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Luther McCarty
Global ID39623
sexmale
birthdate 1892-03-17
death date 1913-05-24 (21)
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 4″   /   193cm
reach80″   /   203cm
aliasLuck
country USA
residenceHitchcock, Nebraska, USA
birth placeDriftwood Creek, Nebraska, USA
won 15 (KO 15) + lost 1 (KO 1) + drawn 1 = 17
rounds boxed 94
Newspaper Decisions won 4 : lost 3 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 68
Total Bouts 25 KO% 60
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1913-05-24Arthur Pelkey16-4-1
Tommy Burns's Arena, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaLKO110
referee: Edward W. Smith
White Heavyweight Championship of the world
McCarty was pronounced dead about eight minutes after the knockout, which came after about 2 minutes of fighting. The coroner's jury decided that no blow had been responsible for McCarty's collapse, but that death was due to a hemorrhage of the brain, probably caused by a previous injury. When told in his hotel room that McCarty had died, Pelkey broke down and cried like a child. The next day Tommy Burns's Arena was destroyed by fire; arson was suspected. Calgary Herald.

1913-04-30Frank Moran19-6-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1913-04-16Fireman Jim Flynn45-14-14
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
"McCarthy led throughout the fight and frequently compelled his opponent to clinch to avoid his vicious straight left jabs. Although he appeared to be outclassed from the start, Flynn, the Pueblo fireman, rushed into clinch after clinch and succeeded in landing many blows on the champion at close quarters. McCarthy, however seemed to be in the pink of condition and was not affected by Flynn's hooks. (...) With straight jabs he pounded away at his opponent's face. At the end of the first round Flynn's nose was bleeding, in the second round his mouth was cut and before the close of the bout one eye was nearly closed." (Indianapolis Star)
1913-01-01Al Palzer8-0-0
Vernon, California, USAWTKO1820
referee: Charles Eyton
White Heavyweight Championship of the World
Many Canadian newspapers at the time were reporting that Jack Johnson was in retirement, as he had announced this several times earlier in the year. Palzer's trainer for this fight was Frank Newhouse, former baseball umpire and "noted" conditioner of athletes.

1912-12-10Fireman Jim Flynn45-13-14
Vernon, California, USAWTKO1620
referee: Charles Eyton
Referee Eyton heeded the demands of the crowd to stop the slaughter.
1912-10-12Al Kaufman19-4-0
Eighth Street Arena, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO220
time: 2:12 | referee: Jim Griffin
"Three times McCarty dropped him with a terrific right to the chin, Kaufman finally landing in a heap in the lap of newspaper men, who shoved him back through the ropes. Police Chief Shea thereupon ordered the fight stopped." (New York Times)"..Kaufman weighed in at 205 and McCarty was 15 pounds heavier.."
1912-09-28Jack McFarland1-1-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
referee: Tom Bodkins
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1912-09-14Jim Barry23-18-4
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Tom Bodkins
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. It was a slow fight.
1912-08-19Jess Willard9-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
A draw from NY Sun, Chicago Tribune, Boston Daily Globe. Newspaper decision for Willard from NY Times. McCarty was originally scheduled to box Arthur Pelkey.
1912-08-05Jim Stewart18-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for Stewart from NY Times and Bob Edgren of the NY Evening World. A draw from NY Sun. McCarty was exhausted by the 10th round. Total gate receipts $9,527.25.
1912-06-19Tim Logan2-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
McCarty won the newspaper decision, doing his best work in the first and sixth rounds. He dropped Logan for an 8 count in the opening round, but Logan came back and battled the bigger man, according to the Philadelphia Item & the Phila.Record. McCarty's end was $1,000.
1912-05-23Jack Reed7-7-0
Joplin, Missouri, USAWKO3
1912-05-03Carl Morris10-0-0
Springfield A.C., Springfield, Missouri, USAWKO610
referee: Edward W. Cochrane
1912-04-26Joe Hagan
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USAWKO3
1912-04-01Bill Schultz
Springfield, Missouri, USAWKO1
1912-03-19Jim Harper0-1-0
Springfield, Missouri, USAWKO1
These two scheduled for May 30, 1912 rematch that was cancelled by the Governor after a church group complained.
1911-12-28Harry Wuest5-1-0
Springfield, Missouri, USALNWS1010
Source: Joplin & Springfield, MO papers
1911-12-18Jeff Clark39-3-7
Springfield, Missouri, USALNWS1010
McCarthy down in third.
Sources: Boston Globe; Milwaukee Free-Press. McCarthy fought as "Walter Monahan"; This bout was not held Jan 11. 1912

1911-12-06Joe Cox4-3-0
Springfield, Missouri, USAWKO6
McCarthy used name Walter Monahan, Jack Johnson's sparring partner
1911-11-30Jack Heinen0-3-0
South Bend, Indiana, USAWKO3
1911-10-07Tommy Crawford2-8-1
Fargo, North Dakota, USAWKO1
1911-07-04Al Withers0-1-1
Fargo, North Dakota, USAWKO8
1911-06-09Al Withers0-0-1
Fargo, North Dakota, USAWKO13
1911-04-14Joe Grim17-28-4
Fairmount Club, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDTD810
referee: Jake Fullerton
Fullerton, an ex-fighter, had little experience as a referee. When the bell rang ending the 8th round, Grim dropped his mitts and started to return to his corner, whereupon Luck McCarty hit him a right uppercut and brought a flow of blood from his nose. Grim refused to continue, claiming a foul, but Fullerton called it a draw, despite the fact there were two rounds left.Calgary Herald
1911-01-07Wat Adams1-2-0
Culbertson, Montana, USAWKO2

 
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