Tim McGrath

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McGrath with Tom Sharkey

Tim McGrath (born: 1872 (est) - died: January 17, 1950) was an American boxing manager and trainer based out of both San Francisco and Los Angeles between the 1890s and 1930s, he was known prominently for being the longtime handler of Tom Sharkey. McGrath's managerial career largely ended after his fighter Leon Chevalier took an apparent dive against Primo Carnera in 1930, bringing on a one year suspension of McGrath in California. His stable included (as manager unless otherwise noted):

In 1934, McGrath was appointed by California Governor James Rolph Jr. as a boxing inspector for the state athletic commission.


McGrath was also involved in wrestling and promoted shows at the Vernon Arena in the late 1910s.


  • "Tim McGrath Is Named Inspector For Fight Board", San Jose News, February 2, 1934
  • "Obituary", Los Angeles Times, January 18, 1950