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Art Magirl
(Arthur Vincent Magirl)

BORN   June 26 1892; Naponee, Nebraska
(resided in Bartlesville, Oklahoma)
HEIGHT 5-8
WEIGHT 146-161 lbs

Magirl was a very good fighter who was tough and scrappy and carried a stiff punch; He was game under pressure; He was a brother of fellow boxer Dennis Magirl; He was also a brother of Mike Magirl, who also boxed some; Magirl did much wrestling during his early career

He owned victories over such men as Clarence "Wildcat" Ferns, Dave Smith (two times), Fred Kay, Frank Barrieau and Dave Kurtz

1910
Jan 25 Joe Lurine                                                   L   
          -This was a wrestling match; William Kersten was the referee
Jan 28 Thomas Stafford Doctor      Lincoln, Ne                    SCH   
          -This wrestling match was scheduled; The outdome is not known
Aug 27 Charley Pierson             Grand Island, Ne                 D 12
Dec 15 Kid Erne                    Crawford, Ne                    LK  6
Dec 29 Kid Erne                    Edgemont, SD                    KO  8

1911
Mar  7 Maurice Thompson            Sheridan, Wy                    LK  3
Jul  4 Clarence "Wildcat" Ferns    Dewey, Ok                        D   
Aug  3 Charles Blecha              Beloit, Ks              (15:00) ND   
          -This was a wrestling match
Aug  5 Charles Blecha              Beloit, Ks              (45:30)  L   
          -This was a wrestling match; Blecha won ; Falls: 2-1
Aug 19 Britt                       Beloit, Ks                       L   
          -This was a wrestling match
Aug    -Magirl and brother, Dennis, began touring with the 
           McMahon Carnival Company (wresling and boxing)
Sep  1 George Fallis               Frankfort, Ks                    W   
          -This was a wrestling match
Sep 14 Avery Holloway              Marysville, Ks                  KO   
Sep 14 Dennis Magirl               Marysville, Ks                  EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Sep 27 Mart Flannagan              Summerfield, Ks         (48:00)  L   
          -This was a wrestling match; Weights: 160-218;
            Flannagan won ; Falls: 2-0
Dec  8 -Magirl refereed some wrestling matches in Frankfort, Ks
Dec  8 Howard Coffey               Frankfort, Ks                   EX   
          -This was a wrestling contest that lasted 15 minutes
Dec 15 Tommy Smith                 Bartlesville, Ok                KO  6
Dec 25 -Magirl refereed some wrestling matches in Home City, Ks
Dec 25 Dennis Magirl               Home City, Ks                   EX  3

1912
Jan 20 Guy Buckles                 Bartlesville, Ok                 D 15
          -Some sources reported 1/19/1912
Feb  2 Joe Gorman                  Bartlesville, Ok                KO 13
Feb 16 Tommy Smith                 Bartlesville, Ok                TK  5
Feb 19 Joe Gorman                  Springfield, Mo                 ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Mar 18 Curley Ulrich               Bartlesville, Ok                ND 15
Mar 29 Harry Brewer                Oklahoma City, Ok              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr  5 "Battling" Bart Gordon      Bartlesville, Ok                TK  7
          -Some sources report 3/15/1912
Apr 12 Joe Gorman                  Tulsa, Ok                       ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
May 11 Pete Shaughnessy            Tulsa, Ok                       ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
May 20 Jim McDonald                Tulsa, Ok                        W 10
Jul  4 Clarence "Wildcat" Ferns    Dewey, Ok                        D 15
          -Referee first raised Ferns' hand, then called it a draw
Sep  2 Henry Singer                Springfield, Mo                 ND 10
Sep 12 Clarence "Wildcat" Ferns    Tulsa, Ok                       ND 10
          -Some sources report "ND 15"
Sep 24 Harry Brewer                St. Louis, Mo                   ND 10
          -Some sources report "ND 8"; Magirl was said to be 22 years old
Oct 11 Clarence "Wildcat" Ferns    St. Louis, Mo                   LK  2
Oct 25 Tom McCarthy                St. Louis, Mo                   TK  8

