Jim Johnson (boxer)

"Battling" Jim Johnson (September 2, 1887 – November 1, 1918) was an American boxer who fought as a heavyweight from 1908 to 1918. He had little success and lost with great frequency to top boxers such as Sam Langford, Joe Jeanette, Sam McVey, Harry Wills and Kid Norfolk.[1]

James Johnson
Jim Johnson (boxer) passport 1918.jpg
Johnson in 1918
Statistics
Nickname(s)Battling Jim
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1887-09-02)September 2, 1887
Danville, Virginia, U.S.
DiedNovember 6, 1918(1918-11-06) (aged 31)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights84
Wins35
Wins by KO23
Losses35
Draws13
No contests1

In spite of this, Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, gave him a title shot. When they fought in Paris in August 1913, it was the first time that two black boxers had fought for the world heavyweight title. Battling Jim was the only black fighter Johnson faced during his reign as heavyweight champ from 1908 to 1915.

Title ShotEdit

Battling Jim fought former colored champ Joe Jeanette four times between 19 July 1912 and 21 January 1912 and lost all four fights. The only fighter of note he did beat in that period was future colored champ Big Bill Tate, whom he K.O.-ed in the second round of a scheduled 10-round bout. It was Tate's third pro fight.

In November 1913, the International Boxing Union had declared the world heavyweight title held by Jack Johnson to be vacant. The heavyweight title fight between the two Johnsons, scheduled for 10 rounds, was held on 19 December 1913 in Paris. It was the first time in history that two blacks had fought for the world heavyweight championship.

Johnson v. JohnsonEdit

While the Johnson v. Johnson fight had been billed as a world heavyweight title match, in many ways, it resembled an exhibition. A sportswriter from the Indianapolis Star reported that the fight crowd became unruly when it was apparent that neither boxer was putting up a fight.

"Jack Johnson, the heavyweight champion, and Battling Jim Johnson, another colored pugilist, of Galveston, Texas, met in a 10-round contest here tonight, which ended in a draw. The spectators loudly protested throughout that the men were not fighting, and demanded their money back. Many of them left the hall. The organizers of the fight explained the fiasco by asserting that Jack Johnson's left arm was broken in the third round. There is no confirmation of a report that Jack Johnson had been stabbed and no evidence at the ringside of such an accident. During the first three rounds he was obviously playing with his opponent. After that it was observed that he was only using his right hand. When the fight was over he complained that his arm had been injured. Doctors who made an examination, certified to a slight fracture of the radius of the left arm. The general opinion is that his arm was injured in a wrestling match early in the week, and that a blow tonight caused the fracture of the bone."

Because of the draw, Jack Johnson kept his championship. After the fight, he explained that his left arm was injured in the third round and he could not use it.

Later careerEdit

Battling Jim's next fight, four months later, also was a title match. On 27 March 1914 in New York City, Sam Langford won a newspaper decision in a ten-rounder with Johnson. According to the New York Times, the colored heavyweight champ "won by a wide margin" because Johnson "failed to show anything remotely resembling championship ability."

Battling Jim fought Langford ten more times (including two more colored title matches). Two of the fights were draws, including their last fight on 22 September 1918, which was also Battling Jim's last pro bout. He faced Joe Jeanette five more times and did not win a single contest. Two of their fights were draws and their last fight on 20 August 1918, Battling Jim's penultimate pro fight, was a no decision.

Of the other colored heavyweight champs that Battling Jim battled, he won only one fight, against Harry Wills, because he broke his wrist blocking a punch in a non-title match and Johnson won by a technical knockout. Battling Jim lost his other two fights with Wills and lost the five fights he had with ex-colored heavyweight champ Sam McVey in the post-Jack Johnson title shot period.

Illness and deathEdit

Jim was signed to fight Sam Langford in a 12-round fight at the Crescent Athletic Club in Lowell, Massachusetts. However, the fight was postponed due to the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic. While waiting for the bout to be rescheduled, Johnson contracted the disease. After he was removed from the hospital, he died after a few days of pneumonia.

Record and legacyEdit

Battling Jim ended with a career record of 30 wins against 31 losses and six draws[2] when his newspaper decisions are factored in. Looking at his dismal performance with the top black heavyweights of his era and his inability to best a one-armed Jack Johnson, Battling Jim Johnson cannot be considered a top contender of his era or a worthy opponent when Jack Johnson awarded him the sole title shot given to a black boxer in the 29 years between Jack and Joe Louis winning the heavyweight crown.

Professional boxing recordEdit

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec,[3] unless otherwise stated.

Official recordEdit

Professional record summary
84 fights 27 wins 18 losses
By knockout 23 4
By decision 4 10
By disqualification 0 4
Draws 7
No contests 1
Newspaper decisions/draws 31

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted in the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
84 Loss 27–18–7 (32) Joe Jeanette PTS ? Aug 27, 1918 Wiedenmayer Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
83 Loss 27–17–7 (32) Sam Langford NWS 8 Aug 22, 1918 Lafayette A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
82 Loss 27–17–7 (31) Sam Langford NWS 8 Aug 5, 1918 Atlantic City S.C., Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
81 Loss 27–17–7 (30) Kid Norfolk NWS 4 Jul 16, 1918 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
80 Loss 27–17–7 (29) Sam Langford PTS 10 Jun 19, 1918 Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
79 Loss 27–16–7 (29) Sam McVey PTS 25 Oct 14, 1917 Broadway Theater, Colon City, Panama
78 Win 27–15–7 (29) Jeff Clark TKO 8 (15) Sep 16, 1917 Broadway Theater, Colon City, Panama
77 Loss 26–15–7 (29) Sam McVey PTS 20 Aug 12, 1917 Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City, Panama
76 Loss 26–14–7 (29) Tango Kid DQ 8 (10) Jun 29, 1917 Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
75 Loss 26–13–7 (29) Harry Wills NWS 10 Jun 1, 1917 Harlem S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
74 Win 26–13–7 (28) Harry Wills TKO 2 (12) Feb 7, 1917 Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
73 Loss 25–13–7 (28) Sam Langford PTS 12 Jan 1, 1917 Academy A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. For world colored heavyweight title claim
72 Loss 25–12–7 (28) Sam Langford KO 12 (12) Dec 12, 1916 Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. For world colored heavyweight title claim
71 Win 25–11–7 (28) Lowe Simms KO 5 (10) Sep 15, 1916 Idaho, Boise, U.S.
70 Loss 24–11–7 (28) Joe Bonds PTS 10 Aug 1, 1916 Idaho, Boise, U.S.
69 Win 24–10–7 (28) Jack Thompson KO 3 (20) May 18, 1916 Elks Opera House, Leadville, Colorado, U.S.
68 Win 23–10–7 (28) Kyle Whitney KO 2 (20) Apr 13, 1916 Elks Opera House, Leadville, Colorado, U.S.
67 Draw 22–10–7 (28) Jack Thompson PTS 10 Dec 3, 1915 North Side A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
66 Draw 22–10–6 (28) Jeff Clark PTS 15 Nov 1, 1915 Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
65 Loss 22–10–5 (28) Sam Langford PTS 15 Oct 18, 1915 National A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
64 Loss 22–9–5 (28) Andre Anderson TKO 9 (10) Oct 4, 1915 St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Draw 22–8–5 (28) Soldier Kearns NWS 10 Sep 21, 1915 Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
62 Loss 22–8–5 (27) Harry Wills NWS 10 Jul 5, 1915 Sacandaga Park, Gloversville, New York, U.S.
