"Professor" Andy Watson

BORN   January 23 1871 (Fought out of Boston, Massachusetts)
DIED July 31 1935; Boston, Massachusetts
WEIGHT... 132-140 lbs

Watson was a cagy and clever battler who met many top men of his time; He would go any place and fight any man; He was well-known in Europe

During his career, Watson defeated such men as Steve Crosby, Belfield Walcott, Arthur Cote and Jim McCann

1892
Mar 26 Frank Young                   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
Apr  2 Frank Young                   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
Apr  9 Jake Carter                   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -The previous 3 bouts were scheduled; 
           The outcomes are not known
       Chic Lucas                    Allentown, Pa                    ND   
          -This bout was held during the summer
Oct  8 Mike J. Kearney               Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
Oct 15 Johnny Dolan                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled; 
           The outcomes are not known
Oct 29 Joe Walcott                   Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4

1893
Feb  3 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 18 Christy Hines                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Mar  4 Jersey Gordon                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar  4 Ben Hogan                     Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
          -Hogan was called "McLean's Sledge Hammer"
Mar  9 Jersey Gordon                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Mar 11 Jimmy Mullin                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 11 "Professor" William McLean    Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Mar 21 Lee Damro                     Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 22 Jimmy Fox                     Philadelphia, Pa                  W  3
Apr  1 Pete Murray                   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 22 Charles "Bull" McCarthy       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
Apr 29 Billy LeDamro                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
May 26 Charles O'Neill               Camden, NJ                        D  4
Jun 14 Sledge Hammer Nichols         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
Jun 15 Charles O'Neill               Camden, NJ                       ND  4
Jul  5 Cuban Wonder                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
Jul 30 Chic Lucas                                                    SCH   
          -Some sources report that police prevented this bout 
           from being held; Some sources report that they boxed
Nov 20 Cuban Wonder                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   

1894
May  7 Tom Lucas                     Boston, Ma                        W  4
May 28 Bob "Stonewall" Allen         Boston, Ma                        D  4
Jul 16 Charles Carver                Boston, Ma                        W  6
          -Some sources report "W 2"; Some report "TK 2"
Jul 31 James E. Butler               Lynn, Ma                          D  6
Aug  4 Bobby Dobbs                   Eastport, Me                      D  4
Aug  8 Bobby Dobbs                   St. John, NB, Can                 D  6
          -Dobbs knocked down Watson
Sep  3 Cuban Wonder                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 17 -Watson was scheduled to spar at the Philadelphia, Pa
Nov 24 Christy Hines                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
          -Police intervened; Some sources report "W 4"
Nov 29 Pepper Griffin                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Dec  1 Jimmy Kennard                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1895
Feb  9 an unnamed opponent           New York, NY                     EX   
Feb 27 Al O'Brien                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
          -Some sources report "D 6" against "Dick O'Brien"
Mar  9 Pete Murray                   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar  9 Dan McConnell                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Mar 20 Jack McCormick                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 20 Frank McLean                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
           at 2 different clubs
Mar 28 Billy Hill                    Boston, Ma                        D 10
          -Hill used the name "Muldoon's Piccaninny"
Oct 17 Billy Hill                    Providence, RI                    L 15
          -Hill used the name "Muldoon's Piccaninny";
           Some sources report "Boston, Ma"

1896
Feb  1 Frank Palmer                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Feb 15 Pepper Griffin                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Feb 22 Charles Wood                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Feb 24 Bobby Dobbs                   Shenandoah, Pa                   ND  8
Apr 25 Reddy Connelly                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
May  2 Jimmy Delaney                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 25 Bobby Dobbs                   Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Oct 30 "Professor" James Desverney   Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Nov 23 Hugh McWinters                New York, NY                      L 10
          -Some sources report 11/23/97
Nov 26 Bobby Dobbs                   Brooklyn, NY                      D  8
Dec 12 Walter Watson                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 19 Charles Wood                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Dec 23 John Garrett                  Chester, Pa                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1897
Jan  2 Leslie Pearce                                                   L  6
Jan 16 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Jan 27 Reddy Connelly                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
Apr 10 Tom Kerr                      Brooklyn, NY                      D  8

1892-1898 
       C. Scarvell                   in America                        W  4
       Dick O'Brien                  in America                        L 10

