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Jack Johnson

W L D
55 11 8
35 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 77
rounds 703
KOs 37%
 
global ID 1187
birth nameJohn Arthur Johnson
aliasGalveston Giant
born 1878-03-31
death date1946-06-10 / age 68
debut1897-11-01 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0½″   /   184cm
reach
74″   /   188cm
residence
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
birth place
Galveston, Texas, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
95 123 15 0 3

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1931-04-28
Brad Simmons28 13 3
Wichita, Kansas, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
THE RING reported that Johnson made a couple of voodoo passes over Brad, who then went down. Both men were barred from ever again appearing in a Kansas ring.
1931-03-04
Brad Simmons27 12 3
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-07-19
Rough House Wilson0 1 0
Douglas Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W DQ3/10
 W  
DQ
3/10
  
1928-05-15
Bill Hartwell13 6 4
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
LRTD6/10
 L 
RTD
6/10
  
referee: Tom Dixon
Johnson, who claimed he broke his hand in the second round, didn't come out for round 7
1928-04-16
235Bearcat Wright21130 7 7
Topeka, Kansas, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
Johnson held Wright on nearly even terms for four rounds, but in the fifth a solar plexus blow followed by a right uppercut put him down for the full count. (Associated Press)
1926-09-06
Brad Simmons15 4 1
101 Ranch Arena, Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
The pair had been scheduled to fight 10 rounds to a decision at Drumright Oklahoma's Baseball Park on August 18 1924. On account of an injury sustained by Johnson the bout was called off and Johnson asked for a postponement until the following Labor Day. As a report of that bout has yet to be found, it is unlikely it was ever held. "Brad Simmons, Drumright heavyweight, was given a decision over Jack Johnson, former world's heavyweight champion, in a ten-round fight staged here. The Drumright man threw every lead he knew only to see them all smothered by Johnson's perfect defense. But Johnson on offense was a disappointment." Location is Enid, OK. Source: AP (Dallas Morning News)
1926-05-30
Bob Lawson26 11 2
Coliseum, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
LRTD7/12
 L 
RTD
7/12
  
Johnson didn't come out for the 8th round after being floored at end of seventh
1926-05-02
218Pat Lester22522 5 3
Bull Ring, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1924-02-22
221Homer Smith197½30 12 0
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Georges Rivet
A "colossal burlesque," was the general opinion of the 5,000 assembled, with Smith taking the count of nine on several occasions "without apparently being hard hit." Johnson "did not take the fight seriously, other than from the box office end, and his much touted effort to stage a comeback fell by the wayside." Montreal Gazette
1923-05-20
Jack Thompson20 10 5
Havana, Cuba
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
"So bad was the bout that the boxing commissioner, sitting at the ringside, fined each fighter $500 for stalling. In the 10th round the referee left the ring (and replaced by promoter Sam Tolan), while a shower of cushions, pop bottles and other missiles were hurled at the boxers." Tacoma News Tribune. Wire Service report states no official decision was rendered.
1923-05-06
212Farmer Lodge21510 8 0
Havana, Cuba
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
Havana Commmission ruled on May 15 that Lodge was kayoed, not fouled as he claimed. A return match was called for, but Lodge was later declared unfit to box for at least six weeks.
1920-05-17
George Robertsdebut
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1920-04-18
Bob Wilsondebut
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1919-09-28
Marty Cutler0 7 0
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO6/25
 W  
KO
6/25
  
1919-08-10
Tom Cowler43 12 2
Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
The Laredo Times reported that Johnson could have easily knocked out Cowler, but let his opponent go the full distance.
1919-06-22
Bob Roper4 1 1
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1919-01-08
Jim Flynndebut
Teatro de la Gran Via, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1918-02-05
Blink McCloskey26 33 17
Teatro Circo Price, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
W RTD6/20
 W  
RTD
6/20
  
