“McAuliffe fought out of Williamsburg, New York as one of the best lightweights ever. He was one of only nine men to retire unbeaten over his entire career.” Jack was a wonderful two-handed fighter who depended upon straight blows. A wicked, hard-driven left jab and a left-right combination were his best punches; He was also "cat-quick" on his feet.
Jack McAuliffe was one of the "Three New York Jacks" of the early 1880’s the trio of prominent New York City fighters: Jack Dempsey, “the Nonpareil” World Middleweight Champion was by far the most famous of the three, Jack McAuliffe, “The Napoleon of the Ring” was unbeaten World Lightweight Champion, and Jack Skelly, “True as Steel” the great Amateur Featherweight.
“In his early ratings, Nat Fleischer ranked McAuliffe as the #5 All-Time Lightweight; Jack was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1995.”