Duncan "Dunc" McDonald

BORN   1861; Nova Scotia, Canada
(Fought out of Butte City, Montana)
DIED April 2 1947; Seattle, Washington
HEIGHT 6-0 (Some sources report 5-11)
WEIGHT 161-185 lbs

McDonald was at his peak during the mid-1880's; He was the Champion of Montana and the Champion of the "Northwest" United States during his career

McDonald defeated such men as Jack Rowell, Con Orem and Herbert "Maori" Slade,

Jan    Jack Evans                 Salt Lake City, Ut               KO  2
          -Some sources report Apr 1883

Apr    Jack Waite                 Salt Lake City, Ut                D   
May    Dave Cusick                Butte, Mt                        EX   
          -Some sources report "ND"

       Jack Rowell                                                  W 119
          -Early sources report Championship of Montana;
           Rowell was the Champion of Montana;
           London Rules were used for this bout;
           Some sources report 1886-1887

May 18 Pete McCoy                 Butte City, Mt                   LT 31
          -McDonald broke his hand but continued fighting;
           This bout may have been held 3/18/84
Nov    John Donaldson             Butte, Mt                         W  4
          -McDonald lasted and claimed the win

Jul 25 Tom McNally                Butte, Mt                         W  6
          -Some sources report "Miles McNally";
           Some sources report "KO 6"
Oct  2 Jim McCormick              Omaha, Ne                         D  8
          -Some sources report 10/23/86;
           Some sources report "W 8"
Nov 25 Tom McNally                Butte, Mt                         W   
          -Some sources report "Miles McNally";

Jan 20 Johnny Murphy                                                W  6
Feb 13 Con Orem                   Butte, Mt                        KO  2
          -Some sources report "EX 2"
Feb 20 John Clow                  Butte, Mt                         D  6
Jul  3 -McDonald refereed the Jim Corbett-Frank Smith bout
          in Salt Lake City, Ut
Jul 14 Jim Corbett                Salt Lake City, Ut                D  6
Jul 22 Jim Corbett                Salt Lake City, Ut               EX  3

          -McDonald and Corbett possibly had other exhibitions;
           Corbett used the name "Jim Dillon" while in Salt Lake City

Aug  7 -McDonald was operating a sporting house in Butte City, Mt
Sep  3 Frank Hays                 Salt Lake City, Ut               EX  3
Sep 20 Herbert Slade              Salt Lake City, Ut               KO  9
          -Some sources report 8/28/86
Nov  6 John Clow                  Omaha, Ne                         D  6
          -Some sources report "Butte, Mt"
Dec 18 George LaBlanche           Butte, Mt                        EX  3
Dec 27 John L. Sullivan           Colorado Springs, Co             EX   
Dec 28 John L. Sullivan           Denver, Co                       EX  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Dec 29 John L. Sullivan           Denver, Co                       EX   
Dec 30 John L. Sullivan           Georgetown, Co                   EX   

       Jim Corbett                Evanston, Wy                      L  4
          -Reports vary - "L 6" - "D 4"

Jan  1 John L. Sullivan           Denver, Co                       EX   
Feb  7 Martin Fahey               St. Paul, Mn                      D 10
Mar  4 Pat Killen                 Minneapolis, Mn                  LK  2
          -Police intervened; Some sources report "LK 1"
Mar 28 -McDonald was a member of the John L. Sullivan
           Combination in Hoboken, NJ
Apr  9 O.H. Smith                 Eau Claire, Wi                   EX   
Apr  9 Pat Killen                 Eau Claire, Wi                   EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
           McDonald was a member of the Pat Killen Combination

Oct 18 Jim Corbett                Little Rock, Ar                  EX  3

Jun 13 -McDonald refereed the Jimmy Britt-Jack O'Keefe bout
           in Butte, Mt
Oct 29 -McDonald refereed the Aurelio Herrera-Eddie Santry bout
           in Anaconda, Mt

Jun 16 -McDonald refereed the Stanley Ketchel-Kid Lee bout
           in Helena, Mt

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

       Jim Bates                                                    W   
       Mike Fitzgerald                                             ND  8
          -Reportedly, McDonald was the Champion of Montana

Jul    Pete McCoy                                                   L   
          -This fight reportedly was held during Jul-Sep 1886;
           Perhaps, it is the same as the 5/18/84 bout

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