Jimmy Gardner

BORN December 25 1885; Lisdoovarna, County Clare, Ireland
HEIGHT.. 5-7 3/4
WEIGHT 133-153 lbs
RACE White; Irish-American
Gardner was a scrappy competitor who knew how to fight; He was not a great power hitter but was clever and difficult to beat; He lost only four fights in his first 8 years in the ring and was knocked out only twice during his entire career - towards the end

Jimmy was a brother of George Gardner (once Light Heavyweight Champion) and Billy Gardner, and a brother-in-law to Joe Thomas, hard-hitting middleweight of the teens

Among those he defeated during his career were Belfield Walcott, Jack Carrig, Tommy Devine, Patsy Sweeney, Kid Griffo, Jimmy Kelly, George Memsic, Willie Fitzgerald, Jack O'Keefe, Rube Smith, Charley Sieger, Rufe Turner, Young Erne, Otto Sieloff, Harry Lewis, Clarence English, Joe Walcott, Jimmy Clabby, Jack Fitzgerald, Bill McKinnon, and Terry Martin

1901
Nov 29 Kid Brady                 Lowell, Ma                        W   4
Dec 11 Patsy McKenna             Boston, Ma                        L   4

1902
Jan  1 George Dart               Boston, Ma                        D   6
Jan 22 Johnny "Kid" Sheehan      Boston, Ma                        D   6
Mar 14 Johnny "Kid" Sheehan      Boston, Ma                       KO   2
Apr 28 Mark Cronson              Boston, Ma                        W   6
Apr 30 Johnny Taylor             Boston, Ma                       TK   3
May  8 Kid Hessell               Boston, Ma                        D   6
May 12 Jimmy Sullivan            Boston, Ma                        D   6
Jul  3 Johnny Glynn              Cambridge, Ma                    KO   2
Aug 13 Young Kelly               Wrentham, Ma                      D   6
Sep 23 Ned Maher                 Wrentham, Ma                     KO   3
Oct  1 Billy Ryan                Boston, Ma                       KO   4
Oct 22 Johnny Saxe               Bellows Falls, Vt                KO   2
Oct 29 Luther Manual             Boston, Ma                        W   6
Oct 30 Jimmy Kelly               Scituate, RI                      D  20
Nov 14 Jimmy Kelly               Scituate, RI                      D  20
Dec 18 Mike "Twin" Sullivan      Bellows Falls, Vt                 D  15
Dec 30 Arthur Cote               Lewiston, Me                     KO   5

1903
Jan  8 Belfield Walcott          Boston, Ma                        D   8
Jan 27 Mike "Twin" Sullivan      Boston, Ma                       NC   5
Feb 18 Belfield Walcott          Boston, Ma                        W   8
          -Some sources report "D 8"
Feb 19 Jimmy Kelly               Fall River, Ma                    D  10
Feb 23 Patsy Sweeney             Boston, Ma                        D  15
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Mar 31 Belfield Walcott          Boston, Ma                        W  15
          -Some sources report 3/21/03
Apr  9 Jack Carrig               Boston, Ma                       KO   3
Apr 20 Johnny Burns              Boston, Ma                        W  15
Jun 15 Tommy Devine              Boston, Ma                       KO   4
Jun 25 Martin Reilly             Fall River, Ma                   KO   2
Jun 30 Jimmy Kelly               Scituate, RI                      W   8
Jul  2 George "Elbows" McFadden  Boston, Ma                        D  10
Jul 20 Kid Coffey                Fall River, Ma                    W  15
Aug 10 Patsy Sweeney             Manchester, NH                    W  15
Sep  1 Tom McInerny              Boston, Ma                       KO   1
Sep  2 William "Spike" Sullivan  Fall River, Ma                    D  15
Sep 18 Kid Griffo                Boston, Ma                        W  12
Oct 12 Kid Griffo                Boston, Ma                        W  12
Oct 16 Kid Griffo                Boston, Ma                        W  12
Dec  9 Jimmy Kelly               Boston, Ma                       TK   3

