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Harlem Tommy Murphy
Global ID9829
sexmale
birthdate 1885-04-13
death date 1958-11-26 (73)
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
won 35 (KO 26) + lost 7 (KO 2) + drawn 9 = 52
rounds boxed 452
Newspaper Decisions won 52 : lost 23 : drawn 16
rounds boxed 654
Total Bouts 143 KO% 18.18
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1908-04-11Young Erne19-6-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Erne who pulled off an upset.
1908-04-08Kid Goodman60-22-34
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the New York Times, and from other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-01-31Kid Scaler4-2-2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Eddie Hanlon
For Lightweight Championship of the Pacific Coast, but Murphy overweight.
1907-12-18Young Loughrey18-3-0
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision is from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-12-07Young Loughrey18-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
In this rematch, Murphy was the newspaper winner from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record, thus getting even with Loughrey.
1907-11-28Young Loughrey18-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which reported that Loughrey's showing was a surprise.
1907-11-27Bert Keyes5-3-3
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid), and from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-09-11Dick Hyland35-11-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Murphy won five of the six rounds with cleaner blows, beating Hyland at his infighting game. New York Times Both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Item considered Murphy to be the winner.
1907-07-25Bert Keyes4-3-2
Crown A.C., Clermont Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS66
New York Times
1907-06-28Rouse O'Brien26-5-7
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
In every one of the six rounds there was not a semblance of a lull. The sixth was one succession of wicked exchanges. Murphy's raps were heavier, and a well delivered upper cut shook "Rouse" until his teeth rattled. As Rouse's seconds entered the ring at the final bell he fainted, he was revived by careful and strenuous methods and was able to shake Murphy's hand. New York Times
1907-06-03Harry Harris37-2-7
National S.C., Lyric Hall, New York, New York, USALDQ810
referee: Johnny White
Murphy was disqualified for using his head in a clinch. He held a commanding lead up to this point but both boxers were cut and battered. New York Times
1907-05-22Johnny Summers59-21-20
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of a draw. Murphy was down once in the 1st round and twice in the 2nd round.
1907-05-01Tony Bender10-1-2
National S.C., Lyric Hall, New York, New York, USAWKO36
1907-04-29Young Kid Broad4-1-0
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1907-03-28Kid Sullivan24-8-10
Ford Opera House, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO215
referee: Bert Crowhurst
1907-03-13Howard Smith3-2-0
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1907-02-20Spike Robson12-4-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Robson.
1907-01-09Young Corbett II56-9-11
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Murphy gave Corbett a severe beating in every round of this fight. In the third, Corbett began to hurl epithets to try and rattle Murphy, who just smiled and rattled two rights off Corbett's jaw with such orce as to shut him up. i>New York Times The Philadelphia Item also reported Murphy as the winner.
1906-12-12Matty Baldwin55-10-35
Pythian Rink, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USALPTS1515
referee: Jack Sheehan
This program ended boxing in Chelsea for some time. Some of the fighters on the program were arrested.
1906-11-06Dick Cullen21-12-5
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWKO215
1906-10-09Kid Goodman58-15-33
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1515
referee: Hector McInnes
1906-09-07Johnny Dwyer1-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. It was a surprise that Dwyer held Murphy to a draw.
1906-08-06Spike Robson11-4-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was "a cyclonic fight."
1906-07-27Al Grander6-0-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-06-25Spike Robson11-4-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Robson won decisively from the highly regarded Murphy.
1906-05-21Chick Tucker11-6-2
South Brooklyn A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO44
Location South Brooklyn A.C. as found by Jack Kincaid (New York City newspapers).
1906-04-25Billy Maynard5-10-3
Morrisania A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWKO13
1906-04-21Howard Smith3-1-0
Metropolitan A.C., Lion's Palace, New York, New York, USAWKO33
1906-03-24Bert Keyes2-1-2
Metropolitan A.C., Lion's Palace, New York, New York, USADNWS33
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid) and the Philadelphia Item.
1906-02-17Benny Yanger49-3-18
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
Result from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Murphy.
1906-02-03Phil Logan5-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-01-15Billy Greenwood
Jefferson A.C., New Assembly Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1906-01-12Johnny Burdick2-4-0
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1906-01-11George Hoey
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1906-01-06Tommy Mowatt17-14-13
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
From the Philadelphia Item.
1906-01-01Chick Tucker11-6-2
Hudson A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS33
The Evening World, The Sun and Boston Journal awarded the fight to Murphy. A draw from the Philadelphia Item and from some New York City newspapers (according to Jack Kincaid).
1905-12-08Frank Carsey14-5-5
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS44
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1905-12-04Alf Greenwood1-4-0
Columbia A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1905-11-18Rouse O'Brien25-4-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that Murphy edged out O'Brien in a close, exciting fight.
1905-11-13Jimmy Dunn7-5-6
Broadway Theater, South Sharon, Pennsylvania, USAWKO612
1905-10-18Terry McGovern58-5-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO16
time: 2:08 | referee: Jack McGuigan
A right to the jaw put Murphy down for "3." When he arose another right sent him down and he took another "3" count. McGovern then landed a left to Murphy's jaw and he was down again, at which point the referee stopped the fight. One source fof this fight is the Philadelphia Item.
1905-09-20George Dixon66-27-49
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Result is from the Philadelphia Item.
1905-08-28Frank Carsey13-5-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Inquirer in favor of Murphy over Carsey.
1905-07-27Johnny Ryan
Rutland, Massachusetts, USAWTKO415
1905-07-17Tony Bender9-1-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Murphy from the Philadelphia Item.
1905-05-10Hughey McGovern10-3-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was a hotly-fought battle.
1905-04-22Johnny Allen17-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, in favor of Murphy.
1905-03-18Phil Logan5-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was reported to be a great fight with a surprising outcome.
1905-02-22Chick Tucker11-5-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Murphy.
1905-01-28Abe Attell29-4-7
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision is from the Philadelphia Item. Attell boxed brilliantly to outpoint Murphy.
1904-12-24Danny Dougherty25-8-9
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Murphy. This was considered to be an upet.
1904-12-03Phil Logan4-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Logan.
1904-09-28Hughey McGovern9-1-2
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.
1904-08-31Frankie Neil12-1-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. The outcome of this fight was regarded as a definite upset.
1904-08-06Kid Beebe8-4-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Beebe received a licking from Murphy.
1904-07-18Kid Locke7-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of a draw.
1904-05-14Danny Dougherty25-8-9
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Dougherty won the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-01-30Tommy Love31-2-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was the second newspaper win for Love over Murphy.
1904-01-23Tommy Love31-2-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Love.
1903-12-12Kid Beebe8-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-12-02Bobby Flynn1-0-0
Guttenburg, New York, USADPTS2020
1903-10-12Ike Cohen3-6-3
Guttenburg, New York, USAWKO620
1903-08-04Joe Sheppard1-2-0
New York, New York, USAWKO28
Unverifiable; might have been held in private.
1903-06-24Frank Lenny
New York, New York, USAWKO28
Unverifiable; might have been held in private.
1903-05-06Charley Flanagan0-1-0
New York, New York, USAWKO28
Unverifiable; might have been held in private.
1903-04-11Kid Dooley2-5-4
New York, New York, USAWKO18
Unverifiable; might have been held in private.
1903-03-24Terry Young
Meriden, Connecticut, USAWKO56
1903-02-23Tony Bender3-0-0
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USADPTS88
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