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Paddy McBride

BORN Fought out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WEIGHT 122-128 lbs

McBride was quick and carried a stiff punch; He could also take plenty of punishment; He and Harry Walton were sparring partners who appeared together in Philadelphia shows many times

He was best known for his 18-round battle with Jimmy Lynch for the 122-lb championship of America in 1890

Undated
       Billy Hill                 Troy, NY                          LK   
       Cal McCarthy               Hoboken, NJ                       ND  4
       Joe Flaherty                                                  L   

1886
Oct 13 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   

1888
Feb 23 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   

1889
Jan  3 Harry Walton               West Jersey, NJ                  SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan  4 -Phila (Pa) Item reported that McBride and George Hagan
          fought a nineteen round draw recently
Jan 25 -McBride seconded Harry Walton vs. Cal McCarthy at New York, NY
Jan 31 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX  3
Feb 16 -Phila (Pa) Item reported that negotiations were being held for a 
          bout between Johnny Griffin (Braintree, Ma) and either Jimmy 
          Fogarty or Paddy McBride; The weight limit was 122 lbs
Mar 28 Lou Erb                    Philadelphia, Pa                  ND   
Apr 25 Jimmy Lynch                Hoboken, NJ                        W  2
          -Some sources report 1890
Apr 26 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
          -Walton was called the champion featherweight of Pennsylvania
Jun  9 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 10 -Phila (Pa) item reported that McBride challenged any man in America
          at 122 lbs
Jun 11 Jimmy Hagen                Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           McBride was said to be the 122 lbs champion of America;
           Hagen was the 122 lbs champion of Pennsylvania
Jun 14 -McBride was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa
Jun 17 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 21 Harry Walton               Gloucester, NJ                   SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 25 Harry Walton               Gloucester, NJ                   SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 28 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
Jul 18 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
Sep 29 -Phila (Pa) Item reported that McBride wrote that he is ready to meet
          any 120-lb man in America
Sep 30 Paddy Shilds               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND   
Oct  7 Barney Early               Hoboken, NJ                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled to be held during Oct 7-12 1889; 
           The outcome is not known
Oct 31 Young Painter              Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
Nov 11 Young Gallagher            Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 21 Jack Gallagher             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND   
Nov 23 -McBride challenged any 124-lb man in America
Nov 25 Young Gallagher            Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 25 Jim Dolan                  Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  1
Nov 27 Buck Gallagher             Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  2 Gallagher                                                    ND   
Dec 21 James Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                   W   
Dec 24 John Gallagher             Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1890
Jan  6 Jimmy Larkins              Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 13 Jack Gallagher             Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 10 Patsy O'Leary              Buffalo, NY                       KO  5
          -Some sources report "Dave O'Leary"
Feb 12 -Phila (Pa) Item reported that Tommy Williams challenged McBride to a 
          fight at 125 lbs with two ounce gloves
Feb 17 Jack Gallagher             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND   
Feb 21 Jack Gallagher             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND   
Feb 22 Tommy Danforth             New Orleans, La                  SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 28 Cal McCarthy               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND   
Mar    -McBride was trained by Harry Walton for his bout vs Jimmy Lynch
Mar  3 Jack Gallagher             Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar  7 Buck Gallagher             Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 12 Jack Harding               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 21 Lou Erb                    Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 21 Matt McCarthy              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND   
Mar 24 Jack Harding               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 28 Paddy Carroll              Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 25 Jimmy Lynch                New York, NY                      KO  2
Jun 17 Jimmy Lynch                Oak Point, NY                     LK 18
          -122-Pound Championship of America
Oct 15 Harry Walton               Harrisburg, Pa                    EX  3

1891
Feb 21 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                   W   
Feb 25 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
May 25 Harry Walton               New York, NY                      EX   
Nov 16 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
Nov 17 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
Nov 20 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
Nov 21 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -The previous 4 bouts were scheduled; The outcomes are not known
Nov 27 Jimmy Lynch                New York, NY                      EX   

1892
Jun 11 Jimmy Hagen                Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 28 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
Jul  9 Harry Walton               Gloucester City, NJ              SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 19 Harry Walton               Gloucester City, NJ              SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1893
Feb 19 Harry Walton               Cincinnati, Oh                   SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled during the week; The outcome is not known;
           Likely, there were more bouts
Apr 22 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
Apr 29 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
May  6 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
May 13 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
Aug 26 Harry Walton               Atlantic City, NJ                SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 14 Harry Walton               Lancaster, Pa                     EX   
Sep 17 Nut Hagen                  Atlantic City, NJ                 KO  1
Sep 20 -Phila (Pa) Item reported that Nut Hagen denied that he was beaten 
          by Paddy McBride at Atlantic City on Sunday; He said no such fight 
          ever took place
Oct 24 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1894
Apr 12 -Phila (Pa) Times reported that McBride, along with Andy Hughes
          and Harry Walton might tour England and give performances
Jun    Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
Jun 18 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 25 Harry Walton                                                 EX   
Jun 26 -McBride was scheduled to spar at Tamaqua, Pa   
Jul    -McBride challenged Kentucky Rosebud (Walter Edgerton) to a bout
Sep  1 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX  3
Sep 15 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 22 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
Sep 24 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct    Harry Walton               Independence Island, Pa          SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 19 Harry Walton               Lancaster, Pa                     EX   
Oct 22 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 24 -Phila (Pa) Item reported that Kentucky Rosebud (Walter Edgerton) 
          challenged any 125-lb man in the United States; McBride and Benny 
          Peterson are willing to meet him
Nov 12 Harry Walton               Newark, NJ                        EX   
          -This bout was held during Nov 12-15 1894
Nov 13 Andy Hughes                Newark, NJ                        EX   
          -This bout was held during Nov 13-15 1894
Nov 19 Johnny Gorman              Coney Island, NY                  LT  5

1895
Jan 29 -Phila (Pa) Item eported that Frank White wrote a critical letter to 
          the Item about men who were supposedly outstanding at certain fistic 
          skills but, in his opinion, were not - Professor Nixey, Paddy McBride, 
          and Charley MeKeever
Feb    George Bromley                                              SCH   
          -This was a scheduled "private" fight; The outcome is not known
May 24 -McBride challenged Jimmy Lynch to a "finish" fight at 122 lbs

1900
Sep 21 Jack Ward                  Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov  6 -Racine (Wi) Daily Journal reported that McBride was badly injured
          when struck about the head by a shot from a revolver

1902
Oct  3 Harry Walton               Philadelphia, Pa                  LT  2

*** Much help was provided by Tim Bolton ***

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