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Jim Watt Record

Total Fights46
Title Wins1
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs4
KO Wins27
KO Losses3
Jim Watt Record & Stats
Jim Watt's Record
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      What is Jim Watt's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 12 years and seven months, Jim Watt fought 46 times with 38 wins and 8 losses.

      Watt retired from professional boxing with a record of 38-8, which included one world-championship elevation, one world-title win, and four successful title defense fights at the lightweight weight division. He had a 58.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 27 of his total 46 fights being knockout wins, four of which were in title fights. Watt suffered three knockout losses, none of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 15-round unanimous decision defeat to Alexis Argüello on June 20, 1981. Watt lost the lightweight WBC and The Ring titles to Argüello in this fight.

      Some of Watt's best fights and notable victories include wins over Charlie Nash, Sean O'Grady, Howard Davis Jr., Robert Vasquez, Alfredo Pitalua, Perico Fernández, and John Cheshire.

      46Jun 20, 198132Alexis ArgüelloLoss *UD
      45Nov 1, 198032Sean O'GradyWin *TKO12
      44Jun 7, 198031Howard Davis Jr.Win *UD
      43Mar 14, 198031Charlie NashWin *TKO4
      42Nov 3, 197931Robert VasquezWin *TKO9
      41Apr 17, 197930Alfredo PitaluaWin *TKO12
      40Oct 18, 197830Antonio GuinaldoWinRTD5
      39Jun 12, 197829Billy VivianWinPTS
      38Feb 17, 197829Perico FernándezWinUD
      37Nov 16, 197729Jeronimo LucasWinTKO10
      36Aug 5, 197729Andre HolykWinTKO1
      35Feb 21, 197728Johnny ClaydonWinTKO10
      34Oct 12, 197628Franco DianaWinTKO6
      33Jun 22, 197627Johnny ClaydonLossTKO3
      32May 10, 197627Hector DiazWinTKO4
      31Mar 30, 197627Jimmy RevieWinTKO7
      30Mar 2, 197627George TurpinWinKO4
      29Oct 31, 197527Andre HolykLossPTS
      28May 3, 197526Jonathan DeleLossPTS
      27Mar 19, 197526Billy WaithWinPTS
      26Jan 27, 197526John CheshireWinTKO7
      25Oct 26, 197426Anthony MorodiLossPTS
      24Jun 19, 197425Billy WaithWinPTS
      23Mar 2, 197425Kokkie OlivierWinPTS
      22Feb 16, 197425Andries SteynWinTKO7
      21Oct 5, 197325Angus McMillanWinPTS
      20Jun 7, 197324Noel McIvorWinTKO4
      19May 9, 197324John CheshireWinPTS
      18Jan 29, 197324Ken BuchananLossPTS
      17Dec 11, 197224Noel McIvorWinTKO3
      16May 3, 197223Tony RileyWinTKO12
      15Feb 1, 197223Willie ReillyLossTKO10
      14Nov 1, 197123Leonard TavarezWinTKO9
      13Sep 27, 197123Willie ReillyWinTKO7
      12Mar 22, 197122Henri NesiWinTKO6
      11Jan 11, 197122David PesentiWinPTS
      10Dec 1, 197022Ronnie CliffordWinRTD4
      9Oct 20, 197022Sammy LockhartWinKO2
      8Jun 15, 197021Bryn LewisWinTKO6
      7Jun 1, 197021Victor PaulWinTKO5
      6Feb 16, 197021Victor PaulLossTKO6
      5Nov 24, 196921Tommy TigerWinPTS
      4Sep 15, 196921Winston ThomasWinTKO4
      3Apr 10, 196920Victor PaulWinPTS
      2Dec 11, 196820Alex GibsonWinTKO2
      1Oct 30, 196820Santos MartinsWinKO4

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Jim Watt is a 75-year old retired Scottish professional boxer. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on July 18, 1948. He is a former lightweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 1968 to 1981.

      Watt made his professional boxing debut against Santos Martins at the age of 20 on October 30, 1968, defeating Martins via 4th round KO. He went on to win 4 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 2 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 30 on April 17, 1979 after 40 professional fights, against Alfredo Pitalua for the lightweight WBC (vacant) title. He defeated Pitalua via 12th round TKO to become the lightweight champion of the world.

      Watt has won one world title at lightweight. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Watt's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Watt had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a lightweight title defense bout against Nicaraguan boxer Alexis Argüello on June 20, 1981. Watt lost the fight via 15 round unanimous decision — and lost his WBC and The Ring titles. It's been 42 years, 10 months, and 3 days since this fight.


      Watt had a total of six world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and four successful title defenses. He won five of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Jim Watt fought for a lightweight world title once, which he won via TKO. He won one lightweight belt. He was elevated as world champion once, by The Ring.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Apr 17, 1979Alfredo PitaluaLightweightWBC*TKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Jim Watt had five lightweight world-title defense fights. He won four of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Nov 1, 1980Sean O'GradyLightweightWBCTKO
      Jun 7, 1980Howard Davis Jr.LightweightWBCUD
      Mar 14, 1980Charlie NashLightweightWBCTKO
      Nov 3, 1979Robert VasquezLightweightWBCTKO

      Title Losses

      Jim Watt lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 20, 1981Alexis ArgüelloLightweightWBC, The RingUD


      Watt fought a total of 46 times during his professional career, which includes 6 world-title fights at the lightweight division. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • April 17, 1979: Watt wins his first world title by defeating Alfredo Pitalua via 12th round TKO. He is now the WBC lightweight world champion.

      • March 14, 1980: Watt successfully defends the WBC lightweight title against Charlie Nash, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.


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