Jackie Brown (Scottish boxer)

Jackie Brown (2 March 1935 — 12 January 2020) was a Scottish flyweight boxer who was a British and Commonwealth flyweight champion. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1]

Jackie Brown
Statistics
Real nameJackie Brown
Weight(s)Flyweight
NationalityBritish
Born(1935-03-02)2 March 1935
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died12 January 2020(2020-01-12) (aged 84)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights45
Wins33
Wins by KO11
Losses10
Draws1
No contests0

Professional careerEdit

Brown had his first professional fight on 16 October 1958, in Paisley, defeating Mark Quinn in the third round on a technical knockout.

He won his first fifteen fights before losing two in succession, to Derek Lloyd and Freddie Gilroy.

In October 1961, he defeated the young Walter McGowan in only his third fight, winning on points over eight rounds in Paisley.

In his next fight, in February 1962, he fought for the vacant British flyweight title. The fight was in Birmingham against Brian Cartwright, and Brown won on points over fifteen rounds.

In December 1962, he fought for the vacant Commonwealth flyweight title, against Orizu Obilaso, of Nigeria. Brown was knocked down in the second round but went on to win on points.

In May 1963, he defended both his flyweight titles, against Walter McGowan, whom he had previously defeated. The fight was in Paisley, and Brown was knocked out in the twelfth round, losing both his titles.

Henceforth, Brown fought as a bantamweight, and held the Scottish area bantamweight title for a while.

His last fight was in October 1966, when he was stopped in the second round against George Bowes, in Newcastle.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McKenzie, Jamie (13 January 2020). "Edinburgh boxing champion Jackie Brown who once shared dressing room with Muhammad Ali, dies aged 84 after dementia battle". Edinburgh News. Retrieved 13 January 2020.