Jake Kilrain

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Jake Kilrain
Class of 2012
Old Timer Category
Hall of Fame bio: [1]

Name: Jake Kilrain
Alias: John Joseph Killian
Hometown: Massachusetts, USA
Birthplace: Greenpoint, New York, USA
Died: 1937-12-22 (Age:78)
Height: 179cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Bare Knuckle: Record

Division: Heavyweight

Jake Kilrain was born at Greenpoint, Long Island, New York, USA, February 9, 1859. He was of Irish parentage and his real name was John Joseph Killion. Having begun his muscular training in a Boston rolling mill, he first became known to the sporting public as a crack amateur oarsman. In 1883 he won the junior single scull championship of America, and soon afterward turned to new worlds to conquer.

See Jake Kilrain vs. John L. Sullivan (BoxRec does not include bareknuckle bouts in boxers' pro records)