Tommy Gibbons

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Tommy Gibbons
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Statistics
Real nameThomas Joseph Gibbons
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Born(1891-03-22)March 22, 1891
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedNovember 19, 1960(1960-11-19) (aged 69)
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record[1]
Total fights106; with the inclusion of newspaper decisions
Wins96
Wins by KO48
Losses5
Draws4
No contests1

Thomas Joseph Gibbons (March 22, 1891 – November 19, 1960) was an American professional heavyweight boxer.

Life and career[edit]

He was born on March 22, 1891 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Thomas John Gibbons and Mary (née Burke) Gibbons. He had a brother, Mike.

Tommy started boxing professionally in 1911 as a middleweight. Like his brother he was a master scientific boxer who chose to outbox his opponents. In time, he advanced to the heavyweight boxing class and developed a respectable punch.

On May 27, 1916 he married Helen Constance Moga in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

His biggest fight came near the end of his career in Jack Dempsey vs. Tommy Gibbons when he met heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey on July 4, 1923 in Shelby, Montana. The local backers and the town of Shelby went broke putting on the fight. The great Dempsey battled through the full fifteen rounds before winning by decision. Dempsey was awarded $200,000, whereas Gibbons received expense money.

Tommy Gibbons record was 56-4-1 with 44 no decisions, and 1 no contest. He scored 48 knockouts, and was stopped only once by Gene Tunney on June 5, 1925. The names dotting his record read like boxing's hall of fame. Tommy recorded wins over George Chip, Willie Meehan, Billy Miske, Chuck Wiggins, Jack Bloomfield, and Kid Norfolk. Tommy had no decision matches with George "K.O." Brown, Billy Miske, Harry Greb, Battling Levinsky, Bob Roper, Chuck Wiggins, Georges Carpentier, and others. Only Harry Greb, Billy Miske, Jack Dempsey, and Gene Tunney were able to score wins over Gibbons.

Following his retirement from boxing, Tommy Gibbons was elected four times as the Sheriff of Ramsey County. He won for six consecutive four year terms before retiring at the age of 68. He died on November 19, 1960 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.[2][3]

Legacy[edit]

Gibbons became a member of the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1963, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993, and the Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec,[5] unless otherwise stated.

Official record[edit]

106 fights 57 wins 3 losses
By knockout 48 1
By decision 8 2
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
No contests 1
Newspaper decisions/draws 44

