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Jimmy Britt
Global ID11029
sexmale
birthdate 1879-10-05
death date 1940-01-21 (60)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
reach65½″   /   166cm
country USA
residenceSan Francisco, California, USA
birth placeSan Francisco, California, USA
birth nameJames Edward Britt
won 13 (KO 4) + lost 7 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 21
rounds boxed 303
Newspaper Decisions won : lost : drawn 2
rounds boxed 20
Total Bouts 23 KO% 17.39
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1909-07-31Johnny Summers66-23-20
Memorial Ground, West Ham, London, United KingdomLKO920x3
Lloyds Weekly NewsSunday, August 01, 1909
1909-02-22Johnny Summers65-23-20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: Eugene Corri
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 23 February 1909. For £100 each and a £300 purse.
1908-11-02Johnny Summers64-22-20
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Bob Watson
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2002
1908-04-11Packey McFarland48-0-0
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USALTKO620
time: 2:23 | referee: Jack Welsh
1908-03-03Battling Nelson41-12-13
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USADNWS1010
referee: Charles Eyton
Newspaper decision for Nelson from LA Times, R.A. Smyth (San Francisco Call). Newspaper decision for Britt from Harry B. Smith (San Francisco Chronicle), New York Evening World. A draw from J.G. Griffin (LA Herald), W.W. Naughton (quoted in Denver Post).
1907-09-09Joe Gans140-8-16
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USALTKO620
referee: Jack Welsh
World Lightweight Title, 133 ringside
Britt breaks or seriously injures his wrist in the fourth round.

1907-07-31Battling Nelson40-11-13
Auditorium Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jack Welsh
Billed for 'white' 133lb title
1906-05-28Terry McGovern59-5-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
referee: Tim Hurst
Ny Times, NY Evening World and NY Sun all called it a draw
McGovern down in fifth

1905-09-09Battling Nelson39-10-13
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USALKO1820
referee: Eddie Graney
World White Lightweight Title
1905-07-21Kid Sullivan13-4-8
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jack Welsh
World White Lightweight Title
1905-05-05Jabez White10-3-1
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO2020
time: 2:40 | referee: Eddie Smith
World White Lightweight Title
1904-12-20Battling Nelson38-9-12
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Billy Roche
Vacant World White Lightweight Title
1904-10-31Joe Gans134-8-15
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALDQ520
time: 0:38 | referee: Eddie Graney
World Lightweight Title, 133 ringside
Britt knocked Gans down four times. The last time, he hit Gans as he was rising and was disqualified.

1904-03-25Young Corbett II50-4-9
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Eddie Graney
Corbett defends his World title at 130 lbs but Abe Attell is now recognized as the true World Featherweight champion at 122lbs
1903-11-20Martin Canole12-0-4
Colma A.C., Colma, California, USAWPTS2525
referee: Jack Welsh
Billed for 'white' 133lb title; Canole down in 23d
1903-11-10Charley Sieger3-3-4
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Eddie Graney
Billed for 'white' 133lb title
1903-06-13Jack O'Keefe11-11-10
Old Baseball Park, Butte, Montana, USADPTS2020
referee: Duncan McDonald
Billed for 'white' 133lb title
1903-04-28Willie Fitzgerald20-6-7
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Eddie Graney
Billed for 'white' American 133lb title. This was a promotion of the Yosemite A.C.
1903-03-09Jack O'Keefe8-9-10
Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, USALDQ620
referee: Jack Grant
Billed for 'white' American 133lb title
O'Keefe received no recognition as he had been KO'd by the last punch

1902-11-26Frank Erne28-5-16
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWKO720
referee: Eddie Smith
Britt claimed 'white' 135lb title
1902-05-29George (Kid) Lavigne35-3-10
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO820
referee: Eddie Smith
Los Angeles Times reported Lavigne's left arm was broken in three places.
1902-02-28Tim Hegarty41-1-7
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWKO8
referee: Phil Wand
1902-02-18Toby Irwin7-3-3
Acme A.C., Oakland, California, USAWPTS1515
referee: Jack Kitchen
Britt's professional debut. (Los Angeles Times)

 
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