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Jeff Smith
(Jerome Jeffords)
(the "Globe Trotter")

BORN   April 23 1891; New York, New York
DIED February 3 1962; Levittown, New Jersey
HEIGHT 5-9
WEIGHT 155-166 lbs
MANAGER. Al Lippe, Ed Bader, Max "Boo Boo" Hoff

Smith was a talented fighter and a world traveler, fighting in France, Australia, England and Canada; He was a clever boxer who delivered solid blows; In nearly 190 bouts, he lost just 28

During his career, he defeated such men as Mike McTigue, Les Darcy, Jimmy Clabby, Frank Mantell, Mick King, George Chip, Jackie Clark, Bob Moha, Andy "Kid" Palmer, Harry Mansfield, Joe Borrell, Len Rowlands, Young Ahearn, Zulu Kid, George Robinson, "Bandsman" Dick Rice, "Fighting" Dick Gilbert, Frankie Carbone, Johnny Howard, Pat McCarthy, "Captain" Bob Roper, Jamaica Kid, Clay Turner, Lee Anderson, Chuck Wiggins, Harold "Happy" Howard, Harry Foley and Tony "Young" Marullo

Charley Rose ranked Smith as the #7 All-Time Middleweight; Nat Fleischer ranked him as the #10 All-Time Middleweight; Goldman ranked Jeff as the #22 All-Time Middleweight; Smith was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1969

1910 
Mar  7 Ray Hatfield               Newark, NJ                        W  4
Apr 18 Tony Bender                Newark, NJ                        W  4
          -Some sources report "ND 4"
May  4 Ray Hatfield               Newark, NJ                       KO  3
May 23 Cyclone Flynn              Newark, NJ                       KO  2
Aug  3 "Young" Joe Grim           New York, NY                     KO  4
Aug 22 Ben Douglass               Newark, NJ                        W  4
Oct 25 Jack Zinn                  New York, NY                     KO  1
Oct 25 Al Rose                    New York, NY                     KO  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov  7 Ray Hatfield               Newark, NJ                        W  4
Nov 11 "Battling" S. Ryan         New York, NY                     ND  4
Nov 23 "Battling" S. Ryan         New York, NY                     ND  6
Nov 25 Bill Lynch                 New York, NY                     KO  2
Dec  2 Jack Wade                  New York, NY                     KO  1
Dec 10 Sammy Delmont              Bayonne, NJ                       W  4
Dec 23 Jack Denning               New York, NY                     ND  6

1911
Jan  5 Eddie Rector               New York, NY                     TK  7
          -Some sources report "KO 1"
Jan 19 Charlie Sieger             New York, NY                     KO  2
Jan 30 Charlie Lawrence           Newark, NJ                        W  4
Feb  2 Jim Heywood                New York, NY                     KO  2
Feb 14 Kid Henry                  Albany, NY                       ND 10
Mar 28 Johnny Carroll             New York, NY                     ND 10
Apr 18 Paddy Lavin                New York, NY                     ND 10
May  1 Al McCloskey               Perth Amboy, NJ                  KO  2
May 16 "Fighting" Dick Nelson     New York, NY                     ND 10
Jun 22 Jimmy Clabby               New York, NY                     ND 10
Aug 29 Jack Denning               Far Rockaway, NY                 ND 10
Oct 12 Willie Lewis               New York, NY                     ND 10
Oct 24 Ted Nelson                 Albany, NY                       KO  4
          -Some sources report 9/30/11

1912
Feb  1 Young Loughrey             New York, NY                     TK  9
Feb 20 George Chip                Thornton, RI                      W 15
Feb 26 Eddie Palmer               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 27 Billy West                 Far Rockaway, NY                 ND 10
Apr 11 Mike Gibbons               New York, NY                     ND 10
Jun  6 Mike Glover                New York, NY                     ND 10
Jun 25 Jimmy Howard               New York, NY                     ND 10
Sep 24 Larry English              Albany, NY                       ND 10
Oct 30 Tom Leary                  Paris, Fr                         W 10
Nov 16 Harry Mansfield            Paris, Fr                         W  3
Dec 21 Jim O'Brien                Paris, Fr                        KO  3

