Joseph Terrence "Terry" McGovern the Terrible, some fight reports

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  1. BitPlayerVesti

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    Vs Johnny Snee
    The sun., April 05, 1897, Page 10, Image 10
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    Vs Tommy McDermott
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., June 08, 1897, Page 5, Image 5
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    Vs Billy Barrett
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., August 24, 1897, Page 4, Image 4
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    Vs Jack Doyle
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    Vs Fred Mayo
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    The daily morning journal and courier., April 16, 1898, Image 1
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    Vs George Monroe
    The sun., May 06, 1898, Page 4, Image 4
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    Vs George Monroe II
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., June 12, 1898, Page 30, Image 30
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    The sun., June 12, 1898, 1, Page 5, Image 5
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    DQ loss to Callahan
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., July 24, 1898, Page 28, Image 28
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    Vs Eugene Garcia
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    Vs Harry Forbes
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    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., October 02, 1898, Page 8, Image 8
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    Vs Tim Callahan
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    I look forward to picking through some of these later.

    McGovern was one of the scariest examples of what concussions + alcohol + dormant mental illness can do to a man. Evidently his life was a non-stop nightmare from before he retired until his death, with multiple nervous breakdowns, violent outbursts, hospitalizations etc. Ad Wolgast, Billy Papke, and the original (NP) Jack Dempsey were also early boxing casualties.
     
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    Just some early ones so far, but I'll try and get reports for all his major fights.
     
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    Thanks. McGovern looks like a handful on film. An incendiary flame with a tragic crash to earth. There should be a definitive bio of him.
     
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    Couldn't find a report for his fight with Patsy Donovan, not an important one, but I'd like to fill it in

    Vs Jimmy Rose, (seems like this was a bigger deal than a glance of boxrec would suggest, I'll try and find a bit more on Rose)
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., December 18, 1898, Page 32, Image 32
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    Vs Austin Rice (I'll get a better copy later)
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., January 01, 1899, Page 10, Image 10
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    Vs Casper Leon
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., January 31, 1899, Page 12, Image 12
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    The sun., January 31, 1899, Page 5, Image 5 (center)
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    There is a new bio out about 'nonpareil' Jack Dempsey. Seems expensive, though.
     
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    Damn I really suck at using Google News Archive, can't find his fight with Snyder either.

    Vs Patsy Haley
    The sun., March 15, 1899, Page 5, Image 5
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    Vs Joe Bernstein (It's worth reading both of these)
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    Vs Sammy Kelly (both say it was scheduled for 25 rounds, not 20 as boxrec says)
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., May 27, 1899, Page 6, Image 6
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    The sun., May 27, 1899, Page 9, Image 9
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    Vs Billy Barrett
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., June 09, 1899, Page 14, Image 14
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    The Barrett doesn't seem to be displaying properly.

    THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK, FRIDAY JUNE 9, 1899
    MC GOVERN WHIPS BARRETT
    The Great Little Fellow Recovered From the Heat Prostration .
    Terry McGovern again returned the winner at the Broadway Athletic Club last evening by forcing Billy Barrett of New York to quit In tho tenth round. Barrett developed one of the most brilliant streaks of yellow Imaginable, for with only a few seconds to go, and despite the entreatics of his friends who had bet their money freely that Terry could not stop him in ten rounds, he laid down like a whipped dog, taking as an excuse a right on the jaw. The referee saw what was up right away, and without taking the trouble to count, told Terry to go to his corner. Barrett then betrayed himself by jumping to his feet and making the old grand stand play of helng anxious to go on. Terry was In excellent shapa, jand showed none of the effects of the heat prostration from which he suffered two days ago.
     
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    Vs Johnny Ritchie
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., July 02, 1899, Page 10, Image 10
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    Vs Pedlar Palmer
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle., September 13, 1899, Page 13, Image 13
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    The sun., September 13, 1899, Page 8, Image 8
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    Pedlar Palmer draw with George Dixon
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