Jack Lester
(John Jubeck)
BORN May 21891; Calumet, Michigan (Fought out of Bessemer, Michigan; Later, fought out of Cle Elum, Washington)
HEIGHT 5-8 1/2 (Some sources report 5-10)
WEIGHT 185-190 lbs
RACE White; Polish-American
MANAGERS Harry Burns, Tommy Burns, Hugh McIntosh


 

Lester was a scrappy fighter who was born in America but did much of his early fighting in Australia; Lester was a White Hope of the teens

Among those he defeated during his career were Pat Doran, "Cyclone" Johnny Thompson and Bill Lang

1908
       Sunny Jim                  Fernie, BC, Can                  KO  1
       Billy Cadman               Coal Creek, BC, Can              KO  2

1909
       Arthur Warren              Fernie, BC, Can                  KO  4
       Bobby McKicick             Coal Creek, BC, Can              ND 10
       -Some sources report "Bobby McKioick"
       Andy McFadden              Taber, Alta, Can                 ND 10
       Dan Scott                  Coleman, Alta, Can               KO 11
       Charles Robinson           Coleman, Alta, Can               KO  6
       Ned Cheeley                Spokane, Wa                      ND  3
       Tom Carter                 Spokane, Wa                      ND  4

1910
Mar 25 Cat Eye Cle                Elum, Wa                         KO  4
Apr 26 Cat Eye Cle                Elum, Wa                         KO  7
Jun 13 Billy Demington            Cle Elum, Wa                     TK  4
       -Some sources report "William Demnington"
Jun    Jack Fitzgerald            Cle Elum, Wa                     KO  1
Jun 27 Leo Croft                  Cle Elum, Wa                      D 10
       -Some sources report "Tacoma, Wa"
Jul    Slick Merrill              Cle Elum, Wa                      W  8
Aug 12 Jack Fitzgerald            Cle Elum, Wa                      W 15
Sep 29 Oscar Mortimer             Tacoma, Wa                       KO  2
Oct  7 Slick Merrill              Toppenish, Wa                    NC 15
Oct 27 Jack Tippets               Tacoma, Wa                        D 10
Nov 22 Ed Hagen                   Tacoma, Wa                        W 10
Dec 29 Ed Hagen                   Tacoma, Wa                       KO  1
       -Some sources report "KO 9"

1911
Jan    Fritz Holland              Ellensburg, Wa                    D  6
       -Some sources report 1910;
        Some sources report "D 10"
Jan 17 Pete Muldoon               Tacoma, Wa                       TK  3
       -Some sources report "TK 4"
May 13 Bill Lang                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LF  6
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia;
         Some sources report 5/12/11
Sep  9 Bill Lang                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 20
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia;
         Some sources report 9/08/11
Sep 30 Sam McVea                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  L 20
       -Some sources report 9/20/11
Dec 11 Sam McVea                  Brisbane, Que, Aus               LK  8
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia

1912
Jan  1 Dave Smith                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LF 14
Feb 17 "Cyclone" Johnny Thompson  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK 20
Mar 23 "Cyclone" Johnny Thompson  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 20
Jun 21 Pat Doran                  Melbourne, Vic, Aus              KO 11
       -Some sources report "Sydney, NSW, Aus"
Aug  8 Pat Doran                  Melbourne, Vic, Aus              LF  6
Aug 26 Bill Turner                Hobart, Tas, Aus                 LK  8
Oct  7 Jack Howard                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 TK 13
Oct 14 Pat Doran                  Brisbane, Que, Aus               WF  2
       -Some sources report "KO 2"
1913
Jan  1 Pat Doran                  Brisbane, Que, Aus               KO 11
Mar 22 Mark O'Donnell             Taft, Ca                         KO 11
Apr 11 Al Kaufmann                San Francisco, Ca                 L  4
       -Some sources report "Oakland, Ca"
May 14 Mark O'Donnell             Taft, Ca                         TK 13
Jun  9 Kid Kenneth                Taft, Ca                          D 20
       -Some sources report 4/09/13
Jul  4 Charles Horn               Bakersfield, Ca                   L 20
       -Some sources report 7/30/13
Aug 16 Jack Hemple                Taft, Ca                          W 20
Sep 17 "Young" Al Kaufmann        Taft, Ca                         TK  9
Oct 27 Sam Langford               Taft, Ca                         LT  5
1914
Jan 17 Jim Coffey                 Bronx, NY                        LK  5
       -Some sources report 7/15/14;
        Some sources report "LK 6"
Mar 10 Jack Dillon                Denver, Co                       LK 10
       -Some sources report 3/11/14 at Hot Springs, Ar
May 28 Jack Lowe                  Helena, Mt                       KO  2
Jun 25 Tom McCarty                Helena, Mt                        L 12
Dec 25 "Sailor" Charles Grande    Juarez, Mex                       L 20

1915
May 20 Jack Dillon                Joplin, Mo                        L 15
       Bob Devere                                                  LK 15
       -Some sources report June 1915
Sep 10 Billy Miske                St. Paul, Mn                     LK  2
*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1912
       Pat Doran                  Brisbane, Que, Aus               LF 12

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