Jack Thompson (boxer)

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Real nameCecil Lewis Thompson
Nickname(s)Young Jack
Weight(s) Welterweight
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality American
Born(1904-08-17)August 17, 1904
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedApril 11, 1946(1946-04-11) (aged 41)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights114
Wins71
Wins by KO44
Losses30
Draws13
No contests0

Cecil Lewis "Jack" Thompson (August 17, 1904 – April 11, 1946) was an American boxer who twice held the World Welterweight Championship. [1] 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. [2]

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Boxing career

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. [3]


Professional boxing record (incomplete)

Professional record summary
122 fights79 wins31 losses
By knockout493
By decision3027
By disqualification01
Draws12
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
83Win51–19–12 Flag of the United States.svg Danny GordonTKO2 (10)Oct 31, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Hippodrome, Chicago
82Loss51–19–12 Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Fields PTS10Oct 01, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg State Armory, San Francisco
81Win51–18–12 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Joe Dundee TKO2 (10)Aug 30, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Comiskey Park, Chicago
80Win50–18–12 Flag of the United States.svg Gene CardiTKO6 (10)Aug 22, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Bowl, Newburgh Heights
79Win49–18–12 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie DempseyKO4 (10)Aug 10, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Shewbridge Field, Chicago
78Win48–18–12 Flag of the United States.svg Russie LeRoyTKO5 (10)Jul 11, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg American Giants Baseball Park, Chicago
77Win47–18–12 Flag of the United States.svg Billy LightPTS8Jun 08, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Mills Stadium, Chicago
76Loss46–18–12 Flag of the United States.svg Oakland Jimmy DuffyDQ9 (10)Apr 11, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Oakland
75Win46–17–12 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny O'DonnellTKO8 (10)Mar 16, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco
74Loss45–17–12 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Young Corbett III PTS10Feb 13, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg State Armory, San Francisco
73Win45–16–12 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Don FraserKO3 (10)Jan 27, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco
72Win44–16–12 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny AdamsTKO4 (10)Jan 17, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
71Win43–16–12 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Charlie FeraciKO5 (10)Jul 22, 1927 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
70Draw42–16–12 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Young Corbett III PTS10Jun 24, 1927 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
69Win42–16–11 Flag of the Philippines.svg Irineo FloresTKO2 (10)Apr 08, 1927 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
68Win41–16–11 Flag of the United States.svg Harry BrownPTS10Mar 11, 1927 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
67Win40–16–11 Flag of the United States.svg King TutPTS10Mar 04, 1927 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
66Win39–16–11 Flag of the United States.svg Harry BrownTKO5 (10)Feb 18, 1927 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
65Draw38–16–11 Flag of the United States.svg Danny McCoyPTS10Feb 11, 1927 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
64Win38–16–10 Flag of the United States.svg Danny McCoyPTS6Jan 27, 1927 Flag of the United States.svg Culver City
63Win37–16–10 Flag of the United States.svg Sanford RisdonPTS4Jan 08, 1927 Flag of the United States.svg Main Street Athletic Club, Los Angeles
62Loss36–16–10 Flag of the United States.svg Russell WhalenPTS10Nov 23, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
61Draw36–15–10 Flag of the United States.svg Sailor Teddy MakegonPTS10Nov 12, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
60Win36–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Billy AlgerPTS10Nov 05, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
59Win35–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Billy AdamsTKO5 (10)Oct 15, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
58Win34–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Jack SilverTKO8 (10)Sep 28, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
57Win33–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Charley PittsTKO8 (10)Sep 14, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Culver City
56Win32–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie TierneyKO7 (8)Aug 24, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Civic Auditorium, Fresno
55Win31–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Wild Bill FarrellPTS6Aug 20, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Lawton Springs Arena, Reno
54Win30–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie TierneyPTS8Jul 28, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg El Rio
53Win29–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Harry WhybrowKO2 (6)Jul 24, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Ascot Park, Los Angeles
52Win28–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Joe AllesioKO3 (6)Jun 29, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
51Win27–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Billy McCannTKO8 (10)Jun 18, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
50Win26–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Bus BairiePTS6May 28, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
49Win25–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Pete DruidKO1 (?)May 25, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Culver City
48Win24–15–9 Flag of the United States.svg Ad RuizPTS6May 21, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
47Loss23–15–9 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Young Corbett III PTS6May 18, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Civic Auditorium, Fresno
46Loss23–14–9 Flag of the United States.svg Young Sam LangfordPTS6Mar 31, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
