Jack London

95 41 5
52 KOs 9 KOs
Box-pro
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 143
rounds 1103
KOs 36.36%
career 1931-1949
debut 1931-07-10

ID# 037521
birth name John George Harper
sex male
nationality United Kingdom
stance orthodox
height 5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach 74″   /   188cm
residence West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom
birth place West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom

Boxing Pro 143 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1949-11-29 Aaron Wilson 10 3 0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington
L-KO
0:27    
Boxing News December 7, 1949 P 7
1949-08-29 Vern Escoe 20 11 0
Greyhound Stadium, West Hartlepool
L-RTD
3:00    

Eliminator for British Empire Heavyweight Title
Boxing News 7-9-1949 p12
1949-07-25 Don Mogard 17 10 1
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool
W-PTS
Boxing News 3-8-1949 p14
1949-06-13 Prosper Beck 8 3 5
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool
W-TKO
Beck halted with a cut above the left eye
Boxing News 22-6-1949 p14
1949-05-02 Reg Andrews 23 3 3
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool
W-PTS
Andrews down twice in the 3rd round
Boxing News 11 May 1949
1949-03-21 Piet Wilde 19 8 0
Farrer Street Stadium, Middlesbrough
L-PTS
1949-02-07 Reg Andrews 21 2 3
Farrer Street Stadium, Middlesbrough
W-PTS
1947-10-06 Piet Wilde 16 2 0
Ice Rink, Nottingham
W-PTS
London down and cut slightly below the left eye in the 1st round
1947-09-09 Al Robinson 33 21 2
Town Hall, Leeds
W-PTS
Robinson down in the 2nd round
1947-06-09 Ken Shaw 16 5 3
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester
L-PTS
Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight Title
1947-05-19 Fernand Honore 19 6 3
Walhamstow Avenue F.C., Walthamstow
W-TKO
Honore down eight times during fight.
1947-05-05 James J Britt 23 23 2
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool
W-KO
Britt ko'd by a left to the head
1947-02-18 Jan Klein 5 4 1
Seymour Hall Baths, Marylebone
W-KO
2:32    
Klein down twice prior to being ko'd by a right to the head
1946-09-04 Joe Foord 19 8 0
Kingsmead Ground, Durban
W-KO
1946-08-24 Nick Wolmarans 12 1 0
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg
W-PTS
1946-06-02 Olle Tandberg 9 4 1
Råsunda, Solna
L-PTS
Tandberg down in 3rd
1945-08-01 Jock Porter 3 1 1
Ice Rink, Paisley
L-PTS
1945-07-17 Bruce Woodcock 20 0 0
White Hart Lane (Tottenham FC), Tottenham
L-KO
ref: Jack Dare

Daily Herald 18 July 1945
1945-06-15 Ken Shaw 7 3 3
Victoria Ground, West Hartlepool
W-RTD
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 16 June 1945
1944-09-15 Freddie Mills 66 11 6
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester
W-PTS

