Peter Jackson (boxer)

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Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson boxer 1889.jpg
Peter Jackson in 1889
Statistics
Real namePeter Jackson
Nickname(s)Peter the Great, Black Prince
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Born(1861-07-03)3 July 1861
Christiansted, Danish West Indies
Died13 July 1901(1901-07-13) (aged 40)
Roma, Queensland, Australia
Boxing record
Total fights105
Wins57
Wins by KO29
Losses5
Draws15
No contests28

Peter Jackson (3 July 1861 – 13 July 1901)[1] was an Australian heavyweight boxer who had a significant international career. Jackson was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the inaugural 1990 class, as well as being the 2004 inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in the Pioneers category.

Early life[edit]

Jackson was born in Christiansted on the island Saint Croix, which was then the capital of the Danish West Indies (subsequently, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands). His family originally came from Montego Bay, Jamaica.[2] His father, also called Peter Jackson, was a warehouseman and the grandson of a freed slave who had been owned by a planter with the surname of Jackson. Born a free man, Peter was in principle (at least) a Danish citizen before he gained Australian citizenship. Jackson had a good primary school education before becoming a mariner. Originally working on ships as a deckhand in the Sydney Docks since he was 14, he used his fists to quell a mutiny. This garnered him some notoriety and brought him to the attention of Larry Foley which started his career in boxing.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Peter Jackson

Jackson won the Australian heavyweight title in 1886 with a knockout of Tom Lees in the 30th round. Jackson was at one stage a pupil of "The Black Diamond" Jack Dowridge, a Barbadian immigrant who pioneered boxing in Queensland, Australia. Among Dowridge's other pupils was "Gentleman Jack" John Reid McGowan, a fellow Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee. After establishing his boxing career, and like many of Australia's best boxers of this era, Jackson left for America. He arrived in San Francisco on 12 May 1888.[1] and promptly beat "Old Chocolate" Godfrey to gain the world 'colored' heavyweight championship.[3] During his stay in America, Jackson frequently sparred with Lees. Jackson would become an instructor at the California Athletic Club in San Francisco. He was considered one of the most "scientific" boxers of his day due to his footwork and technical proficiency.[1][4]

Jackson would once again embark on to strange lands after a year in America, leaving that country for Great Britain. Jackson fought for a 1,000 pounds and the inaugural British Commonwealth title against Jem Smith, winning due to the latter's use of wrestling tactics in the second round.[5] Later that year, during a short stay in Dublin, Jackson challenged anyone to stay in the ring with him for 4 rounds. Local champion Peter Maher, who was 20 years old at the time, was the man who took up his bet. Jackson thoroughly beat him in 3 rounds. Maher would go on to have a successful career, winning over 100 bouts. During Jackson's later years there was talk of a rematch against Maher that never materialized.[1]

Jackson repeatedly tried to secure a fight against world champion John L. Sullivan to no avail. Sullivan cited the color bar as the reason for his refusal, claiming he would never fight a black man. Although there is no data to support that claim since Sullivan had on several occasions been scheduled to fight Black fighters such as "Old Chocolate", George Godfrey and a fighter named "Johnson" whose first name has been lost to history. The Godfrey bout was broken up by police as both men were stripped and ready to fight. On 21 May 1891, in Benicia, California Jackson fought the future world champion James Corbett. The match with Corbett went 61 rounds before it was declared no contest, as both boxers were too exhausted to continue.[3] Jackson's last defense of his Commonwealth title came against his long-time rival and fellow Australian Frank Slavin. Both Slavin and Jackson had trained under Larry Foley and a real feud had existed between them for several years, due to Slavin's racism and a romantic triangle with a woman named Josie Leon. Although they had brawled before, this was the first and only professional bout between them. After a frenetic start to the fight, Jackson would gain the upper hand en route to a 10th-round knockout of Slavin.[6]

After a long hiatus in which he only took part in exhibitions, he lost a bout to the powerfully built James J. Jeffries. Jeffries was another great boxer who would hold the championship of the world in the early 1900s.

