Young Peter Jackson (boxer born 1877)

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Young Peter Jackson
Young Peter Jackson portrait.jpg
Statistics
Real name Sim Thompkins
Nickname(s) The Baltimore Demon
Rated at Welterweight
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality  American
Born (1877-10-31)October 31, 1877
Baltimore, Maryland
Died September 14, 1923(1923-09-14) (aged 45)
Baltimore, Maryland
Boxing record
Total fights 128
Wins 77
Wins by KO 59
Losses 24
Draws 27
Jackson in fighting pose

Young Peter Jackson (31 October 1877 – 14 September 1923) was a boxer active between 1895 and 1914. During his career, he was able to achieve victories over some of the most storied fighters of all-time, including Sam Langford, Barbados Joe Walcott, Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, and Mysterious Billy Smith.[1] He also squared off against the legendary Jack Johnson in a bout for the latter's World "Colored" Heavyweight Title.[1]

Born Sim Thompkins in Baltimore, Maryland,[2] he named himself after the great colored heavyweight bare-knuckle champ Peter Jackson when he became a practitioner of the sweet science. Known as "The Baltimore Demon", the 5'6" boxer fought at a weight of between 148 and 160 lbs. In his career, he racked up 77 wins (59 via knock out) against 24 losses (he was knocked out twice) and 27 draws. He also won five, lost nine and drew one newspaper decisions.[3]

Notable bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[1]
Loss United States Gunboat Smith PTS 10 1904-09-30 United States Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California
Loss Canada Sam Langford PTS 20 1907-11-12 United States Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California For World "Colored" Middleweight Title.
Loss United States Joe Jeanette NWS 6 1907-03-08 United States Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss Canada Sam Langford PTS 15 1906-11-21 United States Rochester, New York
Win Canada Sam Langford TKO 5 1906-06-13 United States Southbridge, Massachusetts
Loss United States Jack Johnson NWS 12 1905-12-01 United States Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland For World "Colored" Heavyweight Title.
Newspaper Decision
Draw Canada Sam Langford PTS 15 1905-09-29 United States Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Loss Canada Sam Langford PTS 15 1905-06-16 United States Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts
Loss Canada Sam Langford PTS 15 1905-05-26 United States Highland A.C., Marlborough, Massachusetts
Loss United States Philadelphia Jack O'Brien PTS 10 1905-04-07 United States 4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland
Loss United States Philadelphia Jack O'Brien DQ 2 (15) 1905-03-24 United States 4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland
Draw United States Dixie Kid PTS 15 1904-12-26 United States Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Win Barbados Barbados Joe Walcott KO 4 (10) 1904-06-10 United States Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Draw Barbados Barbados Joe Walcott PTS (20) 1903-06-18 United States Balanee Box, Portland, Oregon For World Welterweight Title.
Loss United States Philadelphia Jack O'Brien NWS 6 1902-04-28 United States Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Draw Barbados Barbados Joe Walcott PTS 10 1902-03-13 United States Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Loss Barbados Barbados Joe Walcott NWS 6 1902-01-13 United States Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss Barbados Barbados Joe Walcott PTS 20 1901-11-28 United States Music Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Win Canada Mysterious Billy Smith TKO 2 1901-06-14 United States Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Loss Canada Mysterious Billy Smith TKO 18 1900-09-11 United States Cleveland, Ohio
Win United States Philadelphia Jack O'Brien KO 13 (20) 1900-02-14 United States Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California
Loss Australia Young Griffo DQ 4 (12) 1898-03-26 United States Red Bluff, California

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Young Peter Jackson's Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.
  2. ^ "Young Peter Jackson". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Young Peter Jackson". BoxRec. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 

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