Jimmy Young was an American professional boxer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. on November 14, 1948. Young made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20, on October 28, 1969. Young died on February 20, 2005 at the age of 56 years.
In a professional boxing career spanning 20 years and 10 months, Jimmy Young fought 57 times with 35 wins, 19 losses, and 2 draws. By his last professional fight on September 22, 1990, Young's record stood at 35-19-2 (12 KO wins, 2 KO losses).
Following is a tabular list of Young's fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos — refer to "All of Jimmy Young's fights".
|Total Title Wins||0|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||0|
|Losses via KO||2|
|57||Sep 22, 1990||41||Carl Porter||Win||TKO2|
|56||Aug 13, 1988||39||Frank Lux||Win||TKO10|
|55||Jun 4, 1988||39||Tim Anderson||Loss||SD|
|54||Apr 9, 1988||39||Rick Kellar||Win||UD|
|53||Aug 9, 1987||38||Mike Jameson||NC||NC|
|52||Jan 7, 1987||38||Eddie Richardson||Loss||SD|
|51||Oct 15, 1986||37||Chuck Gardner||Loss||PTS|
|50||Mar 12, 1986||37||Rocky Sekorski||Win||MD|
|49||Jan 20, 1986||37||Rocky Sekorski||Win||UD|
|48||Nov 1, 1985||36||Tony Fulilangi||Loss||PTS|
|47||Sep 22, 1984||35||Tony Tucker||Loss||UD|
|46||Apr 10, 1983||34||Tony Tubbs||Loss||UD|
|45||Aug 29, 1982||33||Philipp Brown||Loss||PTS|
|44||Jul 13, 1982||33||Pat Cuillo||Loss||PTS|
|43||May 2, 1982||33||Greg Page||Loss||UD|
|42||Nov 6, 1981||32||Tommy Thomas||Win||UD|
|41||Sep 26, 1981||32||Tom Fischer||Win||PTS|
|40||Jul 10, 1981||32||Jeff Sims||Win||SD|
|39||Jun 30, 1981||32||Marvin Stinson||Win||UD|
|38||Apr 10, 1981||32||Gordon Racette||Win||TKO10|
|37||May 25, 1980||31||Gerry Cooney||Loss||RTD4|
|36||Mar 8, 1980||31||Don Halpin||Win||TKO2|
|35||Dec 4, 1979||31||John L.Gardner||Win||PTS|
|34||Sep 28, 1979||30||Michael Dokes||Loss||UD|
|33||Jun 22, 1979||30||Wendell Bailey||Win||TKO3|
|32||Jan 27, 1979||30||Ossie Ocasio||Loss||UD|
|31||Jun 9, 1978||29||Ossie Ocasio||Loss||SD|
|30||Nov 5, 1977||28||Ken Norton||Loss||SD|
|29||Sep 14, 1977||28||Jody Ballard||Win||UD|
|28||Mar 17, 1977||28||George Foreman||Win||UD|
|27||Nov 16, 1976||28||Ron Lyle||Win||UD|
|26||Sep 12, 1976||27||Mike Boswell||Win||TKO4|
|25||Sep 2, 1976||27||Lou Rogan||Win||TKO2|
|24||Apr 30, 1976||27||Muhammad Ali||Loss *||UD|
|23||Feb 20, 1976||27||Jose Roman||Win||PTS|
|22||Nov 12, 1975||26||Memphis Al Jones||Win||TKO2|
|21||Aug 26, 1975||26||Bobby Lloyd||Win||KO5|
|20||Feb 12, 1975||26||Ron Lyle||Win||UD|
|19||Nov 26, 1974||26||Earnie Shavers||Draw||PTS|
|18||Jul 6, 1974||25||Jose Luis Garcia||Win||PTS|
|17||Jan 22, 1974||25||Les Stevens||Win||PTS|
|16||Mar 4, 1974||25||John Jordan||Win||UD|
|15||Feb 18, 1974||25||Richard Dunn||Win||TKO8|
|14||Oct 23, 1973||24||Billy Aird||Draw||PTS|
|13||Aug 14, 1973||24||Mike Boswell||Win||PTS|
|12||Apr 23, 1973||24||Obie English||Win||PTS|
|11||Feb 19, 1973||24||Earnie Shavers||Loss||TKO3|
|10||Mar 10, 1972||23||Randy Neumann||Loss||PTS|
|9||Feb 12, 1972||23||Jasper Evans||Win||PTS|
|8||Oct 26, 1971||22||Lou Hicks||Win||PTS|
|7||Sep 27, 1971||22||Andy Geiger||Win||KO1|
|6||Feb 22, 1971||22||Roy Williams||Loss||PTS|
|5||Nov 24, 1970||22||Howard Darlington||Win||PTS|
|4||Jun 22, 1970||21||Jimmy Gilmore||Win||PTS|
|3||Apr 3, 1970||21||Clay Hodges||Loss||UD|
|2||Dec 9, 1969||21||Johnny Gause||Win||PTS|
|1||Oct 28, 1969||20||Jim Jones||Win||TKO1|
* World-title fight
Jimmy Young was 188 cm tall (6' 2.02") with a reach of 188 cm (6' 2.02"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 0.
Young had a 21.4% KO rate. Of his total 12 KO wins, eight were in the early rounds, two in the mid rounds, and two in the later rounds. He had two first-round KO wins.
Jimmy Young's professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 1969 to 1990.
Young made his professional boxing debut against Jim Jones at the age of 20 on October 28, 1969, defeating Jones via 1st round TKO.
Young had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on April 30, 1976 after 23 professional fights, against Muhammad Ali for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He lost to Ali via 15 round unanimous decision.
Young had a total of 19 losses in his professional boxing career.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Carl Porter at 41 years of age, on September 22, 1990. Young won the fight via 2nd round TKO.
Young fought a total of 57 times during his professional career, which includes 1 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These two fights are the highlight of his career.
Young knocked out 12 of his 57 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 21.1%. Of his total 35 wins, 12 of them were via KO (34.3%).
If you are interested in Young's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.