|Real name||Thomas Jewel Freeman|
|Height||5 ft 7 1⁄2 in (171 cm)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Born||January 22, 1904|
Hot Springs, Arkansas
|Died||February 20, 1986 82) (aged|
Little Rock, Arkansas
|Wins by KO||84|
Tommy Freeman (January 22, 1904 – February 20, 1986) was an American professional boxer who became a World Welterweight Boxing Champion on September 5, 1930 when he defeated reigning champion Young Jack Thompson. He lost the title to Thompson the following year, on April 14, 1931. Remarkably, the majority of his recorded wins were by knockout, and his losses were few, at under ten percent of his total fights.
He was rated by The Ring magazine as a Top Ten Welterweight contender from 1926-1931. His impressive win and extraordinary knockout record might be explained by the limited quality of competition he faced in Hot Springs where he fought many of his fights.
Freeman's amateur boxing career began around the age of sixteen in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Between 1920-22, he lost only two of twenty of his better publicized local bouts and won six by knockout. He fought most of these bouts in the lightweight to super-lightweight division.
Around 1923, at 19, he began fighting in the Welterweight division, and often out of state in Memphis, Tennessee, and parts of New Orleans. His few losses during this period were often to heavier or more experienced boxers, and included Al Monroe, Dude Martinez, and Frankie Jones. His loss to Jimmy King in January 1923 was a rare TKO, in which Freeman sprained his hip and was very reluctant to have his manager call the fight.
He achieved some early recognition on New Years Day in 1926, when he knocked out Sergeant Sammy Baker in seven rounds at Madison Square Garden.
On October 25, 1926, Freeman fought a well attended match against Jack Zivic of Pittsburgh in Cleveland, Ohio. Both fighters were recognized as leading contenders for the Welterweight title then held by Pete Latzo. The bout was a thrilling spectacle and the substantial crowd of twelve thousand loudly opposed the draw verdict as they favored the local boxer Zivic.
On June 22, 1926, Freeman defeated Pinky Mitchell in Brooklyn, Ohio, in ten rounds by Newspaper Decision of the Associated Press. Mitchell had held the Light Welterweight (Super Lightweight) Championship from 1922-26 when he was defeated by Mushy Callahan. Freeman weighed in over the required weight and the fight, originally scheduled for the Jr. Welterweight title, became a non title fight.
On August 18, 1927, Freeman beat noted British boxer Harry Mason in a ten round welterweight bout at Madison Square Garden. Mason had a neat right-hand that countered Freeman, but he could not match him in close quarters. Mason was well known in London where he had taken the British Lightweight Championship, known as the Lonsdale Belt in February 1926. Mason, a Jewish boxer, had been a stablemate of Jewish welterweight champion Jack "Kid" Berg under trainer Alec Goodman.
Freeman defeated Jewish welterweight contender Georgie Levine in a ten round points decision on October 14, 1929 at Motor Square Garden in Pittsburgh. Now a rising star, Freeman boxed elegantly conserving his energy to last the full ten rounds, and slipped most of the punches of Levine while landing his own with accuracy. He appeared to fight without dealing unnecessary punishment to Levine, whom he easily outpointed.
On September 5, 1930, at Cleveland Ball Park in Cleveland, Ohio, Freeman defeated Young Jack Thompson, the reigning Welterweight Champion in front of a crowd of 16,000. The well-known and widely respected referee Patsy Haley, a former New York boxer, crowned Freeman the winner after fifteen rounds of close fighting, shocking the crowd as well as both boxers. In the second round, Thompson had floored Freeman for a count of six. According to the referee, the victory was given to Freeman based largely on his performance in the last three rounds when he connected with far more punches than Thompson. The championship bout was Thompson's first title defense.
Freeman held the title until his rematch with Jack Thompson on April 14, 1931 again in Cleveland where he lost by TKO in the tenth of fifteen rounds. The bout was stopped due to Freeman's badly battered left eye.
