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Johnny McGrory
Global ID55753
sexmale
birthdate 1915-04-25
death date 1998-09-25 (83)
divisionfeatherweight
country United Kingdom
residenceGlasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
birth placeGlasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
won 75 (KO 16) + lost 25 (KO 11) + drawn 8 = 108
rounds boxed 975 KO% 14.81
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1943-01-25Tommy Hyams102-61-23
Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
Boxing News February 18, 1943
1942-11-09Cuthbert Taylor145-68-20
Town Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing News November 26, 1942 P 12 & 13
1942-09-24Jimmy Watson12-4-0
St Andrews Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWDQ410x3
Eliminator Scottish Area Lightweight Title
Glasgow Evening Citizen September 25, 1942

1942-08-20Jimmy Watson11-4-0
St Andrews Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomLTKO410x3
Eliminator Scottish Area Lightweight Title
Glasgow Evening Citizen August 21, 1942

1942-07-25Cuthbert Taylor144-65-20
Kenilworth Road (Luton Town FC), Luton, Bedfordshire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing News August 13, 1942 P 12
1942-05-09Jimmy Watson10-3-0
Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland, United KingdomLDQ910x3
Dundee Courier May 11, 1942
1942-04-21Cuthbert Taylor142-64-20
Watford Town Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
Boxing News May 23, 1942 P 10
1942-03-16Dave Crowley97-27-10
Seymour Hall, Marylebone, London, United KingdomLRTD48x3
McGrory quits claiming arm injury. Reported in Boxing News 19 March 1942.
1942-03-14Griff Williams13-17-2
Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, United KingdomWPTS88x3
Bristol Evening Post March 16, 1942
1942-02-23Douglas Bygrave27-6-7
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS88x3
Boxing News February 26, 1942
1942-01-26Johnny Ward23-8-4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomDPTS66x3
Boxing News January 29, 1942
1941-12-14Ivor Thomas15-7-4
Alexandra Theatre, Stoke Newington, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
Boxing News December 18, 1941
1941-11-30Dave Finn79-58-16
Alexandra Theatre, Stoke Newington, London, United KingdomWPTS88x3
Boxing News December 4, 1941
1941-11-28Les McCarthy23-5-3
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
Boxing News December 4, 1941
1941-11-15Peter Brown0-1-0
Grove Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Glasgow Daily Record November 17, 1941
1941-09-05Peter Brown
Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Source : Vic Hardwicke
1941-05-27Ginger Stewart39-3-2
Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomLTKO210x3
Edinburgh Evening News May 28, 1941
1940-04-18Harry Lazar40-2-1
Devonshire Club, Hackney, London, United KingdomLPTS88x3
Boxing April 24, 1940
1940-03-27Joe Connolly6-10-0
Music Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
Source : Brian Strickland:Aberdeen Journal - Thursday 28 March 1940
1940-02-05Eddie Ryan5-0-0
Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn, London, United KingdomLRTD410x3
Boxing February 7, 1940
1940-01-15Tommy Hyams98-55-22
Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, United KingdomLRTD810x3
Boxing January 17, 1940
1939-12-28Charlie Fox17-7-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Jack Curphey
Boxing January 3, 1940
1939-12-11Len Beynon150-29-11
Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, United KingdomWDQ510x3
Boxing December 13, 1939
1939-11-04Charlie Fox16-6-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWDQ810x3
referee: Jack Dare
Boxing November 8, 1939
1939-06-28Eric Boon71-3-5
London Rd Stadium (Peterborough FC), Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, United KingdomLKO912x3
referee: Moss Deyong
Boxing July 5, 1939
1939-06-15Len Wickwar332-83-41
Saracen Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
Boxing June 21, 1939
1939-05-18Hal Cartwright11-21-5
Parkhead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWDQ910x3
Boxing May 24, 1939
1939-04-27Dave Finn68-53-15
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomDPTS88x3
Boxing May 3, 1939
1939-03-15Johnny Walters3-4-2
Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing March 22, 1939
1939-03-01Johnny Jenkins8-5-1
City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Boxing March 8, 1939
1939-02-20Tommy Hyams92-52-21
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS88x3
Boxing February 22, 1939
1938-12-15Jack Carrick62-19-11
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLPTS88x3
Boxing December 21, 1938
1938-11-21Ronnie James73-6-5
Mannesmann Hall, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomLKO210x3
Boxing November 23, 1938
1938-11-07Dave Crowley89-20-9
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Moss Deyong
Boxing November 9, 1938
1938-10-24Jack Carrick62-17-9
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing October 26, 1938
1938-09-30Johnny Cusick53-10-2
Theatre Royal, Dublin, IrelandLPTS1010
Boxing October 5, 1938
1938-08-17Benny Caplan52-10-6
Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
Boxing August 24,1938
1938-07-12Jackie Hurst17-11-3
Parkhead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing July 20, 1938
1938-06-21Tommy Bruce3-1-3
Parkhead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWKO412x3
Boxing June 29, 1938
1938-05-26Dan McAllister18-2-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing June 1, 1938
1938-03-30Jim (Spider) Kelly89-19-8
Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
According to the Irish Independent of the following morning, the first two rounds, in accordance with British Boxing Board of Control regulations at the time, were of two minutes duration and all others three minutes as McGrory had fought two nights previously
1938-03-28Billy Charlton12-9-1
Town Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing March 30, 1938
1938-02-09Johnny King149-33-13
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing February 16, 1938
1937-11-22Benny Sharkey118-45-16
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
Benny Sharkey caused a big surprise when he defeated Johnny McGrory British featherweight champion in a ten-round fight at Newcastle. McGrory was floored several times in the fight.
Boxing November 24, 1937