1913
Jan 13 Tommy Danforth              St. Louis, Mo                   TK  3
Jan 21 Glen Coakley                Indianapolis, In                ND 10
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Feb  6 Marty Rowan                 St. Louis, Mo                   ND  8
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Mar  6 Marty Rowan                 St. Louis, Mo                   ND  8
          -Some sources report 2/25/13;
           Some sources report "ND 10"
May 15 Eddie Revoire               St. Louis, Mo                   ND  6
Jun 18 Eddie Revoire               St. Louis, Mo                   ND  8
          -Some sources report 6/21/13
Dec  5 Jimmy Connors               Bartlesville, Ok                ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"

1914
Jul 25 Tom Abbott                  Fort Smith, Ar                   W 10
Nov 10 Joe Gorman                  Hot Springs, Ar                 KO  7
Nov 20 Charley Pierson             Hot Springs, Ar                  W 10
Dec 25 Pete Shaughnessy            Hot Springs, Ar                 TK  4

1915
Feb 12 Al Tilman                   Drumright, Ok                   KO  3
Mar  6 Fred Grant                  Drumright, Ok                   KO  5
          -Some sources report 2/27/1915
Mar 14 Harry "Texas" Tate          Drumright, Ok                    D  6
May  8 Harry Lindsay               Cushing, Ok                      W 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Jun 18 Jimmy Connors               Enid, Ok                         W 10
Jul  5 Phil Donovan                Enid, Ok                         W 10
Jul 25 "Sailor" Frank Kirk         Drumright, Ok                    W 10
          -Some sources report 7/21/1915
Oct 11 Billy Jingles               Memphis, Tn                     TK  5
Oct 17 Tommy Sheehan               Memphis, Tn                     KO  2
          -Some sources report 10/18/1915
Nov  4 Clarence "Wildcat" Ferns    Memphis, Tn                     KO  4
          -Some sources report 11/10/1915
Nov 22 Young Denny                 Memphis, Tn                      W  8
Nov 30 Pete Shaughnessy            Little Rock, Ar                 KO  3
Dec 17 Tommy Burke                 Memphis, Tn                      D  8

1916
Jan  1 Tommy Burke                 Memphis, Tn                      D  8
Jan 16 Roy Johnson                 Wilburton, Ok                    W 10
Jan 31 Billy Kramer                Milwaukee, Wi                   ND 10
Feb 14 Len Rowlands                Milwaukee, Wi                   ND 10
Feb 25 Mike Hirsch                 Milwaukee, Wi                   TK 10
Mar  6 Jack Torres                 Memphis, Tn                      W  8
Mar  9 Jess White                  Memphis, Tn                     KO  8
Mar 20 Jess White                  Memphis, Tn                     KO  2
Mar 25 Billy Kramer                Milwaukee, Wi                   ND 10
Mar 31 Johnny "Kid" Alberts        St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "Minneapolis, Mn"
Apr 14 Billy Kramer                St. Paul, Mn                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "Minneapolis, Mn"
Apr 24 Frank Barrieau              Missoula, Mt                     W 10
May 18 Jack Torres                 Colorado Springs, Co            KO  9
Sep  2 Dave Smith                  Sydney, NSW, Australia          KO 12
Sep 23 Fred Kay                    Melbourne, Vic, Australia        W 20
          -Some sources report 9/30/1916
Oct 28 Dave Smith                  Melbourne, Vic, Australia       KO  6
Nov  6 George Chip                 Melbourne, Vic, Australia       LK 14
          -Some sources report 3/04/1916
Nov 18 Fred Kay                    Sydney, NSW, Australia          LK 10

1917
Jan 17 Frankie Jones               Oakland, Ca                      L  4
Feb 12 Len Rowlands                Memphis, Tn                      L  8
Feb 24 "K.O." Willie Loughlin      Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May 25 Dave Kurtz                  Boston, Ma                       W 10
Jun 11 Roddy MacDonald             Halifax, NS, Canada             LK 12
Dec 14 Johnny Wilson               Newport, RI                     LT  3

