Tom McMahon
(Thomas Hilary McMahon)
(the "Pittsburgh Bearcat")

BORN   January 14 1890; Spring Valley, Illinois
DIED   October 3 1952
HEIGHT 5-11
WEIGHT 179-187 lbs
RACE   White; Irish-American

McMahon was a good boxer but not exceptional one; He fought many of the top heavyweights and light heavyweights of his day; He was a White Hope of the teens

Among those he defeated during his career were Jim Barry, Jeff Madden, Al Kaufman, "Fighting" Dick Gilbert, Bill Lang, "Denver" Jack Geyer and Terry Kellar

1909
       Jack Herrick                                               KO  9     
       Buster Teegan                                              KO  2     
       Carl Purdy                                                 KO  6     
       Carl Purdy                                                 KO  6     
       Mark Anderson                                              KO  5     
       Ed Arkwright                                               KO  1     
       Bert Fowler                                                WF  1     
       Lou Reddy                                                   D  8     
       Billy Berger                                               ND  6     
       Billy Berger                                               ND  6     

1910
       Ed Arkwright                                               KO  2     
       Jack Abbott                                                KO  3     
Mar  2 George Chip                Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND  6     
       Jack Morgan                                                KO  2     
       Billy Berger                                                W  6     
       Lou Reddy                                                   D 12     
       Lou Reddy                                                   D 12     
       Jack Abbott                                                ND  6     
Nov  5 Jack Morgan                Pittsburgh, Pa                  KO  2 

1911
Jan  2 Lou Reddy                  Canton, Oh                      ND  8     
Feb  4 Leo Houck                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6     
Feb 11 Jack Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6     
          -Some sources report 2/18/11
Feb 25 Jack Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6     
          -Some sources report 3/04/11
Mar 14 Jack Abbott                Canton, Oh                      KO  1     
Mar 18 Jim Smith                  Philadelhia, Pa                 KO  1     
Mar 25 Battling Levinsky          Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -Levinsky used the name "Barney Williams"
          for this bout     
Apr 15 Bill McKinnon              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6     
Apr 21 Sailor Burke               New Castle, Pa                   D 10     
          -Some sources report "ND 10" at New York, NY
May  5 Bill McKinnon              New York, NY                    LF  6 
May 15 Jack Herrick               New York, NY                     W 10     
May 20 Jack Fitzgerald            New York, NY                    ND  5     
Jun 10 Frank Mantell              Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND 10     
Jun 27 Bill McKinnon              Boston, Ma                       D 12
Sep  8 Jack Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6 
Oct 17 Jim Smith                  New York, NY                    ND 10     
Nov 15 Harry Wuest                Dayton, Oh                       L 15     
Dec 14 Jim Smith                  Albany, NY                      ND 10     
Dec 16 Sailor Burke               Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND  6     

1912
Jan  4 Jim Smith                  Albany, NY                      KO  6     
Jan 16 Bill Hurley                Rochester, NY                   ND 10     
Jan 19 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Cleveland, Oh                    L 10     
Feb  3 Sailor Burke               Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND  6     
Mar  9 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Cleveland, Oh                   ND 10     
Mar 15 Tim O'Neil                 Youngstown, Oh                  LF  9     
May 28 Harry Wuest                New Castle, Pa                  ND 10     
Sep  2 Jim Barry                  Youngstown, Oh                   W 10     
Sep  9 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         New York, NY                    ND 10     
Sep 27 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Jacksonville, Fl                ND 15     
Nov 28 Jeff Madden                Albany, NY                      KO  6     
Dec 28 Jim Savage                 Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND  6     

1913
Jan  7 Al Kubiak                  Rochester, NY                   ND 10     
Jan 18 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6     
          -Some sources report 2/24/13
Feb 10 Battling Levinsky          Buffalo, NY                     ND 10
          -Levinsky used the name "Barney Williams"
          for this bout
Mar 10 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Rochester, NY                   ND 10     
Mar 23 George "One-Round" Davis   New Castle, Pa                  ND 10     
          -Some sources report 3/24/13 at "Rochester, NY"
Jul  4 Marty Cutler               Peru, Il                        ND 10     
Oct  1 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Erie, Pa                        ND 10
          -Some sources report "ND 6" 
Oct 22 Alfred "Soldier" Kearns    Rochester, NY                   ND 10     
Nov 19 Jack O'Keefe               Erie, Pa                        KO  2     
Nov 29 Bob Moha                   Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND  6     

1914
Feb  6 Battling Levinsky          New York, NY                    ND 10     
Mar  9 Dan "Porky" Flynn          Vernon, Ca                      ND 10
          -Some sources report "Troy, NY"
Mar 27 Jess Willard               Youngstown, Oh                  ND 12
          -Some sources report "W 12"
May  8 Kid Kenneth                Youngstown, Oh                   W 12
          -Some sources report "TK 13" at Vernon, Ca
Jul 10 Al Kaufmann                San Francisco, Ca               KO  1     
Jul 24 Charles Miller             San Francisco, Ca                D  4     
Aug 15 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Great Falls, Mt                  W 12     
Sep  8 "Sailor" Charles Grande    San Francisco, Ca                L 20 
Nov 10 Sam Langford               Vernon, Ca                      LT  6 
   
1915
Jan  1 Al Norton                  Kansas City, Mo                  L 10     
Mar  1 Carl Morris                Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND  6     
Apr 24 Bob McAllister             Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10     
May 24 "Denver" Jack Geyer        Cincinnati, Oh                  KO  3     
Jun  7 Jack Dillon                Rochester, NY                   ND 10     
Aug  2 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Cincinnati, Oh                   W 15     
Sep 25 Jack Dillon                Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND  6     
Nov  5 Dan "Porky" Flynn          New York, NY                    ND 10 
Nov 10 "Sailor" Charles Grande    New Castle, Pa                   D 10

1916
Jan  1 Battling Levinsky          Scranton, Pa                    ND 10     
Mar 30 Terry Kellar               Baltimore, Md                    D 15     
Jun 20 Terry Kellar               Baltimore, Md                    W 10     
Jul 10 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         Rochester, NY                   ND 15
Oct 21 Jim Tracey                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 W 20 
Nov 25 Bill Lang                  Melbourne, Vic, Aus             KO  5
          -Some sources report 10/28/14 

1917
Mar 23 Gus Christie               Dayton, Oh                       W 15
May 14 Jack Dillon                Dayton, Oh                       D 15     
Jul 26 Carl Morris                Pittsburgh, Pa                  ND 10     
Sep  4 Tom Cowler                 Wheeling, WV                     L 10     
Nov  5 "K.O." Bill Brennan        Rochester, NY                   ND 10    
 
1918
Feb 11 Fred Fulton                Denver, Co                      LT  4
Jun 18 "K.O." Bill Brennan        LaSalle, Il                     ND 10     
Jul  4 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         Dayton, Oh                       D 15     
Nov 18 Billy Miske                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -Some sources report "Pittsburgh, Pa"

1919
Oct 20 Bob Moha                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6     
Dec  1 "K.O." Bill Brennan        New Orleans, La                 LK  2     

1920
May 18 "Fighting" Bob Martin      Wheeling, WV                    LK  5


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

1911
Nov 24 Jack Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6     

1918
Oct 20 Bob Moha                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

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