Life after boxing[edit]

Jackson gained some fame during his stay in America. He stated his desire to play Othello, but it never came to fruition.[7] However, he starred in a touring production of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Despite his celebrity, Jackson would run into financial troubles following his retirement from the ring. Jackson's health rapidly decayed following his bout against Jeffries, making it impossible for him to box. Several benefits were held in order to send him back to Australia.[8]

Jackson died of tuberculosis in Roma, Queensland and was buried at Toowong Cemetery.[3] A short time after becoming the first black heavyweight champion of the world in 1908, "The Galveston Giant" Jack Johnson, made a pilgrimage to Jackson's grave, a measure of the respect in which the man was held not only in Queensland, but in the boxing community worldwide.[9] Jackson's tomb is emblazoned with the words "This was a man".

Professional boxing record[edit]

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec,[10] unless otherwise stated.

Official record[edit]

Gravesite of Peter Jackson at Toowong Cemetery
Peter Jackson & James Corbett
Professional record summary
105 fights 42 wins 5 losses
By knockout 29 3
By decision 10 2
By disqualification 3 0
Draws 3
No contests 28
Newspaper decisions/draws 27

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted as a win, loss or draw.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
105 Loss 42–5–3 (55) United States Jim Jeffords TKO 4 (20) Aug 23, 1899 Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
104 Loss 42–4–3 (55) United States James J. Jeffries TKO 3 (20) Mar 22, 1898 United States Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
103 Win 42–3–3 (55) United States Denny Kelliher NWS 3 Nov 28, 1892 United States Lyceum Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
102 Win 42–3–3 (54) Australia Frank Slavin KO 10 (20) May 30, 1892 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England Retained Commonwealth heavyweight title
101 Win 41–3–3 (54) United States Joe Butler PTS 3 Feb 17, 1892 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
100 Win 40–3–3 (54) United States James Dalton KO 3 (?) Jan 12, 1892 United States Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
99 Win 39–3–3 (54) United States Jack King TKO 2 (?) Jan 12, 1892 United States Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
98 NC 38–3–3 (54) United States James J. Corbett NC 61 (?) May 21, 1891 United States California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
97 Draw 38–3–3 (53) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Nov 19, 1890 Australia Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
96 Draw 38–3–3 (52) Australia Joe Goddard PTS 8 OCt 20, 1890 Australia Crystal Palace, Richmond, Melborne, Victoria, Australia Retained Commonwealth and Australian heavyweight titles
95 ND 38–3–2 (52) Australia William Power ND 3 Sep 26, 1890 Australia Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
94 ND 38–3–2 (51) Australia WH Watson ND 3 Sep 26, 1890 Australia Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
93 ND 38–3–2 (50) Australia William Power ND 3 Sep 23, 1890 Australia Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
92 ND 38–3–2 (49) Australia WH Watson ND 3 Sep 23, 1890 Australia Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
91 Draw 38–3–2 (48) Australia Martin Costello NWS 4 Sep 18, 1890 Australia McLaughlin's Athletic Hall, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
90 Win 38–3–2 (47) Australia Mick O'Brien NWS 4 Sep 13, 1890 Australia Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
89 Draw 38–3–2 (46) Australia Martin Costello NWS 4 Sep 9, 1890 Australia Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
88 Draw 38–3–2 (45) Australia Martin Costello NWS 4 Sep 8, 1890 Australia Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
87 ND 38–3–2 (44) United Kingdom Jack Burke ND 6 Sep 6, 1890 Australia Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
86 Draw 38–3–2 (43) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 3 Sep 2, 1890 Australia Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
85 Draw 38–3–2 (42) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Aug 30, 1890 Australia Olympic Hall, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
84 Win 38–3–2 (41) United States Tom Johnson PTS 4 Jul 22, 1890 United States Marysville A.C., Marysville, California, U.S.
83 Win 37–3–2 (41) United Kingdom Denver Ed Smith PTS 5 May 19, 1890 United States Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
82 Win 36–3–2 (41) United States Dick Keating KO 1 (4) Apr 1, 1890 United States Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Exact date unknown
81 ND 35–3–2 (41) Canada Gus Lambert ND 4 Mar 5, 1890 United States Troy, New York, U.S.
80 NC 35–3–2 (40) United States Jack Fallon NC 2 (?) Mar 4, 1890 United States Palace Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
