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Mike Gibbons
Global ID11267
sexmale
birthdate 1887-07-20
death date 1956-08-31 (69)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach72″   /   183cm
aliasSt. Paul Phantom
country USA
residenceSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth placeSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth nameMichael John Gibbons
won 65 (KO 38) + lost 3 (KO 0) + drawn 4 = 73
rounds boxed 537
Newspaper Decisions won 48 : lost 8 : drawn 4
rounds boxed 580
Total Bouts 133 KO% 28.57
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1922-05-16Danny Fagan1-1-0
Board of Trade Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWKO512
This fight is sometimes incorrectly listed as a one or a two-round knockout for Gibbons.
1922-05-06Mike O'Dowd49-5-3
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-04-28Charley Nashert27-7-3
City Coliseum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWPTS1515
1922-04-08Battling Ortega70-17-21
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO110
referee: George Barton
1922-03-14Leo Stokes3-0-1
Grand Forks, North Dakota, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Appleton Post Crescent)
1922-03-09Stockyards Tommy Murphy3-8-2
Peoria, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons "decisively defeated" Murphy. (Decatur Review)
1921-12-16Mike O'Dowd48-5-3
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Lima News) The Philadelphia Record and other newspapers had the same.
1921-12-05Augie Ratner26-7-1
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1212
1921-12-01Phil Krug7-0-1
Newark Athletic Club, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1921-11-25Tommy Robson33-23-5
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: G. Edward Dixon | judge: James Fitzpatrick
1921-10-31Happy Littleton21-2-0
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
referee: Al Wambsgans
see Wiki.
1921-10-06Joe Herrick5-3-3
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWPTS1010
Gibbons won the referee's decision. (Nebraska State Journal)
1921-09-16Battling Ortega67-12-19
Stratton Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USAWRTD710
The KO came early in the seventh, Gibbons sent two hard lefts to the jaw, and a right to the point of the chin, Ortega crumpled to the floor.Seconds threw towel in. Date: Saturday, September 17, 1921 Paper: Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) Page: 3
1921-09-13Young Fisher18-19-2
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons was an "easy winner." (Indianapolis Star)
1921-08-09Jeff Smith56-5-2
Armory A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record. Gibbons was down for a two-count in round two.
1921-08-05Gus Platts13-12-4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Sheehan | judge: Al Bates | judge: Dave Nelligan
1921-08-04Augie Ratner25-6-1
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USAWPTS1010
1921-07-04Al Sommers25-11-20
Race Track, Alan, Idaho, USAWTKO1112
1921-06-17Eddie McGoorty64-17-11
Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO510
1921-06-07Silent Martin31-15-2
Brooklyn Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO1015
1921-06-06Sailor Weldon5-3-0
Star Park, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO210
referee: Tommy Connolly
1921-05-30Dave Rosenberg8-0-3
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-05-26Leo Leonard6-0-0
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
referee: Tommy Ginty
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican and Philadelphia Record
1921-05-20Paddy Flynn12-7-3
Brooklyn Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1515
1921-05-09Frankie Maguire5-4-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO68
Reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Paul Zabala).
1921-05-04Chuck Wiggins18-2-3
Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USALNWS1010
referee: E.W. Dickerson
Wiggins "earned a shade over Mike Gibbons." (Grand Rapids Press)
1921-04-21Chuck Wiggins18-2-3
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
referee: George Barton
Newspaper decision from the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
This bout has been mistakenly recorded by other sources as occurring on April 27, 1921 at Grand Rapids, MI. Also reported as occurring in Minneapolis by the Grand Rapids Herald (Herb Goldman).

1919-11-21Mike O'Dowd33-2-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
referee: Curley Ulrich
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance. O'Dowd had a shade on Gibbons. (United Press) O'Dowd declared winner by St. Paul and Minneapolis press. Crowd: 9,000. Gibbons badly cut over eye in 3rd. "O'Dowd a Champion; Wins Over Phantom in Fast Ten-Round Slashing Fight" (St. Paul Daily News 11-22-1919).