1913
Feb 19 Frank Mantell              Paris, Fr                         D 20
Apr  2 Adrien Hogan               Paris, Fr                        KO 11
Oct 11 Georges Carpentier         Paris, Fr                         L 20
Nov 15 Georges Balzac             Paris, Fr                         W 20
          -Some sources report "Bernard de Balzac"

1914
Mar 14 Eddie McGoorty             Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 20
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized in Australia)
Apr 13 Pat Bradley                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO 16
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized in Australia)
Jun  6 Jimmy Clabby               Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 20
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized in Australia)
Nov 28 Mick King                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  L 20
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized in Australia)
Dec 26 Mick King                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 20
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized in Australia)

1915
Jan 23 Les Darcy                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W  5
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized in Australia); Darcy claimed
           a foul and refused to continue fighting;
           Some sources report "W 5"
Feb 20 Mick King                  Melbourne, Vic, Aus               W 20
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized in Australia)
May  1 Harold Hardwick            Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 20
May 23 Les Darcy                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LF  2
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized in Australia);
           Some sources report 5/23/15
Dec  7 George Chip                Boston, Ma                       WF  7

1916
Mar 16 Mike Gibbons               St. Paul, Mn                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 3/17/16
Mar 28 Zulu Kid                   Albany, NY                       ND 10
Jun 23 Gus Christie               Rochester, NY                    ND 10
Jul  4 Jack McCarron              Allentown, Pa                    ND 10
Nov  6 "Young" Herman Miller      Baltimore, Md                    KO  3
Nov 10 Joe Herrick                Milwaukee, Wi                    KO  3
Nov 29 Kid Henry                  Albany, NY                       KO  2
          -Some sources report 3/30/16;
           Some sources reprot "KO 7"
Dec 22 Jim Eagan                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W 12
          -Smith used the name of "Johnny Martin"

1917
Jan  1 Frank Mantell              Baltimore, Md                     W 15
Jan 25 Jackie Clark               Utica, NY                        ND 10
Jan 30 Leo Levin                  Albany, NY                       KO  4
Feb  2 Joe Borrell                Albany, NY                       ND  6
          -Some sources report 2/04/17
Apr 23 Young Ahearn               New Orleans, La                  KO  5
May 19 Harry Greb                 Buffalo, NY                      ND 10
Jun 15 Len Rowlands               Cincinnati, Oh                    W 15
          -Some sources report 6/18/17
Jul 21 Zulu Kid                   Baltimore, Md                     W 15
Sep 11 Harry Greb                 Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Nov  1 Mike McTigue               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec 20 Kid Sheeler                Washington, DC                   KO  1
          -Some sources report "Ardmore, Md"

1917-1918
          -Smith served as a boxing instructor in the United States Army
          at Camp Dix, NJ

1918
May  3 George Robinson            Boston, Ma                        W 12
Jul  4 Leo Houck                  Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"
Aug 23 Johnny Howard              Jersey City, NJ                  ND  8
Nov 10 Jack Hanlon                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  1

1919
Jan  1 Billy Kramer               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Feb  3 Johnny Howard              Bayonne, NJ                      ND  8
          -Some sources report "Jersey City, NJ"
Feb  8 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Mar 13 Jim Booker                 Atlantic City, NJ                KO  3
Mar 27 Frankie Carbone            Atlantic City, NJ                ND  8
May  9 George Chip                Baltimore, Md                     W 12
          -Some sources report 5/10/19
Jun 24 Eugene Brosseau            Montreal, Que, Can               ND 10
Jul  4 Mike Gibbons               Kansas City, Mo                  ND 10
Jul  8 "Panama" Joe Gans          Atlantic City, NJ                ND  8
          -Some sources report 9/09/19
Aug 12 Johnny Howard              Bayonne, NJ                      ND  8
Sep  1 Harry Greb                 Youngstown, Oh                   ND 12
Oct  7 Jackie Clark               Syracuse, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 10/08/19
Oct 13 Frankie Mayo               Trenton, NJ                      KO  1
Oct    Jamaica Kid                Atlantic City, NJ                ND  8
Oct 17 Harry "K.O." Sampson       Trenton, NY                      ND  8
Oct 21 Frankie Carbone            Bayonne, NJ                      ND  8
Nov  6 Frankie Carbone            Scranton, Pa                     ND 10
          -Some sources report "ND 8"
Nov 13 Jamaica Kid                Atlantic City, NJ                ND  8
Nov 21 Jack McCarron              Toledo, Oh                       NC  6
          -Some sources report 10/22/19
Dec 11 Jamaica Kid                Binghamton, NY                   ND 10
Dec 29 Jack Coyne                 Jersey City, NJ                  KO  2