61 Loss 22–8–5 (26) Sam McVey NWS 10 Jun 9, 1915 Gayety Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
60 Loss 22–8–5 (25) Sam Langford NWS 10 Jun 8, 1915 Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
59 Win 22–8–5 (24) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 May 10, 1915 Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
58 Draw 22–8–5 (23) Joe Battling Woods NWS 10 (?) May 3, 1915 Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
57 Win 22–8–5 (22) Arthur Pelkey KO 7 (10) Apr 30, 1915 Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
56 Loss 21–8–5 (22) Sam Langford NWS 10 Apr 6, 1915 135th Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. World colored heavyweight title claim
55 Loss 21–8–5 (21) Sam McVey PTS 20 Feb 20, 1915 Havana, Cuba
54 Win 21–7–5 (21) Fred Jackson TKO 4 (10) Jan 11, 1915 Pioneer Sporting Club, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
53 Loss 20–7–5 (21) Sam McVey NWS 10 Dec 10, 1914 Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
52 Draw 20–7–5 (20) Joe Jeanette PTS 12 Nov 10, 1914 Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
51 Draw 20–7–4 (20) Sam Langford PTS 12 Sep 15, 1914 Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. For world colored heavyweight title claim
50 Loss 20–7–3 (20) Sam Langford NWS 10 Aug 12, 1914 Stadium A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. World colored heavyweight title claim
49 Loss 20–7–3 (19) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Aug 5, 1914 Stadium A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
48 Loss 20–7–3 (18) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Jul 15, 1914 St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
47 Loss 20–7–3 (17) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Jul 1, 1914 St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
46 Loss 20–7–3 (16) Porky Dan Flynn PTS 12 May 19, 1914 Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
45 Loss 20–6–3 (16) Sam Langford NWS 10 Mar 27, 1914 Empire A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Draw 20–6–3 (15) Jack Johnson PTS 10 Dec 19, 1913 Élysée Montmartre, Paris, Paris, France For world heavyweight title
43 Win 20–6–2 (15) Jim Esson KO 1 (?) Jun 22, 1913 Américan-Park, Bordeaux, Gironde, France
42 NC 19–6–2 (15) Kid Jackson NC ? May 29, 1913 Apollo Saint-Michel, Avignon, Vaucluse, France
41 Win 19–6–2 (14) Bob Scanlon TKO 6 (20) May 26, 1913 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England, U.K.
40 Win 18–6–2 (14) Kid Jackson TKO 10 (?) May 3, 1913 Eldorado-Casino, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
39 Win 17–6–2 (14) Gustave Marthuin TKO 8 (20) Apr 28, 1913 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England, U.K.
38 Win 16–6–2 (14) Con O'Kelly KO 11 (15) Apr 3, 1913 Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, U.K.
37 Loss 15–6–2 (14) Joe Jeanette DQ 15 (?) Jan 21, 1913 Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
36 Win 15–5–2 (14) Tom Overby KO 6 (10) Jan 16, 1913 Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
35 Loss 14–5–2 (14) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Jan 1, 1913 Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
34 Win 14–5–2 (13) Bill Tate KO 2 (10) Dec 1, 1912 Sharkey A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
33 Win 13–5–2 (13) Tom Overby NWS 6 Nov 26, 1912 Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