He had a long career as a boxer, and remained fighting as a super welterweight until around 1937. He fought for a year as a middleweight from 1937-8. Best known of his middleweight opponents was Al McCoy who he fought on July 2 and 16, 1937, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
He died on February 20, 1986 in Little Rock, Arkansas at 82, an advanced age for a lifelong boxer.
|224 fights||174 wins||20 losses|
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."
|224||Loss||174–20–21 (9)||Ralph Chong||PTS||10||Aug 10, 1938||Outdoor Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|223||Win||174–19–21 (9)||Billy Hood||KO||5 (10)||Apr 25, 1938||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|222||Win||173–19–21 (9)||Jimmy Francis||KO||1 (10)||Mar 28, 1938||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|221||Win||172–19–21 (9)||King Cole||KO||2 (10)||Mar 17, 1938||Winter Stadium, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|220||Win||171–19–21 (9)||Irish Kennedy||KO||3 (10)||Feb 09, 1938||Winter Stadium, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|219||Win||170–19–21 (9)||Mike Montoya||KO||5 (10)||Nov 24, 1937||Winter Stadium, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|218||Loss||169–19–21 (9)||Gorilla Jones||PTS||10||Aug 09, 1937||Broadway Baseball Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.|
|217||Win||169–18–21 (9)||Al McCoy||PTS||10||Jul 16, 1937||Stockyards Stadium, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, U.S.|
|216||Draw||168–18–21 (9)||Al McCoy||PTS||10||Jul 02, 1937||Stockyards Stadium, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, U.S.|
|215||Win||168–18–20 (9)||Charley Jerome||PTS||10||Jun 11, 1937||Hodges Field, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|214||Win||167–18–20 (9)||Charley Jerome||PTS||10||May 27, 1937||American Legion Stadium, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.|
|213||Win||166–18–20 (9)||Max Elling||TKO||7 (10)||Apr 29, 1937||Open-Air Arena, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|212||Win||165–18–20 (9)||Tiger Red Lewis||TKO||2 (10)||Apr 26, 1937||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|211||Win||164–18–20 (9)||Harlan Ray||KO||5 (?)||Apr 12, 1937||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|210||Win||163–18–20 (9)||Mickey Breen||KO||4 (?)||Mar 01, 1937||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|209||Win||162–18–20 (9)||Frankie Hughes||PTS||10||Jan 25, 1937||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|208||Loss||161–18–20 (9)||Oscar Rankins||PTS||10||Dec 04, 1936||Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|207||Win||161–17–20 (9)||Joey Parks||PTS||10||Oct 16, 1936||Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|206||Win||160–17–20 (9)||Sammy Slaughter||PTS||15||Sep 03, 1936||Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.|
|205||Win||159–17–20 (9)||Gaylon Stone||KO||6 (10)||Jul 28, 1936||Houck Field Stadium, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S.|
|204||Win||158–17–20 (9)||Johnny Phagan||PTS||10||Jul 22, 1936||Northwest Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|203||Draw||157–17–20 (9)||Alabama Kid||PTS||10||May 18, 1936||Quincy, Illinois, U.S.|
|202||Win||157–17–19 (9)||Mickey O'Shea||KO||4 (10)||Mar 27, 1936||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|201||Win||156–17–19 (9)||Bruce Brown||PTS||10||Mar 21, 1936||Leon Williams Ranch, Moffett, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|200||Win||155–17–19 (9)||Karl Lautenschlager||KO||3 (10)||Mar 16, 1936||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|199||Loss||154–17–19 (9)||Allen Matthews||UD||10||Mar 03, 1936||Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.|
|198||Win||154–16–19 (9)||Cap Harding||KO||7 (12)||Feb 21, 1936||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|197||Win||153–16–19 (9)||Clarence Posey||KO||5 (10)||Feb 11, 1936||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|196||Win||152–16–19 (9)||Johnny Owens||KO||3 (10)||Feb 03, 1936||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|195||Win||151–16–19 (9)||Bruce Brown||PTS||10||Jan 21, 1936||Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.|
