Jimmy "Baby Face" McLarnin
(James Archibald McLarnin)

BORN   December 19, 1907; Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland (near Belfast)
DIED October 28 2004; Richland, Washington
HEIGHT 5-6
WEIGHT 121-147 1/2 lbs
MANAGER Charles "Pop" Foster
RECORD 55-11-3 (21 KO)

McLarnin was a good boxer and a stinging hitter; He was game and especially dangerous when hurt; He fought many "name" fighters - many times; During his career, he beat 13 champions and won the Welterweight Championship of the World

He was most famous for his three bout series with each of five outstanding fighters - Barney Ross, Fidel LaBarba, Sammy Mandell, Billy Petrolle and Charles "Bud" Taylor and had victories over each of them

Among others he defeated were Benny Leonard, Lou Ambers, Tony Canzoneri, Louis "Kid" Kaplan, "Young" Jack Thompson, Sammy Fuller, Young Corbett III, Jackie Fields, Al Singer, Ray Miller, Sid Terris, Joey Sangor, Ruby Goldstein, Joe Glick, "Sergeant" Baker and Young Nationalista

Charley Rose ranked McLarnin as the #5 All-Time Welterweight; Herb Goldman ranked him as the #7 All-Time Welterweight; Nat Fleischer ranked him as the #10 All-Time Welterweight; He was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1956 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991

*** SOME AMATEUR BOUTS ***

1923
       Mickey Gill                                                  W   
       George Ainsworth           in British Columbia, Can          W  4
       Young Fry                  in British Columbia, Can          W  4
       Red Peterson               in British Columbia, Can          W  4
       George Ainsworth           in British Columbia, Can          W  4
       Mickey Gill                in British Columbia, Can          W  4
       Hector McDonald            in British Columbia, Can          W  4
       Young Wallace              in British Columbia, Can          W  4
       Red Peterson               in British Columbia, Can          W  4


*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

1923
Dec 19 Young Frye                 Vancouver, BC, Can               KO  1
Dec 28 Mickey Gill                Vancouver, BC, Can                W  7

1924
Feb 13 Frankie Sands              Oakland, Ca                       W  4
Feb 22 Eddie Collins              Oakland, Ca                      KO  3
Mar  5 Joe Conde                  Oakland, Ca                      KO  3
Mar 19 Frankie Sands              Oakland, Ca                       W  4
Mar 26 Sammy Lee                  San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Apr  2 Jimmy Griffiths            Oakland, Ca                       W  4	
Apr  9 Frankie Grandetta          Oakland, Ca                       W  4
Apr 23 Johnny "Jockey" Lightner   Oakland, Ca                       W  4
Apr 30 "Jockey" Joe Dillon        Oakland, Ca                       W  4
May  2 Jimmy Griffiths            Sacramento, Ca                    W  4
May 14 Abe Gordon                 San Francisco, Ca                KO  2
Sep 30 Benny Diaz                 Vernon, Ca                        W  4
Oct  7 Frankie Dolan              Vernon, Ca                        W  4
Oct 14 Young Nationalista         Vernon, Ca                        W  4
Oct 28 Fidel LaBarba              Vernon, Ca                        W  4
Nov 11 Fidel LaBarba              Vernon, Ca                        D  4
Dec  9 "Memphis" Pal Moore        Vernon, Ca                        D  4

1925
Jan 13 Fidel LaBarba              Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
Mar 25 Teddy Silva                Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
Apr 11 Young Farrell              Los Angeles, Ca                   W  6
Apr 12 Eddie "Spec" Ramies        Los Angeles, Ca                   W  6
Jun  2 Charles "Bud" Taylor       Vernon, Ca                        L 10
Jul  4 Pancho Villa               Oakland, Ca                       W 10
Aug 10 Mickey Gill                Oakland, Ca                       W 10
Nov 12 Jackie Fields              Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  2
Dec  8 Charles "Bud" Taylor       Vernon, Ca                       WF  2

1926
Jan 12 Charles "Bud" Taylor       Vernon, Ca                        L 10
Mar  3 Joey Sangor                Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  3
Mar 17 Johnny Farr                Los Angeles, Ca                   L 10
Sep  7 Joe Glick                  Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
Oct 15 Doc Snell                  Vernon, Ca                        L 10

1927
Feb 22 Tommy Cello                San Francisco, Ca                 D 10
Apr  5 Tommy Cello                Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
May  6 Freeman Black              San Diego, Ca                    KO  2
May 27 Johnny LaMar               Hollywood, Ca                     W 10
Jun 24 Lope Tenorio               Hollywood, Ca                     W 10
Sep 10 Charlie McBride            San Diego, Ca                    KO  2
Sep 23 Don Long                   San Diego, Ca                    KO  3
Oct 18 Louis "Kid" Kaplan         Chicago, Il                      KO  8
Nov 23 Billy Wallace              Detroit, Mi                       W 10

1928
Feb 24 Sid Terris                 New York, NY                     KO  1
May 21 Sammy Mandell              New York, NY                      L 15
	 -Lightweight Championship of the World
Jun 21 Phil McGraw                New York, NY                     KO  1
Aug  2 Stanislaus Loayza          New York, NY                     KO  4
Nov 30 Ray Miller                 Detroit, Mi                      LK  8

1929
Jan 11 Joe Glick                  New York, NY                      W 10
Mar  1 Joe Glick                  New York, NY                     KO  2
Mar 22 Ray Miller                 New York, NY                      W 10
Oct  9 "Sergeant" Sammy Baker     New York, NY                     KO  1
Nov  4 Sammy Mandell              New York, NY                      W 10
Dec 13 Ruby Goldstein             New York, NY                     KO  2

1930
Mar  1 Sammy Mandell              Chicago, Il                       W 10
Mar 28 Young Jack Thompson        New York, NY                      W 10
Sep 11 Al Singer                  Bronx, NY                        KO  3
Nov 21 Billy Petrolle             New York, NY                      L 10

1931
May 27 Billy Petrolle             New York, NY                      W 10
Aug 20 Billy Petrolle             Bronx, NY                         W 10

1932
Aug  4 Lou Brouillard             Bronx, NY                         L 10
Oct  7 Benny Leonard              New York, NY                     KO  6
Dec 16 Sammy Fuller               New York, NY                     KO  8

1933
May 29 Young Corbett III          Los Angeles, Ca                  TK  1
	 -Welterweight Championship of the World

1934
May 28 Barney Ross                Long Island City, NY              L 15
	 -Welterweight Championship of the World
Sep 17 Barney Ross                Long Island City, NY              W 15
	 -Welterweight Championship of the World

1935
May 28 Barney Ross                New York, NY                      L 15
	 -Welterweight Championship of the World

1936
May  8 Tony Canzoneri             New York, NY                      L 10
Oct  5 Tony Canzoneri             New York, NY                      W 10
Nov 20 Lou Ambers                 New York, NY                      W 10

*** Assistance Was Provided By Tony Triem ***

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