Jim Jeffries
(James Jackson Jeffries)
(the "Boilermaker")

BORN     April 15 1875; Carroll, Ohio
DIED     March 3 1953; Burbank, California
HEIGHT   6-2 1/2
WEIGHT   206-227 lbs
MANAGERS Billy Gallagher, William Brady
RECORD 18-1-2 (15 KO)

Jeffries is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all-time; He was not a polished boxer but was blessed with enormous strength, power, stamina, chin and determination

Due to early day reports, there is much question as to whether some bouts were exhibitions or actual wins; The knockouts in England during 1900 are not included in his statistics

Many boxing people rated him as the best heavyweight ever - Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson, Jim Corbett, Tommy Burns, Tom Sharkey, Jack Root, Willie Ritchie, Patsy Haley, Dan Morgan, Joe Woodman, DeWitt Van Court and Hugh Fullerton - to name a few

Nat Fleischer ranked Jeffries as the #2 All-Time Heavyweight; Charley Rose ranked him as the #5 All-Time Heavyweight; Jeffries was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990

New Book --   IN THE RING WITH JAMES J. JEFFRIES   by Adam J. Pollack

New Book --   ULTIMATE TOUGH GUY   by Jim Carney Jr.

New Book --   A MAN AMONG MEN   by Kelly Richard Nicholson

 


Jeffries Training/Sparring #1 Video Clip

Jeffries Training/Sparring #2 Video Clip

Jeffries-Fitzsimmons #1 1899 Re-Enactment Fight Video Clip

Jeffries-Sharkey #2 1899 Fight Video Clip   !!!

Jeffries-Ruhlin #2 1901 Fight Video Clip   !!!

Jeffries-Sharkey-Ruhlin Brief Fight Video Clip - (from Jamie Pritchard)

Jeffries' Career Record Summary Video Clip

How Good Was Jim Jeffries ? Video Clip

How Does Jim Jeffries Rank Among The All-Time Heavyweights ? Video Clip

Jeffries - The Final Analysis Video Clip

Jeffries Speaks Video Clip

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Reported But Not Confirmed
 
       Frank Childs                                                KO   
       Kid Cotton                                                  KO   
       "Denver" Ed Martin                                          KO   
 
Undated
 
       Jim Barber                                                  KO  2
          -In an interview with Nat Fleischer, Jeffries claimed
            the fight took place, but in the book, Two-Fisted Jeff,
            he said it was not a real boxing match, only a "rough
            and tumble wrestling" match on Santa Monica beach:
            "One Sunday we [Jeff and Barber] went to the beach
            in Santa Monica and were loafing around in our bathing
            suits. In some way we starting scuffling, grabbed hold
            of each other, and from play we went at it to see which
            was the better man. We fought and wrestled all over that
            beach, tore up half an acre of sand and gravel and when
            we were finally finished we were skinned from head to 
            foot where the sand and gravel had rasped us like a file. 
            We were both all in, but Barber, panting, said: 'By gosh,
            Jim, it's lucky they didn't get us to fight. You're a
            better man than I am.' Until then I had thought of him
            as the strongest man in California and to beat him at
            rough and tumble wrestling settled the matter. That 
            night I made up my mind finally, to be a fighter. If 
            I was strong enough to beat Jim Barber, I need fear 
            no one."

       John Brink                 Los Angeles, Ca                  EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with Brink

1895
Sep 19 Hank Griffin               Los Angeles, Ca                  KO 14
Oct 29 Hank "Kid" Lorraine        Los Angeles, Ca                  TK  2
          -Jeffries once said this was an exhibition bout
 
1896
Jan 10 V.A. Magnin                Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  3
          -Some reports state that Magnin fought "Bill Jeffries"
            but this was probably "Jim Jeffries"
 
          -According to Billy Gallagher, he and Jeffries toured
            Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico; Jeffries
            took on all-comers; Jeffries later said this tour never
            took place
 
May    Billy Gallagher                                             EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with Gallagher
Jun    Billy Gallagher                                             EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with Gallagher
Jun    "Ausralian" Billy Smith                                     EX   
Jul  2 Dan Long                   San Francisco, Ca                KO  2
 
