|Young Jack Thompson|
|Real name||Cecil Lewis Thompson|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Born||August 17, 1904|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||April 11, 1946 41) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Wins by KO||44|
Cecil Lewis "Jack" Thompson (August 17, 1904 – April 11, 1946) was an American boxer who twice held the World Welterweight Championship.Born Cecil Thompson, his name was changed when he decided to become a professional fighter. His father, who was training him, did not think "Cecil" was a fighter's name, so he chose "Jack." To avoid confusion with another fighter named "Jack Thompson," his father decided to use the ring name Young Jack Thompson.
Thompson became a professional fighter in 1922. He reeled off a series of wins, but also had a draw and a loss to future welterweight champion Young Corbett III. In 1928 he fought the welterweight champion, Joe Dundee, in a bout over the welterweight limit so that Dundee's title was not at stake. He knocked Dundee out in the second round.
In 1929 he received a shot at the vacant National Boxing Association title stripped from Dundee. However, Jackie Fields beat him in a ten-round decision for the belt. In 1930 Thompson lost to Jimmy McLarnin but, in his next fight, won the welterweight title by beating his old rival Jackie Fields. After four non-title bouts (including a loss to Young Corbett III), Thompson put his title on the line against Tommy Freeman in September 1930 and lost it by a fifteen-round decision.
Freeman gave Thompson a rematch in April 1931 and Thompson regained the title by a twelfth round technical knockout. Thompson again fought a series of non-title bouts. In one of them he lost to Lou Brouillard. That loss prompted a match at the welterweight limit with Thompson's title at stake. Brouillard once again beat Thompson, ending his second reign as champion.
He continued fighting until he announced his retirement on June 2, 1932. He died on April 11, 1946, of a heart attack in Los Angeles.
|Professional record summary|
|122 fights||79 wins||31 losses|
|83||Win||51–19–12||TKO||2 (10)||Oct 31, 1928|
|82||Loss||51–19–12||PTS||10||Oct 01, 1928|
|81||Win||51–18–12||TKO||2 (10)||Aug 30, 1928|
|80||Win||50–18–12||TKO||6 (10)||Aug 22, 1928|
|79||Win||49–18–12||KO||4 (10)||Aug 10, 1928|
|78||Win||48–18–12||TKO||5 (10)||Jul 11, 1928|
|77||Win||47–18–12||PTS||8||Jun 08, 1928|
|76||Loss||46–18–12||DQ||9 (10)||Apr 11, 1928|
|75||Win||46–17–12||TKO||8 (10)||Mar 16, 1928|
|74||Loss||45–17–12||PTS||10||Feb 13, 1928|
|73||Win||45–16–12||KO||3 (10)||Jan 27, 1928|
|72||Win||44–16–12||TKO||4 (10)||Jan 17, 1928|
|71||Win||43–16–12||KO||5 (10)||Jul 22, 1927|
|70||Draw||42–16–12||PTS||10||Jun 24, 1927|
|69||Win||42–16–11||TKO||2 (10)||Apr 08, 1927|
|68||Win||41–16–11||PTS||10||Mar 11, 1927|