79 Win 35–3–2 (39) United States The Gypsy KO 2 (4) Feb 21, 1890 United States Kernan's Theatre, Washington, D.C., U.S.
78 Win 34–3–2 (39) United States James J. Walker KO 1 (4) Feb 20, 1890 United States Kernan's Theatre, Washington, D.C., U.S.
77 Win 33–3–2 (39) Ireland Peter Maher RTD 3 (4) Dec 24, 1889 Ireland Leinster Hall, Dublin, Ireland
76 Win 32–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Scotchy Gunn PTS 4 Dec 2, 1889 United Kingdom Aquarium, Brighton, Sussex, England
75 Win 31–3–2 (39) United Kingdom W Woodhams TKO 3 (4) Dec 2, 1889 United Kingdom Aquarium, Brighton, Sussex, England
74 Win 30–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Sailor White TKO 3 (4) Nov 29, 1889 United Kingdom Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
73 Win 29–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Woolf Bendoff TKO 2 (4) Nov 29, 1889 United Kingdom Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
72 Win 28–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Skinner DQ 2 (4) Nov 7, 1889 United Kingdom Plymouth, Devon, England
71 Win 27–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Charles Burgin TKO 2 (4) Nov 23, 1889 United Kingdom Royal Aquarium Theatre, Westminster, London, England
70 Win 26–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Horace Horrigan TKO 2 (4) Nov 21, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
69 Win 25–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Jem Smith DQ 2 (10) Nov 11, 1889 United Kingdom New Pelican Club Gym, Soho, London, England Won Commonwealth heavyweight title
68 Win 24–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Alf Mitchell PTS 4 Oct 15, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
67 Win 23–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Alf Ball KO 2 (4) Oct 15, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
66 Win 22–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Jem Young PTS 4 Oct 14, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
65 Win 21–3–2 (39) United Kingdom Jack Partridge KO 3 (4) Oct 7, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
64 Win 20–3–2 (39) United States Jack Fallon PTS 4 Aug 19, 1889 United States Mike Shines' Circus, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Win 19–3–2 (39) United States James Ginger McCormick KO 2 (?) Aug 9, 1889 United States Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
62 Win 18–3–2 (39) United States Billy Baker RTD 3 (4) Aug 8, 1889 United States Cronheim's Theatre, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
61 Win 17–3–2 (39) United States Paddy Brennan TKO 1 (4) Aug 5, 1889 United States Genesee Hall, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
60 Win 16–3–2 (39) United States Tom Lynch DQ 2 (4) Jul 30, 1889 United States Genesee Hall, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
59 Win 15–3–2 (39) United States Billy Baker PTS 4 Jul 29, 1889 United States Genesee Hall, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
58 ND 14–3–2 (39) Australia Tom Lees ND 4 Jul 27, 1889 United States Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.
57 Win 14–3–2 (38) United States George Peters TKO 3 (4) Jul 25, 1889 United States Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
56 Win 13–3–2 (38) United States Charles Brown TKO 4 (?) Jul 11, 1889 United States Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
55 ND 12–3–2 (38) Australia Tom Lees TKO 2 (?) Jun 15, 1889 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
54 Win 12–3–2 (37) United States Shorty Kincaid TKO 2 (?) May 11, 1889 United States Virginia City, Nevada, U.S.
53 Win 11–3–2 (36) Canada Patsy Cardiff TKO 10 (?) Apr 26, 1889 United States California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
52 Win 10–3–2 (37) United States Joe McAuliffe KO 24 (?) Dec 28, 1888 United States California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
51 Win 9–3–2 (37) United States George Godfrey TKO 19 (?) Aug 24, 1888 United States California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S. Won world colored heavyweight title
50 Win 8–3–2 (37) United States M.J. Sullivan KO 2 (?) Jun 20, 1888 United States San Francisco, California, U.S.
49 Draw 7–3–2 (37) Australia Larry Foley NWS 4 Apr 17, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
48 Draw 7–3–2 (36) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Mar 17, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
47 Win 7–3–2 (35) Australia Tom Taylor NWS 4 Feb 11, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
46 Draw 7–3–2 (34) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Feb 4, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
45 ND 7–3–2 (33) Australia Mick Dooley ND 4 Jan 26, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
44 Loss 7–3–2 (32) United States Martin Costello PTS 4 Jan 14, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
43 ND 7–2–2 (32) Australia Mick Dooley ND 2 (?) Dec 24, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
