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Jack Blackburn
Global ID11022
sexmale
birthdate 1883-01-01
death date 1942-04-24 (59)
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
country USA
residenceVersailles, Kentucky, USA
birth placeVersailles, Kentucky, USA
birth nameCharles Henry Blackburn
won 45 (KO 32) + lost 9 (KO 5) + drawn 12 = 71
rounds boxed 446
Newspaper Decisions won 68 : lost 16 : drawn 11
rounds boxed 596
Total Bouts 166 KO% 19.28
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1923-03-07Ray Pelkey16-7-6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALTKO34
1922-07-24Panama Joe Gans57-7-4
Indianapolis, Indiana, USALTKO410
1922-04-25Bonecrusher McNally
Clinton, Iowa, USAWKO210
Reported in Boxing Blade, May 13, 1922, page 7.
1922-04-07Calvin Respress0-3-1
Elgin, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper win for Blackburn. (Iowa City Press Citizen)
1920-12-20Young Jack Johnson12-14-8
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1920-06-22Kid Norfolk47-13-4
Madison A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO48
This result was reported in the Philadelphia Record and Philadelphia Inquirer.
1920-01-27Smiling Kid Nolan
Marble Hall, Biddeford, Maine, USAWKO26
Boston Globe 28 January 1920
1918-11-28Jimmy Lyggett Sr2-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1918-11-22Harry Baker3-3-0
Penns Grove, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-09-20Larry Williams15-9-2
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1918-04-22Willie Langford13-3-1
Palace Theatre, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1917-12-07Young Herman Miller20-8-6
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1917-10-04Henry Hauber5-6-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala), the Philadelphia Record, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, all in favor of Blackburn. This was the main event of the last program held at the old Broadway A.C. Later, another venue of the same name operated.
1917-09-06Joe Rosen0-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Blackburn from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1917-08-13Pat O'Malley7-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Blackburn from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1917-07-16Henry Hauber5-6-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Blackburn.
1917-06-15Joe Borrell23-6-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) was a draw. The Philadelphia Record favored Blackburn as winner.
1917-05-31Larry Williams15-9-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decisions in favor of Williams from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1917-03-29Harry Baker3-2-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decisionin favor of Blackburn from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1917-02-15Henry Hauber5-6-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Blackburn from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.Other scheduled fights on the program: Indian Russell v. Muckles Reilly; Bob Beebe v. Jim Martin; Johnny McGuire v. Duke Bowers; Harry Kilburn v. Joe Caven (?).
1917-02-01Harry Baker3-2-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Blackburn.
1917-01-22Christy Williams5-11-4
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1916-11-21Jackie Clark21-7-10
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-11-17Eddie Revoire9-5-0
Ryan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record was in favor of Revoire.
1916-11-03Joe Borrell22-6-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Borrell.
1916-10-20Joe Borrell22-6-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record in favor of Borrell.
1916-10-17Eddie Revoire9-5-0
Ryan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Revoire from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record.
1916-09-08Young Ahearn18-6-1
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1916-08-23Young Ahearn18-6-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Blackburn from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1916-06-28K O Samson2-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
From the Philadelphia Record.
1916-06-20Willie Baker1-1-0
Ryan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-06-12Joe Rosen0-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger in favor of Blackburn (Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record.
1916-01-07One Round Sylvester0-1-0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Source of this information presently uncertain.
1915-12-25One Round Sylvester0-1-0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Source of this information presently uncertain.
1915-09-06Jack Watts5-2-0
Columbia Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWTKO910
referee: Milburn Saylor
Main event of Indianapolis's first public fight card since May 29 1914.
1915-08-02Eddie Palmer25-3-1
Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
1915-01-27Al Rogers26-10-11
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror and Pittsburgh Post
1915-01-25Harry Greb4-1-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Joe Donnelly
Greb won the newspaper decision according to the Pittsburgh Post. "Greb threw a million punches, but few landed..Blackburn blocked, side-stepped, slipped, rode, and ducked..From the first to the final bell, Blackburn was the center of a cloud of gloves. But he was so elusive that not one in ten..ever connected. Greb was on him all the time, and as Blackburn didn't start one-tenth the blows that Greb did, Greb must be accorded the decision.,,Blackburn landed some body punches, but they didn't have the steam to slow up Greb. Greb solved Blackburn's defense pretty well in the third round, after winning the first two. The fourth was even, and Blackburn had the edge in the 5th..Greb did practically all the fighting in the 6th."
1915-01-19Harry Baker2-1-0
Fairmont A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Baker.
