Andy Bowen

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1867 – 1894

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Who was Andy Bowen?

Andy Bowen was an American boxer from New Orleans. His promising career was cut short due to in ring injuries suffered in a fight against Kid Lavigne in his home town of New Orleans. He was 27.

Andy Bowen was undefeated going 13-0-2 in his first 15 fights.

On April 6. 1893 Andy Bowen and Jack Burke were involved in the longest fight in history. The fight lasted 111 rounds, it took 7 hours and 19 mins until referee John Duffy called "no contest" after both men were too dazed and tired to come out of their corners. Jack Burke broke all the bones in both of his hands and considered retiring after the fight but chose to continue competing. Andy Bowen fought a few fights afterward.

The injury that killed Andy came from when "Kid" Lavigne knocked Bowen down and he hit his head on the wooden canvas. He died the next morning having never woken up. At first Lavigne was arrested for the death of Bowen but was found to be innocent of any wrongdoing.

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Born
May 3, 1867
New Orleans
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Dec 15, 1894
New Orleans

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on July 23, 2013

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