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Jamaica Kid
Global ID35817
sexmale
birthdate 1896-00-00
death date 1938-06-12 (42)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
country Belize
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeBelize
birth nameRobert Buckley
won 8 (KO 3) + lost 34 (KO 14) + drawn 3 = 45
rounds boxed 375
Newspaper Decisions won 13 : lost 24 : drawn 6
rounds boxed 428
Total Bouts 88 KO% 3.41
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1928-01-20Jack Gagnon25-10-0
Manchester, New Hampshire, USALKO210
1927-12-01Ike McFowler0-1-0
LPTS88
This fight is listed in McFowler's record in Everlast Boxing Record, but location and exact date is not given.
1927-11-08Battling J.D.14-3-2
Gowdy Field, Fort Benning, Georgia, USALKO210
1927-10-17Martin Burke47-23-5
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USALKO310
1927-09-05Jack Gagnon20-7-0
Franklin, New Hampshire, USALKO710
1927-08-12Jim Maloney27-4-0
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USALKO410
time: 1:04 | referee: Eddie Forbes
Attendance: 8,000
1926-12-10Jack Delaney61-7-2
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALTKO315
time: 1:13
NYSAC World light heavyweight title
1926-11-29Kid Rose
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Chester Times
1926-08-06Maxie Rosenbloom35-7-6
Ocean Park Casino, Long Branch, New Jersey, USALKO68
1926-07-23Maxie Rosenbloom35-7-6
Bacharach Ball Park, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
A new result for Rosenbloom who easily defeated the Original Jamaica Kid. (Chester Times) According to the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman), Rosenbloom won seven of the rounds.
1925-10-30Sunny Jim Williams38-8-8
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1925-10-24Bob Lawson24-8-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS66
1925-08-08Roscoe Hall3-7-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ66
1925-08-01Jake Warren0-1-0
LPTS66
This fight is listed in Warren's record in Everlast Boxing Record, but location and exact date is not given. It is possible that the fight occurred in 1926 instead of 1925.
1925-03-09Jack Delaney46-6-1
Elmwood Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USALKO210
referee: Dick Nugent
1925-02-05Tiger Flowers80-9-4
Lakeside Park Pavillion, Dayton, Ohio, USALTKO1012
1924-10-11Tiger Flowers66-8-3
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALTKO812
1924-09-15Tiger Flowers63-8-3
Columbus, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Pittsburgh Post reported that Flowers gave Jamaica Kid another licking.
1924-07-27Sully Montgomery15-5-0
Muscatine, Iowa, USALKO410
1924-07-21Tiger Flowers59-8-3
Covington, Kentucky, USALDQ310
1924-06-27Tiger Flowers58-8-3
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Flowers reported to have the better in Boxing Blade.
1924-05-17Ted Moore41-8-0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1924-03-03Tiger Flowers50-8-3
Fremont Theatre, Fremont, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Pittsburgh Post reported that Jamaica Kid was floored three times and badly beaten.
1924-02-18Jeff Smith78-6-2
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1924-01-21Lee Anderson32-19-11
Weller Theater, Zanesville, Ohio, USADNWS1212
referee: Billy Hutch
Newspaper decision from the Zanesville Signal
1923-12-26Tut Jackson53-9-3
Weller Theater, Zanesville, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
referee: Billy Hutch
Newspaper decision from the Zanesville Times Recorder
1923-11-27Lee Anderson31-19-11
Springfield, Illinois, USALNWS1212
Chicago Tribune reported that Anderson had the better of the fight.
1923-09-04Tiger Flowers44-7-2
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USALPTS1010
referee: Fuzzy Woodruff
1923-07-30Tut Jackson47-8-3
Atlanta, Georgia, USALPTS1010
1923-07-14Kid Norfolk68-17-6
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALKO212
time: 2:38 | referee: Joe Jeanette
1923-06-27Tut Jackson45-5-2
Elmwood Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USADPTS1212
1923-05-22Jeff Smith75-6-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USALNWS1212
Boston Globe reported that Smith gave Jamaica Kid a licking.
1923-05-20Tut Jackson45-5-2
Cincinnati, Ohio, USALNWS1212
This fight comes from a record for Tut Jackson by Tim Leone. The date is probably wrong, but Tim's source is uncertain.
1923-04-20Tiger Flowers40-6-2
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USALNWS1212
The Toledo News-Bee reported that the Toledo fans had seldom seen a fighter 'fight so fast, so aggressively, so willingly and so thoroly as did this Tiger Boy.'
1923-04-04Tut Jackson43-5-2
Springfield, Ohio, USALPTS1212
This was a decision fight per Sandusky Register.
