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Boy Murphy

Full name: William John "Boy" Murphy
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Born: September 4, 1903 in Murree, Punjab, Pakistan
Died: November 25, 1979 in Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
Affiliations: Irish Army, (IRL) / Garda, Dublin (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Boy Murphy was born in Pakistan and won the middleweight boxing championship of Egypt when he was only 17-years-old. In the early 1920s he joined the Irish National Army. He won Irish boxing titles in 1924 (middleweight) and won light-heavyweight titles in 1927-30 and 1932. Eschewing the chance to turn professional he joined the Garda Síochana in 1926 and was stationed in many towns around Ireland, including Dublin, Limerick, Claremorris, Tralee, Cavan, Kilkenny, Clonmel, Newcastle (County Tipperary) and Waterford. In most of those towns he helped set up boxing clubs and coached and trained young fighters.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris Boxing Men's Middleweight Ireland IRL 5T
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Ireland IRL 5T

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1924 Summer 20 Paris Boxing Ireland IRL Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1924-07-18 Black (CAN) , Murphy (IRL)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Boxing Ireland IRL Round Two Match #6 1 1924-07-17 Murphy (IRL) , Nowak (POL) knock-out 1
1924 Summer 20 Paris Boxing Ireland IRL Round One Match #11 1 1924-07-15 Murphy (IRL) bye

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Boxing Ireland IRL Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1928-08-09 Pistulla (GER) , Murphy (IRL)
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Boxing Ireland IRL Round One Match #6 1 1928-08-08 Murphy (IRL) , Montllor (ESP) knock-out 1
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