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted in the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Age Location Notes
106 Loss 56–4–1 (45) Gene Tunney KO 12 (15) Jun 5, 1925 33 years, 75 days Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S.
105 Win 56–3–1 (45) Tiny Jim Herman KO 3 (10) Jan 30, 1925 32 years, 314 days Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
104 Win 55–3–1 (45) Jack Burke TKO 6 (10) Jan 7, 1925 32 years, 291 days Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
103 Win 54–3–1 (45) Kid Norfolk TKO 6 (15) Dec 9, 1924 33 years, 262 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
102 Win 53–3–1 (45) Ted Jamieson KO 1 (15) Oct 24, 1924 33 years, 216 days Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
101 Win 52–3–1 (45) Bill Reed TKO 3 (20) Oct 10, 1924 33 years, 202 days Bellaire, Ohio, U.S.
100 Win 51–3–1 (45) Jack Bloomfield KO 3 (20) Aug 9, 1924 33 years, 140 days Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England, U.K.
99 Win 50–3–1 (45) Georges Carpentier NWS 10 May 31, 1924 33 years, 70 days Floyd Fitzsimmons' Arena, Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
98 Win 50–3–1 (44) Jack McFarland KO 2 (8) Apr 3, 1924 33 years, 12 days Nashville Baseball Park, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
97 Win 49–3–1 (44) Soldier Lee TKO 3 (8) Mar 31, 1924 33 years, 9 days Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
96 Win 48–3–1 (44) Joe Downey KO 1 (12) Mar 24, 1924 33 years, 2 days Lakeside Park Pavillion, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
95 Win 47–3–1 (44) Jack Moore KO 2 (10) Mar 14, 1924 32 years, 358 days Board of Trade Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
94 Loss 46–3–1 (44) Jack Dempsey PTS 15 Jul 4, 1923 32 years, 104 days Arena, Shelby, Montana, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring heavyweight titles
93 Win 46–2–1 (44) Chuck Wiggins TKO 10 (15) Apr 30, 1923 32 years, 39 days Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
92 Win 45–2–1 (44) Andy Schmader KO 1 (10) Mar 26, 1923 32 years, 4 days Majestic Theatre, Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
91 Win 44–2–1 (44) Jim Tracey KO 2 (10) Mar 5, 1923 31 years, 348 days East Chicago, Indiana, U.S.
90 Win 43–2–1 (44) Billy Miske UD 10 Dec 15, 1922 31 years, 268 days Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
89 Win 42–2–1 (44) Joe Burke KO 1 (10) Dec 11, 1922 31 years, 264 days Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
88 Win 41–2–1 (44) George Ashe KO 1 (10) Nov 13, 1922 31 years, 236 days Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
87 Loss 40–2–1 (44) Billy Miske DQ 10 (15) Oct 13, 1922 31 years, 205 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
86 Win 40–1–1 (44) Sailor Martin KO 2 (12) May 29, 1922 31 years, 68 days Broadway Bowl, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
85 Win 39–1–1 (44) Harry Foley TKO 6 (15) May 1, 1922 31 years, 40 days Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
84 Loss 38–1–1 (44) Harry Greb UD 15 Mar 13, 1922 30 years, 356 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
83 Win 38–0–1 (44) Pat McCarthy TKO 4 (10) Feb 2, 1922 30 years, 317 days Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
82 Win 37–0–1 (44) Bartley Madden NWS 10 Dec 19, 1921 30 years, 272 days Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
81 Win 37–0–1 (43) Hope Mullen KO 1 (15) Dec 2, 1921 30 years, 255 days Southern AC, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
80 Win 36–0–1 (43) Dan O'Dowd KO 6 (15) Nov 25, 1921 30 years, 248 days Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
79 Win 35–0–1 (43) Soldier Jones KO 1 (10) Nov 16, 1921 30 years, 239 days Armouries, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
78 Win 34–0–1 (43) Fred Allen TKO 1 (12) Oct 14, 1921 30 years, 206 days Odeon Theater, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
77 Win 33–0–1 (43) Clay Turner KO 1 (10) Oct 7, 1921 30 years, 199 days Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
76 Win 32–0–1 (43) Joe Burke KO 2 (10) Sep 20, 1921 30 years, 182 days Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.
75 Win 31–0–1 (43) Bill Reed TKO 2 (10) Sep 12, 1921 30 years, 174 days Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
74 Win 30–0–1 (43) Dan O'Dowd TKO 3 (10) Sep 5, 1921 30 years, 167 days South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
