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Jimmy Connors
Global ID12891
sexmale
birthdate 1936-12-24
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
country USA
residenceNew Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeNew Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
won 29 (KO 16) + lost 8 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 38
rounds boxed 213 KO% 42.11
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1963-06-24Paddy Read25-16-0
Sargent Field, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USALTKO1112
referee: Billy Connelly
USA New England lightweight title
1963-04-29Frank Como
Arenatorium, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USAWKO18
1962-11-13Tommy Griffin8-5-1
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USALTKO510
referee: Joe Zapustas
Connors suffered a cut eye stoppage.
1962-09-04Tommy Haden11-9-0
Sargent Field, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USALSD1212
USA New England featherweight title
1962-03-16George Colton14-1-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
referee: Billy Connelly 95-98 | judge: Harry French 95-97 | judge: Harry Sundberg 97-98
1961-12-12George Colton10-0-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
referee: Eddie Bradley 92-98 | judge: Joe Fontana 96-95 | judge: Joe Santoro 95-94
Connors forced the fight but was dropped in the final round by a right hand to the jaw.
1961-10-31Richie Grassley8-5-0
Rollaway Arena, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWKO7
time: 1:31
1961-08-24George Colton8-0-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALSD88
referee: Eddie Bradley 78-76 | judge: George Flate 76-77 | judge: James Carrig 75-78
1959-04-21Kid Chick10-5-3
Woodrow Wilson Hall, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWTKO68
Cut eye
1959-04-14Bobby Davis6-7-0
Woodrow Wilson Hall, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWKO18
time: 0:40
A left hook to the jaw ended the fight.
1959-03-10Tommy Haden1-3-0
Woodrow Wilson Hall, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWSD88
1959-02-09Paddy Read8-5-0
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1959-01-12Mickey Garcia
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO48
The referee stopped the fight after Garcia complained of a rib pain from the steady body pounding he took from Connors.
1958-12-29Jim Ampey0-3-0
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO28
1958-10-27Joe Vasquez0-2-0
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS88
1958-10-06Paddy Read6-4-0
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS88
1958-06-30Jimmy Kelly15-1-0
Sargent Field, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USALKO510
1958-06-23Gene Pless0-2-0
Sargent Field, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1
1958-05-27Luis Carmona3-15-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1958-03-17Jimmy Kelly14-0-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO510
time: 1:24 | referee: Eddie Bradley
Kelly rocked Connors with a left and a right, then knocked him through the ropes for a technical knockout.
1958-02-06Johnny Bean2-1-1
Rollaway Arena, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWUD88
referee: Jimmy McCarron
1958-01-21George Stone
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO28
time: 1:30
1957-12-17Willie Pep208-7-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
referee: Jimmy McCarron 88-99 | judge: John Savko 91-99 | judge: Harry Sundberg 93-96
Connors was knocked down in the eighth and ninth rounds.
1957-12-03Pat McCarthy Jr.19-0-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Tommy Rawson 98-90 | judge: Joe Ricciotti 99-91 | judge: John Norton 97-91
1957-11-19Luis Carmona3-12-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO38
time: 2:52
1957-10-19Pappy Gault68-19-2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD88
referee: Eddie Bradley 80-69 | judge: James Carrig 80-72 | judge: John Norton 79-74
1957-09-05Myrel Olmstead14-40-2
Fall River Stadium, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
Connors waged a consistant body attack to win a decisive decision. Olmstead relied upon counter-punching tactics but in the 7th when the pair engaged in a toe-to-toe exchange, it was Connors who backed away.
1957-08-27Steve Horvath4-12-1
Fall River Stadium, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWTKO18
1957-08-06Ramon Soto2-3-0
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWKO18
time: 2:40
Connors returned to his hometown after a lapse of several years and drew 1,666 of his hometown fans. Connors made short work of Soto whom he belted out in the first round with a pair of left hooks and a right cross.
1957-07-18Cleo Ortiz9-21-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD88
referee: Joe Zapustas
Connors won his first main event by taking a one-sided decision over Ortiz. Connors took every round. He waged a body attack for the first five rounds then shifted to the head in a bid for a kayo.
1957-06-27Domingo DeBarros0-1-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO16
time: 1:46
1957-06-20Lester Davis0-1-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO16
Connors wasted no time in taking out Davis in the first round.
1957-04-18Johnny Juliano5-5-1
Rollaway Arena, Revere, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1957-04-11Paul Colbert
Rollaway Arena, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWTKO16
1957-03-28Johnny Johniken16-16-0
Rollaway Arena, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWPTS66
1957-02-28Cliff Brown6-6-3
Rollaway Arena, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWUD66
Connors a bright looking prospect scored a unanimous decision in the semi-final.
1957-02-21Aubrey Anderson
Rollaway Arena, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWKO14
Connors impressed with a clean cut knockout.
1957-01-31Chris Alexander
Rollaway Arena, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWKO24
Connors pro debut.

 
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