1923-02-26Jeff Smith73-6-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Art Straub
1923-02-22Jeff Smith73-6-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USALNWS1212
Boston Globe reported that Smith had much the better of this fight.
1923-02-19Tut Jackson41-5-2
Washington Court House, Ohio, USALPTS1212
1923-01-09Willie Walker9-1-1
15th Regiment Armory, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
New York State National Guard Light Heavyweight Title
1922-12-05John Lester Johnson19-9-0
15th Regiment Armory, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
New York State National Guard Light Heavyweight Title
1922-08-21Jeff Smith66-6-2
McCabe Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USALPTS1212
1922-07-26Tiger Flowers30-5-2
Covington, Kentucky, USAWTKO210
1922-07-04Jack Leslie3-1-0
Cattle Congress Hippodrome, Waterloo, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Evening Courier which reported that the 'the Jamaica Kid is fast, mighty fast, and he put up flashes of speed against an opponent outweighing him by 30 pounds, which called for admiration.'
1922-04-10Panama Joe Gans54-7-4
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USADNWS1010
Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman) eported the fight as even. Gans was floored in the second round from a left hook to the body. Jamaica Kid was hurt in the seventh round and Gans then appeared to start "pulling his punches."
1922-03-01Jeff Clark91-29-15
Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Philadelphia Public Ledger reported that Jamaica Kid had the better of fight.
1921-12-30Kid Norfolk59-14-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
Norfolk is the Colored Light-Heavyweight Champion at this time.
1921-05-03Kid Norfolk58-13-4
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
1921-01-05Kid Norfolk53-13-4
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman). Jamaica Kid put up a good fight but Norfolk (who was heavier) won decisively. Jamaica was hurt only once, in round eight.
1920-10-25Jeff Smith53-3-1
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Wire service reports said that Smith had the better of fight.
1920-09-03Kid Norfolk48-13-4
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
1920-05-17Kid Norfolk44-12-4
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee, which reported that Norfolk scored an easy win and could have halted his opponent at any given time.
1920-05-11Panama Joe Gans27-6-3
Norfolk, Virginia, USADPTS1010
1920-03-29Sam Langford116-18-28
Columbus, Ohio, USALTKO712
1919-12-11Jeff Smith44-3-1
State Armory, Binghamton, New York, USADNWS1010
Binghamton Press reported that this was a poor fight which was even.
1919-12-03Kid Norfolk42-12-4
Columbus, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Philadelphia Record reported Norfolk as having had the better of fight in its annual summary.
1919-11-13Jeff Smith44-3-1
Atlantic City S.C., Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Smith reported by Philadelphia Public Ledger to have had the better of fight.
1919-11-04Kid Norfolk41-12-4
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1919-10-23Clay Turner18-2-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Jack Lewis
Syracuse Herald reported that Turner had the better of fight.
1919-10-17Young Jack Johnson13-10-7
Wachusett A.C., Clinton, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1919-09-19Cleve Hawkins10-14-3
Clinton, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1919-08-18Clay Turner17-2-0
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USADNWS1010
Buffalo Courier reported that the fight was even.
1919-07-28Kid Norfolk40-12-4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Norfolk reported to have had the better of it in wire service reports and by the Philadelphoa Inquirer.
1919-07-24Clay Turner17-2-0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Philadelphia Record shows Turner as having the better of fight in its annual list of results.
1919-03-03Panama Joe Gans23-6-3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) reported that Gans had the better of the fight, as did also the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1919-02-24Young Battling Nelson2-1-0
Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1919-01-01Kid Norfolk36-12-4
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
hiladelphia Public Ledger reported that Norfolk had the better of the fight, as also did the Record. The Inquirer called it a draw.
1918-11-28Jack Thompson10-3-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO56
One of six bouts on a Thanksgiving Day boxing show. The main event featured Jack Dempsey.
1918-09-06Young Fisher15-8-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Tommy Ryan
Syracuse Herald (Paul Zabala) reported that Jamaica Kid had the better of the fight.
1918-08-13Joe Rivers16-14-8
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1918-07-20Johnny Saxon0-2-0
Morgan Station, New Jersey, USALNWS88
New Jersey newspapers reported that Saxon had the better of the fight.
1918-06-27Jack London1-3-0
Globe A.C., Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USAWKO28
1917-09-28Paul Samson Koerner2-0-0
Freeport S.C., Freeport, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports a draw.
1917-09-21Clay Turner9-0-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
New York City newspapers reported that Turner had the better of the fight.
1917-09-14Larry Temple23-10-9
Freeport S.C., Freeport, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-09-10Andy Schmader
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
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