John "Young" Mahoney
BORN 1877 (Fought out of Manayunk, Pennsylvania)
DIED December 11 1906; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WEIGHT 120-146 lbs
Mahoney was a scrappy competitor who performed well against some top men of his time; "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien complemented Mahoney on his cleverness, a man who made the most of his skills

During his career, John defeated such men as Jack Everhardt, Tom Broderick, "Wilmington" Jack Daly, Dan McConnell, George "Mystery" Kerwin, Tom Duggan, Barney "Kid" Abel and Jack McClain

1897
Jan 17 Steve Flanagan              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb 11 Young McAnnany              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Apr 10 Harry Burke                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Apr 17 Young Starr                 Philadelphia, Pa              SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May  1 Adam Ryan                   Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May 10 Harry Berger                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jun 21 Adam Ryan                   Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jul 12 Jack "Young" McDonald       Philadelphia, Pa               TK  4
Jul 26 Bill Brown                  Philadelphia, Pa               KO  2
          -Some sources report "TK 3"
Aug  9 Kid Krause                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Aug 31 Young Burke                 Athens, Pa                     KO  9
          -Some sources report "TK 8"
Sep 21 Danny McMahon               Athens, Pa                     ND 10
Oct 12 Frank "Crocky" Boyle        Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov  1 Danny McMahon               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov 16 Thomas Devlin               Lancaster, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 30 Elwood McCloskey            Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
          -Some sources report "Frankfurt, Pa"
Dec 30 Eugene Rowan                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1898
Jan 10 Frank "Crocky" Boyle        Athens, Pa                     ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 12"
Jan 25 John Lester                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb 16 Tommy White                 Athens, Pa                     ND 16
          -Some sources report "ND 15"; Some sources report "TK 16"
Feb 26 Tommy Cleary                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar  7 Dan McConnell               Athens, Pa                     TK 11
          -Some sources report "W 15"
Mar 15 Martin Judge                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
          -Some sources report "Manayunk, Pa"
Apr  1 Jack Bennett                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Apr 15 Owen Ziegler                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May  6
William "Spike" Sullivan    Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May 20 Jack Everhardt              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jun 17 Horace Leeds                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Dec 31 Jimmy Murray                Chicago, Il                     W  6

1899
Jan 18 Charlie Smith               Philadelphia, Pa              SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb  7 George "Mystery" Kerwin     Chicago, Il                     W  6
Apr  7 Charles McKeever            Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Apr 21 "Wilmington" Jack Daly      Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
          -Some sources report 4/20/99
May 11 Tommy Edwards               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  3
May 11 Young Smyrna                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
           Some sources report "Manayunk, Pa"
May 19 Tom Broderick               Yonkers, NY                     W 20
          -Some sources report 5/18/99
Jun  9 "Wilmington" Jack Daly      Chicago, Il                     W  6
Jul  3 Jack Everhardt              Brooklyn, NY                    W 25
Jul 28 "Mysterious" Billy Smith    Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct 28 Ed Denfass                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1900
Jan 27 Tom Duggan                  Brooklyn, NY                   TK  8
          -Some sources report "Toronto, Ontario, Canada"
Feb 13 Isadore "Izzy" Strauss      Philadelphia, Pa              SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 26 Billy Payne                 Bethlehem, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 12 "Mysterious" Billy Smith    Brooklyn, NY                    D 25
Mar 20 Yock Henninger              Hot Springs, Ar                 D 20
May 15 Joe Claybourne              Wissahickon, Pa                ND  6
May 25 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Chicago, Il                     L  6
May 30 Leo Stanton                 Youngstown, Oh                  D  5
          -Police intervened
Sep 21 Frank Majore                Atlantic City, NJ              TK 11
          -Some sources report "Frank Majane"
Oct  1 Isadore "Izzy" Strauss      Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct 22 Charles Johnson             Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct 29 Charles Johnson             Philadelphia, Pa               ND  4
          -Some sources report "TK 3"
Dec 27 "Mysterious" Billy Smith    Paterson, NJ                   NC 11
          -Some sources report "NC 6"; This bout was stopped; The men were faking

1901
Nov  9 Jack Bennett                Toronto, Ont, Can               L 20

1902
Jan 27 Isadore "Izzy" Strauss      Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May  8 Ray Wyckoff                 Philadelphia, Pa               WF  3
          -Some sources report "Ray Wickoff"; Some sources report "LK 3"
May 20 Young Bush                  Philadelphia, Pa               TK  2
May 27 Barney "Kid" Abel           Philadelphia, Pa               TK  2
Nov  6 Billy Devine                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1903
Aug 31 Jack McClain                Chester, Pa                    KO  2
          -Some sources report "L 5"
Sep 10 Charley Golden              Philadelphia, Pa               KO  1
Sep 14 Jack McClain                Chester, Pa                    LK  5

1905
Jan 26 Willie Smith                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb 25 Kid Slaver                  Philadelphia, Pa               KO  1
May 12 Kid Sullivan                Philadelphia, Pa               LK  3

***** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1900
Jul 27 Young White                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  
Aug  3 Young Murray                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were amateur bouts
Nov 26 Young Starr                 Philadelphia, Pa               LK  1
          -Starr actually KO'd Jim Maloney

1902
May 19 Lew Ryall                   Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
          -Some sources report "Ryall" fought "Young 'Kid' Mahoney"

Undated
       Young Starr                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

*** Three bouts with Hugo Kelly are reported but for a different man ***
       "Young" Mahoney (Otto Husine) of Wisconsin

*** Most Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***


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