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Jimmy Young Record

Total Fights57
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins12
KO Losses2
Jimmy Young Record & Stats
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      What is Jimmy Young's boxing 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.

      Young retired from professional boxing with a record of 35-19-2. He was a one-time heavyweight world title challenger. He had a 21.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 12 of his total 57 fights being knockout wins. Young suffered two knockout losses, both of which were in non-title fights.

      His last fight was a 2nd round TKO victory over Carl Porter on September 22, 1990.

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

      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 6, 197627Ron 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 11, 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

      Boxing career

      Jimmy Young was an American professional boxer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. on November 14, 1948. Young died on February 20, 2005 at the age of 56 years. His 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.

      He 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 three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • February 11, 1975: Jimmy Young puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Ron Lyle via 10th round unanimous decision.

      • 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.


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