Jim Lee Elder

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Name: Jim Lee Elder
Alias: Lee Elder
Birth Name: Charles James Elder
Born: 1946-08-06
Died: 1972-05-25 (Age:25)
Hometown: Levelland, Texas, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

Amateur Highlights

Record: 50-7

1963

  • Won Odessa Regional Golden Gloves at lightheavy

1968

  • Won 11th Naval District Championship;
  • Participated in Inter-Service Championships
  • Participated in National AAU
  • Scheduled to participate in Olympic trials at San Francisco -- further research needed
  • Nov 30, 1968 -- sch 3 Wayne Peterson on pro-am card in Ventura CA

1969

  • Mar 26, 1969 beat (w 3) Otis Evans, Inter-Service prelim round
  • Sep 29 USA-Italy at MSG, New York -- beat (W 3) Amadeo Laureti
  • Oct 15, 1969 beat (W 3) Earnie Shavers at Ft. Campbell, KY
  • Lost to Earnie Shavers by knockout in the finals of the National AAU Heavyweight Championship.

Bio

  • Underwent surgery Nov 4, 1971, for a malignant brain tumor. He died on May 25, 1972, at his home in Texas.