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Jack Munroe

BORN   June 21 1877; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada (Some sources report June 28 1875; Chester, Pennsylvania; Yet, others report June 26 1874 at Upper Kempt Head, Boularderie, Nova Scotia, Canada)
DIED February 13 1942; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
HEIGHT 5-11 1/2
WEIGHT 180-208 lbs

Munroe was extremely well-muscled and very strong; He was not a polished boxer but fought much like the heavyweights of the last 30-40 years; He relied upon his strength and power and traded punches with his foes

When World War I began, Munroe enlisted in the famous Princess Pats of Canada; He lost the use of his right arm at the battle of Vimy Ridge, at Armentieres, when he was struck by a bullet; He later served as mayor of Elk Lake, Ontario for a period of time; Munroe was very popular as a speaker

During his career, he defeated Peter Maher and "bested" Tom Sharkey in a "No Decision" contest

1889
          -Munroe and his two brothers to Nevada and then on to Butte, Mt

1895-1896
          -Munroe played football

1900
May  5 Hank Griffin                Watsonville, Ca                  L 20
           -Some sources report 4/18/01
Sep 18 Jack Welsh                  San Francisco, Ca                L  4

1901
Mar  7 C. Millward                 San Francisco, Ca               EX  1
          -Munroe knocked Millward out
Mar  8 J. Galvin                   San Francisco, Ca               EX  1
          -Munroe knocked Galvin out
Apr  1 W.J. Rodenback              San Francisco, Ca            WForfeit 
          -Munroe won by forfeit
Apr 18 Hank Griffin                Watsonville, Ca                  D 20
Jun 11 Jack Shaughnessy            Tunnel City, Wi                 KO  2
Sep 12 T. Mulverhill               Eureka, Nv                      KO  2
          -Perhaps, this bout was held in "Utah"

1902
Jan 25 C. Stokes                   Phoenix, BC, Canada             KO  1
          -Some sources report "Phoenix, Az"
Dec 19 Jim Jeffries                Butte, Mt                       EX  4
          -Some sources report 12/20/02; Munroe lasted and claimed win;
          Some sources state that Munroe knocked down Jeffries;
          Actually, Jeffries slipped to the floor while throwing a punch;
          Munroe went to the floor several times to avoid taking blows;
          This bout was not held during 1903

1903
Jan  6 "Montana" Jack Sullivan     Anaconda, Mt                     D  4
          -Some sources report "W";
          Perhaps, this bout was held at "Butte, Mt"
Jan 10 Denis "Ike" Hayes           Butte, Mt                       EX  4
         -Munroe battered Hayes;
          Some sources report "L 4" on 1/09/03
Jan 25 Billy Elmer                 New York, NY                    EX  3
          -Some sources report 1/24/03
Nov  7 Peter Maher                 Philadelphia, Pa                KO  4
          -Some sources report 11/04/03
Dec  7 Bob Armstrong               Boston, Ma                      EX  3
Dec 15 Al Limerick                 Boston, Ma                      TK  4

1904
Feb    Charles "Kid" McCoy                                         EX  
Feb 27 Tom Sharkey                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -This bout was not held 2/28/04
Aug  2 Harry Chester                                               EX  2
Aug  2 Jack "Twin" Sullivan                                        EX  2
Aug  2 Andy Gallagher                                              EX  2
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug 11 Harry Chester                                               EX  2
Aug 11 Jack "Twin" Sullivan                                        EX  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 15 Harry Chester                                               EX  2
Aug 15 Andy Gallagher                                              EX  2
Aug 15 Charles "Kid" McCoy                                         EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug 16 Charles "Kid" McCoy                                         EX  3
Aug 16 Jack "Twin" Sullivan                                        EX  2
Aug 16 Andy Gallagher                                              EX  2
Aug 16 Harry Chester                                               EX  2
          -The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
Aug 19 Harry Chester                                               EX  2
Aug 19 Jack "Twin" Sullivan                                        EX  2
Aug 19 Andy Gallagher                                              EX  2
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug 20 Charles "Kid" McCoy                                         EX  
Aug 20 Harry Chester                                               EX  
Aug 20 Jack "Twin" Sullivan                                        EX  
Aug 20 Andy Gallagher                                              EX  
          -The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
Aug 23 Charles "Kid" McCoy                                         EX  4
Aug 23 Harry Chester                                               EX  3
Aug 23 Foley                                                       EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug 26 Jim Jeffries                San Francisco, Ca               LT  2
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

1905
Mar 25 James "Doc" Payne           Atlanta, Ga                      D  6
Apr 22 James "Doc" Payne           Atlanta, Ga                     KO  6
          -Some sources report 4/21/05
May 17 Hank Pardello               Savannah, Ga                    TK  5
          -Munroe knocked down Pardello several times
Jun 26 Jack Johnson                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct  2 Tom Murphy                  Sydney, NS, Canada               W  6
Nov 10 Mike Schalow                St. Johnís, NF, Canada           D 10

1906
Apr  4 Alf Allen                   Ottawa, Ont, Canada              W  8
          -Some sources report "Art Allen"

1914
          -Munroe enlisted in the famous "Princess Pats"
          and lost an arm at the "Battle of Vimy Ridge"


*** Some  Data Was Provided By Mike Shallow ***

 


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

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