45Draw23–13–9 Flag of the United States.svg Joe LaymanPTS6Mar 09, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon
44Win23–13–8 Flag of the United States.svg Boby ErtleTKO1 (?)Feb 10, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Oakland
43Win22–13–8 Flag of the United States.svg Baby PetePTS6Jan 22, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
42Win21–13–8 Flag of the United States.svg Tarzan Joe LopezKO3 (?)Jan 14, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Armory, Pasadena
41Win21–13–8 Flag of the United States.svg Tarzan Joe LopezKO3 (?)Jan 14, 1926 Flag of the United States.svg Armory, Pasadena
40Draw20–13–8 Flag of the United States.svg Billy SpringfieldPTS6Dec 22, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Civic Auditorium, Fresno
39Win20–13–7 Flag of the United States.svg Billy SpringfieldPTS10Oct 30, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg River Street Arena, Santa Cruz
38Loss19–13–7 Flag of the United States.svg Harry Scott PTS6Oct 07, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Oakland
37Draw19–12–7 Flag of the United States.svg Young Harry WillisPTS10Jul 24, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
36Loss19–12–6 Flag of the United States.svg Charlie FeraciPTS10May 01, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
35Win19–11–6 Flag of the United States.svg John Battling WardKO6 (10)Apr 13, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
34Win18–11–6 Flag of the United States.svg John Battling WardPTS6Apr 03, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
33Draw17–11–6 Flag of the United States.svg Kid BelloPTS6Mar 20, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
32Win17–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg Sailor Joe CarterKO1 (6)Mar 13, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, San Diego
31Win16–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg Joe BurnsPTS10Mar 11, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
30Win15–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie SylvesterKO3 (10)Feb 18, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
29Win14–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg Joe MartinezTKO7 (10)Feb 04, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
28Win13–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie EagletonKO3 (6)Jan 28, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
27Win12–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie CortezKO1 (6)Jan 21, 1925 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
26Win11–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy BrownKO2 (4)Dec 17, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
25Win10–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg Harry Young CumpstonPTS4Dec 10, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
24Win9–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg GarciaKO1 (4)Dec 03, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
23Win8–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg GarciaPTS4Nov 26, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Assembly Athletic Club, Los Angeles
22Loss7–11–5 Flag of the United States.svg Dick HoppeKO2 (4)Nov 20, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Pasadena
21Loss7–10–5 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy O'LearyPTS4Oct 21, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg L Street Arena, Sacramento
20Win7–9–5 Flag of the United States.svg Young RileyPTS4Sep 12, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg L Street Arena, Sacramento
19Draw6–8–5 Flag of the Philippines.svg Henry FaleganoPTS4Aug 07, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg West Side Arena, San Jose
18Loss6–8–4 Flag of the United States.svg Jack DavisPTS4Jun 29, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Livermore
17Win6–7–4 Flag of the United States.svg Pete FrancisPTS4Jun 15, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Livermore
16Loss5–7–3 Flag of the United States.svg George SpencerPTS4Apr 24, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Floral A.C., San Mateo
15Loss5–6–3 Flag of the United States.svg Young TerryPTS4Apr 22, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Floral A.C., San Mateo
14Loss5–5–3 Flag of the United States.svg George SpencerPTS4Apr 10, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Floral A.C., San Mateo
13Win5–4–3 Flag of the United States.svg Sailor George BrandonPTS4Mar 27, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Floral A.C., San Mateo
12Draw4–4–3 Flag of the United States.svg Young Stanley KetchellPTS4Jan 30, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Venice
11Draw4–4–2 Flag of the United States.svg Hank GattonPTS4Jan 17, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Chief Petty Officers Club, San Pedro
10Loss4–4–1 Flag of the United States.svg George SpencerPTS4Jan 10, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg East Side Arena, San Jose
9Win4–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Filipino Kid MartinKO2 (4)Jan 04, 1924 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
8Win3–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Manuel Kid RobinsonPTS4Dec 20, 1923 Flag of the United States.svg East Side Arena, San Jose
7Win2–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Joe PowellKO2 (4)Dec 06, 1923 Flag of the United States.svg San Jose
6Win2–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Paul DuartePTS4Oct 23, 1923 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon
5Loss1–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Hank GattonPTS4Oct 02, 1923 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon
4Draw1–2–1 Flag of the United States.svg Alfred EllsPTS4Sep 18, 1923 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon
3Loss1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie MorrisKO2 (4)Feb 23, 1923 Flag of the United States.svg L Street Arena, Sacramento
2Loss1–1 Flag of the United States.svg Billy SpringfieldKO2 (4)Feb 13, 1923 Flag of the United States.svg Arcadia Pavilion, San Francisco
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Bud KellyKO2 (4)Nov 29, 1922 Flag of the United States.svg Association Club, San Francisco

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  3. Fleischer, Nat (August 1994), "Young Jack Thompson", World Boxing: 57
Achievements
Preceded by
Jackie Fields
Welterweight boxing champion
May 9, 1930–Sept 5, 1930
Succeeded by
Tommy Freeman
Preceded by
Tommy Freeman
Welterweight boxing champion
April 14, 1931–Oct 23, 1931
Succeeded by
Lou Brouillard