Jack Bodell

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Jack Bodell
Statistics
Real name Jack Bodell
Rated at Heavyweight
Nationality English
Born (1940-09-11) 11 September 1940 (age 74)
Derbyshire England
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 71
Wins 58
Wins by KO 31
Losses 13
Draws 0
No contests 0

Jack Bodell (born 11 August 1940 in Swadlincote, Derbyshire) is a retired English professional boxer who was active during the 1960s and 1970s.

Bodell started out as a Light heavyweight, winning the 1961 ABA championships and a bronze medal at the European amateur championships the same year. He won the British heavyweight championship in 1969, before losing it to Henry Cooper in his first defence. Bodell regained the title a year later by out-pointing Joe Bugner. He lost the European title in 1971 after a defeat by Spaniard José Manuel Urtaín, and after losing both his British and Commonwealth titles to a second-round knockout by Danny McAlinden the following year, he retired from professional boxing.

Among his other notable fights were a first-round knockout loss to Jerry Quarry after just 64 seconds, and a points win over future world title contender Jose "King" Roman. Bodell's final record was 58 wins (including 31 by knockout) and 13 losses.

Professional boxing record[edit]

58 Wins (31 knockouts, 27 decisions), 13 Losses (11 knockouts, 2 decisions)[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 20-2-2 Republic of Ireland Danny McAlinden KO 2 27 Jun 1972 United Kingdom Villa Park, Birmingham, West Midlands BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles. Bodell knocked out at 1:31 of the second round.
Loss 38-3-1 Spain Jose Manuel Urtain TKO 2 17 Dec 1971 Spain Madrid EBU Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the second round.
Loss 39-5-4 United States Jerry Quarry KO 1 16 Nov 1971 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London Bodell knocked out at 1:04 of the first round.
Win 33-2-1 Australia Joe Bugner PTS 15 27 Sep 1971 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London BBBofC/Commonwealth/EBU Heavyweight Titles. 74-71.5.
Win 30-6-3 Canada Bill Drover PTS 10 27 Apr 1971 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
Win 24-15-3 Mexico Manuel "Pulgarcito" Ramos PTS 10 13 Apr 1971 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Win 19-9-2 United States Jack O'Halloran KO 4 24 Feb 1971 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Win 9-1-2 South Africa Jimmy Richards PTS 10 18 Jul 1970 South Africa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Loss 38-13-1 United Kingdom Henry Cooper PTS 15 24 Mar 1970 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles. 72.5-74.25.
Win 30-5 Wales Carl Gizzi PTS 15 13 Oct 1969 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire BBBofC Heavyweight Title. 74-73.
Win 21-5-1 Puerto Rico José "King" Roman PTS 10 14 Jul 1969 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 49.75-49.25.
Win 12-2-1 United States John "Speedy" Jordan KO 2 23 Jun 1969 United Kingdom London Hilton, Mayfair, London Jordan knocked out at 0:35 of the second round.
Win 21-7-2 United Kingdom Billy Walker TKO 8 25 Mar 1969 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the eighth round.
Win 6-5-2 United States Roosevelt Eddie DQ 1 17 Feb 1969 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Eddie disqualified at 1:15 for hitting Bodell while he was down.
Win 29-3 Wales Carl Gizzi TKO 2 27 Nov 1968 Wales Sophia Gardens, Cardiff BBBofC Heavyweight Title Eliminator. Referee stopped the bout at 2:10 of the second round.
Win 8-8 United States M.J. Turnbow RTD 6 12 Aug 1968 United Kingdom Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire
Win 37-16 United Kingdom Brian London TKO 9 10 Jun 1968 United Kingdom Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside BBBofC Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Win 21-12-1 Belgium Lion Ven TKO 2 6 Mar 1968 United Kingdom Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands
Win 33-9-3 United Kingdom Johnny Prescott PTS 10 6 Feb 1968 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands BBBofC Midlands Heavyweight Title.
Win 10-6 Antigua and Barbuda Rocky Campbell PTS 8 19 Oct 1967 United Kingdom Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon 39.25-39.
Win 10-5 Antigua and Barbuda Rocky Campbell PTS 8 6 Sep 1967 United Kingdom De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire
Loss 34-13-1 United Kingdom Henry Cooper TKO 2 13 Jun 1967 United Kingdom Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, West Midlands BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:18 of the second round.
Win 19-22-2 United States Sonny "Policeman" Moore PTS 10 17 Apr 1967 United Kingdom De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire 49.75-48.
Win 16-6-2 United States Ray Patterson PTS 10 24 Jan 1967 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands 49.5-48.5.
Win 12-7 United States Bob Stallings TKO 7 13 Dec 1966 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Win 17-7 Italy Giorgio Masteghin TKO 1 15 Nov 1966 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Win 55-7-3 Italy Santo Amonti PTS 10 27 Oct 1966 United Kingdom Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside 49.5-48.5.
Win 21-6-2 Brazil Renato Moraes PTS 10 21 Sep 1966 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
Loss 27-5-3 Italy Piero Tomasoni TKO 3 28 Jun 1966 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
Loss 27-4 United States Thad Spencer RTD 2 18 Apr 1966 United Kingdom Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, Manchester
