Tom McCormick (boxer)

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Tom McCormick
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Real nameThomas McCormick
Weight(s) welterweight
Nationality Irish Flag of Ireland.svg
Born8 August 1890
Dundalk, Ireland
Died6 July 1916 (aged 25)
France
Boxing record
Total fights41
Wins13 (KO 8)
Losses6 (KO 3)
Draws0
No contests2

Thomas McCormick (8 August 1890 – 6 July 1916), also known by the nickname of "Tom", was an Irish professional welterweight boxer of the 1910s, who won the British welterweight title, British Empire welterweight title, and the World Welterweight Title.

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Boxing career highlights

On 9 January 1914 McCormick took the British Commonwealth and British Welterweight Title from Johnny Summers in twenty rounds in Sydney, Australia. He lost the title on 21 March 1914 to South London born Jewish boxer Mat Wells in twenty rounds, again in Sydney, Australia. Wells had been a British Lightweight champion and an Olympic Boxing contender who made it to the semi-finals in London in the summer of 1916.

On 24 January 1914 he took the World Welterweight title from Waldemar Holberg at Baker's Pavilion in Melbourne, Australia.

On 10 May 1915 McCormick made another attempt at the British Welterweight title at the National Sporting Club, Covent Garden in London, but lost to title holder Johnny Basham in a hard fought thirteenth round TKO. [1]

Death in World War I

McCormick was killed in action on 6 July 1916 while serving in the 12th battalion of the Manchester Regiment in France during World War I.

His grave is unknown and his name is inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.


Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
41 fights29 wins10 losses
By knockout173
By decision96
By disqualification31
Draws2
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
41Loss29–10–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie BeattieKO14 (20)Nov 11, 1915 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg St James Hall, Newcastle
40Loss29–9–2 Flag of Switzerland.svg Albert BadoudPTS15Sep 02, 1915 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool
39Win29–8–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry PaddonTKO9 (10)Aug 02, 1915 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stamford Bridge, Chelsea
38Loss28–8–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Basham TKO13 (20)May 05, 1915 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
37Loss28–7–2 Flag of Romania.svg Alex CosticaDQ10 (15)Nov 20, 1914 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
36Loss28–6–2 Flag of the United States.svg Milburn SaylorRTD10 (20)Apr 18, 1914 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne
35Loss28–5–2 Flag of the United States.svg Fritz HollandPTS20Mar 28, 1914 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne
34Loss28–4–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Matt Wells PTS20Mar 21, 1914 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Stadium, SydneyLost world welterweight title
33Win28–3–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Summers KO1 (20)Feb 14, 1914 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Stadium, SydneyRetained world welterweight title
32Win27–3–2 Flag of Denmark.svg Waldemar Holberg DQ6 (20)Jan 24, 1914 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Baker's Pavilion, MelbourneWon world welterweight title
31Win26–3–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Summers PTS20Jan 10, 1914 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Stadium, Sydney
30Loss25–3–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gus Platts PTS20Sep 08, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Artillery Drill Hall, Sheffield
29Win25–2–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alf GoodwinTKO6 (15)Sep 03, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
28Win24–2–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie BeattiePTS15Aug 15, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
27Draw23–2–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Basham PTS15Jul 31, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool
26Win23–2–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie EltonRTD5 (15)Jul 18, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
25Win22–2–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom TeesDQ3 (15)Jun 27, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
24Win21–2–1 Flag of Switzerland.svg Albert BadoudPTS15May 21, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Plymouth Albion Football Ground, Plymouth
23Win20–2–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gus Platts PTS20Apr 21, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden
22Win19–2–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Arthur EverndenPTS15Mar 03, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden
21Win18–2–1 Flag of Switzerland.svg Albert BadoudPTS15Feb 08, 1913 Flag of France.svg Wonderland, Paris
20Win17–2–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sid BurnsKO7 (10)Jan 17, 1913 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
19Win16–2–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Young Joseph PTS15Nov 29, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
18Win15–2–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Goldswain PTS20Nov 08, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
17Draw14–2–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Goldswain PTS15Oct 18, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
16Win14–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry DuncanDQ9 (15)Sep 11, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
15Win13–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Boss EdwardsRTD2 (15)Aug 23, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
14Win12–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dick KnockRTD6 (15)Aug 09, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
13Win11–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack MeekinsRTD4 (15)Jul 26, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
12Win10–2 Flag of South Africa.svg Battling TaylorRTD7 (15)Jul 05, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
11Win9–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pete MarksKO1 (10)Jun 21, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
10Win8–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Albert BaytonKO2 (15)May 20, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg New City BC, Sheffield
9Win7–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Albert BaytonTKO10 (15)Mar 04, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden
8Win6–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pete WalkerKO1 (?)Feb 01, 1912Flag placeholder.svgLocation Unknown
7Win5–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Private Harry HuttonKO6 (10)Jan 20, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Ring, Blackfriars Road Matinee, Southwark
6Win4–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bill MansellKO3 (6)Jan 15, 1912 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden
5Loss3–2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Private Harry HuttonPTS3Oct 19, 1911 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Connaught Drill Hall, Portsmouth
4Win3–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Private TealePTS3Oct 18, 1911 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Connaught Drill Hall, Portsmouth
3Win2–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Seaman WhiteKO1 (3)Apr 10, 1911 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden
2Loss1–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sapper Jack O'NeillPTS3Apr 10, 1911 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden
1Win1–0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Private O'KeefeRTD2 (3)Apr 06, 1911 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden

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References

  1. "Tom McCormick". BoxRec. Retrieved 13 June 2015.

Major titles

Achievements
Preceded by
Johnny Summers
British Empire welterweight champion
January 9, 1914 - March 21, 1914
Succeeded by
Matt Wells
Preceded by
Johnny Summers
British welterweight champion
January 9, 1914 - March 21, 1914
Succeeded by
Matt Wells
Preceded by
Waldemar Holberg
World welterweight champion
January 24, 1914 - March 21, 1914
Succeeded by
Matt Wells