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Jack Britton
Global ID11897
sexmale
birthdate 1885-10-14
death date 1962-03-27 (76)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
reach70″   /   178cm
aliasBoxing Marvel
country USA
residenceClinton, New York, USA
birth nameWilliam J. Breslin
won 103 (KO 30) + lost 29 (KO 1) + drawn 20 = 157
rounds boxed 1453
Newspaper Decisions won 135 : lost 28 : drawn 24
rounds boxed 1647
Total Bouts 344 KO% 8.72
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1930-07-29Rudy Marshall12-6-0
Beckley Avenue Arena, Stamford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1930-05-08Bobby Ruffalo6-2-0
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USAWPTS88
1930-03-06Alf Schell34-16-6
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-01-20Ralph Hood6-2-0
Roanoke Auditorium, Roanoke, Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1929-12-17Farmer Joe Cooper26-12-6
Armory, Charlotte, North Carolina, USALPTS1010
1929-12-06Sam Bruce26-12-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS66
referee: Dick Nugent
1929-10-14Frankie Palmo14-5-4
Baesman Hall, Portsmouth, Ohio, USADPTS1010
1929-09-30Johnny Roberts16-10-1
Baesman Hall, Portsmouth, Ohio, USALSD1010
referee: Hughie Rudity
1929-09-02George Gibbons13-6-1
Kenton, Ohio, USADPTS66
1929-08-21Henry Firpo25-5-4
Weller Theater, Zanesville, Ohio, USALUD1010
1929-08-19Morrie Sherman10-1-1
Ramona Baseball Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1929-07-09Ham Jenkins25-7-10
Olympic A.C., Denver, Colorado, USALPTS1010
1929-06-24Patsy Pollock17-5-2
Logan Square Baseball Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Britton reportedly broke his right hand in the first round but fought again on July 9.
1929-06-10Billy Brown8-9-4
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1212
referee: Jimmy Moran
1929-04-22Red Herring130-34-24
Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
1929-04-12Tot Wilson2-1-1
Macon, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1929-04-08Grover Mallini19-16-6
Mobile, Alabama, USAWPTS1010
1929-04-04Ted Goodrich15-3-2
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1929-03-22Farmer Joe Cooper23-8-6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Moran
1929-02-26Spike Webb13-13-6
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1929-02-20Cliff Wellons15-2-0
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1928-12-20Canada Lee25-13-6
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1928-12-07Frankie O'Brien25-7-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1928-11-14Larry Brignolia24-8-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1928-11-01Danny Sears7-2-0
Arcadia Auditorium, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USAWUD1010
Sears was a brother of Mickey Sears.
1928-10-26Pete Provencher
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWPTS1010
1928-10-22Meyer Cohen39-13-3
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1928-10-16Laddie Lee20-11-1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
Britton won the newspaper decision according to the Boston Globe. Lee scored a knockdown in round two but Britton arose and completely outboxed him the rest of the way.
1928-10-12Jimmy McGonnigle12-4-0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1928-10-01Pete Pacheco9-3-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1928-09-24Mickey Sears5-3-1
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1928-08-28Pal Silvers43-4-5
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1928-08-14Tony Vaccarelli43-13-9
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jim Crowley | judge: Joe Agnello | judge: Charles Draycott
1928-08-07Tommy Dunn8-2-3
Thompson's Stadium, Staten Island, New York, USAWPTS1010
1928-07-20Harry Felix38-7-10
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USAWPTS88
The results of other bouts on this card are unknown.
Britton had been scheduled to fight Alex Hart in a 10-rounder at Miami the previous May 2.

