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Old 11-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #15
Lord Tywin
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Default Re: Packey McFarland

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Originally Posted by Senya13 View Post
From 1909 until 1913 he was arguably P4P #1. Up until his retirement in 1913 only once, I think, a newspaper voted for his opponent as the victor, in his (officially) drawn battle with Jack Britton in January 1911 one Memphis newspaper wrote it thought Britton had got the better of it, the others scored for Packey or a draw. The Gibbons bout was only the second time during his career that somebody voted him the loser (still he got the majority of votes as the victor).

He lost to Dusty Miller by DQ, pre-fight Chicago Tribune listing it as
"Dusty" Miller vs. "Patsy" McFarland, 110 pounds
avenged it by KO, although I haven't been able to track that bout down.

J. J. Johnston and Sean Curtin claimed in their book that he lost another bout to Patsy O'Brien, but without any details when and how.

Still to be researched are Milwaukee newspapers around 1904-1905, when he supposedly fought for some time there as an amateur, as Carl Tinrick of Holland or some similiar name (secondary source scan is of bad quality, reads like Carl Tmrick).
Ive always been puzzled by the number of writers who voted against Gibbons when he fought McFarland. In the unedited film of the fight McFarland spends most of his time concentrating on defense. I thought he was too safety minded and Gibbons won fairly handily.
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