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Jack Bodell (11 August 1940 – 9 November 2016) was an English professional boxer, active during the 1960s and 1970s.

Jack Bodell
Statistics
Weight(s)Heavyweight
NationalityEnglish
Born(1940-08-11)11 August 1940
Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died9 November 2016(2016-11-09) (aged 76)
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights71
Wins58
Wins by KO31
Losses13
Draws0
No contests0

Born in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, Bodell started out as a light heavyweight, winning the 1961 ABA championships and a bronze medal at the European amateur championships the same year. He won the British heavyweight championship in 1969, before losing it to Henry Cooper in his first defence. Bodell regained the title a year later by out-pointing Joe Bugner. He lost the European title in 1971 after a defeat by Spaniard José Manuel Urtaín, and after losing both his British and Commonwealth titles to a second-round knockout by Danny McAlinden the following year, he retired from professional boxing.

Among his other notable fights were a first-round knockout loss to Jerry Quarry after just 64 seconds, and a points win over future world title contender Jose "King" Roman. Bodell's final record was 58 wins (including 31 by knockout) and 13 losses. He died on 9 November 2016 at the age of 76.[1]

Contents

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
71 fights 58 wins 13 losses
By knockout 31 11
By decision 27 2
Draws 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
71 Loss 58–13   Danny McAlinden KO 2 (15) 27 Jun 1972   Villa Park, Birmingham, West Midlands For BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles
70 Loss 58–12   José Manuel Urtain TKO 2 (15) 17 Dec 1971   Madrid For EBU Heavyweight Title
69 Loss 58–11   Jerry Quarry KO 1 (10) 16 Nov 1971   Empire Pool, Wembley, London
68 Win 58–10   Joe Bugner PTS 15 27 Sep 1971   Empire Pool, Wembley, London BBBofC/Commonwealth/EBU Heavyweight Titles
67 Win 57–10   Bill Drover PTS 10 27 Apr 1971   Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
66 Win 56–10   Manuel Ramos PTS 10 13 Apr 1971   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
65 Win 55–10   Jack O'Halloran KO 4 (10) 24 Feb 1971   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
64 Win 54–10   Jimmy Richards PTS 10 18 Jul 1970   Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng
63 Loss 53–10   Henry Cooper PTS 15 24 Mar 1970   Empire Pool, Wembley, London Lost BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles
62 Win 53–9   Carl Gizzi PTS 15 13 Oct 1969   Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Won BBBofC Heavyweight Title
61 Win 52–9   José Roman PTS 10 14 Jul 1969   Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
60 Win 51–9   John Jordan KO 2 (10) 23 Jun 1969   London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair, London
59 Win 50–9   Billy Walker TKO 8 (10) 25 Mar 1969   Empire Pool, Wembley, London
58 Win 49–9   Roosevelt Eddie DQ 1 (10) 17 Feb 1969   Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Eddie disqualified at 1:15 for hitting Bodell while he was down.
57 Win 48–9   Carl Gizzi TKO 2 (12) 27 Nov 1968   Sophia Gardens, Cardiff BBBofC Heavyweight Title Eliminator
56 Win 47–9   Mel Turnbow RTD 5 (10) 12 Aug 1968   Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire
55 Win 46–9   Brian London TKO 9 (12) 10 Jun 1968   Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside BBBofC Heavyweight Title Eliminator
54 Win 45–9   Lion Ven TKO 2 (10) 6 Mar 1968   Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands
53 Win 44–9   Johnny Prescott PTS 10 6 Feb 1968   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands RetainedBBBofC Midlands Heavyweight Title
52 Win 43–9   Rocky Campbell PTS 8 19 Oct 1967   Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon
51 Win 42–9   Rocky Campbell PTS 8 6 Sep 1967   De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire
50 Loss 41–9   Henry Cooper TKO 2 (15) 13 Jun 1967   Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, West Midlands For BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles
49 Win 41–8   Sonny Moore PTS 10 17 Apr 1967   De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire
48 Win 40-8   Ray Patterson PTS 10 24 Jan 1967   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
47 Win 39–8   Bob Stallings TKO 7 (10) 13 Dec 1966   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
46 Win 38–8   Giorgio Masteghin TKO 1 (10) 15 Nov 1966   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
45 Win 37–8   Santo Amonti PTS 10 27 Oct 1966   Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside
44 Win 36–8   Renato Moraes PTS 10 21 Sep 1966   Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
43 Loss 35–8   Piero Tomasoni TKO 3 (10) 28 Jun 1966   Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
42 Loss 35–7   Thad Spencer RTD 2 (10) 18 Apr 1966   Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, Manchester
