Jack Gibbons
Global ID13937
birthdate 1912-01-01
death date 1999-02-01 (87)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
country USA
residenceSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth placeSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth nameMichael John Gibbons
won 56 (KO 20) + lost 5 (KO 0) + drawn 1 = 62
rounds boxed 411
Newspaper Decisions won 13 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 76
Total Bouts 75 KO% 26.67

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1937-12-10Andy Miller12-2-2
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
1937-10-29Ray Actis31-7-5
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1937-10-11Johnny Sikes12-7-0
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWTKO6
1937-09-28Johnny Morris2-3-0
Hibbing, Minnesota, USAWKO710
1937-09-13Johnny Sikes12-7-0
Sioux City, Iowa, USAWNWS88
"Gibbons floored Sykes once in the 1st round and twice in the 2nd." (Associated Press)
1937-08-30Henry Jones4-1-0
Fort Dodge, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier (A.P. wire)
1937-07-27George Black28-12-2
State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS1010
referee: Ted Jamieson 46-54
1937-06-03Oscar Rankins34-26-4
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USADPTS1010
As Rankin appeared to have clearly won, the Winona Republican-Herald reported this to be a very unpopular decision.
1937-05-12Max Chowaniec18-0-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
1937-04-23Eddie Schneider20-10-7
City Auditorium, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
1937-04-05Carl Knowles43-31-7
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO48
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1937-03-29Billy Nichy33-16-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1937-03-11Johnny Duarte2-10-0
Egleston Square Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWRTD810
referee: Jerry Moore | judge: Jim Shaughnessy | judge: Al Bates
1937-03-02Mickey Misko35-13-4
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1937-02-08Bert Paxton20-22-4
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS88
1936-07-28Fred Lenhart93-17-13
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS1515
referee: Bobby Ward
Attendance: 6,000.
1936-05-21Joe Goeders36-13-1
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWTKO410
referee: Alvie Graves
1936-04-17Fred Lenhart92-17-12
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALPTS1010
referee: Ed Shave
An unpopular decision, according to day-after newspaper accounts. Attendance: 7,500. Gate: $11,500
1936-03-16Frank Battaglia74-13-5
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
1936-01-24Oscar Rankins28-20-4
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALPTS1010
referee: Ed Shave
1935-12-13Billy Ketchell38-18-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1935-11-08Don La Rue25-8-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1935-11-01Stanley Willardson14-6-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: George Blake
"Gibbons won 6 of the 10 rounds." (Helena Independent)
1935-10-01Fred Lenhart86-15-12
Civic Ice Arena, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS1010
Reported as Gibbons's first defeat after 62 victories. Seattle Daily Times
1935-09-26Sonny Buxton19-6-7
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS1010
1935-09-20Al Trulmans55-15-8
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS1010
referee: Tom Louttit
Trulmans was knocked down in the 8th and 10th rounds, according to the Portland Oregonian, who felt he was just trying to last the distance.
1935-09-15Eddie Daniels15-35-10
Marshfield, Oregon, USAWKO4
1935-09-06Jack Hibbard22-10-14
Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USAWTKO210
referee: Tom Louttit
Hibbard was knocked down in the 1st, after he got up from another knockdown in the 2nd unsteady, Louttit stopped the fight.
1935-09-05Cowboy Sammy Evans8-11-2
Shelby, Montana, USAWKO4
1935-09-02Bobby Tracey83-27-26
Fort Peck, Montana, USAWKO310
1935-08-29Jack 'Kid' Miller3-9-0
Williston, North Dakota, USAWKO3
1935-08-28Jimmy Slattery1-2-1
Minot, North Dakota, USAWTKO3
1935-08-23Jack 'Kid' Miller3-8-0
Fairgrounds, Rochester, Minnesota, USAWKO210
1935-07-23Frank Battaglia69-11-5
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
1935-06-06Jimmy Belmont61-27-6
Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: George Kutzbauer | judge: Stanley Phillips
1935-05-20Kid Leonard31-11-1
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO210
1935-05-02Solly Dukelsky30-13-10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
The Winona Republican-Herald reported that the referee's decision in favor of Gibbons gave him his 50th straight win. According to other reports (Cf. Gettysburg Times) Gibbons entered with a record of 46-0.