McCloskey retired after round 6 with an injury to his right hand.
1916-04-23
242Arthur Cravan230debut
Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
W KO6/20
 W  
KO
6/20
  
referee: Tony Berton
After this bout Johnson gave an exhibitions with Kid Johnson and his nephew Gus Rhodes, who had boxed 4 rounds before the main event.
This bout was filmed.
1916-03-23
Frank Crozier3 4 0
Gran Teatro de Madrid, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Crozier quit after several knockdowns. Johnson wrestled with his nephew afterwards.
1915-04-05
225Jess Willard238½20 3 1
Oriental Park, Havana, Cuba
LKO26/45
 L 
KO
26/45
  
time: 1:26   referee: Jack Welsh
World Heavyweight Title
1915-01-10
Jack Murray15 7 17
Sociedad Sportiva Argentina, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1914-06-27
221½Frank Moran20321 6 2
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, France
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Georges Carpentier
World Heavyweight Title
1913-12-19
213¾Battling Jim Johnson222¾19 6 2
Premierland, Paris, Paris, France
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Emile Maitrot
World Heavyweight Title
One ringside report said that the spectators loudly protested that the men were not fighting and demanded their money back. Jack Johnson said he injured his left arm in the third round and could not use it, but ringsiders said he used his left often and likely fractured it when both fell to the mat in the tenth round. Post-fight examination revealed a slight fracture of the radial in his left arm. In August it had been widely reported by Joe Woodman that Johnson had agreed to terms to fight Sam Langford in Paris. Weights per La Presse Tale of the Tape: 97kg Jack Johnson, 101kg Jim Johnson.
1912-07-04
212Fireman Jim Flynn19344 12 14
Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
W DQ9/45
 W  
DQ
9/45
  
referee: Wn. W. Smith
World Heavyweight Title
The referee repeatedly warned Flynn for head-butting. (Fight film shows Flynn head-butting, apparently trying to get loose while the taller Johnson constantly holds him at the back of his upper arms. Flynn reportedly hurled racial epithets at Johnson, too.) The sheriff climbed into the ring to stop this bout and referee Smith awarded it to Johnson on a foul.
1910-07-04
208James J. Jeffries22719 0 2
Reno, Nevada, USA
W TKO15/45
 W  
TKO
15/45
  
time: 2:20   referee: Tex Rickard
World Heavyweight Title
Reportedly the first time a venue was constructed specifically for one boxing show. (Promoter & Referee: Tex Rickard. United States President Taft declined Rickard's telegraphed offer to referee.) Tommy Burns, Jake Kilraine, Abe Attell and others were introduced to the crowd of 16,528.
1909-10-16
205½Stanley Ketchel170¼48 3 4
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USA
W KO12/20
 W  
KO
12/20
  
referee: Jack Welsh
World Heavyweight Title
1909-09-09
209Al Kaufman19118 1 0
Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Smith
Jack Johnson had no trouble winning a 'newspaper' decision over Al Kaufman this afternoon in ten rounds. Not a title fight as there was an agreement that no decision was to be rendered if both were on their feet at the end. Johnson landed almost at will, while Kaufman got in only two effective blows. It appeared as though Johnson could have ended the fight at any time." (Associated Press)
1909-06-30
207Tony Ross21411 6 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Jimmy Dime
Johnson won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post) The Pittsburgh Post did not consider this to be a title fight. Johnson was an easy winner.
1909-05-19
205Philadelphia Jack O'Brien162½91 6 14
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Jack McGuigan
World Heavyweight Title was at risk because this was a no-decision bout. "Three or four times during the mix-ups, O'Brien was roughed to the floor, and once he got tangled in the ropes." (Philadelphia Inquirer). The Philadelphia Inquirer scored for Johnson. Wilkes-Barre Times Leader had O'Brien winning three rounds, with two even, and 5th round to Johnson (same report was printed in NY Sun and Washington Herald). The NY Times ruled it a draw. Wire reports in multiple newspapers (for example, San Francisco Call) had it a draw. Trenton Times reported that the referee stated he thought O'Brien the winner by a shade. The Sports editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer in May 23 issue wrote: "A half dozen writers, for instance, gave Johnson the credit of having won the bout, but no two of them agreed as to the distance by which he won, and if you read all these accounts you must have come to the conclusion that he won at any distance from a whisker to a city block. And it was the same with the able gentlemen who espoused the O'Brien cause. Some declared that he won all the way, and that but for his willingness to take the initiative there would have been no milling at all, while others gave him the decision solely for the splendid showing he made against such a tremendous physical handicap." The Philadelphia Item stated that O'Brien soundly out-boxed Johnson. All-in-all, it seems that the best choice would be to show it as a draw.
1908-12-26
192Tommy Burns168½42 2 8
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS14/20
 W  
PTS
14/20
  