|194||Win||150–16–19 (9)||Johnny Hull||KO||4 (10)||Jan 13, 1936||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|193||Draw||149–16–19 (9)||Texas Joe Dundee||PTS||10||Dec 13, 1935||Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|192||Win||149–16–18 (9)||Charley Weise||UD||10||Dec 10, 1935||Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|191||Win||148–16–18 (9)||Frankie Hughes||PTS||10||Dec 05, 1935||Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|190||Draw||147–16–18 (9)||Texas Joe Dundee||PTS||10||Nov 21, 1935||Auditorium, Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|189||Win||147–16–17 (9)||Tommy Beck||KO||6 (10)||Nov 12, 1935||Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.|
|188||Win||146–16–17 (9)||Paddy Creedon||MD||10||Nov 11, 1935||Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|187||Win||145–16–17 (9)||Billy Hood||TKO||6 (10)||Oct 22, 1935||Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|186||Win||144–16–17 (9)||Cap Harding||PTS||10||Sep 30, 1935||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|185||Win||143–16–17 (9)||Chief Wilbur||PTS||10||Sep 23, 1935||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|184||Win||142–16–17 (9)||Jimmy Carter||KO||4 (10)||Sep 13, 1935||Russellville, Arkansas, U.S.|
|183||Win||141–16–17 (9)||Duke Tramel||TKO||6 (10)||Sep 02, 1935||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|182||Win||140–16–17 (9)||Honeyboy Lyman||KO||5 (10)||Aug 29, 1935||Bristow, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|181||Win||139–16–17 (9)||Paul Ladd||PTS||10||Aug 12, 1935||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|180||Win||138–16–17 (9)||Jimmy Carter||KO||3 (?)||Jul 30, 1935||Waldron, Arkansas, U.S.|
|179||Win||137–16–17 (9)||Sid Scarlett||KO||3 (10)||Jul 26, 1935||American Legion Stadium, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.|
|178||Win||136–16–17 (9)||Jimmy Carter||KO||6 (10)||Jul 22, 1935||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|177||Win||135–16–17 (9)||Johnny Hull||KO||2 (10)||Jul 19, 1935||American Legion Stadium, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.|
|176||Win||134–16–17 (9)||Eddie Gree||KO||4 (10)||Jul 12, 1935||American Legion Stadium, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.|
|175||Win||133–16–17 (9)||Jimmy Carter||KO||2 (10)||Jun 21, 1935||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|174||Win||132–16–17 (9)||Johnny Hull||PTS||10||Jun 14, 1935||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|173||Win||131–16–17 (9)||Babe Kiser||KO||6 (10)||Jun 07, 1935||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|172||Win||130–16–17 (9)||Earl Mason||PTS||10||May 31, 1935||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|171||Draw||129–16–17 (9)||Johnny Hull||PTS||10||May 07, 1935||Wacasino Arena, Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.|
|170||Loss||129–16–16 (9)||Ralph Chong||PTS||10||Oct 08, 1934||City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|169||Win||129–15–16 (9)||Johnny Farrell||PTS||10||Aug 06, 1934||Ringside Arena, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|168||Win||128–15–16 (9)||Ralph Chong||TKO||6 (10)||Jul 12, 1934||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|167||Win||127–15–16 (9)||Manuel Zermeno||KO||2 (10)||Jul 07, 1934||Fort McIntosh Bowl, Laredo, Texas, U.S.|
|166||Draw||126–15–16 (9)||Texas Joe Dundee||PTS||10||Jun 29, 1934||American Legion Arena, Harlingen, Texas, U.S.|
|165||Win||126–15–15 (9)||Johnny Kerns||KO||2 (10)||Jun 22, 1934||American Legion Arena, Harlingen, Texas, U.S.|
|164||Win||125–15–15 (9)||Texas Joe Dundee||PTS||10||Jun 15, 1934||American Legion Arena, Harlingen, Texas, U.S.|
|163||Win||124–15–15 (9)||Babe Kiser||TKO||3 (10)||Jun 05, 1934||Walkathon Arena, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|162||Win||123–15–15 (9)||Gus Campbell||KO||8 (10)||May 21, 1934||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|161||Win||122–15–15 (9)||Johnny Farrell||TKO||4 (10)||May 10, 1934||Fair Park Live Stock Arena, Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|160||Win||121–15–15 (9)||Sylvan Bass||PTS||10||Mar 28, 1934||Legion Arena, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.|
|159||Win||120–15–15 (9)||Antonio Dominguez||UD||10||Mar 13, 1934||Legion Armory, Saint Petersburg, Florida, U.S.|
|158||Draw||119–15–15 (9)||Billy Thomas||PTS||12||Mar 07, 1934||Legion Arena, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.|
