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Jim Driscoll

W L D
53 4 6
35 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 67
rounds 527
KOs 47%
 
global ID 10731
aliasPeerless/Jem Driscoll
born 1880-12-15
death date1925-01-31 / age 44
debut1901-02-01 / age 20
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 4½″   /   164cm
reach
66½″   /   169cm
residence
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
birth place
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
75 60 7 1 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1919-10-20
126Charles Ledoux124½69 8 4
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
LRTD16/20
 L 
RTD
16/20
  
EBU (European) featherweight title
Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 21 October 1919
1919-05-31
Francis Rossi8 4 3
Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Wales, United Kingdom
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Western Daily Press - Monday 02 June 1919
1919-03-10
Pedlar Palmer46 13 4
Hoxton Music Hall, Hoxton, London, United Kingdom
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Eugene Corri
Palmer down twice in the second round and down again in the fourth when the referee stopped the bout.
1913-01-27
126Owen Moran124½50 11 5
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: John Herbert Douglas
EBU (European) featherweight title
BBBofC British featherweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Billed British and European versions World 126 lbs Featherweight title
Driscoll announces his retirement shortly after this fight
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 28 January 1913
1912-06-03
125½Jean Poesy12311 2 3
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO12/20
 W  
KO
12/20
  
referee: John Herbert Douglas
EBU (European) featherweight title
Billed British and European versions World 126lbs Featherweight title
Staffordshire Sentinel - Tuesday 04 June 1912
1911-01-30
125½Spike Robson124½12 6 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W TKO7/20
 W  
TKO
7/20
  
referee: John Herbert Douglas
BBBofC British featherweight title
Billed British version World 126lbs Featherweight title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001
1910-12-20
125Freddie Welsh131½35 2 5
American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
LDQ10/20
 L 
DQ
10/20
  
referee: A. J 'Peggy' Bettinson
EBU (European) lightweight title
Driscoll was disqualified for head butts. Driscoll down in the 4th round.
1910-05-25
Philadelphia Pal Moore12 0 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Jack McGuigan
Newspaper decision for Moore from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record. Driscoll, who had been ill for some time, returned to Wales two weeks later to recuperate.
1910-04-18
124½Spike Robson12412 5 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO15/20
 W  
KO
15/20
  
referee: Tom Scott
BBBofC British featherweight title
Billed British version World 126lbs Featherweight title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001
1910-02-14
125Seaman Arthur Hayes124½14 13 1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W TKO6/20
 W  
TKO
6/20
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Billed British version World 126 lbs Featherweight title
1909-02-19
123¾Abe Attell123½53 5 14
National A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Charlie White
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from NY Times, Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Evening Telegram, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, AP ("Driscoll had a shade the better of the contest").
Newspaper decision for Attell from Bat Masterson (NY Morning Telegraph), NY Herald.
Article in The Ring magazine of January 1946 lists the following New York newspapers scoring for Driscoll: Evening Journal, Evening World, Times, Tribune, Press, Morning World, Sun, American, Evening Mail; Brooklyn Times scored it a draw; Morning Telegraph gave decision to Attell.
Unable to force Attell into a title fight Driscoll was recognized in Europe as World Featherweight champion. Fought at 125lbs.
1909-02-10
Leach Cross11 2 1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from NY Evening Telegram, Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Times, NY Tribune.
1909-02-01
Tommy Langdon12 1 1
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record. Driscoll was an easy winner.
1909-01-28
Johnny Marto8 0 1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Times, NY Tribune.
Weigh-in at 132 pounds at 3 PM.
1909-01-19
Grover Hayes35 2 4
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1908-12-29
Matty Baldwin66 10 39
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
Both weighed in at 6 o'clock under 128 pounds.
1908-12-16
Grover Hayes35 2 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from these newspapers: the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Item, and the Philadelphia Record.
1908-12-08
Charlie Griffin20 7 0
Armory A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO11/12
 W  
TKO
11/12
  
1908-12-05
Grover Hayes35 2 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Hayes down in the first round. Boston Globe Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record gave the newspaper decision to Driscoll.
1908-11-13
123Matty Baldwin130½66 10 39
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Baldwin, who did not weigh in, appeared 10 pound heavier. Source Hartford Courant
1908-02-24
125Charlie Griffin124½18 5 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Billed British version World 126lbs Featherweight title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001
1908-01-01
Jack Roberts47 39 6
Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO2/15
 W  
KO
2/15
  
1907-10-21
Arthur Ellis2 3 3
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1907-09-02
Freddie Welsh14 1 1
Gess Pavillon, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
1907-06-03
120Joe Bowker121½26 3 1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO17/20
 W  
KO
17/20
  
