Inducted on June 15, 1969

Cal McCarthy PictureCal McCarthy was the first teen-age titleholder when he won the 110 pound title in 1887, at 18-years-of-age. He held the featherweight title from September 17, 1888, to March 31, 1891, and lost it to George Dixon in 22 rounds at Troy, N.Y.

A flashy boxer of Irish descent, Cal McCarthy was born in the town of McClintockville, PA. He moved to Jersey City at an early age and did most of his fighting around New York. McCarthy–who lived fast and died young–won the featherweight (110 pound) amateur championship of America in 1887, at age eighteen, and turned pro a year later. He was the first teen-ageed world title holder.

He was born on October 4, 1869, in Jersey City, N.J. and died on November 30, 1895 at 26-years-of-age.

London Prize Ring fights:

  • 1888-11-21 George Young, at Long Island, NY, USA: W 9 (34 min.) American Bantamweight Title
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Manager: William Vallette

Cal was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame posthumously on June 15, 1969.

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