|157||Win||119–15–14 (9)||Norman Conrad||PTS||10||Feb 16, 1934||Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|156||Win||118–15–14 (9)||Marty Simmons||UD||10||Jan 22, 1934||Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|155||Win||117–15–14 (9)||Norman Conrad||PTS||10||Jan 12, 1934||Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|154||Win||116–15–14 (9)||Roy Bailey||TKO||5 (10)||Dec 18, 1933||Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|153||Win||115–15–14 (9)||Jackie King||PTS||15||Dec 04, 1933||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|152||Win||114–15–14 (9)||Duke Tramel||PTS||10||Nov 20, 1933||Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|151||Win||113–15–14 (9)||Al Salbano||PTS||10||Nov 06, 1933||City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|150||Win||112–15–14 (9)||Texas Joe Dundee||PTS||10||Oct 23, 1933||National Guard Armory, Beaumont, Texas, U.S.|
|149||Win||111–15–14 (9)||Jess Akers||TKO||5 (10)||Sep 27, 1933||American Legion Stadium, Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.|
|148||Win||110–15–14 (9)||Buster Mallini||TKO||8 (10)||Sep 14, 1933||City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|147||Win||109–15–14 (9)||Chester Covington||KO||2 (?)||Sep 07, 1933||Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.|
|146||Win||108–15–14 (9)||Alabama Kid||PTS||10||Jun 12, 1933||Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|145||Loss||107–15–14 (9)||Teddy Yarosz||UD||10||May 22, 1933||Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|144||Win||107–14–14 (9)||Jackie King||PTS||10||May 09, 1933||North Little Rock HS Stadium, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.|
|143||Win||106–14–14 (9)||Tony Hazuda||KO||4 (10)||Apr 28, 1933||Fifth and State Street Arena, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, U.S.|
|142||Win||105–14–14 (9)||Freddie Eiler||PTS||10||Apr 03, 1933||Page Garage, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|141||Win||104–14–14 (9)||Jackie King||PTS||10||Mar 20, 1933||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|140||Win||103–14–14 (9)||Manuel Quintero||PTS||10||Feb 23, 1933||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|139||Draw||102–14–14 (9)||Gorilla Jones||PTS||10||Dec 26, 1932||Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|138||Loss||102–14–13 (9)||Manuel Quintero||SD||10||Nov 18, 1932||Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|137||Win||102–13–13 (9)||Doc Conrad||PTS||10||Nov 11, 1932||Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|136||Win||101–13–13 (9)||Tiger Joe Randall||TKO||6 (10)||Jul 27, 1932||Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|135||Loss||100–13–13 (9)||Tiger Roy Williams||PTS||8||Jun 24, 1932||Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|134||Win||100–12–13 (9)||Lee Sala||KO||1 (10)||Jun 23, 1932||Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|133||Win||99–12–13 (9)||Buck McTiernan||UD||10||Jun 03, 1932||Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|132||Win||98–12–13 (9)||Charley Blanchard||KO||2 (10)||Apr 29, 1932||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|131||Win||97–12–13 (9)||Billy Shell||PTS||10||Apr 11, 1932||Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|130||Win||96–12–13 (9)||Buster Mallini||TKO||7 (10)||Feb 29, 1932||Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|129||Win||95–12–13 (9)||Owen Phelps||PTS||10||Feb 18, 1932||Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|128||Win||94–12–13 (9)||Harry Wallach||KO||4 (10)||Feb 02, 1932||Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.|
|127||Win||93–12–13 (9)||Billy Shell||TKO||7 (10)||Jan 08, 1932||Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.|
|126||Win||92–12–13 (9)||Relampago Saguero||PTS||10||Dec 18, 1931||Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|125||Win||91–12–13 (9)||Spike Webb||PTS||10||Nov 23, 1931||Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|124||Win||90–12–13 (9)||Canada Lee||PTS||10||Jun 19, 1931||Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|123||Win||89–12–13 (9)||Buck McTiernan||SD||10||May 25, 1931||Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|122||Loss||88–12–13 (9)||Young Jack Thompson||TKO||12 (15)||Apr 14, 1931||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.||Lost NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring welterweight titles|
|121||Win||88–11–13 (9)||Alfredo Gaona||PTS||10||Mar 01, 1931||El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|120||Win||87–11–13 (9)||Roy Stevens||KO||8 (10)||Feb 17, 1931||Smelter Arena, El Paso, Texas, U.S.|
