|Nickname(s)||The Louisville Plumber|
|Height||5 ft 11+1⁄2 in (1.82 m)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Born||September 16, 1876|
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
|Died||September 17, 1931 55) (aged|
Fern Creek, Kentucky, USA
Marvin Hart (September 16, 1876 – September 17, 1931) was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from July 3, 1905 to February 23, 1906.
Hart, nicknamed "The Louisville Plumber" because of his former trade, gained considerable prominence after a 1905 win over future champion Jack Johnson. That year, the heavyweight title was left vacant as a result of the retirement of champion James J. Jeffries and Hart's record earned him a chance to fight for the championship against top-ranked Jack Root (1876–1963), a much more experienced boxer, who had already beaten Hart in November, 1902.
Jeffries, the retiring champ, refereed the championship fight on July 3, 1905 in Reno, Nevada. Hart knocked out Jack Root in the 12th round to win the vacant championship. After one successful exhibition match, Hart lost his championship to Canadian Tommy Burns on February 23, 1906 in Los Angeles. Burns won the 20-round fight by decision.
Hart died the day after his 55th birthday of an enlarged liver and high blood pressure. He was interred in the Resthaven Memorial Park, in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
|39 fights||28 wins||7 losses|
|39||Loss||29–7–4||Carl Morris||RTD||3 (12)||Dec 20, 1910||Sapulpa|
|38||Loss||29–6–4||Mike Schreck||TKO||4 (10)||Jul 26, 1909||Lakeview Theater, Terre Haute|
|37||Win||29–5–4||Tony Ross||DQ||13 (20)||Mar 12, 1909||West Side A.C., Gretna|
|36||Win||28–5–4||Jack Twin Sullivan||DQ||5 (12)||Oct 20, 1908||Armory, Boston|
|35||Draw||27–5–4||Hugh McGann||PTS||20||Oct 09, 1908||Opera House, Lexington|
|34||Win||27–5–3||John Willie||DQ||4 (20)||Mar 17, 1908||Hot Springs|
|33||Loss||26–5–3||Mike Schreck||TKO||21 (?)||May 30, 1907||Tonopah|
|32||Win||26–4–3||Peter Maher||KO||2 (20)||Apr 01, 1907||Whittington A.C., Hot Springs|
|31||Win||25–4–3||Harry Rogers||KO||2 (20)||Mar 15, 1907||Whittington A.C., Hot Springs|
|30||Loss||24–4–3||Tommy Burns||PTS||20||Feb 23, 1906||Amphitheater, Reno||Lost world heavyweight title|
|29||Win||24–3–3||Jack Root||KO||12 (?)||Jul 03, 1905||Amphitheater, Reno||Won vacant world heavyweight title|
|28||Win||23–3–3||Jack Johnson||PTS||20||Mar 28, 1905||Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco|
|27||Draw||22–3–3||Gus Ruhlin||PTS||12||May 20, 1904||Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore|
|26||Win||22–3–2||Sandy Ferguson||PTS||20||Mar 15, 1904||Whittington Park A.C., Hot Springs|
|25||Draw||21–3–2||John Willie||PTS||6||Jan 15, 1904||Watita Hall, Chicago|
|24||Draw||21–3–1||George Gardner||PTS||15||Jan 15, 1904||Criterion A.C., Boston|
|23||Win||21–3||Kid Carter||TKO||15||Dec 1, 1903||Criterion A.C., Boston|
|22||Loss||20–3||George Gardner||PTS||12||May 13, 1903||Southern A.C., Louisville|
|21||Win||19–2||Jack Bonner||DQ||4 (20)||Apr 02, 1903||Louisville A.C., Louisville|
|20||Loss||18–2||Jack Root||PTS||6||Nov 10, 1902||Lyceum A.C., Chicago||Lost American light-heavyweight title|
|19||Win||18–1||Billy Stift||PTS||6||Aug 18, 1902||America A.C., Chicago|
|18||Win||17–1||Kid Carter||KO||9 (20)||May 03, 1902||Southern A.C., Louisville||Won American light-heavyweight title|
|17||Win||16–1||Dick O'Brien||KO||3 (20)||Apr 07, 1902||Empire A.C., Louisville|
|16||Win||15–1||Billy Stift||KO||3 (20)||Jan 20, 1902||Music Hall, Louisville|
|15||Loss||14–1||Wild Bill Hanrahan||KO||1 (25)||Dec 17, 1901||Auditorium, Louisville|
|14||Win||14–0||Jack Beauscholte||KO||10 (20)||Nov 01, 1901||Music Hall, Louisville|
|13||Win||13–0||Dan Creedon||KO||6 (20)||May 24, 1901||Southern A.C., Louisville|
|12||Win||12–0||Tommy West||TKO||16 (20)||Mar 29, 1901||Southern A.C., Louisville|
|11||Win||11–0||Australian Jim Ryan||KO||8 (20)||Feb 25, 1901||Louisville|
|10||Win||10–0||Al Weining||KO||11 (20)||Jan 21, 1901||Music Hall, Louisville|
|9||Win||9–0||Peter Trainer||KO||17 (20)||Dec 12, 1900||Music Hall, Louisville|
|8||Win||8–0||Hugh McGann||KO||6 (20)||Aug 18, 1900||Music Hall, Louisville|
|7||Win||7–0||Hugh McGann||DQ||6 (20)||Aug 13, 1900||Nonpareil A.C., Louisville|
|6||Win||6–0||Harry Rogers||KO||14 (20)||Jun 26, 1900||Music Hall, Louisville|
|5||Win||5–0||Louis Seifker||KO||2 (20)||Jun 12, 1900||Music Hall, Louisville|
|4||Win||4–0||Tommy Williams||KO||2 (20)||May 10, 1900||Music Hall, Louisville|
|3||Win||3–0||Charles Meisner||KO||1 (20)||Apr 02, 1900||Music Hall, Louisville|
|2||Win||2–0||William Schiller||KO||4 (?)||Feb 12, 1900||Louisville|
|1||Win||1–0||William Schiller||KO||7 (?)||Dec 12, 1899||Louisville|
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|Awards and achievements|
James J. Jeffries
| World Heavyweight Champion|
July 3, 1905 – February 23, 1906