Joe Cox

BORN    c. 1893; Ebenezer, Missouri
HEIGHT  6-2 (Earlier reports stated 6-5)
WEIGHT  181-200 lbs (Earlier reports stated 220 lbs)
MANAGERS Billie Fleming (1911), Clarence C. Warren (1911), "Dump" Lipman (1912-1926)
TRAINER Jimmy "Bowtie" Bronson (Feb 1911-Jun 1911)


Cox was a graduate of Drury College in Springfield, Missouri; While in college, he played football, wrestled and ran track; He was noted as the best all-round athlete at the college and had a time in the 100-yard dash of 9.8 seconds

It was written that “Joe Cox may be Champion of the World some day”; He was a White Hope of the teens

Feb 28 Al Allegar                 Joplin, Mo                       EX  3
Mar 16 Louis “Thunder” Fink       Monett, Mo                       KO 14
Apr    “Fireman” Jim Flynn        near Monett, Mo                  EX   
Apr 18 Tim Hurley                 Monett, Mo                       KO  3
Apr 28 Jack Tiernan               Joplin, Mo                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
          Cox broke a bone in a hand and had to cancel
May 23 George Paylock             Joplin, Mo                       TK  5
May 29 Harry Wuest                Sepulpa, Ok                      LK 14
          -Some sources report 5/19/11
Jul    Jim Harper                                                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep  4 Mike Schreck               Springfield, Mo                   W 10
Oct 11 Jess Willard               Springfield, Mo                   W  5
          -Willard claimed he was instructed by the referee
          "not to box" and retired
Nov  1 Kid Edenfeld               Fort Smith, Ar                   WF  2
Dec  6 Luther McCarty             Springfield, Mo                  LK  6
Apr 19 "Sailor" Jack Carroll      Kansas City, Mo                   L 10
May  3 "Sailor" Jack Carroll      Joplin, Mo                       KO  1
May 22 George "Boer" Rodel        St. Louis, Mo                    ND  8
Jun 22 George "Boer" Rodel        St. Louis, Mo                    WF  5
Nov  9 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         St. Louis, Mo                    ND  8
May    Arthur Pelkey              Joplin, Mo                        D 10
Jun 27 "K.O." Bill Brennan        Brooklyn, NY                     WF  7
Jul 15 "K.O." Bill Brennan        Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10 
Aug 28 Bob Moha                   New York, NY                     ND 10
Oct  3 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 10/08/16
Jan 29 "K.O." Bill Brennan        Rochester, NY                    ND 10
Mar 15 Jim Coffey                 Brooklyn, NY                     LK  3
Aug  3 "K.O." Bill Brennan        Quebec, Ont, Can                 LK  3
       Bartley Madden                                              LK  2
Dec 11 Joe Beckett                London, Eng                       L  3
Mar 23 Al Norton                  Bayonne, NJ                      KO  2
Apr 23 Larry Williams             New York, NY                      W 12
May 19 "Fighting" Bob Martin      New York, NY                     LK 10
Sep 20 Harry Greb                 New York, NY                      L 10
Jan 16 Roy "Hoot" Burger          Dodge City, Ks                   LK  3

*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Is Questionable ***

Jun  9 "Fireman" Jim Flynn        Joplin, Mo                       LK  2

*** The Following Bout Is Reported But May Reference Another Bout ***

Aug  9 Arthur Pelkey              Joplin, Mo                       KO  9
          -Is this actually the May 1916 bout ?

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis and Arly Allen, Historians,
International Boxing Research Organization
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