Jimmy Britt boxer

Jimmy Britt boxer
bouts
21
won
13
lost
7
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
lightweight
Debut
1902-02-18
Height
5′ 5½″/166cm
Reach
65½″/166cm
Age
60
Born
1879-10-05
Death
1940-01-21
Nationality
USA

In 1901 Jimmy Britt, who was the 135Ib Champion of the Pacific Coast, boxed three rounds with World Featherweight champion Terry McGovern. In this encounter Britt was described as boxing "exceedingly well" by The San Francisco CallIn 18 February 1902 Jimmy Britt had his professional debut in a 15-round scheduled fight against Toby Irwin Britt outclassed his opponent over the 15 rounds to win on points. On 19 May 1902, Britt fought former Lightweight Champion Kid Lavigne. Britt outboxed Lavigne throughout the contest until Kid Lavigne's brother stopped the contest to prevent him from taking any more punishment. Lavigne was discovered to have broken bones in his left forearm after the fight, near where they had broken previously.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1909-07-31 Johnny Summers W Memorial Grounds, Canning Town LOST
KO
1909-02-22 Johnny Summers WWLW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden LOST
Points
1908-11-02 Johnny Summers WWWWW Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End WIN
Points
1908-04-11 Packey McFarland WWWWWW Mission Street Arena, Colma LOST
Technical knockout
1908-03-03 Battling Nelson WWLLWL Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles DRAW
1907-09-09 Joe Gans LDWWWW Recreation Park, San Francisco LOST
Technical knockout
1907-07-31 Battling Nelson LDWWWL Auditorium Rink, San Francisco WIN
Points
1906-05-28 Terry McGovern WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
1905-09-09 Battling Nelson WLWLDW Mission Street Arena, Colma LOST
KO
1905-07-21 Kid Sullivan WLWLDD Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Points
1905-05-05 Jabez White WLDWWW Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
1904-12-20 Battling Nelson WWWWWW Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Points
1904-10-31 Joe Gans WWWWDD Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco LOST
1904-03-25 Young Corbett II WWDWWW Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Points
1903-11-20 Martin Canole WDWWWW Colma A.C., Colma WIN
Points
1903-11-10 Charley Sieger LLDDDD Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Points
1903-06-13 Jack O'Keefe LWWWLL Old Baseball Park, Butte DRAW
Points
1903-04-28 Willie Fitzgerald WWLWW Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Points
1903-03-09 Jack O'Keefe LWLWDL Pastime A.C., Portland LOST
1902-11-26 Frank Erne DLWWLW Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
KO
1902-05-29 George (Kid) Lavigne DWLLLW Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
1902-02-28 Tim Hegarty WDWDLW Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
KO
1902-02-18 Toby Irwin LWWLWW Acme A.C., Oakland WIN
Points