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Joe Grim
Global ID10815
sexmale
birthdate 1881-03-14
death date 1939-01-01 (57)
divisionmiddleweight
aliasIron Man
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeAvellino, Campania, Italy
birth nameSaverio Giannone
won 18 (KO 16) + lost 31 (KO 6) + drawn 5 = 55
rounds boxed 431
Newspaper Decisions won 23 : lost 79 : drawn 20
rounds boxed 727
Total Bouts 177 KO% 9.04
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1913-07-22Joe Borrell13-2-0
Fairmont A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO66
Grim was down in every round, including six knockdowns in the last round, before he was put down for the count.
1913-07-10Barney Ford18-6-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Ford won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Public Ledger and Philadelphia Inquirer)
1912-11-12Kid Ramsey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
Grim won the Philadelphia Item decision over Ramsey. Later, in the same program, Joe was edged out in a close six-rounder by by Harry Perry.
1912-05-09Eddie Haney11-4-0
Standard Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Haney from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-02-29Harry Ramsey6-3-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item favored Ramsey.
1912-02-15Tommy Connors2-0-0
LPTS66
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-02-08Young Tommy Coleman9-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. NOTE: Coleman had fought six one-round exhibitions at the Broadway AC on 2/1/12. No results were given for the six-round bouts on the program.
1912-01-11Battling Levinsky6-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Levinsky, who was still fighting as "Barney Williams."
1912-01-01George Ashe4-1-0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Ashe was an easy winner of the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Item.
1911-12-14Joe Nelson7-8-9
Unity Cycle Club, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
(Boston Globe)
1911-06-22Eddie Haney11-4-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1911-05-09Eddie Haney11-4-0
Standard Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was the only result reported from thie program.
1911-04-14Luther McCarty1-0-0
Fairmount Club, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDTD810
referee: Jake Fullerton
Fullerton, an ex-fighter, had little experience as a referee. When the bell rang ending the 8th round, Grim dropped his mitts and started to return to his corner, whereupon Luck McCarty hit him a right uppercut and brought a flow of blood from his nose. Grim refused to continue, claiming a foul, but Fullerton called it a draw, despite the fact there were two rounds left.Calgary Herald
1910-12-23Jack Fitzgerald14-4-1
Gayety Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO44
Fitzgerald-Grim was the only fight on the entertainment program. This is one of the very few times that Grim was stopped in his long and punishing career. Result is from the Philadelphia Item.
1910-11-21Jack Fitzgerald10-4-1
20th Century A.C., Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1910-11-14Harry Mansfield19-8-0
Grim A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Boston Globe had Mansfield winning. The Philadelphia Record reported that Mansfield defeated Grim. It was the main event of Grim's brief and unsuccesful attempt to promote boxing.
1910-10-19Harry Mansfield19-8-0
Easton, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Philadelphia Record had it a draw. The Philadelphia Item also called the fight a draw.
1910-09-29Eddie Haney11-3-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor Haney. The results of the other four fights on the program were not given by the Item. The participants were scheduled to be as follows: Jack Reardon v. Jimmy Dolan, 6; Johnny Stinger v. Davey Rubb, 6; Joe Smith v. Lew Siegel, 6; Gus Philbin v. Tommy Evans, 6.
1910-09-19Jack Fitzgerald10-4-0
Bastian A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record in favor of Fitzgerald. Other fights scheduled for this program, but results not given in the Philadelphia Item: Kid Williams v. Fred Blackburn, 6; Marty Williams v. Eddie Forrest, 6; Jimmy Dougherty v. Happy Nevins, 6; Johnny Reilly v. Frankie Smith, 6.
1910-09-02Jack Fitzgerald10-4-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record. As usual, Grim received a drubbing.
1910-06-25Sam McVea34-5-1
Hippodrome, Paris, Paris, FranceLTKO1320
1909-12-11? Regan
Charters Towers, Queensland, AustraliaLPTS2020
(Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, February 7, 1910)
1909-04-03Malley Jackson1-5-0
Gaiety Theatre, Zeehan, Tasmania, AustraliaLPTS2020
Tasmania State Heavyweight Title
1909-02-02Props Reeder0-3-1
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS55
1909-01-05Joe Costa4-4-0
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
1908-12-14Mike Williams14-7-1
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLTKO1020x2
referee: Jack McGowan
Stopped when police intervened
1908-11-24Jim Griffin21-6-1
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS2020
1908-10-20Arthur Cripps23-6-1
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
1908-10-05George Stirling2-1-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
1908-06-02? Devaney
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO610
1908-05-12Al Kaufman12-1-0
Reliance A.C., Oakland, California, USALPTS66
referee: Eddie Smith
1908-02-10Walter Burgo9-18-7
Starlight Athletic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALDQ510
referee: Robert L. Curry
Grim hit Burgo in the groin.
