Joe Lynch (boxer)

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Joe Lynch
Joe Lynch portrait.jpg
Statistics
Real nameJoseph Aloysius Lynch
Weight(s)Bantamweight
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Reach66 in (168 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1898-11-30)November 30, 1898
New York, New York
DiedSeptember 1, 1965(1965-09-01) (aged 66)
Brooklyn, New York
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights156
Wins99
Wins by KO37
Losses36
Draws19
No contests2

Joseph "Joe" Aloysius Lynch (November 30, 1898 in New York, NY – August 1, 1965 in Brooklyn Ny) was an American boxer who held the World Bantamweight Championship during his career.[1] An extremely durable fighter, Lynch was never knocked out in nearly 160 bouts despite an aggressive fighting style. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Lynch as the #11 ranked bantamweight of all time, while The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #4.[2][3] The International Boxing Research Organization rates Lynch as the 11th best bantamweight ever.[4] He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005 within the "Old-Timer" category.

Pro career[edit]

The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, congratulates Jimmy Wilde after his victory over Joe Lynch.

He won the world bantamweight title in 1920, defeating Pete Herman. Herman defeated him to regain the title the following year. Lynch regained the title from Johnny Buff after Buff defeated Herman, defended it successfully against Midget Smith, but lost in 15 rounds to Abe Goldstein in 1924. He retired in 1926 and went to live in New City, NY.

Death[edit]

After retiring from boxing, Lynch bought a farm and a gymnasium with his earnings from the ring. He later served as postmaster for New York City.[3]

In 1965 he drowned in an accident in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. He was found floating in a New York City bay and died en route to the hospital. Foul play was suspected.[5]

Notable bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[6]
Loss United States Memphis Pal Moore NWS 10 1926-03-04 United States Miami Field, Miami, Florida Newspaper Decision
Draw United States Memphis Pal Moore PTS 10 1926-02-24 United States Miami Field, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Loss United States Abe Goldstein PTS 15 1924-03-21 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Lost World Bantamweight Title.
Loss United States Memphis Pal Moore NWS 10 1923-11-27 United States Saint Louis, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Win United States Memphis Pal Moore NWS 12 1922-09-04 United States Floyd Fitzsimmons' Arena, Michigan City, Indiana Newspaper Decision
Win United States Johnny Buff TKO 14 (15) 1922-07-10 United States Velodrome, New York, New York Won World Bantamweight Title.
Loss United States Kid Herman PTS 15 1921-07-25 United States Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York Lost World Bantamweight Title.
Loss United States Memphis Pal Moore NWS 12 1921-05-06 United States Louisville, Kentucky Newspaper Decision
Win United States Kid Herman UD 15 1920-12-22 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Won World Bantamweight Title.
Win United States Abe Goldstein KO 11 (15) 1920-11-05 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Draw United States Memphis Pal Moore NWS 8 1920-10-26 United States Saint Louis, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Win France Charles Ledoux NWS 12 1920-08-02 United States Armory A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey Newspaper Decision
Win United States Memphis Pal Moore NWS 12 1920-05-24 United States 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Kid Herman NWS 6 1919-11-12 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Kid Herman NWS 10 1919-09-01 United States Driveway Park, Waterbury, Connecticut Newspaper Decision
Loss Wales Jimmy Wilde PTS 15 1919-03-31 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London
Win Denmark Kid Williams TKO 4 (6) 1918-01-29 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Memphis Pal Moore PTS 12 1918-01-11 United States Providence, Rhode Island
Win United States Memphis Pal Moore PTS 12 1917-12-21 United States Rhode Island A.C., Thornton, Rhode Island
Draw United States Memphis Pal Moore NWS 10 1917-10-27 United States Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Kid Herman NWS 10 1917-06-01 United States Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Draw Denmark Kid Williams NWS 10 1917-03-13 United States Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Win United States Monte Attell KO 7 (10) 1916-09-06 United States Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Lineal Bantamweight Champions". Cyber Boxing Zone.
  2. ^ "All-Time Bantamweight Rankings". BoxRec. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b Cyber Boxing Encyclopedia - Joe Lynch CyberBoxingZone.com Retrieved on 2014-04-30
  4. ^ All-Time Bantamweight Rankings IBROresearch.com Retrieved on 2014-04-29
  5. ^ "Joe Lynch (Boxer) - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  6. ^ Joe Lynch's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Kid Herman
World Bantamweight Champion
December 22, 1920 – July 25, 1921
Succeeded by
Kid Herman
Preceded by
Johnny Buff
World Bantamweight Champion
July 10, 1922 – March 21, 1924
Succeeded by
Abe Goldstein