Schedule News Current Champs WAIL! Encyclopedia Links Store Home
The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

John Cash

BORN c 1854 (Fought out of New York, New York and Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
HEIGHT 5-8 (Some sources report 5-9)
WEIGHT 145-157 lbs
Mar  3 William C. McClellan         New York, NY                     LT  9
Mar 29 Warwick "Warry" Edwards      New York, NY                     EX   
May  1 James Leary                  New York, NY                     ND  3
          -Leary knocked Cash down 2-3 times; Cash bloodied Leary's ear;
           The fight as stopped by referee Bill Tovee

Feb 19 Billy Edwards                Brooklyn, NY                     EX   
          -The Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle reports Edwards boxed "John Class"
Feb 23 Billy Edwards                New York, NY                     EX  3
Feb 27 -Cash seconded Jack Moore vs George Tyson in Brooklyn, NY
Mar 20 Joe Denning                  New York, NY                     EX   
Apr  6 Warwick "Warry" Edwards      Brooklyn, NY                     EX   
May  9 -Cash was scheduled to spar in New York, NY (Gilmore's Garden)
May 28 "Blinker" Leary              Brooklyn, NY                     EX   
          -Some sources report 5/27/1878
Aug 12 James O'Brien                New York, NY                      D  5
          -The ring was broken into several times;
           Captain Washburne finally intervened and cleared the hall;
           Cash and O'Brien were to meet on Aug 14 and decide who was better;
           O'Brien did not show
Sep 18 William "Dooney" Harris                                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct    James O'Brien                                                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 31 Mike Smith                   New York, NY                     TK  3

Jan  1 Professor Jordan             New York, NY                     EX   
Feb 21 Billy Edwards                New York, NY                     EX   
Feb 28 -St. Louis (Mo) Post-Dispatch reported that "Denver" Ed Smith
          had knocked out Johnny Cash in the past
Mar  3 James Carroll                Boston, Ma                       EX   
Mar 27 Eugene McCarthy              New York, NY                     EX   

Dec 23 Mike Mullery                 New York, NY                     EX  3

Jan 21 Billy Edwards                Brooklyn, NY                     EX   

Mar 20 Martin Sinnott               New York, NY                     EX   

Mar 13 Professor Austin             New York, NY                     EX   
Apr 12 Pete McCoy                   Brooklyn, NY                     EX   
May 16 Martin "Fiddler" Neary       New York, NY                     EX   
May 16 Jimmy Murray New York, NY EX  
-The previous 2 bouts were reported for the same date 1884 Aug 11 Mike Walsh Montreal, Que, Canada LK 14 Dec 15 Johnny McGlade Montreal, Que, Canada KO 74 -Middleweight Championship of Canada 1885 Nov 9 Sam Bittle Toronto, Ont, Canada D 6 -Cash knocked Bittle down in round six 1891 Feb 9 Bob Fitzsimmons New Orleans, La SCH -This bout was scheduled but not held; Fitzsimmons did not show Apr 28 -Chicago (Il) Tribune reported that Cash was scheduled to fight John Henry
*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

       Pete McCoy                                                 SCH   
       Pete McCoy                                                 SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled; The outcomes are not known

Jun  1 Billy Edwards                New York, NY                     EX   

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization