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"Fireman" Jim Flynn
(Andrew Haymes)
(Andrew Chiariglione)

BORN   December 24 1879; Hoboken, New Jersey
DIED April 12 1935; Los Angeles, California
HEIGHT 5-9 1/2
WEIGHT 165-188 lbs

Flynn was a short, squat, sturdy light heavyweight who fought anyone, regardless of their weight; He was tough, clever and game; During his career, he tangled with some of the greatest names in boxing history - Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Sam Langford, Tommy Burns, "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien, Luther McCarty, Jack Root, George Gardner, Ed "Gunboat" Smith, Battling Levinsky, Jack Dillon, Theodore "Tiger" Flowers, Fred Fulton, Billy Miske and Carl Morris

Perhaps his most famous battles were his rough, aggressive 1912 fight against Jack Johnson for the World Heavyweight Championship and his 1917 win over Jack Dempsey



Flynn-Langford 1910 Fight #2 Video Clip

Flynn-Langford 1910 Fight #2 Video Clip (Speed Corrected) - Part 1

Flynn-Langford 1910 Fight #2 Video Clip (Speed Corrected) - Part 2

Flynn-Johnson 1912 Fight Video Clip - Part 1

Flynn-Johnson 1912 Fight Video Clip - Part 2

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1899
Dec 19 Mose LaFontise              Butte, Mt                         L 10

1900
Feb 14 Mose LaFontise              Butte, Mt                        LT  4

1901
       Ed Chambers                                                  KO  4

1902
Feb 28 George Condie               Salt Lake City, Ut               KO  2 
Apr  7 Willard Bean                Salt Lake City, Ut                W 20 
May 12 Jack Graham                 Salt Lake City, Ut               WF  5
Jun 16 Mike "Dummy" Rowan          Park City, Ut                     D 20
Jun 23 Joe Cotton                  Salt Lake City, Ut                D 20
Aug  5 Jack Graham                 Provo, Ut                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          The crowd was small and Flynn refused
          to fight when he did not receive the
          money he was promised
Sep 26 Jack Graham                 Douglas, Wy                      WF  6
          -Reports vary - "W 7" - "KO 7"
Dec 11 Ashton Yale                 Pueblo, Co                       KO  8

1903
May 13 William Malloy              Pueblo, Co                       KO 20
May 30 Kid Rowley                  Pueblo, Co                       KO  2
Jun 14 Tom Kingsley                Pueblo, Co                        D 15
Jul  3 Tom Kingsley                Pueblo, Co                        D 20
Jul 28 Morgan Williams             Pueblo, Co                        D 20
          -Some sources report 7/29/03
Sep 11 Tim Hurley                  Pueblo, Co                       KO  6
          -Some sources report 8/01/04
Sep 21 Ed Kelly                    Pueblo, Co                       KO 20
Nov 26 Jack Root                   Pueblo, Co                        L  8
          -Some sources report "LK 8"

1904
Jan 27 Andy Walsh                  Pueblo, Co                        D 20
          -Some sources report 1/29/04;
          Some sources report 2/27/04
Feb 12 William "Cyclone" Kelly     Pueblo, Co                        W 20
Mar  4 Tom Kissel                  Florence, Co                     KO  3
Apr 12 Ed McCoy                    Salida, Co                       KO  3
May 30 Harry Peppers               Salida, Co                        D 10
Jun 14 Morgan Williams             Pueblo, Co                        D 20
Jun  9 Tommy Reilly                Salt Lake City, Ut                D 20
          -Some sources report 6/29/04
Jul  4 Tim Hurley                  Pueblo, Co                       WF  7
Sep  3 Ed Cooley                   Pueblo, Co                       KO  8
Sep 16 George Gardner              Denver, Co                        D 10
Oct 12 Ed Cooley                   Pueblo, Co                       KO  6
Nov 23 Tommy Reilly                Butte, Mt                         D  8
          -Some sources report "D 10" on 11/24/05

1905
Jan 20 Mike "Dummy" Rowan          San Diego, Ca                    KO  8
May 30 Morgan Williams             Pueblo, Co                       KO  4
          -Some sources report May 1906
Sep  4 Mike "Dummy" Rowan          Silverton, Co                    TK  9
          -Some sources report "KO 6" on 9/03/05
       Andy Malloy                 Pagosa Springs, Co               KO  2
Dec 28 Tom Kingsley                Denver, Co                        D 10

1906
Jul 12 Jack "Twin" Sullivan        Pueblo, Co                        D 15
Oct  2 Tommy Burns                 Los Angeles, Ca                  LK 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

1907
Jan  4 Jack "Twin" Sullivan        Los Angeles, Ca                   W 20
Feb 12 Jack "Twin" Sullivan        Los Angeles, Ca                   D 20
Apr 17 George Gardner              San Diego, Ca                    KO 18
Jul 18 Dave Barry                  Pueblo, Co                       TK  7
Sep 11 Tony Ross                   Pueblo, Co                       WF 18
          -Some sources report "WF 13"
Nov  2 Jack Johnson                Colma, Ca                        LK 11
          -Some sources report "San Francisco, Ca"
Dec 20 Bill Squires                Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  6

