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James J. Braddock Record

Total Fights88
Title Wins3
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins27
KO Losses2
James J. Braddock Record & Stats
James J. Braddock's Record
James J. Braddock's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is James J. Braddock's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 11 years and nine months, James J. Braddock fought 88 times with 52 wins, 26 losses, and 7 draws.

      Braddock retired from professional boxing with a record of 52-26-7, which included three heavyweight world-title wins. He had a 31.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 27 of his total 88 fights being knockout wins. Braddock suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Joe Louis in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 10-round split decision victory over Tommy Farr on January 21, 1938.

      Some of Braddock's best fights and notable victories include wins over three Hall-of-Famers (Max Baer, John Henry Lewis, and Jimmy Slattery), Tuffy Griffiths, Corn Griffin, Art Lasky, and Tommy Farr.

      88Jan 21, 193832Tommy FarrWinSD
      87Jun 22, 193732Joe LouisLoss *KO8
      86Jun 13, 193530Max BaerWin *UD
      85Mar 22, 193529Art LaskyWinUD
      84Nov 16, 193429John Henry LewisWinPTS
      83Jun 14, 193429Corn GriffinWinTKO3
      82Sep 25, 193328Abe FeldmanNCNC
      81Jul 21, 193328Chester MatanWinPTS
      80Jun 21, 193328Les KennedyWinPTS
      79May 19, 193327Al StillmanLossUD
      78Apr 5, 193327Martin LevandowskiLossMD
      77Mar 21, 193327Al StillmanWinTKO10
      76Mar 1, 193327Al EttoreLossDQ
      75Jan 20, 193327Hans BirkieLossPTS
      74Jan 13, 193327Martin LevandowskiWinPTS
      73Nov 9, 193227Lou ScozzaLossTKO6
      72Oct 21, 193227Tom PatrickLossPTS
      71Sep 30, 193227Dynamite JacksonWinPTS
      70Sep 21, 193227John Henry LewisLossPTS
      69Jul 25, 193227Tony ShuccoLossPTS
      68Jun 21, 193227Vicente ParrileWinPTS
      67May 13, 193226Charley RetzlaffLossSD
      66Mar 18, 193226Baxter CalmesLossUD
      65Dec 4, 193126Al GainerLossPTS
      64Nov 10, 193126Maxie RosenbloomNCNC
      63Oct 9, 193126Joe SekyraLossPTS
      62Sep 3, 193126Andy MitchellDrawPTS
      61Mar 30, 193125Jack KellyWinPTS
      60Mar 5, 193125Jack RoperWinKO1
      59Jan 23, 193125Ernie SchaafLossSD
      58Sep 19, 193025Phil MercurioWinKO2
      57Aug 11, 193025Babe HuntLossPTS
      56Jul 2, 193025Joe MonteWinPTS
      55Jun 5, 193024Harold MaysLossPTS
      54Apr 7, 193024Billy JonesLossUD
      53Jan 17, 193024Leo LomskiLossSD
      52Dec 7, 192924Jake WarrenWinKO2
      51Nov 15, 192924Maxie RosenbloomLossPTS
      50Aug 27, 192924Yale OkunLossPTS
      49Jul 18, 192924Tommy LoughranLoss *UD
      48Apr 22, 192923Eddie BensonWinKO1
      47Mar 11, 192923Jimmy SlatteryWinTKO9
      46Feb 4, 192923George GemasWinKO1
      45Jan 18, 192923Leo LomskiLossMD
      44Nov 30, 192823Tuffy GriffithsWinTKO2
      43Oct 17, 192823Pete LatzoWinPTS
      42Aug 8, 192823Joe SekyraLossPTS
      41Jul 25, 192823Nando TassiDrawPTS
      40Jun 27, 192823Billy VidabeckDrawNWS
      39Jun 7, 192823Joe MonteLossPTS
      38May 16, 192822Jimmy FrancisWinNWS
      37May 7, 192822Jack DarnellWinKO4
      36Jan 6, 192822Paul SwiderskiWinPTS
      35Oct 7, 192722Joe MonteDrawPTS
      34Aug 31, 192722Herman HellerLossNWS
      33Aug 10, 192722Vic McLaughlinWinNWS
      32Jul 21, 192722George LaRoccoWinUD
      31Jul 13, 192722Jimmy FrancisWinNWS
      30Jun 8, 192722Jimmy FrancisWinNWS
      29May 27, 192721Paul CavalierLossNWS
      28May 20, 192721George LaRoccoDrawPTS
      27May 11, 192721Jack StoneWinNWS
      26May 2, 192721Stanley SimmonsWinTKO1
      25Apr 19, 192721Frankie LennonWinTKO3
      24Mar 22, 192721Jack O'DayWinKO3
      23Mar 15, 192721Tom McKiernanWinKO2
      22Mar 8, 192721Nick FadilWinPTS
      21Mar 3, 192721Lou BarbaWinPTS
      20Feb 15, 192721Jack NelsonWinUD
      19Feb 1, 192721Johnny AlbertsWinKO4
      18Jan 28, 192721George LaRoccoWinKO1
      17Jan 13, 192721Tom McKiernanWinTKO3
      16Dec 20, 192621Doc ConradDrawNWS
      15Dec 8, 192621Joe HudsonWinPTS
      14Dec 4, 192621Al SettleWinPTS
      13Nov 18, 192621Willie DalyNCNC
      12Nov 12, 192621Lou BarbaWinPTS
      11Oct 27, 192621Jack O'DayWinKO1
      10Sep 30, 192621Carmine CaggianoWinKO1
      9Sep 16, 192621Ray KennedyWinKO1
      8Sep 13, 192621Mike RockWinKO1
      7Sep 7, 192621Gene TraversWinKO1
      6Jul 9, 192621Walter WestmanWinTKO3
      5Jun 28, 192621Jim PearsonWinTKO2
      4Jun 18, 192621Lee DobsonWinKO1
      3May 1, 192620Phil WeisbergerWinTKO1
      2Apr 22, 192620George DeschnerWinKO2
      1Apr 13, 192620Al SettleDrawNWS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      James J. Braddock (Bulldog of Bergen) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Hell's Kitchen, New York, U.S. on June 7, 1905. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on November 29, 1974 at the age of 69 years. Braddock was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2001. His professional boxing career spanned more than 11 years — from 1926 to 1938.

      Braddock made his professional boxing debut against Al Settle at the age of 20 on April 13, 1926. The fight ended in a draw. He went on to win 11 consecutive fights after this draw, which included 10 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on July 18, 1929 after 48 professional fights, against Tommy Loughran for the NYSAC title. He lost to Loughran via 15 round unanimous decision.

      Braddock won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Braddock's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Braddock had a total of 26 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Tommy Farr at 32 years of age, on January 21, 1938. Braddock won the fight via 10 round split decision.


      Braddock had a total of three world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      James J. Braddock fought for a heavyweight world title in two fights and won once. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 13, 1935Max BaerHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD

      Title Losses

      James J. Braddock lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 22, 1937Joe LouisHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO


      Braddock fought a total of 88 times during his professional career, which includes 3 world-title fights at two weight divisions. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 18, 1929: In his first world-title fight, James J. Braddock loses to Tommy Loughran via 15 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the NYSAC light-heavyweight title.

      • June 13, 1935: Braddock wins the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles from Max Baer, by beating Baer via 15 round unanimous decision.


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