1928-01-04Floyd Hybert31-9-9
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USANCNC510
Referee stopped fight, claiming neither fighter was trying.
1927-11-14Jimmy Jones30-7-4
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1927-10-17Hilario Martinez41-13-5
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Dorman
Attendance: 5,000 ("the largest ever to witness a bout in this historic Brooklyn fight arena"--with 1,000 turned away at the door. New York Times)
1927-09-19Joey Knapp24-4-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-09-12Tommy Jordan24-17-4
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-08-29George Levine44-24-9
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-04-29Bermondsey Billy Wells32-11-9
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USALPTS1010
Semi-Final bout in elimination tournament for Southern Welterweight title
1927-04-02Arthur Schaekels77-18-7
Race Track Arena, Pompano Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1926-09-06Barney Adair41-26-9
West Flagler Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1926-08-02Colin (Red) McLachlin10-3-2
West Flagler Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1925-06-26Dave Forbes2-1-1
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USAWNWS1010
Britton won: Daily Northwestern (UP)
1925-06-03Harry Ritzer15-6-3
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWPTS1010
Also credited to "Barry Ritzer of Los Angeles." Can anyone clarify?
1925-05-20Roy Moore10-6-2
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-05-16Ted Krache44-7-7
Dugdale Park, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS66
1925-03-20Morrie Schlaifer35-18-2
Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USALPTS1010
referee: Paul Leidy
1925-02-20Bermondsey Billy Wells23-8-8
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1925-01-22Izzy Tanner8-5-5
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWUD1010
1925-01-16Norman Genet12-4-3
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS88
1924-12-02Sailor Billy Vincent36-11-13
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
1924-11-19Oakland Jimmy Duffy93-12-23
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS44
referee: Bob Shand
1924-10-13Phil Krug11-3-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
From the Newark Star-Eagle (Herb Goldman). 'Britton won easily and decisively..(He) not only outboxed Krug at long range but also punished im in close with short body punches and a right uppercut to the chin."
1924-10-01Phil Kaplan27-6-2
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
New York Times, Newark Evening News, and the Chicago Tribune had Kaplan winning the fight. The Times wrote that Kaplan dominated the fight. The Observer-Dispatch wire report had Britton winning.
1924-08-28Jack Rappaport
Bank Street Open-Air Arena, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
"Last Night Jack Britton, former welterweight champion of the world, was trotted out here to hand young Rappaport a setback, but failed miserably, in fact what really happened was just the opposite." On site report from the Newark Evening News. Wire report in the New York Times for Britton.
1924-02-11Johnny Karr16-1-2
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1924-01-21Fred Archer14-11-4
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1923-12-18Phil Kaplan23-1-1
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1923-11-20Frankie Schoell44-8-4
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: Pat Moran | judge: John T. Glackin
1923-06-14Soldier Bartfield48-23-7
Kingsboro Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
The Kingsboro Stadium venue was also known as the East New York Oval.
1923-06-08Cowboy Padgett14-4-14
Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator
1923-05-03Joe O'Hara1-0-0
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1923-04-20Jim Montgomery2-6-4
Fort Monroe, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWPTS1212
1923-03-28Elino Flores35-6-8
Rink S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS44
One of the many fights on this night to raise money for war-torn France. (New York Times)
1922-11-01Mickey Walker21-6-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
World Welterweight Title
Britton down in 12th

1922-10-10Jimmy Kelly20-7-7
Nuevo Fronton, Havana, CubaWPTS1212
Advertised for World Welterweight Title, but should be disregarded due to weights.
1922-06-26Benny Leonard67-4-0
Velodrome, Bronx, New York, USAWDQ1315
referee: Patsy Haley
World Welterweight Title
Leonard hit Britton while the latter was on the canvas after being knocked down. Attendance: 20,000.
This fight is one of the most controversial in the history of the ring, as shown by a reading of about fifteen accounts by New York sportswriters (supplied by Jack Kincaid). The writers were unanimous in having Britton well ahead after twelve fast rounds. He had crowded Leonard, cleverly outboxed him, and even marked him up. Leonard did have a good round eleven, staggering Britton twice, but Jack had a big 12th. In the 13th, Leonard landed a left to Britton's body which caused him to gasp, folding his hands over his mid-section, and go down to his knees. Jack seemed to claim a foul (although he said afterward that he didn't), but Referee Patsy Haley disallowed the claim. Britton came up to one knee and Leonard rushed in and struck him a light blow, causing the referee to disqualify Benny. Leonard claimed that this final blow was not a foul, but none of the reporters agreed. The reporters, who included Damon Runyon, Sid Mercer, Hype Igoe, W.R. McGeehan, and George Underwood, drew various conclusions about the ending. Some thought that the conclusion was staged, others did not. The spectators seemed inclined to believe that something had been put over on them, but perhaps the best approach is to take the result at face value.

1922-05-26Ray Long7-7-3
Coliseum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USADPTS1212
1922-05-16Morris Lux18-11-13
McNulty Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWTKO512
1922-05-05Cowboy Padgett11-1-11
Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWPTS1010
referee: Harry Stout
Referee rendered decision in favor of Britton; Padgett down in 5th
Mansfield News reported this as a title bout; Bridgeport Telegram had advertised it as such

1922-02-17Dave Shade47-10-45
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADMD1515
referee: Patsy Haley | judge: Artie McGovern | judge: Tommy Shortell
World Welterweight Title
1921-11-30Jim Montgomery2-4-1
Lyceum Theater, New Britain, Connecticut, USAWNWS1010
From New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
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