1908
Feb 11 Jack "Twin" Sullivan        Los Angeles, Ca                  ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Mar 24 Battling Johnson            Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
Apr 10 Battling Johnson            Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
          -The previous 2 bouts may have been with
          "Battling" Jim Johnson or "Mexican" Jim 
          Johnson
Jul  8 Jim Barry                   Denver, Co                        D 10
Aug 25 Al Kaufmann                 Los Angeles, Ca                  LK  9
Nov  6 Jim Barry                   Los Angeles, Ca                  ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Nov 24 Battling Johnson            Los Angeles, Ca                  ND 10
          -The previous bout may have been with
          "Battling" Jim Johnson or "Mexican" Jim 
          Johnson
Dec 21 Sam Langford                San Francisco, Ca                LK  1

1909
Mar 19 Billy Papke                 Los Angeles, Ca                  ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Jun  1 "Montana" Jack Sullivan     Los Angeles, Ca                  ND 10
          -Some sources report "L 10"
Jul 14 Billy Papke                 Los Angeles, Ca                  ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Jul 30 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Denver, Co                       ND  6
Sep 22 Bill Pettus                 Pueblo, Co                        W 10
Oct 29 Jack Burns                  Los Angeles, Ca                  ND 10
Dec 31 Joe Willis                  Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  6
          -Some sources report 1/01/10;
          Reports vary - "KO 7" - "KO 10"

1910
Feb  8 Sam Langford                Los Angeles, Ca                  ND 10
Mar 17 Sam Langford                Vernon, Ca                       LK  8

1911
Jan  2 Tony Caponi                 Vernon, Ca                       TK  9
Mar 27 Al Mandino                  Muskogee, Ok                     KO  4
May  5 Al Kaufmann                 Kansas City, Mo                  KO 10
Jul  4 Joe Willard                 Aireno, Ok                       KO  5
          -Some sources report "Alreno, Ok"
Aug 11 George Haley                Lordsburg, NM                    KO  7
Sep  9 George Hess                 Oklahoma City, Ok                KO  2
Sep 15 Carl Morris                 New York, NY                     ND 10
       "Steamboat" Bill Scott                                       EX  3
Nov 20 Charley Schmidt             Fort Smith, Ar                   ND  4
Dec 27 Tony Caponi                 Salt Lake City, Ut               KO  2
          -Some sources report "KO 3" on 12/27/12

1912
Jan 17 Al Williams                 Toronto, Ont, Can                KO  2
Feb 24 Victor MacLeachian          Milwaukee, Wi                    KO  3
Mar 21 Frank Hoe                   Indianapolis, In                 EX  4
Jul  4 Jack Johnson                Las Vegas, NM                    LF  9
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          Police intervened; 
          Some sources report "LT 9"
Sep  2 Charlie Miller              Colma, Ca                        TK 15
          -Some sources report "Daly City, Ca"
Dec 10 Luther McCarty              Vernon, Ca                       LK 16

1913
Apr 16 Luther McCarty              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 23 Jim Coffey                  New York, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 5/28/13
Aug  8 Ed "Gunboat" Smith          New York, NY                     LT  5
Dec  9 Battling Levinsky           New York, NY                     ND 10
Dec 22 George "Boer" Rodel         New York, NY                     ND 10

1914
Jan  5 Jack Curphey                Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 KO  5
Jan 15 Jack Driscoll               Brooklyn, NY                     KO  6
Jan 20 Tim Logan                   Providence, RI                   KO  2
Mar  3 Jack Dillon                 Kansas City, Mo                   D 10
Apr 24 Jim Coffey                  New York, NY                     LK  4
May  1 Jack Burns                  Montreal, Que, Can               KO  2
Jun  8 Carl Morris                 Joplin, Mo                       LF  9
          -Some sources report "LF 7"
Sep  7 Al Norton                   Kansas City, Mo                  KO  6
Oct  5 Jack Dillon                 Kansas City, Mo                   L 10
Oct 20 Battling Levinsky           Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Oct 29 Carl Morris                 Kansas City, Mo                   L 10
Dec 26 George "One-Round" Davis    Buffalo, NY                      KO 11
          -Some sources report "KO 7"

1915
Jan  1 Tony Ross                   Rochester, NY                    ND 10
Jan 12 Al Reich                    Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb  1 Ed "Gunboat" Smith          Cincinnati, Oh                   ND 10
May 31 Jim Coffey                  Brooklyn, NY                     LK  9
Jul 16 Andy Malloy                 Pueblo, Co                       KO  2
          -Some sources report "Denver, Co"
Sep  6 Morgan Williams             Victor, Co                       KO 14
Sep 22 Al Reich                    Kansas City, Mo                   D 10
Nov 30 Jack Dillon                 Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec 25 Battling Levinsky           Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10