1908-02-08Jack Daly0-2-0
Keystone A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-09-23Jim Barry7-1-0
Dry Dock A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS66
(Boston Globe)
1907-06-05Terry Martin31-8-2
Monumental Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS66
referee: Prof. Ed Hurdle
1907-04-04Sailor Burke11-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Bailey
Newspaper decision for Burke from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Record, and Philadelphia Item.
1907-02-14Terry Martin30-7-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Although Martin won clearly, Grim gave him a tough fight.
1907-02-07George Gunther4-6-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item favored Grim but the Phildelphia Record called Gunther the winner. Grim was down only once.
1906-12-13Jack Graham1-8-1
LPTS1515
1906-12-03Paul Moore14-0-1
Turner Hall, Homestead, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1906-11-19Al Rogers2-0-1
Erie A.C., Erie, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1515
referee: Mike Henry
1906-07-12Joe Thomas9-2-3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision for Thomas from Trenton Times ("Thomas did not stop Grim, but he gave the Italian champion a hard trouncing") and Pawtucket (RI) Evening Times ("Thomas was entitled to the verdict at the finish"). The Philadelphia Item also said that Grim was badly drubbed by Thomas.
1906-07-03Yock Hayden3-3-0
Landmessers Hall, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
(Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader)
1906-06-21Sailor Burke8-0-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
Burke was an easy win over Grim according to the Philadelphia Item.
1906-05-21Sailor Burke7-0-0
Remsen A.C., New York, New York, USALKO34
Grim was down once in the 2nd round, and seven times in the 3rd. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1906-04-23Tommy Sullivan10-2-2
New York, New York, USALNWS44
(Philadelphia Inquirer May 13, 1906)
1906-04-12Jim Scanlan39-12-9
Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
1906-03-22Jack Clancy8-3-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
For the second time Clancy gave Grim a bad beating, according to the Philadelphia Item.
1906-03-15Jack Clancy8-3-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Clancy gave Grim a drubbing according to the Philadelphia Item.
1906-01-24Sailor Burke3-0-0
Central A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS33
Newspaper decision for Burke from Pawtucket (RI) Evening Times ("Burke did all the work and was entitled to the verdict").
1906-01-05Young Mahoney18-4-3
Panorama Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS88
1905-11-24Tommy Sullivan8-1-2
Lawrence, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1905-09-29Jack Williams17-7-3
Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
This was a referee's decision. Actually, Williams gave Grim a sound licking.
1905-08-21Tom Daly22-12-0
Reading Ball Park, Reading, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision for Daly from Philadelphia Inquirer and Trenton Times.
1905-07-24Jack Johnson24-4-6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
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.
1905-03-22Buddy Ryan24-6-9
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Ryan.
1905-03-09Billy Burke2-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Grim from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record. A draw from Philadelphia Inquirer. It was a close and hard-fought affair.
1905-02-24Billy Burke2-1-0
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
"Burke was too clever for Grim and won hands down." (Baltimore Sun) The Philadelphia Item said that Burke gave Grim a "sound licking."
1905-02-17Dixie Kid28-6-6
Lancaster A.C., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
The Philadelphia Item gave its newspaper verdict as a draw.
1905-02-09Kid Wilson2-6-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Bailey
Newspaper decision for Wilson from the Philadelphia Item. Grim gave a good account of himself even though he had been ill.
1905-01-12Jack Blackburn20-1-8
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Grim was punished badly.
1904-12-15Fred Cooley7-6-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
According to the Philadelphia Item Grim was a decisive winner.
1904-12-01Jack Blackburn20-1-7
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, NY Evening World, NY Sun. As usual, Grim received a bad beating.
1904-11-03Jack Blackburn20-1-7
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record>, NY Sun. This may have been Grim's best fight. He hurt Blackburn several times, but was himself almost knocked out in round five.
1904-10-29Billy Burke2-0-0
Richmond A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ36
Result is from the Philadelphia Item, Grim winning by disqualification if Burke.
1904-10-20Jack Clancy8-0-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Clancy gave Joe Grim a thorough beating in their six-rounder.
1904-10-10Fred Douglas6-4-2
Reading, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
Douglass billed from Savannah (Philadelphia Inquirer). Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-10-03Dixie Kid27-6-4
Mount Clemens, Michigan, USALPTS66
1904-09-30Larry Temple10-3-1
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. As usual, Grim received a drubbing, but stayed on his feet.
1904-09-21Dixie Kid26-6-4
Saginaw, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1904-09-02Billy Stift33-19-15
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, in favor of Stift.
1904-07-29Jack Williams13-6-3
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from Philadelphia Item. This time Grim gave Williams a good fight.
1904-07-09Ed Smith1-1-1
Twelfth Street Park, Chester, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
1904-06-23Jack Bennett41-17-7
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Result from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Bennett handed Grim a trouncing.
1904-06-06Dave Holly30-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Holly.
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