Al McCoy (boxer)

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Jack Dougheaty and Al McCoy, the boxer and O.K. Fitzsimmons in 1915

Al McCoy (born Alexander Rudolph,[1] 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.

Biography[edit]

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.

The left handed McCoy forfeited his title in 1917 to Mike O'Dowd, losing by a 6th-round knockout.

He died on August 22, 1966, in Los Angeles, California.

Legacy[edit]

McCoy’s professional record: 157 bouts — won 99 (26 KOs), lost 40, no-decisions 18. McCoy, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Siegman, Joseph. "Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Hall of Fame", via Google Books, p. 59. Accessed December 29, 2007.

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