Jimmy Ellis Record & Stats

Jimmy Ellis Record & Stats

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Jimmy Ellis was an American professional boxer. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. on February 24, 1940. Ellis made his professional boxing debut at the age of 21 against Arley Seifer on April 19, 1961. He was a heavyweight world champion. Ellis died on May 6, 2014 at the age of 74 years.

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Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
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Born
Feb 24, 1940
Died
May 6, 2014 (74 years)
Debut
Apr 19, 1961
Record
40-12-1
Rounds
341
KO Pct
45.3%
Height
183 cm
Reach
193 cm
Ape Index
10 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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WBA
HV
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d1
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Jimmy Ellis' boxing record and stats summarized in an infographic
Jimmy Ellis' record and stats summarized in an infographic

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      Jimmy Ellis Record

      In a career spanning 14 years, Jimmy Ellis fought 53 times with 40 wins, 12 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on May 6, 1975, Ellis' record stood at 40-12-1 (24 KOs). In total, he fought 341 rounds of professional boxing in 53 bouts.

      Total Fights53
      Wins40
      Losses12
      Draws1
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins24
      Total Title Wins1
      Title Defenses1
      Title-Fight KO Wins0
      Losses via KO4
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      53May 6, 197535Carl BakerWinKO1
      52Mar 2, 197535 Joe FrazierLossTKO9
      51Nov 12, 197434 Joe BugnerLossPTS
      50Jul 16, 197434 Ron LyleLossUD
      49Mar 4, 197434Larry MiddletonDrawSD
      48Dec 12, 197333Boone KirkmanLossSD
      47Oct 23, 197333Al JonesWinTKO7
      46Jun 18, 197333 Earnie ShaversLossKO1
      45May 5, 197333Rico BrooksWinKO5
      44Apr 14, 197333Joe Tiger HarrisWinKO2
      43Mar 6, 197333Charlie HarrisWinTKO1
      42Feb 21, 197332Bob FelsteinWinKO2
      41Oct 26, 197232Harold CarterWinTKO7
      40Sep 21, 197232Ollie WilsonWinTKO6
      39Jun 13, 197232Rico BrooksWinKO2
      38May 16, 197232Dick GoshaWinTKO6
      37Jul 26, 197131 Muhammad AliLossTKO12
      36May 10, 197131 George ChuvaloWinUD
      35Mar 2, 197131Tony DoyleWinKO10
      34Nov 10, 197030Roberto DavilaWinTKO7
      33Feb 16, 197029 Joe Frazier LossRTD4
      32Sep 14, 196828 Floyd Patterson WinPTS
      31Apr 27, 196828 Jerry Quarry WinMD
      30Dec 2, 196727 Oscar BonavenaWinUD
      29Aug 5, 196727Leotis MartinWinTKO9
      28Mar 22, 196727Johnny PersolWinKO1
      27Nov 14, 196626Tommy SimsWinKO1
      26Oct 27, 196626Eddie DembryWinKO1
      25Sep 10, 196626Billy DanielsWinPTS
      24May 21, 196626Leweni WaqaWinKO1
      23Mar 29, 196626Hubert HiltonWinPTS
      22Nov 15, 196525Chuck LeslieWinUD
      21May 25, 196525Joe BlackwoodWinKO1
      20Nov 30, 196424George BentonLossMD
      19Oct 21, 196424Don FullmerLossSD
      18Apr 21, 196424Joe SpencerWinKO1
      17Feb 28, 196424Rubin CarterLossUD
      16Sep 27, 196323Luis GutierrezWinPTS
      15Jun 18, 196323Johnny HalafihiWinKO1
      14Dec 3, 196222LeRoy GreenWinUD
      13Sep 1, 196222Henry HankLossUD
      12Jun 13, 196222Charlie GloverWinPTS
      11Jun 13, 196222Sammy PoeWinPTS
      10Jun 7, 196222Rudolph BentWinTKO2
      9May 4, 196222Holley MimsWinUD
      8Feb 17, 196221Johnny AlfordWinMD
      7Jan 11, 196221Rory CalhounWinKO1
      6Nov 29, 196121Holley MimsLossUD
      5Oct 7, 196121Clarence RileyWinRTD1
      4Aug 22, 196121Wilf GreavesWinMD
      3Jul 22, 196121Johnny MorrisWinSD
      2May 6, 196121Gene LeslieWinUD
      1Apr 19, 196121Arley SeiferWinTKO3

      Jimmy Ellis Stats

      Jimmy Ellis was 183 cm tall (6' 0.05") with a reach of 193 cm (6' 3.98"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 10 cm (3.94"). Ellis had a 52.8% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Jimmy Ellis was active from from 1961 to 1975. He started boxing professionally at 21 years of age; Ellis debuted against Arley Seifer on April 19, 1961, and defeated Seifer via 3rd round TKO.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on April 27, 1968 after 30 professional fights against Jerry Quarry for the heavyweight WBA (vacant) title. Ellis defeated Quarry via 15 round majority decision to become the new heavyweight champion of the world.

      Ellis' notable victories include wins over Jerry Quarry, George Chuvalo, Roberto Davila, Tony Doyle, Charlie Harris, Joe Tiger Harris, and Rico Brooks. For a complete list of Ellis' best performances refer to Jimmy Ellis' best fights.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Carl Baker at 35 years of age, on May 6, 1975. Ellis won the fight via 1st round KO.

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