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Mike O'Dowd
Global ID11286
sexmale
birthdate 1895-03-10
death date 1957-07-28 (62)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
reach70″   /   178cm
aliasSt. Paul Cyclone/ The Harp
country USA
residenceSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth placeSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth nameMichael Joseph O'Dowd
won 51 (KO 39) + lost 7 (KO 1) + drawn 3 = 62
rounds boxed 440
Newspaper Decisions won 42 : lost 10 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 510
Total Bouts 117 KO% 33.33
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1923-03-16Jock Malone39-4-3
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALKO110
time: 1:16
Malone recognized as champion in Ohio & several other states; query whether O'Dowd still recognized by NYSAC.
In May 1923 the NYSAC re-instated Johnny Wilson as their champion

1922-11-30Dave Rosenberg32-2-5
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ812
referee: Patsy Haley
NYSAC World middleweight title
1922-05-15Bryan Downey37-3-9
Fairmont Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USALPTS1212
Downey defended his Ohio recognized version of World Middleweight title. O'Dowd was floored in the 5th round.
1922-05-06Mike Gibbons64-2-4
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-03-18Soldier Bartfield43-11-6
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-12-16Mike Gibbons62-2-4
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Lima News) The Philadelphia Record and other newspapers had the same.
1921-12-06Lou Bogash43-4-7
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USADPTS1212
1921-11-14Johnny Paske12-12-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-09-01Phil Krug7-0-1
Broad A.C., Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1921-08-26Young Fisher17-19-2
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS1212
referee: Tommy Connolly | judge: William Pop O'Brien | judge: Thomas O'Brien
1921-08-20Silent Martin31-16-2
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO912
Martin could not answer the bell for the ninth round.
1921-03-17Johnny Wilson36-14-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1515
referee: Johnny McAvoy
NYSAC World middleweight title
World Middleweight Title Judges split, so referee McAvoy's vote decided it for Wilson. Judge Jack Roulette voted for O'Dowd and Judge Tommy Shortell for Wilson.
1920-12-06Len Rowlands12-9-3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger; also the Inquirer and the Record.
1920-11-09Jeff Smith53-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1515
referee: Johnny Haukop | judge: Charley Thorley | judge: William Muldoon
New York Globe November 10, 1920
1920-10-22Frank Carbone16-8-5
Sportsman's Club, Camden, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
According the Pittsburgh Post, O'Dowd won but had to work hard to edge out the win. O'Dowd won the newspaper decision according to the Reno Evening Gazette. These newspapers, plus the Philadelphia Record, had the fight occurring on October 22.
Carbone substituted for Augie Ratner

1920-10-04Frank Carbone16-7-5
Casino Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWPTS1212
1920-09-23Ted Kid Lewis163-19-11
Westside Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
(New York Times)
1920-09-15Sailor Ed Petroskey16-19-19
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1920-08-21Tommy Robson29-15-3
Cuddy's Arena, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
referee: Barney Riley
August 21, 1920 is the correct date for this fight, as reported in the Boston Globe.
1920-07-05Gordon McKay16-1-8
Brady Park, Pocatello, Idaho, USAWTKO1215
McKay failed to answer the bell for the 13th round
1920-06-24Battling Ortega56-7-16
Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, USADPTS1010
referee: Denver Ed Martin
Ortega and O'Dowd were to rematch on a card at the Milwaukie Arena on July 9th, 1920. Ortega and manager Paddy Mullins refused to enter the ring after Denver Ed Martin was chosen as referee.
1920-05-19George KO Brown14-22-7
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO68
1920-05-17Jack Britton59-11-10
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent, which scored the fight 8 rounds for O'Dowd, 2 for Britton and 2 even. Canton Repository also had O'Dowd winning. Wire reports (c.f. Chicago Tribune and Atlanta Constitution) reported a win for O'Dowd as well.
1920-05-11Jackie Clark29-9-12
Sportsman's Club, Camden, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
O'Dowd won newspaper decision (New York Times). First ten-round bout under auspices of NJ Boxing Comm'n.
1920-05-06Johnny Wilson33-14-2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
referee: Hector McInnes
World Middleweight Title
1920-04-26K O Samson4-5-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
According to the Philadelphia Public Ledger, O'Dowd fought K.O. Samson, not Paul Sampson (Samson-Koerner), as sometimes given. This fight was stopped by the police, to save Samson.
1920-04-15Walter Laurette3-2-1
Casino Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWTKO612
This match was first mentioned in July of 1919.
1920-04-03Frankie Maguire5-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, the Inquirer, and the Record, all calling O'Dowd the winner.
1920-03-30Joe Eagan58-31-21
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO512
referee: Hector McInnes
This was not a championship fight.
1920-03-17Augie Ratner19-4-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune, which reported that O'Dowd won easily. Ratner fought on the defensive until the last two rounds. The Minneapolis Journal also gave the newspaper decision to O'Dowd.