Win 20-3-1 Italy Giuseppe Migliari PTS 10 22 Mar 1966 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Win 10-3 United States Ski Goldstein TKO 3 17 Feb 1966 United Kingdom Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the third round.
Win 21-8-2 United States Bill Nielsen TKO 8 31 Jan 1966 United Kingdom Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the eighth round.
Win 9-8-2 France Joseph Juvillier PTS 10 19 Jan 1966 United Kingdom Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands
Win 20-9-1 United States Billy "The Barber" Daniels PTS 10 14 Dec 1965 United Kingdom Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside
Win 17-4 Spain Benito Canal KO 2 9 Dec 1965 United Kingdom King's Hall, Derby, Derbyshire
Win 22-32-5 Spain Jose Mariano Moracia Ibanes TKO 5 8 Nov 1965 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Win 12-8-3 Croatia Ivan Prebeg TKO 2 19 Oct 1965 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London
Win 13-8 Jamaica Al Roye TKO 3 4 Oct 1965 United Kingdom Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon Referee stopped the bout at 1:35 of the third round.
Win 14-10-2 United States Levi Forte TKO 2 20 Sep 1965 United Kingdom Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside
Win 27-18-3 United States Freddie Mack PTS 8 7 Sep 1965 United Kingdom Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London
Win 19-2 United Kingdom Dave Ould DQ 4 15 Jun 1965 United Kingdom St Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham, West Midlands
Loss 11-1-2 United States Hubert Hilton TKO 6 24 May 1965 United Kingdom London Hilton, Mayfair, London
Win 33-15-6 Tonga Johnny Halafihi TKO 7 26 Apr 1965 United Kingdom Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London
Win 41-13-2 United States Buddy Turman TKO 4 20 Apr 1965 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Win 21-17-2 United Kingdom Ray Shiel TKO 5 12 Apr 1965 United Kingdom Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon
Win 6-0 Saint Kitts and Nevis Rudolph Vaughan KO 2 30 Mar 1965 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London
Win 11-11-2 Jamaica Eric Fearon TKO 4 22 Mar 1965 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Win 13-6 Jamaica Al Roye TKO 4 1 Mar 1965 United Kingdom St James's Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne
Win 18-17-2 United Kingdom Ron Gray PTS 10 20 Jan 1965 United Kingdom Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands BBBofC Midlands Heavyweight Title.
Loss 25-18-3 United States Freddie Mack TKO 5 29 Sep 1964 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands Referee stopped the bout at 1:15 of the fifth round.
Win 19-18-5 United Kingdom Ron Redrup PTS 8 21 Apr 1964 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
Loss 43-7-1 Wales Joe Erskine PTS 10 3 Mar 1964 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
Loss 10-4 Brazil Renato Moraes TKO 6 5 Dec 1963 Italy Milan, Lombardy
Loss 9-4 South Africa Stoffel Willemse TKO 2 7 Sep 1963 South Africa Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Win 17-9-2 United Kingdom Ron Gray DQ 5 7 May 1963 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
Win 13-1 United Kingdom Dave Ould PTS 8 11 Mar 1963 United Kingdom Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London
Win 6-10-2 Jamaica Rupert Bentley KO 3 6 Mar 1963 United Kingdom Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands
Win 25-14-3 United Kingdom Jack Whittaker TKO 8 13 Feb 1963 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
Win 4-4-1 United Kingdom Roy Seward TKO 3 10 Dec 1962 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire BBBofC Midlands Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 1-0-1 Saint Kitts and Nevis Johnny Hendrickson TKO 4 7 Nov 1962 United Kingdom Seymour Hall, Marylebone, London, England
Win 6-6-2 Jamaica Rupert Bentley KO 1 31 Oct 1962 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Win 14-7 United Kingdom Brian Lacey Stannard TKO 7 8 Oct 1962 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Win 5-9-2 United Kingdom Jimmy Blanche PTS 8 18 Sep 1962 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
Loss 4-1 Nigeria Joe Louis TKO 1 3 Jul 1962 United Kingdom Highbury Speedway Stadium, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Win 4-2-1 United Kingdom Roy Seward TKO 5 7 Jun 1962 United Kingdom Swadlincote, Derbyshire BBBofC Midlands Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 24-13-3 United Kingdom Jack Whittaker PTS 8 17 Apr 1962 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
Win 3-0 Nigeria Joe Louis PTS 6 2 Apr 1962 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Win 0-1 United Kingdom Jimmy Leach TKO 2 20 Mar 1962 United Kingdom Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Win 5-11-1 Jamaica Ossie Nelson TKO 1 22 Feb 1962 United Kingdom Coventry, West Midlands
Win -- United Kingdom Mick Cowan PTS 6 13 Feb 1962 United Kingdom West Bromwich, West Midlands

Trivia[edit]

Jack Bodell is mentioned in the "Boxing Tonight" sketch in episode 37 of Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which he (played by Nosher Powell) fights Sir Kenneth Clark (played by Graham Chapman).

Achievements
Preceded by
Henry Cooper
Vacated
British Heavyweight Champion
October 13, 1969 – March 24, 1970
Succeeded by
Henry Cooper
Preceded by
Joe Bugner
European Heavyweight Champion
September 27, 1971 - December 1971
Succeeded by
Jose Manuel Urtain
British Heavyweight Champion
Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion

September 27, 1971 - June 27, 1972
Succeeded by
Danny McAlinden

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