1946-05-03Louis Mosley3-23-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO56
1945-11-02Homer McGrew5-1-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALTKO26
The fight was stopped after Murphy suffered a severe eye cut.
1945-10-26Louis Mosley2-12-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO16
time: 2:01
1945-09-28Art Taylor19-23-8
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO56
referee: Lloyd McConnaughay
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