Henry Taylor (born 1914) was a professional boxer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Taylor's career spanned from 1932 to 1946. During this time, he had 18 professional bouts, winning 9 (3 by knockout) with 7 losses and 2 draws. He has the distinction of having defeated former heavyweight world champion Jersey Joe Walcott. The pair had two bouts: Walcott won the first, a TKO in the first round and Taylor won their second meeting, just over 3 months later, by a 6 round points decision.