referee: Hugh McIntosh
World Heavyweight Title
Bout halted by the police, per prior agreement; decision awarded by the referee. Both wore 4oz gloves.
1908-07-31
Ben Taylor23 13 3
Old Cosmo Rink, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: JT Hulls
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 01 August 1908
1907-11-02
192Fireman Jim Flynn174½33 8 13
Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO11/45
 W  
KO
11/45
  
time: 1:30   referee: Billy Roche
Flynn turned to the referee and said "I wish I was as clever as this nigger" a moment before Johnson dropped him. Flynn was revived in his corner. Weights provided by the San Francisco Call.
1907-09-12
185Sailor Burke16513 1 0
Smith's Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Danny Walker
Johnson won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)Burke was knocked down for 9 counts at least once in every round amid cries of fake![According to Bob Edgren]
1907-08-28
Charles Cutler1 1 0
Lauer's Park, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Cutler was a protege of John L. Sullivan.
1907-07-17
Bob Fitzsimmons63 6 3
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
referee: Billy McCarney
Result from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1907-03-04
Bill Lang5 3 1
Richmond Race Course, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W TKO9/20
 W  
TKO
9/20
  
referee: Mick McInerey
1907-02-19
Peter Felix20 12 7
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO1/20
 W  
KO
1/20
  
time: 2:20
World 'colored' heavyweight title
Felix is Australian Colored Champion
1906-11-26
Joe Jeannette6 3 1
Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Marty Sullivan
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title. Johnson 20lbs heavier. The local paper called it a draw, though it also said Johnson was the cleverer boxer and ring general and slightly outclassed Jeannette. Research done by Adam Pollack.
1906-11-08
Jim Jeffords20 15 1
Lancaster A.C., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Item reported that Johnson had the better of the fight.
1906-09-20
Joe Jeannette6 3 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Johnson received the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-09-03
Billy Dunning3 1 2
Millinocket, Maine, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Boston Daily Globe
1906-06-18
Charlie Haghey18 10 7
Gloucester A.C., Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/12
 W  
KO
2/12
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1906-04-26
185Sam Langford15632 4 15
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Martin Flaherty
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
Langford was knocked down in round 6
1906-04-16
Black Bill11 4 3
Peerless A.C., Pittston, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
referee: J Buck Kelly
7th round KO according to Wilkes-Barre Times, bout held near Pittston. 6th round KO at Wilkes-Barre according to Philadelphia Item.
1906-03-14
205Joe Jeannette1855 1 1
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Frederick Sweigert
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
1906-02-08
Jim McCormick3 6 1
Grand Opera House, Topeka, Kansas, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
"In what was to have been a ten round contest at the Grand Opera house Thursday evening of last week, Jack Johnson punished Big Jim McCormack of Texas so severely that the bout was cut off in the eighth round and called a draw." (Topeka Plaindealer, Feb 16, 1906)
According to Topeka Daily Capital and Topeka Daily State Journal (searched by Adam Pollack) the bout went full 10 rounds.
1906-01-26
Bob Kerns2 5 0
Kansas Athletic Association, Topeka, Kansas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:10
1906-01-16
Joe Jeannette5 1 1
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Johnson won decisively per Binghamton NY Press
1905-12-02
Joe Jeannette3 1 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Johnson won the newspaper decision from Jeannette (Philadelphia Item).
1905-12-01
Young Peter Jackson67 16 21
Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
"At its conclusion no decision was given. Johnson had undertaken to knock Jackson out within twelve rounds or take the smaller end of the receipts. He failed to do so." (Durango Democrat) The New York Evening World reported that Johnson twice knocked down Jackson and had administered lots of punishment; Jackson on his part had done little fighting.
1905-11-25
Joe Jeannette2 1 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LDQ2/6
 L 
DQ
2/6
  
According to the Philadelphia Item, Jeannette was winning the fight until he was fouled.
1905-07-24
Joe Grim16 10 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Jack McGuigan
Johnson "bested" Grim, "knocking him down more than a dozen times. Grim was down and taking the count when the gong ended the bout." (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) According to the Philadelphia Item Johnson gave Grim the worst punishment of his career.
1905-07-18
Sandy Ferguson28 8 11
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W DQ7/15
 W  
DQ
7/15
  
referee: Bill Crowley
Enraged by Johnson's insulting patter and left-hook to the belly, Ferguson took advantage of a bearhug by Johnson to drive his knee twice into his opponent's groin. Ferguson had taken the first two rounds, round three was even, but Johnson began driving home a wicked left hook to the stomach to take the fifth and sixth, and one or two may have strayed.
1905-07-13
Black Bill10 3 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Johnson fought both Black Bill and Morris Harris on this program.
1905-07-13
Morris Harris7 0 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/3
 W  
KO
1/3
  