1935-04-12Ernie Heatherington7-3-3
Grand Forks, North Dakota, USAWPTS66
1935-04-09Johnny Kerns2-27-0
Elks Club, Fargo, North Dakota, USAWPTS66
Moorhead Daily News claims this was Gibbons' 45th consecutive victory
1935-04-08Ace of Spades4-11-0
Breckenridge, Minnesota, USAWUD66
1935-04-04Lee Savold16-8-1
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
1935-03-18Al Diamond31-23-6
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
"42nd straight win for Gibbons" Minneapolis Tribune
1935-03-04Bill Mack
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO36
1935-02-19Jack Charvez41-23-3
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS66
1935-01-24Larry Udell30-11-4
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS66
1934-12-17Tony Zale15-4-0
Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1934-11-19Ray Pelkey65-35-15
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO28
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-11-12Ossie Jefferson2-5-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO44
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-11-05Joe O'Signac4-2-0
Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
From the (Bob Soderman).
1934-11-02Matt Dour7-6-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
1934-10-22Mickey Misko24-6-1
Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS55
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-10-15Lou Bartell3-5-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO26
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-10-09Chief Ira Miller12-2-5
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS66
1934-09-21Johnny Simpson6-7-0
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS66
1934-08-08Mel Coleman17-7-3
Teachers College Field, Winona, Minnesota, USAWPTS66
1934-08-02Mel Coleman17-6-3
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS44
1934-07-04Laurie Peppin36-11-5
Glasgow, Montana, USAWPTS1010
1933-12-20Ray Calvert1-2-0
Sioux City, Iowa, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
1933-11-08Bill Bagley2-0-0
Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWPTS66
1933-10-12Wild Bill Bourbon2-1-2
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USAWKO2
1933-08-08George Kennard6-10-8
Oskaloosa, Iowa, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1933-07-26Farmer Miller1-1-0
Electric Park, Waterloo, Iowa, USAWNWS66
referee: Pinkie George
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1933-07-19Ray Bittner7-2-0
Electric Park, Waterloo, Iowa, USAWNWS66
referee: Pinkie George
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1933-07-04Bud Hannigan0-2-0
International Falls, Minnesota, USAWPTS66
International Falls Press
1933-06-14Kenny Bowers3-2-0
Armory, Mason City, Iowa, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Mason City Globe-Gazette
1933-05-01Tiger Duane
Central Junior High School, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USAWKO26
Gibbons - also scheduled to fight the following Saturday at International Falls - had been suspended for 30 days by the Minnesota boxing commission for fighting on a 1932-12-8 St. Cloud card, while boxing in Minnesota was legal only in Minneapolis, Duluth and St. Paul at that time.
1933-04-21Frank Weber0-1-0
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS44
Newspaper decision from the Winona Republican-Herald (A.P. wire)
1933-03-27Louis Kid Fettig8-6-3
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS44
Newspaper decision from the Winona Republican-Herald (A.P.wire)
1933-02-23Del Styer
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS44
Moorhead Daily News
1933-02-14Bud Hannigan0-2-0
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWNWS44
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1933-01-31Everett Gay
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO2
1933-01-10Johnny Moran1-3-1
Elks Club, Fargo, North Dakota, USAWPTS44
1933-01-02Spoonbill Awes0-0-1
Fargo, North Dakota, USAWPTS44
1932-12-06Bud Hannigan0-1-0
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS44
Newspaper decision from the Winona Republican-Herald (A.P. wire)
1932-11-25Al Paul0-1-0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS44
"The fans upstairs booed the fighters, apparently for Young Gibbons failure to put Paul away, after almost knocking him out with a right uppercut in the third round." (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune)
Pro debut for Gibbons


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