Jimmy Bivins
Global ID9974
birthdate 1919-12-06
death date 2012-07-04 (92)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach76″   /   193cm
aliasCleveland Spider-Man
country USA
residenceCleveland, Ohio, USA
birth placeDry Branch, Georgia, USA
birth nameJames Louis Bivins
won 86 (KO 31) + lost 25 (KO 5) + drawn 1 = 112
rounds boxed 910 KO% 27.68

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1955-10-28Mike DeJohn26-2-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
1955-08-31Dan Moray9-9-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWRTD38
Moray was unable to continue due to an injured hand.
1953-06-09Chubby Wright29-34-4
Huntington, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1953-04-24Claude Rolfe12-13-3
Latin-American Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWUD1010
1953-04-06Tommy Harrison18-7-1
Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USALUD1010
1952-11-26Ezzard Charles76-8-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Johnny Behr 42-58 | judge: Tommy Thomas 42-58 | judge: John Bray 42-58
Bivins was down in the 1st for a mandatory 8-count.
1952-11-03Tommy Harrison16-6-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USALUD1010
1952-10-22Wes Bascom15-2-0
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWMD1010
referee: Benny Kessler 50-50 | judge: Fred Connell 51-49 | judge: Harold Hess 51-49
Lewiston Evening Journal
1952-09-19Coley Wallace17-1-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO910
time: 0:17
1952-03-31Aaron Wilson19-6-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO310
time: 0:15
1951-11-21Charley Doc Williams46-13-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Barney Felix 6-4 | judge: Americo Schiavone 6-4 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-5
1951-11-05Bob Baker24-0-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan | judge: Bob Brownlee | judge: I.D. Goodridge
Bivins was knocked down for a one-count in the 2nd round.
1951-08-15Joe Louis65-2-0
Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Leonard 3-7 | judge: Lee Halfpenny 3-6 | judge: Bill Ellis 3-6
The official round-by-round scorecards, all in favor of Louis, were 7-3, 6-3-1, and 6-3-1. Louis's left jab scored most of his points as he only occasionally threw his right.
1951-06-26Clarence Henry26-2-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore 50½-59½ | judge: Lee Grossman 51-59 | judge: Frankie Van 52-58
1951-05-29Willie Bean31-14-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Mushy Callahan 57-53 | judge: Jimmy Wallace 59-51 | judge: Frank Holborow 60-50
1951-05-18Ralph KO Hooker15-14-1
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWPTS1010
Hooker fought as Bob Mitchell
1951-05-04Willie Bean31-13-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Randolph 57-53 | judge: Frankie Van 59-51 | judge: Lee Grossman 56½-53½
1951-02-21Archie Moore113-18-7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALRTD910
Bivins was floored by a right uppercut at the end of the 9th round. In between rounds his corner advised the ring doctor that he was unable to see with his left eye, which signaled the end of the bout
1951-02-12Ted Lowry65-59-10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
This was an easy win for Bivins. The official round-by-round scorecards favored him 8-2, 8-2, and 10-0.
1951-01-22Young Harry Wills20-18-6
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO410
1950-02-06Sid Peaks32-12-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1950-02-01Willis Applegate11-11-2
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1949-10-26Harold Johnson26-1-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 4-5 | judge: Harry Lasky 4-6 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 4-6
1949-09-27Clarence Henry10-0-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO810
time: 2:59 | referee: Joe Stone
It was a dull fight with Bivins winning easily. "Henry slumped to the canvas in the 8th round from blows that wouldn't have upset a flyweight, and with disgust Referee Stone raised Bivins' glove." (The Ring,, December 1949. page 35.)
1949-09-21Leonard Morrow20-3-1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
1949-07-15Watson Jones43-25-10
Last Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO210
In 1956, Jones testified under oath that he threw this bout. His orders came from Sparky Rudolph, nephew of Babe McCoy.
1949-07-05Leonard Morrow17-3-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Frankie Van 54½-55½ | judge: Mushy Callahan 52-58 | judge: Tommy Herman 52-58
1949-06-20Willie Bean17-7-3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1949-04-11Archie Moore101-17-7
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USALKO810
time: 2:05 | referee: Lou Mauder
1949-03-21Rusty Payne43-11-2
Aragon Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan 2-5 | judge: Red Robinson 7-2 | judge: Freddie Lux 5-3
1948-12-07Joey Maxim62-15-4
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALSD1010
referee: Jackie Davis 6-4 | judge: Charley Bill 4-5 | judge: Herb Williams 4-5
Attendance: 11,164; Gate: $65,062 (for the Christmas Fund)
1948-10-11Johnny Flynn39-26-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
1948-09-13Ezzard Charles57-5-1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
referee: Ray Bowen 3-6 | judge: Robert Kilmartin 3-5 | judge: John Trigg 2-6
According to The Ring it was an excellent bout. Charles's body punching had Bivins in trouble several times. Ezzard lost two points on fouls, but had a decent margin of victory anyway. The official scoring on points was 90-82, 95-93, and 94-88, all in favor of Charles. (From Washington newspapers, Jack Kincaid).
1948-06-28Archie Moore91-15-7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALMD1010
Moore was floored for a 9-count in the fifth round. The official round-by-round scoring was 7-3, 5-3-2, and 5-5.