Johnson fought Harris and Black Bill on the same day in two three-rounders.
1905-06-26
Jack Munroe10 4 3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Johnson won the newspaper decision. Munroe was at least 20 pounds over his best weight and carried a spare tire.(Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) According to the Philadelphia Item, Jack Johnson "battered" Munroe.
1905-05-09
Joe Jeannette0 1 0
Knickerbocker A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Johnson - who attempted to knock out the first of two men on this card - dropped Jeannette three times in round 1, but after that his opponent stuck it out and gave as much as he took. In the end both the New York Evening World and the Washington Times declared it a very even fight. UPDATE: According to a consensus of the Philadelphia newspapers, Johnson won the bout. The Philadelphia Record and Philadelphia Evening Bulletin both awarded the bout to Johnson and the Philadelphia Inquirer account stated that "Johnson seemed unable to get to Jeannette with any of his blows effectively, although the New Yorker took the count more than once to gather his wits about him when the milling got a bit warm."
1905-05-09
Walter Johnson6 9 5
Knickerbocker A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/3
 W  
KO
3/3
  
This was Jack Johnson's second fight of the evening. Walter Johnson gave him a tough battle, but Jack knocked him out in round three.
1905-05-02
Black Bill10 2 2
Knickerbocker A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Johnson. (The Item made no mention of this fight involving the "colored heavyweight title."
1905-04-25
Jim Jeffords20 13 1
Knickerbocker A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
Result was a knockout win for Johnson over Jeffords at the Philadelphia Item.
1905-03-28
Marvin Hart21 3 3
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Alec Greggains
1904-10-18
Denver Ed Martin15 4 0
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/20
 W  
KO
2/20
  
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title.
"..Manager McCarey of the Century Athletic Club announced that he would offer a $15,000 guarantee for a match between Jeffries and Johnson..."
1904-06-02
Frank Childs40 7 7
Empire A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
1904-04-22
190Sam McVea2078 2 0
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO20/20
 W  
KO
20/20
  
referee: Eddie Graney
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
According to the San Francisco Call this was poor fight with Johnson dominating until knocking out McVey 20 seconds from the final bell.
1904-02-15
Black Bill9 1 1
Lenox A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision as reported in the Philadelphia Record was in favor of Johnson, however the smaller and lighter Black Bill made it a close fight.
1904-02-06
Sandy Ferguson26 7 10
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NNC5/6
 N 
NC
5/6
  
referee: Jack McGuigan
[According to the NY Evening World, Ferguson had been slated to meet Gus Ruhlin Feb 4th at Chelsea, Mass.] Referee McGuigan left the ring in round 5 because Johnson and Ferguson were deemed to be 'faking.' Johnson and Ferguson were substituting for Kid Carter and Billy Stift. Stift had failed to appear and Carter refused to fight Ferguson, so Johnson stepped up.
1903-12-11
Sandy Ferguson24 6 10
Colma, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jack Welsh
1903-10-27
Sam McVea8 1 0
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Charles Eyton
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
The San Francisco Call reported that McVey - who was floored in rounds 1 and 6 - put up a plucky fight but was 'outgeneraled, outboxed and outclassed.'
1903-07-31
Sandy Ferguson21 6 10
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening World, which reported it to be a tame bout in which Johnson was easily the better of the two. However, the Philadelphia Record considered it close and that Johnson "edged" Ferguson.
1903-05-11
Joe Butler38 14 3
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
referee: William H. Rocap
From the Philadelphia Item.
1903-04-16
Sandy Ferguson20 5 9
Essex A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Dan Donnelly
1903-02-26
Sam McVea6 0 0
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
Johnson about 25 pounds lighter than McVey
1903-02-05
180Denver Ed Martin20314 1 0
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harry Stuart
Johnson wins world 'colored' heavyweight title.
Johnson had Martin down 4 times in the 11th round, but couldn't finish him.
1902-12-04
Fred Russell15 8 3
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W DQ8/20
 W  
DQ
8/20
  
referee: Harry Stuart
Russell was disqualified for repeated low blows. Johnson was a late substitute for Sam McVea who was injured in training.
1902-10-31
185George Gardner15532 3 2
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jack Kitchen
Gardner was down in the 8th and 14th rounds.
1902-10-21
Frank Childs38 5 7
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO12/20
 W  
TKO
12/20
  
referee: John Brink
Childs loses his claim as world 'colored' heavyweight champion. Childs's seconds claimed he dislocated his elbow.
1902-06-20
Hank Griffin22 3 7
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1902-05-16
Jack Jeffries1 1 1
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO5/20
 W  
KO
5/20
  
