Eddie McGoorty

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Eddie McGoorty

Name: Eddie McGoorty
Alias: Eddie Van Dusart
Birth Name: Edward McGoorty
Hometown: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Birthplace: Eureka, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 1929-11-02 (Age:40)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 179cm
Reach: 185cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Manager: Marty Forkins

1899-003-14  McGoorty                Oshkosh, WI         result 4
Oshkosh Northwestern stated this an exhibition bout between McGoorty brothers
1899-08-18  Unknown                  Oshkosh, WI         result 4
1900-03-15  McGoorty                 Oshkosh, WI         W PTS  4 
1900-05-03 Algoma Unknown I              Oshkosh, WI         W PTS  0 
1900-05-03 Algoma Unknowns II              Oshkosh, WI         W PTS  0 
McGoorty fought "two kids from West Algoma"
1900-11-22 Otto Helm                 Appleton, WI        W PTS  3 
1900-12-28  McGoorty                 Oshkosh, WI         D pts 3 
1901-12-05 Harry Victoris            Oshkosh, WI         result ?
1901-12-05 Scherck                   Oshkosh, WI         result ?
1903-03-07  Harry Victoris           Oshkosh, WI         D 3
1904-09-01  Hurkle                   Oshkosh, WI         D 4 (2-min rounds) -- also reported as win for McGoorty over "Kurdle"
1904-11-14 William O'Brien           Oshkosh, WI         W TKO  2
1904-12-17  Opponent                 Milwaukee, WI       W    (Amateur Tournament)

Second photo

  • According to a Nov. 14 (1912?) Tacoma, WA, USA newspaper article, McGoorty described his punching style:

"It's a matter of cutting out waste motion," said McGoorty. "I try never to waste a blow. That means that every one I start must be deliberately planned and accurate. They say a man who goes deer shooting with a repeating rifle will pump bullets at a running deer as fast as he can pull the trigger, and as likely as not kick up the dust all around without hitting the target, while a man using a single shot rifle will take deliberate aim and make sure with his one bullet.
Variety Necessary. "That's the way I try to box. I use every blow as if it were the only one in the magazine. Another important thing is variety. It doesn't do to let the other man know what you'll use next. If he can figure that out he can block or get away easily. When you can make your openings and set your own range, the next thing is to deliver the blow in the most effective way. That is done by starting with muscles loose and flexible, and ending the delivery with a snap of the arm or wrist like cracking a whip. The force of the blow is all in that last snap, and if the timing is right, so that your glove reaches the mark just as you use the snap, you get results."
McCoy's Invention. "I picked up the old McCoy corkscrew idea, in which the left wrist is twisted just as the blow lands, and that's what makes my blow so effective. With the right uppercut, which is one of the best blows used in the ring, I get a free swing and time the blow so that it has the greatest force at the moment it lands. The uppercut is a hard blow to block, if one know how to time it."

  • In many October 30, 1929 newspapers, it was reported that McGoorty was dying of throat cancer at a Milwaukee sanitarium.
  • The Harry Greb Site's McGoorty page