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Jimmy Dime
(James Fox)

BORN   November 3 1865; Tipperary, Ireland
(Fought out of Amsterdam, New York)
DIED October 5 1939; Newcastle, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT 5-5 1/2
WEIGHT 124-130 lbs
BACKER George Lamoree

Dime was an outstanding fighter with a solid punch; He was called "a clever two-handed fighter who can hit a very hard blow" (Philadelphia Item); During his career, Jimmy won the 130 Pound Championship of America; After retiring from the ring, he trained and managed boxers -Tony Ross, Patsy Brannigan, George Chip, Joe Chip and some others

Jimmy defeated such men as Billy Frazier, Jerry Marshall, Johnny Gorman, Jack Smith and Eddie Burns

Data from the pre-1900 and early 1900 years is often difficult to locate and verify - and much data missing from Dime's career; Hopefully, more bouts will be discovered in time; Any modifications or additions are welcome

1889
Mar 10 Sparrow Lewis              Mayfield, NY                       KO 13
May  5 Charlie Laundry            Vail Mills, NY                     KO  1
          -Some sources report "Fonda, NY"
Dec 24 Ed Horning                 Mayfield, NY                       KO 13

1891
Feb 10 Denny Shaughnessy          Fultonville, NY                    KO 19
Mar 12 Sparrow Lewis              near Fonda, NY                     KO  1
          -A quick left to the stomach followed by a right 
           to the jaw finished Lewis in 20 seconds of the   
           first round; This was called a "prize fight" 
           and gloves were not mentioned
Mar 20 Jim Robinson               Amsterdam, NY                      KO  1
May 10 Jimmy Carroll              Amsterdam, NY                      KO  3
Nov  1 Caleb Walroth              Canajoharie, NY                    KO  2

1892
Jan  5 George Dixon               Amsterdam, NY                      EX  4
Feb  8 Jack McCann                Kinderhook, NY                     KO  3
May 19 Jack Green                 Downing, NY                        KO  8
Oct 12 Tommy Hardy                Veladia, NY                        KO  2
Nov    Billy Frazier              Amsterdam, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Nov 27 Tommy Dieganan             Chatham, NY                        KO  3

1893
Jan  5 Billy Frazier              Fonda, NY                          KO 12
          -130 Pound Championship of America; 
           Some sources report 1/06/93;
           Some sources report 1/16/93
Jan 11 -Sportsmen were trying to match Dime and Walter Campbell
           at 130 lbs
Mar 12 Bill Bates                 Detroit, Mi                        KO  1
Mar 19 Jack Kramer                Detroit, Mi                        KO  8
Mar 26 Eddie Carney               Detroit, Mi                        KO  3
May 10 Ted Jeffers                Newcastle, Pa                      KO  3
Jul  4 George Knowlton            Johnstown, Pa                      KO  5
Dec  6 Jerry Marshall             McKees Rocks, Pa                    D  8
Dec 26 Jimmy Gallagher            Niles, Oh                          KO 10

1894
Jan  8 Johnny Gorman              New York, NY                        W  6
Jan 26 Jerry Marshall             Brooklyn, NY                        W 10
Feb 10 Tommy Ryan                 New York, NY                       EX  4
Mar  9 Stanton Abbott             New Bedford, Ma                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 24 Joe Handler                New Castle, Pa                     ND  8
          -Dime refused to fight unless Handler promised to knock
           him out
Apr  8 Jimmy Handler              New Castle, Pa                     ND  6
Apr    Jerry Marshall             McKees Rocks, Pa                    D 10
          -Perhaps, this is the 12/06/93 bout
Apr 28 George McKenzie            Gloversville, NY                   ND  6
Oct 19 -Dime was challenged by Eddie McCabe to a bout at 128 lbs
Nov  5 -Dime was challenged by John Van Heest to a bout at 130 lbs
Nov 15 Jerry Marshall             Cleveland, Oh                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Authorities prevented the bout
Dec    Johnny Gorman              New York, NY                        W  6

1895
Jan 16 -Phila Item reported that Dime and Jerry Marshall
           recently fought a six-round draw at Pittsburgh, Pa
Jan 18 Jerry Marshall             Brooklyn, NY                        W 10
          -Many observers thought it was a "draw"
Jan 22 -Sportsmen were trying to match Dime and George LaBlanche
Feb  5 -Dime was challenged by George Lannan to a bout
Mar  8 Young Griffo               Boston, Ma                          D  8
          -Lightweight Championship of America; 
           Griffo had a marked advantage during the bout;
           But it was agreed that the bout would be a draw 
           if both boxers finished on their feet
May 16 -Philadelphia Item reported that Dime wanted to fight 
           "Cincinnati" Kid Hogan
Jun 12 -Philadelphia Item reported that Dime was scheduled to fight
           Leslie Pierce in a few weeks

1896
Jan  9 Eddie Connolly             Cleveland, Oh                      LT  3
          -Some sources report 2/10/95; 
           Dime injured an arm
Feb 20 Mike Leonard               Troy, NY                            L 10
Mar 10 Jack Smith                 Troy, NY                            D 10
          -Some sources report 5/10/96
Oct 17 Johnny "Kid" Lewis         Austin, NY                         KO  3
Dec 26 Mike Leonard               Troy, NY                            L 10
          -Some sources report 12/22/96

1897
Jan  1 Mike Clifford              Chatham, NY                        KO  5
Feb 20 Jack Delancey              Youngstown, Oh                      L 20
Apr  6 Professor Lynch            Albany, NY                         KO  2
Apr 17 Eddie Burns                Athens, NY                         KO  2
Jun 21 Jack Smith                 Troy, NY                           KO 11
          -Some sources report "KO 5"
Jul  4 Teddy Chandler             Carbondale, Pa                     KO  4
          -Some sources report "Eddie Chandler"
Dec 17 Loudon Campbell            Pittsburgh, Pa                      D  8

1898
Dec 22 Jack Delancey              Youngstown, Oh                      L 20

1899
Mar 14 Jimmy Gorman               Troy, NY                           LT 11
          -Some sources report 2/20/99

1915
Jan 28 -A newspaper article reported that some ring stars 
           were now good managers and included Dime in the list
           (Pacific Commercial Advertiser)


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

1896
Jul  3 Jack Smith                 Troy, NY                           KO 11

1897
Feb 20 Jack Delaney               Youngstown, Oh                      L 20
Apr 20 Jack Smith                 Troy, NY                            D 10

1899
Apr 17 Kid Howard                 Philadelphia                       ND  6


*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***


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

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