Tom McCarty

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Name: Tom McCarty
Alias: Cowboy Tommy McCarthy
Birthplace: Ravenna, Nebraska, USA
Hometown: Lewistown, Montana, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2″   /   188cm
Reach: 72″   /   183cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Henry Irslinger

Heavyweight Tom McCarty (sometimes misspelled McCarthy) was a cousin of fellow boxer Luther McCarty and brother of middleweight Joe McCarty. Perhaps made over-confident due to his earlier wins over Battling Levinsky and Terry Kellar, this novice went in against dangerous veteran Gunboat Smith (Dec. 23, 1914) overweight and unafraid of the latter's punching power--a fatal error.

He later became a popular third man in Northwestern rings.

  • Scheduled to box 10 rounds with Frank Mantell at The Federal AC in New York, Feb.11, 1915. Card was cancelled when Mantell suffered a hand injury in training.
  • Prior to his fight with Jack Dempsey in 1918 it was reported that McCarty had been working with a traveling circus, boxing all comers.