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Jim Braddock

W L D
46 24 4
26 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 76
rounds 509
KOs 30%
 
global ID 12072
birth nameJames Walter Braddock
aliasThe Cinderella Man
born 1905-06-07
death date1974-11-29 / age 69
debut1926-04-13 / age 20
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
reach
75″   /   191cm
residence
North Bergen, New Jersey, USA
birth place
New York, New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
86 88 5 2 3

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1938-01-21
199½Tommy Farr20769 25 17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny McAvoy 4-4   judges: Charley Lynch 4-6, George LeCron 6-4
Referee had it 4-4-2, but Braddock on points
1937-06-22
197Joe Louis197¼31 1 0
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO8/15
 L 
KO
8/15
  
referee: Tommy Thomas
NYSAC World heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
World heavyweight title
Louis down in 1st; Braddock in 8th. NYSAC recognized Louis as Champion on June 30; NBA on July 1
1935-06-13
194Max Baer210½40 7 0
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Johnny McAvoy 9-5   judges: Charley Lynch 11-4, George Kelly 7-7
NYSAC World heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
World heavyweight title
Kelly 7-7-1 (points for Braddock under NY's rounds plus points scoring)
1935-03-22
182¼Art Lasky19733 2 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: George LeCronMarty Monroe
1934-11-16
187John Henry Lewis17634 2 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Lewis down in 5th round
1934-06-14
180Corn Griffin184½44 10 4
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO3/5
 W  
TKO
3/5
  
time: 2:37   referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Both fighters down in second round
1933-09-25
188Abe Feldman18518 1 0
Memorial Field Stadium, Mount Vernon, New York, USA
NNC6/10
 N 
NC
6/10
  
Benefit for Mt. Vernon Police Department Home Relief Fund. Braddock broke his right hand.
1933-07-21
183Chester Matan20016 19 1
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-06-21
182Les Kennedy19244 19 1
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-05-19
182Al Stillman17336 8 3
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
Stillman down in first; Braddock injured his right hand with the punch. Two judges voted.
1933-04-05
180Martin Levandowski176¾25 5 2
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
Braddock broke his right hand in the first round.
1933-03-21
182Al Stillman172½36 7 2
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
referee: Walter Heisner
Stillman down once in ninth and twice in tenth
1933-03-01
179Al Ettore17930 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LDQ4/8
 L 
DQ
4/8
  
referee: Joe McGuigan
Braddock was disqualified for 'not trying.'
1933-01-20
181½Hans Birkie20022 16 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1933-01-13
180½Martin Levandowski17525 4 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-11-09
183Lou Scozza174½68 23 7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Benny Wagner
Braddock stopped with a cut left eye; he had been cut in the Patrick fight
1932-10-21
181Tom Patrick17723 12 3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-09-30
183Dynamite Jackson21134 8 2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: William Lovejoy
Jackson down in the first round.
1932-09-21
184John Henry Lewis17218 1 0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Burns
1932-07-25
177½Tony Shucco18139 5 0
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1932-06-21
179Vicente Parrile20310 2 0
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
Walk-Out Bout after Sharkey W 15 Schmeling
1932-05-13
181Charley Retzlaff19538 2 1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil
1932-03-18
180Baxter Calmes18025 3 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1931-12-04
178Al Gainer16921 4 0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Taylor
The crowd booed, but the New Haven Evening Register called it a just decision, giving Gainer six rounds, three to Braddock and one even.(Bob Yalen)
1931-11-10
178½Maxie Rosenbloom180110 20 12
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
NNC2/10
 N 
NC
2/10
  