1897
Feb    James "Soldier" Walker     San Francisco, Ca                EX   
Feb 22 Jack Stelzner              Los Angeles, Ca                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Stelzner injured his back
Feb 25 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX   
Feb 26 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX   
Feb 27 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX   
Mar  1 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  2
Mar  5 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
Mar  5 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
Mar  5 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
Mar  5 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
          -The previous 4 sessions were held the same date
Mar  6 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX   
Mar  7 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  3
Mar  8 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  4
Mar  9 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX   
Mar 10 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  4
Mar 11 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  3
Mar 12 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
Mar 12 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
Mar 12 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
          -The previous 3 sessions were held the same date
Mar 13 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
Mar 13 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
Mar 13 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
Mar 13 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
          -The previous 4 sessions were held the same date
Mar 14 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
Mar 14 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX  1
          -The previous 2 sessions were held the same date
Mar 15 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv           EX   
Mar    Theodore Van Buskirk       San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed;
          Jeffries was ill with infleunza (or pneumonia);
          Van Buskirk accused Jeffries of being scared
Apr  8 Billy Woods                Oakland, Ca                      EX  3
Apr  9 Theodore Van Buskirk       San Francisco, Ca                KO  2
Apr 27 Billy Woods                Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  6
May 19 Henry Baker                San Francisco, Ca                TK  9
Jul 17 Gus Ruhlin                 San Francisco, Ca                 D 20
Nov 30 Joe Choynski               San Francisco, Ca                 D 20
 
1898
Jan  7 Tom Sharkey                San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Authorities would not issue a license
Feb    Tommy Ryan                 Los Angeles, Ca                  EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with Ryan
Feb 28 Joe Goddard                Los Angeles, Ca                  TK  4
          -Some sources report "TK 3"
       Jack Stelzner              Oakland, Ca                      EX   
          -This bout was held during Feb-Mar 1898
Mar    Jack Jeffries                                               EX   
        -Jeffries sparred regularly with brother Jack
Mar    DeWitt Van Court                                            EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with Van Court
Mar 22 Peter Jackson              San Francisco, Ca                TK  3
Mar    -Jeffries was scheduled to spar regularly in San Francisco, Ca
Apr  6 Jim Jeffords               Angels Camp, Ca                  EX   
Apr    Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX   
        -Jeffries sparred regularly with brother Jack
Apr    Jack Stelzner              Oakland, Ca                      EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with Stelzner
Apr    DeWitt Van Court           Oakland, Ca                      EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with DeWitt Van Court
Apr    Eugene Van Court           Oakland, Ca                      EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with Eugene Van Court
Apr 22 "Mexican" Pete Everett     San Francisco, Ca                KO  3
May  4 Jack Stelzner              Oakland, Ca                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
           Stelzner was ill and could not fight
May  4 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  3
        -Jeffries sparred regularly with brother Jack
May    Jack Stelzner              Oakland, Ca                      EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with Stelzner
May    DeWitt Van Court           Oakland, Ca                      EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with DeWitt Van Court
May    Eugene Van Court           Oakland, Ca                      EX   
          -Jeffries sparred regularly with Eugene Van Court
May  6 Tom Sharkey                San Francisco, Ca                 W 20
May  9 Jack Stelzner              Oakland, Ca                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
May  9 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  3
          -This bout was part of the play, The Prisoner of Algiers,
          that ran from May 9-14, 1898; Jim and Jack likely sparred
          each night
Jul    Tom "Stockings" Conroy                                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
           Conroy was ill and could not fight
Aug  5 Bob Armstrong              New York, NY                      W 10
Aug  5 Steve O'Donnell            New York, NY                    SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same
            evening; Jeffries injured his hand on Armstrong's
            head; The O'Donnell bout was then cancelled
 
