Boy McCormick boxer

Boy McCormick boxer
bouts
48
won
31
lost
11
draw
6
Status
inactive
Division
light heavyweight
Debut
1916-10-11
Height
5′ 10″/178cm
Reach
-
Age
39
Born
1899-12-25
Death
1939-01-02
Nationality
United Kingdom

Born in India, and of Irish descent, McCormick was based in Salford. He joined the British Army in 1914 as a band boy, with the title of "Boy" sticking with him throughout his career. While in the army he began boxing and met world flyweight champion Jimmy Wilde who was serving as a drill instructor.He had his first professional fight in 1916, and after a string of victories in 1918 he got a shot at the British light heavyweight title vacated by Dick Smith in April 1919. He won the title after his opponent Harold Rolph was disqualified in the 15th round. He travelled to the United States where he had 15 unbeaten fights during 1919/1920, winning 11 and drawing four, his opponents including Gunboat Smith and Battling Levinsky.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1930-08-13 Tom Berry WLLWLL Town Hall, Lochgelly LOST
KO
1926-04-30 Phil Scott WWWLWW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOST
Corner retirement
1925-12-21 Jimmy Slattery WLWWLW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo LOST
Points
1925-11-23 Maxie Rosenbloom LWLLWW Uptown Lenox S.C., New York LOST
Technical knockout
1925-06-05 Archie Skinner LLDWWW Braves Field, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
1925-04-24 Jack McClelland WLLLLL Halifax DRAW
Points
1925-02-25 Jack Phoenix LWWLLW Mansion House, Dublin WIN
Technical knockout
1925-02-20 Johnny Bee LWWLWL Albert Hall, Derby WIN
Technical knockout
1925-01-12 Harry Reeve LWLLLL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
KO
1924-12-15 Harry Reeve DLWLLL Hulme Town Hall, Manchester WIN
Points
1923-08-20 Dave Magill WWWDLW Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool LOST
Corner retirement
1923-02-02 Bert Kenny LLLWLW White City, Manchester WIN
1921-11-17 Ted Kid Lewis WLLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
Technical knockout
1921-09-12 Joe Beckett WLWWWL Royal Opera House, Covent Garden LOST
Technical knockout
1921-02-12 Len Rowlands LLLWLW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
1921-01-26 Johnny Howard LLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1920-12-08 Battling Levinsky WWDDWL Arena, Milwaukie WIN
1920-11-30 Fireman Jim Flynn WDLWLL Crystal Pool, Seattle WIN
Points
1920-11-24 Willie Meehan LDWLLL Arena, Milwaukie WIN
Points
1920-10-08 Silent Martin WDWDL 6th Regiment Armory, Paterson WIN
1920-05-10 Corporal Billy Fullerton LLLWLD Drill Hall, Sheffield WIN
KO
1920-02-23 Sailor Ed Petroskey LLLLLW Mare Island WIN
Points
1920-02-11 Tommy Gibbons DWWWWW Arena, Milwaukie DRAW
Points
1920-01-28 Bob Roper WLWWWL Arena, Milwaukie WIN
Points
1920-01-01 Frank Farmer WWDLWD Arena, Milwaukie WIN
KO
1919-11-25 Frank Farmer LWDWWW Arena, Milwaukie DRAW
Points
1919-11-14 Spud Murphy WDDWWD Dreamland Rink, San Francisco DRAW
Points
1919-10-30 Gunboat Smith LLDLLL Coliseum, San Francisco WIN
Points
1919-10-24 Jack Reeves WDWWDL Dreamland Rink, San Francisco WIN
Points
1919-10-10 Al Norton DDDLLD Dreamland Rink, San Francisco DRAW
Points
1919-04-28 Sergeant Harold Rolph WWWLWL National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
1919-03-27 Augie Ratner WLWWWW Holborn Stadium, Holborn LOST
Points
1919-02-17 Tom Gummer WLWWWW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
Technical knockout
1918-08-05 Sergeant Harry Curzon WLLLWW Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Points
1918-05-27 Charlie Braddock National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
KO
1918-04-15 Barney Tooley DLWWDW Hoxton Music Hall, Hoxton WIN
Points
1918-04-04 Sergeant Archie Northrop LLLDLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
KO
1918-03-28 Sid Burns DLWLWW Theatre Royal, Aldershot WIN
Points
1918-02-16 Jack Heeney Hounslow Aerodrome, Hounslow WIN
Points
1918-01-24 Corporal Billy Fullerton LWLWLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
1917-11-01 Gus Platts WDWWWW Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool LOST
Corner retirement
1917-08-03 Sergeant Alexander Theatre Royal, Aldershot WIN
Points
1917-06-04 Private Pitt D Holborn Stadium, Holborn LOST
Points
1917-05-03 Private Pitt Holborn Stadium, Holborn DRAW
Points
1917-04-26 Corporal Gorman W Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
Technical knockout
1917-04-16 Corporal Power National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
Points
1917-03-14 Sergeant Harold Rolph Camp Bramshott, Bramshott LOST
Points
1917-01-31 Bill Sutton W Colchester WIN
Points
1916-10-11 Air Mechanic Glynn Theatre Royal, Aldershot WIN
KO