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McHenry Johnson
Global ID39952
sexmale
birthdate 1859-09-07
death date 1889-09-00 (29)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
aliasThe Black Star
country USA
residenceSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth placeNew York, USA
won 12 (KO 10) + lost 3 (KO 2) + drawn 10 = 25
rounds boxed 134
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 0
Total Bouts 26 KO% 38.46
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1888-01-25George Godfrey14-2-10
Bloomfield, Colorado, USALKO4
Billed for the 'colored' Heavyweight title
The decision of the referee was later reversed by the club's directors and Godfrey was awarded the winner's share of the purse, he had originally been disqualified. Weights according to the Omaha Daily Bee. From the third round on Godfrey used Johnson as a punch bag.

1887-05-31Elliott Edward
Omaha, Nebraska, USAWKO5
St. Paul Daily Globe 6-1-1887. Edward down 3 times.
1887-04-15Harry Woodson11-4-3
Olympic Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWTKO610
St. Paul Daily Globe 4-16-1887 "Black Diamond gave up in 6th round after spraining his wrist".
1887-04-08Frank Taylor7-4-5
Olympic Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
referee: Mike Breslauer
St. Paul Daily Globe 4-9-1887
1887-03-04Frank Taylor6-4-2
Olympic Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USADPTS88
referee: Barney Smith
Source: St. Paul Daily Globe 3-5-1887. Previously listed as being between the Harris Martin and Black Frank.
1886-12-24Billy Manning
Theatre Comique, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTD88
St. Paul Daily Globe 12-27-1886
1886-12-02Billy Wilson6-2-4
Exposition Rink, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USADPTS1010
referee: Michael J. Roche
Colored Heavyweight Championship of the World
1886-11-19Alf Renoak
Theatre Comique, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO310
referee: Hank Seeley
11-20-1886 St. Paul Daily Globe. Renoak down 3 times.
1886-11-12Frank Taylor2-0-0
Theatre Comique, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO78
St. Paul Daily Globe 11-13-1886. Frank quit on account of his broken hand.
1886-10-17Tom Hinch3-2-5
Bay View Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADPTS1010
1886-09-17Black Hunter
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO1
1886-07-05George Peters
Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO1010
St. Paul Daily Globe 7-12-1886
1886-07-01John Dyer
LKO3
Date Uncertain
1886-04-05Ben Bailey3-3-2
Clarks Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO3
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1886-02-06Amos Scott1-0-0
Olympic Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWRTD34
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1886-01-22Fish Carter
Clarks Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO14
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1885-12-01Tom Hinch2-1-3
DPTS1010
Date Uncertain
1885-05-23Arthur Frazier
Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO3
St. Paul Daily Globe
1884-10-27Louis Liverpool1-1-1
Market Hall, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USADPTS33
10-28-1884 St. Paul Daily Globe
1884-06-28Billy Wilson1-0-2
Clarendon Hall, New York, New York, USADPTS26
Colored Heavyweight Title
The police stopped the bout and it was declared a draw. As William Wilson of Boston (Burlington Hawk Eye).

1884-06-24Billy Wilson1-0-1
New York, New York, USADPTS33
1884-05-10George Godfrey7-1-5
Concert Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS44
Billed for the 'colored' Heavyweight title
Johnson was knocked down or punched through the ropes multiple times in the first 3 rounds. (Boston Herald)

1884-04-18Charles Lange
Columbus, Ohio, USADPTS44
Lange down in the 1st and 3rd rounds. Police stopped the bout and the referee decided it a draw.
1884-01-29Tom Hinch
LPTS99
1883-12-24Harry Woodson7-3-1
New York, USAWNWS?
Results from the Toronto Daily Mail.
1883-05-10George Godfrey6-0-4
Revere Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS44

 
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