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Hughey McGovern
Global ID81376
sexmale
birthdate 1883-10-02
death date 1924-04-24 (40)
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 3″   /   160cm
aliasYoung Terry McGovern
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeBrooklyn, New York, USA
won 19 (KO 13) + lost 13 (KO 7) + drawn 4 = 37
rounds boxed 214
Newspaper Decisions won 10 : lost 7 : drawn 7
rounds boxed 147
Total Bouts 61 KO% 21.31
 
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1912-07-20Tommy Flurry
Midway Arena, Taft, California, USAWPTS66
1911-12-07Young Neil2-2-2
Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, USALKO110
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1911-02-07Jack Leonard7-2-0
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USADNWS88
McGovern suffered a broken jaw in the first round (New York Times).
1910-06-24Beryl Hatton2-0-1
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO2
1909-04-23Jimmy Austin2-2-2
Naud Junction, Los Angeles, California, USALNWS66
Results from the Los Angeles Times.
1909-03-19Kid Cleveland0-1-0
McCarey's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USADNWS66
Results from the Los Angeles Times.
1909-02-09Kid Cleveland0-1-0
McCarey's Club, Los Angeles, California, USAWNWS66
referee: George Blake
Results from the Los Angeles Herald. The LA Times scored it a draw.
1908-11-05Teddy Maloney10-0-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO56
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1908-10-13Johnny Coulon30-1-0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS33
1908-05-11Tommy Ginty
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALTKO4
McGovern dislocated his left shoulder (Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader).
1908-04-21Jimmy Austin1-1-1
McCarey's Cabin, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS44
1908-03-13Johnny Coulon26-1-0
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
billed World 105lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yeartbook 2003

1907-11-12Harry Dunn
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO10
Note- McGovern's opponent was listed as "Harry Dunn."
1907-10-15Jimmy Carroll9-7-3
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
1907-08-27Guy Martin0-1-0
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USAWKO3
1907-06-28Eddie Menney5-2-1
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1907-05-25Kid Beebe13-7-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO46
Result from the Philadelphia Item. McGovern suffered an arm injury which caused the fight to be stopped.
1907-05-24Jimmy Erwin2-1-2
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
As Jimmy Irvin.
1907-05-10Jimmy Erwin1-1-2
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS66
Note- Was Erwin's opponent "Young McGovern?" UPDATE: Young Terry McGovern was indeed the opponent, per the LA Herald. Also, LA Herald suggests that Erwin was given decision and that McGovern "merited an even break decision."
1907-04-15Tommy Feltz54-26-36
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-04-08 Mississippi29-9-5
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Mississippi received a bad drubbing in this fight.
1907-02-28Billy Madden1-2-0
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
1907-02-22Eddie Kelly17-4-11
Rochester, New York, USALDQ415
1907-01-30Ah Wing6-5-2
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO1
As Young McGovern (LA Times).
1906-08-17Charles Robinson
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO1
Note- This bout was on a tryout card.
1906-07-27Joe Rogers
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO1
Was this bout an exhibition?
1906-01-13Jack Langdon3-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO36
McGovern sustained a shoulder separation and had to stop. Source: Philadelphia Item.
1905-12-14Tommy Love34-3-3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. A clear win for Love.
1905-09-11Frank Carsey13-5-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO56
Record books show McGovern fighting Griff Jones in Boston, April 12, 1905, and Young Curley in Pittsburgh, June 1, 1905, but these fights cannot be traced and presumably did not occur. Carsey stopped McGovern on 11 September 1905 in Philadelphia.
1905-05-10Harlem Tommy Murphy6-0-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was a hotly-fought battle.
1905-04-29Biz Mackey16-3-6
Dayton, Ohio, USALPTS1
1905-04-01Tommy 'Young' Kilpatrick10-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
Result fromthe Philadelphia Item.
1905-03-18Jack Lansing10-4-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Phildelphia Item was in favor of McGovern.
1905-03-04Kid Stinger14-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. McGovern won decisively. This was his first fight since his fight with Harlem Tommy Murphy. He did not fight Todo Moran on November 21 and 28, 1903, in Philadelpia, as shown in his published records. He had been scheduled to fight Jimmy Walsh on November 25 in Philadelphia, but the fight was cancelled because of poor attendance.
1904-12-16Todo Moran20-3-2
Academy of Music Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USALPTS?
Terry McGovern boxed a four round exhibition with Johnny Burdick of Pittsfield on this card (Boston Globe).
1904-09-28Harlem Tommy Murphy6-0-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Murphy and McGovern fought six of the fastest rounds ever witnessed in this city, Murphy was down in the first from a right to the jaw. At the end of the bout, both were tired and distressed. The contest was considered a draw. New York Times The Philadelphia Item also reported the newspaper decision as a draw.
1904-09-13Kid Beebe8-4-0
Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1515
1904-07-27Frankie Neil12-1-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-03-14Todo Moran20-2-1
Academy Hall, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. According to the Item, this fight occurred in Reading, Pa., not in Chester, Pa., as in McGovern's published record.
1904-03-05Tommy Love31-2-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of McGovern.
1904-02-03Kid Beebe8-3-0
Ashland, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1515
The Philadelphia Item reported this fight as occurring on February 3, although McGovern's published record says February 4. Contrary to McGovern's published record, he and Beebe did not have a second fight in Ashland at a later date.
1904-01-18Griff Jones31-1-5
Tammany A.C., Roxbury, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1515
McGovern gave Jones a sound licking on this occasion.
1903-12-25Johnny Allen14-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-12-02Johnny Allen14-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of McGovern. There was a fourth scheduled fighton this program, but the result was not reported.
1903-11-12Kid Beebe8-3-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision is from the Philadelphia Item. McGovern handed Beebe a whipping.
1903-09-14Kid Beebe8-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record, in favor of Beebe.
1903-08-03Tommy Quigley
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
Result from the Philadelphia Record.
1903-05-12Griff Jones31-0-4
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1515
referee: Eugene Buckley
The Boston Globe reported that this was an excellent fight.
1903-05-07Joe Belock
New Haven, Connecticut, USALKO9
(Lowell Sun)
1903-03-14Kid Beebe8-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was the main event of the first program held in the new National AC, capacity 4,000.
1903-02-07Todo Moran13-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
McGovern's published record lists this as a win by disqualification, but the Philadelphia Item indicated that he stopped Moran.
1903-01-24Todo Moran13-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Moran.
1902-12-01Griff Jones30-0-4
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1902-11-03Griff Jones30-0-4
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. It waa a close bout.
1902-08-18Willie Reed
National A.C., New Britain, Connecticut, USAWTKO620
1902-05-28Griff Jones28-0-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was a draw.
1902-05-17Griff Jones28-0-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Jones. This was a great fight.
1902-04-21Frank McCloskey4-1-5
Millvale Ball Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Tim Hurst
Results from the Pittsburgh Gazette, which reported that McCloskey had the better throughout and referee Hurst's draw decision was "unpopular" with the crowd.
1902-02-19Ching Fong
Blue Grass A.C., Covington, Kentucky, USAWKO110
As his name indicates, Ching Fong was a Chinese boxer, perhaps the first ever?
1902-02-14Dusty Miller2-1-0
Illinois A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
Brother of Terry McGovern makes Pro Debut.
1900-02-20Young Jones
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USANCND33
100-pound class.

 
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