1899
Feb    Jack Jeffries              Boston, Ma                       EX   
Feb 20 Jack Jeffries              New York, NY                     EX   
         -Jeffries sparred vs. Jack Jeffries for a week
Mar 20 Jim McCormick              New York, NY                     EX  3
         -Jeffries sparred vs. Jim McCormick for a week
Apr  4 Jim Daly                   Dayton, Oh                       EX   
Apr  5 Jim Daly                   Kansas City, Mo                  EX  3
Apr  6 Jim Daly                   St. Louis, Mo                    EX  3
Apr  6 Jim Daly                   St. Louis, Mo                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr  8 Jim Daly                   St. Louis, Mo                    EX  3
Apr  8 Jim Daly                   St. Louis, Mo                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr  9 Jim Daly                   Chicago, Il                      EX  3
          -Jeffries sparred vs. Jim Daly for a week
Apr 17 Jim Daly                   Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3 
Apr 17 Jim Daly                   Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3 
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
           Jeffries sparred vs. Jim Daly for a week
May 30 Tommy Ryan                 Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
May 30 Jim Daly                   Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
May 30 Jack Jeffries              Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
          -This bout was a wrestling session;
           The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
May 31 Tommy Ryan                 Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX  6
May 31 Jim Daly                   Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jun  5 Tommy Ryan                 Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
Jun  5 Jim Daly                   Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
Jun  5 Jack Jeffries              Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Jun  6 Jack Jeffries              Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
          -This bout was a wrestling session
Jun  7 Jim Daly                   Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX  3 
Jun  7 Jim Daly                   Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX  3 
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jun  9 Bob Fitzsimmons            Coney Island, NY                 KO 11
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun 10 Jim Daly                   Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Jun 11 -Jeffries refereed a baseball game in Paterson, NJ
Jun 12 Jim Daly                   Coney Island, NY                 EX  3
Jun 15 Jim Daly                   New London, Ct                   EX  3
Jun 15 -Jeffries refereed a baseball game in New London, Ct
Jun 17 Bob Fitzsimmons            Coney Island, NY                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
            Likely, it was not held since Jeffries sparred with Daly
Jun 17 Jim Daly                   New York, NY                     EX  3
Jun 18 -Jeffries refereed a baseball game in Weehawken, NJ
Jun 18 -Jeffries refereed a baseball game in New Haven, Ct
Jun 18 Jack Jeffries              New Haven, Ct                    EX   
Jun 19 Tommy Ryan                 Coney Island, NY                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 23 Jack Jeffries              Wheeling, WV                     EX   
Jun 24 Jack Jeffries              Louisville, Ky                   EX  5
Jun 25 Jack Jeffries              St. Louis, Mo                    EX  3
Jun 25 Jack Jeffries              St. Louis, Mo                    EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jun 26 -Jeffries umpired a baseball game between local
            teams the afternoon before the exhibition
Jun 26 Jack Jeffries              Chicago, Il                      EX  4
          -In the fourth round, Jack and Jeff "re-created"
            Jeff's knockout of Fitzsimmons - according to
            the Chicago (Il) Tribune; After Jack faked
            taking a ten count from Referee George Siler,
            Jeffries walked over and kicked him in the
            fanny to the delight of the crowd
Jun 28 Jack Jeffries              Kansas City, Mo                  EX  5
Jul  3 Jack Jeffries              Salt Lake City, Ut               EX  4
Jul  4 Jack Jeffries              Salt Lake City, Ut               EX  3
         -This was a short three-round exhibition after the second inning
         of a baseball game in which Jim umpired
Jul  4 Jack Jeffries              Salt Lake City, Ut               EX  3
         -This was a short three-round exhibition after the second inning
         of another baseball game in which Jim umpired;
         The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul  6 Alec Greggains             San Francisco, Ca                EX  3
Jul  6 Jack Jeffries              San Francisco, Ca                EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul  7 -Jeffries was scheduled to appear in Oakland, Ca
Jul  8 Jim Daly                   San Jose, Ca                     EX  4
          -Some sources report "EX 3"
Jul  8 -Jeffries was scheduled to umpire a baseball game in San Jose, Ca
Jul  8 Jack Jeffries              San Jose, Ca                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul  9 Jack Jeffries              San Francisco, Ca                EX  4
Jul 10 Jack Jeffries              Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  4
Jul 10 Jack Jeffries              Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul 14 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX   
Jul 15 Jack Jeffries              Sacramento, Ca                   EX  4
Jul 25 Jack Jeffries              Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
Jul 27 -Jeffries sailed for Southampton, England
Aug  4 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                      EX  4
Aug  7 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                      EX   
          -Some sources report Jack used the name "Ed Dunkhorst"
Aug  7 George Chrisp              London, Eng                      EX  3
          -Sources give the same date for the previous 2 bouts
Aug  8 George Chrisp              London, Eng                      EX  3
Aug  9 George Chrisp              London, Eng                      EX  3
Aug 11 George Chrisp              London, Eng                      EX  3
Aug 12 George Chrisp              London, Eng                      EX  3
Aug 12 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
          Some sources report Jack used the name "Ed Dunkhorst";
          The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same date
Aug 14 Wolf Bendoff               London, Eng                     SCH   
Aug 14 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                     SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same date;
          Some sources report Jack used the name "Ed Dunkhorst"
          The outcomes are not known
Aug 15 Jack Scales                London, Eng                      EX  3
Aug 16 Jack Walsh                 London, Eng                     SCH   
Aug 16 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                     SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same date;
          Some sources report Jack used the name "Ed Dunkhorst"
          The outcomes are not known
Aug 17 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                      EX  2
Aug 17 Arthur Morris              London, Eng                      EX  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 18 Jack Scales                London, Eng                     SCH   
Aug 18 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                     SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same date;
          Some sources report Jack used the name "Ed Dunkhorst"
          The outcomes are not known
Aug 21 Arthur Morris              London, Eng                     SCH   
Aug 21 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                     SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same date;
          Some sources report Jack used the name "Ed Dunkhorst"
          The outcomes are not known
Aug 22 Wolf Bendoff               London, Eng                     SCH   
Aug 22 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                     SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same date;
          Some sources report Jack used the name "Jack Dunkhorst"
          The outcomes are not known
Aug 23 Jack Walsh                 London, Eng                     SCH   
Aug 23 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                     SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same date;
          Some sources report Jack used the name "Jack Dunkhorst"
          The outcomes are not known
Aug 24 Jack Jeffries              London, Eng                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
          Some sources report Jack used the name "Jack Dunkhorst"
Sep 11 Jack Jeffries              Liverpool, Eng                   EX  4
          -Some sources report Jack used the name "Ed Dunkhorst"

