Jim Jeffords

BORN    c. 1875; in California (Some sources report 1880)
DIED    1969
HEIGHT  6-4
WEIGHT  190-200 lbs

 

Jeffords did his early fighting in California but soon traveled to the East where he engaged in the vast majority of his bouts

During his career, he scored official wins over such men as Peter Jackson, Walter Johnson, Jack McCormick, Fred Cooley, Yank Kenny, Joe Butler, and Morris Harris

*** AMATEUR  BOUTS ***

1898
       H. Johnson                                                    D  4
       Bill Weston                                                  KO  2
       Frank Russell                                                 W  4
          -Perhaps, this man was Fred Russell
       James McCarty                                                 W  4
       Bill Roddney                                                  D  4
       Charles McLaughlin                                           KO  2
Apr  6 Jim Jeffries                Angels Camp, Ca                  EX   
       George Allen                                                 WF  4
       George Allen                                                 KO  2
       Jack Breen                                                   KO  3
       Jack Morris                                                  KO  4

1899 
       Pat McEvinn                                                  KO  1
       Fred Jarrett                                                 KO  1

*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

1899
May 16 Jack Stelzner               San Francisco, Ca                LF 10
          -Some sources report "LF 11";
          Some sources report "LT 11"
Jul 20 Bob Jones                   San Francisco, Ca                KO  5
       Peter Jackson               Nanaimo, BC, Can                 EX 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
       Peter Jackson               Victoria, BC, Can                EX  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Aug 23 Peter Jackson               Vancouver, BC, Ca                KO  4
Aug 29 Nick Burley                 Portland, Or                     KO  1
Oct 24 Gus Ruhlin                  Brooklyn, NY                     LT  5
Nov 27 Bob Armstrong               Brooklyn, NY                     LT  3

1900
Feb 19 Tom Sharkey                 Detroit, Mi                      LK  2
Mar 12 Walter Johnson              Buffalo, NY                       W 20
May  9 Billy Wall                  Erie, Pa                         KO  1
          -Some sources report "Billy Ward"
May 21 Jim Fitzpatrick             Buffalo, NY                      TK 11
Jul  2 Al Weinig                   Buffalo, NY                      LK  8
Aug 20 Jim Fitzpatrick             Buffalo, NY                       W 25
Sep 14 Peter Maher                 Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  2
          -Police intervened;
          Some sources report "Lancaster, Pa"
Dec 30 Jim "Jack" McCormick        Allentown, Pa                     W 10

1901
Jul  4 Joe Goddard                 Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Oct  3 Peter Maher                 Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Nov  8 Peter Maher                 Baltimore, Md                    LK  2
Dec 30 Jim "Jack" McCormick        Allentown, Pa                     W 15
          -Some sources report "KO 15" on 12/06/01

1902
Jan 16 Al Weinig                   Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  3
Feb 18 Jim Fitzpatrick             Allentown, Pa                    WF  9
Apr  8 Charles Haghey              Allentown, Pa                     D 15
May 17 George Arbuckle             Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
Sep 11 Peter Maher                 Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  1
Oct 22 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 10/23/02
Nov 20 Jim "Jack" McCormick        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1903
Mar  9 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Allegheny, Pa                    ND 10
Apr 29 Chris Himmler               Savannah, Ga                     KO  9
May 28 George Feeley               Savannah, Ga                     KO  3
          -Feeley died 5/31/03 from injuries suffered in this bout
Jul 11 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 27 Fred Cooley                 Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  5
          -Jeffords suffered an arm injury
Nov  9 Fred Cooley                 Chester, Pa                      KO  2
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"
Dec 24 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1904
Jan 14 Mike Schreck                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 21 Yank Kenny                  Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  1
Feb 18 Joe Grim                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 12 Gus Ruhlin                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  6 Gus Ruhlin                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 12 Jack Bonner                 Mahanoy City, Pa                 ND 10
Apr 30 Peter Maher                 Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  2
Aug 15 George Gardner              Butte, Mt                        LK  3
Oct 21 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Baltimore, Md                    LK  3
Nov 19 Fred Cooley                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5

1905
Jan  2 Fred Cooley                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Jan  6 Joe Butler                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Jan 21 Ben Coleman                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
          -Some sources report "Norristown, Pa"
Feb 21 Larry Temple                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 2/22/05
Mar 10 Morris Harris               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 21 Jack Butler                 Allentown, Pa                    ND 10
Apr 22 Jack Bonner                 Allentown, Pa                    ND 10
Apr 25 Jack Johnson                Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  4
Jun 29 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 14 Larry Temple                Wheeling, WV                     LK  4
Oct 26 Joe Jeannette               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 10/29/05

1906
Jan 24 George Gardner              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Jeffords broke an arm when the men fell
          out of the ring during the last round
Nov  8 Jack Johnson                Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6

1907
Jan  2 Morris Harris               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 26 Sailor Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 10 Joe Jeannette               Portland, Me                     LK  7
Apr 13 Fred Bradley                Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  4
Apr 25 Fred Bradley                Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3
Jul 17 Tom Cutler                  Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3

1908
Jan 27 Joe Jeannette               New York, NY                     LK  2
Mar 16 Tony Ross                   New Castle, Pa                   LK  3
Sep 17 Jim Stewart                 New York, NY                     LK  2

1909
May 19 Nat Dewey                   Salt Lake City, Ut               LK 12


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

Undated (1896-1900)
       Theodore Van Buskirk                                         LT  2
       Theodore Van Buskirk                                          L   
       J.J. Jeffries                                                 D  4
          -Perhaps, this man was Jim Jeffries or Jack Jeffries

*** Most Data Was Provided By Luckett Davis and Gary Phillips ***

Record prepared by  Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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