Jimmy Carter (boxer)

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James Walter Carter (December 15, 1923 in Aiken, SC – September 21, 1994) was a world lightweight boxing champion. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in 2000. Carter's loss to Lauro Salas in 1952 and his loss to Paddy DeMarco in 1954 were each named Ring Magazine upset of the year. His professional record was 80-31-9 with 31 knockouts.

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Preceded by
Ike Williams
World Lightweight Champion
25 May 1951 – 14 May 1952
Succeeded by
Lauro Salas
Preceded by
Lauro Salas
World Lightweight Champion
15 October 1952 – 5 March 1954
Succeeded by
Paddy DeMarco
Preceded by
Paddy DeMarco
World Lightweight Champion
17 November 1954 – 29 June 1955
Succeeded by
Wallace (Bud) Smith