|119||Win||86–11–13 (9)||Cowboy Dula||PTS||6||Feb 16, 1931||City Recreation Hall, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|118||Win||85–11–13 (9)||Al Kober||TKO||5 (10)||Feb 09, 1931||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|117||Win||84–11–13 (9)||Duke Tramel||KO||5 (8)||Feb 05, 1931||Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|116||Win||83–11–13 (9)||Eddie Murdock||PTS||10||Jan 26, 1931||Merrie Garden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|115||Win||82–11–13 (9)||Pete August||PTS||10||Jan 09, 1931||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|114||Win||81–11–13 (9)||Young Jack Thompson||PTS||15||Sep 05, 1930||League Park, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.||Won NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring welterweight titles|
|113||Win||80–11–13 (9)||David Velasco||TKO||10 (10)||Aug 25, 1930||American Legion Stadium, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.|
|112||Win||79–11–13 (9)||Canada Lee||PTS||10||Aug 08, 1930||Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|111||Win||78–11–13 (9)||Billy Alger||PTS||10||Jun 25, 1930||Taylor Bowl, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, U.S.|
|110||Loss||77–11–13 (9)||Jackie Fields||TKO||4 (12)||Apr 08, 1930||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|109||Win||77–10–13 (9)||Denny Burns||PTS||10||Mar 25, 1930||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|108||Win||76–10–13 (9)||Grover Mallini||PTS||8||Mar 10, 1930||Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|107||Win||75–10–13 (9)||Louis Andrews||KO||7 (10)||Feb 21, 1930||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|106||Win||74–10–13 (9)||Bobby LaSalle||PTS||10||Jan 31, 1930||Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|105||Draw||73–10–13 (9)||Paul Pirrone||PTS||10||Jan 20, 1930||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|104||Win||73–10–12 (9)||Young Jack Thompson||PTS||10||Jan 10, 1930||Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|103||Win||72–10–12 (9)||Clyde Hull||PTS||10||Dec 10, 1929||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|102||Win||71–10–12 (9)||Joe Reno||PTS||10||Dec 06, 1929||Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|101||Win||70–10–12 (9)||Jack Manley||TKO||5 (10)||Dec 02, 1929||Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|100||Win||69–10–12 (9)||Farmer Joe Cooper||TKO||1 (10)||Nov 19, 1929||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|99||Win||68–10–12 (9)||Bucky Lawless||KO||7 (10)||Oct 25, 1929||Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|98||Win||67–10–12 (9)||Georgie Levine||PTS||10||Oct 14, 1929||Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|97||Win||66–10–12 (9)||Sam Bruce||TKO||9 (10)||Sep 27, 1929||Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|96||Loss||65–10–12 (9)||Bucky Lawless||PTS||10||Aug 21, 1929||Taylor Bowl, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, U.S.|
|95||Win||65–9–12 (9)||Joe Schlocker||TKO||8 (10)||Jul 26, 1929||Outdoor Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|94||Draw||64–9–12 (9)||Andy DiVodi||PTS||10||Apr 26, 1929||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|93||Draw||64–9–11 (9)||Gorilla Jones||PTS||12||Apr 09, 1929||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|92||Win||64–9–10 (9)||Tillie Herman||TKO||2 (10)||Mar 22, 1929||Erie Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|91||Win||63–9–10 (9)||Alf Ros||PTS||10||Mar 11, 1929||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|90||Win||62–9–10 (9)||Joe Simonich||PTS||10||Feb 18, 1929||White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|89||Loss||61–9–10 (9)||Gorilla Jones||SD||10||Aug 15, 1928||Taylor Bowl, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, U.S.|
|88||Win||61–8–10 (9)||Willie Harmon||KO||3 (12)||Mar 29, 1928||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|87||Win||60–8–10 (9)||Al Van Ryan||NWS||10||Feb 29, 1928||Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|86||Win||60–8–10 (8)||My Sullivan||UD||10||Nov 25, 1927||Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|85||Loss||59–8–10 (8)||Johnny Indrisano||PTS||10||Oct 07, 1927||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|84||Win||59–7–10 (8)||Sailor Darden||TKO||5 (10)||Sep 30, 1927||Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.|
