|Real name||Michael Francis McTigue|
|Rated at||Light Heavyweight|
November 26, 1892|
County Clare, Ireland
|Died||August 12, 1966(aged 73)|
|Wins by KO||52|
Sometimes known as "Methuselah", McTigue won the world lightheavyweight title March 17, 1923, St. Patrick's Day, defeating the Senagalese Fighter Battling Siki by decision at the La Scala Opera House in Dublin, Ireland. He would defend his title against future Hall of Famers Tommy Loughran, Young Stribling and Mickey Walker before losing the title by unanimous decision to the gold medalist wrestler-turned-boxer Paul Berlenbach in 1925.
Michael MicTigue emigrated to the United States as a steerage passenger of the British steamer Baltic, which arrived at the Port of New York on 21 September 1912.
He was the brother of fellow boxer Jim McTigue.
|World Light Heavyweight Champion
17 Mar 1923–30 May 1925