73 Win 29–0–1 (43) Willie Meehan TKO 1 (12) Jun 22, 1921 30 years, 92 days Dunn Field, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
72 Win 28–0–1 (43) Willie Keeler KO 2 (10) Jun 7, 1921 30 years, 77 days Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
71 Win 27–0–1 (43) Jack Clifford KO 3 (12) May 30, 1921 30 years, 69 days Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
70 Win 26–0–1 (43) Sergeant Ray Smith KO 2 (12) May 27, 1921 30 years, 66 days Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
69 Win 25–0–1 (43) Jack Heinen KO 1 (12) May 23, 1921 30 years, 62 days Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
68 Win 24–0–1 (43) Hugh Walker TKO 2 (10) Apr 29, 1921 30 years, 38 days Grand Opera House, Terre Haute, Pennsylvania, U.S.
67 Win 23–0–1 (43) Porky Dan Flynn TKO 11 (12) Apr 19, 1921 30 years, 28 days Coliseum, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
66 Win 22–0–1 (43) Larry Williams TKO 4 (12) Apr 12, 1921 30 years, 21 days Pioneer Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
65 Win 21–0–1 (43) Sergeant Norcross KO 1 (12) Mar 31, 1921 30 years, 9 days Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
64 Win 20–0–1 (43) Paul Samson Koerner TKO 2 (15) Mar 22, 1921 30 years, 0 days Pioneer Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Win 19–0–1 (43) Al Reich KO 1 (10) Mar 18, 1921 29 years, 361 days Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
62 Win 18–0–1 (43) Hugh Walker NWS 10 Feb 14, 1921 29 years, 329 days Heuck's Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
61 Win 18–0–1 (42) Tony Melchior KO 1 (12) Feb 10, 1921 29 years, 325 days Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
60 Win 17–0–1 (42) Chuck Wiggins NWS 10 Jan 11, 1921 29 years, 295 days Heuck's Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
59 Win 17–0–1 (41) Chuck Wiggins NWS 12 Dec 6, 1920 29 years, 259 days Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
58 Win 17–0–1 (40) Hugh Walker NWS 10 Nov 11, 1920 29 years, 234 days Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
57 Loss 17–0–1 (39) Harry Greb NWS 10 Jul 31, 1920 29 years, 131 days Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
56 Win 17–0–1 (38) Clay Turner NWS 10 Jul 22, 1920 29 years, 122 days Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
55 Win 17–0–1 (37) Harry Greb NWS 10 May 15, 1920 29 years, 54 days Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
54 Win 17–0–1 (36) Bob Roper NWS 10 Apr 9, 1920 29 years, 18 days Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
53 Win 17–0–1 (35) Jack Reeves KO 2 (15) Feb 19, 1920 28 years, 334 days Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
52 Draw 16–0–1 (35) Noel "Boy" McCormick PTS 10 Feb 11, 1920 28 years, 326 days Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, U.S.
51 Win 16–0 (35) George K.O. Brown NWS 10 Feb 2, 1920 28 years, 317 days Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
50 Win 16–0 (34) Jimmy Darcy PTS 10 Dec 16, 1919 28 years, 269 days Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, U.S.
49 Win 15–0 (34) Frank Farmer PTS 6 Dec 3, 1919 28 years, 256 days Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
48 Win 14–0 (34) Mick King PTS 15 Nov 27, 1919 28 years, 250 days Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
47 Win 13–0 (34) George K.O. Brown NWS 12 Jul 3, 1919 28 years, 103 days Denver, Colorado, U.S.
46 Draw 13–0 (33) Billy Miske NWS 10 Jun 19, 1919 28 years, 89 days Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
45 Win 13–0 (32) Tom Roper NWS 10 Apr 28, 1919 28 years, 37 days Waterloo Theatre, Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
44 Win 13–0 (31) George Chip PTS 10 Apr 10, 1919 28 years, 19 days Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
43 Win 12–0 (31) Larry Williams NWS 10 Feb 10, 1919 27 years, 325 days Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York City, New York, U.S.
42 Win 12–0 (30) Len Rowlands NWS 10 Jan 30, 1919 27 years, 314 days Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
41 NC 12–0 (29) Bartley Madden NC 4 (6) Jan 25, 1919 27 years, 309 days National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
40 Win 12–0 (28) George Chip NWS 12 May 3, 1918 27 years, 42 days Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
39 Win 12–0 (27) Gus Christie PTS 10 Apr 26, 1918 27 years, 35 days Terre Haute, Pennsylvania, U.S.
38 Win 11–0 (27) Silent Martin NWS 15 Apr 20, 1918 27 years, 29 days Armory, Akron, Ohio, U.S.