42 ND 7–2–2 (31) Australia Stonewall Jack ND 2 (?) Nov 26, 1887 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
41 ND 7–2–2 (30) Australia Steve O'Donnell ND 3 Oct 22, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
40 ND 7–2–2 (29) Australia Steve O'Donnell ND 3 Oct 1, 1887 Australia Foley's Gymnasium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
39 Win 7–2–2 (28) Australia Jim Nolan KO 1 (4) Sep 24, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
38 Win 6–2–2 (28) Australia Harry Stanley NWS 4 Aug 27, 1887 Australia Athletic Hall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
37 ND 6–2–2 (27) Australia Jim Nolan ND 4 Aug 25, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
36 ND 6–2–2 (26) Australia Tom Taylor ND 4 Aug 6, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
35 Win 6–2–2 (25) Australia Steve O'Donnell NWS 4 Jul 16, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
34 ND 6–2–2 (24) Australia Dan Hickey ND 4 Jul 9, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
33 Win 6–2–2 (23) Australia Jim Nolan NWS 4 Jun 25, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
32 Draw 6–2–2 (22) Australia George Seale NWS 4 Jun 11, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
31 Win 6–2–2 (21) Australia Jim Nolan NWS 4 Jun 4, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
30 Win 6–2–2 (20) New Zealand Mick O'Brien KO 1 (6) Apr 23, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
29 Win 5–2–2 (20) Australia Pat Kiely NWS 4 Apr 6, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
28 ND 5–2–2 (19) Australia Pat Kiely ND 4 Feb 15, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
27 ND 5–2–2 (18) Australia Pat Kiely ND 4 Nov 20, 1886 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
26 ND 5–2–2 (17) Australia Steve O'Donnell ND 4 Oct 9, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
25 ND 5–2–2 (16) Australia Jack Malloy ND 4 Oct 2, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
24 Win 5–2–2 (15) Australia Tom Lees TKO 30 (?) Sep 25, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Won vacant Australian heavyweight title;
A finish fight
23 Draw 4–2–2 (15) Australia Billy McCarthy NWS 4 Aug 25, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 ND 4–2–2 (14) Australia Hugh Healey ND 4 Aug 15, 1886 Australia Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
21 Win 4–2–2 (13) Australia Riley NWS 3 Aug 7, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 Win 4–2–2 (12) Australia Dan Hickey NWS 4 Jul 17, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 Win 4–2–2 (11) Australia Tom Taylor NWS 3 Jul 12, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 Loss 4–2–2 (10) Australia Pablo Fanque PTS 4 May 22, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
17 Win 4–1–2 (10) Australia Bob Berbs NWS 4 Apr 3, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 Win 4–1–2 (9) Australia Herbert Goddard NWS 4 Apr 3, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 Win 4–1–2 (8) Australia Mick Dooley KO 3 (6) Mar 27, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 Draw 3–1–2 (8) Australia Jack Thompson NWS 4 Mar 13, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 ND 3–1–2 (7) Australia Unknown Slade ND 4 May 28, 1885 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
12 Win 3–1–2 (6) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 May 28, 1885 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 ND 3–1–2 (5) Australia William Miller ND 4 May 2, 1885 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 ND 3–1–2 (4) Australia Larry Foley ND 3 May 1, 1885 Australia Chiarini's Circus, Belmore, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9 Draw 3–1–2 (3) Australia Bill Farnan PTS 6 (6) Sep 23, 1884 Australia Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia For Australian heavyweight title;
Declared a draw when Jackson's supporters broke into the ring to save their fighter who was in deep trouble
8 Loss 3–1–1 (3) Australia Bill Farnan TKO 4 (?) Jul 26, 1884 Australia Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia For inaugural Australian heavyweight title;
A finish fight
7 Win 3–0–1 (3) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Jun 25, 1884 Australia Sydney Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
6 ND 3–0–1 (2) Australia Tom Lees ND 4 Feb 2, 1884 Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 Win 3–0–1 (1) Australia Tom Lees PTS 4 Jan 31, 1884 Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 Win 2–0–1 (1) Australia George Cave KO 1 (6) Jan 28, 1884 Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 ND 1–0–1 (1) Australia Tom Lees ND 6 Jan 28, 1884 Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 Win 1–0–1 Australia Dubbo PTS ? Mar 1, 1882 Australia Australia Exact date and number of rounds unknown
1 Draw 0–0–1 Australia Jack Hayes PTS 5 Jan 1, 1882 Australia Queen's Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Exact date unknown

