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Jim Braddock
Global ID12072
sexmale
birthdate 1905-06-07
death date 1974-11-29 (69)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
reach75″   /   191cm
aliasThe Cinderella Man
country USA
residenceNorth Bergen, New Jersey, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
birth nameJames Walter Braddock
won 46 (KO 26) + lost 24 (KO 2) + drawn 4 = 76
rounds boxed 509
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost 2 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 88
Total Bouts 86 KO% 30.23
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1938-01-21Tommy Farr69-25-17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Johnny McAvoy 4-4 | judge: Charley Lynch 4-6 | judge: George LeCron 6-4
Referee had it 4-4-2, but Braddock on points
1937-06-22Joe Louis31-1-0
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO815
referee: Tommy Thomas
NYSAC World heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
Louis down in 1st; Braddock in 8th.
NYSAC recognized Louis as Champion on June 30; NBA on July 1

1935-06-13Max Baer40-7-0
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Johnny McAvoy 9-5 | judge: Charley Lynch 11-4 | judge: George Kelly 7-7
NYSAC World heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
Kelly 7-7-1 (points for Braddock under NY's rounds plus points scoring)
1935-03-22Art Lasky32-2-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: George LeCron | judge: Marty Monroe
1934-11-16John Henry Lewis34-2-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
Lewis down in 5th round
1934-06-14Corn Griffin44-10-4
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO35
time: 2:37 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Both fighters down in second round
1933-09-25Abe Feldman18-1-0
Memorial Field Stadium, Mount Vernon, New York, USANCNC610
Benefit for Mt. Vernon Police Department Home Relief Fund. Braddock broke his right hand.
1933-07-21Chester Matan16-19-1
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1933-06-21Les Kennedy44-19-1
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1933-05-19Al Stillman36-8-3
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALUD1010
Stillman down in first; Braddock injured his right hand with the punch. Two judges voted.
1933-04-05Martin Levandowski25-5-2
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALMD1010
Braddock broke his right hand in the first round.
1933-03-21Al Stillman36-7-2
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO1010
referee: Walter Heisner
Stillman down once in ninth and twice in tenth
1933-03-01Al Ettore30-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALDQ48
referee: Joe McGuigan
Braddock was disqualified for 'not trying.'
1933-01-20Hans Birkie22-16-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1933-01-13Martin Levandowski25-4-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1932-11-09Lou Scozza67-23-7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALTKO610
referee: Benny Wagner
Braddock stopped with a cut left eye; he had been cut in the Patrick fight
1932-10-21Tom Patrick23-12-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1932-09-30Dynamite Jackson34-8-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: William Lovejoy
Jackson down in the first round.
1932-09-21John Henry Lewis18-1-0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Eddie Burns
1932-07-25Tony Shucco39-5-0
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS88
1932-06-21Vicente Parrile10-2-0
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS55
Walk-Out Bout after Sharkey W 15 Schmeling
1932-05-13Charley Retzlaff38-2-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALSD1010
referee: Johnny Brassil
1932-03-18Baxter Calmes25-3-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
1931-12-04Al Gainer21-4-0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
referee: Billy Taylor
The crowd booed, but the New Haven Evening Register called it a just decision, giving Gainer six rounds, three to Braddock and one even.(Bob Yalen)
1931-11-10Maxie Rosenbloom110-20-12
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USANCNC210
referee: George Barton
Braddock and Rosenbloom were accused of a pre-arranged deal -- the MN Commission allowed each $350 in training expenses, the balance of their purses was donated to charity.
1931-10-09Joe Sekyra44-14-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1931-09-03Andy Mitchell31-6-2
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USADPTS1010
1931-03-30Jack Kelly31-11-0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Herb Goldmsn). Braddock was down for a 4-count in round four.
1931-03-05Jack Roper31-19-6
Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWKO16
time: 1:08
1931-01-23Ernie Schaaf28-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Patsy Haley
Referee Patsy Haley and Judge Geo. Kelly vote for Schaaf; Judge Sam Austin for Braddock
1930-09-19Phil Mercurio22-13-3
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
Mercurio went down three times in the first, and then was counted out in the second.
1930-08-11Babe Hunt44-1-4
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1930-07-02Joe Monte26-10-2
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1930-06-05Harold Mays21-8-0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1930-04-07Billy Jones21-7-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
Braddock fractured his right hand in the fourth round.
