Joey Archibald

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Joey Archibald
Real name Joseph J Archibald
Rated at Featherweight
Height 5 ft 2 ½ in
Nationality American
Born (1914-02-20)February 20, 1914
Providence, Rhode Island
Died February 3, 1998(1998-02-03) (aged 83)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 181
Wins 60
Wins by KO 29
Losses 40
Draws 5

Joey Archibald (February 20, 1914 – February 3, 1998)[1] was a world boxing featherweight champion. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island.

Archibald won the NYSAC version of the then vacant world crown when he defeated Mike Belloise on October 17, 1938. He gained universal recognition as the world featherweight champion when he defeated Leo Rodak in April 1939.[2] Archibald lost the title to Harry Jeffra in May 1940, but regained it from Jeffra on May 12, 1941. His reign was short lived as Chalky Wright knocked him out on September 11, 1941 to wrest the crown from him.

Archibald, despite his fine effort against Jeffra to regain the title, appeared to be a fighter in decline from 1939 on. In fact, Archibald lost 27 out of 34 fights from July 1939 until his retirement from the ring in August 1943. His final record was 61 wins (30 KOs), 42 losses and 5 draws.

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Title last held by
Henry Armstrong
World Featherweight Champion
April 18, 1939 – May 20 1940
Succeeded by
Harry Jeffra
Preceded by
Harry Jeffra
World Featherweight Champion
May 12, 1941 –September 11, 1941
Succeeded by
Chalky Wright