37 Win 11–0 (26) Clay Turner NWS 10 Apr 18, 1918 27 years, 27 days Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
36 Win 11–0 (25) Gus Christie NWS 12 Mar 22, 1918 27 years, 0 days Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
35 Win 11–0 (24) Silent Martin KO 10 (15) Mar 13, 1918 26 years, 356 days Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
34 Win 10–0 (24) George Chip NWS 10 Mar 7, 1918 26 years, 350 days Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
33 Win 10–0 (23) Clay Turner NWS 10 Feb 11, 1918 26 years, 326 days Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
32 Win 10–0 (22) Gus Christie NWS 10 Feb 4, 1918 26 years, 319 days Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
31 Win 10–0 (21) Gus Christie PTS 15 Sep 3, 1917 26 years, 165 days Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
30 Win 9–0 (21) George Chip NWS 10 Aug 22, 1917 26 years, 153 days Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
29 Win 9–0 (20) Battling Levinsky NWS 10 Mar 23, 1917 26 years, 1 day Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S. World light heavyweight title at stake;
(via KO only)
28 Win 9–0 (19) Jackie Clark NWS 10 Mar 15, 1917 25 years, 358 days Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27 Win 9–0 (18) Bert Kenny NWS 10 Mar 3, 1917 25 years, 346 days Fairmont A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
26 Win 9–0 (17) Bob Moha NWS 10 Feb 6, 1917 25 years, 321 days Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
25 Win 9–0 (16) Joe Herrick NWS 12 Nov 16, 1916 25 years, 239 days Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
24 Win 9–0 (15) Joe Herrick NWS 12 Oct 27, 1916 25 years, 219 days Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
23 Win 9–0 (14) Vic Hansen PTS 10 Mar 8, 1916 24 years, 352 days Saint Joseph, Missouri
22 Win 8–0 (14) Gus Christie NWS 12 Feb 15, 1916 24 years, 330 days Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
21 Win 8–0 (13) Harry Greb NWS 10 Nov 16, 1915 24 years, 239 days Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
20 Win 8–0 (12) Billy Miske NWS 10 Jul 12, 1915 24 years, 112 days Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
19 Win 8–0 (11) Billy Murray NWS 10 Feb 2, 1915 23 years, 317 days Arena, Hudson, Texas, U.S.
18 Win 8–0 (10) Billy Glover TKO 6 (10) Nov 26, 1914 23 years, 249 days Fairmont A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
17 Win 7–0 (10) Bert Fagan KO 2 (10) Sep 2, 1914 23 years, 164 days Arena, Hudson, Texas, U.S.
16 Draw 6–0 (10) Young Mahoney NWS 10 Jun 5, 1914 23 years, 75 days Superior A.C., Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.
15 Win 6–0 (9) Buck Crouse TKO 4 (10) May 22, 1914 23 years, 61 days Arena, Hudson, Texas, U.S.
14 Win 5–0 (9) George K.O. Brown NWS 10 Apr 21, 1914 23 years, 30 days Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.
13 Win 5–0 (8) Billy Miske NWS 10 Mar 24, 1914 23 years, 2 days Arena, Hudson, Texas, U.S.
12 Win 5–0 (7) George K.O. Brown NWS 10 Feb 9, 1914 22 years, 324 days Hudson, Texas, U.S.
11 Win 5–0 (6) Al Worgin KO 4 (?) Jan 15, 1914 22 years, 299 days Hudson, Texas, U.S.
10 Win 4–0 (6) Willie K.O. Brennan NWS 10 Sep 29, 1913 22 years, 191 days Elmwood Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
9 Win 4–0 (5) Jack Denning NWS 10 Jun 13, 1913 22 years, 83 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
8 Draw 4–0 (4) Frank Logan NWS 6 Jun 9, 1913 22 years, 79 days Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7 Win 4–0 (3) Johnny Shaw TKO 3 (10) May 27, 1913 22 years, 66 days Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, New York City, New York, U.S.
6 Win 3–0 (3) Young Mike Donovan NWS 10 May 16, 1913 22 years, 55 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
5 Win 3–0 (2) Joe Borrell NWS 10 Apr 29, 1913 22 years, 38 days Fairmont A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
4 Win 3–0 (1) Tommy Bergin NWS 10 Apr 22, 1913 22 years, 31 days Atlantic Garden A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Tommy Nelson TKO 1 (?) Dec 7, 1912 21 years, 260 days Fairmont A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Colored Brown KO 5 (?) Oct 2, 1911 20 years, 194 days Cooke's Gym, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Oscar Kelly KO 5 (?) Sep 5, 1911 20 years, 167 days Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Unofficial record[edit]

