Beau Jack boxer

Beau Jack boxer
bouts
121
won
91
lost
24
draw
5
Status
inactive
Division
lightweight
Debut
1939-04-07
Height
5′ 6″/168cm
Reach
68½″/174cm
Age
78
Born
1921-04-01
Death
2000-02-09
Nationality
USA

Sidney Walker was born in Waynesboro, Georgia on April 1, 1921. After the death of his mother he moved to Augusta, and stayed with his grandmother, Evie Mixom, who affectionately called him "Beau Jack". He grew up during the Depression on a ragged farm where he worked the fields, and in the evening would work as a shoe-shine boy. A few days a week he would arise early, walk three miles into town and shine shoes till dusk. To make extra money, he would engage in battle royales, which consisted of five to ten boys, usually Black, fighting each other, often blindfolded, until only one remained standing. The winner was given a purse by the white organizers. The practice, more common in the South, simultaneously exploited youth, Blacks, and the poor.Following his first battle royale at the Augusta National Golf Club, Jack accepted a position as a caddie there. He quickly befriended some of the club's members, including golfing legend Bobby Jones, who helped fund his boxing training.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1955-08-12 Ike Williams WLWLLD Bell Auditorium, Augusta LOST
Corner retirement
1955-07-04 Willie Kid Johnson LLLLWW Beach Arena, Daytona Beach WIN
Split-decision
1955-04-09 Ike Williams WWLWLL Bell Auditorium, Augusta DRAW
Points
1955-01-20 Eddie Green LWWWWW Columbia WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-05-21 Gil Turner WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Technical knockout
1951-04-16 Gil Turner WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1951-03-30 Leroy Willis WLWLLL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-03-05 Ike Williams WWWWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence LOST
Split-decision
1951-01-31 Emil Barao WWWLLL Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-01-18 Del Flanagan WWWWWW Auditorium, Minneapolis LOST
Unanimous decision
1951-01-01 Fitzie Pruden WLLWWW Auditorium, Milwaukee LOST
Split-decision
1950-11-14 Frankie Fernandez WLWWWW Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu LOST
Unanimous decision
1950-10-03 Philip Kim WWWWLW Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Majority decision
1950-07-17 Bobby Timpson WLLLWL City Auditorium, Atlanta WIN
Technical knockout
1950-06-28 Ronnie Harper WWLWWL Fairgrounds, Indianapolis WIN
Technical knockout
1950-05-22 Johnny Potenti WWWWWW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1950-05-08 Jackie Weber LLLWLD Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Corner retirement
1950-04-14 Lew Jenkins WWWLLL Uline Arena, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
1950-04-03 Joey Carkido WWLLLL Auditorium, Hartford LOST
Points
1949-12-16 Tuzo Portuguez DWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1949-10-14 Kid Gavilan WWWWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1949-09-30 Livio Minelli WDWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Split-decision
1949-09-06 Tote Martinez WWWWDD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-08-31 Johnny Gonsalves WWWDWW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Split-decision
1949-07-13 Eddie Giosa LWWWWW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-03-28 Johnny Greco WWWWW Forum, Montreal LOST
Unanimous decision
1949-01-17 Jackie Weber WWWWLW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1948-12-17 Leroy Willis WLWWDW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
1948-11-23 Chuck Taylor WLLWLW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1948-10-28 Eric Boon LLWLL Uline Arena, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
1948-07-12 Ike Williams WWWWWW Shibe Park, Philadelphia LOST
Technical knockout
1948-05-24 Tony Janiro WWWLWW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
1948-04-09 Johnny Greco WWWLWW Forum, Montreal WIN
Majority decision
1948-02-20 Terry Young WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1948-01-23 Johnny Bratton LLWLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1948-01-05 Jimmy Collins LLWLWL Arena, New Haven WIN
KO
1947-12-29 Billy Kearns WLWWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
1947-12-16 Frankie Vigeant DWWDLL Auditorium, Hartford WIN
Points
1947-11-03 Humberto Zavala LLLLWL Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
KO
1947-02-21 Tony Janiro WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1946-10-22 Buster Tyler WWLWLW Armory, Elizabeth LOST
Points
1946-08-19 Danny Kapilow DWWWWL Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
1946-07-08 Sammy Angott LDWWWL Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
1946-05-31 Johnny Greco WWLWWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1946-02-08 Johnny Greco WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
1946-01-04 Morris Reif WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1945-12-14 Willie Joyce LWWDLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-08-04 Bob Montgomery LWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
1944-03-31 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-03-17 Al 'Bummy' Davis WWWDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-03-03 Bob Montgomery WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1944-02-15 Maxie Berger WWWWWW Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-01-28 Sammy Angott WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
