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Jack Knifton

W L D
4 1 0
2 KOs 0 KOs
last 6


bouts 7
rounds 33
KOs 29%
 
global ID 40368
birth nameJohn Knifton
aliasThe 81-Tonner
born 1855-01-22
death date1896-05-06 / age 41
debut1877-05-19 / age 22
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 1½″   /   187cm
residence
Hoxton, London, United Kingdom
birth place
St Cyrus, Scotland, United Kingdom

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1884-10-14
197Woolf Bendoff165debut
London, United Kingdom
W RTD10/0
 W  
RTD
10/0
  
Billed English heavyweight title
Fought under Queensberry rules / Stopped when police intervened
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006
1883-01-02
242Robert Wallis196debut
The Strand, London, United Kingdom
NND3/3
 N 
ND
3/3
  
Reynolds's Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, January 7, 1883
1882-12-21
William Coddy Middings1 1 0
King's Road Baths, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
LPTS3/3
 L 
PTS
3/3
  
Billy Madden's English Heavyweight Competition
1877-09-04
Tom Scruttondebut
Cambridge Hall, Newman Street, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
NND9/25
 N 
ND
9/25
  
referee: J Jenn
Made for 25 or more rounds and billed as being for the Heavyweight Championship of England
After police intervened the fighters were matched against each other again at a different location, Scrutton didn't show up and Knifton was declared the winner
The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent (Sheffield, England), Thursday, September 06, 1877
1877-05-19
224Jem Maddendebut
Saddlers Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
W KO2/3
 W  
KO
2/3
  
1st series Novice Heavyweight Competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1877-05-19
224Walter Watson0 1 0
Saddlers Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Semi-final Novice Heavyweight Competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1877-05-19
224Tom Tullydebut
Saddlers Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Final Novice Heavyweight Competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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