          -Jeffries knocked out 6 opponents in England
 
       Jack Jeffries              Paris, Fr                        EX  4
       M. LaBlahe                 Paris, Fr                        EX   
       Jack Scales                Paris, Fr                        EX  4

          -Jeffries took on all-comers in Scotland
          -Jeffries took on all-comers in Ireland

Sep 22 Jack Jeffries              Boston, Ma                       EX   
Sep 23 Jack Jeffries              New York, NY                     EX   
Oct    Ernest Roeber              Asbury Park, NJ          (15:00) EX   
          -This was a wrestling bout
    
From two newspapers on October 18, 1899 - regarding the injury to Jim Jeffries' left arm

From the New York (NY) Times --

From the Oshkosh, Wi Daily Northwestern --

Oct 24 Tommy Ryan                 Asbury Park, NJ                  EX  6
Oct 24 Ernest Roeber              Asbury Park, NJ          (15:00) EX   
          -This was a wrestling bout;
           The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Oct 27 Tom Sharkey                Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World;
           This bout was scheduled but postponed due
           to the injury to Jeffries' left arm
Oct 27 Jack Jeffries              Asbury Park, NJ                  EX   
Oct 27 Tommy Ryan                 Asbury Park, NJ                  EX  6
Oct 27 Ernest Roeber              Asbury Park, NJ          (15:00) EX   
          -This was a wrestling bout;
           The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Oct 31 Tommy Ryan                 Asbury Park, NJ                  EX  6
Nov  3 Tom Sharkey                Coney Island, NY                  W 25
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov  4 Joe Goddard                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov  6 Jack Jeffries              New York, NY                     EX   
          -This bout was part of a show, Around New York in Eighty Minutes
Nov 16 Tom Sharkey                Brooklyn, NY                     EX  1
          -Jeffries and Sharkey fought a one round "retake"
            of the last round of their title fight, which
            had not been captured by the cameras
 
1899-1900
          -Jeffries toured the United States and took on all-comers;
            He also gave theatrical performances in a play,
            The Man from the West
 
