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Mike O'Dowd
(the "St. Paul Cyclone")

BORN   April 5 1895; St. Paul, Minnesota
DIED July 28 1957; St. Paul, Minnesota
HEIGHT 5-9 (Some sources report 5-8)
WEIGHT 147-164 lbs
MANAGERS Mike McNulty, Jack Reddy, Paddy Mullins

O'Dowd was a short, slippery, clever fighter and plenty tough; He would come at his man to fight but was very difficult to hit with that solid punch; He was knocked out only once in his career - in his last fight; During his career, he won the Middleweight Championship of the World

During his career, he defeated such men as Mike Gibbons, Ted "Kid" Lewis, Jeff Smith, Al McCoy, Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield, Terry Mitchell, Jack Toland, Frank Carbone, Thomas "Silent" Martin, Willie "K.O." Loughlin, Jimmy "Butch" O'Hagan, Jack McCarron, Tommy Robson and Dave Rosenberg

1914
Feb  6 Harold Jensen               Superior, Wi                    KO  3
May 22 Cyclone Smith               Hudson, Wi                      KO  4
Jun 15 Charles Fuhrman             Hudson, Wi                      ND  6
Sep  2 Lave Safro                  Hudson, Wi                      KO  4
Oct  9 Mike Graham                 Hudson, Wi                      KO  9
Dec  4 Bill Perkins                Hudson, Wi                      ND 10

1915
Jan  8 Young Pinky                 Milwaukee, Wi                   KO  1
Jan 15 Danny Hayes                 Milwaukee, Wi                   ND  8
Feb  2 Willie Schaefer             Hudson, Wi                      ND 10
Mar  2 Walter Monoghan             Hudson, Wi                      ND 10
Mar 23 "Stockyards" Tommy Murphy   Hudson, Wi                      TK  9
Apr  6 Billy Miske                 Hudson, Wi                      ND 10
May 21 Billy Miske                 Hudson, Wi                      ND 10
Jun  4 Bill Perkins                Eau Claire, Wi                  KO  4
Jul 12 Willie Schaefer             St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10
Aug 20 Freddie Gilmore             St. Paul, Mn                    KO  5
Sep 23 Walter Monoghan             Duluth, Mn                      ND 10
Oct 22 Thomas "Silent" Martin      Minneapolis, Mn                 ND 10
Nov 12 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield   Hudson, Wi                      ND 10
Nov 29 Billy Kramer                Milwaukee, Wi                   ND 10
Dec  3 Frank Brennan               Minneapolis, Mn                 ND 10
Dec 21 Perry "Kid" Graves          St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10

1916
Mar 13 Willie Schaefer             Kansas City, Mo                  D 10
Mar 18 Young Erne                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 25 Terry Mitchell              Brooklyn, NY                    KO  8
Apr  6 Jack Toland                 Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Apr 25 Joe Eagan                   Boston, Ma                      KO  9
Jun  6 Jack Britton                Boston, Ma                       L 12
Jun 14 Willie Adams                Brooklyn, NY                    KO  4
Aug 18 Mickey Sheridan             St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10
Oct 23 Frank Barrieau              Denver, Co                      KO  6
Nov  7 Jack Toland                 Providence, RI                  KO  1
Nov 15 Frank Carbone               Providence, RI                   W 15
Nov 30 Eddie Moha                  Eau Claire, Wi                  ND 10
Dec 21 Jack Toland                 Providence, RI                  KO  2

1917
Jan  1 Johnny "Kid" Alberts        Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Jan 25 Jack Britton                St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10
Mar 20 Joe Eagan                   Boston, Ma                       L 12
Mar 31 Frank Carbone               Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Apr 12 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield   New York, NY                    ND 10
Apr 17 Frank Carbone               Boston, Ma                       W 12
May  4 Thomas "Silent" Martin      Providence, RI                   W 15
May  8 Jack Britton                Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
May 17 "Italian" Joe Gans          Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
May 22 Thomas "Silent" Martin      New York, NY                    ND 10
May 24 Ted "Kid" Lewis             New York, NY                    ND 10
Jun 16 Zulu Kid                    New York, NY                    ND 10
Jun 28 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield   New York, NY                    ND 10
Aug  9 Tommy Madden                Brooklyn, NY                    KO  3
Aug 11 Frank Carbone               Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Aug 17 Ted "Kid" Lewis             New York, NY                    ND 10
Aug 28 Ted "Kid" Lewis             Boston, Ma                       W 12
Sep  6 "Italian" Joe Gans          Brooklyn, NY                    ND 10
Sep 25 Joe Connolly                Boston, Ma                      TK  4
Oct  4 Willie "K.O." Loughlin      Brooklyn, NY                    KO  2
Oct 27 Jerry Cole                  Brooklyn, NY                    TK  3
Nov  1 Frank Carbone               New York, NY                    ND 10
Nov 14 Al McCoy                    Brooklyn, NY                    KO  6
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Nov 24 Jack McCarron               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 15 Billy Kramer                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 19 Joe Welsh                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1918
Feb 25 Harry Greb                  St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10

