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 against Jim Jones on October 28, 1969. Young died on February 20, 2005 at the age of 57 years.
In a 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 KOs). In total, he fought 449 rounds of professional boxing in 57 bouts.
|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|
Jimmy Young was active from from 1969 to 1990. He started boxing professionally at 20 years of age; Young debuted against Jim Jones on October 28, 1969, and defeated 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. Young lost to Ali via 15 round unanimous decision.
Young's notable victories include wins over George Foreman, Lou Rogan, Mike Boswell, Gordon Racette, Don Halpin, Wendell Bailey, and Ron Lyle. For a complete list of Young's best performances refer to Jimmy Young's best fights.
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 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%).
Jimmy Young had a total of 19 losses in 57 fights — one of them in a title bout and 18 in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Clay Hodges via 6 round UD in his 3rd fight. He was stopped two times and lost 17 times via decision.
Tim Anderson, Eddie Richardson, Chuck Gardner, Tony Fulilangi, and Tony Tucker are some of the boxers who have beaten Young. For more details about these defeats, refer to All of Jimmy Young's losses.