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Joe McGuigan

Referee   
global ID 403435
nationality
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Record as a Referee

 1 2 >  26 bouts
date boxer lbs result opponent lbs location
1950-05-08
Kid Gavilan149½L George Costner149½
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MD10/10
L
 MD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan  4-4   judges: Frank Knaresborough 3-7, Zach Clayton 3-6
1943-06-01
Carmen Notch151½W Al Tribuani154
Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware
SD10/10
W
 SD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan    judges: Ellwood Leachjudges: Al Merritt
Notch although pumping his left steadily rarely elected to take the lead. Once the aggressive Tribuani really went to work he dealt out some real punishment. Tribuani was peanalized in the fifth round for continuing to punch Notch after the latter had been caught between the strands and outside the ropes. This was only one of several incidents initiated by both fighters. Rough fought bout. Controversial decision. Attendance 5,500. The current lightweight champion Bob Montgomery and promotor Herman Taylor attended.
1942-09-22
Lew Jenkins147¾L Al Tribuani138½
Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware
PTS10/10
L
 PTS  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan    judges: Charlie WelshAl Merritt
Jenkins was knocked down six times. Attendance 6,500
1940-03-11
Bob Montgomery140W Al Nettlow136
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
SD10/10
W
 SD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan    judges: Frank KnaresboroughHarry Lasky
1940-03-04
Benny Bass137DJimmy Tygh132
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PTS10/10
D
 PTS  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan  3-3   judges: Al Voice 4-6, Bert Crowhurst 2-2
1939-04-24
Willie Reddish187½W Gus Dorazio195½
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TKO8/10
W
 TKO  8/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan
After two minutes of the 8th round, referee Joe McGuigan stopped the fight, ushered Dorazio to his corner and announced "Reddish wins on a technical knockout, Dorazio not trying." (New York Times)
1938-12-16
Jimmy Tygh137W Charley Gomer133
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan
1938-09-22
Nick Camarata136½W Lew Massey133½
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MD10/10
W
 MD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan    judges: Don CluneHerman Cherin
1938-02-07
Al Brown116½W Tommy Forte119
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MD8/8
W
 MD  8/8  
referee: Joe McGuigan    judges: Tom CunninghamAl Voice
1938-02-07
Bob Pastor194W Al Ettore183
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan  9-0   judges: Tom Cunningham 8-1, Al Voice 7-3
1937-01-04
Al Ettore183W John Henry Lewis191½
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
SD10/10
W
 SD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan    judges: Nate LopinsonAl Leavitt 2-8
Ettore was declared winner at first, Pennsylvania Boxing Commision later arbitrarily changed the verdict. The official scorecards were (round-by-round): 5-4-1 and 4-3-3 for Ettore and 8-2 for Lewis, so Ettore was the winner and is so shown here. Nat Fleischer, on page 24 of the March 1937 issue of The Ring, called it the "worse blow at boxing..in several years." He also stated that the reasons for this attempt to set aside the decision of the officials was not related to a mistake in adding up the scorecards, and that the decision of the Pennsylvania Boxing Commission was made a week after the fight! He also said "By what line of common sense reasoning Commissioner Rainey, who initiated the change in the verdict, and Commissioner McClelland, reached the decision that the change was necessary or that they had the right to overrule the official act of the referee and judges, will remain a mystery." A third commissioner, Chairman McCloskey, refused to vote with his colleagues. McGuigan and Lopinson were reported as scoring for Ettore and Leavitt scoring for Lewis.
1936-09-22
Joe Louis189¾W Al Ettore203¼
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
KO5/15
W
 KO  5/15  
time: 1:28   referee: Joe McGuigan
Attendance: 40,407
Ettore was down for counts of "3" and "9" in the fourth round, before being felled for the full count by left hooks.
1936-04-15
Natie Brown200L Leroy Haynes212
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
KO2/10
L
 KO  2/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan
1935-11-25
Jorge Brescia205W James Merriott206
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
KO5/6
W
 KO  5/6  
referee: Joe McGuigan
1935-08-12
Al Ettore191W Leroy Haynes189½
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan
The referee scored it 6-2-2, and the judges had it 5-3-2 and 7-3, all for Ettore.
1934-07-26
Tom Vetra174W Al Smith180
Delaware County Arena, Leiperville, Pennsylvania
TKO1/6
W
 TKO  1/6  
referee: Joe McGuigan
1933-05-01
Kid Chocolate130W Johnny Farr124
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan
World Junior Lightweight Title,Pennsylvania sanctioned
Farr was down four times.
1933-04-03
Bobby Dechter133W Vincent Reed130
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PTS6/6
W
 PTS  6/6  
referee: Joe McGuigan    judges: Herman WeingradAl Voice
1933-04-03
Johnny Jadick135L Eddie Cool136
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MD10/10
L
 MD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan  3-3   judges: Herman WeingradAl Voice 2-5
1933-03-01
Jim Braddock179L Al Ettore179
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DQ4/8
L
 DQ  4/8  
referee: Joe McGuigan
Braddock was disqualified for 'not trying.'
1932-11-15
Frankie Carr155W Billy Collins161
Four Horsemen's Club, Marple, Pennsylvania
TKO5/0
W
 TKO  5/0  
referee: Joe McGuigan
1932-10-14
Billy Angelo161½DBilly Ketchell158¾
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PTS10/10
D
 PTS  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan
1932-09-16
Billy Ketchell155W Gene Buffalo162½
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TKO2/8
W
 TKO  2/8  
referee: Joe McGuigan
1932-07-18
Tony Canzoneri135¼L Johnny Jadick133
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
SD10/10
L
 SD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan  3-5   judges: Tom Walsh 3-6, Stewart Robinson 7-2
World Jr. Welterweight Title
September 1932 the NBA decided not to recognize junior divisions.
1932-06-29
Tommy Loughran187W Steve Hamas186
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
SD10/10
W
 SD  10/10  
referee: Joe McGuigan  6-2   judges: Freddie Lux 6-2, Larry Kendig 4-5
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