1919-07-04Jeff Smith43-3-1
Association Park, Kansas City, Missouri, USALNWS1010
Smith won the newspaper decision. (Kansas City Star) It was a "tame fight" with Gibbons "showing little of his old-time speed" or "phantom-like qualities."
1919-06-23Harry Greb38-2-1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
referee: Edward W. Smith
Newspaper win for Greb according to the New York Times, which gave it to Greb 6-3-1. The Pittsburgh Post agreed. Gibbons spent so much defending himself that he landed comparatively few blows, but those were crisp and to the mark. Gibbons was so well-covered that Greb's blows mostly caught him on the cheekbones. Greb payed little attention to defense. At long range, Gibbons mainly tried to evade the unrelenting fusilade of blows sent his way. Inside, he did very well. The first round was even. The second was big for Greb who had Gibbons spitting blood. Greb won a close third round and Gibbons did his best work to win the 4th. Greb won the 5th and 6th and hurt Gibbons with a vicious left in the latter round. The 7th was slow, with Gibbons getting a shade. He also took the 8th and Greb finished up fast and took the last two rounds.
1919-06-12George Chip36-14-2
Three-I League Park, Terre Haute, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Terre Haute Tribune and Terre Haute Star. It was a fast, action packed fight. Gibbons' left jab was constantly in Chip's face and he was the more clever. But according to the Star, Chip landed shots that had enough steam to stop most men, although they had "no effect on Mike".
1919-05-19George KO Brown13-14-6
New Lyric Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USAWNWS88
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Review)
1919-04-22Soldier Bartfield34-4-0
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1919-03-25Leo Houck46-9-4
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Nevada State Journal)
1919-03-12Len Rowlands12-6-3
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USAWNWS1010
"Mike Gibbons floored Len Rowlands for a count of nine in the ninth round of their no-decision bout," which was Gibbons' fight "all the way." (Sheboygan Press)
1919-03-04Soldier Bartfield33-4-0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1919-02-27Billy Kramer6-7-0
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
1919-01-31George Chip36-12-2
Shrine Auditorium, Duluth, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Manitoba Morning Free Press, Syracuse Herald)
1917-10-12Frank Mantell35-23-24
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO310
Gibbons' World Middleweight title claim was at stake
Gibbons announced his ring retirement after this fight

1917-09-14Jimmy Howard7-5-7
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO410
1917-09-03Jack Dillon84-3-10
Fair Grounds, Terre Haute, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
referee: Stew Donnelly
Newspaper decision from the Kokomo Tribune
1917-07-04George Chip34-9-2
Wright Field, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
referee: Mike McHale
Gibbons' World Middleweight title claim was at stake
"Gibbons won all the way, Chip having the advantage in but one round. Five thousand saw the bout." (Washington Post) Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator.

1917-05-08Al Sommers12-1-10
Broadway Theater, Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS66
1917-05-04Ray Campbell19-17-15
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1917-02-10Harry Greb12-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Gibbons won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Pittsburgh Post. Gibbons won by a narrow margin. Greb attacked for the first five rounds, but Gibbons boxed cleverly and kept nailing Harry with stiff jabs. In the 6th round, Mike became aggressive and landed repeatedly to head and body.
1916-12-08Clay Turner5-0-0
Sioux City, Iowa, USAWNWS44
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern) Some sources report this bout as an exhibition, but most do not, including Iowa and Minnesota papers.
1916-11-10Jack Dillon78-3-9
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
referee: George Barton
"Mike Gibbons, St. Paul, handed Jack Dillon, Indianapolis, a neat little triming. From the very first tap of the gong until the last, Gibbons demonstrated that he was a past master of the fade-away boxing. He would rush in, hand the Indianapolis bear cat a series of punches and then fade away." (Sandusky Star Journal)
1916-05-18Ted Kid Lewis135-16-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons' World Middleweight title claim was at stake. Gibbons easily won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times
1916-03-17Jeff Smith28-3-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons' World Middleweight title claim was at stake
Gibbons "outpointed and outfought" Smith. (Bismarck Tribune)