Jeffries was the brother of former heavyweight champion James Jeffries
1902-03-07
Joe Kennedy10 4 3
Reliance A.C., Oakland, California, USA
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
1901-12-27
Hank Griffin22 3 6
Reliance A.C., Oakland, California, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Eddie Smith
Johnson is from Denver. SF Call
1901-11-04
Hank Griffin20 3 6
Armory Hall, Bakersfield, California, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1901-08-14
Mexican Pete Everett27 12 0
Gold Coin Club, Victor, Colorado, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jerry Mahoney
1901-04-26
Billy Stift22 9 8
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1901-02-25
Joe Choynski49 11 5
Harmony Hall, Galveston, Texas, USA
LKO3/20
 L 
KO
3/20
  
referee: Herbert Bernau
1901-01-14
Jim Scanlan26 4 4
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
DPTS7/20
 D 
PTS
7/20
  
Stopped in round 7 because of the fighters' failure to break clean despite repeated warnings by the referee. Though the referee did not give a decision in the ring, he would later say to the Galveston Daily News that he had ruled the fight a draw.
1900-12-27
Klondike Haynes17 5 1
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USA
W TKO14/20
 W  
TKO
14/20
  
Klondike refused to continue after round 14
The fight previously listed here as occurring on May 26, 1902, with Jack Johnson in Memphis, supposedly won by Johnson on 13-round knockout, is undoubtedly a duplication of this fight. No report of a second Memphis fight has ever come to the surface. Also, the second fight did not appear in either the Police Gazette or Andrews record books and made its appearance as an incorrect dating in the 1941 Ring All-Time Record Book, the correctly dated fight being omitted. This produced the confusion and sometimes fights on both dates are listed.
1900-06-25
Klondike Haynes14 4 0
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jim Scanlan
It had been agreed beforehand that the bout would be ruled a draw if both fighters were on their feet at the end of 20 rounds.
1900-04-20
168Jim McCormick1750 1 1
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
W DQ6/20
 W  
DQ
6/20
  
referee: Ned Sedgwick
McCormick was disqualified for fouling Johnson
The pair had fought 15 rounds as the opening event of the new Galveston A.C. clubrooms on March 21 1900.
1900-04-09
William McNeilldebut
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
The Galveston Daily News did not report an official result, but stated that the 4-round contest 'was full of swift, hard drives and considerable mixing and the audience was pleased.'
1900-03-21
Jim McCormick0 1 1
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
NND15/15
 N 
ND
15/15
  
The Galveston Daily News reported that McCormick finished the fight with a closed left eye and a swollen left cheek, while Johnson had spit a quantity of blood.
To avoid a clash with Texas State Law, which forbade prizefighting, the Galveston A.C. employed fighters as their physical instructors and labeled their fights as 'exhibitions of boxing' for the members of the club.
1899-05-06
Klondike Haynes5 2 0
Howard Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LTKO5/6
 L 
TKO
5/6
  
referee: Malachy Hogan
Chicago Daily Tribune. "...Johnson knocked Haines down in Round one with an uppercut, and only the bell saved Klondyke..."George Siler Haines claimed 'black' Heavyweight title. Date of May 8 reported in the Chicago Tribune.
1898-07-24
Cherokee debut
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W KO0/6
 W  
KO
0/6
  
Correct date for fight listed as occuring in 1896 in Johnson biography from research by Bob Yalen. Knockout round not certain but scheduled for six rounds.
1897-11-20
Ed Johnsondebut
Convention Hall, Galveston, Texas, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
referee: Billy McCarthy
Billed for the Texas State Middleweight Title.
1897-11-01
Charley Brooksdebut
Prof. Bernau's Gymnasium, Galveston, Texas, USA
W KO2/15
 W  
KO
2/15
  
referee: Kid Lewis
Billed for the Texas State Middleweight Title.
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