Titles vacated by Len Harvey's retirement
1944-03-17 George James 30 13 4
Thorney Island
W-TKO
1943-03-29 Al Robinson 31 9 2
De Montford Hall, Leicester
W-KO
Eliminator for British Heavyweight Title
1943-03-08 Jim Wilde 28 21 4
Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
W-TKO
Birmingham Daily Post 09 March 1943
1942-08-15 Jim Wilde 28 18 3
Hippodrome, Wrexham
W-RTD
1942-06-06 Larry Gains 118 21 5
Caird Hall, Dundee
W-KO
1941-12-08 Freddie Mills 58 11 6
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
L-PTS
London 36lbs heavier.
1941-08-01 Tommy Martin 60 12 2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester
W-PTS
Eliminator for British Empire Heavyweight Title
1941-05-28 Larry Gains 118 20 5
New St James Hall, Newcastle
W-KO
Newcastle Evening Chronicle 29 May 1941
1941-02-20 Tom Reddington 31 5 0
Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square
W-PTS
1941-01-25 Larry Gains 117 19 5
The Stadium, Liverpool
W-KO
1940-04-24 Al Robinson 25 5 1
New St James Hall, Newcastle
W-TKO
1939-12-09 Tom Reddington 29 4 0
Harringay Arena, Harringay
W-TKO
Sunday Mirror 10 December 1939
1939-11-27 Tommy Martin 53 9 2
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington
L-PTS
Daily Herald - Tuesday 28 November 1939
1939-08-10 Louis Verbeeren 16 9 1
Queens Rink, West Hartlepool
W-KO
Boxing 16-8-1939
1939-04-03 George James 29 7 4
Pavilion, Mountain Ash
W-PTS
1939-03-02 Al Delaney 48 8 5
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-KO
Hull Daily Mail 03 March 1939
1938-12-18 George Cook 46 52 11
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark
W-KO
Daily Herald 19 December 1938
1938-12-12 Alf Luxton 21 22 1
Borough Hall, West Hartlepool
W-TKO
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 13 December 1938
1938-09-02 Al Delaney 43 7 5
White City Greyhound Stadium, Manchester
W-PTS
The fighters traded knockdowns, one each, with the local boy getting the decisionBoxing September 7 1938
1938-08-22 Charlie Bundy 37 30 8
Engineers Club Grounds, West Hartlepool
W-KO
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 23 August 1938
1938-08-04 Joe Zeman 33 26 8
Promenade Arena, West Hartlepool
W-KO
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 05 August 1938
1938-07-15 Harry Lister 32 5 1
Easington
W-DQ
Boxing July 20, 1938
1938-06-27 Al Delaney 42 7 5
New Cross Stadium, New Cross
L-DQ
Boxing Jun 29th 1938
1938-04-11 Harry Staal 23 16 5
Colston Hall, Bristol
W-PTS
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 12 April 1938
1938-02-07 Hans Schonrath 33 35 13
Colston Hall, Bristol
W-PTS
1937-11-29 Manuel Kid Abrew 46 13 1
Harringay Arena, Harringay
W-KO
1937-07-19 Jim Wilde 21 11 2
St Helens Ground, Swansea
W-KO
Wilde counted out from a blow which appeared to have been low
1937-05-24 Buddy Baer 46 3 0
Vetch Field, Swansea
L-PTS
1937-03-15 George Bennett 19 13 1
New St James Hall, Newcastle
W-KO
Final eliminator for British Northern Area Heavyweight Title
1937-03-08 Claudio Villar 13 6 1
Colston Hall, Bristol
W-KO
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 09 March 1937
1937-02-03 Harry Staal 20 10 5
Exhibition Building, York
L-PTS
1937-01-25 Bob Carvill 41 31 3
Borough Hall, West Hartlepool
W-PTS
Eliminator BBBofC Northern Area Heavyweight Title
1936-11-09 Pat Marrinan 10 4 1
Empire Pool, Wembley
W-DQ
Final Novice Open heavyweight Competition Low punch
1936-10-19 Larry Gains 98 17 4
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington
NC-NC
Both men considered not to be trying
1936-10-07 Hans Schonrath 23 32 13
Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg
W-PTS
1936-06-15 Obie Walker 68 6 5
Welford Road Stadium, Leicester
W-PTS
Western Morning News - Tuesday 16 June 1936
1936-03-16 Tommy Loughran 118 31 11
Colston Hall, Bristol
L-PTS
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 17 March 1936
1936-03-11 Maurice Strickland 16 5 0
Kings Hall, Belfast
W-PTS
1936-03-02 Frank Borrington 27 30 5
King's Hall, Derby
W-KO
1936-02-11 Roy Lazer 42 4 2
Brighton
W-PTS
1936-01-29 Eddie Houghton 23 14 3
Wembley Arena, Wembley
W-PTS
1935-12-09 Eddie Steele 28 11 4
Queens Rink, West Hartlepool
W-PTS
Boxing December 18, 1935 P 25
1935-11-23 Syd Ginger Hauxwell 12 8 0
Middlesbrough
W-KO
1935-11-12 Syd Ginger Hauxwell 12 7 0
Wembley Arena, Wembley
W-TKO
2nd round Novice Open Heavyweight Competition
Dundee Courier - Wednesday 13 November 1935 P 4
1935-11-12 Johnny Rice 21 5 2
Wembley Arena, Wembley
W-PTS
Semi-final Novice Open Heavyweight Competition
Dundee Courier - Wednesday 13 November 1935 P 4
1935-10-08 Jack Strongbow 37 34 5
Wembley Arena, Wembley
W-KO
1st round Open Heavyweight Competition
Dundee Courier - Wednesday 09 October 1935 P 9
1935-07-29 Charley Smith 49 23 4
New St James Hall, Newcastle
W-TKO
1935-06-17 Helmut Hartkopp 20 12 6
New St James Hall, Newcastle
W-KO
Hartkopp misjudges count
1935-05-25 Jack Casey 148 54 15
Royal Stadium, Sunderland
W-PTS
1935-03-07 George Slack 30 33 6
West Ham Baths, West Ham
W-TKO

