James J Beattie

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James J. Beattie

Name: James J. Beattie
Alias: Big Jim
Birth Name: James William Beattie
Born: 1942-06-10
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 9½″   /   207cm
Boxing Record: click

A heavyweight contender of the 1960’s & 70’s. Beattie faced Minnesota rivals Scott LeDoux, Fred Askew, and Baker Boy Hurley in state showdowns.

  • North West Golden Gloves Champ
  • Lost to Buster Mathis in 1962 Golden Gloves (national?)
  • Acted in the James Earl Jones movie, The Great White Hope.