1948-04-20Pat Valentino42-9-3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Jackie Davis 8-2 | judge: Herb Williams 6-4 | judge: Charley Bill 5-4
1948-04-12Billy Thompson29-4-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
1948-03-09Turkey Thompson47-8-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Billy Kershner 61-49 | judge: Lee Grossman 59½-50½ | judge: Reggie Gilmore 58-52
1948-03-01Johnny Haynes19-7-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO410
1948-01-13Johnny Shkor27-13-1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Luke Carr 8-0 | judge: Anse Carroll 8-2 | judge: Willie DeJames 9-1
1947-11-12Sid Peaks17-3-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1947-09-08Archie Moore86-13-7
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALRTD810
Bivins took a terrific whipping. After two quiet rounds, Moore knocked him down for a 4-count in round three and won round four by a wide margin. Archie took a thumb in his left eye in round six, dropped to one knee, and claimed a foul. But the referee didn't see it and told Moore to get up or he would be the loser. He did get to his feet and took severe punishment in the last 30 seconds of the round. In round seven, Moore was recovered and put Bivins on the ropes where he took a six-count. Bivins was down again in round eight and did not answer the bell for the ninth. (from The Ring, February 1948, page 54)
1947-07-01Bobby Zander14-5-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Frankie Van 58-52 | judge: Reggie Gilmore 58-52 | judge: Frank Holborow 59½-50½
1947-06-09Lee Q. Murray53-9-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWSD1010
referee: Lee Halfpenny 3-4 | judge: Benny Goldstein 5-4 | judge: Buddy McQuade 5-4
Baltimore Sun.
1947-06-02Omelio Agramonte17-3-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO210
1947-05-09Lee Q. Murray52-9-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1010
1947-04-21Curtis Sheppard49-26-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
Sheppard was on the floor when the bell rang ending the fight.
1947-03-10Ezzard Charles43-4-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALKO410
time: 1:17
1947-02-17Curtis Sheppard49-25-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1947-02-03Booker Beckwith25-6-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO410
Beckwith was knocked down 5 times. (Associated Press)
1947-01-16Johnny Flynn29-22-2
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
From Washington newspapers (Bill Werner).
1946-12-06Colion Chaney37-19-5
Akron, Ohio, USAWKO510
Chaney suffered a vertebral slip and required medical attention
1946-11-12Ezzard Charles41-4-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Ernie Sesto 2-7 | judge: Alvin (Jap) Williams 3-7 | judge: Willie Davies 3-7
1946-06-10Lee Q. Murray42-9-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1010
1946-02-25Jersey Joe Walcott37-9-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALSD1010
Bivins was down for an 8-count in round three. The official scoring was 6-4 for Bivins 9-1 for Walcott, and 5-4-1 for Bivins but the official with that scorecard gave the decision to Walcott because of the knockdown.
1946-02-11Yancey Henry24-16-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO1010
According to The Ring, Henry was about to rise when his manager grabbed him by the shoulders and held him down for the full count.
1946-01-30Oakland Billy Smith29-11-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Gorman
Smith was knocked down three times.
1946-01-22Johnny Haynes11-4-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
time: 0:55 | referee: Frankie Van
Haynes was floored for six times in the first round and for the full count in round two.
1946-01-07Watson Jones34-16-7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO610
1945-09-26Yancey Henry23-14-4
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
A "close unpopular decision." (United Press)
1945-08-22Archie Moore72-9-5
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO610
time: 0:38
Moore was knocked down three times in the 2nd round. He was counted out on the 3rd trip down, but was hit with an uppercut while he was on the floor. The judges decided to give Moore a five minute rest and awarded him the round on a foul. Moore was dropped twice more in the 5th, and once more in the 6th for the count.
1945-07-26Curtis Sheppard35-21-0
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1945-06-12Buddy Scott83-17-6
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO410
1945-03-16Melio Bettina71-12-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Arthur Donovan 4-6 | judge: Jack Gordon 5-5 | judge: Marty Monroe 8-2
Bettina down for a 1-count in the 5th.
1945-02-27Johnny Flynn25-20-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1945-02-19Buddy Walker66-18-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO210
1945-02-05George Parks15-12-2
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO410
1944-02-29Lee Q. Murray30-5-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
Murray took a 9-count in round nine.
1943-12-01Lee Q. Murray30-4-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
The scoring was 4-3-3, 5-3-2, and 5-3-2, all for Bivins.
1943-09-15Melio Bettina66-11-2
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
Bivins won 9 out of 10 rounds according to the unofficial card of the A.P.
1943-08-24Herbert Marshall28-13-5
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO610
time: 0:35
Marshall was down four times, once each in the fourth and fifth rounds, and twice in the sixth. He was down for the full count the last time.
1943-06-08Lloyd Marshall40-7-2
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO1315
time: 2:42
"Duration" Light Heavyweight Title
1943-04-26Pat Valentino20-5-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Frankie Carter 60-50 | judge: Frankie Brown 62-48 | judge: Johnny Lotsey 63½-46½
1943-04-06Watson Jones23-10-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Billy Kershner | judge: Charley Randolph | judge: Frank Holborow
Jones was knocked down for a five-count in the 10th round.
1943-03-12Tami Mauriello45-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Arthur Donovan
Official scoring: 6-4; 6-3-1; 5-5. Mauriello was dropped for a no-count in round two.
1943-02-23Anton Christoforidis53-11-8
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1515
Duration Light Heavyweight Title
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