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Jim Driscoll
Global ID10731
sexmale
birthdate 1880-12-15
death date 1925-01-31 (44)
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 4½″   /   164cm
reach66½″   /   169cm
aliasPeerless/Jem Driscoll
country United Kingdom
residenceCardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
birth placeCardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
won 53 (KO 35) + lost 3 (KO 1) + drawn 5 = 65
rounds boxed 516
Newspaper Decisions won 7 : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 60
Total Bouts 73 KO% 47.95
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1919-10-20Charles Ledoux69-8-4
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLRTD1620x3
EBU (European) featherweight title
Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 21 October 1919
1919-05-31Francis Rossi7-4-3
Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Wales, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
Western Daily Press - Monday 02 June 1919
1919-03-10Pedlar Palmer47-13-4
Hoxton Music Hall, Hoxton, London, United KingdomWTKO44x3
1913-01-27Owen Moran50-11-5
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
EBU (European) featherweight title
BBBofC British featherweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Billed British and European versions World 126 lbs Featherweight title
Driscoll announces his retirement shortly after this fight
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 28 January 1913

1912-06-03Jean Poesy10-2-3
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO1220x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
EBU (European) featherweight title
Billed British and European versions World 126lbs Featherweight title
Staffordshire Sentinel - Tuesday 04 June 1912

1911-01-30Spike Robson12-6-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO720x3
BBBofC British featherweight title
Billed British version World 126lbs Featherweight title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001

1910-12-20Freddie Welsh35-2-5
American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomLDQ1020x3
referee: A. J 'Peggy' Bettinson
EBU (European) lightweight title
Driscoll was disqualified for head butts. Driscoll down in the 4th round.
1910-05-25Philadelphia Pal Moore12-0-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Jack McGuigan
Newspaper decision for Moore from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record. Driscoll, who had been ill for some time, returned to Wales two weeks later to recuperate.
1910-04-18Spike Robson12-5-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO1520x3
referee: Tom Scott
BBBofC British featherweight title
Billed British version World 126lbs Featherweight title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001

1910-02-14Seaman Arthur Hayes14-13-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO620x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Billed British version World 126 lbs Featherweight title

1909-02-19Abe Attell53-5-14
National A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charlie White
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from NY Times, Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Evening Telegram, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, AP ("Driscoll had a shade the better of the contest").
Newspaper decision for Attell from Bat Masterson (NY Morning Telegraph), NY Herald.
Article in The Ring magazine of January 1946 lists the following New York newspapers scoring for Driscoll: Evening Journal, Evening World, Times, Tribune, Press, Morning World, Sun, American, Evening Mail; Brooklyn Times scored it a draw; Morning Telegraph gave decision to Attell.
Unable to force Attell into a title fight Driscoll was recognized in Europe as World Featherweight champion. Fought at 125lbs.

1909-02-10Leach Cross11-2-1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from NY Evening Telegram, Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Times, NY Tribune.
1909-02-01Tommy Langdon12-1-2
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record. Driscoll was an easy winner.
1909-01-28Johnny Marto8-0-1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Times, NY Tribune.
Weigh-in at 132 pounds at 3 PM.

1909-01-19Grover Hayes35-2-4
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1908-12-29Matty Baldwin66-10-39
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
referee: Jack Sheehan
Both weighed in at 6 o'clock under 128 pounds.
1908-12-16Grover Hayes35-2-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Driscoll from these newspapers: the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Item, and the Philadelphia Record.
1908-12-08Charlie Griffin20-7-0
Armory A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1112
1908-12-05Grover Hayes35-2-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Hayes down in the first round. Boston Globe Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record gave the newspaper decision to Driscoll.
1908-11-13Matty Baldwin66-10-39
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS66
Baldwin, who did not weigh in, appeared 10 pound heavier. Source Hartford Courant
1908-02-24Charlie Griffin18-5-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Billed British version World 126lbs Featherweight title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001

1908-01-01Jack Roberts13-19-1
Aberdare, Wales, United KingdomWKO2
1907-10-21Arthur Ellis2-3-3
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO3
1907-09-02Freddie Welsh14-1-1
Gess Pavillon, Pontypridd, Wales, United KingdomNCND66x3
1907-06-03Joe Bowker26-3-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO1720x3
BBBofC British featherweight title
Billed English 122 lbs title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 04 June 1907