|83||Win||58–7–10 (8)||Harry Mason||PTS||10||Aug 18, 1927||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|82||Win||57–7–10 (8)||Billy Piltz||TKO||9 (12)||Aug 10, 1927||Armory, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|81||Win||56–7–10 (8)||Sailor Darden||PTS||10||Jul 01, 1927||Erie Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|80||Win||55–7–10 (8)||Joe Simonich||PTS||10||Jun 13, 1927||Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|79||Win||54–7–10 (8)||Meyer Grace||PTS||10||May 31, 1927||Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|78||Win||53–7–10 (8)||Mike Dempsey||KO||4 (10)||May 06, 1927||Erie Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|77||Win||52–7–10 (8)||Arthur Schaekels||KO||6 (10)||Feb 25, 1927||Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|76||Win||51–7–10 (8)||Arthur Schaekels||KO||2 (10)||Feb 04, 1927||Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|75||Draw||50–7–10 (8)||Jack Zivic||PTS||12||Oct 25, 1926||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|74||Win||50–7–9 (8)||Georgie Levine||NWS||10||Sep 30, 1926||Taylor Bowl, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, U.S.|
|73||Draw||50–7–9 (7)||Sergeant Sammy Baker||PTS||10||Jul 22, 1926||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|72||Win||50–7–8 (7)||Pinky Mitchell||NWS||10||Jun 22, 1926||Olympic Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|71||Win||50–7–8 (6)||Paul Doyle||PTS||10||May 28, 1926||Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|70||Win||49–7–8 (6)||Joe Simonich||PTS||12||May 19, 1926||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|69||Win||48–7–8 (6)||Shuffle Callahan||TKO||11 (12)||Apr 06, 1926||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|68||Loss||47–7–8 (6)||Joe Dundee||TKO||5 (10)||Mar 01, 1926||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|67||Win||47–6–8 (6)||Joe Simonich||PTS||10||Feb 19, 1926||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|66||Win||46–6–8 (6)||Norman Genet||PTS||10||Feb 04, 1926||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|65||Win||45–6–8 (6)||Sergeant Sammy Baker||TKO||7 (10)||Jan 01, 1926||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|64||Win||44–6–8 (6)||Al Walthers||TKO||4 (10)||Nov 18, 1925||Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|63||Win||43–6–8 (6)||Teddy Easterbrook||NWS||10||Nov 11, 1925||Armory, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|62||Win||43–6–8 (5)||Let Philbin||KO||5 (10)||Oct 14, 1925||Armory, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|61||Win||42–6–8 (5)||Al Walthers||TKO||5 (10)||Sep 30, 1925||Olympic Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|60||Win||41–6–8 (5)||Henry Shaw||TKO||3 (10)||Sep 16, 1925||Olympic Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|59||Draw||40–6–8 (5)||Jimmy Jones||NWS||6||Sep 01, 1925||Olympic Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|58||Win||40–6–8 (4)||Mike Dempsey||TKO||5 (6)||Aug 18, 1925||Olympic Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|57||Win||39–6–8 (4)||Dave Forbes||TKO||2 (6)||Aug 04, 1925||Olympic Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|56||Win||38–6–8 (4)||Floyd Hybert||PTS||10||Jul 10, 1925||Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|55||Draw||37–6–8 (4)||Jimmy Jones||SD||10||Jun 12, 1925||Erie Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|54||Win||37–6–7 (4)||Frisco McGale||PTS||8||May 07, 1925||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|53||Win||36–6–7 (4)||Benny Ross||PTS||8||Apr 17, 1925||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|52||Win||35–6–7 (4)||Bill Brown||KO||8 (10)||Apr 03, 1925||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|51||Win||34–6–7 (4)||Jack Willis||PTS||10||Feb 17, 1925||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|50||Win||33–6–7 (4)||Pat Corbett||PTS||10||Jan 30, 1925||Merrie Garden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|49||Win||32–6–7 (4)||Hamp Brown||KO||3 (10)||Jan 08, 1925||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|48||Win||31–6–7 (4)||Humbert Brady||PTS||8||Dec 01, 1924||Lyric Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|47||Win||30–6–7 (4)||Hamp Brown||PTS||8||Nov 24, 1924||Southern A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|46||Win||29–6–7 (4)||Al Knowles||KO||4 (15)||Nov 17, 1924||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|45||Win||28–6–7 (4)||Young Tansey||KO||6 (10)||Oct 13, 1924||Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|44||Win||27–6–7 (4)||Jack Oakes||PTS||10||Sep 29, 1924||Park Opera House, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|43||Win||26–6–7 (4)||Johnny Shea||KO||3 (?)||Aug 07, 1924||El Dorado, Texas, U.S.||Unknown date|
