Luther "Luck" McCarty

BORN   March 20 1892; Driftwood Creek, Wild Horse Canyon, Hitchcock County, Nebraska (Some sources report March 17 1892)
DIED   May 24 1913; Calgary, Alberta, Canada
WEIGHT 205 lbs
MANAGER Billy McCarney

McCarty was a "White Hope" Champion; He claimed the Heavyweight Championship during Jack Johnson's troubles with the United States Government and was considered the best of all White Hopes; Many felt that could have won the title from Johnson

He was tall, fast, strong and agile; He was cool-headed and did not waste blows; He threw whip-like straight, strong left jabs, often followed by a wicked right swing or uppercut; He hit to the head and body with precision; He was just 21 when he died

Jan  7 Watt Adams                 Culbertson, Mt                   KO  2
Mar 15 Jake Fullerton             Calgary, Alta, Can                D   
       Joe Reid                   Calgary, Alta, Can              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
       Doc Flynn                  Calgary, Alta, Can              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Apr 14 an unnamed opponent        East Calgary, Alta, Can           D  8
          -Reports vary - "KO" - "Draw" - "Lost By Foul";
          Reports vary - 4 rounds, 6 rounds, 8 rounds;
          Some sources report "Joe Grim" on 4/17/11;
          Some sources report 4/04/11
Jun  9 Al Withers                 Fargo, ND                        KO 13
Jul  4 Al Withers                 Fargo, ND                        KO  8
Oct  7 Tommy Crawford             Fargo, ND                        KO  1
Nov 30 Jack Heinen                South Bend, In                   KO  3
Dec  6 Joe Cox                    Springfield, Mo                  KO  6
Dec 18 Jeff Clark                 Springfield, Mo                  ND 10
          -Some sources report 1/11/12
Dec 28 Harry Wuest                Springfield, Mo                  ND 10

Mar 19 Jack Harper                Springfield, Mo                  KO  1
Apr  1 "Big" Bill Schultz         Springfield, Mo                  KO  1
Apr 26 Joe Hagan                  Bartlesville, Ok                 KO  3
May  3 Carl Morris                Springfield, Mo                  KO  6
May 17 Jeff Clark                 Joplin, Mo                       EX  3
May 23 Jack Reed                  Joplin, Mo                       KO  3
Jun 19 Tim Logan                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  5 Jim Stewart                New York, NY                     ND 10
Aug 19 Jess Willard               New York, NY                     ND 10
Sep 14 Jim Barry                  Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 28 Jack McFarland             Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  2
Oct 12 Al Kaufmann                San Francisco, Ca                TK  2
Dec 10 "Fireman" Jim Flynn        Vernon, Ca                       KO 16

Jan  1 Al Palzer                  Vernon, Ca                       TK 18
          -White Heavyweight Championship of the World
Feb 11 Al Kaufmann                Pittsburgh, Pa                   EX  3
Feb 24 Jeff Clark                 Joplin, Mo                       EX  3
Apr  4 Al Norton                  New York, NY                     EX  3
Apr 16 "Fireman" Jim Flynn        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 30 Frank Moran                New York, NY                     ND 10
May 15 Fred Fulton                                                 EX  4
May 24 Arthur Pelkey              Calgary, Alta, Can               LK  1
          -White Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          McCarty collapsed and died from an apparent
          light blow to the head

*** Much Data Was Provided By Arly Allen ***

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