1906-07-01Jack Roberts13-17-1
Wales, United KingdomWPTS77x3
Fight date, time and place not exact
1906-06-24Fred Clifton0-0-0
Bristol, Avon, United KingdomWKO2
1906-05-28Joe Bowker25-2-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
BBBofC British featherweight title
Billed English 126lbs title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 29 May 1906

1906-03-06Johnny Summers55-20-19
Park Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomNCND3
1906-02-26Jack Roberts13-16-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO715x3
Driscoll claims English 126lbs title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 27 February 1906

1906-02-10George Moore5-7-2
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1906-01-18Owen Moran30-5-1
Barry, Wales, United KingdomNCND4
1905-12-26Harry Mansfield32-4-12
Harry Cullis's Gym, Wednesbury, West Midlands, United KingdomWTKO1515x3
referee: Harry Cleveland
Mansfield down twice in the 15th round.
1905-11-13Joe Goodwin2-1-1
Wednesbury, West Midlands, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1905-06-12Ivor Thomas2-2-0
Queens Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO3
1905-05-01Deppy Thomas1-1-1
DPTS?
Fight date, time and place not exact
1905-04-24Harry Mansfield31-3-12
Badminton Club, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1905-02-10Fred Delaney9-12-2
Bristol, Avon, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1904-12-12Johnny Summers47-17-19
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWDQ215x3
Summers disqualified for hitting Driscoll while he was down. Summers fined £25 for weighing 4lbs over the agreed limit of 8st 10lbs.
1904-11-09Charlie Lampey2-2-4
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO6
1904-08-29Harry Mansfield27-2-10
Badminton Club, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomLPTS1010x2
referee: Harry Marks
Mansfield down in the 3rd round.
1904-06-01Dai Stephens
WKO3
date and venue unknown
1904-05-24Charlie Lampey2-2-3
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
1904-04-04Bill Stonelake18-9-2
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWTKO1111x3
1904-02-22Boss Edwards2-4-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1904-02-13David 'Dai' Morgan3-4-2
Queen Street Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWTKO1315x3
referee: Mr Logan
1904-02-10George Dixon64-23-42
Bristol, Avon, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1904-02-08George Phalin3-4-2
Bristol, Avon, United KingdomWKO5
1904-02-01Johnny Owens1-0-0
Barry, Wales, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1903-10-24Lloyd 'Kid' Davis4-1-1
Ivor Athletic Club, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomNCND1010x3
Davis had undertaken to stop Driscoll inside 10 rounds or lose his entire purse.
1903-09-01Mike Carey0-1-0
Wales, United KingdomWKO4
Fight date, time and place not exact
1903-08-01George Phalin3-3-2
Drill Hall, Brynmawr, Wales, United KingdomWKO5
Fight date, time and place not exact
1903-06-01George Dixon58-20-37
Wales, United KingdomWKO5
Fight date, time and place not exact -- need source for this bout
1903-04-01Bill Stonelake15-6-1
Wales, United KingdomWKO9
Fight date, time and place not exact
1903-03-01Mike Carey
Wales, United KingdomWKO5
Fight date, time and place not exact
1903-01-24George Dixon57-15-33
London, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1902-12-08George Cooper3-3-0
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1902-09-29Harry Mansfield20-0-2
Grand Theatre, Womanby Street, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
referee: E Thomas
Mansfield down in rounds three and four.
1902-07-19Dave Stevens
Pontypridd, Wales, United KingdomWTKO3
1902-04-27Ted Ward1-0-0
Pontypridd, Wales, United KingdomWKO3
1902-04-07George Vincent
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWTKO44x3
1902-03-13Eddie Thomas0-2-0
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO5
1902-01-17Jack Wheal2-2-0
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1901-12-24Joe Ross0-1-0
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1901-11-01Eddie Thomas0-1-0
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO3
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-10-01Larry Cronin0-1-0
Wales, United KingdomWKO5
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-09-01Joe Morgan0-1-0
Wales, United KingdomWKO4
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-08-01Jack Brandford
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United KingdomWKO56x3
Fight date, time and place not verified
1901-07-01Larry Cronin
Wales, United KingdomWKO4
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-06-01Billy Hughes
Wales, United KingdomWKO2
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-04-01Bill Green1-2-0
Wales, United KingdomWKO4
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-03-01Eddie Thomas
Wales, United KingdomWKO5
Fight date, time and place not exact
1901-02-01Billy Lucas
United KingdomWPTS44
Fight date, time and place not exact, number of round unknown.
"At the age of 21 Driscoll had his first battle as a professional, copping the verdict over Billy Lucas in four rounds." Source:Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 15, 1912, p.14

 
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