1898
Jan 17 Johnny Hughes                 London, Eng                      EX  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Feb 21 Jewey Cook                    London, Eng                       L 20
Mar 17 Ed Carroll                    Chicago, Il                       W  6
Apr 11 Tim Kearns                    Lynn, Ma                          D 12
May  2 Joe "Kid" Robinson            Boston, Ma                        D  8
Jun  9 Billy Hill                    Boston, Ma                        L 12
Jun 10 Martin Riley                                                    L  6
Jul  1 Paddy Fenton                  Charlestown, Ma                   D  8
Oct 31 Black Griffo                  Boston, Ma                       ND  6
Nov 17 Billy Hill                    South Boston, Ma                  D 13
          -Hill used the name "Muldoon's Piccaninny";
           An extra round was fought by mistake
Nov 24 Joe Flaherty                  New London, Ct                    L 20

1899
Feb 17 Steve Crosby                  Chicago, Il                       D  6
Mar 25 Shorty Ahearn                 Chicago, Il                       L  6
Apr 14 Perry Queenan                 Chicago, Il                       L  6
May  6 Steve Crosby                  Chicago, Il                       W  6

1900
Mar 10 George Cole                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 23 Tim Kearns                    Boston, Ma                        L 15
Mar 27 Billy Hill                    Boston, Ma                        D 15
May 11 "Scaldy" Bill Quinn           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 31 Patsy Sweeney                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "Jack Sweeney"
Sep 29 Danny Duane                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 10 Billy Hill                    Manchester, NH                    D 20
Oct 25 Paddy Fenton                  Gloucester, Ma                    D 15
Oct 31 Patsy Sweeney                 Manchester, NH                    L 20
          -Some sources report "D 20"
Dec 20 Charles O'Rourke              Lawrence, Ma                      D 15

1901
Jan 29 Patsy Sweeney                 Manchester, NH                    D 15
Jul 23 Jim McCann                    in New Jersey                    KO 37
Nov 12 Charles O'Rourke              Manchester, NH                    D 15
Nov    Tim Kearns                                                      D  9
Dec 16 Jack "Twin" Sullivan          Cambridge, Ma                     D  8
          -Some sources report "D 3"

1902
Jan 24 Billy Gardner                 Gloucester, Ma                    D  6
Feb 10 Patsy Sweeney                 Springfield, Ma                   L 15
Feb 12 Charles O'Rourke              Bangor, Me                        D 12
Feb 24 Bob Montgomery                Cambridge, Ma                     D  8
Feb 28 Belfield Walcott              Boston, Ma                        W  6
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Mar  3 Arthur Cote                   Biddeford, Me                     D 15
May 12 Charles O'Rourke              Boston, Ma                        D 15
May 15 Charles Sieger                Boston, Ma                        L  8
Oct 13 Jack "Twin" Sullivan          Bangor, Me                        D 12
Oct 23 Jack "Twin" Sullivan          Bath, Me                          D 15
Nov  8 Charles O'Rourke              Providence, RI                    L 10
Nov 17 Arthur Cote                   Bath, Me                         KO 12
Nov 27 Billy Jordan                  Bangor, Me                        D 12
Dec 15 Arthur Cote                   Bath, Me                          D 15

1903
Jan 22 Shadow Morris                 Cambridge, Ma                     D  8
Feb 12 Charles O'Rourke              Bangor, Me                        D 10
Mar 12 Shadow Morris                 Cambridge, Ma                     D 15
          -Some sources report 3/13/03
Apr 20 Sam Langford                  Lawrence, Ma                      D 12
          -This bout was a "pre-arranged" draw
May  8 Sam Langford                  Boston, Ma                        D 10
          -This bout was a "pre-arranged" draw
May 15 James "Curley" Supples        Boston, Ma                       LF 11
May 29 Sam Langford                  Boston, Ma                        D 12
          -This bout was a "pre-arranged" draw
Jun 15 Sam Langford                  Gloucester, Ma                    D 12
Aug  5 Frank Dunn                    Montpelier, Vt                   LF  4
Aug 31 Patsy Sweeney                 Manchester, NH                    L 15
Sep 30 Charles O'Rourke              Camden, Me                        D  8
Oct  5 Belfield Walcott              Boston, Ma                        L  6
Dec 19 Kid Griffo                    Boston, Ma                        L 12

1904
Jan  5 Belfield Walcott              Portland, Me                      D 10
Jan  6 Sam Langford                  Salem, Ma                         D 12
Jan 20 Kid Griffo                    Boston, Ma                        D 12
Mar  7 Belfield Walcott              Portland, Me                      D 12
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Oct 17 Joe Reed                      Portland, Me                      L 12
Nov 24 Sam Langford                  Webster, Ma                      ND 12

1905
Apr 17 George Gunther                Portland, Me                      D 12


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