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Packey McFarland
Global ID36384
sexmale
birthdate 1888-11-01
death date 1936-09-22 (47)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach69″   /   175cm
aliasPatrick McFarland
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeChicago, Illinois, USA
won 70 (KO 50) + lost 0 (KO 0) + drawn 5 = 75
rounds boxed 483
Newspaper Decisions won 36 : lost 1 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 322
Total Bouts 113 KO% 44.25
 
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1915-09-11Mike Gibbons42-1-4
Brighton Beach Motordrome, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Gibbons: Grantland Rice (NY Tribune), NY Globe, Brooklyn Eagle, Jack Curley (NY American), Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), Newark Sunday Call, Jack Malaney (Boston Journal), AP (7-3 by rounds).
McFarland: J.G. Vreeland (NY Morning World), Charley White (NY World), NY Herald, NY Sun, Mal Doyle (NY Press), Damon Runyon (NY American), NY Call, Ring W. Lardner (Chicago Tribune), Bill Foreman (Chicago Herald), Nate Lewis (Chicago Examiner), William H. Rocap (Philadelphia Ledger), Philadelphia Inquirer, George R. Holmes (UP; 4-1-5 by rounds), UP (another round-by-round report).
Draw: P.T. Knox (NY Sunday Telegram), Bat Masterson (NY Telegraph), NY Times, Tom Andrews (Milwaukee Leader).

1913-12-08Jack Britton37-7-8
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
referee: Harry Stout
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Milwaukee Free Press, Brownie (Milwaukee Journal), G.A. White (Racine Journal-News), Walter H. Eckersall (Chicago Tribune), Chicago Examiner.
McFarland's weight not announced and he looked far overweight. His manager claimed he weighed 141 lbs.

1913-12-04Harry Trendall16-4-4
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS88
St. Louis Post Dispatch. All fights on this card went to a decision. Chicago Examiner ("Trendall lasted eight rounds because of McFarland's courtesy"), Chicago Tribune (McFarland made Trendall "look like a novice at the boxing game"), Stevens Point Daily Journal ("McFarland's dazzling speed and ring generalship gave (him an) edge from the opening round and as the bout progressed had Harry Trendall so badly puzzled that the latter did not know from which angle he would find a glove coming next").
1913-11-26Harry Brewer12-2-3
Windsor A.C., Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWNWS88
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Harry Bullion (Detroit Free Press), Chicago Examiner (McFarland "simply toyed with him (Brewer) for six rounds, in the last two he made a complete monkey of him"), La Crosse (WI) Tirbune ("Packey hit Brewer when and where he pleased"), AP ("Without exerting himself at any time Packey McFarland of Chicago toyed with Harry Brewer").
1913-11-20Johnny 'Kid' Alberts12-9-1
Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Meriden (CT) Morning Record (McFarland "had every round but the third, which was fairly even"), Chicago Tribune (McFarland "permitted 'Kid' Alberts of New York to stay the limit of ten rounds"), Chicago Examiner ("Alberts was outboxed and outpointed from the initial bell"), AP ("It was Packey's bout from start to finish, and at no time was he forced to extend himself").
1913-10-17Harlem Tommy Murphy33-6-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Times, NY Tribune, Thomas S. Rice (Brooklyn Daily Eagle), NY Sun.
1913-03-07Jack Britton34-6-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for McFarland from NY American, NY Herald, NY Sun, NY Tribune (7-1-2), NY Times (9-0-1), NY Morning World, Bob Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Press (5-4-1), NY Evening Journal, NY Evening Sun, Thomas S. Rice (Brooklyn Daily Eagle), Ed Cole (NY Evening Telegram), AP ("while McFarland had the better of the argument as a whole, Britton made the better showing in the final round").
A draw from Bat Masterson (NY Morning Telegraph).
Both scaled under stipulated 137 pounds at 3 p.m.