1937-11-08George Williams21-25-8
Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
Boxing November 10, 1937
1937-10-13Jim (Spider) Kelly85-17-8
Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing October 20, 1937
1937-09-23Arnold Lagrand6-3-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
referee: Jack Smith
Boxing September 29,1937
1937-03-04Ginger Foran47-8-2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
Boxing March 10, 1937
1936-12-26Willie Smith39-12-3
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1212
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Smith down in 3rd & 12th round
Boxing December 30, 1936

1936-10-20Willie Gannon40-28-7
Caledonian Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWTKO512x3
Boxing October 28, 1936
1936-09-24Nel Tarleton99-14-8
Anfield Football Ground, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: C B Thomas
BBBofC British featherweight title
Boxing September 30, 1936
1936-09-21George Bunter69-20-7
Drill Hall, York, Yorkshire, United KingdomLKO312x3
Boxing September 30, 1936
1936-08-19Gustavo Ansini16-8-8
Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing August 26, 1936
1936-06-16KO Morgan59-7-0
Cathkin Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Boxing June 24, 1936
1936-06-02Joe Green7-4-0
Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWTKO612x3
Boxing June 10, 1936
1936-05-18Benny Sharkey116-43-16
Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn, London, United KingdomWRTD512x3
Boxing May 20, 1936
1936-03-31Jackie Wilson49-10-3
Caledonian Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomLTKO1012x3
referee: Bill Strelly
It was a close, all-action fight until McGrory suffered a severe laceration of the mouth and the referee called a halt.
Boxing April 8, 1934

1936-03-18Simon Chavez36-11-4
Caledonian Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Boxing March 25, 1936, and also as given in El Boxeo Profesional de Venezuela, 1922-1981, edited by Luis E. Arias.
1936-02-24Ginger Foran39-5-2
Adelphi Club, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWDQ912x3
Boxing February 26, 1936
1936-02-13Nicolas Petit-Biquet55-29-15
Adelphi Club, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWTKO912x3
Boxing February 19, 1936
1935-09-24Phil Zwick55-20-2
Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomLTKO712x3
Boxing October 2, 1935
1935-09-19Boyo Burns7-2-1
Adelphi Club, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWKO912x3
Boxing September 25, 1935
1935-08-27KO Morgan53-7-0
Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomLKO712x3
Boxing September 4, 1935
1935-08-15Panchon Martinez7-10-5
Adelphi Club, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Boxing August 21, 1935
1935-07-02Johnny McMillan32-12-2
Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWTKO1415x3
BBBofC Scottish Area featherweight title
Boxing July 10, 1935
1935-05-29Hal Cartwright6-6-3
Stanley Greyhound Track, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing June 5, 1935
1935-05-06Douglas Kestrell52-17-15
Cathkin Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing May 8, 1935
1935-04-25Dick Corbett85-19-12
Adelphi Club, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Eliminator for British Featherweight Title
Boxing May 1, 1935

1935-04-03Joe Connolly5-3-1
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Boxing April 10, 1934
1935-03-07Harry Daly6-1-1
Adelphi Club, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Boxing March 13, 1935
1935-02-19Dave Crowley67-15-6
Music Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomWDQ1115x3
referee: Ben Green
Boxing February 27, 1935
1935-02-07Teddy Hayes11-6-0
Adelphi Club, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWTKO1012x3
Boxing February 13, 1935
1935-01-24Gilbert Johnstone3-2-0
Adelphi SC, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWKO312x3
Boxing January 30, 1935
1934-12-20Joe Connolly4-1-0
Adelphi Club, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Boxing December 26, 1934
1934-12-12Benny Caplan25-2-0
City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
Boxing December 19, 1934
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