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Jimmy Edgar

W L D
36 5 1
20 KOs 0 KOs
last 6


bouts 42 rating
rounds 260 ranking
KOs 48%
 
global ID 11779
born 1921-03-30
death date1985-12-00 / age 64
debut1940-06-05 / age 19
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
residence
Detroit, Michigan, USA
birth place
Starkville, Mississippi, USA

Career Record

42 total bouts, view in calendar
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Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
164Chuck Hunter
33
10
1
160
 W  
SD10/10
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
This was Edgar's last fight. An eye examination showed that he had cataracts in both eyes and would have gone blind if he had continued his career in the ring.
referee: Joe Sedley   judge: Charley BillHerb Williams
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Davey Feld
33
14
3
 W  
KO2/10
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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161Roy Miller
26
11
3
162
 L 
PTS10/10
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
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160Tommy Yarosz
60
2
0
162
 L 
UD10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Clever boxing paid off for Tommy Yarosz..although Edgar had him in serious trouble in the sixth round..Attendance 7,808; gross gate $18,257. (The Ring, August 1947, page 43.)
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159Tommy Yarosz
59
2
0
163½
 L 
MD10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
"Yarosz turned in a fine showing (and) is looking every bit as good as his brother Teddy, when the latter was middleweight champion."
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160Bobby Berry
20
10
2
161
 W  
TKO2/10
Arena, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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165Deacon Johnny Brown
26
22
3
166
 W  
UD10/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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165Jimmy Mulligan
42
19
1
166
 W  
TKO2/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Mulligan was knocked down four times in the 1st round, and three times in the 2nd round.
time: 1:19   referee: Lou Handler
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161¾Jimmy Hayden
13
17
3
161
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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163Jimmy Hayden
13
16
3
161
 W  
UD10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
referee: Eddie Seres 6-4   judge: Anse Carroll 6-4, Fred Hegnauer 7-3
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Willie Johnson
4
3
0
160
 W  
KO2/10
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
time: 1:48
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154¼Jake LaMotta
58
10
2
160
 D 
PTS10/10
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Hennessey scored it 50-50 on points; Fisher favored Edgar 52-48; and Lenahan picked LaMotta 53-47. It was an intense battle held in 52 F weather. Nearly everyone at ringside thought that LaMotta had won and a scoring error was suspected, but a recount failed to locate a mistake. The Detroit News had LaMotta winning seven rounds to three. "It was the sort of fight that invites scoring differences. There were no knockdowns, no developments that could be cited as conclusive evidence that one man or the other was entitled to preference. It was simply a bruising brawl in the pattern of the two previous engagements between the same contestants."
referee: Sam Hennessey   judge: Joe LenahanFrank Fisher
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Len Wadsworth
25
11
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Flint, Michigan, USA
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161½George Kochan
35
10
10
166½
 W  
TKO3/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
time: 2:40   referee: Sam Hennessey
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159½Dave Clark
10
6
2
159½
 W  
UD10/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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160Joe Reddick
37
20
3
159½
 W  
KO9/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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160Ossie Harris
34
28
6
160
 W  
UD10/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Reported as Edgar's 23rd professional win
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161Joe Reddick
36
18
3
162¼
 W  
TKO7/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From Detroit newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
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157Sampson Powell
15
2
0
163
 W  
UD10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Joe Sutka
41
22
5
159
 W  
TKO4/8
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Jake LaMotta
27
5
2
161½
 L 
SD10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Edgar's boxing style was similar to that of Joe Louis; "both of them seek fistic success by standing flat-footed and raking their opponents with hard counter-punches..Neither bothers much with clever footwork. They are offensive fighters who depend upon power for their victories." LaMotta prefers to put his head down, tuck his chin in and charge into his opponents..He threw Edgar off balance and took the sting out of his punches. Edgar didn't have the footwork to get away from him; he had to stand his ground and punch with Jake, and that was what LaMotta wanted." There were no knockdowns but Edgar was hurt in round four and tired in the last three rounds. Even so, judge Frank Neville voted for him, but Referee Sam Hennessey and Judge Joe Lenahan scored it for LaMotta.
referee: Sam Hennessey   judge: Frank NevilleJoe Lenahan
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149Tony Motisi
29
6
3
146½
 W  
KO1/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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150½Saverio Turiello
89
51
34
149½
 W  
PTS10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Ernie Pelaia
21
17
2
 W  
KO10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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149¼Jake LaMotta
23
4
2
160
 L 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
This was a sensational fight. "Edgar kept beating off the persistent rushes of the Bronxite." LaMotta opened up in the seventh round and kept up a pace that Edgar could not match. LaMotta won, but Edgar had a big disadvantage in the weight, considering which his showing was remarkable.
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149¼Verne Patterson
18
9
1
150
 W  
TKO2/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
The referee stopped the bout after Patterson was down for the third time in the round.
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Billy Bengal
39
19
6
 W  
KO6/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From The RIng, September 1942, page 63; also from The Ring Record Book, 1946 edition.
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Gib Jones
25
29
4
 W  
PTS6/6
Crosley Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Billy White
22
5
6
 W  
PTS6/6
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From White's record (1944 Ring Record Book).
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Bobby Berger
1
9
2
 W  
KO2/6
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Jack Hill
8
4
2
 W  
PTS5/5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From The Ring, July 1942, page 57.
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Tito Taylor
17
22
3
 W  
KO5/6
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From record for Edger, Ring Record Book, 1946 edition.
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Billy White
22
4
5
 W  
PTS6/6
Fairview Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From Edgar's record, 1948 edition of the Ring Record Book.
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Tom Glaspy
2
5
1
 W  
KO1/6
Fairview Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From The Ring Record Book, 1946 edition.
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Sherman Edwards
2
18
1
 W  
KO1/6
City Auditorium, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
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Rudy Kozole
5
3
0
 W  
PTS8/8
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Rudy Kozole
5
2
0
 W  
PTS6/6
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Izzy Schwartz
0
1
0
 W  
KO2/6
Windsor Arena, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Mel Williams
2
8
3
 W  
KO3/6
Windsor Arena, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Tom Glaspy
1
3
0
 W  
PTS6/6
Windsor Arena, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Frank Olsowydebut
 W  
TKO2/4
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From the 1943 Ring Record Book.
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143½Bill Starkelldebut
141
 W  
KO1/4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From The Ring, August 1940, page 59.
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