Unofficial record[edit]

Professional record summary
105 fights 57 wins 5 losses
By knockout 29 3
By decision 25 2
By disqualification 3 0
Draws 15
No contests 28

Record with the inclusion of newspaper decisions to the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
105 Loss 57–5–15 (28) United States Jim Jeffords TKO 4 (20) Aug 23, 1899 Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
104 Loss 57–4–15 (28) United States James J. Jeffries TKO 3 (20) Mar 22, 1898 United States Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
103 Win 57–3–15 (28) United States Denny Kelliher NWS 3 Nov 28, 1892 United States Lyceum Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
102 Win 56–3–15 (28) Australia Frank Slavin KO 10 (20) May 30, 1892 United Kingdom National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England Retained Commonwealth heavyweight title
101 Win 55–3–15 (28) United States Joe Butler PTS 3 Feb 17, 1892 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
100 Win 54–3–15 (28) United States James Dalton KO 3 (?) Jan 12, 1892 United States Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
99 Win 53–3–15 (28) United States Jack King TKO 2 (?) Jan 12, 1892 United States Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
98 NC 52–3–15 (28) United States James J. Corbett NC 61 (?) May 21, 1891 United States California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
97 Draw 52–3–15 (27) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Nov 19, 1890 Australia Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
96 Draw 52–3–14 (27) Australia Joe Goddard PTS 8 OCt 20, 1890 Australia Crystal Palace, Richmond, Melborne, Victoria, Australia Retained Commonwealth and Australian heavyweight titles
95 ND 52–3–13 (27) Australia William Power ND 3 Sep 26, 1890 Australia Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
94 ND 52–3–13 (26) Australia WH Watson ND 3 Sep 26, 1890 Australia Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
93 ND 52–3–13 (25) Australia William Power ND 3 Sep 23, 1890 Australia Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
92 ND 52–3–13 (24) Australia WH Watson ND 3 Sep 23, 1890 Australia Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
91 Draw 52–3–13 (23) Australia Martin Costello NWS 4 Sep 18, 1890 Australia McLaughlin's Athletic Hall, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
90 Win 52–3–12 (23) Australia Mick O'Brien NWS 4 Sep 13, 1890 Australia Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
89 Draw 51–3–12 (23) Australia Martin Costello NWS 4 Sep 9, 1890 Australia Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
88 Draw 51–3–11 (23) Australia Martin Costello NWS 4 Sep 8, 1890 Australia Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
87 ND 51–3–10 (23) United Kingdom Jack Burke ND 6 Sep 6, 1890 Australia Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
86 Draw 51–3–10 (22) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 3 Sep 2, 1890 Australia Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
85 Draw 51–3–9 (22) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Aug 30, 1890 Australia Olympic Hall, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
84 Win 51–3–8 (22) United States Tom Johnson PTS 4 Jul 22, 1890 United States Marysville A.C., Marysville, California, U.S.
83 Win 50–3–8 (22) United Kingdom Denver Ed Smith PTS 5 May 19, 1890 United States Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
82 Win 49–3–8 (22) United States Dick Keating KO 1 (4) Apr 1, 1890 United States Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Exact date unknown
81 ND 48–3–8 (22) Canada Gus Lambert ND 4 Mar 5, 1890 United States Troy, New York, U.S.
80 NC 48–3–8 (21) United States Jack Fallon NC 2 (?) Mar 4, 1890 United States Palace Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
79 Win 48–3–8 (20) United States The Gypsy KO 2 (4) Feb 21, 1890 United States Kernan's Theatre, Washington, D.C., U.S.
78 Win 47–3–8 (20) United States James J. Walker KO 1 (4) Feb 20, 1890 United States Kernan's Theatre, Washington, D.C., U.S.
77 Win 46–3–8 (20) Ireland Peter Maher RTD 3 (4) Dec 24, 1889 Ireland Leinster Hall, Dublin, Ireland
76 Win 45–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Scotchy Gunn PTS 4 Dec 2, 1889 United Kingdom Aquarium, Brighton, Sussex, England
75 Win 44–3–8 (20) United Kingdom W Woodhams TKO 3 (4) Dec 2, 1889 United Kingdom Aquarium, Brighton, Sussex, England
74 Win 43–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Sailor White TKO 3 (4) Nov 29, 1889 United Kingdom Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
73 Win 42–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Woolf Bendoff TKO 2 (4) Nov 29, 1889 United Kingdom Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
72 Win 41–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Skinner DQ 2 (4) Nov 7, 1889 United Kingdom Plymouth, Devon, England
71 Win 40–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Charles Burgin TKO 2 (4) Nov 23, 1889 United Kingdom Royal Aquarium Theatre, Westminster, London, England