1920
Jan  1 Art Magirl                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
Jan  7 "Young" Jack Johnson       Lewiston, Me                     ND 12
Apr 22 "Bandsman" Dick Rice       London, Eng                      KO  2
May  8 Ercole de Balzac           Paris, Fr                        KO  3
          -Middleweight Championship of France
Jul  5 George Robinson            Lewiston, Me                     ND 12
          -Some sources report "W 12"
Jul 12 Johnny Howard              Perth Amboy, NJ                  ND 12
          -Some sources report "W 8" in "Jersey City, NJ"
Aug 10 Mike McTigue               Halifax, NS, Can                  W 15
Aug 24 Frankie Carbone            Youngstown, Oh                    W 12
Sep  1 George Robinson            Halifax, NS, Can                  W 15
Oct 25 Jamaica Kid                Trenton, NJ                      ND 12
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Nov  9 Mike O'Dowd                New York, NY                      L 15
Nov 29 George Robinson            Montreal, Que, Can               ND 10
Dec 25 Harry Greb                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND 10

1921
Feb 25 Harry Greb                 Boston, Ma                        L 10
Mar  4 Cliff Jordan               Worcester, Ma                     W 10
Mar 15 Cliff Jordan               Worcester, Ma                     W 10
Apr  4 Pat McCarthy               Worcester, Ma                     W 10
May 20 Harry Greb                 New Orleans, La                   D 15
Aug  9 Mike Gibbons               Jersey City, NJ                  ND 12
Aug    Harry Foley                New Orleans, La                   W 15
Oct  7 Jimmy Darcy                New Orleans, La                   W 15
Nov 24 Joe White                  Montreal, Que, Can               KO  2
Dec  1 Mike McTigue               New York, NY                      L 15

1922
Jan  4 Andy "Kid" Palmer          Tulsa, Ok                         W 15
Jan 16 Frankie Fleming            Staten Island, NY                KO  6
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Feb 20 Harry Greb                 Cincinnati, Oh                   ND 10
Feb 27 Ruben "K.O." Jaffe         Troy, NY                         KO  2
May  3 Bob Moha                   Youngstown, Oh                   TK  7
May 10 Otto Hughes                Indianapolis, In                 KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
May 15 Pat McCarthy               Marieville, RI                    W 12
May 22 "Sailor" Glenn Clickner    Tulsa, Ok                        KO  5
          -Some sources report "KO 9"
Jun 19 Bob Moha                   Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Jul 25 Ray Benson                 Averne, NY                       KO  1
          -Some sources report 7/26/22
Aug 21 Jamaica Kid                Dayton, Oh                        W 12
Sep  4 Jackie Clark               Tulsa, Ok                         W 12
Oct  3 Harry Krohn                Erie, Pa                         ND 12
Oct 12 George Robinson            Portland, Me                     ND 12
          -Some sources report "W 12" on  10/12/21
Oct 18 "Captain" Bob Roper        New Orleans, La                   W 15
Nov    "Young" Herman Miller      Baltimore, Md                    KO  3
Nov  7 James "Tut" Jackson        Dayton, Oh                       LK  7
Dec  1 Martin Burke               New Orleans, La                   W 15
Dec 13 "Captain" Bob Roper        New Orleans, La                   W 15
Dec 18 Clay Turner                Canton, Oh                       KO  2
Dec 29 Billy Britton              Atchison, Ks                      W 12