106 fights 97 wins 4 losses
By knockout 48 1
By decision 48 3
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 4
No contests 1

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted in the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Age Location Notes
106 Loss 96–5–4 (1) Gene Tunney KO 12 (15) Jun 5, 1925 33 years, 75 days Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S.
105 Win 96–4–4 (1) Tiny Jim Herman KO 3 (10) Jan 30, 1925 32 years, 314 days Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
104 Win 95–4–4 (1) Jack Burke TKO 6 (10) Jan 7, 1925 32 years, 291 days Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
103 Win 94–4–4 (1) Kid Norfolk TKO 6 (15) Dec 9, 1924 33 years, 262 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
102 Win 93–4–4 (1) Ted Jamieson KO 1 (15) Oct 24, 1924 33 years, 216 days Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
101 Win 92–4–4 (1) Bill Reed TKO 3 (20) Oct 10, 1924 33 years, 202 days Bellaire, Ohio, U.S.
100 Win 91–4–4 (1) Jack Bloomfield KO 3 (20) Aug 9, 1924 33 years, 140 days Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England, U.K.
99 Win 90–4–4 (1) Georges Carpentier NWS 10 May 31, 1924 33 years, 70 days Floyd Fitzsimmons' Arena, Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
98 Win 89–4–4 (1) Jack McFarland KO 2 (8) Apr 3, 1924 33 years, 12 days Nashville Baseball Park, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
97 Win 88–4–4 (1) Soldier Lee TKO 3 (8) Mar 31, 1924 33 years, 9 days Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
96 Win 87–4–4 (1) Joe Downey KO 1 (12) Mar 24, 1924 33 years, 2 days Lakeside Park Pavillion, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
95 Win 86–4–4 (1) Jack Moore KO 2 (10) Mar 14, 1924 32 years, 358 days Board of Trade Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
94 Loss 85–4–4 (1) Jack Dempsey PTS 15 Jul 4, 1923 32 years, 104 days Arena, Shelby, Montana, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring heavyweight titles
93 Win 85–3–4 (1) Chuck Wiggins TKO 10 (15) Apr 30, 1923 32 years, 39 days Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
92 Win 84–3–4 (1) Andy Schmader KO 1 (10) Mar 26, 1923 32 years, 4 days Majestic Theatre, Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
91 Win 83–3–4 (1) Jim Tracey KO 2 (10) Mar 5, 1923 31 years, 348 days East Chicago, Indiana, U.S.
90 Win 82–3–4 (1) Billy Miske UD 10 Dec 15, 1922 31 years, 268 days Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
89 Win 81–3–4 (1) Joe Burke KO 1 (10) Dec 11, 1922 31 years, 264 days Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
88 Win 80–3–4 (1) George Ashe KO 1 (10) Nov 13, 1922 31 years, 236 days Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
87 Loss 79–3–4 (1) Billy Miske DQ 10 (15) Oct 13, 1922 31 years, 205 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
86 Win 79–2–4 (1) Sailor Martin KO 2 (12) May 29, 1922 31 years, 68 days Broadway Bowl, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
85 Win 78–2–4 (1) Harry Foley TKO 6 (15) May 1, 1922 31 years, 40 days Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
84 Loss 77–2–4 (1) Harry Greb UD 15 Mar 13, 1922 30 years, 356 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
83 Win 77–1–4 (1) Pat McCarthy TKO 4 (10) Feb 2, 1922 30 years, 317 days Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
82 Win 76–1–4 (1) Bartley Madden NWS 10 Dec 19, 1921 30 years, 272 days Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
81 Win 75–1–4 (1) Hope Mullen KO 1 (15) Dec 2, 1921 30 years, 255 days Southern AC, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
80 Win 74–1–4 (1) Dan O'Dowd KO 6 (15) Nov 25, 1921 30 years, 248 days Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
79 Win 73–1–4 (1) Soldier Jones KO 1 (10) Nov 16, 1921 30 years, 239 days Armouries, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
78 Win 72–1–4 (1) Fred Allen TKO 1 (12) Oct 14, 1921 30 years, 206 days Odeon Theater, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
77 Win 71–1–4 (1) Clay Turner KO 1 (10) Oct 7, 1921 30 years, 199 days Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
76 Win 70–1–4 (1) Joe Burke KO 2 (10) Sep 20, 1921 30 years, 182 days Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.
75 Win 69–1–4 (1) Bill Reed TKO 2 (10) Sep 12, 1921 30 years, 174 days Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
74 Win 68–1–4 (1) Dan O'Dowd TKO 3 (10) Sep 5, 1921 30 years, 167 days South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
73 Win 67–1–4 (1) Willie Meehan TKO 1 (12) Jun 22, 1921 30 years, 92 days Dunn Field, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
