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Jack Roper
Global ID10644
sexmale
birthdate 1904-03-25
death date 1966-11-01 (62)
divisionheavyweight
country USA
residenceHollywood, California, USA
birth placePonchatoula, Louisiana, USA
birth nameClifford Byron Hammond
won 63 (KO 31) + lost 43 (KO 15) + drawn 10 = 116
rounds boxed 759 KO% 26.72
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1940-11-27Luis Logan45-6-6
Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila, Metro Manila, PhilippinesLPTS1010
Oriental Heavyweight Title
1940-11-06Luis Logan45-5-6
Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila, Metro Manila, PhilippinesWTKO410
Oriental Heavyweight Title
The bout was stopped after Logan was down twice (Associated Press)

1939-12-22Junior Munsell45-7-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALKO210
time: 1:15 | referee: Jack McDonald
1939-10-06Gunnar Barlund29-8-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
1939-06-26Gunnar Barlund28-7-0
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO810
time: 2:24 | referee: Jack Kennedy
Barlund was leading on points when the fight was stopped because of a severe eye cut that he had received.
1939-04-17Joe Louis37-1-0
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USALKO110
time: 2:20 | referee: George Blake
World Heavyweight Title
1939-02-10Junior Munsell41-5-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph
1939-01-06Bob Nestell16-6-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:58 | referee: Abe Roth
1938-09-16Jorge Brescia13-4-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Kennedy
1938-07-08Patsy Perroni46-10-3
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
time: 1:20 | referee: Charley Randolph
1938-05-13Johnny Erjavec37-17-9
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO510
time: 2:12 | referee: George Blake
1938-02-22Chuck Crowell20-5-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Jack Kennedy
1938-01-07Sonny Boy Walker18-5-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO810
time: 1:58 | referee: Charley Randolph
1937-10-26Al Bray10-3-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1937-09-28Eddie Simms26-24-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1937-08-27Eddie Simms25-23-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Larry McGrath
1937-02-26Eddie Wenstob13-7-2
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALPTS1010
1937-02-10Ed Murray1-1-0
Majestic Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Murray was billed as "Ed Shelby" for this fight.
1937-01-14Arturo Godoy40-4-5
Star Casino, New York, New York, USALKO710
1937-01-04Eddie Mader37-23-5
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO810
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1936-11-11Nathan Mann29-4-2
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1936-09-25Andre Lenglet24-9-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Larry McGrath
1936-07-29Frankie Hammer23-7-6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Joe Gorman
1936-07-21Moose Irwin7-3-0
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USAWKO610
referee: Toby Irwin
1936-06-23Hank Hankinson39-11-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1936-05-15Art Lasky37-6-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALTKO710
referee: Larry McGrath
The bout was stopped after the 7th round, with Roper's right eye swollen shut.
1936-03-13Abe Feldman31-4-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
1936-02-21Art Sykes10-12-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1936-01-17Art Lasky33-5-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO110
time: 1:32
Lasky was knocked down three times.
1935-12-03Dutch Weimer36-20-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
referee: Charley Randolph
1935-11-15Dizzy Dugan7-6-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS66
referee: Mushy Callahan
1935-10-29Big Sid Terris20-12-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO66
1935-04-23Charley Retzlaff56-6-1
Stockton, California, USALKO110
time: 1:15 | referee: Harry Lykke
1934-09-19Tiger Jack Fox56-10-6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALKO110
time: 2:15 | referee: Oakland Frankie Burns
1934-09-06Al Morro5-5-0
Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1934-08-07Fred Feary19-2-3
Stockton, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Eddie Burns
1934-07-17Fred Feary18-2-3
Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin 2-6
Feary was floored three times in round 1
1934-06-22Ed Mosebar11-4-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO14
time: 0:29 | referee: Mushy Callahan
1933-10-31Dynamite Jackson40-11-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO810
1933-06-02Frankie Simms31-27-3
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1933-02-24Joe Sekyra49-20-6
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1933-01-17Wally Hunt7-7-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO310
referee: Charley Randolph
Hunt was down five times, including two times in the first round.
1933-01-09Paul Pantaleo35-6-3
Terre Haute, Indiana, USAWKO310
1932-12-16Buck Everett25-10-1
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1932-12-01Seal Harris18-13-4
Davenport, Iowa, USAWPTS1010
1932-10-21Charley Retzlaff43-3-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
1932-09-26Pete Wistort15-12-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO16
1932-08-01Steve Simon5-1-1
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO26
1932-07-12Tommy Davenport8-4-2
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
1932-07-07George Neron10-22-5
Arcadia Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO3
1932-06-20Tiger Jack Fox25-4-4
Shrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, USALRTD610
Roper, having sustained an eye injury, failed to come out for round 7.
1932-05-30Tuffy Griffiths69-7-1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO110
time: 0:41
1932-01-26Jack Redman25-2-0
Niles, Michigan, USALTKO6
1932-01-08Al Friedman35-35-6
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
In addition to the two result found, there were three other fights scheduled for this program, according to the Chicago Tribune. They were: Sammy Levine v. Bobby Allen, 6; Marion Matuscak v. Pat McLaughlin, 4; and Joey Freeman v. Benny Goldblatt, 4.
1931-12-28Buck Everett18-3-1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1931-11-11Larry Johnson23-8-1
Knights of Columbus Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1931-09-04Leo Williams13-16-2
Thames Arena, New London, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
1931-08-19Phil Johnson10-4-0
Thames Arena, New London, Connecticut, USAWKO38
1931-08-13Big Boy Burlap10-19-0
St. Michael's Arena, Pawcatuck, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
1931-03-05Jim Braddock33-11-3
Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USALKO16
time: 1:08
1930-12-04Jack McDonald0-4-0
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USAWKO110
Roper arrested after fight and charged with grand larceny for an alleged theft of a $500 diamond ring.
1930-08-22Jimmy Gibbons12-0-0
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALPTS66
1929-08-15Angus Snyder24-4-0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1929-07-17Leo Williams7-5-1
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1928-10-05Red Fitzsimmons23-9-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1928-08-31Charlie Belanger29-6-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Davy Miller
The well-respected Davey Miller was the referee. Popular entertainer Texas Guinan was introduced from the ring; the "little lady got a big hand" from the crowd.
1928-06-13Chief Metoquah19-11-2
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWPTS1010
1928-05-25Bad News Johnson11-3-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS66
1928-04-11Bad News Johnson10-2-5
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWPTS1010
1928-03-23Jack Gross22-0-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1928-02-10Red Fitzsimmons21-8-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1928-01-13Bill Cusick19-9-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO56
1927-12-23Tony Fuente47-14-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1927-10-07Jack Savage21-32-16
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO26
1927-08-10Harold Mays11-2-0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO810
time: 0:45 | referee: Johnny Marto
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