Jimmy Reeves
Global ID11773
birthdate 1918-04-04
death date 1974-12-00 (56)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
country USA
residenceCleveland, Ohio, USA
birth placeCleveland, Ohio, USA
won 28 (KO 10) + lost 17 (KO 13) + drawn 0 = 45
rounds boxed 254 KO% 22.22

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1946-06-18Frankie Best8-3-1
Johnson Field, Johnson City, New York, USALKO18
1946-02-25Ernie Rios11-7-4
Sports Arena, Rochester, New York, USALTKO7
Reeves suffered a fractured right collar bone and couldn't come out for 8th.
1945-04-19Charley Polk5-4-0
Akron, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1945-04-10Oscar Boyd7-4-2
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS88
1944-09-26Phil Muscato17-6-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALKO210
time: 2:46
1944-07-14Jimmy O'Brien8-2-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO1
1944-05-24Eddie Taylor6-1-0
Flint, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1944-04-24Bob Garner22-6-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO28
1944-01-18Johnny Lawer9-6-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALKO26
time: 1:05
1944-01-03Jimmy Brown46-18-3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1943-12-13Dan Merritt14-16-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO210
time: 0:55
1943-11-15Otis McGraw5-2-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD88
1943-07-21Fitzie Fitzpatrick7-1-0
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALKO56
time: 0:46
1943-03-19Jake LaMotta31-6-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO610
It was a close fight for five rounds, a fierce struggle that kept the fans in an uproar. Reeves kept inside LaMotta's swings and jarred Jake with right and left uppercuts to the head. But he slugged it out with LaMotta in round four, a hint that he was tiring and becoming desperate. In the sixth, Reeves was floored for a one-count by a left to the head, but didn't seem unduly hurt when he arose. Then LaMotta unloaded a left to the chin and Reeves went down on his face. He tried to get up but was still on the floor, blinking his eyes and shaking his head, when the referee counted ten.
1942-12-22Frankie Best1-0-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
1942-12-14Johnny O'Brien5-7-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO710
1942-09-15Phil Muscato5-2-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1942-06-29Nate Bolden42-14-3
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO712
Reeves was down in the third, fourth, and seventh round.
1942-06-23Herbie Brydon2-0-0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USALKO3
1942-06-15Gene Luker10-7-5
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO410
Luker was down three times but got in some heavy licks of his own.
1942-04-17Anton Christoforidis46-11-7
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
"It was a vicious fight all the way"..Reeves was down in the second round. Christo won the last two rounds to get his winning margin. The Ring, July 1942, page 61)
1942-03-02Nate Bolden37-13-3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Franklin Spike McAdams
1942-02-16Nate Bolden37-12-3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
referee: Johnny Behr 48-52 | judge: Henry Froula 51-49 | judge: Ed Klein 55-45
1941-12-18Billy Soose33-5-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1941-10-20Jake LaMotta15-1-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
Reeves piled up an insurmountable lead on points in the first eight rounds, jabbing LaMotta constantly with his left and outspearing and outstepping him generally. The last two rounds were a slugfest, but Jimmy had paced himself better than in the previous fight.
1941-09-24Jake LaMotta14-0-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWSD1010
referee: Joe Sedley | judge: Jim Parker | judge: Herb Williams
Fists fights broke out near the ring and the crowd booed for 20 minutes after Cleveland's Jimmy Reeves received an unpopular decision over Jacob Lamotte(sic). The organist played the Star Spangled Banner to help quell the disturbance. (AP) For seven rounds, Reeves pounded LaMotta from pillar to post. The situation changed dramatically in the last three rounds. In round nine Reeves went through the ropes for a nine-count. In the tenth he was down four times, twice from exhaustion and twice from LaMotta's punches. Afterward the referee said that "The way I looked at it, Reeves had piled up such a big margin he seemed entitled to finish if he could. He was more tired than hurt." Reeves was on the floor when the final bell sounded.
1941-05-23Johnny Dias15-7-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO36
1941-04-29Al Reiss9-2-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO15
time: 1:53 | referee: Jackie Davis
1941-01-23Mose Brown11-1-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALKO210
time: 1:40 | referee: Al Grayber
1941-01-13Willie Pavlovich17-11-6
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO46
From The Ring, April 1941, page 54.
1941-01-01Young Harry Wills4-10-2
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1940-11-15Johnny Lasinski21-13-4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO38
1940-10-22Anton Christoforidis39-8-7
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALKO210
time: 2:44 | referee: Joe Sedley
1940-05-16Solly Krieger78-19-6
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1940-04-15Teddy Yarosz101-14-3
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
Yarosz down in the 3rd, but he decisively outboxed Reeves. (The Ring, July 1940, page 56.
1940-03-27Willie Muldune12-6-0
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1940-02-16Vince Pimpinella22-31-7
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS88
Fighting one of five eight-rounders on a charity program for the Finnish Relief Fund, Reeves reportedly improved to 12-0.
1940-01-05Marty Simmons63-27-8
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1939-12-11Horace Gresham5-2-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO14
time: 1:21
1939-12-01Lou Presto10-16-1
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO26
1939-11-24Harold Dettman14-5-2
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
1939-10-12Jimmy Hill
Columbus, Ohio, USAWKO2
1939-09-17Eddie Reynolds0-1-0
Columbus, Ohio, USAWKO1
1939-08-14Johnny Trotter0-1-0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
1939-08-07Johnny Trotter
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
This was the professional debut of Reeves.


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