1920-03-12Tommy Madden2-6-1
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USAWKO412
1920-03-05Stockyards Tommy Murphy3-7-2
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWTKO910
referee: J. Hume McDonald
The referee stopped the bout to save Murphy from further punishment.
1920-03-01Jack McCarron39-2-5
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1920-01-26Young Fisher16-11-0
Grand Opera House, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO310
According to the Syracuse Herald, O'Dowd scored a 3-round knockout, not an 8-round knockout, as sometimes shown.
1920-01-20Stockyards Tommy Murphy3-6-2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO312
1920-01-14Frank Carbone15-7-3
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
O'Dowd won the newspaper decision (Bridgeport Telegram). The Pittsburgh Post and other newspapers reported the same result.
1919-11-21Mike Gibbons49-1-4
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
referee: Curley Ulrich
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance. O'Dowd had a shade on Gibbons. (United Press) O'Dowd declared winner by St. Paul and Minneapolis press. Crowd: 9,000. Gibbons badly cut over eye in 3rd. "O'Dowd a Champion; Wins Over Phantom in Fast Ten-Round Slashing Fight" (St. Paul Daily News 11-22-1919).

1919-11-10Jimmy O'Hagan9-1-0
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO210
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance

1919-11-06Billy Kramer6-10-0
Lyceum Theater, Paterson, New Jersey, USAWKO28
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance

1919-10-30Jack Connors
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO212
Result printed in St. Paul Pioneer Press 10-28-1919 from telegram wire from Providence, R.I. dated Oct. 26--"Mike O'Dowd, world's middleweight boxing champion, of St. Paul, knocked out Jack Connors tonight in the second round. O'Dowd had things all his own way in the first round, and early into the second frame landed a blow which sent his opponent to the canvas for the count." This fight was also reported in the Boston Globe, but dated October 30.
1919-10-18Steve Latzo11-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Record, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, all in favor of O'Dowd.
1919-09-29Augie Ratner19-4-1
Open-Air Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
referee: Harry Ertle
Newspaper decision from the Jersey Journal (Jack Kincaid).
1919-09-19Soldier Bartfield36-6-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance. (Chicago Tribune).

1919-09-01Ted Kid Lewis151-19-11
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWNWS1010
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance (Chicago Tribune) Newspaper decision from the Syracuse Herald (Paul Zabala).

1919-08-22Jack Britton57-11-10
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Britton won the "newspaper decision." (New York Times)
1919-08-11Jackie Clark25-8-11
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWNWS1010
World Middleweight Title
Newspaper decision from the Syracuse Herald
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance

1919-07-21Young Fisher15-9-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO510
referee: Jack Lewis
1919-07-17Al McCoy31-9-5
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO310
referee: Curley Ulrich
McCoy, described as many pounds over weight," was down seven times. Twice his seconds threw in the towel but twice the referee rejected it.
1918-02-25Harry Greb30-2-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USADNWS1010
World Middleweight Title
It was a rousing battle. The twin cities had six newspapers at the time. 3 voted for O'Dowd (the St. Paul Dispatch, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Minneapolis Journal). 2 voted for Greb (the Minneapolis Daily News, and Minneapolis Tribune) and 1 had the bout a draw but stated "Strictly scoring the bout on points Greb would be entitled to a shade, but a draw verdict harms neither." (The St. Paul Daily News).

1917-12-19Joe Welsh4-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
(Chicago Tribune)
1917-12-15Billy Kramer5-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of O'Dowd.

1917-11-24Jack McCarron36-2-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of O'Dowd from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala). The Philadelphia Record also gave O'Dowd as the winner.
1917-11-14Al McCoy31-4-4
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO610
referee: Johnny McAvoy
World Middleweight Title
1917-11-01Frank Carbone11-6-2
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
O'Dowd "outfought Frank Carbonne (sic) of Brooklyn in every round." (Indianapolis Star) New York City newspapers gave the win to O'Dowd (Kincaid).
1917-10-27Jerry Cole8-2-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO310
1917-10-04KO Willie Loughlin20-4-1
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO210
1917-09-25Joe Connolly6-2-4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO412
1917-09-06Italian Joe Gans19-2-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times, and from various New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-08-28Ted Kid Lewis145-17-10
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1917-08-17Ted Kid Lewis145-17-10
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid), 8 of whom gave the newspaper decision to Lewis and one to O'Dowd.
1917-08-11Frank Carbone11-6-2
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-08-09Tommy Madden2-2-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO310
1917-06-28Soldier Bartfield29-3-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Two Brooklyn newspapers (the Standard Union and the Citizen) called O'Dowd the winner. The Daily Times called it a draw, and the Eagle preferred Bartfield. O'Dowd was staggered by a right to the jaw in round seven.
1917-06-16Zulu Kid17-1-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-05-24Ted Kid Lewis144-17-10
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). Lewis was the winner according to seven written accounts. One sportswriter (Dan Lyons of the Globe) called it a draw.
1917-05-22Silent Martin26-8-1
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-05-17Italian Joe Gans19-2-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1917-05-08Jack Britton46-9-10
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
According to Jack Kincaid, three of four Brooklyn newspapers (Standard Union, Eagle, Citizen called O'Dowd the winner. Only the Daily Times favored Britton.
1917-05-04Silent Martin26-7-1
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1515
Result in Eau Claire Leader
1917-04-17Frank Carbone11-5-2
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1917-04-12Soldier Bartfield28-3-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-03-31Frank Carbone11-5-2
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-03-20Joe Eagan41-25-19
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1917-01-25Jack Britton46-9-10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1917-01-03Frank Carbone10-4-2
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1515
This fight was reported in the Boston Globe.
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