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Mel Coogan
Global ID11922
sexmale
birthdate 1896-08-06
death date 1957-12-27 (61)
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divisionlightweight
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
aliasMike Demore
country USA
residenceBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth placeSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth nameMelvin George Coogan
won 58 (KO 18) + lost 17 (KO 4) + drawn 17 = 95
rounds boxed 881
Newspaper Decisions won 65 : lost 16 : drawn 12
rounds boxed 899
Total Bouts 188 KO% 9.57
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1928-08-20Luke Carr49-16-11
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS66
Coogan billed as Mike Demore of Troy Buffalo Courier
1925-08-17Frankie Bob17-3-2
North Side Field, Dayton, Ohio, USALPTS1212
1925-07-21Clonie Tait34-6-2
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Manitoba Free Press
1925-06-30Billy White7-3-0
Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1925-04-20Luke Carr31-8-5
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALTKO56
Coogan billed as Mike Demore of Troy Buffalo Courier
1925-02-11Bobby Tracey59-8-15
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS88
Result from the Pittsburgh Post, but the decision may have been official. This was the only meeting between Tracey and Coogan. The supposed fight of November 28, 1925 has not been verified.
1925-01-01Russie LeRoy19-3-1
Fargo Auditorium, Fargo, North Dakota, USALKO110
referee: Leo Kossick
Jack Hurley promoter.
1924-11-28Bobby Tracey51-7-15
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS88
This fight was decided by the referee's decision according to the 1924-11-29 Painesville Telegraph.
1924-11-13Sid Terris56-3-1
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALKO612
time: 1:21 | referee: Eddie Forbes
1924-09-08Basil Galiano36-5-5
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1515
referee: Joe McClymon
1924-08-06Joe Welling26-17-5
Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWPTS1212
1924-07-25Sig Keppen9-2-1
Riverview Park, Bellaire, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Bellaire (Ohio) Daily Leader (Herb Goldman). Coogan won decisively but Keppen gave him a good fight.
1924-07-20Joe Welling26-16-5
Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWPTS44
1924-07-11Tommy Herman9-1-1
North Side Field, Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
This was an official decision according to the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Journal (Herb Goldman).
1923-11-29Archie Walker18-5-0
Rink S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1923-11-08Pete August21-3-4
Rink S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1212
1923-10-11Billy Angelo9-4-0
York, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1923-09-27Tim Droney10-10-1
Rink S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1923-09-14Basil Galiano32-5-3
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADNWS1515
Newspaper decision from the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1923-08-30Joe Dundee28-8-5
Sportland Heights Arena, Berwyn, Maryland, USALPTS1212
1923-08-24Basil Galiano32-5-3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALNWS1515
Newspaper decision from the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1923-08-02Sid Marks4-8-1
Sportland Heights Arena, Berwyn, Maryland, USAWKO612
1923-06-30Harry 'Kid' Brown24-4-2
Kingsboro Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1923-06-11Billy McCann18-9-4
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
referee: Joe McClymon
1923-04-21Harry 'Kid' Brown24-4-1
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1212
1923-03-29Young Carmen25-6-13
West Side Arena, San Jose, California, USALPTS44
1923-03-23Joe Azevedo46-36-31
L-st Arena, Sacramento, California, USADPTS44
1923-03-09Joe Azevedo46-36-30
L-st Arena, Sacramento, California, USADPTS44
1923-02-22Young Carmen25-6-12
West Side Arena, San Jose, California, USADPTS44
1922-12-09Harry Collins11-1-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS2020x2
referee: Joe Wallis
Brisbane Courier December 11, 1922
1922-11-18Archie Bradley18-4-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ1120x2
time: 2:20 | referee: Joe Wallis
Brisbane Courier November 20, 1922
1922-09-11Sid Barbarian9-1-1
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press
1922-08-28Battling Budd27-9-18
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USALPTS1010
referee: Bill Kaliska
1922-08-19Earl France67-19-26
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USADPTS1212
1922-05-29Joe Welling24-8-5
Circus Tent, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1922-05-18Mickey Donley11-13-5
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1212
1922-04-04Al Murphy6-7-0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1110
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record favored Coogan. Reports from the Scranton Republican, Pittston Gazette, and Mount Carmel item favored Murphy. An extra round was fought in error.
