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Arthur Pelkey boxer

Arthur Pelkey image
Status inactive
Age 36
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1½″/187cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1910-12-06
Born 1884-10-27
Death 1921-02-18
Nationality Canada
Residence Chatham, Ontario, Canada
bouts
54
won
23
lost
25
draw
3
bouts
54
won
23
lost
25
draw
3
Status inactive
Age 36
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1½″/187cm
Reach 77″/196cm
Debut 1910-12-06
Born 1884-10-27
Death 1921-02-18
Nationality Canada
Residence Chatham, Ontario, Canada

The height of his pro career and its nadir happened simultaneously when on 24 May 1913, he met Luther McCarty at Tommy Burns's Arena in Calgary, Alberta for McCarty's World White Heavyweight title. Burns had been the world heavyweight champ who had lost his title to Jack Johnson, and the title had been created to crown a white heavyweight champ in light of the failures of successive White Hopes to wrest the title from Johnson.Approximately two minutes into the first round of the scheduled 10-round bout, the 210 lbs. Pekley K.O.-ed the 200 lbs.

The height of his pro career and its nadir happened simultaneously when on 24 May 1913, he met Luther McCarty at Tommy Burns's Arena in Calgary, Alberta for McCarty's World White Heavyweight title. Burns had been the world heavyweight champ who had lost his title to Jack Johnson, and the title had been created to crown a white heavyweight champ in light of the failures of successive White Hopes to wrest the title from Johnson.Approximately two minutes into the first round of the scheduled 10-round bout, the 210 lbs. Pekley K.O.-ed the 200 lbs.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 10, 1920 Young Peter Jackson W Ford City DRAW
Points
Aug. 20, 1920 Cleve Hawkins WLLLLL Hermann Hall, Adams LOSS
Points
May 24, 1920 Leo Gates WWWWD Sherbrooke DRAW
Points
Feb. 9, 1920 Cleve Hawkins LLLWLL Ford City WIN
NWS
Dec. 16, 1919 Bob Martin WWWWWW Saint Louis LOSS
KO
Oct. 11, 1919 Soldier Jones WLWLLW Sherbrooke WIN
KO
Aug. 9, 1919 Jack Renault WWWWW Sherbrooke
ND
May 29, 1918 Jack Dempsey WWWWDW Stockyards Stadium, Denver LOSS
KO
May 20, 1917 Calvin Respress L Santiago de Chile LOSS
Points
Feb. 11, 1917 Kid Norfolk WWWWWW Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City LOSS
KO
Dec. 17, 1916 Kid Norfolk WWWWWW Santa Ana Plaza, Panama City Panamanian Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Nov. 30, 1916 Fitz Breathwaite LLLLL Santa Ana Plaza, Panama City WIN
KO
July 4, 1916 Texas Tate DLWWWW Vici LOSS
Points
June 7, 1916 Gunboat Smith LLLLWL Phoenix A.C., Memphis LOSS
Points
Feb. 11, 1916 Carl Morris WWLWWW Tulsa LOSS
KO
Oct. 28, 1915 Fred Fulton WWWWWW Armory B, Oshkosh LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1915 Fred Fulton LWWWWW Eau Claire LOSS
NWS
Aug. 9, 1915 Joe Cox WWDWWW Joplin LOSS
KO
July 8, 1915 Soldier Delaney LLWLLL Western Gateway A.C., North Adams WIN
Points
June 21, 1915 Jack McGrath Chicopee A.C., Chicopee Falls WIN
Points
April 30, 1915 Battling Jim Johnson DDLWLL Sohmer Park, Montreal LOSS
KO
April 9, 1915 Joe Jeannette DWWWWW Sohmer Park, Montreal LOSS
Technical knockout
March 24, 1915 Al Reich WWWWLW Fairmont A.C., Bronx LOSS
Technical knockout
March 4, 1915 Jim Coffey WWLLWW Fairmont A.C., Bronx LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1915 Dan McGoldrick WLWDLD Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth LOSS
Points
Nov. 13, 1914 Harry Smith LLWWDL Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth WIN
Points
Oct. 26, 1914 Bandsman Dick Rice WWLWWW Premierland, Whitechapel LOSS
Points
Oct. 9, 1914 Frank Hagney Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth WIN
KO
June 13, 1914 Sam McVea LLDWWW Baker's Pavilion, Melbourne LOSS
KO
April 4, 1914 Bill Lang LLLWWL Sydney Stadium, Sydney LOSS
Corner retirement
Jan. 24, 1914 Kid Kenneth WWWDDW R & W Athletic Club, Taft LOSS
KO
Jan. 1, 1914 Gunboat Smith WWWWWW Coffroth's Arena, Daly City LOSS
Technical knockout
May 24, 1913 Luther McCarty WWWWWW Tommy Burns's Arena, Calgary WIN
KO
May 1, 1913 Andy Morris LLLLWL Manchester Arena, Calgary WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1913 Tommy Burns WWWLWW Manchester Arena, Calgary DRAW
NWS
Feb. 27, 1913 Fred McKay WLLLWW Forty-Fourth Street A.C., New York DRAW
NWS
Feb. 22, 1913 Jim Coffey LWWWW National A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 2, 1913 Bob Williams LDWLLL Chicopee WIN
KO
Dec. 26, 1912 Jeff Madden DLLL Augusta
ND
Dec. 20, 1912 Jack Garrity Chicopee WIN
KO
Nov. 28, 1912 Sailor White LWWLWW Chicopee WIN
NWS
Nov. 1, 1912 Andy Morris DLDLLL Chicopee WIN
Points
Oct. 12, 1912 Buck Harris L Chicopee WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1912 Sailor White LLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
NWS
Aug. 20, 1912 Soldier Kearns WWWWL Royale A.C., Brooklyn LOSS
NWS
July 29, 1912 Jess Willard WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
NWS
May 27, 1912 George McDermott DWLL New York
ND
May 23, 1912 Fred Atwater L North Adams WIN
KO
May 9, 1912 Andy Morris WLLWWL Odd Fellows Hall, North Adams DRAW
Points
May 2, 1912 Jack McDonough WWLWDL Northern Berkshire A.C., Adams WIN
KO
April 8, 1912 Jeff Madden LLLDLW Whip City A.C., Westfield DRAW
NWS
March 28, 1912 Soldier Kearns LWWWW Odd Fellows Hall, North Adams WIN
KO
March 14, 1912 Ray Simons LWW Odd Fellows Hall, North Adams WIN
NWS
Jan. 25, 1912 Charlie Haghey WLLLW Northern Berkshire A.C., Adams WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 18, 1912 Tug Kennedy W Northern Berkshire A.C., Adams WIN
KO
Jan. 11, 1912 Bob McAvery Northern Berkshire A.C., Adams WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 28, 1911 Jack Winrow Northern Berkshire A.C., Adams WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1911 Ken Salisbury WLLL Northern Berkshire A.C., Adams WIN
NWS
Sept. 15, 1911 Jim Barry WLWWLL Chatham WIN
KO
July 27, 1911 Tim Sullivan WLWWLL Northern Berkshire A.C., Adams WIN
NWS
May 26, 1911 Al Benedict WLLLWL National S.C., New York LOSS
Points
April 1, 1911 Ken Salisbury WL Westfield WIN
Points
Jan. 23, 1911 Tom Tracy Westfield WIN
KO
Jan. 21, 1911 George Christian Westfield LOSS
KO
Dec. 6, 1910 Ken Salisbury Armory, Boston LOSS
Points