|67||Win||40–16–11||PTS||10||Mar 04, 1927|
|66||Win||39–16–11||TKO||5 (10)||Feb 18, 1927|
|65||Draw||38–16–11||PTS||10||Feb 11, 1927|
|64||Win||38–16–10||PTS||6||Jan 27, 1927|
|63||Win||37–16–10||PTS||4||Jan 08, 1927|
|62||Loss||36–16–10||PTS||10||Nov 23, 1926|
|61||Draw||36–15–10||PTS||10||Nov 12, 1926|
|60||Win||36–15–9||PTS||10||Nov 05, 1926|
|59||Win||35–15–9||TKO||5 (10)||Oct 15, 1926|
|58||Win||34–15–9||TKO||8 (10)||Sep 28, 1926|
|57||Win||33–15–9||TKO||8 (10)||Sep 14, 1926|
|56||Win||32–15–9||KO||7 (8)||Aug 24, 1926|
|55||Win||31–15–9||PTS||6||Aug 20, 1926|
|54||Win||30–15–9||PTS||8||Jul 28, 1926|
|53||Win||29–15–9||KO||2 (6)||Jul 24, 1926|
|52||Win||28–15–9||KO||3 (6)||Jun 29, 1926|
|51||Win||27–15–9||TKO||8 (10)||Jun 18, 1926|
|50||Win||26–15–9||PTS||6||May 28, 1926|
|49||Win||25–15–9||KO||1 (?)||May 25, 1926|
|48||Win||24–15–9||PTS||6||May 21, 1926|
|47||Loss||23–15–9||PTS||6||May 18, 1926|
|46||Loss||23–14–9||PTS||6||Mar 31, 1926|
|45||Draw||23–13–9||PTS||6||Mar 09, 1926|
|44||Win||23–13–8||TKO||1 (?)||Feb 10, 1926|
|43||Win||22–13–8||PTS||6||Jan 22, 1926|
|42||Win||21–13–8||KO||3 (?)||Jan 14, 1926|
|41||Win||21–13–8||KO||3 (?)||Jan 14, 1926|
|40||Draw||20–13–8||PTS||6||Dec 22, 1925|
|39||Win||20–13–7||PTS||10||Oct 30, 1925|
|38||Loss||19–13–7||PTS||6||Oct 07, 1925|
|37||Draw||19–12–7||PTS||10||Jul 24, 1925|
|36||Loss||19–12–6||PTS||10||May 01, 1925|
|35||Win||19–11–6||KO||6 (10)||Apr 13, 1925|
|34||Win||18–11–6||PTS||6||Apr 03, 1925|
|33||Draw||17–11–6||PTS||6||Mar 20, 1925|
|32||Win||17–11–5||KO||1 (6)||Mar 13, 1925|
|31||Win||16–11–5||PTS||10||Mar 11, 1925|
|30||Win||15–11–5||KO||3 (10)||Feb 18, 1925|
|29||Win||14–11–5||TKO||7 (10)||Feb 04, 1925|
|28||Win||13–11–5||KO||3 (6)||Jan 28, 1925|
|27||Win||12–11–5||KO||1 (6)||Jan 21, 1925|
|26||Win||11–11–5||KO||2 (4)||Dec 17, 1924|
|25||Win||10–11–5||PTS||4||Dec 10, 1924|
|24||Win||9–11–5||KO||1 (4)||Dec 03, 1924|
|23||Win||8–11–5||PTS||4||Nov 26, 1924|
|22||Loss||7–11–5||KO||2 (4)||Nov 20, 1924|
|21||Loss||7–10–5||PTS||4||Oct 21, 1924|
|20||Win||7–9–5||PTS||4||Sep 12, 1924|
|19||Draw||6–8–5||PTS||4||Aug 07, 1924|
|18||Loss||6–8–4||PTS||4||Jun 29, 1924|
|17||Win||6–7–4||PTS||4||Jun 15, 1924|
|16||Loss||5–7–3||PTS||4||Apr 24, 1924|
|15||Loss||5–6–3||PTS||4||Apr 22, 1924|
|14||Loss||5–5–3||PTS||4||Apr 10, 1924|
|13||Win||5–4–3||PTS||4||Mar 27, 1924|
|12||Draw||4–4–3||PTS||4||Jan 30, 1924|
|11||Draw||4–4–2||PTS||4||Jan 17, 1924|
|10||Loss||4–4–1||PTS||4||Jan 10, 1924|
|9||Win||4–3–1||KO||2 (4)||Jan 04, 1924|
|8||Win||3–3–1||PTS||4||Dec 20, 1923|
|7||Win||2–3–1||KO||2 (4)||Dec 06, 1923|
|6||Win||2–3–1||PTS||4||Oct 23, 1923|
|5||Loss||1–3–1||PTS||4||Oct 02, 1923|
|4||Draw||1–2–1||PTS||4||Sep 18, 1923|
|3||Loss||1–2||KO||2 (4)||Feb 23, 1923|
|2||Loss||1–1||KO||2 (4)||Feb 13, 1923|
|1||Win||1–0||KO||2 (4)||Nov 29, 1922|
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