1922-03-25Jimmy Hanlon50-27-16
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-02-01Lew Tendler26-2-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCNC18
Ruled "no contest" after the two had bumped heads hard and Coogan was injured.
1921-12-14Otto Wallace36-26-18
Janesville, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1921-12-02Tony Dennis9-4-0
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1921-11-19Clonie Tait19-3-2
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Coogan won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Review) The Milwaukee Journal reported the same result.
1921-10-03Joe Welling23-7-5
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger was a draw. It was a slow fight. The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the decision to Welling and the Philadelphia Record thought that Coogan won.
1921-08-13Sam Mossberg3-1-1
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-08-05Larry Hansen18-17-3
Palace of Joy, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO412
1921-07-13Johnny Stopper3-0-5
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1010
Date: Thursday, July 14, 1921 Paper: Denver Post (Denver, CO) Page: 16
1921-06-18Walter Mohr21-17-9
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1515
1921-05-02Willie Burke1-2-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ615
1921-04-26Shamus O'Brien8-6-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ915
1921-01-01Charlie O'Connell6-0-0
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1920-12-28Eddie Shannon41-17-30
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1920-12-25Billy Stearns5-3-1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO315
1920-12-07Eddie Wallace19-11-1
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
(New York Times)
1920-12-03Harry Pierce20-3-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWNWS1212
(Syracuse Herald)
1920-10-08Willie Herman8-1-2
6th Regiment Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Paterson, NJ newspapers (Henry Hascup in IBRO #62).
1920-09-06Richie Mitchell10-1-1
Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1920-07-15Harry Schuman23-5-10
Denver, Colorado, USADPTS1212
1920-05-29Pal Moran26-12-7
Cuddy's Arena, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USANCNC610
1920-05-19Johnny Dundee44-4-12
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1920-05-07Jack Denley
Plainfield, New Jersey, USAWKO18
1920-04-07Richie Mitchell9-1-1
National S.C., Detroit, Michigan, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1920-03-25Johnny Mahoney8-2-0
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1920-03-17Johnny Mendelsohn8-0-0
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post and Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Coogan substituted for Johnny Dundee
1920-03-15Tommy Touhey13-7-1
Paterson, New Jersey, USADNWS88
Source Paterson News
1920-03-13Johnny Drummie4-3-2
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USANCNC710
The bout was halted because Coogan, who was winning easily, appeared to be holding back. Although the official verdict was a 'no contest' in 7 rounds, Coogan and Drummie were ordered to fight the remaining 3 rounds at the fans's insistence.
1920-03-08Frankie Schoell5-2-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALDQ510
referee: Dick Nugent
Referee awarded the bout to Schoell, as Coogan was "stalling". Per Buffalo Courier & Buffalo Evening News
1920-02-17Arlos Fanning29-14-9
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Coogan won the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
Billed as Anton Fenning.

1920-02-06Al Murphy4-2-0
Savannah, Georgia, USAWPTS1212
1920-01-19Willie Jackson20-5-3
Grand Theatre, Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USADNWS88
Trenton Evening Times
1919-12-10Benny Leonard54-4-0
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALTKO28
"Coogan was floored three times in the second round." (Sandusky Star Journal)
1919-11-24Pinky Mitchell3-0-2
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
Coogan was knocked down twice in round 1

1919-11-17Jimmy Murphy2-4-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Coogan received the newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Phildelphia Inquirer.
1919-11-10Johnny Dundee44-4-11
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
"Mel Coogan, of Brooklyn, outfought Johnny Dundee, of New York, in five of the eight rounds in their contest." (Reno Evening Gazette) The Philadelphia Record also reported Coogan as the winner.
1919-10-27Stanley Hinckle1-3-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid), both in favor of Coogan.
1919-10-02Georgie Ward2-0-0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO78
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