BBBofC British featherweight title
Billed English 122 lbs title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 04 June 1907
1906-07-01
Jack Roberts46 31 6
Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS7/7
 W  
PTS
7/7
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1906-06-24
Fred Cliftondebut
Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1906-05-28
125Joe Bowker12125 2 1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: John Herbert Douglas
BBBofC British featherweight title
Billed English 126lbs title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 29 May 1906
1906-03-06
Johnny Summers55 20 20
Park Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
NND3/0
 N 
ND
3/0
  
1906-02-26
123Jack Roberts12646 27 6
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W TKO7/15
 W  
TKO
7/15
  
referee: John Herbert Douglas
Driscoll claims English 126lbs title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 27 February 1906
1906-02-10
George Moore5 7 2
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1906-01-18
Owen Moran30 5 1
Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
NND4/0
 N 
ND
4/0
  
1905-12-26
Harry Mansfield32 4 12
Harry Cullis's Gym, Wednesbury, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W TKO15/15
 W  
TKO
15/15
  
referee: Harry Cleveland
Mansfield down twice in the 15th round.
1905-11-13
Joe Goodwin4 3 2
Wednesbury, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1905-06-12
Ivor Thomas2 2 0
Queens Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1905-05-01
Deppy Thomas1 1 1
DPTS0/0
 D 
PTS
0/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1905-04-24
Harry Mansfield31 3 12
Badminton Club, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1905-02-10
Fred Delaney9 12 2
Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1905-02-06
Johnny Owens1 1 0
Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
LUD3/3
 L 
UD
3/3
  
From Welsh newspapers (Bob Yalen).
1904-12-12
Johnny Summers12647 17 19
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W DQ2/15
 W  
DQ
2/15
  
Summers disqualified for hitting Driscoll while he was down. Summers fined £25 for weighing 4lbs over the agreed limit of 8st 10lbs.
1904-11-09
Charlie Lampey2 2 4
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
1904-09-10
Dai Morgandebut
Cambria, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
This fight is from Welsh newspapers (found by Bob Yalen).
1904-08-29
119Harry Mansfield12927 2 10
Badminton Club, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Marks
Mansfield down in the 3rd round.
1904-05-24
Charlie Lampey2 2 3
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1904-04-04
Bill Stonelake18 9 2
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO11/11
 W  
TKO
11/11
  
1904-02-22
Boss Edwards2 4 1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1904-02-13
David 'Dai' Morgan3 4 2
Queen Street Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO13/15
 W  
TKO
13/15
  
referee: Mr Logan
1904-02-10
George Dixon64 23 42
Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1904-02-08
George Phalin3 4 2
Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Billed as being for the British 112 pounds title according to a Bristol newspaper (Bob Yalen).
1904-02-01
Johnny Owens1 0 0
Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
From Welsh newspapers (Bob Yalen).
1903-10-24
Lloyd 'Kid' Davis4 1 1
Ivor Athletic Club, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
Davis had undertaken to stop Driscoll inside 10 rounds or lose his entire purse.
1903-09-01
Mike Carey0 1 0
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1903-08-01
George Phalin3 3 2
Drill Hall, Brynmawr, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
From Welsh newspapers this fight was billed as being for the British 112 lbs title. (From Welsh newspapers, Bob Yalen)
1903-06-01
George Dixon58 20 37
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact -- need source for this bout
1903-04-01
Bill Stonelake15 6 1
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO9/0
 W  
KO
9/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1903-03-01
Mike Careydebut
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1903-01-24
George Dixon57 15 33
London, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
According to Bob Yalen, this was reported as being an 8-round exhibition in Welsh newspapers. not a 6-round win for Driscoll, as shown in record books.
1902-12-08
George Cooper3 3 0
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1902-09-29
Harry Mansfield20 0 2
Grand Theatre, Womanby Street, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: E Thomas
Mansfield down in rounds three and four.
1902-07-19
Dave Stevensdebut
Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
Is Dave Stephens the same person as Dai Stephends? "Dai" is a nickname for Dave or David.
1902-06-21
Dai Stephensdebut
Llwynypia, Wales, United Kingdom
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
From Welsh newspapers (searched by Bob Yalen).
1902-04-27
Ted Ward1 0 0
Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1902-04-07
George Vincentdebut
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
1902-03-13
Eddie Thomas0 2 0
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1902-01-17
Jack Wheal2 2 0
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1901-12-24
Joe Ross0 1 0
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1901-11-01
Eddie Thomas0 1 0
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-10-01
Larry Cronin0 1 0
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-09-01
Joe Morgan0 1 0
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-08-01
Jack Brandforddebut
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
Fight date, time and place not verified
1901-07-01
Larry Cronindebut
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-06-01
Billy Hughesdebut
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-04-01
Bill Green1 2 0
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-03-01
Eddie Thomasdebut
Wales, United Kingdom
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-02-01
Billy Lucasdebut
United Kingdom
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Fight date, time and place not exact, number of round unknown.
"At the age of 21 Driscoll had his first battle as a professional, copping the verdict over Billy Lucas in four rounds." Source:Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 15, 1912, p.14
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D
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No Contest
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