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Sam McVea boxer

Sam McVea image
Status inactive
Age 37
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1902-04-12
Born 1884-05-17
Death 1921-12-23
Nationality USA
Residence Oxnard, California, USA
bouts
101
won
75
lost
13
draw
10
bouts
101
won
75
lost
13
draw
10
Status inactive
Age 37
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1902-04-12
Born 1884-05-17
Death 1921-12-23
Nationality USA
Residence Oxnard, California, USA

In 96 documented fights in at least 10 different countries, McVey only lost 16 bouts. His greatest wins include two victories over both Sam Langford and Harry Wills, which won him the World Colored Heavyweight Championship on two separate occasions, respectively. In his later years he worked as a trainer and sparring partner for both black and white fighters training for important bouts.Fighting out of Oxnard, California, McVey stood 5′10½″ inches tall and fought at a weight of between 205 and 220 lbs. He relied more on brute strength than finesse in the ring. His first pro fight listed on boxrec took place in 1902 at the age of 18, but a newspaper from 1902, on his then upcoming fight with Jack Fogarty, lists five earlier fights he won in Australia, and a further two that took place in California. However In those days, few mixed race fights took place, so McVey frequently fought the other top black boxers of his time, including Sam Langford (15 times), Joe Jeanette (5 times), Harry Wills (5 times), and Jack Johnson (3 times). Overall, McVey's boxing record was 65 wins, 16 losses, and 12 draws.

In 96 documented fights in at least 10 different countries, McVey only lost 16 bouts. His greatest wins include two victories over both Sam Langford and Harry Wills, which won him the World Colored Heavyweight Championship on two separate occasions, respectively. In his later years he worked as a trainer and sparring partner for both black and white fighters training for important bouts.Fighting out of Oxnard, California, McVey stood 5′10½″ inches tall and fought at a weight of between 205 and 220 lbs. He relied more on brute strength than finesse in the ring. His first pro fight listed on boxrec took place in 1902 at the age of 18, but a newspaper from 1902, on his then upcoming fight with Jack Fogarty, lists five earlier fights he won in Australia, and a further two that took place in California. However In those days, few mixed race fights took place, so McVey frequently fought the other top black boxers of his time, including Sam Langford (15 times), Joe Jeanette (5 times), Harry Wills (5 times), and Jack Johnson (3 times). Overall, McVey's boxing record was 65 wins, 16 losses, and 12 draws.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 2, 1921 Jeff Clark LLLWWL Lancaster DRAW
NWS
July 7, 1921 Jeff Clark LLLLWW Atlantic City WIN
NWS
March 21, 1921 Jeff Clark WLLLLL Columbus WIN
Points
March 18, 1921 Jack Thompson LLDLDW Moose Temple, Detroit
NC
Sept. 8, 1920 Harry Wills WWWWW Ice Palace, Philadelphia
NC
Sept. 1, 1920 Jack Ward LLLL Auditorium, Atlanta WIN
KO
Aug. 14, 1920 Sam Langford DWWWWW East Chicago LOSS
NWS
Aug. 5, 1920 Pinky Lewis WDLLL Tulsa LOSS
Points
Dec. 15, 1918 Clem Johnson WW Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1918 Jack Livingstone LLWLLL Broadway Theater, Colon DRAW
Points
June 16, 1918 Harry Wills WDWWWW Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City LOSS
Points
Feb. 17, 1918 Harry Wills WWWWDW Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City LOSS
KO
Oct. 14, 1917 Battling Jim Johnson LWLLLW Broadway Theater, Colon WIN
Points
Aug. 12, 1917 Battling Jim Johnson WLLWLL Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
Points
July 15, 1917 Jeff Clark WWLWWL Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1917 Jeff Clark LWWLWW Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