1918
Dec 27 Frank Ryan                  Boston, Ma                      KO  1

1919
Jan 31 Joe Rivers                  Boston, Ma                       W 10
Feb  7 George Robinson             Boston, Ma                       L 10
          -Some sources report 2/8/1919
Feb 26 Noah Brusso                 Providence, RI                   W 10
Mar 10 Young Denny                 New Orleans, La                 LF  9
Mar 21 Young Denny                 Hot Springs, Ar                  L 10
Apr 11 Tommy Daly                  Fort Worth, Tx                  KO  4
May 12 Kid George                  Tulsa, Ok                       ND 10
Oct  6 Eugene Brosseau             Montreal, Que, Canada           LT  3
Oct 16 Joe Eagan                   Lynn, Ma                         L 12
Dec 19 "Young" Battling Nelson     Boston, Ma                      KO  3
Dec 22 Jack Savage                 Brockton, Ma                     D 12

1920
Jan  1 Jeff Smith                  Philadelphia, Pa                LT  3
          -Some sources report "L 3"
Jan 23 Ted Jamieson                Milwaukee, Wi                   ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Feb  6 William Bryan Downey        Milwaukee, Wi                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held
Feb 20 Jock Malone                 Milwaukee, Wi                   ND 10
Mar 19 Frank Barrieau              Calgary, Alta, Canada            L 15
Apr  8 Ted Block                   Saginaw, Mi                      L 10
May 17 Charley Nashert             Springfield, Mo                 ND 10
May 24 Mick King                   Saskatoon, Sask, Canada         LT  4
          -Some early sources report "W 15" on 5/24/1919
Nov 27 Buddy Sprague               Waterbury, Ct                    L 12

1921
Jan 14 Eddie Tremblay              Lewiston, Me                    NC  3
Mar  7 Nixie Searles               Boston, Ma                      TK  4
Apr 25 Ernest McIntyre             Salem, Ma                        W 10
Nov 20 Johnny Klesch               Ciudad Juarez, Chi, Mexico      LK 10

1923
Sep 17 Pat Flaherty                Hastings, Ne                    KO  7
Dec 17 Archie Cooper               Ponca City, Ok                  KO  9

*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1911
Jan 21 Jack Fitzgerald             Alliance, Ne                    LK 10
       Kid Erne                                                    KO  7
       Young Bowen                                                  W  6
       Charley Pierson                                              W  6
May 10 "Young" Jack Rowan                                           W  8
Jun 10 Charley Pierson                                              W 12
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Jul  1 Jack Dwyer                                                   W  6
Aug  1 Jack Dwyer                                                   W  6
Sep  1 Knockout Solomon                                             W 10
          -Some sources report "Kid Solomon"
Oct  1 Charley Pierson                                              D  5
Nov  1 Jack Fitzgerald                                              D 10

1912
       Zeb Cordiner                                                KO  3
Mar  8 Patsy McKenna               Bartlesville, Ok                TK  8
          -McKenna fought Dennis Magirl on this date;
           Some sources report "KO 6" vs Art Magirl
Apr    Jim McCarthy                                                KO  1
          -Some sources report "KO 8"
May 10 Tommy Smith                                                 KO  3
Aug    Freddy Burns                                                 W 10
Nov    Abe Holloway                                                KO  2

1913
Mar 15 Tom Abbott                                                  KO  3
Mar 28 Marty Rowan                                                 ND  8
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
       George Block                                                KO  3
       Tommy Connors                                                W 10

1914
       Andy Ferns                                                  KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 5"
       Kid Williams                                                KO  1
          -Williams was black
       Carl Snelburger                                             KO  5
       Al Tilman                                                   KO  5
       Claude Barefoot                                             KO  5
       Young Britt                                                 KO  4
       Joe Thomas                                                   W 10
       Tom Abbott                                                   W 10
       Claude Barefoot                                             KO  4
       Joe Gorman                                                  KO  7
       Pete Shaughnessy                                            KO  4
       Tom Abbott                                                   W 10
       Charley Pierson                                             ND 10

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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