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Jack Campbell

BORN November 9 1864; Chilton, Bristol, England
HEIGHT  5-6
WEIGHT 115-155 lbs

Campbell was a scrappy featherweight-lightweight who gave as good as he got; He lost a rattling fight with Young Mitchell but became a sparring favorite of Mitchell.

Jack defeated "California" Jack Dempsey, Joe Soto (two times) and Jack Hopkins during his career

1884
Jun  7 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Jun 14 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  LF 10
          -Featherweight Championship of the Pacific Coast
Jun 20 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  3
Jul 27 Young Mitchell             Berkeley, Ca                       EX  3
       Young Mitchell                                                 D  8
Nov 17 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Dec 13 "California" Jack Dempsey  San Francisco, Ca                  WF  8
Dec 16 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Dec 30 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4

1885
Jan  9 Joe Soto                   San Francisco, Ca                  KO  4
          -Campbell was called the "Featherweight Champion of the Coast"
Jan 21 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Jan 26 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Jan 30 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Feb 13 "California" Jack Dempsey  San Francisco, Ca                  ND   
          -Campbell claimed a shoulder injury; Police intervened 
Feb 14 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Mar 13 Young Mitchell             San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Apr 16 Jack Hopkins               San Francisco, Ca                  KO  5
       Billy Mahan                San Francisco, Ca                  LT  7
          -Some sources report "L 7"

1886
Apr 16 Joe Soto                   San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
          -Campbell reported this as an exhibition bout
May 18 -Campbell's challenge to fight any man for the Featherweight
           Championship of the Pacific Coast was accepted by Gus Brown
Jul  9 an unnamed opponent        San Francisco, Ca                  EX   
          -Campbell was better
Aug 28 "Young" Tommy Kelly        San Francisco, Ca                  KO  9
Sep  1 Billy Mahan                San Francisco, Ca                  EX   
Sep 10 Billy Hamilton             San Francisco, Ca                   D  4
          -Some sources report 9/24/86
Sep 21 -Kelly wrote that he was not satisfied with the results of
           his previous meetings with Campbell and wanted another go
Sep    -Campbell sparred with Billy Hamilton as part of Lewis and Oliver's 
           Combination Company
Oct 29 Dan "Young" Brady          San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Oct 31 -Campbell was a second in the Cleary-Mahan fight in Berkeley, Ca
Nov 22 Dan "Young" Brady          San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
          -Date and venue not certain

1888
May 21 "California" Jack Dempsey  San Francisco, Ca                  EX  3
          -This bout was originally set for 5/18/88
Nov 19 "California" Jack Dempsey  St. Paul, Mn                       EX  4
          -This bout was part of Emilie Rosina Soler's Royal Consolidation
Dec 31 -The San Francisco Chronicle stated in an article that Billy Mahan 
           had defeated Campbell in 1885

1889
Jun    -Campbell and Young Dempsey gave sparring sessions in Washington state

1890
Jun 27 Billy Cummings             St. Paul, Mn                       ND  3
Aug 26 Charley Johnson            Minneapolis, Mn                    LK  3
          -Campbell was down three times in all
Sep 13 Billy O'Brien              St. Paul, Mn                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 23 -Campbell seconded Jimmy Griffin vs Charley Johnson in Minneapolis

1891
May  5 Johnny van Heest           Minneapolis, Mn                     L  6

*** Photo And Some Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

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