Joe Choynski

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Joe Choynski
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Real nameJoseph Bartlett Choynski
Nickname(s)"The California Terror"
"Little Joe"
"Chrysanthemum" Joe
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height6 ft 12 in (1.84 m)
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
BornNovember 8, 1868
San Francisco, California, United States
DiedJanuary 25, 1943(1943-01-25) (aged 74)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights86
Wins59
Wins by KO39
Losses17
Draws6
No contests4

Joseph Bartlett Choynski ( /ˈɔɪnski/ ; November 8, 1868 – January 24, 1943) was an American boxer who fought professionally from 1888 to 1904. [1]

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Boxing career

"Chrysanthemum Joe", the son of a Jewish Polish immigrant who settled in California in 1867, weighed no more than 176 lb (80 kg) throughout his career but regularly fought heavyweights. He was considered a heavy puncher and a dangerous fighter.

Jack Johnson standing behind Joe Choynski. 1909 Chicago Daily News photo JohnsonChoy.jpg
Jack Johnson standing behind Joe Choynski. 1909 Chicago Daily News photo

In fact, James J. Jeffries claimed that the hardest blow he ever received in a bout came from Choynski during their 20-round draw. During that bout, Choynski hit Jeffries with a right hand so powerful that the punch drove one of Jeffries' teeth into his lip. The tooth was lodged so deeply that one of Jeffries' cornermen was forced to cut it out with a knife between rounds.

A contemporary of heavyweight champion "Gentleman Jim" (James J. Corbett), the two fought professionally three times. Both were from the San Francisco area, and thus generated a lot of local interest in their rivalry. The highlight of their series of bouts was fought on June 5, 1889, on a barge off the coast of Benicia, California.

The principals agreed that the bout was to be fought wearing two ounce gloves. Corbett had apparently hurt his hand, and Choynski learned of the injury. Accordingly, Choynski "forgot" to bring his gloves to the match, thereby hoping the fight would proceed as a bare-knuckle bout. Corbett, however, declined to fight bare-knuckle, but agreed to allow Choynski to wear leather riding gloves borrowed from a spectator. The riding gloves were seamed, and caused Corbett to suffer many cuts and welts. Nevertheless, Corbett won the legendary bout when he KOed Choynski in the 27th round.

In 1892 he KOd a 39-year-old legend in Boston's George Godfrey.

Choynski was never given an opportunity to fight for the heavyweight title, but enjoyed some stunning successes against famed heavyweights James J. Jeffries and Jack Johnson before they became champions. For example, he held the heavier, larger, and stronger Jeffries to a 20-round draw on November 30, 1892. On February 25, 1901, he faced and KO'ed the young Jack Johnson in three rounds. He then began to train Johnson, helping the younger man develop the style that enabled him to become world champion.

Choynski also fought six-round draws with two other men who later claimed the heavyweight championship of the world: Bob Fitzsimmons on June 17, 1894, and Marvin Hart on November 16, 1903.

Personal life

Choynski was born in San Francisco to a Jewish family, the son of Harriet (née Ashim) and Isidor Nathan Choynski. [2] [3] [4] He had 4 siblings, Herbert, Miriam, Maurice, and Edwin. [3]

In 1895, Choynski married Louise Anderson Miller, an actress in Cincinnati, Ohio. [2]

Halls of Fame

In 1998, Choynski’s ability and ring-record were officially recognised by his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Choynski, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1991. [5]


Official Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
86 fights57 wins14 losses
By knockout3910
By decision154
By disqualification30
Draws6
No contests4
Newspaper decisions/draws 5

All Newspaper decisions are regarded as “no decision” bouts as they have “resulted in neither boxer winning or losing, and would therefore not count as part of their official fight record."