1904
Jan  2 Jack Blackburn            Boston, Ma                        L  12
Jan 22 Kid Griffo                Marlboro, Ma                     KO   4
Mar 17 Mike Ward                 Chicago, Il                       W   6
Apr  8 Buddy Ryan                Chicago, Il                       D   6
May 20 George Memsic             Chicago, Il                      KO   3
Jun  3 Buddy Ryan                Chicago, Il                      TK   6
Jul  4 Patsy Sweeney             Manchester, NH                   KO   4
Jul 22 Willie Fitzgerald         Butte, Mt                        KO   5
Aug 26 Guy Ashley                Cambridge, Ma                    KO   3
Sep  5 Martin Canole             Manchester, NH                    D  10
Nov 18 Rube Smith                Denver, Co                       KO   5
Dec 15 Jack O'Keefe              Butte, Mt                        TK  11

1905
Mar 21 Charlie Sieger            Chelsea, Ma                       W  15
Jun 20 Jack O'Keefe              Salt Lake City, Ut                D  20
Aug  4 Rufe Turner               San Francisco, Ca                KO  11
          -Some sources report "Colma, Ca"
Aug 25 Buddy Ryan                Colma, Ca                        TK  15
Nov 24 Mike "Twin" Sullivan      San Francisco, Ca                 L  20

1906
Feb  5 Young Erne                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK   5
Feb 10 Harry Lewis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   6
Feb 22 Willie Lewis              New York, NY                     ND   3
Mar 10 Harry Lewis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   6
Mar 27 Jack Dougherty            Milwaukee, Wi                     D   8
Apr 18 Wilie Fitzgerald          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   6
Apr 24 Jack O'Keefe              Kalamazoo, Mi                    ND  10
May 23 Jack O'Keefe              Indianapolis, In                 KO   5
Nov 15 Jack Dougherty            Davenport, Ia                    KO   9
Nov 29 Otto Sieloff              Fort Wayne, In                   KO   3
Dec 11 Rube Smith                Denver, Co                        W  10

1907
Jan 29 Jeff Doherty              Lowell, Ma                       TK   3
Apr 27 Jack Reed                 Chicago, Il                       W   6
May 21 Harry Lewis               Denver, Co                        W  10
Jul 19 Clarence English          Fort Wayne, In                    W  10
Sep  2 Dick Fitzpatrick          Fort Wayne, In                   KO   2
Nov  8 John "Unk" Russell        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   6

1908
Jan  7 Joe Walcott               Boston, Ma                        W  12
Apr 22 Mike "Twin" Sullivan      Los Angeles, Ca                   L  25
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by California state)
Jun 26 Kyle Whitney              San Francisco, Ca                TK  13
Nov  7 Jimmy Clabby              New Orleans, La                   W  15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by Louisiana state)
Nov 26 Jimmy Clabby              New Orleans, La                   D  20
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by Louisiana state)

1909
Jan 25 Harry Mansfield           Philadelphia, Pa                 KO   1
Feb  5 Jack Fitzgerald           Philadelphia, Pa                 TK   4
Mar  2 Bill McKinnon             Boston, Ma                        W  12
May 11 Bill McKinnon             Boston, Ma                        W  12
Jun  8 Tommy Quill               Boston, Ma                        D  12
Sep 15 Clarence English          Omaha, Ne                        ND  10
Oct  2 Young Loughrey            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   6
Oct 26 Bill McKinnon             Boston, Ma                       TK   4
Nov 29 Mike "Twin" Sullivan      New Haven, Ct                    ND  12
          -Some sources report "L 12" at "Cambridge, Ma"

1910
Mar 11 Jimmy Clabby              Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  10
Apr 12 Frank Klaus               Boston, Ma                        L  12
Aug  9 Bill McKinnon             Portland, Me                     ND   6
Oct 17 Leo Houck                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   6
Nov 29 Frank Klaus               Boston, Ma                        W  12

1911
Jan 18 Terry Martin              Fall River, Ma                   TK   3
Jan 31 Frank Klaus               Boston, Ma                        D  12
Feb 22 Jack Dillon               Indianapolis, In                 ND  10
Mar 21 Jack O'Keefe              Denver, Co                       TK   6
Apr 11 Frank Klaus               Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND   6

1912
Feb  3 Jack Dillon               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   6
May  1 Howard Baker              Denver, Co                        W  10

1913
Jun 17 Fighting Kennedy          Manchester, NH                   KO   8
Jul  1 Frank Klaus               Boston, Ma                       LK   3

1916
Dec 29 Joe Rivers                Boston, Ma                       KO   2

1917
Feb 22 Joe Eagan                 Boston, Ma                       LK  10
Jun 15 Johnny "Kid" Alberts      Boston, Ma                        W  12


*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1903
Mar 23 Danny Duane               Boston, Ma                        L  8


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