Mike Gibbons

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Mike Gibbons
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Statistics
Real name Michael J. Gibbons
Nickname(s) St. Paul Phantom
Rated at Middleweight
Nationality United States Of America
Born (1887-07-20)July 20, 1887
St. Paul, Minnesota
Died August 31, 1956(1956-08-31) (aged 69)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 133
Wins 112
Wins by KO 38
Losses 8
Draws 9
No contests 4
Mike (left), posing with his brother Tommy Gibbons

Mike Gibbons (July 20, 1887 in St. Paul, Minnesota – August 31, 1956) was an American boxer from 1908 to 1922. The brother of heavyweight Tommy Gibbons, Mike claimed Middleweight Champion of the World status in 1909 following Stanley Ketchel's murder. Although he never won the title, Gibbons is regarded as one of the all-time best welter and middleweight boxers by historians. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Gibbons as the #18 ranked middleweight of all time, while The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #9.[1] The International Boxing Research Organization rates Gibbons as the 17th best middleweight ever and boxing historian Bert Sugar placed him 92nd in his Top 100 Fighters catalogue.[2][3] Gibbons retired due to deteriorating vision. Following his boxing career he entered business in his native St. Paul, and became a member of the Minnesota Athletic Commission. Gibbons was elected to the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1958, the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992, the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010.[4]

Notable bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[5]
Loss United States Mike O'Dowd PTS 12 1922-05-06 United States Queensboro Stadium, Queens, New York
Win United States Mike O'Dowd NWS 10 1921-12-16 United States Saint Paul Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota Newspaper Decision
Win United States Jeff Smith NWS 12 1921-08-09 United States Armory A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey Newspaper Decision
Win United States Eddie McGoorty KO 5 (10) 1921-06-17 United States Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Loss United States Mike O'Dowd NWS 10 1919-11-21 United States Saint Paul Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota For World Middleweight Title.
Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Jeff Smith NWS 10 1919-07-04 United States Association Park, Kansas City, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Harry Greb NWS 10 1919-06-23 United States Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States George Chip NWS 10 1919-06-12 United States Three-I League Park, Terre Haute, Indiana Newspaper Decision
Win United States Leo Houck NWS 8 1919-03-25 United States Saint Louis Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Win United States George Chip NWS 10 1919-01-31 United States Shrine Auditorium, Duluth, Minnesota Newspaper Decision
Win United States Jack Dillon NWS 10 1917-09-03 United States Fair Grounds, Terre Haute, Indiana Newspaper Decision
Win United States George Chip NWS 12 1917-07-04 United States Wright Field, Youngstown, Ohio Newspaper Decision
Win United States Harry Greb NWS 12 1917-02-10 United States National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Jack Dillon NWS 10 1916-11-10 United States Saint Paul Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota Newspaper Decision
Win United Kingdom Kid Lewis NWS 10 1916-05-18 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Win United States Jeff Smith NWS 10 1916-03-17 United States Saint Paul Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Packey McFarland NWS 10 1915-09-11 United States Brighton Beach Motordrome, Brooklyn, New York Newspaper Decision
Win United States Leo Houck NWS 10 1915-05-26 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Win United States Eddie McGoorty NWS 10 1915-03-02 United States Hudson Arena, Hudson, Wisconsin Newspaper Decision
Win United States Al McCoy NWS 10 1914-02-23 United States Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Eddie McGoorty NWS 10 1912-12-04 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Win United States Jeff Smith NWS 10 1912-04-11 United States New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York Newspaper Decision

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Middleweight Rankings". BoxRec. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  2. ^ All-Time Middleweight Rankings IBROresearch.com Retrieved on 2014-04-29
  3. ^ Bert Randolph Sugar (2005). Boxing's Greatest Fighters. Lyons Press. ISBN 978-1-59228-632-4. 
  4. ^ Cyber Boxing Encyclopedia - Mike Gibbons CyberBoxingZone.com Retrieved on 2014-04-30
  5. ^ Mike Gibbons' Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

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