1912-12-16Eddie Murphy21-3-6
Coliseum, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
referee: Edward W. Smith
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Milwaukee Free-Press, Racine (WI) Journal-News, La Crosse (WI) Tribune, Tacoma Daily News, Chicago Tribune.
"Murphy took a severe beating from the Chicago boxer. He was jarred from the top of his head to the very toes in his boxing shoes. With puffed lips and eyes and minus a tooth or two Murphy smiled through it all and said that Packy had won fairly and was clearly entitled to the decision." (Tacoma Daily News)

1912-12-04Battling Terry20-5-5
Dayton, Ohio, USAWTKO58
1912-11-27Harry Donahue2-0-0
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for McFarland from H.G. Coperland (Indianapolis Star), AP ("It was McFarland's fight from the start").
1912-10-25Lockport Jimmy Duffy15-0-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Maurice Collins
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Buffalo Morning Express, New York Times, Syracuse Journal, Niagara Falls (NY) Gazette.
1912-10-17Johnny 'Kid' Alberts6-6-1
Cleveland A.C., Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
referee: Walter C Kelly
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. Official decisions were given in Cleveland at this time.
1912-10-11Tommy Kilbane12-10-12
Auditorium Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWTKO710
referee: Bun Foley
1912-08-30Joe Hirst4-4-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record>, NY Sun. (Hirst "was badly used up at the finish").
1912-06-06Frankie Brennan
Muskegon, Michigan, USAWTKO410
referee: Howard Carr
Alderman Steele ordered the bout stopped after Brennan was knocked down for a nine count. (Muskegon News Chronicle)
1912-06-03Jeff Boyle
Wallace Theatre, Peru, Indiana, USAWNWS66
referee: Joe Sullivan
"Boyle started gamely and held up well under severe punishment." (Reno Evening Gazette)
1912-05-29Ray Bronson47-6-22
Independence Ball Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
referee: Edward W. Smith
Bronson defended the American version of the World Welterweight title in a no-decision bout
Indianapolis Star scored for McFarland 5-1-4 by rounds, but inexplicably concluded the round-by-round report with a draw decision.
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Fort Wayne Sentinel ("McFarland's shifty foot work and ability to keep out of the way of Ray Bronson's swings and punches gave him the best of the match"), Logansport Journal ("general opinion was that McFarland was the winner"), Walter H. Eckersall (Chicago Tribune), Pittsburgh Gazette Times ("McFarland, who was fast, in and out with his jabs and uppercuts, and clever in his foot-work, had all the better of it"), AP ("McFarland had the better of eight rounds and Bronson managed to break even in the other two").

1912-05-15Young Erne24-10-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item (McFarland gave Erne a good licking), Trenton Evening Times ("McFarland again demonstrated his superiority"), AP (McFarland "made the local boy look like a novice").
Fought at 138 pounds (weigh-in at 3 P.M).

1912-05-09Johnny Connolly2-0-3
Colonial Club, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWRTD510
"Johnnie Connolly, the Scotch lightweight champion, showed the white feather in the middle of what was to have been a ten-round bout with McFarland." (Daily Commonwealth)
1912-05-06Red Robinson5-1-1
Olympic A.C., Rochester, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charlie White
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Daily Commonwealth (McFarland "made Red Robinson, Pittsburgh, look like a novice in every round"), AP (Robinson "stayed the limit, but that was the sum total of his efforts, his fighting didn't worry Packey enough to make things interesting").
1912-04-26Matt Wells9-0-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Samuel C. Austin
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Times, NY Tribune, NY Sun, John J. Haas (NY Call), Brooklyn Daily Eagle, AP (McFarland "administered a severe drubbing to" Wells).
Weigh-in at 135 pounds at 3 pm and 138 at ringside.

1912-04-11Willie Schaeffer1-1-1
Empire Athletic Club, Quincy, Illinois, USAWKO410
1912-03-19Harry Donahue1-0-0
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USAWNWS1010
(Atlanta Constitution)
1912-03-15Kid Burns4-6-0
Coliseum, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWTKO810
referee: Eddie Santry
1912-03-05One Round Hogan8-2-4
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for McFarland from NY Times, NY Sun, Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), Ed Cole (NY Evening Telegram), NY Tribune, NY Herald, Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
1912-02-29Tommy Devlin23-1-7
Eagles Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO410
referee: Eddie Davis
Weigh-in at 138 pounds at 3 PM.
1912-02-14Eddie Murphy20-2-4
Auditorium Theater, South Bend, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
referee: Edward W. Smith
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Indianapolis Star, Boston Globe (McFarland had to fight hard to win).
A draw from New York Evening Telegram.