1900
Mar    -Jeffries trained with Tommy Ryan and Jack Jeffries
Apr  5 Jack McCormick             Chicago, Il                     SCH   
Apr  5 Jim Barnes                 Chicago, Il                     SCH   
Apr  5 George Lawlor              Chicago, Il                     SCH   
          -The previous 3 bouts were scheduled for the same date but not held 
Apr  6 Jack Finnegan              Detroit, Mi               (0:55) KO  1
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Apr    -Jeffries trained at Allenhurst, NJ for the Jim Corbett fight
Apr 16 Jack Jeffries              Allenhurst, NJ                   EX   
Apr 16 Tommy Ryan                 Allenhurst, NJ                   EX   
Apr 16 Ed Dunkhorst               Allenhurst, NJ                   EX   
          -This was a wrestling session;
           The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Apr 24 Jack Jeffries              Allenhurst, NJ                   EX  3
Apr 24 Ed Dunkhorst               Allenhurst, NJ                   EX  3
Apr 24 Tommy Ryan                 Allenhurst, NJ                   EX  4
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Apr 29 John L. Sullivan           New York, NY                     EX  3
May  3 Jack Jeffries              Allenhurst, NJ                   EX  4
May  3 Tommy Ryan                 Allenhurst, NJ                   EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May  5 Tommy Ryan                 Allenhurst, NJ                   EX  5
May  5 Ed Dunkhorst               Allenhurst, NJ                   EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May  8 W.O. Inglis                Allenhurst, NJ                   EX  2
May  8 Jack Jeffries              Allenhurst, NJ                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May 11 Jim Corbett                Coney Island, NY          (2:11) KO 23
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
May 12 -Jeffries umpired a baseball game in Philadelphia, Pa
May 13 -Jeffries umpired a baseball game in Weehawken, NJ
May 17 Jack McCormick             Reading, Pa                      EX  4
Jul 30 Charles "Kid" McCoy        New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
            Final details could not be agreed upon

          -Jeffries umpired several baseball games

Aug 27 Jack McCormick             Norfolk, Va                      EX  3
Aug 29 John L. Sullivan           New York, NY                     EX  3
 
1901
Jan  7 Bob Armstrong              Allenhurst, NJ                   EX   
Jan  7 Jack Jeffries              Allenhurst, NJ                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jan    -Jeffries sparred frequently with Bob Armstrong and Jack Jeffries
Jan 26 Bob Armstrong              Cincinnati, Oh                   EX  4
Feb 15 Gus Ruhlin                 Cincinnati, Oh                  SCH   
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World;
            This bout was scheduled but not held;
            Governor Nash of Ohio prevented the bout
Sep 15 Jack Jeffries              San Francisco, Ca                EX  3
Sep 16 Jack Jeffries              Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  3
Sep 17 Hank Griffin               Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  4
Sep 21 Jack Jeffries              Fresno, Ca                       EX  3
Sep 24 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      KO  2
          -Some sources report "EX 2"
Sep 25 Jack Jeffries              Stockton, Ca                     EX   
Oct  2 Jack Jeffries              Bakersfield, Ca                  EX   
Oct 25 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
Oct 31 Bob Armstrong              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
Oct 31 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov  2 Bob Armstrong              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  
Nov  2 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov  4 Bob Armstrong              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
Nov  4 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov  5 Bob Armstrong              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
Nov  5 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov 11 Bob Armstrong              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Nov 11 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Nov 11 Bob Armstrong              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Nov 11 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Nov 11 Bob Armstrong              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Nov 11 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Nov 11 Bob Armstrong              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Nov 11 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
          -The previous 8 bouts were held the same date
Nov 12 Bob Armstrong              Oakland, Ca                      EX   
Nov 15 Gus Ruhlin                 San Francisco, Ca                TK  5
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Dec 16 Jack Jeffries              Salt Lake City, Ut               EX   
Dec 20 Young Corbett II           Denver, Co                       EX  6
Dec 20 Jack Jeffries              Denver, Co                       EX  6
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec    Jack Jeffries              Omaha, Ne                        EX  
Dec 25 Jack Jeffries              Kansas City, Mo                  EX  6
 
