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Jeff Smith
Global ID11274
sexmale
birthdate 1891-04-23
death date 1962-02-03 (70)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
reach71″   /   180cm
aliasThe Bayonne Globetrotter
country USA
residenceLevittown, New Jersey, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
birth nameJerome Jeffords
won 88 (KO 48) + lost 12 (KO 3) + drawn 3 = 106
rounds boxed 913
Newspaper Decisions won 53 : lost 23 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 721
Total Bouts 183 KO% 26.23
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1927-11-18Cuban Bobby Brown6-2-0
Auditorium, Norristown, Pennsylvania, USALTKO210
CHESTER TIMES: Cuban Bobby Brown, of Chester, won a technical knockout over Jeff Smith, Mount Holly, in the second round of the wind-up at the Norristown Auditorium here last night. Brown had Smith completely outfought in the first round and soon after the second round opened, Brown caught him with a terrific right-hand smash to the button. Smith got to his feet without a count but Jack Brady, who was handling him threw in the towel. Brown was listed from Chester for this bout as he was then under the direction of Baron (James) Dougherty at this time. Courtesy Chuck Hasson (IBRO and Philadelphia Boxing Historian).
1927-07-15George Manley44-7-7
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USALPTS1010
1927-06-11George Manley42-7-7
Olympic Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USALPTS1010
1927-04-18Fred Cullen25-10-9
El Paso, Texas, USALPTS1010
1927-03-30Terry Roberts6-2-0
Charlotte, North Carolina, USAWKO510
1927-03-22Henry Lamar5-0-0
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USANCNC710
This bout was stopped by the police and the two fighters and Joseph Bateman, President of the District of Columbia Athletic Association, were taken into custody. Boxing was not legally permitted in the District and police on several occasions had interfered with attempted bouts. After this, boxing did not return to the District until it was legalized in 1934, with two or three limited exceptions.
1927-03-11Chuck Burns17-9-6
Auditorium, Savannah, Georgia, USAWPTS1515
1927-02-08Lew Chester29-12-7
Paterson, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Smith won the newspaper decision. New York Times
1926-11-15Murray Gitlitz19-5-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO510
1926-09-20Homer Robertson12-5-1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
Smith won the newspaper decision as given in the Boston Globe.
1926-07-26Jack Palmer6-12-0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1925-08-03Tony Marullo25-12-2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALKO1115
referee: Joe Sonnenberg
1925-06-19Bob Lawson22-6-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USANCNC512
Reported in the Boston Globe. Smith was ahead on points when the fight was stopped.
1925-03-09Buck Ashton3-2-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1924-12-08Gene Tunney58-1-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALNWS1515
referee: Al Wambsgans
Newspaper decision for Tunney from New Orleans Times-Picayune, Pittsburgh Post, AP (11-2-2 by rounds). Tunney won decisively. Smith was knocked down twice in the 12th round (erroneously stated before to be the first knockdown of his career. In fact he was first floored by George Chip on 2/20/1912).
1924-11-11Frank Moody95-38-11
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
The Squared Circle, Boxing & Wrestling News
1924-10-27Happy Howard7-8-3
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1924-10-20Billy Britton12-6-5
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
The Squared Circle, Boxing & Wrestling News
1924-10-01Ray Pelkey33-13-11
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USADPTS44
1924-09-11Tony Marullo22-9-2
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
referee: Joe McClymon
1924-07-29Ray Neuman4-3-6
Henderson's Bowl, Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ310
time: 1:55 | referee: Jack Dorman
Neuman was disqualified after landing several low blows.
1924-06-30George Robinson51-40-11
Stadium, Troy, New York, USAWTKO412
Robinson retired after 4 rounds.
1924-05-30Joe Lohman11-9-2
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Smith won the newspaper decision (Chicago Tribune).
1924-05-23K O Samson8-12-0
Mount Holly, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1924-04-28Ray Neuman3-1-6
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
Smith won the newspaper decision. Trenton Evening Times
1924-03-07Joe Lohman11-8-1
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO910
referee: Fuzzy Woodruff
1924-02-18Jamaica Kid8-16-3
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1923-11-12Young Fisher26-30-11
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO1012
1923-10-01Chuck Wiggins31-13-5
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1923-09-24Lee Anderson30-18-11
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MexicoWPTS1515
1923-08-13Andy Palmer26-10-13
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision in favor of Smith from the Philadelphia Record, the Inquirer (Jack Kincaid), and the Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1923-06-18Tommy Loughran11-2-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Smith won the newspaper decision according to both the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala). The Philadelphia Record also had Smith winning. Loughran was down for a 9-count in the second round, from a left-hook by Smith. Loughran received "a tanning" according to the Inquirer.
1923-05-22Jamaica Kid8-13-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
Boston Globe reported that Smith gave Jamaica Kid a licking.
1923-05-10Harry Krohn15-12-4
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaWTKO615
Also reported as occurring May 15.
1923-04-04Dan O'Dowd12-9-0
Lewiston, Maine, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1923-03-20Bob Roper24-18-5
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
Smith won: Lowell Sun; North Adams Transcript; Lewiston Sun. The Promoter, Frank de Rice, was arrested the next day on a charge of conducting a prize fight. He was given 6 months probation. Portsmouth Herald. Under Maine law, a difference in weight of 5 pounds or more, as in this bout, constitutes an illegal prize fight.
1923-03-08Tommy Loughran11-2-0
109th Infantry Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Loughran won the newspaper decision according to the Scranton Republican and Decatur Daily Review. Fight was a draw per NY Evening Telegram.