1912-02-06Kid Burns4-6-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for McFarland from NY Times (won "with considerable to spare"), Ed Cole (NY Evening Telegram), NY Sun, Washington Times, UP ("McFarland had the better of every round").
1912-01-24Jack Ward7-3-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, AP ("easy winner"), UP (McFarland "was declared the winner", "both men stalled from start to finish"). Fought at 138 pounds.
1911-11-30Harlem Tommy Murphy30-5-6
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Harry Foley
Murphy was down in the 5th round. (A Thanksgiving Day bout.)
1911-11-04Tommy Ginty3-5-2
Columbia Theater, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
1911-11-03Emmett 'Kid' Wagner1-0-0
Luzerne Theater, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS33
Wagner weighed about 165 pounds, at least 25 pounds more than McFarland. They boxed three rounds with nine ounce gloves. (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader)
1911-10-30Al Dewey3-1-1
Luzerne Theater, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
Dewey's corner threw in sponge.
1911-07-03Young Ahearn0-1-0
Lark Street Auditorium, Albany, New York, USAWKO810
1911-06-06Phil Knight9-10-2
Columbia Theater, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sandusky Star Journal (Knight acted as a "stuffing bag" for McFarland), AP ("won all the way").
1911-05-12Tommy Kilbane12-4-10
Buffalo A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for McFarland from AP (McFarland "outpointed and outfought" Kilbane).
1911-04-18Harlem Tommy Murphy30-4-5
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Times (first round even, the others for McFarland), NY Sun, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, NY Evening Telegram, TAD (Syracuse Herald), AP (won all the way; 2nd round for Murphy, 1st and 3rd even).
Weigh-in at 3 PM, Murphy failed to appear, but Packey consented to go on all the same.

1911-04-07Morris Bloom7-3-1
Lakeside Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, USAWKO810
referee: Walter Eckersall
1911-04-03Paul Kohler1-5-2
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
referee: Walter C Kelly
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Canton Evening Repository, J.P. Garvey (Cleveland Plain Dealer), Tommy Clark (Coshocton Daily Times), Sandusky Star Journal ("McFarland played rings about Paul Kohler").
"McFarland claimed he weighed 136 pounds after his bout with Kohler." (Canton Evening Repository)

1911-03-20Billy Ryan26-18-19
Richardson Theater, Oswego, New York, USAWTKO410
referee: Tom Cawley
1911-03-14Owen Moran49-7-5
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charlie White
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), Harry D. Cashman (NY American), TAD (NY Journal), NY Times, NY Evening Telegram, NY Sun, NY Tribune, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Baltimore American ("had the advantage in practically every round"), AP ("fully demonstrated his superiority in boxing over the Englishman"), UP ("outpointed him in every round and was clearly the better man").
1911-02-22Frank Madole6-0-0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Record, and Philadelphia Item. McFarland "outclassed" Madole.
1911-02-06Bert Keyes9-7-5
Labor Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Eddie Kennedy
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Trenton Evening Times, New York Times.
1911-01-30Jack Britton18-4-5
Armory AC, Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
1911-01-25Young Erne23-10-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jack McGuigan
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Inquirer ("after the first round he had Erne's measure in every session", same report was printed in Pawtucket Evening Times and Trenton Evening Times), Sandusky Star Journal ("Packey McFarland showed himself to be the superior of Young Erne"), Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader ("easy victory", "after the first round the fight was all McFarland's") and AP (McFarland "had a decided advantage over" Erne).
The match was made at 136 pounds, but Erne was 10 pounds overweight.

1911-01-17Jack Goodman3-0-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWKO510
referee: Billy Joh
Goodman was down in the 5th round.
1911-01-09Johnny McCarthy6-0-4
Grand Avenue A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
referee: Emmett Mellody
Grand Forks Daily Herald
1910-09-27Dick Hyland37-17-3
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for McFarland from NY Times, NY Tribune, NY Evening Telegram, NY Herald, NY Sun, Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
1910-06-18Jack Goldswain43-17-6
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO315x3
1910-05-30Freddie Welsh33-2-4
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
referee: Tom Scott
World Lightweight Title
British Version
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2002

1910-04-01Dick Lee14-10-5
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWKO915x3
1909-11-08Cyclone Johnny Thompson24-18-8
Hippodrome, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Coffey
New Orleans Times Picayune 9 November 1909
1909-09-19Ray Bronson32-3-15
West Side A.C., McDonoughville, Louisiana, USADPTS2020
referee: Wallace Wood
McFarland was knocked down in the 1st round. Bronson was knocked down in the 4th round, and slipped to his knees several times in the later rounds.
New Orleans Daily Picayune scored the bout 8-5-7 in favor of McFarland. New Orleans Item scored the bout 9-6-5 in favor of McFarland.

