Mike Gibbons

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Mike Gibbons
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Real nameMichael J. Gibbons
Nickname(s)St. Paul Phantom
Weight(s) Middleweight
Nationality United States Of America
Born(1887-07-20)July 20, 1887
St. Paul, Minnesota
DiedAugust 31, 1956(1956-08-31) (aged 69)
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights133
Wins113
Wins by KO38
Losses7
Draws9
No contests4
Mike (left), posing with his brother Tommy Gibbons Mike and Tommy Gibbons LOC.jpg
Mike (left), posing with his brother Tommy Gibbons

Michael J. Gibbons (July 20, 1887 in St. Paul, Minnesota – August 31, 1956) was an American boxer from 1908 to 1922. The brother of heavyweight Tommy Gibbons, he claimed Middleweight Champion of the World status in 1909 following Stanley Ketchel's murder. Although he never won the title, Gibbons is regarded as one of the all-time best welter and middleweight boxers by historians. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Gibbons as the #18 ranked middleweight of all time, while The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #9. [1] The International Boxing Research Organization rates Gibbons as the 17th best middleweight ever and boxing historian Bert Sugar placed him 92nd in his Top 100 Fighters catalogue. [2] [3] Gibbons retired due to deteriorating vision. Following his boxing career he entered business in his native St. Paul, and became a member of the Minnesota Athletic Commission. Gibbons was elected to the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1958, the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992, the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010. [4]

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Notable bouts

ResultOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes [5]
Loss Flag of the United States.svg Mike O'Dowd PTS121922-05-06 Flag of the United States.svg Queensboro Stadium, Queens, New York
Win Flag of the United States.svg Mike O'Dowd NWS101921-12-16 Flag of the United States.svg Saint Paul Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Smith NWS121921-08-09 Flag of the United States.svg Armory A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Eddie McGoorty KO5 (10)1921-06-17 Flag of the United States.svg Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Loss Flag of the United States.svg Mike O'Dowd NWS101919-11-21 Flag of the United States.svg Saint Paul Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota For World Middleweight Title.
Newspaper Decision
Loss Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Smith NWS101919-07-04 Flag of the United States.svg Association Park, Kansas City, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Loss Flag of the United States.svg Harry Greb NWS101919-06-23 Flag of the United States.svg Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg George Chip NWS101919-06-12 Flag of the United States.svg Three-I League Park, Terre Haute, Indiana Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Leo Houck NWS81919-03-25 Flag of the United States.svg Saint Louis Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg George Chip NWS101919-01-31 Flag of the United States.svg Shrine Auditorium, Duluth, Minnesota Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Jack Dillon NWS101917-09-03 Flag of the United States.svg Fair Grounds, Terre Haute, Indiana Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg George Chip NWS121917-07-04 Flag of the United States.svg Wright Field, Youngstown, Ohio Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Harry Greb NWS121917-02-10 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Jack Dillon NWS101916-11-10 Flag of the United States.svg Saint Paul Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kid Lewis NWS101916-05-18 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Smith NWS101916-03-17 Flag of the United States.svg Saint Paul Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Packey McFarland NWS101915-09-11 Flag of the United States.svg Brighton Beach Motordrome, Brooklyn, New York Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Leo Houck NWS101915-05-26 Flag of the United States.svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Eddie McGoorty NWS101915-03-02 Flag of the United States.svg Hudson Arena, Hudson, Wisconsin Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Al McCoy NWS101914-02-23 Flag of the United States.svg Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York Newspaper Decision
Loss Flag of the United States.svg Eddie McGoorty NWS101912-12-04 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Win Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Smith NWS101912-04-11 Flag of the United States.svg New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York Newspaper Decision

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  2. All-Time Middleweight Rankings IBROresearch.com Retrieved on 2014-04-29
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  5. Mike Gibbons' Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.