32 Win 13–5–2 (12) Black Bill KO 7 (10) Nov 12, 1912 Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
31 Loss 12–5–2 (12) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Oct 30, 1912 Forty-Fourth Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
30 Win 12–5–2 (11) Bill Watkins KO 2 (5) Sep 30, 1912 American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
29 Win 11–5–2 (11) Joe Jeanette NWS 6 Jul 19, 1912 Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
28 Win 11–5–2 (10) Chuck Carleton NWS 6 May 20, 1912 American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27 Loss 11–5–2 (9) Fred Storbeck PTS 20 Apr 4, 1912 Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, U.K.
26 Win 11–4–2 (9) Tom Cowler PTS 15 Mar 30, 1912 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England, U.K.
25 Loss 10–4–2 (9) Alf Langford DQ 3 (20) Jan 29, 1912 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England, U.K. Johnson hit Langford when he was down
24 Win 10–3–2 (9) Dennis Haugh KO 3 (?) Dec 8, 1911 Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, England, U.K.
23 Loss 9–3–2 (9) Matthew Curran DQ 4 (20) Dec 1, 1911 Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, England, U.K.
22 Loss 9–2–2 (9) Alf Langford KO 4 (20) May 22, 1911 Attercliffe Boxing Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, U.K.
21 Win 9–1–2 (9) Seaman George Pascall KO 6 (10) Feb 20, 1911 The Empire, Holborn, London, England, U.K.
20 Win 8–1–2 (9) Jewey Smith TKO 11 (20) Jan 23, 1911 Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England, U.K.
19 Win 7–1–2 (9) Fred Drummond TKO 4 (10) Jan 7, 1911 Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England, U.K.
18 Loss 6–1–2 (9) Sam McVey KO 21 (25) Nov 19, 1910 Luna Park Skating Rink, Paris, Paris, France
17 Win 6–0–2 (9) Gustave Marthuin PTS 10 Oct 9, 1910 Wonderland, Paris, Paris, France
16 Win 5–0–2 (9) Jim Maher KO 3 (10) Sep 1, 1910 Hippodrome, Paris, Paris, France
15 Win 4–0–2 (9) Alexandre Meunier KO 5 (10) Aug 19, 1910 Hippodrome-Théâtre, Roubaix, Nord, France
14 Draw 3–0–2 (9) Sam McVey PTS 15 Aug 7, 1910 Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
13 Draw 3–0–1 (9) Tom Overby NWS 6 May 31, 1910 Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
12 Win 3–0–1 (8) Morris Harris NWS 6 May 23, 1910 Willis A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
11 Loss 3–0–1 (7) Sam Langford NWS 6 May 14, 1910 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. World colored heavyweight title claim
10 Draw 3–0–1 (6) Tony Ross NWS 6 Apr 19, 1910 Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
9 draw 3–0–1 (5) Tom Overby PTS 10 Apr 14, 1910 Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
8 Draw 3–0 (5) Al Kubiak NWS 6 Mar 29, 1910 Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7 Win 3–0 (4) Charley Stevenson NWS 6 Mar 14, 1910 West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
6 Win 3–0 (3) Tom Overby NWS 6 Mar 5, 1910 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
5 Win 3–0 (2) Tom Overby NWS 6 Feb 19, 1910 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
4 Loss 3–0 (1) Jeff Clark NWS 6 Feb 14, 1910 West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 George Kid Cotton PTS 8 Jan 17, 1910 Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Battling Harris PTS 8 Jan 3, 1910 Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Battling Brooks TKO 4 (6) Mar 26, 1909 Lyric Theatre, Binghamton, New York, U.S.