70 Win 39–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Horace Horrigan TKO 2 (4) Nov 21, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
69 Win 38–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Jem Smith DQ 2 (10) Nov 11, 1889 United Kingdom New Pelican Club Gym, Soho, London, England Won Commonwealth heavyweight title
68 Win 37–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Alf Mitchell PTS 4 Oct 15, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
67 Win 36–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Alf Ball KO 2 (4) Oct 15, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
66 Win 35–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Jem Young PTS 4 Oct 14, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
65 Win 34–3–8 (20) United Kingdom Jack Partridge KO 3 (4) Oct 7, 1889 United Kingdom Astleys Ampitheatre, Westminster, London, England
64 Win 33–3–8 (20) United States Jack Fallon PTS 4 Aug 19, 1889 United States Mike Shines' Circus, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Win 32–3–8 (20) United States James Ginger McCormick KO 2 (?) Aug 9, 1889 United States Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
62 Win 31–3–8 (20) United States Billy Baker RTD 3 (4) Aug 8, 1889 United States Cronheim's Theatre, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
61 Win 30–3–8 (20) United States Paddy Brennan TKO 1 (4) Aug 5, 1889 United States Genesee Hall, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
60 Win 29–3–8 (20) United States Tom Lynch DQ 2 (4) Jul 30, 1889 United States Genesee Hall, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
59 Win 28–3–8 (20) United States Billy Baker PTS 4 Jul 29, 1889 United States Genesee Hall, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
58 ND 27–3–8 (20) Australia Tom Lees ND 4 Jul 27, 1889 United States Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.
57 Win 27–3–8 (19) United States George Peters TKO 3 (4) Jul 25, 1889 United States Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
56 Win 26–3–8 (19) United States Charles Brown TKO 4 (?) Jul 11, 1889 United States Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
55 ND 25–3–8 (19) Australia Tom Lees TKO 2 (?) Jun 15, 1889 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
54 Win 25–3–8 (18) United States Shorty Kincaid TKO 2 (?) May 11, 1889 United States Virginia City, Nevada, U.S.
53 Win 24–3–8 (18) Canada Patsy Cardiff TKO 10 (?) Apr 26, 1889 United States California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
52 Win 23–3–8 (18) United States Joe McAuliffe KO 24 (?) Dec 28, 1888 United States California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
51 Win 22–3–8 (18) United States George Godfrey TKO 19 (?) Aug 24, 1888 United States California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S. Won world colored heavyweight title
50 Win 21–3–8 (18) United States M.J. Sullivan KO 2 (?) Jun 20, 1888 United States San Francisco, California, U.S.
49 Draw 20–3–8 (18) Australia Larry Foley NWS 4 Apr 17, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
48 Draw 20–3–7 (18) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Mar 17, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
47 Win 20–3–6 (18) Australia Tom Taylor NWS 4 Feb 11, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
46 Draw 19–3–6 (18) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Feb 4, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
45 ND 19–3–5 (18) Australia Mick Dooley ND 4 Jan 26, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
44 Loss 19–3–5 (17) United States Martin Costello PTS 4 Jan 14, 1888 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
43 ND 19–2–5 (17) Australia Mick Dooley ND 2 (?) Dec 24, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
42 ND 19–2–5 (16) Australia Stonewall Jack ND 2 (?) Nov 26, 1887 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
41 ND 19–2–5 (15) Australia Steve O'Donnell ND 3 Oct 22, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
40 ND 19–2–5 (14) Australia Steve O'Donnell ND 3 Oct 1, 1887 Australia Foley's Gymnasium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
39 Win 19–2–5 (13) Australia Jim Nolan KO 1 (4) Sep 24, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
38 Win 18–2–5 (13) Australia Harry Stanley NWS 4 Aug 27, 1887 Australia Athletic Hall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
37 ND 17–2–5 (13) Australia Jim Nolan ND 4 Aug 25, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
36 ND 17–2–5 (12) Australia Tom Taylor ND 4 Aug 6, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
35 Win 17–2–5 (11) Australia Steve O'Donnell NWS 4 Jul 16, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
34 ND 16–2–5 (11) Australia Dan Hickey ND 4 Jul 9, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
33 Win 16–2–5 (10) Australia Jim Nolan NWS 4 Jun 25, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
