Eddie McGoorty - The Oshkosh Terror

I will be writing more about Eddie McGoorty when I have cleaned up some of my old paper files. But for now, a brief introduction.

Eddie McGoorty, also known as the "Oshkosh Terror" was another favorite with Sydney Stadium crowds. Sadly, like Jimmy Clabby, Eddie's life was short and tragic dying at the age of 40

A more than capable middleweight he won 65 fights (44 on knockouts) and lost 18. In addition he notched up 22 "newspaper decisions" for only six losses.

Below is a report of his 1915 fight against Les Darcy - a fight he lost when the police stopped the fight in the 15th round after Eddie was knocked down four times. Click to enlarge.

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