Al McCoy (boxer)
Al McCoy (born Alexander Rudolph, October 23, 1894 – August 22, 1966) was a boxing world middleweight champion from 1914 to 1917. McCoy’s professional record: 157 bouts — won 99 (26 KOs), lost 40, no-decisions 18.
He was born Alexander Rudolph in Rosenhayn, New Jersey on October 23, 1894.
He defeated George Chip in an upset with a 1st round knockout to win the world title on April 7, 1914. He won his title at the age of 18, and was the first southpaw (left-hander) ever to win a World championship.
In an era when a champion could only lose his title by a knockout, McCoy battled through 46 fights.
He died on August 22, 1966, in Los Angeles, California.
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