32 Draw 15–2–5 (10) Australia George Seale NWS 4 Jun 11, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
31 Win 15–2–4 (10) Australia Jim Nolan NWS 4 Jun 4, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
30 Win 14–2–4 (10) New Zealand Mick O'Brien KO 1 (6) Apr 23, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
29 Win 13–2–4 (10) Australia Pat Kiely NWS 4 Apr 6, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
28 ND 12–2–4 (10) Australia Pat Kiely ND 4 Feb 15, 1887 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
27 ND 12–2–4 (9) Australia Pat Kiely ND 4 Nov 20, 1886 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
26 ND 12–2–4 (8) Australia Steve O'Donnell ND 4 Oct 9, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
25 ND 12–2–4 (7) Australia Jack Malloy ND 4 Oct 2, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
24 Win 12–2–4 (6) Australia Tom Lees TKO 30 (?) Sep 25, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Won vacant Australian heavyweight title;
A finish fight
23 Draw 11–2–4 (6) Australia Billy McCarthy NWS 4 Aug 25, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 ND 11–2–3 (6) Australia Hugh Healey ND 4 Aug 15, 1886 Australia Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
21 Win 11–2–3 (5) Australia Riley NWS 3 Aug 7, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 Win 10–2–3 (5) Australia Dan Hickey NWS 4 Jul 17, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 Win 9–2–3 (5) Australia Tom Taylor NWS 3 Jul 12, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 Loss 8–2–3 (5) Australia Pablo Fanque PTS 4 May 22, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
17 Win 8–1–3 (5) Australia Bob Berbs NWS 4 Apr 3, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 Win 7–1–3 (5) Australia Herbert Goddard NWS 4 Apr 3, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 Win 6–1–3 (5) Australia Mick Dooley KO 3 (6) Mar 27, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 Draw 5–1–3 (5) Australia Jack Thompson NWS 4 Mar 13, 1886 Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 ND 5–1–2 (5) Australia Unknown Slade ND 4 May 28, 1885 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
12 Win 5–1–2 (4) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 May 28, 1885 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 ND 4–1–2 (4) Australia William Miller ND 4 May 2, 1885 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 ND 4–1–2 (3) Australia Larry Foley ND 3 May 1, 1885 Australia Chiarini's Circus, Belmore, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9 Draw 4–1–2 (2) Australia Bill Farnan PTS 6 (6) Sep 23, 1884 Australia Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia For Australian heavyweight title;
Declared a draw when Jackson's supporters broke into the ring to save their fighter who was in deep trouble
8 Loss 4–1–1 (2) Australia Bill Farnan TKO 4 (?) Jul 26, 1884 Australia Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia For inaugural Australian heavyweight title;
A finish fight
7 Win 4–0–1 (2) Australia Mick Dooley NWS 4 Jun 25, 1884 Australia Sydney Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
6 ND 3–0–1 (2) Australia Tom Lees ND 4 Feb 2, 1884 Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 Win 3–0–1 (1) Australia Tom Lees PTS 4 Jan 31, 1884 Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 Win 2–0–1 (1) Australia George Cave KO 1 (6) Jan 28, 1884 Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 ND 1–0–1 (1) Australia Tom Lees ND 6 Jan 28, 1884 Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 Win 1–0–1 Australia Dubbo PTS ? Mar 1, 1882 Australia Australia Exact date and number of rounds unknown
1 Draw 0–0–1 Australia Jack Hayes PTS 5 Jan 1, 1882 Australia Queen's Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Exact date unknown

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Petersen, Bob (2011). "Tropical Danish, 1860-1879". Peter Jackson: A Biography of the Australian Heavyweight Champion, 1860-1901. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 5. ISBN 9780786458813. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. ^ 'BLACK PRINCE PETER'
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  4. ^ http://www.boxing.com/jackson_vs._corbett_the_birth_of_the_sweet_science.html
  5. ^ "Peter Jackson vs. Jem Smith - BoxRec".
  6. ^ http://www.boxing.com/paddy_slavinpioneer_of_prizefighting.html
  7. ^ "Peter Jackson wants to play Othello". The San Francisco Call. 30 January 1893. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  8. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  9. ^ Peter Jackson - "The Black Prince" by Tony DeBolfo
  10. ^ "BoxRec: Login".

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tom Lees
Australian Heavyweight Champion
25 September 1886 - 1888
Succeeded by
Frank Slavin
Won vacant title
Preceded by
George Godfrey
World Colored Heavyweight Champion
24 August 1888 - 1896
Succeeded by
Bob Armstrong
Won vacant title