1944-01-07 Lulu Costantino WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1943-11-19 Bob Montgomery WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1943-10-04 Bobby Ruffin LDWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1943-07-19 Johnny Hutchinson WWWDDW Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1943-06-21 Maxie Starr LLDDW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
1943-05-21 Bob Montgomery WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1943-04-02 Henry Armstrong WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1943-03-05 Fritzie Zivic WLLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1943-02-05 Fritzie Zivic WWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1942-12-18 Tippy Larkin WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1942-11-13 Allie Stolz WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1942-10-12 Terry Young WLWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1942-10-02 Chester Rico WWDDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1942-09-28 Joe De Jesus LLWWLL Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
KO
1942-08-28 Billy Murray WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1942-08-18 Carmine Fatta WLWWWW MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
KO
1942-08-01 Ruby Garcia WWDWDW Twin City Arena, Elizabeth WIN
Technical knockout
1942-07-07 Cosby Linson LDWWWW Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
1942-07-03 Bobby McIntire WLLDLL Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1942-06-23 Guillermo Puentes LLLLLL MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
KO
1942-05-22 Bobby Ivy DDLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1942-01-05 Carmelo Fenoy DWLLLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-12-29 Freddie Archer WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
Points
1941-12-08 Freddie Archer WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1941-12-01 Sammy Rivers LLLLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1941-10-31 Guillermo Puentes WWLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1941-10-14 Tommy Speigal LLWLLW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1941-09-19 Al Reid LWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1941-08-26 Guillermo Puentes WWWLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1941-08-14 Al Roth LLLLLW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Corner retirement
1941-08-05 Minnie DeMore LLLWLL Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1941-06-16 George Zengaras LLLDLW Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-06-02 Tommy Speigal LLLLWL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Points
1941-05-19 George Salamone WWWLLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
KO
1941-05-05 Chester Rico WWWLLW Valley Arena, Holyoke DRAW
Points
1941-04-28 Harry Gentile WLLLLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Technical knockout
1941-04-22 Bob Reilly WDLDLL Foot Guard Hall, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
1941-04-07 Tony Iacovacci WWLWWL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
KO
1941-03-24 Joey Silva WWLWLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-03-10 Nicky Jerome WWWLLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Technical knockout
1941-02-24 Lenny Isrow LLLLWW Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Technical knockout
1941-02-10 Mexican Joe Rivers L Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Technical knockout
1941-01-27 Joey Silva LLLLDW Valley Arena, Holyoke LOST
Split-decision
1940-12-30 Mel Neary WWW Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Technical knockout
1940-12-16 Young Johnny Buff LLLWLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
KO
1940-12-02 Jimmy Fox WDWWLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Points
1940-11-04 Joey Stack WLWLDL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-10-21 Ritchie Jones DLLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
KO
1940-10-14 Abe Cohen LWWLLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
KO
1940-09-30 Tony Dupre LLLLLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Technical knockout
1940-09-16 Oliver Barbour WWLLLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Technical knockout
1940-09-02 Jackie Small LLLLWW Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Technical knockout
1940-08-26 Carlo Daponde DLLWLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-08-19 Jackie Parker WWLLWD Valley Arena, Holyoke LOST
Unanimous decision
1940-08-12 Joe Polowitzer WLWWLW White City Stadium, West Haven WIN
Points
1940-08-02 Joe Polowitzer WLWWL White City Stadium, West Haven LOST
Points
1940-06-17 Jackie Parker WWWWLL Valley Arena, Holyoke LOST
Split-decision
1940-05-27 Billy Bannick W Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Technical knockout
1940-05-20 Frankie Allen WLLWLW Valley Arena, Holyoke DRAW
Points
1940-03-27 Joe James debut Municipal Auditorium, Aiken WIN
KO
1940-03-21 Silent Stafford LLL Municipal Auditorium, Aiken WIN
Points
1940-02-29 Vincent Corbett debut Municipal Auditorium, Aiken NC
1940-02-15 Alvin Stevens debut Municipal Auditorium, Aiken WIN
KO
1940-02-08 Battling Burns debut Municipal Auditorium, Aiken WIN
Points
1940-02-01 Jack Moseley debut Municipal Auditorium, Aiken WIN
Points
1939-04-12 Battling Henry debut Reynolds Street Arena, Augusta WIN
KO