1916
Mar 10 Jack Dillon                 New York, NY                     ND 10
Mar 17 Fred Fulton                 Milwaukee, Wi                    LK  2
Jul  4 Jack Dillon                 Dewey, Ok                        LK  4

1917
Feb 13 Jack Dempsey                Murray, Ut                       TK  1
Mar 20 Bob Devere                  New York, NY                     ND 10

1918
Feb 14 Jack Dempsey                Fort Sheridan, Il                LK  1
       Hugh Walker                                                   L 10
Dec 16 Billy Miske                 Tulsa, Ok                        LK  2

1919
Feb 13 Jimmy Darcy                 Portland, Or                      L  6
          -Some sources report "L 10"
Feb 22 Fat LaRue                   San Francisco, Ca                LK  1
Apr  2 Jim Cameron                 Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  3
Apr 11 Jerry Schumann              San Francisco, Ca                LT  2
May  7 Jimmy Darcy                 San Diego, Ca                     L  4
Sep    Harry Aune                  Mackay, Id                       KO  3
Oct  3 Ole Anderson                Aberdeen, Wa                      L  4
Nov 14 Pete Jessler                Yakima, Wa                       TK  3

1920
       Willie "Sugar" Keeler       Yakima, Wa                        D  6
Jan 19 Young Hector                Seattle, Wa                      LT  5
          -Some sources report "L 6" on 1/20/20
Jun 16 Steve Reynolds              Seattle, Wa                       W  4
          -Some sources report 6/17/20
Sep 24 Young Hector                Bremerton, Wa                     L  4
Nov    Young Hector                Charleston, Wa                    L  4
Nov 30 Noel "Boy" McCormick        Seattle, Wa                       L  4
       "Mexican" Pete Everett      Pueblo, Co                       EX  6

1921
Jan 29 "Tiny" Jim Herman           Seattle, Wa                       L  4
Jul  4 Willie "Sugar" Keeler       Montrose, Co                     LF 11
          -Some sources report 7/24/21
Sep 29 Jack Danforth               Pueblo, Co                       KO  1
Dec 14 Sully Montgomery            Fort Worth, Tx                    W 10

1922
Feb 10 Carl Morris                 Fort Worth, Tx                    L 10
          -Some sources report 2/11/22
Feb 21 Abe Brennan                 Buck Burnett, Tx                  D 10
Mar 16 Ben Sheff                   Fort Worth, Tx                   KO  2
          -Some sources report 3/17/22
Apr 17 Mike Schubert               Hoistington, Ks                  KO  3
May  3 "Chief" John Metoquah       Guymon, Ok                       LK  6
May 26 Ole Anderson                Omaha, Ne                         D 10

1923
Feb 22 Al Knapp                    Colorado Springs, Co             KO  1
Jun  2 Sully Montgomery            Juarez, Mx                       LK  3
          -Some sources report "Mexico City, Mx"
Aug  2 Sam Langford                Mexico City, Mx                   L 10
Aug  5 Andres Balsa                Mexico City, Mx                  LF  8
Sep 16 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers    Juarez, Mx                       TK  5
          -Flowers broke his hand;
          Some sources report 9/17/23 at "Mexico City, Mx";
          Some sources report "LF 5"
Oct 19 Sam Langford                Mexico City, Mx                  LK  3

1924
Jan  6 Sam Langford                Juarez, Mx                        L  8

1925
May 16 Jack Lynch                  Winslow, Az                       L 10
Oct 30 Battling Butch              Phoenix, Az                      LT  2

1932
Sep 22 Billy Papke                 Pasadena, Ca                     EX  3


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

1911
Jun  9 Joe Cox                     Joplin, Mo                       KO  2

1901
       Fred Davis                                                    W  6
       Pat Malloy                                                    W  6
       Ed Seaman                                                    LK  4
       Ray Condy                                                    KO  2
       Fred France                                                   W  6
       Kid Dawson                                                    W  3

1902
       Jack Lavelle                                                 LK  2
       Joe Tracy                                                    KO 15
          -Some sources report "W 15" 
       Barney Passow                                                KO 12
          -Some sources report "W 12"
       Ed Burns                                                     KO 11
          -Some sources report "W 11"
       Tommy Reilly                                                  D 10
       Jimmy Rowan                                                   W  6
       Andy Malloy                                                   W  2

1903
Aug 21 Austin Yale                 Pueblo, Co                       KO  7

1904
Jul 19 Fred Cooley                 Pueblo, Co                       KO  9

1905
Jul  4 Mike "Dummy" Rowan          Trinidad, Co                     KO  4

1909
Oct 12 Ralph Calloway              Boston, Ma                        L 20
          -Some sources report "W 12"

1913-1915
       Jack Thompson                                                ND  6

1919
       "Wild" Bill Reed                                             EX  6
       "Wild" Bill Reed                                             LK  4


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


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

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