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Jimmy Mitchell

BORN January 22 1862; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DIED April 11 1911; Atlantic City, New Jersey
HEIGHT 5-5 1/2
WEIGHT 123-136 lbs

 

Mitchell was a confident and scrappy fighter; He was ready, willing and able to meet most men of his weight and usually gave a good account of himself

Many old reports are contradictory; If anyone discovers conclusive data that disagrees with these fight results, please advise Tracy Callis

1884
May  8 Billy Frazier              Cambridge, Ma                    EX  3
May 16 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                        D  6
Jun 23 Jack Keenan                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
          -Some sources report 6/28/84
Sep 22 Nitchie Golden             Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
       Mike Murphy                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1

1885
Jan 23 George Wilson              Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  4
Feb 17 Jack Williams              Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
       Jack Beatty                                                  W   

1886
Mar 16 Mike Daly                  Boston, Ma                        D  6
Apr  5 Billy Frazier              Philadelphia, Pa                  D  5
May 29 John McNobles              Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2

1887
Mar  4 Jack McAuliffe             Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
          -McAuliffe knocked Mitchell down 2 times
Mar 11 Walt Greenfield            Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Mar 28 "Brooklyn" Paddy Smith     Philadelphia, Pa                  D 16
          -Police intervened; Some sources report 15 rounds
Jun 17 Jem Carney                 New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Police intervened and prevented the bout
Jun 18 Jem Carney                 New York, NY                     LT 11
          -This bout was promoted as the 136 lbs Championship 
           of the World; Some sources report it was held on a 
           barge thirty miles up the Long Island Sound; Queensberry 
           rules and cut kid gloves were used; This was a hard fought
           battle; The referee was Frank Stevenson; This was the 
           first time Mitchell had ever been knocked out or stopped;
           Some sources report 6/17/87
Nov 30 Jem Carney                 New York, NY                     EX   

1890
Jan 24 Tom Monahan                Dallas, Tx                       LK  7
Feb 26 "Maryland" Jack Hanley     Buffalo, NY                      LT 14
Apr 29 "Maryland" Jack Hanley     Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2

1894
Oct 25 Charlie McKeever           Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3


*** Photo (Fighting Pose) Was Provided By William Schutte ***

*** Most Mitchell Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization

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