Jimmy Britt

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Jimmy Britt
Jimmy Britt portrait BNF.jpg
Statistics
Real name James Edward Britt
Weight(s) Lightweight
Nationality American
Born (1879-08-05)August 5, 1879
San Francisco, California
Died January 21, 1940(1940-01-21) (aged 60)
Boxing record
Total fights 23
Wins 13
Wins by KO 4
Losses 7
Draws 3

Jimmy Britt (October 5, 1879, in San Francisco, California – January 21, 1940) was a boxer from 1902 to 1909. He fought Joe Gans twice for the World lightweight title but lost both bouts. In a career spanning 23 bouts, Britt met 6 different Hall of Famers for a combined total of 10 fights; going 4-4-2. After retiring from boxing in 1909, Britt toured the United States as a vaudeville performer, then later worked as a WPA superintendent. He died of a heart attack in his San Francisco home on January 21, 1940 and was interred at Holy Cross Cemetery (Colma, California).[1] Britt was elected to the Ring Magazine hall of fame in 1976.

Professional boxing record[edit]

13 Wins (4 Knockouts), 7 Defeats (4 Knockouts), 1 Draw ,[2]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 13-7-1 United Kingdom Johnny Summers KO 9 (20) 1909-07-31 United Kingdom Memorial Ground, West Ham, London
Loss 13-6-1 United Kingdom Johnny Summers PTS 20 1909-02-22 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London
Win 13-5-1 United Kingdom Johnny Summers PTS 10 1908-11-02 United Kingdom Wonderland, Mile End, London
Loss 12-5-1 United States Packey McFarland TKO 6 (20) 1908-04-11 United States Mission Street Arena, Colma, California
Draw N/A Denmark Battling Nelson NWS 10 1908-03-03 United States Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California Newspaper Decision
Loss 12-4-1 United States Joe Gans TKO 6 (20) 1907-09-09 United States Recreation Park, San Francisco, California For World Lightweight Title
Win 12-3-1 Denmark Battling Nelson PTS 20 1907-07-31 United States Auditorium Rink, Los Angeles, California Won World 'White' Lightweight Title
Draw N/A United States Terry McGovern NWS 10 1906-05-28 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Loss 11-3-1 Denmark Battling Nelson KO 18 (20) 1905-09-09 United States Mission Street Arena, Colma, California Lost World 'White' Lightweight Title
Win 11-2-1 United States Kid Sullivan PTS 20 1905-07-21 United States Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California Retained World 'White' Lightweight Title
Win 10-2-1 United States Jabez White TKO 20 (20) 1905-05-05 United States Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California Retained World 'White' Lightweight Title
Win 9-2-1 Denmark Battling Nelson PTS 20 1904-12-20 United States Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California Retained World 'White' Lightweight Title
Loss 8-2-1 United States Joe Gans DQ 5 (20) 1904-10-31 United States Recreation Park, San Francisco, California For World Lightweight Title
Win 8-1-1 United States Young Corbett II PTS 20 1904-03-25 United States Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California
Win 7-1-1 Republic of Ireland Martin Canole PTS 25 1903-11-20 United States Colma A.C, Colma, California Retained World 'White' Lightweight Title
Win 6-1-1 United States Charley Sieger PTS 20 1903-11-10 United States Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California Retained World 'White' Lightweight Title
Draw 5-1-1 United States Jack O'Keefe PTS 20 1903-06-13 United States Old Baseball Park, Butte, Montana Retained World 'White' Lightweight Title
Win 5-1 United States Willie Fitzgerald PTS 20 1903-04-28 United States Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California Retained World 'White' Lightweight Title
Loss 4-0 United States Jack O'Keefe DQ 6 (20) 1903-03-09 United States Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon
Win 4-0 United States Frank Erne KO 7 (20) 1902-11-26 United States Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California Won World 'White' Lightweight Title
Win 3-0 United States Kid Lavigne TKO 8 (20) 1902-05-29 United States Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California
Win 2-0 Australia Tim Hegarty KO 8 1902-02-28 United States Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California
Win 1-0 United States Toby Irwin PTS 15 1902-02-18 United States Acme A.C., Oakland, California

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Funeral Today for Boxer Jimmy Britt". The San Bernardino County Sun. 25 January 1940. p. 19. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Jimmy Britt's Professional Boxing Record Archived 2014-05-12 at the Wayback Machine.. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-09-29.

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Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Frank Erne
World White Lightweight Champion
June 24, 1902 – September 9, 1905
Succeeded by
Battling Nelson
Preceded by
Battling Nelson
World White Lightweight Champion
July 31, 1907 – September 9, 1909
Lost bid for Undisputed Title
Title Defunct