Marvin Hart

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Marvin Hart
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Marvin Hart in 1902, photo from the Chicago Daily News
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Louisville Plumber
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height5 ft 11+12 in (1.82 m)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
NationalityUSA
Born(1876-09-16)September 16, 1876
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
DiedSeptember 17, 1931(1931-09-17) (aged 55)
Fern Creek, Kentucky, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights39
Wins28
Losses7
Draws4

Marvin Hart (September 16, 1876 – September 17, 1931) was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from July 3, 1905 to February 23, 1906.

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Boxing career

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.

Death

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. [1]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
39 fights28 wins7 losses
By knockout204
By decision33
By disqualification50
Draws4
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
39Loss29–7–4 Flag of the United States.svg Carl MorrisRTD3 (12)Dec 20, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Sapulpa
38Loss29–6–4 Flag of the United States.svg Mike SchreckTKO4 (10)Jul 26, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Lakeview Theater, Terre Haute
37Win29–5–4 Flag of Italy.svg Tony RossDQ13 (20)Mar 12, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg West Side A.C., Gretna
36Win28–5–4 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Twin SullivanDQ5 (12)Oct 20, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Armory, Boston
35Draw27–5–4 Flag of the United States.svg Hugh McGannPTS20Oct 09, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Opera House, Lexington
34Win27–5–3 Flag of the United States.svg John WillieDQ4 (20)Mar 17, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Hot Springs
33Loss26–5–3 Flag of the United States.svg Mike SchreckTKO21 (?)May 30, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Tonopah
32Win26–4–3 Flag of Ireland.svg Peter Maher KO2 (20)Apr 01, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Whittington A.C., Hot Springs
31Win25–4–3 Flag of the United States.svg Harry RogersKO2 (20)Mar 15, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Whittington A.C., Hot Springs
30Loss24–4–3 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Tommy Burns PTS20Feb 23, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Amphitheater, RenoLost world heavyweight title
29Win24–3–3 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Root KO12 (?)Jul 03, 1905 Flag of the United States.svg Amphitheater, RenoWon vacant world heavyweight title
28Win23–3–3 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Johnson PTS20Mar 28, 1905 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco
27Draw22–3–3 Flag of the United States.svg Gus RuhlinPTS12May 20, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore
26Win22–3–2 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sandy Ferguson PTS20Mar 15, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Whittington Park A.C., Hot Springs
25Draw21–3–2 Flag of the United States.svg John WilliePTS6Jan 15, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Watita Hall, Chicago
24Draw21–3–1 Flag of Ireland.svg George Gardner PTS15Jan 15, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston
23Win21–3 Flag of the United States.svg Kid CarterTKO15Dec 1, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston
22Loss20–3 Flag of Ireland.svg George Gardner PTS12May 13, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Southern A.C., Louisville
21Win19–2 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Bonner DQ4 (20)Apr 02, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville A.C., Louisville
20Loss18–2 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Root PTS6Nov 10, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Lyceum A.C., ChicagoLost American light-heavyweight title
19Win18–1 Flag of the United States.svg Billy StiftPTS6Aug 18, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg America A.C., Chicago
18Win17–1 Flag of the United States.svg Kid CarterKO9 (20)May 03, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Southern A.C., LouisvilleWon American light-heavyweight title
17Win16–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dick O'BrienKO3 (20)Apr 07, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Louisville
16Win15–1 Flag of the United States.svg Billy StiftKO3 (20)Jan 20, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville
15Loss14–1 Flag of the United States.svg Wild Bill HanrahanKO1 (25)Dec 17, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Louisville
14Win14–0 Flag of the United States.svg Jack BeauscholteKO10 (20)Nov 01, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville
13Win13–0 Flag of New Zealand.svg Dan Creedon KO6 (20)May 24, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Southern A.C., Louisville
12Win12–0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy WestTKO16 (20)Mar 29, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Southern A.C., Louisville
11Win11–0 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Jim RyanKO8 (20)Feb 25, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville
10Win10–0 Flag of the United States.svg Al WeiningKO11 (20)Jan 21, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville
9Win9–0 Flag of the United States.svg Peter TrainerKO17 (20)Dec 12, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville
8Win8–0 Flag of the United States.svg Hugh McGannKO6 (20)Aug 18, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville
7Win7–0 Flag of the United States.svg Hugh McGannDQ6 (20)Aug 13, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Nonpareil A.C., Louisville
6Win6–0 Flag of the United States.svg Harry RogersKO14 (20)Jun 26, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville
5Win5–0 Flag of the United States.svg Louis SeifkerKO2 (20)Jun 12, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville
4Win4–0 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy WilliamsKO2 (20)May 10, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville
3Win3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Charles MeisnerKO1 (20)Apr 02, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Louisville
2Win2–0 Flag of the United States.svg William SchillerKO4 (?)Feb 12, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg William SchillerKO7 (?)Dec 12, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville

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References

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
James J. Jeffries
Retired
World Heavyweight Champion
July 3, 1905 February 23, 1906
Succeeded by
Tommy Burns