Joe Lynch (boxer)

Joseph "Joe" Aloysius Lynch (November 30, 1898 – August 1, 1965) was an American boxer who held the World Bantamweight Championship during his career.[1] An extremely durable fighter, Lynch was never knocked out in nearly 160 bouts despite an aggressive fighting style. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Lynch as the #11 ranked bantamweight of all time, while The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #4.[2][3] The International Boxing Research Organization rates Lynch as the 11th best bantamweight ever.[4] He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005 within the "Old-Timer" category.

Joe Lynch
Statistics
Real nameJoseph Aloysius Lynch
Weight(s)Bantamweight
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Reach66 in (168 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1898-11-30)November 30, 1898
New York, New York
DiedSeptember 1, 1965(1965-09-01) (aged 66)
Brooklyn, New York
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights156
Wins99
Wins by KO37
Losses36
Draws19
No contests2

Pro career

Lynch was born in New York City. He won the world bantamweight title in 1920, defeating Pete Herman. Herman defeated him to regain the title the following year. Lynch regained the title from Johnny Buff after Buff defeated Herman, defended it successfully against Midget Smith, but lost in 15 rounds to Abe Goldstein in 1924.

Death

He retired in 1926 and went to live in New City, NY. After retiring from boxing, Lynch bought a farm and a gymnasium with his earnings from the ring. He later served as postmaster for New York City.[3]

In 1965 he drowned in an accident in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. He was found floating in a New York City bay and died en route to the hospital. Foul play was suspected.[5]

Notable bouts

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[6]
Loss Memphis Pal Moore NWS 10 1926-03-04 Miami Field, Miami, Florida Newspaper Decision
Draw Memphis Pal Moore PTS 10 1926-02-24 Miami Field, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Loss Abe Goldstein PTS 15 1924-03-21 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Lost World Bantamweight Title.
Loss Memphis Pal Moore NWS 10 1923-11-27 Saint Louis, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Win Memphis Pal Moore NWS 12 1922-09-04 Floyd Fitzsimmons' Arena, Michigan City, Indiana Newspaper Decision
Win Johnny Buff TKO 14 (15) 1922-07-10 Velodrome, New York, New York Won World Bantamweight Title.
Loss Kid Herman PTS 15 1921-07-25 Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York Lost World Bantamweight Title.
Loss Memphis Pal Moore NWS 12 1921-05-06 Louisville, Kentucky Newspaper Decision
Win Kid Herman UD 15 1920-12-22 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Won World Bantamweight Title.
Win Abe Goldstein KO 11 (15) 1920-11-05 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Draw Memphis Pal Moore NWS 8 1920-10-26 Saint Louis, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Win Charles Ledoux NWS 12 1920-08-02 Armory A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey Newspaper Decision
Win Memphis Pal Moore NWS 12 1920-05-24 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey Newspaper Decision
Loss Kid Herman NWS 6 1919-11-12 Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win Kid Herman NWS 10 1919-09-01 Driveway Park, Waterbury, Connecticut Newspaper Decision
Loss Jimmy Wilde PTS 15 1919-03-31 National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London
Win Kid Williams TKO 4 (6) 1918-01-29 Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss Memphis Pal Moore PTS 12 1918-01-11 Providence, Rhode Island
Win Memphis Pal Moore PTS 12 1917-12-21 Rhode Island A.C., Thornton, Rhode Island
Draw Memphis Pal Moore NWS 10 1917-10-27 Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York Newspaper Decision
Loss Kid Herman NWS 10 1917-06-01 Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Draw Kid Williams NWS 10 1917-03-13 Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Win Monte Attell KO 7 (10) 1916-09-06 Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York

See also

References

  1. "The Lineal Bantamweight Champions". Cyber Boxing Zone.
  2. "All-Time Bantamweight Rankings". BoxRec. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. Cyber Boxing Encyclopedia - Joe Lynch CyberBoxingZone.com Retrieved on 2014-04-30
  4. All-Time Bantamweight Rankings IBROresearch.com Retrieved on 2014-04-29
  5. "Joe Lynch (Boxer) - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  6. Joe Lynch's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.
Achievements
Preceded by
Kid Herman
World Bantamweight Champion
December 22, 1920 July 25, 1921
Succeeded by
Kid Herman
Preceded by
Johnny Buff
World Bantamweight Champion
July 10, 1922 March 21, 1924
Succeeded by
Abe Goldstein
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