Unofficial recordEdit

Professional record summary
84 fights 35 wins 36 losses
By knockout 23 4
By decision 12 28
By disqualification 0 4
Draws 12
No contests 1

Record with the inclusion of newspaper decisions to the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
84 Loss 35–35–13 (1) Joe Jeanette PTS ? Aug 27, 1918 Wiedenmayer Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
83 Loss 35–34–13 (1) Sam Langford NWS 8 Aug 22, 1918 Lafayette A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
82 Loss 35–33–13 (1) Sam Langford NWS 8 Aug 5, 1918 Atlantic City S.C., Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
81 Loss 35–32–13 (1) Kid Norfolk NWS 4 Jul 16, 1918 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
80 Loss 35–31–13 (1) Sam Langford PTS 10 Jun 19, 1918 Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
79 Loss 35–30–13 (1) Sam McVey PTS 25 Oct 14, 1917 Broadway Theater, Colon City, Panama
78 Win 35–29–13 (1) Jeff Clark TKO 8 (15) Sep 16, 1917 Broadway Theater, Colon City, Panama
77 Loss 34–29–13 (1) Sam McVey PTS 20 Aug 12, 1917 Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City, Panama
76 Loss 34–28–13 (1) Tango Kid DQ 8 (10) Jun 29, 1917 Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
75 Loss 34–27–13 (1) Harry Wills NWS 10 Jun 1, 1917 Harlem S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
74 Win 34–26–13 (1) Harry Wills TKO 2 (12) Feb 7, 1917 Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
73 Loss 33–26–13 (1) Sam Langford PTS 12 Jan 1, 1917 Academy A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. For world colored heavyweight title claim
72 Loss 33–25–13 (1) Sam Langford KO 12 (12) Dec 12, 1916 Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S. For world colored heavyweight title claim
71 Win 33–24–13 (1) Lowe Simms KO 5 (10) Sep 15, 1916 Idaho, Boise, U.S.
70 Loss 32–24–13 (1) Joe Bonds PTS 10 Aug 1, 1916 Idaho, Boise, U.S.
69 Win 32–23–13 (1) Jack Thompson KO 3 (20) May 18, 1916 Elks Opera House, Leadville, Colorado, U.S.
68 Win 31–23–13 (1) Kyle Whitney KO 2 (20) Apr 13, 1916 Elks Opera House, Leadville, Colorado, U.S.
67 Draw 30–23–13 (1) Jack Thompson PTS 10 Dec 3, 1915 North Side A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
66 Draw 30–23–12 (1) Jeff Clark PTS 15 Nov 1, 1915 Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
65 Loss 30–23–11 (1) Sam Langford PTS 15 Oct 18, 1915 National A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
64 Loss 30–22–11 (1) Andre Anderson TKO 9 (10) Oct 4, 1915 St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Draw 30–21–11 (1) Soldier Kearns NWS 10 Sep 21, 1915 Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
62 Loss 30–21–10 (1) Harry Wills NWS 10 Jul 5, 1915 Sacandaga Park, Gloversville, New York, U.S.
61 Loss 30–20–10 (1) Sam McVey NWS 10 Jun 9, 1915 Gayety Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
60 Loss 30–20–9 (1) Sam Langford NWS 10 Jun 8, 1915 Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
59 Win 30–19–9 (1) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 May 10, 1915 Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
58 Draw 29–19–9 (1) Joe Battling Woods NWS 10 (?) May 3, 1915 Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
57 Win 29–19–8 (1) Arthur Pelkey KO 7 (10) Apr 30, 1915 Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
56 Loss 28–19–8 (1) Sam Langford NWS 10 Apr 6, 1915 135th Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. World colored heavyweight title claim
55 Loss 28–18–8 (1) Sam McVey PTS 20 Feb 20, 1915 Havana, Cuba
54 Win 28–17–8 (1) Fred Jackson TKO 4 (10) Jan 11, 1915 Pioneer Sporting Club, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
53 Loss 27–17–8 (1) Sam McVey NWS 10 Dec 10, 1914 Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
52 Draw 27–16–8 (1) Joe Jeanette PTS 12 Nov 10, 1914 Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
51 Draw 27–16–7 (1) Sam Langford PTS 12 Sep 15, 1914 Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. For world colored heavyweight title claim
50 Loss 27–16–6 (1) Sam Langford NWS 10 Aug 12, 1914 Stadium A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. World colored heavyweight title claim
49 Loss 27–15–6 (1) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Aug 5, 1914 Stadium A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
48 Loss 27–14–6 (1) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Jul 15, 1914 St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
47 Loss 27–13–6 (1) Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Jul 1, 1914 St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
46 Loss 27–12–6 (1) Porky Dan Flynn PTS 12 May 19, 1914 Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
45 Loss 27–11–6 (1) Sam Langford NWS 10 Mar 27, 1914 Empire A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Draw 27–10–6 (1) Jack Johnson PTS 10 Dec 19, 1913 Élysée Montmartre, Paris, Paris, France For world heavyweight title