1902
May  5 Jack Jeffries              Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  3
May 11 Jack Jeffries              Los Angeles, Ca                  EX   
May    -Jeffries sparred regularly with Jack Jeffries and Joe Kennedy
Jun    -Jeffries began training in Harbin Springs, Ca
Jun    -Jeffries sparred regularly with Jack Jeffries and Joe Kennedy
Jul  1 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
Jul  1 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul  3 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
Jul  3 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul  8 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
Jul 10 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
Jul 10 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul 11 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
Jul 11 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul 14 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 14 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 14 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 14 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 14 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 14 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 14 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 14 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
          -The previous 8 bouts were held the same date
Jul 15 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 15 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 15 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 15 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 15 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 15 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 15 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 15 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
          -The previous 8 bouts were held the same date
Jul 16 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 16 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 16 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 16 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 16 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 16 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 16 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 16 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
          -The previous 8 bouts were held the same date
Jul 19 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 19 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 19 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 19 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 19 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 19 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 19 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 19 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
          -The previous 8 bouts were held the same date
Jul 20 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 20 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 20 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 20 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 20 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 20 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 20 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 20 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
          -The previous 8 bouts were held the same date
Jul 21 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 21 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 21 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 21 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 21 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 21 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 21 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 21 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
          -The previous 8 bouts were held the same date
Jul 22 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 22 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 22 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 22 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 22 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 22 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 22 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 22 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
          -The previous 8 bouts were held the same date
Jul 23 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Jack Jeffries              Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
Jul 23 Joe Kennedy                Oakland, Ca                      EX  1
          -The previous 12 bouts were held the same date
Jul 25 Bob Fitzsimmons            San Francisco, Ca                KO  8
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
 
          -Jeffries toured the western United States with   
           Bob Fitzsimmons and took on all-comers
 
Dec    Bob Fitzsimmons            San Francisco, Ca                EX   
Dec 14 Bob Fitzsimmons            Spokane, Wa                      EX   
Dec 18 Bob Fitzsimmons            Missoula, Mt                     EX  3
Dec 19 Jack Munroe                Butte, Mt                        EX  4
          -Some sources report 12/20/02; Munroe lasted and claimed win;
Some sources state that Munroe knocked Jeffries down; Actually, Jeffries slipped to the floor while throwing a punch; Munroe went to the floor several times to avoid taking blows;
This bout was not held during 1903
Dec 20 Bob Fitzsimmons Butte, Mt EX 4 Dec 22 Bob Fitzsimmons Anaconda, Mt EX 3 Dec 25 Bob Fitzsimmons Great Falls, Mt SCH -This out was scheduled; The outcome is not known Dec 30 Bob Fitzsimmons Pocatello, Id EX  
1903
Feb  5 Bob Fitzsimmons            St. Louis, Mo                    EX   
Feb  6 Bob Fitzsimmons            Paducah, Ky                      EX   
Feb 12 Bob Fitzsimmons            Evansville, In                   EX   
Feb 19 Bob Fitzsimmons            Nelsonville, Oh                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           The mayor threatened to arrest both men
Mar  2 Bob Fitzsimmons            Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Mar  3 Bob Fitzsimmons            Chester, Pa                      EX  3
Mar  4 Bob Fitzsimmons            Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
May 21 -Jeffries refereed the Dixie Kid-Al Neill bout at Los Angeles, Ca
Jul 31 Bob Fitzsimmons            Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
          -This was a wrestling session
Aug  1 Bob Fitzsimmons            Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  2
Aug  1 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  2
Aug  1 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  2
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug  2 Bob Fitzsimmons            Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  2
Aug  2 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  2
Aug  2 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  2
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug  3 Bob Fitzsimmons            Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
Aug  3 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  1
Aug  3 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  1
Aug  3 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  1
Aug  3 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  1
Aug  3 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  1
Aug  3 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  1
          -The previous 7 bouts were held the same date
Aug  4 Bob Fitzsimmons            Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
Aug  4 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
Aug  4 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug  5 Bob Fitzsimmons            Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
Aug  5 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
Aug  5 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug  6 Bob Fitzsimmons            Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
Aug  6 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
Aug  6 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug  7 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
Aug  7 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were wrestling sessions held the same date
Aug 10 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
Aug 10 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were wrestling sessions held the same date
Aug 11 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  2
Aug 11 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were wrestling sessions held the same date
Aug 14 Jim Corbett                San Francisco, Ca                KO 10
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov    -Jeffries and Joe Kennedy went on an exhibition tour
            during Nov-Dec 1903
Dec  7 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec  7 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec  8 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec  8 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec  9 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec  9 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 10 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  1
Dec 10 Steve O'Donnell            Boston, Ma                       EX  1
Dec 10 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  1
Dec 10 Steve O'Donnell            Boston, Ma                       EX  1
Dec 10 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  1
Dec 10 Steve O'Donnell            Boston, Ma                       EX  1
Dec 10 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  1
          -The previous 7 bouts were held the same date
Dec 11 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -Some sources report "Steve O'Donnell"
Dec 11 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 12 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec 12 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 13 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec 13 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 14 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec 14 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 15 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec 15 Joe Kennedy                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
 