Points
March 11, 1917 Jim Barry DLLLLL Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 27, 1917 Jim Briggs WWLLLL Santa Ana Plaza, Panama City WIN
KO
Jan. 14, 1917 Jack Livingstone WLLLWL Garden Theater, Colon WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 1916 Bob Devere WLLLLD Santiago de Chile WIN
Points
Sept. 3, 1916 Bob Devere LWLLLL Santiago de Chile DRAW
Points
Aug. 12, 1916 Sam Langford WWWLDW Teatro Roma, Avellaneda DRAW
Points
May 2, 1916 Sam Langford WLWWWL East Market St. Rink, Akron DRAW
NWS
April 15, 1916 Jack Thompson WLLDWW Saint Louis LOSS
NWS
April 7, 1916 Sam Langford WWWLWW Arena, Syracuse LOSS
NWS
Feb. 17, 1916 Sam Langford DWDLLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
NWS
Nov. 23, 1915 Sam Langford WLWDW American A.C., New York DRAW
NWS
Oct. 15, 1915 Jeff Clark WWDWWW North Side A.C., Kansas City WIN
Points
Sept. 30, 1915 Sam Langford WLWLW Stockyards Stadium, Denver DRAW
Points
Sept. 7, 1915 Harry Wills WLLWLW Atlas A.A., Boston LOSS
Points
Aug. 10, 1915 Sandy Ferguson WLWWDL Atlas A.A., Boston WIN
KO
June 29, 1915 Sam Langford WWWLW Atlas A.A., Boston McVey wins a version of World 'colored' Heavyweight title WIN
Points
June 9, 1915 Battling Jim Johnson LLWDLL Gayety Theatre, Montreal WIN
NWS
May 19, 1915 Harry Wills WWWLLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
NWS
April 27, 1915 Joe Jeannette WWWWWW Atlas A.A., Boston DRAW
Points
Feb. 20, 1915 Battling Jim Johnson LLDDLW Havana WIN
Points
Dec. 20, 1914 Harry Wills WWWWWL McDonoghville Park, New Orleans WIN
Points
Dec. 10, 1914 Battling Jim Johnson LLLLDD Fairmont A.C., Bronx WIN
NWS
June 13, 1914 Arthur Pelkey DWWLLL Baker's Pavilion, Melbourne WIN
KO
Dec. 27, 1913 Colin Bell WWDWW Olympia A.C. Newtown, Sydney WIN
KO
Nov. 6, 1913 Professor Stevenson L Rink Hall, Lismore WIN
KO
April 19, 1913 Colin Bell LWWWWW National Arena, Adelaide Australia - South Australia State Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 24, 1913 Sam Langford WWWWWW Olympic Stadium, Brisbane DRAW
Points
Dec. 26, 1912 Sam Langford WWWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney Australian Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 9, 1912 Sam Langford LWWWWW Exhibition Stadium, Perth Australian Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 3, 1912 Sam Langford WLWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney Australian Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
April 8, 1912 Sam Langford WWWWLW Sydney Stadium, Sydney Australian Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
March 16, 1912 Jim Barry WDWDWL Sydney Stadium, Sydney Australian Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 26, 1911 Sam Langford WWWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney Australian Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 11, 1911 Jack Lester WWWLWL Olympic Stadium, Brisbane Australian Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 28, 1911 Bill Lang WLLWWL Sydney Stadium, Sydney Australian Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1911 Jack Lester DWWWLW Sydney Stadium, Sydney Australian Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 3, 1911 Alf Langford WWWWWL Sheffield Australian Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 20, 1911 George Rodel WWWW Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
KO
May 25, 1911 Andrew Dixon WWL Cirque-Théâtre, Angers WIN
KO
April 1, 1911 Sam Langford WWWWWW Cirque de Paris, Paris DRAW
Points
Feb. 25, 1911 Charley Harris Apollo-Cirque, Nancy WIN
KO
Jan. 14, 1911 Seaman Fred Parsons LLWWWL Bâtiment Électoral, Geneva WIN
KO
Nov. 19, 1910 Battling Jim Johnson WDDWWW Luna Park Skating Rink, Paris WIN
KO
Oct. 22, 1910 Corporal Sunshine LLWLWL Hippodrome, Paris WIN