No.Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
86 Win 57–14–6 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Williams NWS 6 Nov 21, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
85 Loss 57–14–6 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Carter KO 1 (15) Jan 19, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
84 Loss 57–13–6 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Hart NWS 6 Nov 16, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
83 Win 57–13–6 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Nick Burley KO 7 (10) Aug 7, 1903 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg D.A.A.A. Rink, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
82 Loss 56–13–6 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Nick Burley KO 2 (10) Jun 25, 1903 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg D.A.A.A. Rink, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
81 Loss 56–12–6 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Jack O'Brien NWS 6 Mar 30, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
80 Win 56–12–6 (6) Flag of Ireland.svg Peter Maher KO 2 (6) Jan 26, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
79 Win 55–12–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Childs PTS 6 Dec 1, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Lyceum A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
78 Loss 54–12–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Jack O'Brien PTS 6 Sep 29, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
77 Win 54–11–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Al Weinig KO 6 (20) May 2, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
76 Loss 53–11–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Carter KO 1 (6) Mar 24, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.Lost American light-heavyweight title
75 Win 53–10–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Wild Bill Hanrahan KO 5 (20) Mar 7, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.Claimed vacant American light-heavyweight title
74 Win 52–10–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Johnson KO 3 (20) Feb 25, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Harmony Hall, Galveston, Texas, U.S.
73 Win 51–10–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Fred Russell DQ 4 (10) Nov 2, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
72 Win 50–10–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg John Matthews PTS 3 Aug 8, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
71 Win 49–10–6 (6) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Jimmy Smith KO 2 (?) Aug 8, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
70 Loss 48–10–6 (6) Flag of Ireland.svg Tom Sharkey TKO 3 (6) May 8, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
69 Loss 48–9–6 (6) Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Joe Walcott TKO 7 (25) Feb 23, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
68 Win 48–8–6 (6) Flag of Ireland.svg Peter Maher PTS 6 Feb 16, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg 2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
67 Win 47–8–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg M Woods RTD 2 (?) Feb 11, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
66 Loss 46–8–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Kid McCoy RTD 4 (25) Jan 12, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
65 Win 46–7–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Tom Carey KO 2 (15) Nov 4, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
64 Win 45–7–6 (6) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Steve O'Donnell KO 6 (6) Oct 27, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
63 Win 44–7–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Dick Moore KO 3 (20) Oct 23, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg St. Louis A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
62 Win 43–7–6 (6) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Jim Ryan KO 7 (20) Oct 20, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
61 Draw 42–7–6 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Kid McCoy PTS 6 Oct 6, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
60 NC 42–7–5 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Ed Dunkhorst NC ? (20) Sep 30, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S.Bout Scheduled as finale of Colorado Sporting Festival. No result found
59 Win 42–7–5 (5) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Hall KO 3 (20) Sep 25, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Nonpareil A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.Retained world light-heavyweight title
58 Win 41–7–5 (5) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Jim Ryan PTS 20 Aug 29, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium for fistic carnival, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.Won inaugural world light-heavyweight title
57 Win 40–7–5 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Mexican Pete Everett DQ 7 (25) Aug 4, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
56 Win 39–7–5 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Jack McCormick PTS 6 Jul 21, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
55 ND 38–7–5 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Willard Bean ND 10 Apr 17, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg New Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
54 Loss 38–7–5 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Kid McCoy PTS 20 Mar 24, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
53 Win 38–6–5 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Ed Dunkhorst PTS 6 Dec 19, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Fort Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
52 Loss 37–6–5 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Gus Ruhlin PTS 6 Nov 4, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
51 Win 37–5–5 (4) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joe Goddard NWS 6 Sep 12, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
50 Draw 37–5–5 (3) Flag of Ireland.svg Tom Sharkey PTS 8 (20) Mar 11, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.Choynski fell out of the ring and the fight was declared a draw
49 Draw 37–5–4 (3) Flag of the United States.svg James J. Jeffries PTS 20 Nov 30, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
48 Win 37–5–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Herman Bernau TKO 4 (6) Oct 11, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Opera House, Galveston, Texas, U.S.
47 Win 36–5–3 (3) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Denver Ed Smith DQ 4 (20) May 10, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
46 Win 35–5–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Dwyer PTS 4 Jan 2, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Allegheny Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
45 Loss 34–5–3 (3) Flag of Ireland.svg Peter Maher KO 6 (20) Nov 16, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Win 34–4–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Joe McAuliffe KO 4 (10) Aug 28, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