1919
Jul 17 Al McCoy                    St. Paul, Mn                    KO  3
Jul 21 Young Fisher                Syracuse, NY                    KO  5
Aug 11 Jackie Clark                Syracuse, NY                    ND 10
Aug 22 Jack Britton                Newark, NJ                      ND  8
Sep  1 Ted "Kid" Lewis             Syracuse, NY                    ND 10
Sep 19 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield   St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10
Sep 29 Augie Ratner                Jersey City, NJ                 ND  8
Oct 18 Steve Latzo                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 26 Jack Connors                Providence, RI                  KO  2
Nov  6 Billy Kramer                Paterson, NJ                    KO  2
Nov 10 Jimmy "Butch" O'Hagen       Detroit, Mi                     KO  2
Nov 21 Mike Gibbons                St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10

1920
Jan 14 Frank Carbone               Detroit, Mi                     ND 10
Jan 20 "Stockyards" Tommy Murphy   Boston, Ma                      TK  3
Jan 26 Young Fisher                Syracuse, NY                    KO  8
Mar  1 Jack McCarron               Philadelphia, Pa                TK  2
Mar  5 "Stockyards" Tommy Murphy   Atlanta, Ga                     KO  9
Mar 12 Tommy Madden                Denver, Co                      KO  3
Mar 17 Augie Ratner                St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10
Mar 31 Joe Eagan                   Boston, Ma                      KO  5
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Apr  3 Frankie Maguire             Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Apr 14 Walter Laurette             Bridgeport, Ct                  KO  6
Apr 26 Paul Sampson                Philadelphia, Pa                TK  4
May  6 Johnny Wilson               Boston, Ma                       L 12
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
May 11 Jackie Clark                Camden, NJ                      ND 10
May 17 Jack Britton                Canton, Oh                      ND 12
May 19 George "K.O." Brown         Philadelphia, Pa                KO  6
Jun 24 Battling Ortega             Portland, Or                     D 12
Jul  5 Gordon McKay                Pocatello, Id                   TK 12
Aug 21 Tommy Robson                Lawrence, Ma                     W 12
Sep 15 "Sailor" Ed Petroskey       Philadelphia, Pa                ND  8
Sep 23 Ted "Kid" Lewis             Jersey City, NJ                 ND 12
Oct 22 Frank Carbone               Camden, NJ                      ND 10
Nov  9 Jeff Smith                  New York, NY                     W 15
Dec  6 Len Rowlands                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  8

1921
Mar 17 Johnny Wilson               New York, NY                     L 15
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Aug 20 Thomas "Silent" Martin      New York, NY                    KO  6
Aug 26 Young Fisher                Syracuse, NY                     L 12
Sep    Phil Krug                   Newark, NJ                      ND 12
Nov 14 Johnny Paske                Buffalo, NY                      W 12
Dec  6 Lou Bogash                  New York, NY                     D 12
Dec 16 Mike Gibbons                St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10

1922
Mar 18 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield   Brooklyn, NY                     W 12
May  6 Mike Gibbons                Long Island City, NY             W 12
May 15 William Bryan Downey        Columbus, Oh                     L 12
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
          (as recognized by Ohio state)
Nov 30 Dave Rosenberg              Brooklyn, NY                    WF  8
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
          (as recognized by New York state)

1923
Mar 16 Jock Malone                 St. Paul, Mn                    LK  1


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

1913
       Mike Brown                  Superior, Wi                    KO  1
       Al Johnson                                                  KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 1"
       Harry Olsen                                                 KO  1
       Henry Gardner                                               KO  4
       Al Johnson                  St. Paul, Mn                     W  6
       Jack Pleunbush                                              KO  2
       Charles Fuhrman                                              W  6
          -Some sources report "KO 2"


*** Assistance Provided By Seth Callis ***

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

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