1923-03-02Jimmy Darcy48-38-33
Oak Hill Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Smith won the newspaper decision according to wire service reports (for example Elyria Chronicle-Telegram)
1923-02-26Jamaica Kid8-11-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Art Straub
1923-02-22Jamaica Kid8-11-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
Boston Globe reported that Smith had much the better of this fight.
1923-01-09Eddie Tremblay11-5-1
Exposition Hall, Portland, Maine, USAWKO46
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 1923 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 10 Originally scheduled for 12 rounds.
1923-01-01Fay Keiser19-11-4
Lakeside Park Pavillion, Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
Smith won a "referee's decision." (Newark Advocate)
1922-12-29Billy Britton3-2-2
Memorial Hall, Atchison, Kansas, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from Observer-Dispatch
1922-12-18Clay Turner23-9-0
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWKO212
1922-12-01Martin Burke27-12-4
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1922-10-18Bob Roper24-16-5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). The supposed fight between Smith and Roper dated 13 December 1922, seems to have not occurred. There was a program in New Orleans that night, in the Coliseum Arena, but it featured Tiger Flowers and Eddie Palmer.
1922-10-12George Robinson48-33-10
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision gave Smith the decisive win as reported in the Boston Globe.
1922-10-06Harry Krohn13-8-4
Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1212
Buffalo Courier
1922-09-04Jackie Clark39-17-15
Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWPTS1212
1922-08-21Jamaica Kid7-8-2
McCabe Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1922-07-26Ray Benson0-2-0
Margolis AC, Averne, Queens, New York, USAWKO110
1922-06-19Bob Moha14-9-3
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1922-05-22Glenn Clickner27-6-3
Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO512
1922-05-15Pat McCarthy17-9-4
National A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1212
1922-05-10Otto Hughes1-7-0
Washington Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO410
referee: Eddie Meade
1922-05-03Bob Moha14-8-3
Oak Hill Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWTKO712
The Youngstown Vindicator reported that Moha was completely outclassed throughout the fight and went down twice in round 7.
1922-02-27KO Jaffe3-7-0
Collar City A.C., Troy, New York, USAWKO212
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 1922 Paper: New Orleans Item (New Orleans, LA) Page: 12
1922-02-20Harry Greb58-2-2
Freeman Avenue Armory, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Results from the Cincinnati Post. The Cincinnati Enquirer called it a draw. Greb won by a slight margin, but both newspapers called it the toughest fight he'd ever had in Cincinnati. Greb's left eye was closed and his face badly swollen.
1922-01-16Frankie Fleming3-6-1
Staten Island Coliseum, Staten Island, New York, USAWKO612
1922-01-04Andy Palmer20-5-12
Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWPTS1515
Date: Thursday, January 5, 1922 Paper: Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK) Volume: XVI Issue: 97 Page: 10
1921-12-01Mike McTigue48-8-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
1921-11-24Joe White19-7-7
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO210
1921-10-07Jimmy Darcy42-28-31
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
referee: Al Wambsgans
1921-08-09Mike Gibbons58-1-4
Armory A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record. Gibbons was down for a two-count in round two.
1921-08-01Harry Foley3-1-1
Pilsbury Winter Gardens, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1921-05-20Harry Greb53-2-1
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1515
referee: Al Wambsgans
This was one of Greb's poorer showings, possibly because his wife had been ill and was resting at Saranac Park in New York. According to the report in the Pittsburgh Post, "Smith seemed to have landed the majority of the blows and carried the fight to his opponent most of the time. Greb resorted frequently to holding tactics."
1921-04-04Pat McCarthy11-7-4
Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
The date is just a guess. This fight was listed in Smith's record in the 1922 EVERLAST BOXING RECORD, location Worcester, but no date given. However the position of the fight in Smith's record list indicates that it occurred early in the year.
1921-03-04Cliff Jordan16-12-8
Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
Source here: Sacramento Star. This fight was reported in the Boston Globe. Smith and Jordan did not fight in Worcester on March 15, 1921, as was shown here previously. There were programs on March 14 and March 17 in Worcester, but Smith and Jordan were not on either of them, or any other Worcester program except on March 4, 1921.
1921-02-25Harry Greb49-2-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Larry Sweeney | judge: Fred Lincoln | judge: James Fitzpatrick
1920-12-25Harry Greb48-2-1
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
referee: Eddie Kennedy
Greb gave Smith "a good beating." (Iowa City Press Citizen) The Pittsburgh Post said that Smith fought purely on the defensive, countering and clinching a lot. Greb won six rounds, Smith took the 6th and 8th, and two rounds were even. Greb had a big fifth round but did nothing in the sixth, which Smith won by infighting. The seventh was the best round of the fight, with the two going toe-to-toe, but overall it was a slow bout as Smith chose to counter and was too smart to get beaten badly.
1920-11-29George Robinson43-23-9
Monument National, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWNWS1010
Reported as a newspaper decision for Smith in Milwaukee Journal.
1920-11-09Mike O'Dowd45-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1515
referee: Johnny Haukop | judge: Charley Thorley | judge: William Muldoon
New York Globe November 10, 1920
1920-10-25Jamaica Kid6-6-2
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
Wire service reports said that Smith had the better of fight.
1920-10-07Joe White19-6-7
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaWKO415
Reported as Battling Kelly of Boston who was said to be Joe White who had gone to the Mid-West a few year's ago and changed his name (Boston Globe).
1920-09-01George Robinson43-21-9
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaWPTS1515
referee: Tom Foley
Halifax Herald, September 2, 1920.
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