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Jimmy Slattery
(James Patrick Slattery)

BORN   August 25 1904; Buffalo, New York
DIED August 30 1960; Buffalo, New York
HEIGHT.. 5-11
WEIGHT 131-172 lbs
BACKER Paul "Red" Carr

Slattery was a very talented fighter who knew how to box; He had an abundance of skills to go with his savvy and "sixth sense"; Jimmy was quick and delivered stiff punches too; During his career, he won a version of the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World

Many observers felt he could win the Heavyweight title if he got serious; Jim Corbett thought the instinctive Slattery was like unto - a young Corbett; Gene Tunney thought he was a magnificent "natural" fighter

Slattery's greatest weakness was his lack of focus and direction - in his life and in the ring too; He was a "party animal" who liked the "fast life" and was generous to a fault; Often carefree, he gave away money on foolish whims; On occasions, Jimmy decided to do something besides train for important bouts and disappeared for days, telling no one - leaving his associates the task of locating him

Jimmy defeated such men as W.L. "Young" Stribling, Maxie Rosenbloom, Jack Delaney, Johnny Risko, Lou Scozza, Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield, Jackie Clark, Lew Chester, Pat McCarthy, Billy Vidabeck, Augie Ratner, Frankie Schoell, Noel "Boy" McCormick, Roland Todd, Tommy Robson, Jack Perry and Johnny Klesch

1921
Nov 28 Jack Casey                 Buffalo, NY                         W  4
          -This man was not "Joe Carey"
Dec  7 Joe Burns                  Buffalo, NY                        TK  1
          -Some sources report 12/08/21
Dec 20 Mike O'Brien               Buffalo, NY                        KO  1

1922
Jan  2 Joe Morey                  Buffalo, NY                         W  4
Feb 13 Tommy Sayers               Buffalo, NY                        KO  2
Mar 13 Tommy Sayers               Buffalo, NY                         W  4
Apr 18 Carl Dietz                 Buffalo, NY                        TK  2
Apr 24 Tommy Sayers               Buffalo, NY                         W  4
May  1 Joey Joynt                 Rochester, NY                       W  6
May 15 Jimmy Morris               Rochester, NY                      KO  3
Jun  2 Mike Peters                Rochester, NY                      TK  4
Jun 23 Lee Bailey                 Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Jul  3 Joey Joynt                 Buffalo, NY                         W  4
          -Some sources report "Rochester, NY"
Jul 24 Buddy Merritt              Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Sep  1 Joe Campbell               Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Oct  2 Jack Prybella              Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Oct 16 K.O. Kelly                 Buffalo, NY                        KO  2
Nov 10 Al Linker                  Buffalo, NY                        KO  3
Nov 30 Sammy Willert              Buffalo, NY                        KO  3
Dec  8 Jimmy Bova                 Syracuse, NY                       TK  5
          -Some sources report 12/09/22
Dec 18 "Sailor" Max Hoffman       Buffalo, NY                        KO  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"

1923
Jan  8 Benny Ross                 Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Jan 22 Mixer Mitchell             Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Feb  5 Tiger Smith                Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Feb 19 Ray Graham                 Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Mar  5 Jack Prybella              Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Mar 26 Al Cross                   Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Apr  9 Tony Sirocco               Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Apr 23 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield  Buffalo, NY                         W  6
May  7 Jimmy Sullivan             Buffalo, NY                         W  6
May 21 Johnny Griffiths           Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Jun  4 Willie "K.O." Loughlin     Buffalo, NY                        KO  1
Jun 18 Jack Perry                 Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Aug 27 Wally Hinckle              Buffalo, NY                        KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 4"
Sep 17 Johnny Klesch              Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Oct  1 Jack McFarland             Toronto, Ont, Can                   W 10
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Oct 29 Johnny Vascher             Buffalo, NY                        KO  2
Nov  2 Jim Lewis                  Erie, Pa                           KO  2
Dec 17 Nick Volpetti              Buffalo, NY                         W  6

1924
Jan 14 Joe Eagan                  Buffalo, NY                         L  6
Jan 18 Al Cross                   Syracuse, NY                       KO  3
Feb 25 W.L. "Young" Stribling     Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Mar 21 Nick Volpetti              Syracuse, NY                       KO  2
Mar 31 Fay Keiser                 Buffalo, NY                        KO  3
Apr 14 Pat Walsh                  Buffalo, NY                        KO  2
Apr 28 Harry Krohn                Buffalo, NY                         W  6
May 26 Jackie Clark               Buffalo, NY                         W  6
May 29 Young Fisher               Syracuse, NY                        W  6
Jun  9 "Sergeant" Jack Lynch      Long Island City, NY                W  6
          -Some sources report 6/19/24
Jun 11 Kid Numbers                Scranton, Pa                       KO  2
          -Some sources report 6/12/24
Sep  3 Harry Greb                 Buffalo, NY                         L  6
Sep 22 "Sergeant" Jack Lynch      Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Oct  3 Jack Delaney               New York, NY                        W  6
Oct 27 Norman Genet               Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Nov 24 Jackie Clark               Rochester, NY                       W  6
Dec  1 Vic Mclaughlin             Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Dec 16 Jack Schoendorf            Buffalo, NY                        TK  2