|42||Win||25–6–7 (4)||Pinky Mitchell||PTS||15||Jun 02, 1924||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|41||Win||24–6–7 (4)||Jimmy Finley||PTS||10||Apr 05, 1924||Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|40||Win||23–6–7 (4)||Enrique Ponce de Leon||SD||10||Mar 28, 1924||Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|39||Win||22–6–7 (4)||Jimmy Cox||PTS||10||Mar 07, 1924||Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|38||Win||21–6–7 (4)||Frankie Murphy||NWS||10||Jan 15, 1924||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|37||Win||21–6–7 (3)||Jimmy Cox||PTS||15||Jan 11, 1924||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|36||Win||20–6–7 (3)||Red Hill||PTS||15||Nov 16, 1923||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|35||Win||19–6–7 (3)||Chuck Burns||PTS||8||Nov 05, 1923||Southern A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|34||Win||18–6–7 (3)||Johnny Tillman||PTS||15||Sep 28, 1923||Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|33||Win||17–6–7 (3)||Al Yoakum||KO||13 (15)||Sep 17, 1923||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|32||Win||16–6–7 (3)||Dude Martinez||KO||7 (15)||Jul 23, 1923||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|31||Win||15–6–7 (3)||Billy Brown||NWS||10||Jul 04, 1923||Whittington Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|30||Win||15–6–7 (2)||Grady Franklin||PTS||15||Apr 16, 1923||Pierre Avenue Arena, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.|
|29||Win||14–6–7 (2)||Dummy McKinney||DQ||14 (15)||Apr 02, 1923||Pierre Avenue Arena, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.|
|28||Loss||13–6–7 (2)||Frankie Jones||PTS||8||Feb 19, 1923||Southern A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|27||Loss||13–5–7 (2)||Jimmy King||TKO||7 (15)||Jan 24, 1923||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|26||Win||13–4–7 (2)||Tom Storie||NWS||10||Jan 03, 1923||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|25||Win||13–4–7 (1)||Pat Burke||PTS||15||Nov 15, 1922||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|24||Loss||12–4–7 (1)||Dude Martinez||PTS||10||Sep 18, 1922||Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|23||Loss||12–3–7 (1)||Al Monroe||PTS||8||Sep 04, 1922||Southern A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|22||Win||12–2–7 (1)||Dummy McKinney||PTS||8||Jul 31, 1922||Southern A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|21||Win||11–2–7 (1)||Doug Lee||PTS||8||Jul 17, 1922||Southern A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|20||Loss||10–2–7 (1)||Jimmy Dunn||PTS||10||Mar 29, 1922||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|19||Win||10–1–7 (1)||Al Thomas||KO||3 (10)||Mar 18, 1922||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|18||Win||9–1–7 (1)||Ray Maywood||KO||3 (6)||Mar 08, 1922||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|17||Draw||8–1–7 (1)||Ray Rivers||NWS||10||Feb 23, 1922||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|16||Draw||8–1–7||Voti Plymale||PTS||6||Feb 01, 1922||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|15||Win||8–1–6||Sailor Jack||TKO||1 (6)||Jan 24, 1922||Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|14||Win||7–1–6||Billy Ryan||PTS||4||Nov 16, 1921||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|13||Draw||6–1–6||Cliff Foley||PTS||4||Apr 27, 1921||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|12||Draw||6–1–5||Cliff Foley||PTS||6||Apr 20, 1921||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|11||Draw||6–1–4||Jack Brennan||PTS||4||Mar 30, 1921||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|10||Draw||6–1–3||Kid Coster||PTS||6||Mar 07, 1921||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|9||Win||6–1–2||Soldier Riley||KO||1 (6)||Mar 04, 1921||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|8||Win||5–1–2||Herb Elder||KO||4 (6)||Jan 31, 1921||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|7||Win||4–1–2||Kid Hall||PTS||4||Jan 10, 1921||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|6||Draw||3–1–2||Frankie Manilla||PTS||6||Dec 07, 1920||Elks Club Room, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|5||Win||3–1–1||Sammy Caldwell||KO||3 (?)||Mar 19, 1920||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|4||Win||2–1–1||Sammy Caldwell||PTS||4||Mar 11, 1920||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|3||Draw||1–1–1||Kid Fort Pitt||PTS||4||Feb 26, 1920||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|2||Win||1–1||Kid Cootey||KO||3 (6)||Feb 18, 1920||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|1||Loss||0–1||Billy Kennedy||TKO||3 (4)||Feb 09, 1920||Auditorium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.|
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Young Jack Thompson
| World Welterweight Champion |
September 5, 1930 – April 14, 1931
Young Jack Thompson