1915-01-12Harry Baker2-1-0
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror, the Illustrated Boxing News reported a win for Baker.
1914-12-16Al Grayber36-1-1
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror, the Pittsburgh Post reported a win for Blackburn.
1914-10-29Emmett 'Kid' Wagner5-2-0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USALKO410
The Philadelphia Public Ledger reported that Blackburn quit, taking the full count on one knee.
1914-10-10Bill Watkins2-6-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO410
1914-10-05Young Tommy Coleman13-6-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Coleman.
1914-09-12Jack McCarron23-2-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
According to the Philadelphia Record, McCarron won the newspaper decision. The Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) zacalled it a draw.
1914-05-20Gunboat Smith42-6-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1914-04-04Tommy Howell11-4-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger. This was Blackburn's first fight after serving a 5-year prison sentence for killing Alonzo Polk and shooting Polk's wife, Mattie, in a January 1909 street altercation.
1908-12-29Harry Mansfield14-6-0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Blackburn won easily. (Chicago Tribune) The Philadelphia Item also reported that Blackburn won. The next day Jack Blackburn's brother, Fred Blackburn, slashed Jack's throat, but the injury was superficial. On the following January 12, Blackburn shot and killed another man (Alonzo Polk), and also shot the man's wife, jailed for 15 years he served just 5, being released in 1914. Blackburn went on to train Joe Louis.
1908-12-14Jack Robinson10-16-11
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn.
1908-12-10Mickey McDonough3-2-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item (and Philadelphia Record). This was the first of two fights for Blackburn on this date, and an easy win.
1908-12-10Jack Robinson10-16-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was Blackburn's second fight on this date and a close fight.
1908-11-23Mike Donovan75-12-40
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Pittsburgh Post, Pittsburg Press, Pittsburgh Gazette Times.
This was the grand opening of the Duquesne Gardens as a major fight venue in Pittsburgh.

1908-11-07George Memsic18-7-12
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Blackburn.
1908-09-30Cy Flynn26-7-7
Germania Hall, Rochester, New York, USANCNC66
referee: George Hornechler
Buffalo Courier Referee stopped bout in 6th, "as he declared the men were stalling."
1908-09-26John Wille7-8-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Blackburn.
1908-09-14Tony Caponi16-8-15
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Blackburn.
1908-06-18George Gunther5-7-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Blackburn.
1908-06-10Philadelphia Jack O'Brien90-6-14
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
"Jack O'Brien tonight defeated Jack Blackburn, colored, in a six round bout before the National Athletic Club. O'Brien knocked Blackburn down in the opening round and in the final round had the colored man hanging on to avoid punishment. The bout was one of the fastest ever seen in this city." (Nevada State Journal)) The Philadelphia Item also reported that O'Brien was the winner, but the Record inexplicably called it a draw.
1908-05-01Mark Anderson3-3-1
Ontario A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
The first of two fights for Blackburn on this date. Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1908-05-01Steve Crosby52-12-18
Ontario A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was the second of two fights on this date for Blackburn, the second being added after he won the previous fight quickly.
1908-04-21Mike Donovan72-12-38
Abie Opera House, Easton, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1908-04-13Bill Heveron3-5-2
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1908-03-20Young Tommy Coleman3-1-0
Ontario A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Blackburn.
1908-03-14Terry Martin34-9-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Blackburn.
1908-02-27George Gunther5-7-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Record considered Blackburn to be the winner. The Item scored it as a draw.
1908-01-21Charley Hitte11-2-0
Albany, New York, USAWTKO1420
1908-01-17Jack Bonner44-17-19
Industrial A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackbuen.
1908-01-09George Gunther5-7-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Gunther, but the Philadelphia Record considered Blackburn to be the winner.
1907-12-24Mike Donovan67-12-36
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Reading Eagle, Philadelphia Item.
1907-12-20Jack Morgan13-2-1
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
referee: Lew Derlacker
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-12-06George Gunther5-6-2
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO56
Result from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1907-11-20Harry Lewis24-7-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
A newspaper win for Blackburn according to the Philadelphia Item and the Phildelphia Record.
1907-10-18Mike Donovan67-12-35
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was "draw," but the Philadelphia Record gave the decision to Blackburn.
1907-09-05Jim Barry6-1-0
Savoy A.C., Bridgeport, Connecticut, USALPTS66
Barry outweighed Blackburn by twenty-five rounds and won the referee's decision. Previously listed as a win for Blackburn. Hartford Courant
1907-07-08Jim Barry5-1-0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision is from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
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