Sport: Boxing Inducted: 1989 Country: United States Born: October 23, 1894 in Rosenhayn, New
Jersey Died: August 22, 1966
was World Middleweight Champion from 1914 to
1917. He won his title at the age of 18 and was the
first southpaw (lefthander) ever to win a World championship.
McCoy flattened champion George Chip in the first round
of their title bout on April 7, 1914, to win the Middleweight
crown. In an era when a champion could only lose his title
by a knockout, McCoy battled through 46 fights.
He lost the Middleweight title on November 14, 1917, on a
sixth-round KO by Mike O’Dowd.
Al McCoy’s professional record: 157 bouts—won
99 (26 KOs), lost 40, no-decisions 18.