1916-01-18Young Ahearn17-5-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO110
time: 1:30
Ahearn's World Middleweight title claim was at stake. Attendance: 7,500. Gate: $23,618
1915-09-11Packey McFarland70-0-5
Brighton Beach Motordrome, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Gibbons: Grantland Rice (NY Tribune), NY Globe, Brooklyn Eagle, Jack Curley (NY American), Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), Newark Sunday Call, Jack Malaney (Boston Journal), AP (7-3 by rounds).
McFarland: J.G. Vreeland (NY Morning World), Charley White (NY World), NY Herald, NY Sun, Mal Doyle (NY Press), Damon Runyon (NY American), NY Call, Ring W. Lardner (Chicago Tribune), Bill Foreman (Chicago Herald), Nate Lewis (Chicago Examiner), William H. Rocap (Philadelphia Ledger), Philadelphia Inquirer, George R. Holmes (UP; 4-1-5 by rounds), UP (another round-by-round report).
Draw: P.T. Knox (NY Sunday Telegram), Bat Masterson (NY Telegraph), NY Times, Tom Andrews (Milwaukee Leader).

1915-05-31Soldier Bartfield20-1-0
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
According to Jack Kincaid, all four Brooklyn newspapers selected Bartfield as the winner.
1915-05-26Leo Houck27-7-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1915-03-02Eddie McGoorty50-4-9
Arena, Hudson, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-01-21Jimmy Clabby62-9-19
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press. The Journal and Sentinal both had Gibbons the winner as well. Clabby admitted to both papers he had been defeated.
1914-12-14Willie KO Brennan27-4-4
Elmwood Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Buffalo Evening News (Paul Zabala).
1914-12-04Bob Moha12-2-3
Arena, Hudson, Wisconsin, USAWDQ210
1914-11-09Young Mike Donovan3-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO610
referee: Billy Roche
1914-10-27Billy Maxwell1-0-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times. Maxwell was knocked down three times.
1914-09-21Bill MacKinnon26-11-14
Covington, Kentucky, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record, Boston Globe, and other sources. Some newspapers reported this to be a six-rounder, but that is probably incorrect.
1914-09-07George KO Brown8-6-4
Benton Harbor, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
"Not only was Gibbins the superior at boxing, but in the clinches and mixups he made Brown back up and cover. Only in spots did Brown show well." (Daily Northwestern)
1914-06-09George KO Brown8-5-4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
Note: The Atlas A.A. and the Armory A.A. generally held their promotions at the Boston Arena in this period of time.
1914-05-29Vic Hansen25-5-10
15th Street Garage, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWTKO810
referee: Walter Bates
The sponge was tossed.
1914-05-26Johnny 'Kid' Alberts11-10-2
Alhambra Rink, Syracuse, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charles Huck
Buffalo Times, Syracuse Herald
1914-05-05Johnny Howard17-0-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision with ease according to the New York Times
1914-03-24Gus Christie18-2-1
Arena, Hudson, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Gibbons from Duluth News Tribune (7-0-3 by rounds) and Daily Northwestern.
"Mike Gibbons won in a decisive fashion from Gus Christie. The local boy grabbed the decision in seven rounds, three being declared even. Both men finished fast. Lefts to the face served Mike in good stead. Christie seemed unable to get away from a blow of that nature and was repeatedly put to flight with a rain of pelts. His straight left was his only method of attack and with it he forced Gibbons to the ropes on several occasions. His failure to use it more may have altered the decision of several rounds." (Daily Northwestern)
Both men weighed in under 160 pounds.

1914-02-23Al McCoy24-3-3
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times
1914-02-16Kid Graves12-2-3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Gibbons "easily outpointed" Graves. (Daily Kennebec Journal) Also, newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Philadelphia Record favored Gibbons.
1914-01-12Bob McAllister3-0-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO710
1913-12-15Joe Hirst6-5-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Gibbons from Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Inquirer.
1913-12-10Wildcat Ferns38-4-14
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO210
Ferns was floored three times for the count of nine, the referee stopped the bout with two minutes remaining in the round. New York Times
1913-11-14Marty Rowan4-2-2
Twyford A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO210
1913-10-30Emmett 'Kid' Wagner4-1-0
Coliseum A.C., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWKO910
1913-10-09Spike Kelly6-2-2
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
Kelly defends claim for the American version of World Welterweight title
Sheboygan Press reported a draw

1913-06-13Young Ahearn3-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO410
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