43 Win 27–10–5 (1) Jim Esson KO 1 (?) Jun 22, 1913 Américan-Park, Bordeaux, Gironde, France
42 NC 26–10–5 (1) Kid Jackson NC ? May 29, 1913 Apollo Saint-Michel, Avignon, Vaucluse, France
41 Win 26–10–5 Bob Scanlon TKO 6 (20) May 26, 1913 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England, U.K.
40 Win 25–10–5 Kid Jackson TKO 10 (?) May 3, 1913 Eldorado-Casino, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
39 Win 24–10–5 Gustave Marthuin TKO 8 (20) Apr 28, 1913 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England, U.K.
38 Win 23–10–5 Con O'Kelly KO 11 (15) Apr 3, 1913 Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, U.K.
37 Loss 22–10–5 Joe Jeanette DQ 15 (?) Jan 21, 1913 Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
36 Win 22–9–5 Tom Overby KO 6 (10) Jan 16, 1913 Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
35 Loss 21–9–5 Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Jan 1, 1913 Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
34 Win 21–8–5 Bill Tate KO 2 (10) Dec 1, 1912 Sharkey A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
33 Win 20–8–5 Tom Overby NWS 6 Nov 26, 1912 Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
32 Win 19–8–5 Black Bill KO 7 (10) Nov 12, 1912 Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
31 Loss 18–8–5 Joe Jeanette NWS 10 Oct 30, 1912 Forty-Fourth Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
30 Win 18–7–5 Bill Watkins KO 2 (5) Sep 30, 1912 American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
29 Win 17–7–5 Joe Jeanette NWS 6 Jul 19, 1912 Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
28 Win 16–7–5 Chuck Carleton NWS 6 May 20, 1912 American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27 Loss 15–7–5 Fred Storbeck PTS 20 Apr 4, 1912 Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, U.K.
26 Win 15–6–5 Tom Cowler PTS 15 Mar 30, 1912 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England, U.K.
25 Loss 14–6–5 Alf Langford DQ 3 (20) Jan 29, 1912 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England, U.K. Johnson hit Langford when he was down
24 Win 14–5–5 Dennis Haugh KO 3 (?) Dec 8, 1911 Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, England, U.K.
23 Loss 13–5–5 Matthew Curran DQ 4 (20) Dec 1, 1911 Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, England, U.K.
22 Loss 13–4–5 Alf Langford KO 4 (20) May 22, 1911 Attercliffe Boxing Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, U.K.
21 Win 13–3–5 Seaman George Pascall KO 6 (10) Feb 20, 1911 The Empire, Holborn, London, England, U.K.
20 Win 12–3–5 Jewey Smith TKO 11 (20) Jan 23, 1911 Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England, U.K.
19 Win 11–3–5 Fred Drummond TKO 4 (10) Jan 7, 1911 Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, England, U.K.
18 Loss 10–3–5 Sam McVey KO 21 (25) Nov 19, 1910 Luna Park Skating Rink, Paris, Paris, France
17 Win 10–2–5 Gustave Marthuin PTS 10 Oct 9, 1910 Wonderland, Paris, Paris, France
16 Win 9–2–5 Jim Maher KO 3 (10) Sep 1, 1910 Hippodrome, Paris, Paris, France
15 Win 8–2–5 Alexandre Meunier KO 5 (10) Aug 19, 1910 Hippodrome-Théâtre, Roubaix, Nord, France
14 Draw 7–2–5 Sam McVey PTS 15 Aug 7, 1910 Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
13 Draw 7–2–4 Tom Overby NWS 6 May 31, 1910 Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
12 Win 7–2–3 Morris Harris NWS 6 May 23, 1910 Willis A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
11 Loss 6–2–3 Sam Langford NWS 6 May 14, 1910 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. World colored heavyweight title claim
10 Draw 6–1–3 Tony Ross NWS 6 Apr 19, 1910 Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
9 draw 6–1–2 Tom Overby PTS 10 Apr 14, 1910 Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
8 Draw 6–1–1 Al Kubiak NWS 6 Mar 29, 1910 Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7 Win 6–1 Charley Stevenson NWS 6 Mar 14, 1910 West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
6 Win 5–1 Tom Overby NWS 6 Mar 5, 1910 National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
5 Win 4–1 Tom Overby NWS 6 Feb 19, 1910 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
4 Loss 3–1 Jeff Clark NWS 6 Feb 14, 1910 West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 George Kid Cotton PTS 8 Jan 17, 1910 Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Battling Harris PTS 8 Jan 3, 1910 Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Battling Brooks TKO 4 (6) Mar 26, 1909 Lyric Theatre, Binghamton, New York, U.S.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Battling" Jim Johnson". Cyber Boxing Forum. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Battling Jim Johnson". BoxingRec. Archived from the original on October 10, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "BoxRec: Battling Jim Johnson".

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