Jimmy Young Record & Stats

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nov 14, 1948
Feb 20, 2005 (56 years)
Oct 28, 1969
Title Fights
12 (21.1%)
188 cm
188 cm
Ape Index
0 cm
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      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.

      Jimmy Young Record

      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 β€” like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos β€” refer to "All of Jimmy Young's fights".

      Total Fights57
      KO Wins12
      Total Title Wins0
      Title Defenses0
      Title-Fight KO Wins0
      Losses via KO2
      57Sep 22, 199041Carl PorterWinTKO2
      56Aug 13, 198839Frank LuxWinTKO10
      55Jun 4, 198839Tim AndersonLossSD
      54Apr 9, 198839Rick KellarWinUD
      53Aug 9, 198738Mike JamesonNCNC
      52Jan 7, 198738Eddie RichardsonLossSD
      51Oct 15, 198637Chuck GardnerLossPTS
      50Mar 12, 198637Rocky SekorskiWinMD
      49Jan 20, 198637Rocky SekorskiWinUD
      48Nov 1, 198536Tony FulilangiLossPTS
      47Sep 22, 198435Tony TuckerLossUD
      46Apr 10, 198334Tony TubbsLossUD
      45Aug 29, 198233Philipp BrownLossPTS
      44Jul 13, 198233Pat CuilloLossPTS
      43May 2, 198233Greg PageLossUD
      42Nov 6, 198132Tommy ThomasWinUD
      41Sep 26, 198132Tom FischerWinPTS
      40Jul 10, 198132Jeff SimsWinSD
      39Jun 30, 198132Marvin StinsonWinUD
      38Apr 10, 198132Gordon RacetteWinTKO10
      37May 25, 198031Gerry CooneyLossRTD4
      36Mar 8, 198031Don HalpinWinTKO2
      35Dec 4, 197931John L.GardnerWinPTS
      34Sep 28, 197930Michael DokesLossUD
      33Jun 22, 197930Wendell BaileyWinTKO3
      32Jan 27, 197930Ossie OcasioLossUD
      31Jun 9, 197829Ossie OcasioLossSD
      30Nov 5, 197728Ken NortonLossSD
      29Sep 14, 197728Jody BallardWinUD
      28Mar 17, 197728George ForemanWinUD
      27Nov 16, 197628Ron LyleWinUD
      26Sep 12, 197627Mike BoswellWinTKO4
      25Sep 2, 197627Lou RoganWinTKO2
      24Apr 30, 197627Muhammad AliLoss *UD
      23Feb 20, 197627Jose RomanWinPTS
      22Nov 12, 197526Memphis Al JonesWinTKO2
      21Aug 26, 197526Bobby LloydWinKO5
      20Feb 12, 197526Ron LyleWinUD
      19Nov 26, 197426Earnie ShaversDrawPTS
      18Jul 6, 197425Jose Luis GarciaWinPTS
      17Jan 22, 197425Les StevensWinPTS
      16Mar 4, 197425John JordanWinUD
      15Feb 18, 197425Richard DunnWinTKO8
      14Oct 23, 197324Billy AirdDrawPTS
      13Aug 14, 197324Mike BoswellWinPTS
      12Apr 23, 197324Obie EnglishWinPTS
      11Feb 19, 197324Earnie ShaversLossTKO3
      10Mar 10, 197223Randy NeumannLossPTS
      9Feb 12, 197223Jasper EvansWinPTS
      8Oct 26, 197122Lou HicksWinPTS
      7Sep 27, 197122Andy GeigerWinKO1
      6Feb 22, 197122Roy WilliamsLossPTS
      5Nov 24, 197022Howard DarlingtonWinPTS
      4Jun 22, 197021Jimmy GilmoreWinPTS
      3Apr 3, 197021Clay HodgesLossUD
      2Dec 9, 196921Johnny GauseWinPTS
      1Oct 28, 196920Jim JonesWinTKO1

      * 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.

      Career Summary

      Jimmy Young's professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years β€” 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.

      Some of Young's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer George Foreman, .

      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.

      Career Highlights

      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.

      • April 30, 1976: In his first world-title fight, Jimmy Young loses to Muhammad Ali via 15 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring heavyweight titles.

      • March 17, 1977: Jimmy Young beats George Foreman via 12th round unanimous decision.


      Fight Recommendations

      If you are interested in Young's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.

      1. Jimmy Young defeats George Foreman via 12-round unanimous decision
      2. Jimmy Young loses to Muhammad Ali via 15-round unanimous decision
      3. Jimmy Young loses to Greg Page via 12-round unanimous decision
      4. Jimmy Young loses to Ossie Ocasio via 10-round split decision
      5. Jimmy Young loses to Tony Tucker via 10-round unanimous decision
      6. Jimmy Young loses to Tony Tubbs via 10-round unanimous decision
      7. Jimmy Young loses to Ken Norton via 15-round split decision
      8. Jimmy Young loses to Ossie Ocasio via 10-round unanimous decision in their 2nd fight
      9. Jimmy Young loses to Gerry Cooney via 4th round RTD
      10. Jimmy Young loses to Earnie Shavers via 3rd round TKO
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