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"Big" Jeff Carroll
(Thomas Jefferson Carroll; T.J. Carroll)
(the "Mississippi Woodchopper")
(the "Biloxi Bruiser")

BORN   September 10 1908; Biloxi, Mississippi
DIED February 28 1952; Houston, Texas
HEIGHT 6-2 1/2
WEIGHT 164-225 lbs
TRAINER Sal De George



Carroll's career started slowly as it does with so many fighters; His record appears spotty but this is likely due to a lack of data; As new data surfaces, Jeff's true skills become revealed and his ring image becomes better and better
During his career, "Big" Jeff defeated such men as Add Warren, Mike McTigue, Dewey Kimrey and Clayton "Big Boy" Peterson

       Porter Field                                                  KO  5
       Mike Gordon                                                   KO  8
Sep    Joe White                  Montgomery, Al                      W 10
Sep 27 Ernie Perrin               New Orleans La                     KO  3
       Bob Marquette                                                 KO  3
       Jack Richards                                                 KO  2

       Joe Clancy                                                    KO  4
       Texas Johnson                                                  W 10
Apr  4 Angus Snyder               Wichita, Ks                        LK  5
Apr 23 Tommy Littleton            Mobile, Al                         LK  7
Apr 30 Tony Stabenau              Chicago, Il                        LK  2
          -Some sources report Carroll's record at this time
           was 34-4-2, with 28 knockouts
Oct 30 Bill Jordan                Atlanta, Ga                        KO  4
Dec  4 Andres Castano             Jacksonville, Fl                    W 10
          -Some sources report Nov 1928
Dec 11 Jack Kirten                Jacksonville, Fl                   KO  5
Dec 17 Add Warren                 Charlotte, NC                      TK  7

Jan  2 Alvin "Babe" Hunt          Oklahoma City, Ok                  LK  9
          -Some sources report 1/01/29
May    Fred Reese                 Biloxi, MI                          L 10
May 17 Charley Brock              Birmingham, Al                     LF  7
May 24 Frankie Wine               Birmingham, Al                     ND 10
Jul    Ora "Buck" Weaver          Dewey, Ok                           L 10
Aug 13 Oliver St. Blanc           Biloxi, Ms                        SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
       Mike Firpo                                                     W   
       Battling Finch                                                 W   
       Jack Burke                                                    KO   
Nov 26 Mike McTigue               West Palm Beach, Fl                 W 10
       Billy Dugan                in Florida                          L   
       Billy Dugan                in Florida                         KO  3
Dec  9 Bartley Madden             Miami, Fl                           L 10
       Billy Manning              in Florida                         KO  3
Dec 17 "Cracker" Jack Webb        St. Petersburg, Fl                  W 10

Jan  8 Bartley Madden             West Palm Beach, Fl               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 14 Jerry Pavelec              West Palm Beach, Fl                 W   
Feb    Michael Maurer             West Palm Beach, Fl                LT  4
Feb 18 Bert Finch                 St. Petersburg, Fl                  W 10
May 21 Alvin "Babe" Hunt          Oklahoma City, Ok                   L 10
May 29 Baxter Calmes              Oklahoma City, Ok                  LK  5
          -Some sources report "LF 6"; Some sources report "LK 6"
Jul    Michael Maurer             Birmingham, Al                     LK  1
Jul 15 Tommy Davenport            Greenville, SC                      W 10
Aug 19 James J. Russell           Greenville, SC                      L 10
Sep 29 Add Warren                 Asheville, NC                       D 10
Oct 27 Add Warren                 Charlotte, NC                      LK  1
Nov 24 Tommy Davenport            St. Louis, Mo                      LF  4

Feb  2 Clayton "Big Boy" Peterson Biloxi, Ms                         WF  5
Feb 25 Gene Stanton               Miami, Fl                          LT  2
Mar 17 Walter Cobb                West Palm Beach, Fl                LK  2
Apr  6 Frankie Wine               Winston-Salem, NC                  LK  7
Apr 22 Johnny Beckman             Roanoke, Va                         L  8
Apr    Bob Tow (Jack Tunney)      Asheville, NC                      LK  2
          -This bout was held during Apr-May 1931
Jun 19 "Cracker" Jack Webb        Charleston, SC                     KO  1
Jul 13 Lew Carpenter              Charleston, SC                     LK  1
          -Some sources report "LK 3"
Jul 22 Fred Caldori               Virginia Beach, Va                  L  8
Sep  7 Add Warren                 Park Springs, Va                    W 10
Sep  9 Jim Sigmund                Lumberton, NC                      KO  3
Oct 27 Dewey Kimrey               Charlotte, NC                       W 10

Feb 22 Ralph Ficucello            Charlotte, NC                       L 10
Mar    Dewey Kimrey               Charlotte, NC                      LK  1
          -Some sources report "LK 2"
Mar 19 Lew Carpenter              Burlington, NC                      L 10
Apr  4 Clayton "Big Boy" Peterson New Orleans, La                     L 10
Aug 12 Hy Davison                 San Diego, Ca                      LT  5
Nov 21 Joe Rice                   Fort Worth, Tx                     LT   

*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

Undated (Year Not Known)
       Bill Daring                West Palm Beach, Fl                TK  5
       Jack O'Hara                                                   TK  4
       Jack Matlock                                                   L   
Oct 11 "Big" Sid Terris           Charlotte, NC                      KO  3
       Tony Richards              Pine Bluff, Ar                     KO   
Mar 12 an unnamed opponent        Birmingham, Al                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 19 Lew Carpenter              Park Springs, Va                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug 28 Jim Sigman                 Gastonia, NC                       KO  1
       Frank Montagna                                                TK  9
Sep    Joe Stangel                Cramden Bowl                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
       Jack League                                                   KO   
Sep 19 Jack League                                                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

*** Much Data Was Provided By Luckett Davis ***

*** Much Data Was Provided By Lyn Evenson ***

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