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 teens1911Feb 28 Al Allegar Joplin, Mo EX 3Mar 16 Louis “Thunder” Fink Monett, Mo KO 14Apr “Fireman” Jim Flynn near Monett, Mo EXApr 18 Tim Hurley Monett, Mo KO 3Apr 28 Jack Tiernan Joplin, Mo SCH-This bout was scheduled but cancelled;Cox broke a bone in a hand and had to cancelMay 23 George Paylock Joplin, Mo TK 5May 29 Harry Wuest Sepulpa, Ok LK 14-Some sources report 5/19/11Jul Jim Harper SCH-This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not knownSep 4 Mike Schreck Springfield, Mo W 10Oct 11 Jess Willard Springfield, Mo W 5-Willard claimed he was instructed by the referee"not to box" and retiredNov 1 Kid Edenfeld Fort Smith, Ar WF 2Dec 6 Luther McCarty Springfield, Mo LK 61915Apr 19 "Sailor" Jack Carroll Kansas City, Mo L 10May 3 "Sailor" Jack Carroll Joplin, Mo KO 1May 22 George "Boer" Rodel St. Louis, Mo ND 8Jun 22 George "Boer" Rodel St. Louis, Mo WF 5Nov 9 Ed "Gunboat" Smith St. Louis, Mo ND 81916May Arthur Pelkey Joplin, Mo D 10Jun 27 "K.O." Bill Brennan Brooklyn, NY WF 7Jul 15 "K.O." Bill Brennan Brooklyn, NY ND 10Aug 28 Bob Moha New York, NY ND 10Oct 3 Ed "Gunboat" Smith Brooklyn, NY ND 10-Some sources report 10/08/161917Jan 29 "K.O." Bill Brennan Rochester, NY ND 10Mar 15 Jim Coffey Brooklyn, NY LK 3Aug 3 "K.O." Bill Brennan Quebec, Ont, Can LK 3Bartley Madden LK 21918Dec 11 Joe Beckett London, Eng L 31920Mar 23 Al Norton Bayonne, NJ KO 21921Apr 23 Larry Williams New York, NY W 12May 19 "Fighting" Bob Martin New York, NY LK 10Sep 20 Harry Greb New York, NY L 101926Jan 16 Roy "Hoot" Burger Dodge City, Ks LK 3 *** The Following Bout Is Reported But Is Questionable *** 1911 Jun 9 "Fireman" Jim Flynn Joplin, Mo LK 2 *** The Following Bout Is Reported But May Reference Another Bout *** 1915 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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