Peter Maher (boxer)

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Peter Maher
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Statistics
Real name Peter Maher
Nickname(s) The Irish Giant
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 5 ft 11 12 in (1.82 m)
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Nationality Irish
Born (1869-03-16)March 16, 1869
Gunnode, Tuam, Galway, Ireland
Died July 22, 1940(1940-07-22) (aged 71)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 177
Wins 142
Wins by KO 107
Losses 28
Draws 6
No contests 1

Peter Maher (born 16 March 1869, in Gunnode, Tuam, County Galway, Ireland – 22 July 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland) was an Irish-American boxer known for his powerful punch. Early in his career Maher won the 1888 Middleweight Championship of Ireland, and the 1890 Heavyweight Championship of Ireland. After moving to the United States he won the 1895 Heavyweight Championship of the World match by knocking out Steve O'Donnell in the first round. In 1896 Bob Fitzsimmons defeated Maher in a fight in Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, and took the Heavyweight title.[1]

Notable Bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[2]
Loss United States Kid McCoy KO 2 (6) 1908-07-24 United States Sulzer Park, New York, New York
Loss Republic of Ireland George Gardner KO 1 (6) 1903-04-06 United States Monarch AC, Boston, Massachusetts
Loss United States Joe Choynski KO 2 (6) 1903-01-26 United States Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Philadelphia Jack O'Brien NWS 6 1902-10-30 United States Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Philadelphia Jack O'Brien NWS 6 1902-10-03 United States Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NC Republic of Ireland Tom Sharkey NC 3 (6) 1902-01-17 United States Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Joe Choynski PTS 6 1900-02-16 United States 2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois
Loss United States Kid McCoy KO 5 (25) 1900-01-01 United States Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York
Win Australia Joe Goddard RTD 8 (8) 1898-07-08 United States Lenox A.C., New York, New York
Loss Australia Joe Goddard KO 1 (6) 1898-05-13 United States Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Draw Republic of Ireland Tom Sharkey PTS 7 1897-06-09 United States Palace A.C., New York, New York
Win United States Joe Choynski KO 6 (20) 1896-11-16 United States Broadway A.C., New York, New York
Loss United Kingdom Bob Fitzsimmons KO 1, 1:35 1896-02-21 Mexico Coahuila de Zaragoza Lost World Heavyweight Title.
Draw Australia Jim Hall PTS 6 1895-02-22 United States Suffolk A.C., Boston, Massachusetts
NC Canada Mysterious Billy Smith ND 3 1895-02-13 United States Lynn, Massachusetts
Win Canada George Godfrey KO 6 1894-05-28 United States Boston Casino, Boston, Massachusetts
Loss Australia Joe Goddard KO 3 (20) 1892-12-08 United States Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York
Loss United Kingdom Bob Fitzsimmons RTD 12 1892-03-02 United States Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana
Loss Australia Peter Jackson RTD 3 (4) 1889-12-24 Republic of Ireland Leinster Hall, Dublin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonnichsen, C.L. (1968). Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande. Texas Western Press. pp. 358–362. 
  2. ^ Peter Mahers's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

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Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Jake Kilrain
World Heavyweight Champion
November 11, 1895– February 21, 1896
Succeeded by
Bob Fitzsimmons