By Ken Hissner: Going to Boxrec, it exhibits Packey McFarland 106-1-6 out of Chicago, IL. Then going to his report, it exhibits 70-0-5 with 50 knockouts.
McFarland was inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame on June 7, 1992, below the Previous Timer Class. He was thought of to be one of many best fighters to by no means win, and even combat for a world title.
Boxing Historian Tracy Callis wrote: “Packey McFarland was a quick and intelligent boxer with distinctive abilities. He possessed an informed left jab, stiff punches, quick ft, and a savvy of boxing that at all times stored him a step forward of his opponent. Packey was one of many best fighters to hail from Chicago.”
Callis and Herbert Goldman, former editor of the Ring Report E book and Encyclopedia, each rated McFarland because the seventh greatest light-weight of all time.
In his e book The 100 Best Boxers of All Time, Bert Sugar listed McFarland because the thirty second best fighter of all time.
McFarland misplaced just one bout in his profession. On July 13, 1904, 16-year-old McFarland, 8-0, misplaced to a fighter named Dusty Miller, 11-3-2, by an 8 spherical resolution. Some report this end result as a fifth-round knockout, whereas others declare it was a newspaper resolution and even by disqualification.
The checklist of excellent fighters McFarland defeated contains Benny Yanger, 52-8-20, Freddie Welsh, 34-7-6, Phil Brock, 24-7-4, Leach Cross, 25-10-5, Cyclone Johnny Thompson, 70-23-22, Jack Britton, 73-15-20, Tommy Kilbane, 17-7-16, Younger Ahearn, 20-7-4, Tommy Devlin, 36-9-13, Younger Erne, 156-45-43, Mat Wells, 20-1-2, Ray Bronson, 54-10-23, Harlem Tommy Murphy, 75-22-20, Owen Moran, 71-9-7, Lockport Jimmy Duffy, 31-1-17, and in his final combat Mike Gibbons, 68-5-8.
After shedding to Miller McFarland received 43 straight earlier than a draw with Freddie Welsh, 35-8-6. Then he had 5 wins earlier than a draw with Dave Deshler, 23-15-16. Then he had a win and one other draw with Ray Bronson, 31-4-15. Then he had two wins and one other draw with Freddie Welsh, 50-8-8, for the British model of the World Light-weight title. Then 5 extra wins and a draw with Jack Britton, 48-13-16. Then he had 12 wins and a draw with Tommy Ginty, 12-11-6. Then he received his final 30 fights.
McFarland’s closing bout happened when he was 26 years previous. On September 11, 1915, he was awarded a ten-round newspaper resolution win over Mike Gibbons in Brooklyn, New York. Each have been inducted into the IBHOF on the similar time.
Though he by no means fought for a world title, McFarland made some huge cash. In April 1912, it was reported he had earned $200,000 since changing into knowledgeable boxer eight years earlier. He made $110,000 from boxing matches and $90,000 from theatrical appearances.
After retiring from boxing, McFarland grew to become a really rich man within the contracting and brewing enterprise and served for a time as director of the Joliet Nationwide Financial institution.
McFarland remained near boxing. He tutored a younger Barney Ross and was appointed to the Illinois Athletic Fee by Governor Henry Horner on January 27, 1933.
On September 22, 1936, McFarland died at his residence in Joliet, Illinois of a streptococcus an infection that had attacked his coronary heart. He had been in poor health for 2 months.
Patrick “Packey” McFarland was survived by a widow, three daughters, and a son.