KO
Oct. 16, 1910 Young Karel Brussels WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 7, 1910 Battling Jim Johnson DDDLWD Neuilly-sur-Seine DRAW
Points
July 22, 1910 Peter Rice LLWWWL Salle de la Pépinière, Paris WIN
KO
June 25, 1910 Joe Grim DLLLDL Hippodrome, Paris WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1910 Jim Stewart WWLWDW Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Technical knockout
April 13, 1910 Arthur Bennett LLLLL Apollo-Cirque, Nancy WIN
KO
March 25, 1910 Herbert Sinnott WDDDLD Grand-Théâtre, Saint-Etienne WIN
KO
Feb. 26, 1910 Al Kubiak LLWDLW Wonderland, Paris WIN
KO
Feb. 11, 1910 Arthur Bennett WLLLL Brussels WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1910 Fred Drummond WWWDLD Le Havre WIN
KO
Dec. 11, 1909 Joe Jeannette WLWDWD Cirque d'Hiver, Paris DRAW
Points
July 4, 1909 Fred Drummond LLWLLW Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno, Lisbon WIN
KO
June 26, 1909 Jim Barry WLLLDW Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
DQ
May 30, 1909 Bill Harris Arènes du Rond-Point du Prado, Marseille WIN
KO
April 24, 1909 Fred Drummond WDLLW Nouveau Cirque, Orléans WIN
KO
April 17, 1909 Joe Jeannette LWWWWL Cirque de Paris, Paris LOSS
Corner retirement
April 9, 1909 'Cyclone' Billy Warren LL Tivoli Boxing-Hall, Paris WIN
KO
Feb. 20, 1909 Joe Jeannette DLWWWW Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Points
Feb. 5, 1909 Herbert Sinnott LWDLL Salle des Fêtes, Roubaix WIN
KO
Jan. 23, 1909 Bill Rickard LW Folies Bergère, Paris WIN
KO
Dec. 18, 1908 Fred Drummond LWLLW Théâtre de l'Eldorado, Montpellier DRAW
Points
Dec. 17, 1908 Fred Drummond LLWLLW Théâtre de l'Eldorado, Montpellier
NC
Nov. 18, 1908 Camerling Brussels WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1908 Herbert Sinnott LLWDL Hippodrome, Paris WIN
KO
Oct. 14, 1908 Guionnet Bordeaux WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1908 Harry Shearing WLLLWD Paris WIN
KO
July 11, 1908 Charlie Wilson WLWWLW Brussels WIN
KO
July 1, 1908 Georges Rampazzi WLLWDL Biarritz WIN
KO
May 23, 1908 Jewey Smith WWLWW Porte Maillot, Paris WIN
KO
April 15, 1908 Ben Taylor WLWWLL Hippodrome, Paris WIN
KO
Feb. 15, 1908 Harry Shearing LWWWLL Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 28, 1907 Jack Scales WWWDWW Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1907 Marc Gaucher WWWW Folies Bergère, Paris WIN
KO
June 3, 1907 Ben Taylor WWWLWW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
KO
April 15, 1907 Joe Jeannette WLDDWW Lyric Hall, New York LOSS
NWS
Feb. 28, 1907 Denver Ed Martin LLWLWL Sacramento WIN
KO
Nov. 29, 1906 Sailor Matt Turner W Farragut Theater, Vallejo WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1906 Tornado Smith Bakersfield WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1906 Denver Ed Martin LLLWLW San Diego WIN
KO
Aug. 12, 1904 Denver Ed Martin WWWLLL Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
April 22, 1904 Jack Johnson WWWWW Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco LOSS
KO
Oct. 27, 1903 Jack Johnson WWWWWW Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Sept. 15, 1903 Denver Ed Martin WWWWLL Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles WIN
KO
May 5, 1903 Kid Carter LDLWLW Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Feb. 26, 1903 Jack Johnson WDWWWW Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Jan. 31, 1903 Jack Kid Lavalle WLLLLW Oxnard WIN
KO
Jan. 6, 1903 Jim 'Toothpick' Kelly WWW Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1902 Fred Russell WWDLLW Auditorium, Oxnard WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1902 Jack Fogarty WWLWLL Oxnard WIN
KO
June 19, 1902 Herb McKell Pioneer Hall, Oxnard WIN
KO
April 12, 1902 George Sullivan W Auditorium, Oxnard WIN
KO