72 Win 66–1–4 (1) Willie Keeler KO 2 (10) Jun 7, 1921 30 years, 77 days Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
71 Win 65–1–4 (1) Jack Clifford KO 3 (12) May 30, 1921 30 years, 69 days Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
70 Win 64–1–4 (1) Sergeant Ray Smith KO 2 (12) May 27, 1921 30 years, 66 days Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
69 Win 63–1–4 (1) Jack Heinen KO 1 (12) May 23, 1921 30 years, 62 days Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
68 Win 62–1–4 (1) Hugh Walker TKO 2 (10) Apr 29, 1921 30 years, 38 days Grand Opera House, Terre Haute, Pennsylvania, U.S.
67 Win 61–1–4 (1) Porky Dan Flynn TKO 11 (12) Apr 19, 1921 30 years, 28 days Coliseum, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
66 Win 60–1–4 (1) Larry Williams TKO 4 (12) Apr 12, 1921 30 years, 21 days Pioneer Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
65 Win 59–1–4 (1) Sergeant Norcross KO 1 (12) Mar 31, 1921 30 years, 9 days Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
64 Win 58–1–4 (1) Paul Samson Koerner TKO 2 (15) Mar 22, 1921 30 years, 0 days Pioneer Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Win 57–1–4 (1) Al Reich KO 1 (10) Mar 18, 1921 29 years, 361 days Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
62 Win 56–1–4 (1) Hugh Walker NWS 10 Feb 14, 1921 29 years, 329 days Heuck's Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
61 Win 55–1–4 (1) Tony Melchior KO 1 (12) Feb 10, 1921 29 years, 325 days Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
60 Win 54–1–4 (1) Chuck Wiggins NWS 10 Jan 11, 1921 29 years, 295 days Heuck's Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
59 Win 53–1–4 (1) Chuck Wiggins NWS 12 Dec 6, 1920 29 years, 259 days Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
58 Win 52–1–4 (1) Hugh Walker NWS 10 Nov 11, 1920 29 years, 234 days Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
57 Loss 51–1–4 (1) Harry Greb NWS 10 Jul 31, 1920 29 years, 131 days Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
56 Win 51–0–4 (1) Clay Turner NWS 10 Jul 22, 1920 29 years, 122 days Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
55 Win 50–0–4 (1) Harry Greb NWS 10 May 15, 1920 29 years, 54 days Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
54 Win 49–0–4 (1) Bob Roper NWS 10 Apr 9, 1920 29 years, 18 days Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
53 Win 48–0–4 (1) Jack Reeves KO 2 (15) Feb 19, 1920 28 years, 334 days Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
52 Draw 47–0–4 (1) Noel "Boy" McCormick PTS 10 Feb 11, 1920 28 years, 326 days Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, U.S.
51 Win 47–0–3 (1) George K.O. Brown NWS 10 Feb 2, 1920 28 years, 317 days Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
50 Win 46–0–3 (1) Jimmy Darcy PTS 10 Dec 16, 1919 28 years, 269 days Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, U.S.
49 Win 45–0–3 (1) Frank Farmer PTS 6 Dec 3, 1919 28 years, 256 days Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
48 Win 44–0–3 (1) Mick King PTS 15 Nov 27, 1919 28 years, 250 days Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
47 Win 43–0–3 (1) George K.O. Brown NWS 12 Jul 3, 1919 28 years, 103 days Denver, Colorado, U.S.
46 Draw 42–0–3 (1) Billy Miske NWS 10 Jun 19, 1919 28 years, 89 days Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
45 Win 42–0–2 (1) Tom Roper NWS 10 Apr 28, 1919 28 years, 37 days Waterloo Theatre, Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
44 Win 41–0–2 (1) George Chip PTS 10 Apr 10, 1919 28 years, 19 days Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
43 Win 40–0–2 (1) Larry Williams NWS 10 Feb 10, 1919 27 years, 325 days Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York City, New York, U.S.
42 Win 39–0–2 (1) Len Rowlands NWS 10 Jan 30, 1919 27 years, 314 days Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
41 NC 38–0–2 (1) Bartley Madden NC 4 (6) Jan 25, 1919 27 years, 309 days National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
40 Win 38–0–2 George Chip NWS 12 May 3, 1918 27 years, 42 days Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
39 Win 37–0–2 Gus Christie PTS 10 Apr 26, 1918 27 years, 35 days Terre Haute, Pennsylvania, U.S.
38 Win 36–0–2 Silent Martin NWS 15 Apr 20, 1918 27 years, 29 days Armory, Akron, Ohio, U.S.
37 Win 35–0–2 Clay Turner NWS 10 Apr 18, 1918 27 years, 27 days Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
36 Win 34–0–2 Gus Christie NWS 12 Mar 22, 1918 27 years, 0 days Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