1923
Jan  1 Fay Keiser                 Dayton, Oh                       ND 12
Jan  8 Jackie Clark               Tulsa, Ok                        ND 12
Jan 10 Eddie Trembley             Portland, Me                     KO  5
Feb 22 Jamaica Kid                Portland, Me                     ND 12
Feb 26 Jamaica Kid                Buffalo, NY                       W 10
Mar  2 Jimmy Darcy                Youngstown, Oh                   ND 12
Mar  8 Tommy Loughran             Scranton, Pa                     ND 10
Mar 20 "Captain" Bob Roper        Portland, Me                     ND 12
Apr  4 Dan O'Dowd                 Lewiston, Me                     ND 12
May 15 Harry Krohn                Halifax, NS, Can                 TK  6
          -Some sources report 5/10/23
May 22 Jamaica Kid                Portland, Me                     ND 12
          -Some sources report "W 12" 
Jun 18 Tommy Loughran             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  8
Aug 13 Andy "Kid" Palmer          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  8
Sep 24 Lee Anderson               Juarez, Mex                       W 15
Oct  1 Chuck Wiggins              New Orleans, La                   W 15
Nov 12 Young Fisher               Portland, Me                     KO 10

1924
Feb 18 Jamaica Kid                New York, NY                      W 12
Mar  7 Joe Lohman                 Atlanta, Ga                      KO  9
Apr 28 Ray Neuman                 Trenton, NJ                      ND 12
May 23 Harry "K.O." Sampson       Mt. Holly, NJ                    KO  2
Jun 30 Joe Lohman                 Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Jun 30 George Robinson            Troy, NY                         TK 10
Jul 29 Ray Neuman                 Brooklyn, NY                     WF  3
Sep 11 Tony "Young" Marullo       New Orleans, La                   W 15
Oct  2 Ray Pelkey                 Oakland, Ca                       D  4
Oct 20 Billy Britton              Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Oct 27 Harold "Happy" Howard      New Orleans, La                   W 15
Nov 11 Frank Moody                Portland, Me                     ND 12
Dec  8 Gene Tunney                New Orleans, La                  ND 15
          -Some sources report "L 15"

1925
Mar  9 Buck Ashton                Lancaster, Pa                     W  8
Jun 19 "Fighting" Bob Lawson      Portland, Me                     NC 11
Aug  3 Tony "Young" Marullo       New Orleans, La                  LK 11

1926
Sep 20 Homer Robertson            Portland, Me                     ND 12
Nov 15 Murray Gitlitz             Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  5

1927
Feb  8 Lew Chester                Paterson, NJ                     ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 6" in "Denver, Co"
Mar 11 Chuck Burns                Savannah, Ga                      W 15
Mar 22 Henry LaMar                Washington, DC                   NC  7
          -Police intervened and stopped the bout because of the
           Anti-Prize fighting Law in the District of Columbia
Mar 30 Terry Roberts              Charlotte, NC                    KO  5
          -Some sources report 3/31/27
Apr 18 Fred Cullen                El Paso, Tx                       L 10
Jun 11 George Manley              Denver, Co                        L 10
Jul 15 George Manley              Denver, Co                        L 10
Nov 18 "Cuban" Bobby Brown        Norristown, Pa                   LT  2

          -Smith retired from boxing due to impaired vision and
          became a physical instructor with the Bayonne, NJ Board
          of Education and also at Fort Dix, NJ Army base

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

1913
Jan 25 Bernard de Balzac          Paris, Fr                         W 10

1916
Dec 12 Joe Eagan                  Boston, Ma                        W 12

1919
Nov 17 Harry "K.O." Sampson       Trenton, NJ                      ND  8

1920
Jan 24 "Young" Herman Miller      York, Pa                         ND  6
Mar  5 Paul DePaus                Paris, Fr                         W  2

1922
       Johnny Murphy                                               KO  1

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

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