41 Win 35–6   Giuseppe Migliari PTS 10 22 Mar 1966   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
40 Win 34–6   Ski Goldstein TKO 3 (10) 17 Feb 1966   Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London
39 Win 33–6   Bill Nielsen TKO 8 (10) 31 Jan 1966   Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon
38 Win 32–6   Joseph Juvillier PTS 10 19 Jan 1966   Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands
37 Win 31–6   Billy Daniels PTS 10 14 Dec 1965   Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside
36 Win 30–6   Benito Canal KO 2 (10) 9 Dec 1965   King's Hall, Derby, Derbyshire
35 Win 29–6   Jose Mariano Moracia Ibanes TKO 5 (8) 8 Nov 1965   Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
34 Win 28–6   Ivan Prebeg TKO 2 (8) 19 Oct 1965   Empire Pool, Wembley, London
33 Win 27–6   Al Roye TKO 3 (8) 4 Oct 1965   Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon
32 Win 26–6   Levi Forte TKO 2 (10) 20 Sep 1965   Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside
31 Win 25–6   Freddie Mack PTS 8 7 Sep 1965   Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London
30 Win 24–6   Dave Ould DQ 4 (8) 15 Jun 1965   St Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham, West Midlands
29 Loss 23–6   Hubert Hilton TKO 6 (10) 24 May 1965   London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair, London
28 Win 23–5   Johnny Halafihi RTD 7 (8) 26 Apr 1965   Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London
27 Win 22–5   Buddy Turman TKO 4 (8) 20 Apr 1965   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
26 Win 21–5   Ray Shiel TKO 5 (8) 12 Apr 1965   Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon
25 Win 20–5   Rudolph Vaughan KO 2 (8) 30 Mar 1965   Empire Pool, Wembley, London
24 Win 19–5   Eric Fearon TKO 4 (8) 22 Mar 1965   Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
23 Win 18–5   Al Roye TKO 4 (8) 1 Mar 1965   St James's Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne
22 Win 17–5   Ron Gray PTS 10 20 Jan 1965   Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands Won BBBofC Midlands Heavyweight Title
21 Loss 16–5   Freddie Mack TKO 5 (10) 29 Sep 1964   Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
20 Win 16–4   Ron Redrup PTS 8 21 Apr 1964   Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
19 Loss 15–4   Joe Erskine PTS 10 3 Mar 1964   Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
18 Loss 15–3   Renato Moraes TKO 6 (10) 5 Dec 1963   Milan, Lombardy
17 Loss 15–2   Stoffel Willemse TKO 2 (10) 7 Sep 1963   Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng
16 Win 15–1   Ron Gray DQ 5 (8) 7 May 1963   Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
15 Win 14–1   Dave Ould PTS 8 11 Mar 1963   Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London
14 Win 13–1   Rupert Bentley KO 3 (8) 6 Mar 1963   Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands
13 Win 12–1   Jack Whittaker TKO 8 (8) 13 Feb 1963   Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
12 Win 11–1   Roy Seward TKO 3 (12) 10 Dec 1962   Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Retained BBBofC Midlands Light Heavyweight Title
11 Win 10–1   Johnny Hendrickson TKO 4 (8) 7 Nov 1962   Seymour Hall, Marylebone, London, England
10 Win 9–1   Rupert Bentley KO 1 (8) 31 Oct 1962   Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
9 Win 8–1   Brian Lacey Stannard TKO 7 (8) 8 Oct 1962   Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
8 Win 7–1   Jimmy Blanche PTS 8 18 Sep 1962   Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
7 Loss 6–1   Joe Louis RTD 1 (8) 3 Jul 1962   Highbury Speedway Stadium, Fleetwood, Lancashire
6 Win 6–0   Roy Seward TKO 5 (12) 7 Jun 1962   Swadlincote, Derbyshire Won BBBofC Midlands Light Heavyweight Title
5 Win 5–0   Jack Whittaker PTS 8 17 Apr 1962   Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
4 Win 4–0   Joe Louis PTS 6 2 Apr 1962   Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
3 Win 3–0   Jimmy Leach TKO 2 (6) 20 Mar 1962   Wolverhampton, West Midlands
2 Win 2–0   Ossie Nelson TKO 1 (6) 22 Feb 1962   Coventry, West Midlands
1 Win 1–0   Mick Cowan PTS 6 13 Feb 1962   West Bromwich, West Midlands

TriviaEdit

Jack Bodell is mentioned in the "Boxing Tonight" sketch in episode 37 of Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which he (played by Nosher Powell) fights Sir Kenneth Clark (played by Graham Chapman).

Achievements
Preceded by
Henry Cooper
Vacated
British Heavyweight Champion
13 October 1969 – 24 March 1970
Succeeded by
Henry Cooper
Preceded by
Joe Bugner
European Heavyweight Champion
27 September 1971 – December 1971
Succeeded by
Jose Manuel Urtain
British Heavyweight Champion
Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion

27 September 1971 – 27 June 1972
Succeeded by
Danny McAlinden

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jack Bodell, former British champion, dies aged 76". Press Association.

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