1935-02-25 Ben Foord 19 3 4
Millbay Rinkeries, Plymouth
L-PTS
1935-02-07 Alex Bell 10 2 0
Edinburgh National Sporting Club, Leith
L-DQ
Dundee Courier - Friday 08 February 1935 P 4
1935-01-28 Jack Pettifer 21 6 3
Selhurst Park Football Ground, Crystal Palace
W-KO
1935-01-03 Frank Borrington 23 16 5
West Ham Baths, West Ham
W-PTS
Derby Daily Telegraph - Friday 04 January 1935
1934-12-03 Italo Colonnello 15 6 3
Crystal Palace, Sydenham
W-PTS
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 04 December 1934 P 9
1934-11-18 Alex Bell 5 1 0
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark
W-PTS
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Monday 19 November 1934
1934-11-05 Alex Bell 5 0 0
Selhurst Park Football Ground, Crystal Palace
W-PTS
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 06 November 1934 P 9
1934-10-14 Johnny Rice 10 2 1
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark
W-RTD
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Friday 14 October 1934
1934-10-08 Charley Belanger 85 39 19
White City Stadium, Hull
L-KO
1934-07-28 Pierre Charles 57 22 10
Velodroom, Oostende
L-KO
1934-07-16 Jack Strongbow 28 21 2
Engineers Club Grounds, West Hartlepool
W-PTS
1934-06-04 Charley Belanger 83 38 18
New St James Hall, Newcastle
L-DQ
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 05 June 1934
1934-05-21 Jack Pettifer 20 5 2
Brighton & Hove Stadium, Brighton
D-PTS
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 22 May 1934 P 9
1934-04-29 Bert Melzow 5 12 1
Stadium, Rotherham
L-DQ
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Monday 30 April 1934
1934-02-16 George Slack 24 31 6
Olympia, Bradford
L-PTS
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Saturday 17 February 1934
1934-02-05 Frank Borrington 16 9 3
Selhurst Park Football Ground, Crystal Palace
W-PTS
Daily Herald - Tuesday 06 February 1934 p 14
1934-01-21 George Slack 22 31 6
Middlesbrough
L-PTS
1934-01-15 Charley Smith 44 17 3
Selhurst Park Football Ground, Crystal Palace
L-PTS
Daily Herald - Tuesday 16 January 1934 p 14
1933-12-11 Larry Gains 86 13 4
New St James Hall, Newcastle
L-KO
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 12 December 1933
1933-12-04 Seaman Harry Rowles 10 3 2
Selhurst Park Football Ground, Crystal Palace
W-PTS
Western Morning News - Tuesday 05 December 1933
1933-11-06 Ben Foord 13 2 2
Crystal Palace, Sydenham
L-PTS
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 07 November 1933 P 9
1933-09-25 Johnny Rice 6 1 0
Queens Rink, West Hartlepool
W-DQ
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 26 September 1933
1933-08-31 Len Johnson 94 30 7
The Stadium, Liverpool
L-PTS
Boxing September 6, 1933
1933-07-31 Gipsy Daniels 93 44 11
Engineers Club Grounds, West Hartlepool
D-PTS
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 01 August 1933
1933-07-17 Gipsy Daniels 92 44 11
Engineers Club Grounds, West Hartlepool
L-PTS
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 18 July 1933
1933-07-03 Con van Leeuwen 0 2 0
Engineers Club Grounds, West Hartlepool
W-TKO
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 04 July 1933
1933-06-12 Jack Casey 129 44 14
Engineers Club Grounds, West Hartlepool
L-RTD
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 13 June 1933
1933-06-05 Battling Sam
Sullivan
1 19 0
New St James Hall, Newcastle
W-TKO
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 06 June 1933
1933-05-26 George Slack 20 30 5
Engineers Club Grounds, West Hartlepool
D-PTS
1933-05-19 Tony Arpino 6 12 0
Merthyr Tydfil
W-PTS
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Saturday 20 May 1933
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