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Jimmy Clabby
Global ID53088
sexmale
birthdate 1890-07-14
death date 1934-01-19 (43)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
aliasIndiana Wasp
country USA
residenceHammond, Indiana, USA
birth placeNorwich, Connecticut, USA
birth nameJames J. Clabby
won 80 (KO 45) + lost 22 (KO 4) + drawn 23 = 131
rounds boxed 1344
Newspaper Decisions won 16 : lost 6 : drawn 8
rounds boxed 285
Total Bouts 161 KO% 27.95
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1923-07-30Morrie Schlaifer18-11-0
Oswego Arena, East Chicago, Indiana, USALTKO210
referee: Jeff Bowers
The referee stopped the bout after Clabby had been knocked down three times.
1923-02-28Joe Beljo
Summer Gardens, West Hammond, Illinois, USAWKO610
referee: Clinks Meyers
1922-12-18Patsy Rocco4-0-0
Harbor Auditorium, East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Hammond Times
1922-11-24Tommy Comiskey20-2-1
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USALPTS1212
1922-11-03Dennis O'Keefe7-1-1
Harbor Auditorium, East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Hammond Times
1922-10-02Frank Carbone22-19-6
Olympic A.C., Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press and Chicago Tribune
1922-09-25Stockyards Tommy Murphy3-9-2
Douglas Park, Rock Island, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Davenport Democrat and Leader
1922-09-04Jimmy Darcy48-34-31
Floyd Fitzsimmons' Arena, Michigan City, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Clabby won the newspaper decision (New York Times)
1922-07-03Gordon McKay36-4-15
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC46
They were "chased from the ring" by the referee, and the purse turned over to the Seattle Boys Club charity.
1922-06-09Joe Eagan66-37-28
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
Reported as being Clabby's first bout in 16 months. Tacoma News Tribune
1921-09-10Frank Burns14-4-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO1520
referee: Joe Wallis
Australian middleweight title
The Argus September 12, 1921
1921-04-09Billy Shade32-10-18
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLDQ1320x2
referee: Joe Wallis
Shade was "slightly ahead on points" when Clabby, who had been cautioned five times, was disqualified (Sydney Daily Telegraph).
The Referee April 13, 1921

1920-08-25George Cook2-9-1
Town Hall, Dannevirke, New ZealandWPTS1515
referee: Earl Stewart
Australasian Heavyweight Title
Dannevirke Evening News

1920-07-16Les Gleeson9-11-2
Opera House, Gisborne, New ZealandWTKO1115
referee: Jo Palmer
Gisborne Times July 17, 1920
1920-04-28Tommy Uren45-13-1
Municipal Theatre, Hastings, New ZealandDPTS1515
referee: Frank Burns
The Daily Telegraph
1920-04-19Albert Kid Lloyd24-9-5
Town Hall, Auckland, New ZealandWTKO1015
referee: Frank Burns
Auckland Star-Lloyd twisted his ankle and had to retire
1920-02-07Jim Tracey8-8-2
Town Hall, Hamilton, New ZealandWPTS1515
referee: Frank Burns
Auckland Weekly News
1920-01-01Tommy Uren43-13-1
Municipal Theatre, Hastings, New ZealandLPTS1515
referee: Tim Tracy
Australasian Middleweight Title
The Daily Telegraph

1919-12-12Albert Pooley13-6-0
Town Hall, Auckland, New ZealandWTKO615
referee: Frank Burns
New Zealand Boxing Association heavyweight title
Auckland Star
1919-11-25Jack Heeney1-2-0
Muncipal Theatre, Hastings, New ZealandWKO1015
referee: Tim Tracy
The Daily Telegraph
1919-09-27George Cook2-7-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
referee: Joe Wallis
Newcastle Morning Herald September 29, 1919
1919-08-30Tommy Uren38-13-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020x2
referee: Joe Wallis
Clabby overweight but Uren did not claim the forfeit money
1919-07-12Fritz Holland36-19-11
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Daily Mail July 14, 1919
1919-02-21Fritz Holland34-18-10
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
1918-02-06Albert Kid Lloyd16-7-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020x2
1918-01-01Albert Kid Lloyd14-7-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
Australian heavyweight title
1917-12-15Fred Kay34-10-2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO1220
Australian heavyweight title
1917-11-03Albert Kid Lloyd14-5-1
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWPTS2020
referee: Val Quirk
Australian heavyweight title
The Daily Mail November 5, 1917
1917-08-04Albert Kid Lloyd14-5-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS2020
Australian heavyweight title
1917-07-14Tommy Uren32-12-1
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS2020
Australian middleweight title
Brisbane Courier July 16,1917
1917-05-26Dave Smith39-12-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO1020
Australian heavyweight title
1917-04-28Tommy Uren30-11-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
Australian middleweight title
Brisbane Courier April 30,1917
1917-02-17Tommy Uren27-11-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
Australian middleweight title
1916-10-28Fred Kay23-5-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
Brisbane Courier 30/10/1916
1916-09-09Les Darcy44-4-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
referee: Arthur Scott
World Middleweight Title
Australian version
Brisbane Courier September 11, 1916

