Jimmy Elliott

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Jimmy Elliott (left) & Colin Strauch

Name: Jimmy Elliott
Born: 1930-01-01
Birthplace: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Died: 1957-05-05 (Age:27)
Hometown: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Boxing Record: click

Jimmy Elliott died on May 5, 1957, one day after his bout with Pat McAteer. Following the sixth-round knockout loss, an unconscious Elliott was taken from the ring by stretcher to the hospital, where doctors performed surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Elliott left behind a wife, who was ringside, and two young children. [1]

Title Held

  • South African Middleweight Title (1953-55)