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Mike O'Dowd boxer

Mike O'Dowd image
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Debut 1940-07-04
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA
bouts
17
won
6
lost
9
draw
1
bouts
17
won
6
lost
9
draw
1
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Debut 1940-07-04
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA

Michael Joseph O'Dowd (April 5, 1895 in St. Paul, Minnesota – July 28, 1957) was an American boxer who held the World Middleweight Championship from 1917 to 1920. He won the title on November 14, 1917 by knocking out Al McCoy in the sixth round after dropping him six times. O'Dowd was the only active boxing champion to fight at the front during World War I (1918, while serving in the U.S. Army). During his career he claimed victories over Hall of Famers Jack Britton, Mike Gibbons, Kid Lewis and Jeff Smith. On February 25, 1918, he held the legendary Harry Greb to a draw. O'Dowd was knocked out just once in his career, his last fight on March 16, 1923. He was inducted into the Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014.

Michael Joseph O'Dowd (April 5, 1895 in St. Paul, Minnesota – July 28, 1957) was an American boxer who held the World Middleweight Championship from 1917 to 1920. He won the title on November 14, 1917 by knocking out Al McCoy in the sixth round after dropping him six times. O'Dowd was the only active boxing champion to fight at the front during World War I (1918, while serving in the U.S. Army). During his career he claimed victories over Hall of Famers Jack Britton, Mike Gibbons, Kid Lewis and Jeff Smith. On February 25, 1918, he held the legendary Harry Greb to a draw. O'Dowd was knocked out just once in his career, his last fight on March 16, 1923. He was inducted into the Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 15, 1948 Billy Conn WLWWWL Macon LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 27, 1948 Bill Bailey L State Armory, Bridgeport
NC
April 30, 1946 Phil Muscato WWWLWW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1946 Frank Poreda WWWWWW Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 12, 1942 Steve Colucci LLDLLL Grotto Auditorium, Jersey City WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 1942 Charley Chambers W St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOSS
KO
Aug. 21, 1942 George Parks WWWWW Griffith Stadium, Washington LOSS
KO
July 21, 1942 Willie Wright Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
July 7, 1942 Pete March Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens WIN
KO
June 23, 1942 Frank Castiglia LLLLLL MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Feb. 2, 1942 Al Smith LLLLLD St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOSS
Points
Jan. 20, 1942 Al Smith LLLLLL Westchester County Center, White Plains DRAW
Points
Jan. 5, 1942 Al Foreman LLLLLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 29, 1941 Joe Deutsch St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 21, 1940 Joe Fredericks WLLDL St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOSS
Points
July 4, 1940 Dan Cossack Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Points