43 Loss 33–4–3 (3) Flag of Ireland.svg Tom Sharkey PTS 8 Apr 16, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg People's Palace Theater, San Francisco, California, U.S.
42 Win 33–3–3 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Hall KO 13 (20) Jan 20, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
41 Win 32–3–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Childs KO 3 (3) Nov 15, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Sam T. Jack's Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
40 Win 31–3–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Dick Wilson KO 2 (?) Aug 20, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
39 Win 30–3–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Cattanach KO 2 (10) Jun 3, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
38 Draw 29–3–3 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dan Creedon PTS 6 Mar 21, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.Pre-arranged draw if no KO
37 Win 29–3–2 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Madden PTS 4 Mar 11, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
36 Win 28–3–2 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jim Douglass PTS 3 Feb 25, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Triangle AC, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
35 Draw 27–3–2 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Bob Armstrong PTS 6 Sep 19, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
34 Win 27–3–1 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Boden KO 3 (4) Sep 17, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
33 Win 26–3–1 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Harry Miller RTD 3 (6) Sep 15, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg People's Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
32 Draw 25–3–1 (3) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bob Fitzsimmons PTS 5 (8) Jun 18, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Choynski was down and bloodied when the police stepped in
and would likely have been knocked out had the fight continued
The bout was declared a draw. Pre-fight agreement that the fight could only be won via KO
31 Win 25–3 (3) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy West PTS 3 Feb 6, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Portland, Oregon, U.S.
30 Win 24–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Boden KO 4 (?) Dec 29, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
29 Win 23–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Bob Ferguson PTS 4 Dec 29, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
28 Win 22–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Fallon KO 4 (?) Nov 26, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27 Win 21–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Denny Kelliher PTS 2 Nov 24, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
26 Win 20–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Charles C. Smith KO 4 (?) Nov 21, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
25 Win 19–3 (3) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg George Godfrey KO 15 (?) Oct 31, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
24 Win 18–3 (3) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Hart PTS 3 May 29, 1892 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, England, U.K.
23 Win 17–3 (3) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg William Patmore KO 1 (?) May 27, 1892 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, England, U.K.
22 Win 16–3 (3) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Horrigan KO 1 (?) May 24, 1892 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, England, U.K.
21 Win 15–3 (3) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Denver Ed Smith PTS 4 Apr 30, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
20 Win 14–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Tommy Ryan KO 2 (?) Apr 22, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Niblo's Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.Not to be confused with Tommy Ryan
19 Win 13–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Bull McCarthy KO 2 (?) Apr 21, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Clermont Rink, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
18 Win 12–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Slattery KO 2 (?) Apr 19, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Niblo's Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
17 Win 11–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Godfrey KO 1 (?) Apr 9, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
16 Loss 10–3 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Hall NWS 4 Apr 2, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
15 Win 10–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Woods KO 34 (?) Dec 17, 1891 Flag of the United States.svg Pacific A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
14 Loss 9–3 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joe Goddard KO 4 (20) Jul 20, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaFor Australian heavyweight title
13 Win 9–2 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Owen Sullivan KO 2 (8) Jun 20, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12 Win 8–2 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick Dooley KO 2 May 25, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaA finish fight
11 Loss 7–2 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joe Goddard RTD 4 (20) Feb 10, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaFor Australian heavyweight title
10 Win 7–1 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Fogarty RTD 10 Nov 24, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian AC, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, AustraliaA finish fight
9 Win 6–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Davies KO 9 (?) May 26, 1890 Flag of the United States.svg Occidental A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
8 Win 5–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Wilson KO 2 (?) Mar 26, 1890 Flag of the United States.svg Golden Gate A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
7 Win 4–1 (2) Flag of Ireland.svg Frank McLarney KO 2 (?) Jan 25, 1890 Flag of the United States.svg Portland, Oregon, U.S.
6 ND3–1 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Billy McCarthy ND 4 Aug 27, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
5 Loss 3–1 (1) Flag of the United States.svg James J. Corbett KO 27 (?) Jun 5, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg Benicia Harbor, California, U.S.
4 NC3–0 (1) Flag of the United States.svg James J. Corbett NC 4 (?) May 30, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.Bout stopped by the police
3 Win 3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Frank Glover KO 14 Feb 26, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.A finish fight
2 Win 2–0 Flag of the United States.svg H McDonald PTS 3 Dec 26, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Flag of the United States.svg George Bush KO 2 (?) Nov 14, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.


