Jem Carney

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Jem "Jim" Carney (born November 5, 1856 in Birmingham, England — died September 8, 1941) was an 1880s English Lightweight Champion.

Early Life[edit]

Jem Carney was born in Coleshill-street, Birmingham on 5 November 1856.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Carney began boxing in 1878 and won the English lightweight championship on December 20, 1884 by beating Jake Hyams after a 45-round fight that lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.[2]


Carney died on September 8, 1941 in London, England.


Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame: The Class of 2006.


  1. ^ "Jem Carney". The Newcastle Sun. 29 March 1927. p. 9. Retrieved 27 September 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ IBHOF / Jem Carney at

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