referee: George Barton
Braddock and Rosenbloom were accused of a pre-arranged deal -- the MN Commission allowed each $350 in training expenses, the balance of their purses was donated to charity.
1931-10-09
178¼Joe Sekyra178¼44 14 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-09-03
181¼Andy Mitchell180½32 7 3
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-03-30
181Jack Kelly17831 11 0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Herb Goldmsn). Braddock was down for a 4-count in round four.
1931-03-05
181Jack Roper18731 19 6
Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:08
1931-01-23
180½Ernie Schaaf198½28 8 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Patsy Haley
Referee Patsy Haley and Judge Geo. Kelly vote for Schaaf; Judge Sam Austin for Braddock
1930-09-19
183½Phil Mercurio19322 13 3
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Mercurio went down three times in the first, and then was counted out in the second.
1930-08-11
180Babe Hunt19444 1 4
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1930-07-02
180Joe Monte18526 10 2
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-06-05
185Harold Mays18621 8 0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1930-04-07
183½Billy Jones174½21 7 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
Braddock fractured his right hand in the fourth round.
1930-01-17
178Leo Lomski17268 12 3
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Davy Miller
Lomski knocked down in 2d and 5th; the judges split, and the referee called it a draw. Afterward Referee Miller said he had "erred" in his arithmetic on the original scorecard. The decision was then reversed in Lomski's favor on January 28 by the Illinois State Athletic Commission and became known as the "11-day decision."
1929-12-07
182½Jake Warren18914 5 2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1929-11-15
182Maxie Rosenbloom17384 16 10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Attendance: 14,084
1929-08-27
174Yale Okun16844 16 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-07-18
170Tommy Loughran17458 7 5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Eddie Forbes   judges: George KellyGeorge Patrick
NYSAC World light heavyweight title
In September 1929 Loughran gave up his claim to the Light Heavyweight Title to compete at heavyweight.
1929-04-22
174Eddie Benson171½13 14 3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:59   referee: Dick Nugent
1929-03-11
173¼Jimmy Slattery168½99 6 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Lou Magnolia
1929-02-04
173George Gemas18619 32 1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
Gemas was floored with the first punch of the fight, he struggled to his feet but was sent down three more times.
1929-01-18
172Leo Lomski172½62 7 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: Charles F. MathisonTom Flynn
1928-11-30
171½Tuffy Griffiths173½38 1 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:40   referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Griffith was floored four times in second round.
1928-10-17
173Pete Latzo17155 11 3
Newark Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Latzo's jaw was broken, and he was forced to cancel his Nov 30 bout with Tuffy Griffiths. Braddock met Griffiths in his place.
1928-08-08
168Joe Sekyra177½28 3 4
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Braddock cut over left eye in seventh
1928-07-25
167Nando Tassi17312 5 0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-06-27
170Billy Vidabeck16829 12 5
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City area newspapers (Jack Kincaid). The Hudson Dispatch and Jersey Observer gave both fighters five rounds, while the Jersey Journal gave Braddock six of the ten rounds.
1928-06-07
167½Joe Monte18215 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-05-16
Jimmy Francis12 9 2
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City area newspapers (Jack Kincaid). All three local papers, the Hudson Dispatch, Jersey Observer, and Jersey Journal gave the bout to Braddock.
1928-05-07
173Jack Darnell1833 10 1
Grotto Auditorium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1928-01-06
174Paul Swiderski1825 3 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1927-10-07
170½Joe Monte17613 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-08-31
178Herman Heller1886 0 1
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). Correct date verified from Jersey City librarian.
1927-08-10
170Vic McLaughlin16621 13 6
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1927-07-21
165½George LaRocco17921 6 1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
judges: Tom FlynnCharles F. Mathison
LaRocco down in 2nd and 4th.
1927-07-13
168Jimmy Francis16811 7 2
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1927-06-08
168Jimmy Francis16911 7 2
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1927-05-27
162Paul Cavalier17617 2 1
Arcola Park, Paramus, New Jersey, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Henry Hascup's record for Cavalier in IBRO # 55 shows two Newspaper scores for this fight, 7-3 and 8-2 in favor of Cavalier.
1927-05-20
165George LaRocco17821 5 0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
judges: Tom FlynnCharles F. Mathison
1927-05-11
170Jack Stone1700 21 0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Braddock knocked down for first time in career, but won. (Source: Boxing Blade, May 28, 1927, page 6) Braddock down in the second round for a count of three.
1927-05-02
170Stanley Simmons1802 2 0
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
time: 2:32
Simmons down 4 times
1927-04-19
173Frankie Lennon179debut
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: Jack Walton   judges: Mike BernsteinLarry Kendig
1927-03-15
Tom McKiernan5 11 0
USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Bout held during March; possibly Wilkes-Barre
1927-03-08
166¾Nick Fadil176¾13 5 1
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1927-03-03
167½Lou Barba1845 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1927-02-15
167Jack Nelson1660 4 1
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
1927-02-01
164Johnny Alberts1754 0 1
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
referee: Jack Walton   judges: Larry KendigYankee Evans
1927-01-28
166George LaRocco18817 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:12
1926-12-20
169½Doc Conrad1701 1 0
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
DNWS4/4
 D 
NWS
4/4
  
Christmas Fund Show -- Jersey Journal & Hudson Dispatch both called this a draw
1926-12-08
168½Joe Hudson1754 3 1
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-12-04
167½Al Settle1622 1 0
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-11-12
169¾Lou Barba1883 0 0
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-09-30
Carmine Caggiano0 5 0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 0:49
1926-09-16
169Ray Kennedydebut
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
From the Jersey Journal (Herb Goldman).
1926-09-13
173Mike Rock180debut
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:05
Rock was a last second replacement opponent for Braddock.
1926-09-07
173Gene Travers1720 1 0
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 0:24
Knockout came "before the opening bell faded." Jersey Observer
1926-07-09
165Walter Westman167½debut
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: Joe Jeanette
1926-06-28
168Jim Pearson1720 2 0
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
referee: Joe Jeanette
1926-06-18
163Lee Dobson1894 1 0
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1926-05-03
Willie Dailydebut
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Bout held in May
1926-05-02
Jack O'Day1 4 0
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Bout held during May
1926-05-01
Phil Weisberger1 8 0
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Bout held during May
1926-04-22
George Deschner1 2 0
Knights of Columbus, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
Deschner down twice in first round
Joe Jennette fought an exhibition on this card
1926-04-13
Al Settle0 1 0
Amsterdam Hall, Union City, New Jersey, USA
DNWS4/4
 D 
NWS
4/4
  
Jersey Journal & Hudson Dispatch both called this a draw
Pro debut for Braddock
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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