Unofficial Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
86 fights59 wins17 losses
By knockout3910
By decision177
By disqualification30
Draws6
No contests4

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

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
86Win59–17–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Jack WilliamsNWS6Nov 21, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
85Loss58–17–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Kid CarterKO1 (15)Jan 19, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
84Loss58–16–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Hart NWS6Nov 16, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
83Win58–15–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Nick Burley KO7 (10)Aug 7, 1903 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg D.A.A.A. Rink, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
82Loss57–15–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Nick Burley KO2 (10)Jun 25, 1903 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg D.A.A.A. Rink, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
81Loss57–14–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Jack O'Brien NWS6Mar 30, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
80Win57–13–6 (4) Flag of Ireland.svg Peter Maher KO2 (6)Jan 26, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
79Win56–13–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Childs PTS6Dec 1, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Lyceum A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
78Loss55–13–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Jack O'Brien PTS6Sep 29, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
77Win55–12–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Al WeinigKO6 (20)May 2, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
76Loss54–12–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Kid CarterKO1 (6)Mar 24, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.Lost American light-heavyweight title
75Win54–11–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Wild Bill HanrahanKO5 (20)Mar 7, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.Claimed vacant American light-heavyweight title
74Win53–11–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Johnson KO3 (20)Feb 25, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Harmony Hall, Galveston, Texas, U.S.
73Win52–11–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Fred RussellDQ4 (10)Nov 2, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
72Win51–11–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg John MatthewsPTS3Aug 8, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
71Win50–11–6 (4) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Jimmy SmithKO2 (?)Aug 8, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
70Loss49–11–6 (4) Flag of Ireland.svg Tom Sharkey TKO3 (6)May 8, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
69Loss49–10–6 (4) Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Joe Walcott TKO7 (25)Feb 23, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
68Win49–9–6 (4) Flag of Ireland.svg Peter Maher PTS6Feb 16, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg 2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
67Win48–9–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg M WoodsRTD2 (?)Feb 11, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
66Loss47–9–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Kid McCoy RTD4 (25)Jan 12, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
65Win47–8–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Tom CareyKO2 (15)Nov 4, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
64Win46–8–6 (4) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Steve O'DonnellKO6 (6)Oct 27, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
63Win45–8–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Dick MooreKO3 (20)Oct 23, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg St. Louis A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
62Win44–8–6 (4) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Jim RyanKO7 (20)Oct 20, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
61Draw43–8–6 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Kid McCoy PTS6Oct 6, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
60NC43–8–5 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Ed DunkhorstNC? (20)Sep 30, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S.Bout Scheduled as finale of Colorado Sporting Festival. No result found
59Win43–8–5 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Hall KO3 (20)Sep 25, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Nonpareil A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.Retained world light-heavyweight title
58Win42–8–5 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Jim RyanPTS20Aug 29, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium for fistic carnival, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.Won inaugural world light-heavyweight title
57Win41–8–5 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Mexican Pete EverettDQ7 (25)Aug 4, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
56Win40–8–5 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jack McCormickPTS6Jul 21, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
55ND39–8–5 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Willard BeanND10Apr 17, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg New Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
54Loss39–8–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Kid McCoy PTS20Mar 24, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
53Win39–7–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Ed DunkhorstPTS6Dec 19, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Fort Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
52Loss38–7–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Gus RuhlinPTS6Nov 4, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
51Win38–6–5 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joe Goddard NWS6Sep 12, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
50Draw37–6–5 (2) Flag of Ireland.svg Tom Sharkey PTS8 (20)Mar 11, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.Choynski fell out of the ring and the fight was declared a draw
49Draw37–6–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg James J. Jeffries PTS20Nov 30, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
48Win37–6–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Herman BernauTKO4 (6)Oct 11, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Opera House, Galveston, Texas, U.S.
47Win36–6–3 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Denver Ed SmithDQ4 (20)May 10, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
46Win35–6–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Frank DwyerPTS4Jan 2, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Allegheny Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
45Loss34–6–3 (2) Flag of Ireland.svg Peter Maher KO6 (20)Nov 16, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
44Win34–5–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Joe McAuliffeKO4 (10)Aug 28, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