1909-05-26Harry Trendall6-1-1
Empire A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
referee: Dave Porteous
1909-03-30Dave Deshler22-14-15
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
referee: Jack Sheehan
McFarland assaulted Referee Sheehan and knocked him down. Then seconds and rubbers of both boxers exchanged blows until several spectators jumped into the ring and broke up the melee. Tom Sharkey was present. Tacoma Daily News
1909-03-23Leach Cross11-2-1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Times, NY Tribune, NY Herald, Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Weigh-in at 135 pounds at 3 PM.

1909-01-15Dick Hyland35-12-1
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charles Eyton
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Jay Davidson (LA Herald), LA Times, H.M. Walker (LA Examiner), San Francisco Call, Mano A. Zan (San Francisco Chronicle), AP ("McFarland landed many more clean blows than Hyland and was stronger at the finish"), Daily Northwestern ("in only one round, the fifth, did Hyland make anything like an even showing").
Weigh-in at 133 pounds at 3 P.M.

1908-11-18Harlem Tommy Murphy22-3-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jack McGuigan
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia Inquirer, Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), AP ("both men repeatedly missed swings but at the close of the bout McFarland had a shade the better of the argument").
Weigh-in at 3 P.M.

1908-10-21Leach Cross10-2-1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS66
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Times, NY Tribune, NY Evening Telegram, NY Herald, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Chicago Examiner, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer. Reports are in agreement that Cross won the 5th round, the honors in the other five belonging to McFarland.
Cross was knocked down for a count of nine in the third round from a right hand to the jaw.

1908-08-07Phil Brock19-7-2
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
referee: Charles Eyton
1908-07-04Freddie Welsh21-2-2
Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, USADPTS2525
referee: James J. Jeffries
1908-04-11Jimmy Britt12-4-1
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USAWTKO620
time: 2:23 | referee: Jack Welsh
1908-02-21Freddie Welsh20-1-2
Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
referee: Malachy Hogan
Welsh was down in the 4th round, from what many believed was a low blow.
1908-01-28Young Loughrey19-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jack McGuigan
Loughery "was in a wobbly state in the second and third rounds and had McFarland been able to land the right kind of punches, it would have surely ended the bout then and there. (...) While (McFarland) won hands down, the rally by Loughery in the fourth and again in the fifth certainly took a whole lot of glory off Packey's victory. In fact Loughery virtually fought McFarland to a standstill in the fifth round. It was in this round that the boy from the Hill showed his strength and ability to come back when things looked the darkest for him. (Washington Post) According to the Philadelphia Item, McFarland won five of the six rounds.
1908-01-14Bert Keyes5-3-4
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
referee: Jack Sheehan
"McFarland proved himself much the cleverer of the two and punished his man badly in each round. Keyes took a terrific beating, but was so strong that he showed no signs of it at the finish." (Ogden Standard Examiner)
1907-11-21Kid Herman36-9-19
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USAWNWS1515
McFarland won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
1907-10-23Kid Goodman60-20-33
Princess Rink, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USAWPTS1010
referee: Malachy Hogan
1907-10-16Joe Galligan8-6-1
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO910
Tame affair and then Galligan went down four times in the 8th and 9th round until he was counted out.
1907-08-20Benny Yanger52-7-19
League Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USAWTKO410
time: 2:10 | referee: Malachy Hogan
Yanger down four times in the 3rd round and his corner threw up the sponge in the 4th round after another knockdown.
1907-06-28Charles Neary24-10-22
Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
referee: Malachy Hogan
Neary was down in the 9th round.
1907-05-10Maurice Sayers14-13-8
Schlitz Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
referee: Malachy Hogan
Weigh-in at 133 pounds at 3 PM.
1907-04-16Kid Goodman59-18-33
Davenport, Iowa, USAWPTS1515
referee: Malachy Hogan
1907-03-12Joe Galligan8-5-1
Davenport, Iowa, USAWTKO815
referee: Malachy Hogan
Galligan went down seven times before the corner threw in the towel. Fought at 133lbs.
1907-03-02Jim Fretzel
Morgan Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO2
As Young Fretzel (Chicago Tribune).
1907-02-20Steve Kinney16-2-4
Tri-City A.C., Davenport, Iowa, USAWKO915
referee: Malachy Hogan
Fought at 133 pounds.
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