1925
Jan  1 Joe Eagan                  Buffalo, NY                        KO  1
Jan 21 Joe Lohman                 Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Feb  2 Frankie Schoell            Buffalo, NY                        KO  3
Feb 13 Jack Delaney               New York, NY                        W  6
Mar  2 Mike Burke                 Wilkes-Barre, Pa                   KO  2
Mar 30 Augie Ratner               Boston, Ma                         KO  2
Apr 13 Johnny Vascher             Ithaca, NY                         TK  5
Apr 20 Billy McGowan              Buffalo, NY                        KO  2
May  4 Jack McDonald              Buffalo, NY                        KO  3
May 30 Jack Burke                 Bronx, NY                          TK  2
Jun  9 Johnny Gill                Boston, Ma                          W 10
Jun 22 Billy Conley               Waterbury, Ct                      TK  6
Jul  2 Dave Shade                 New York, NY                       LT  3
Aug 22 Maxie Rosenbloom           Brooklyn, NY                        W  6
Sep  4 Frank Carpenter            Buffalo, NY                        KO  4
          -Some sources report "LT 4"
Sep 11 Paul Berlenbach            Bronx, NY                          LT 11
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Dec 11 Patsy Motto                Syracuse, NY                       TK  3
Dec 21 Noel "Boy" McCormick       Buffalo, NY                         W 10
Dec 23 Joe Burke                  Warren, Pa                         KO  3

1926
Jan  1 Maxie Rosenbloom           Buffalo, NY                         W 10
Jan 13 Tommy Burns                Grand Rapids, Mi                   ND 10
Jan 16 Roland Todd                Boston, Ma                          W 10
          -Some sources report 1/19/26
Feb  1 Tommy Robson               Buffalo, NY                         W 10
Mar 25 W.L. "Young" Stribling     New York, NY                        L 10
Jul  1 Jackie Clark               West New York, NJ                  ND 10
Jul  7 Bob Sage                   New York, NY                        W 10
Jul 30 Billy Britton              Albany, NY                         KO  1
Sep 27 Jack Schoendorf            Jamestown, NY                       W  6
          -Some sources report "TK 7"
Oct  4 Tommy Burns                Buffalo, NY                        TK  8
Oct 25 Martin O'Grady             Buffalo, NY                        KO  2
Dec 13 Mike Wallace               Buffalo, NY                         W 10

1927
Feb 21 Ray Fay                    Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Mar  7 George Gemas               Buffalo, NY                        TK  3
Mar 28 Johnny Risko               Buffalo, NY                        WF  5
Apr 18 Lew Chester                Buffalo, NY                         W  6
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Aug 30 Maxie Rosenbloom           Hartford, Ct                        W 10
          -NBA Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep    Gene Tunney                                                   EX   
Nov  2 Murray Gitlitz             Buffalo, NY                        TK  6
Nov 23 Pat McCarthy               Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Dec  2 Joe Lohman                 Akron, Oh                          ND 10
Dec 12 Tommy Loughran             New York, NY                        L 15
          -NBA Light Heavyweight Championship of the World

1928
Mar 19 Frank Muskie               Buffalo, NY                        KO  3
Apr 23 Billy Vidabeck             Buffalo, NY                         W 10
Apr 30 Tony "Young" Marullo       Newark, NJ                         ND 10
May  9 Stanley Smith              Bradford, Pa                       KO  2
Jun 18 Tony "Young" Marullo       Buffalo, NY                         W 10
Oct  8 "Sergeant" Jack Lynch      Dayton, Ky                         KO  2
          -Some sources report "Cincinnati, Oh"
Oct 29 Pedro Lopez                Buffalo, NY                        KO  2
Nov  5 Vic Mclaughlin             Indianapolis, In                   TK  6
Dec 10 Jimmy Mahoney              Buffalo, NY                         W 10

1929
Jan 21 Jimmy Mahoney              Buffalo, NY                        KO  3
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Mar  4 Len Darcy                  Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Mar 11 Jim Braddock               New York, NY                       LT  9
Jul  2 Len Darcy                  Steubenville, Oh                    W 10
Sep 30 Len Darcy                  Buffalo, NY                         W  6
Oct 14 Maxie Rosenbloom           Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Nov 11 Johnny Haystack            Buffalo, NY                        KO  1
Nov 25 Maxie Rosenbloom           Buffalo, NY                         W 10
Dec 23 Eddie Connors              Rochester, NY                      TK  2

1930
Feb 10 Lou Scozza                 Buffalo, NY                         W 15
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by New York state)
May 27 Pete Latzo                 Boston, Ma                         NC  7
Jun 25 Maxie Rosenbloom           Buffalo, NY                         L 15
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by New York state)
Aug 22 Pedro Lopez                Schenectady, NY                    KO  2
Sep 30 Len Darcy                  Syracuse, NY                       NC  9
          -Some sources report 10/01/30
Nov  6 King Levinsky              Chicago, Il                         L 10

1931
Jan 14 King Levinsky              Chicago, Il                         W 10
Apr 20 Tom Heeney                 Buffalo, NY                        TK  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Aug  5 Maxie Rosenbloom           Brooklyn, NY                        L 15
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by New York state)
Oct 30 King Levinsky              Detroit, Mi                         L 10

1932
Aug 22 Charley Belanger           Buffalo, NY                        LT  2

1934
May 21 Walter Kugel               Buffalo, NY                        KO  4
Jun  1 Gus Flugel                 Buffalo, NY                        KO  2
Jun 19 Eddie Kaminski             Buffalo, NY                        WF  5


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

1921
Feb  1 Joe Carey                                                      W  4

1928
Dec 21 Jack Prybella              Buffalo, NY                         D  6

1935
Aug 28 Jack Gibbons               Minot, ND                          LK  4
          -Early sources report this bout

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

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