43Loss33–5–3 (2) Flag of Ireland.svg Tom SharkeyPTS8Apr 16, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg People's Palace Theater, San Francisco, California, U.S.
42Win33–4–3 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Hall KO13 (20)Jan 20, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
41Win32–4–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Childs KO3 (3)Nov 15, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Sam T. Jack's Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
40Win31–4–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Dick WilsonKO2 (?)Aug 20, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
39Win30–4–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jack CattanachKO2 (10)Jun 3, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
38Draw29–4–3 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dan Creedon PTS6Mar 21, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.Pre-arranged draw if no KO
37Win29–4–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Mike MaddenPTS4Mar 11, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
36Win28–4–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jim DouglassPTS3Feb 25, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Triangle AC, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
35Draw27–4–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Bob Armstrong PTS6Sep 19, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
34Win27–4–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Mike BodenKO3 (4)Sep 17, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
33Win26–4–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Harry MillerRTD3 (6)Sep 15, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg People's Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
32Draw25–4–1 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bob Fitzsimmons PTS5 (8)Jun 18, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Choynski was down and bloodied when the police stepped in
and would likely have been knocked out had the fight continued
The bout was declared a draw. Pre-fight agreement that the fight could only be won via KO
31Win25–4 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy WestPTS3Feb 6, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Portland, Oregon, U.S.
30Win24–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Mike BodenKO4 (?)Dec 29, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
29Win23–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Bob FergusonPTS4Dec 29, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
28Win22–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jack FallonKO4 (?)Nov 26, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27Win21–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Denny KelliherPTS2Nov 24, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
26Win20–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Charles C. Smith KO4 (?)Nov 21, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
25Win19–4 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg George Godfrey KO15 (?)Oct 31, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
24Win18–4 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack HartPTS3May 29, 1892 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, England, U.K.
23Win17–4 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg William PatmoreKO1 (?)May 27, 1892 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, England, U.K.
22Win16–4 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike HorriganKO1 (?)May 24, 1892 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, England, U.K.
21Win15–4 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Denver Ed SmithPTS4Apr 30, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
20Win14–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Tommy RyanKO2 (?)Apr 22, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Niblo's Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.Not to be confused with Tommy Ryan
19Win13–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Bull McCarthyKO2 (?)Apr 21, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Clermont Rink, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
18Win12–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jerry SlatteryKO2 (?)Apr 19, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Niblo's Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
17Win11–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Joe GodfreyKO1 (?)Apr 9, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
16Loss10–4 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Hall NWS4Apr 2, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
15Win10–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Billy WoodsKO34 (?)Dec 17, 1891 Flag of the United States.svg Pacific A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
14Loss9–3 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joe Goddard KO4 (20)Jul 20, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaFor Australian heavyweight title
13Win9–2 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Owen SullivanKO2 (8)Jun 20, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12Win8–2 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick DooleyKO2May 25, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaA finish fight
11Loss7–2 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joe Goddard RTD4 (20)Feb 10, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaFor Australian heavyweight title
10Win7–1 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim FogartyRTD10Nov 24, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian AC, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, AustraliaA finish fight
9Win6–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jack DaviesKO9 (?)May 26, 1890 Flag of the United States.svg Occidental A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
8Win5–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Billy WilsonKO2 (?)Mar 26, 1890 Flag of the United States.svg Golden Gate A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
7Win4–1 (2) Flag of Ireland.svg Frank McLarneyKO2 (?)Jan 25, 1890 Flag of the United States.svg Portland, Oregon, U.S.
6ND3–1 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Billy McCarthyND4Aug 27, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
5Loss3–1 (1) Flag of the United States.svg James J. Corbett KO27 (?)Jun 5, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg Benicia Harbor, California, U.S.
4NC3–0 (1) Flag of the United States.svg James J. Corbett NC4 (?)May 30, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.Bout stopped by the police
3Win3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Frank GloverKO14Feb 26, 1889 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.A finish fight
2Win2–0 Flag of the United States.svg H McDonaldPTS3Dec 26, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg George BushKO2 (?)Nov 14, 1888 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.


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Titles in pretence
New titleWorld Light Heavyweight Champion
August 29, 1899
Vacant
Title next held by
Len Harvey