Mike McTigue
Global ID11287
birthdate 1892-11-26
death date 1966-08-12 (73)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach72″   /   183cm
aliasBould Mike
country Ireland
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeCounty Clare, Ireland
birth nameMichael Francis McTigue
won 77 (KO 52) + lost 26 (KO 9) + drawn 8 = 115
rounds boxed 830
Newspaper Decisions won 32 : lost 19 : drawn 6
rounds boxed 562
Total Bouts 172 KO% 30.23

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1930-09-22Garfield Johnson16-14-4
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USALTKO410
"McTigue failed to land a blow, the fight was stopped to save him from needless punishment." Buffalo Times
1930-09-01Patsy Perroni15-5-1
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1930-07-01Tige Armen1-1-0
Exact date and location unknown.
1930-06-20George Neron7-13-4
Arena, Schenectady, New York, USAWPTS1010
1930-04-07Bob Godwin17-2-2
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USALPTS1010
1930-03-08Isidoro Gastanaga22-8-0
Arena Polar, Havana, CubaLKO110
After his bout Gastagana broke with managers and went with Manolo Brana to Argentina
1930-02-14Ralph Schneider
Fort Pierce, Florida, USAWKO?10
Exact date and KO round unknown.
1930-02-07Bob Godwin16-2-2
Daytona Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
McTigue did not win a single round. AP
1929-11-26Jeff Carroll18-9-1
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
1929-11-13Emmett Curtice12-4-4
Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWKO510
This was a thriller. Curtice hammered McTigue all over the ring in the first round, but Mike floored his opponent in the second round in nearly stopped him. Curtice made a strong comeback and took round three. In round four, McTigue took charge again and had Curtice groggy by the bell. Early in the fifth, McTIgue landed a terrific right cross and sent Emmett down for the full count.
1929-10-18Jack Gagnon38-15-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO110
time: 1:20 | referee: Johnny Brassil
1929-09-25Bobby Lyons4-12-2
Exact date and location unknown.
1929-09-17Jeff Richards
Hopewell, Virginia, USAWKO310
1929-09-09Battling Bozo2-3-1
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
McTigue won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1929-09-02Jimmy DeCapua16-15-2
Miami Field, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1929-08-08Steve Thompson
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWKO310
1929-05-27George Hoffman14-3-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALKO210
1929-05-13Paul Hofman1-7-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1928-09-27Tuffy Griffiths33-1-1
Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO110
referee: Davy Miller
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). "A series of rights to the stomach brought McTigue's guard down and a right to the jaw staggered him. A left swing to the jaw put him down for a count of five. He got up but was taking a walloping and Referee Davey Miller stopped it."
1928-07-09Matt Adgie23-9-3
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALDQ410
1928-06-07Armand Emanuel26-0-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
Attendance: 8,000. Emanuel floored for a nine-count in the first round but won 7 - 2 - 1. "In defeat McTigue gave a great exhibition of defensive skills for which he has always been noted." (New York Times)
1928-05-08Cowboy Jack Willis28-14-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
1928-04-23Armand Emanuel26-0-0
State Armory, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1928-03-26Tony Marullo34-26-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1928-02-03Leo Lomski55-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Lou Magnolia | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: Tom Flynn
Attendance: 12,000
Lomski was the aggressor and on the verge of a knockout but the bell saved McTigue, who "beat a hasty retreat" in the first three rounds, which caused the crowd to boo their displeasure. McTigue then cut loose with rights to the head, which opened an old wound over Lomski's left eye. In the fifth, Lomski showered McTigue's head with both fists, ripping a cut on the forehead and over McTigue's left eye. McTigue's left ripped a cut an inch long under Lomski's right eye. McTigue staggered in the seventh and eighth, enjoyed a brief rally in the ninth, and retreated before a hard two-fisted bombardment in the tenth. Associated Press

1927-11-11Larry Gains36-9-2
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1010
1927-11-01Mickey Walker46-9-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO110
time: 2:15 | referee: Dave Barry
McTigue down fourth time when Jimmy Johnston throws in the sponge
1927-10-07Tommy Loughran45-7-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Lou Magnolia | judge: Harold Barnes | judge: Charles F. Mathison
NYSAC World light heavyweight title
Delaney had given up title Jul 26, cancelling Aug 11, 1927 bout with McTigue. NYSAC named McTigue champion on July 26
1927-05-09Pat McCarthy42-17-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
A "slow bout marred by clinching." Both "boxers hesitated to come out in the open and mix it up." (Associated Press)
1927-03-03Jack Sharkey24-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO1215
time: 1:29 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
McTigue would have probably gone the distance but the referee stopped it because he had suffered a dangerous gash.
1927-01-28Paul Berlenbach31-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO410
time: 2:43 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: Harold Barnes
1926-12-10Soldier King5-5-0
Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWKO410
1926-11-15Billy Vidabeck25-4-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO310
1926-09-29Roy Mitchell14-2-2
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaWPTS1010
Slow, cautious bout with no knockdowns. Mitchell, the Canadian light heavyweight champion, went into a shell and only fought in short intervals but still lost by a narrow margin. Five thousand fans turned out. Weights not announced. Montreal Gazette
1926-08-31Emilio Solomon20-11-1
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO1115
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
1926-07-01Johnny Risko17-8-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Dorman | judge: George Kelly | judge: Tommy Shortell
1926-06-11Lou Scozza22-2-2
Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1212
referee: Lou Marsh
"The Buffalo kid really made a great showing and had McTigue bothered all the way... On points McTigue won by plenty but just the same Scozza did not lose any of his popularity here." - Toronto Star. The Globe & Mail described the action as, "twelve rounds of boxing that was, to say the least, not spectacular."
1926-03-15Jack Delaney55-7-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO410
1925-12-23Tiger Flowers95-11-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Eddie Purvieux | judge: Bernard Gimbel | judge: Peter Brady
Referee Purvieux voted for Flowers; the two judges (both inexperienced) for McTigue. This decision has the reputation of being one of the worst ever rendered.
1925-08-22Tony Marullo26-12-2
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1212
1925-08-17Art Weigand21-6-7
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS66
referee: Dick Nugent
1925-07-17Frank Carpenter24-11-4
Chadwick Park, Albany, New York, USAWTKO712
time: 2:37
1925-05-30Paul Berlenbach24-1-2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Eddie Purdy | judge: Jimmy Collins | judge: Charles F. Mathison
World Light Heavyweight Title
Main event of the Milk Fund Charity contests.