1904
Jan 13 Joe Kennedy                Springfield, Ma                  EX  2
          -Police stopped this bout after two rounds
Feb 15 Joe Kennedy                New York, NY                     EX  4
Feb 17 Joe Kennedy                New York, NY                     EX  3
Mar 31 Joe Kennedy                New York, NY                     EX  3
Apr 24 -Jeffries married Freda Mayer
Jun    Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
Jun    Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
Aug  9 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
Aug 14 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
Aug 14 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 15 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
Aug 15 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 16 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
Aug 16 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 17 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
Aug 17 Jack Jeffries              Harbin Springs, Ca               EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 18 Joe Kennedy                Harbin Springs, Ca               EX   
       Joe Choynski               San Francisco, Ca                EX   
Aug 26 Jack Munroe                San Francisco, Ca                TK  2
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
1905
May 13 Joe Kennedy                Chicago, Il                      EX  3
May 13 -Jeffries announced his retirement from boxing
            and relinquished the Heavyweight Championship
            (Some sources report 5/02/1905; Others report
            5/15/1905)
Jul  3 -Jeffries refereed the Marvin Hart-Jack Root
            World Heavyweight Championship bout at Reno, Nv
 
1906
Apr 24 Jack Root                  Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  2
Apr 24 Dan Long                   Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
 
1907
Jan 18 -Jeffries refereed the Abe Attell-Harry Baker
            World Featherweight Championship bout at Los Angeles, Ca
Jul  4 -Jeffries refereed the Tommy Burns-Bill Squires
            World Heavyweight Championship bout at Colma, Ca
Sep    Bill Squires               Ely, Nv                         SCH   
          -This bout was tentatively scheduled as a
            Heavyweight Championship but fell through
Sep 27 -Jeffries refereed the Joe Gans-George Memsic
            World Lightweight Championship bout at Los Angeles, Ca
 
1908
Jan  1 -Jeffries refereed the Abe Attell-Owen Moran
            World Featherweight Championship bout at Colma, Ca
Apr 23 -Jeffries refereed the Mike "Twin" Sullivan-Jimmy Gardner
            World Welterweight Championship bout at Vernon, Ca
Sep  7 -Jeffries refereed the Stanley Ketchel-Billy Papke
            World Middleweight Championship bout at Vernon, Ca
 
1909
Feb 18 Sam Berger                 Monterey, Ca                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 15 Sam Berger                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   EX  6
Jun 16 Sam Berger                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Jun 22 Sam Berger                 Troy, NY                         EX  4
Jun 24 Sam Berger                 Albany, NY                       EX  6
Jun 29 Sam Berger                 Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 EX   
Dec  1 Sam Berger                 New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
 
1909-1910
       Jack Root                                                   EX   
 
1910
Apr 14 Bob Armstrong              Ben Lomond, Ca                   EX   
Apr 15 Farmer Burns               Ben Lomond, Ca                   EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Apr 15 Bob Armstrong              Ben Lomond, Ca                   EX   
Apr 15 Sam Berger                 Ben Lomond, Ca                   EX   
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
May 16 Bob Armstrong              Ben Lomond, Ca                   EX   
Jun    Bob Armstrong                                               EX   
Jun    Sam Berger                 San Francisco, Ca                EX   
Jun    Jim Corbett                Moana Springs, Ca                EX   
Jul    Joe Choynski               Reno, Nv                         EX   
Jul  4 Jack Johnson               Port Richmond, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
            The Governor would not allow this bout
            to be held in California
Jul  4 Jack Johnson               Reno, Nv                  (2:20) LT 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
 
1921
May  3 Jack Jeffries              Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  3
 
1927
May  3 Tom Sharkey                San Francisco, Ca                EX  1
 
1920-1930
          -Jeffries and Tom Sharkey toured the United States
            and gave boxing exhibitions and vaudeville performances
 
1931
May 31 -Jeffries refereed the George Kerwin-Battling Dozier
            bout at Los Angeles, Ca


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