Jack Lester (boxer)

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Jack Lester
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Statistics
Real name Jack Jubeck
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality United States United States
Born (1891-05-02)2 May 1891
Calumet, Michigan
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 54
Wins 26
Wins by KO 19
Losses 18
Draws 4
No contests 6

Jack Lester (2 May 1891 – 1916) was an American heavyweight boxer.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Calumet, Michigan as Jack Jubeck on May 2, 1891 to Polish parents. He was raised in Cle Elum, Washington.

Lester's record was fairly unspectacular, though his knockout ratio in winning bouts was fairly high. His first manager was Harry Burns, but in 1910, ex-boxing champion Tommy Burns took Lester on. Tommy Burns sent Lester to Australia in 1911 to gain fight experience, and in September that year he beat Bill Lang, the Australian heavyweight champion, by points. While in Australia Lester and Burns's relationship became strained and Lester dropped Burns for Hugh MacIntosh. Lester spent the entirety of 1912 in Australia, but by March 1913 Lester was back in the States and fighting in California. Towards the end of his career he lost two matches to Light Heavyweight champion Jack Dillon.

He died in 1916 at the age of 26.[1]

Professional boxing record[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack Lester". Boxrec. Retrieved 2010-10-15. A profile in the April 16, 1929 Ironwood Daily Globe reported that Lester had died at the age of 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bill Lang
Australian heavyweight Championship Succeeded by
Sam McVea