1925-01-07Mickey Walker36-6-0
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
World Light Heavyweight Title
Newspaper decision from NY Times & UP & AP
, and also from the Newark Star-Eagle. Walker, reigning welterweight champion

1924-12-26Jimmy King15-13-2
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWTKO410
referee: Jake Abel
1924-10-29Frank Carpenter22-9-4
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO710
1924-03-31Young Stribling73-5-13
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
McTigue down in tenth. Stribling won the newspaper decision according to AP and Atlanta Constitution.
1923-10-04Young Stribling64-3-12
Driving Park, Columbus, Georgia, USADPTS1010
referee: Harry Ertle
World Light Heavyweight Title
Stribling was champion for just one hour before Referee Harry Ertle apparently changed his mind, while back in his hotel room. McTigue stated that he was forced to enter the ring at gunpoint, even though his hand was broken prior to the bout. Ertle later issued a signed statement saying he had originally ruled the decision a draw and did not reverse his decision, even in the face of threats that if he did not award the bout to Stribling, he would never leave the arena alive. Ertle went on to say that Maj. John Paul Jones, head of the committee of the American Legion that had staged the fight, was responsible for grabbing both his and Stribling’s arms and raising them in the air amidst the chaos. Ertle said that Jones later came by his hotel room and threatened Ertle that “he was being watched where ever he goes.” Augusta Chronicle Regardless of Ertle's version of events Stribling won the newspaper decision of every newspaper present by a wide margin.

1923-08-02Tommy Loughran11-2-0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
referee: Eddie Dugan
World Light Heavyweight Title
Although a no-decision bout McTigue's title was at stake if he lost inside schedule
McTigue won the newspaper decision by a wide margin. (Mansfield News) The Philadelphia Record also reported that McTigue was the winner.

1923-06-25Tommy Loughran11-2-0
Shetzline Ballpark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
World Light Heavyweight Title
Although a no-decision bout McTigue's title was at risk if he lost inside the distance.
Loughran won the newspaper decision. (Chronicle Telegram) Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).

1923-03-17Battling Siki50-9-3
La Scala Theatre, Dublin, IrelandWPTS2020
referee: Jack Smith
World Light Heavyweight Title
Apparently, the fighters did not weigh in for this bout

1923-01-15Harry Reeve63-30-12
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO315x3
1922-12-28Harry (Rocky) Knight1-8-0
Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWRTD415x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 29 December 1922 P 13
1922-10-23Johnny Basham61-12-7
Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWKO315x3
1922-05-13Tommy Robson34-24-5
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-04-07Billy Beckett
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO312
1922-03-16Tommy Loughran9-1-0
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican and the Philadelphia Record.
1922-03-11Lou Bogash44-5-8
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USADPTS1212
1922-02-22Young Fisher19-20-4
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
1922-01-27Young Fisher18-20-3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS1515
referee: Guy Courtney
1921-12-01Jeff Smith58-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
1921-11-10Roddy MacDonald31-13-15
Arena, Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaWKO1015
Canada middleweight title
1921-11-08Jack Stone0-6-0
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO810
1921-11-02Buck Crouse0-2-1
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO410
1921-10-29KO Jaffe3-6-0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWTKO512
time: 2:21
1921-10-21Buck Crouse0-1-1
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO610
McTigue sent Crouse down four times with right crosses to the jaw before the referee stopped the bout. (Vancouver Daily Province)
1921-09-26Gus Platts13-13-4
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-09-14Battling Levinsky44-11-11
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLNWS1010
Montreal Gazette
1921-09-05Panama Joe Gans44-6-4
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record, Pittsburgh Post, etc.
1921-08-22George Robinson45-29-9
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO412
Canada middleweight title
1921-07-25Johnny Klesch9-0-1
Athletic Park, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
1921-07-18Al Thiel4-7-2
Auditorium, Freeport, New York, USAWTKO212
1921-06-28Jack Mckay
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWKO112
According to the NY Tribune McTigue's opponent was Jack McKay of Portland, Oregon.
1921-06-23Leo Leonard6-0-0
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican
1921-06-13Tex Kelly0-3-0
Auditorium, Freeport, New York, USAWKO412
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