Jim Lee Elder

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Name: Jim Lee Elder
Alias: Lee Elder
Birth Name: Charles James Elder
Hometown: Levelland, Texas, USA
Birthplace: Levelland, Texas, USA
Died: 1972-05-25 (Age:25)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 188cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Amateur Highlights

Record: 50-7


  • Competed in Odessa Regional Golden Gloves at lightheavy


  • Feb 23 beat (W 3) BAm Bam Miller at Tokyo, Japan


  • Beat Clay Hodges (date needed)
  • 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 -- sch 3 Wayne Peterson on pro-am card in Ventura CA
  • Dec 4 -- Sch 3 Ross Sardo on pro-am card


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


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