1916-07-08Fritz Holland29-13-10
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO620x2
referee: Val Quirk
Holland appealed for a foul. The ring doctor examined him and declared the blow had been fair. The referee thus overruled Holland's objection and gave the verdict to Clabby.
The Argus July 10, 1916

1916-05-20Dave Smith34-6-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
referee: Arthur Scott
The Argus May 22, 1916
1916-03-04Fritz Holland25-11-10
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
referee: Arthur Scott
The Argus March 6, 1916
1916-01-01Mick King10-8-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
referee: Arthur Scott
The Argus January 3, 1916
1915-11-20Fritz Holland22-10-9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS2020x2
1915-10-23Les Darcy33-4-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
referee: Arthur Scott
World Middleweight title
Australian Version
Sydney Morning Herald

1915-07-12Frank Farmer13-2-6
Armory B, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
referee: Harry Stout
Newspaper decision from the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern,St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Minneapolis Tribune gave decision to Clabby.
1915-05-12George Chip24-6-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USANCNC810
referee: Billy Roche
At times both men left themselves wide open, and at these moments neither seemed ambitious enough to take the advantage, the referee naturally got the impression that the men were stalling. Of the three men in the ring Roche was the best. New York Times
1915-05-04Al McCoy27-3-3
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
World middleweight title
McCoy's claim to the middleweight title was at risk. New York City newspapers gave the decision to Clabby (Jack Kincaid).

1915-04-28George Chip24-6-1
Marinette, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
referee: George Duffy
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-03-22George Chip24-6-1
Coliseum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWNWS66
1915-03-17Young Ahearn17-5-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
The Philadelphia Record thought that Clabby won, but the Philadelphia Public Ledger preferred Ahearn.
1915-01-21Mike Gibbons42-1-4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
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.
1914-11-06George Chip23-5-1
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Benny Selig
Reported as being the last professional bout in California, the citizens having voted the Tuesday before to outlaw prize-fighting.
1914-08-12Dave Smith31-6-3
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaLPTS2020
Australian heavyweight title
1914-08-01Dave Smith31-5-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO120
Australian heavyweight title
1914-07-04Eddie McGoorty49-3-9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ820
1914-06-06Jeff Smith22-1-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
World Middleweight Title (Australian Version)
The unpopular decision caused a near-riot, bringing in police, while the "referee was hissed and booed." New York Times

1914-04-03Billy Murray45-2-5
Coffroth's Open Air Pavilion, Daly City, California, USADPTS2020
referee: Jim Griffin
1914-02-12Sailor Ed Petroskey11-6-16
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS2020
Bout had been postponed from Jan 17, 1914 becasue of Petroskey's illness
1913-11-27Frank Logan8-0-3
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USAWTKO1415
referee: Jim Griffin
For 12 rounds Clabby gave Logan a beating and the referee stopped the contest in the middle of the 14th round.
1913-10-03Sailor Ed Petroskey10-4-16
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Benny Selig
1913-09-01Sailor Grande9-4-6
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS2020
1913-08-02Freddie Hicks7-4-0
Butte, Montana, USADPTS1212
1913-06-13Eddie McGoorty44-1-9
Butte, Montana, USAWPTS1212
referee: John H. McIntosh
McGoorty loses his World Middleweight title claim
Clabby down twice in first round

1913-05-02Eddie McGoorty44-1-8
Denver A.C., Denver, Colorado, USADPTS1010
John L. Sullivan, a ringside spectator, agreed with the referee's decision
1913-02-27Freddie Hicks6-4-0
Hammond, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Clabby "had a shade over" Hicks. (Sheboygan Press)
1913-02-03George KO Brown7-4-4
Dreamland Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1913-01-24Howard Baker22-4-8
Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1010
1913-01-07Roy Parker
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USAWTKO210
time: 1:00 | referee: George Dougherty
1912-10-11Tom Monahan
Gary, Indiana, USAWKO4
1912-10-08Willie KO Brennan21-4-4
Convention Hall, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Times
1912-05-31Hughie Mehegan46-11-2
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO1220
Australian welterweight title
1912-04-03Hughie Mehegan46-10-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
Australian welterweight title
1912-02-24Dave Smith18-2-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS2020x2
1912-01-29Jack Howard7-2-0
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO720
1911-12-26Ted Whiting26-10-4
Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaWPTS2020
1911-12-09Dave Smith16-2-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS2020x2
1911-11-29Tim Land10-3-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1420
1911-11-18Arthur Cripps31-10-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1420
Australian middleweight title
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