35 Win 33–0–2 Silent Martin KO 10 (15) Mar 13, 1918 26 years, 356 days Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
34 Win 32–0–2 George Chip NWS 10 Mar 7, 1918 26 years, 350 days Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
33 Win 31–0–2 Clay Turner NWS 10 Feb 11, 1918 26 years, 326 days Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
32 Win 30–0–2 Gus Christie NWS 10 Feb 4, 1918 26 years, 319 days Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
31 Win 29–0–2 Gus Christie PTS 15 Sep 3, 1917 26 years, 165 days Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
30 Win 28–0–2 George Chip NWS 10 Aug 22, 1917 26 years, 153 days Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
29 Win 27–0–2 Battling Levinsky NWS 10 Mar 23, 1917 26 years, 1 day Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S. World light heavyweight title at stake;
(via KO only)
28 Win 26–0–2 Jackie Clark NWS 10 Mar 15, 1917 25 years, 358 days Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27 Win 25–0–2 Bert Kenny NWS 10 Mar 3, 1917 25 years, 346 days Fairmont A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
26 Win 24–0–2 Bob Moha NWS 10 Feb 6, 1917 25 years, 321 days Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
25 Win 23–0–2 Joe Herrick NWS 12 Nov 16, 1916 25 years, 239 days Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
24 Win 22–0–2 Joe Herrick NWS 12 Oct 27, 1916 25 years, 219 days Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
23 Win 21–0–2 Vic Hansen PTS 10 Mar 8, 1916 24 years, 352 days Saint Joseph, Missouri
22 Win 20–0–2 Gus Christie NWS 12 Feb 15, 1916 24 years, 330 days Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
21 Win 19–0–2 Harry Greb NWS 10 Nov 16, 1915 24 years, 239 days Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
20 Win 18–0–2 Billy Miske NWS 10 Jul 12, 1915 24 years, 112 days Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
19 Win 17–0–2 Billy Murray NWS 10 Feb 2, 1915 23 years, 317 days Arena, Hudson, Texas, U.S.
18 Win 16–0–2 Billy Glover TKO 6 (10) Nov 26, 1914 23 years, 249 days Fairmont A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
17 Win 15–0–2 Bert Fagan KO 2 (10) Sep 2, 1914 23 years, 164 days Arena, Hudson, Texas, U.S.
16 Draw 14–0–2 Young Mahoney NWS 10 Jun 5, 1914 23 years, 75 days Superior A.C., Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.
15 Win 14–0–1 Buck Crouse TKO 4 (10) May 22, 1914 23 years, 61 days Arena, Hudson, Texas, U.S.
14 Win 13–0–1 George K.O. Brown NWS 10 Apr 21, 1914 23 years, 30 days Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.
13 Win 12–0–1 Billy Miske NWS 10 Mar 24, 1914 23 years, 2 days Arena, Hudson, Texas, U.S.
12 Win 11–0–1 George K.O. Brown NWS 10 Feb 9, 1914 22 years, 324 days Hudson, Texas, U.S.
11 Win 10–0–1 Al Worgin KO 4 (?) Jan 15, 1914 22 years, 299 days Hudson, Texas, U.S.
10 Win 9–0–1 Willie K.O. Brennan NWS 10 Sep 29, 1913 22 years, 191 days Elmwood Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
9 Win 8–0–1 Jack Denning NWS 10 Jun 13, 1913 22 years, 83 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
8 Draw 7–0–1 Frank Logan NWS 6 Jun 9, 1913 22 years, 79 days Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Johnny Shaw TKO 3 (10) May 27, 1913 22 years, 66 days Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, New York City, New York, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 Young Mike Donovan NWS 10 May 16, 1913 22 years, 55 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Joe Borrell NWS 10 Apr 29, 1913 22 years, 38 days Fairmont A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Tommy Bergin NWS 10 Apr 22, 1913 22 years, 31 days Atlantic Garden A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Tommy Nelson TKO 1 (?) Dec 7, 1912 21 years, 260 days Fairmont A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Colored Brown KO 5 (?) Oct 2, 1911 20 years, 194 days Cooke's Gym, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Oscar Kelly KO 5 (?) Sep 5, 1911 20 years, 167 days Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxing record for Tommy Gibbons". BoxRec.
  2. ^ "Tommy Gibbons, Boxer, 69, Died. Challenger to Dempsey in 1923 Bout. Was Sheriff in Minnesota 24 Years". New York Times. November 20, 1960. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  3. ^ "Tommy Gibbons, Ex-Boxer, Dead". United Press International in the Milwaukee Journal. November 19, 1960. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  4. ^ Minnesota boxing hall of fame inductees Archived 2010-11-02 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "BoxRec: Tommy Gibbons".

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