1930-01-17Leo Lomski68-12-3
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
referee: Davy Miller
Lomski knocked down in 2d and 5th; the judges split, and the referee called it a draw. Afterward Referee Miller said he had "erred" in his arithmetic on the original scorecard. The decision was then reversed in Lomski's favor on January 28 by the Illinois State Athletic Commission and became known as the "11-day decision."
1929-12-07Jake Warren14-5-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO26
1929-11-15Maxie Rosenbloom84-16-10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
Attendance: 14,084
1929-08-27Yale Okun44-16-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1929-07-18Tommy Loughran58-7-5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Eddie Forbes | judge: George Kelly | judge: George Patrick
NYSAC World light heavyweight title
In September 1929 Loughran gave up his claim to the Light Heavyweight Title to compete at heavyweight.
1929-04-22Eddie Benson13-14-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO18
time: 0:59 | referee: Dick Nugent
1929-03-11Jimmy Slattery99-6-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO910
referee: Lou Magnolia
1929-02-04George Gemas19-32-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO110
Gemas was floored with the first punch of the fight, he struggled to his feet but was sent down three more times.
1929-01-18Leo Lomski62-7-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: Tom Flynn
1928-11-30Tuffy Griffiths38-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
time: 1:40 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Griffith was floored four times in second round.
1928-10-17Pete Latzo55-11-3
Newark Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
Latzo's jaw was broken, and he was forced to cancel his Nov 30 bout with Tuffy Griffiths. Braddock met Griffiths in his place.
1928-08-08Joe Sekyra28-3-4
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
Braddock cut over left eye in seventh
1928-07-25Nando Tassi12-5-0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1010
1928-06-27Billy Vidabeck29-12-5
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City area newspapers (Jack Kincaid). The Hudson Dispatch and Jersey Observer gave both fighters five rounds, while the Jersey Journal gave Braddock six of the ten rounds.
1928-06-07Joe Monte15-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1928-05-16Jimmy Francis12-9-2
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City area newspapers (Jack Kincaid). All three local papers, the Hudson Dispatch, Jersey Observer, and Jersey Journal gave the bout to Braddock.
1928-05-07Jack Darnell3-10-1
Grotto Auditorium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO410
1928-01-06Paul Swiderski5-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1927-10-07Joe Monte13-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1927-08-31Herman Heller6-0-1
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). Correct date verified from Jersey City librarian.
1927-08-10Vic McLaughlin21-13-6
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1927-07-21George LaRocco21-6-1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWUD66
judge: Tom Flynn | judge: Charles F. Mathison
LaRocco down in 2nd and 4th.
1927-07-13Jimmy Francis11-7-2
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1927-06-08Jimmy Francis11-7-2
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1927-05-27Paul Cavalier17-2-1
Arcola Park, Paramus, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Henry Hascup's record for Cavalier in IBRO # 55 shows two Newspaper scores for this fight, 7-3 and 8-2 in favor of Cavalier.
1927-05-20George LaRocco21-5-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USADPTS66
judge: Tom Flynn | judge: Charles F. Mathison
1927-05-11Jack Stone0-21-0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Braddock knocked down for first time in career, but won. (Source: Boxing Blade, May 28, 1927, page 6) Braddock down in the second round for a count of three.
1927-05-02Stanley Simmons2-2-0
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWTKO16
time: 2:32
Simmons down 4 times
1927-04-19Frankie Lennon
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
1927-03-15Tom McKiernan5-11-0
USAWKO2
Bout held during March; possibly Wilkes-Barre
1927-03-08Nick Fadil13-5-1
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1927-03-03Lou Barba5-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1927-02-15Jack Nelson0-4-1
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1927-02-01Johnny Alberts4-0-1
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
1927-01-28George LaRocco17-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO14
time: 1:12
1926-12-20Doc Conrad1-1-0
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USADNWS44
Christmas Fund Show -- Jersey Journal & Hudson Dispatch both called this a draw
1926-12-08Joe Hudson4-3-1
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1926-12-04Al Settle2-1-0
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1926-11-12Lou Barba3-0-0
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1926-09-30Carmine Caggiano0-5-0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWKO16
time: 0:49
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