Heavyweight Championship Fights

1885-1892
John L. Sullivan

 

07-09-1892
James J. Corbett KO21 John L. Sullivan
25-01-1894
James J. Corbett KO3 Charlie Mitchell

31-10-1897
Bob Fitzsimmons KO14 James J. Corbett

09-06-1899
James J. Jeffries KO11 Bob Fitzsimmons
03-11-1899
James J. Jeffries W25 Tom Sharkey
06-04-1900
James J. Jeffries KO1 John Finnegan
11-05-1900
James J. Jeffries KO23 James J. Corbett
15-11-1901
James J. Jeffries TKO6 Gus Ruhlin
25-07-1902
James J. Jeffries KO8 Bob Fitzsimmons
14-08-1903
James J. Jeffries TKO10 James J. Corbett
26-08-1904
James J. Jeffries TKO2 Jack Munroe

Jeffries announced his retirement and vacated the heavyweight championship in May 1905, although he would make a comeback in 1910 to challenge Jack Johnson for the title. In July 1905, Jeffries refereed a contest between Marvin Hart and Jack Root and declared the winner as the new heavyweight champion.

03-07-1905
Marvin Hart KO12 Jack Root

23-02-1906
Tommy Burns W20 Marvin Hart

02-10-1906
Tommy Burns KO15 “Fireman” Jim Flynn
28-11-1906
Tommy Burns D20 “Philadelphia” Jack O’Brien
08-05-1907
Tommy Burns W20 “Philadelphia” Jack O’Brien
04-07-1907
Tommy Burns KO1 Bill Squires
02-12-1907
Tommy Burns KO10 Gunner Moir
10-02-1908
Tommy Burns KO4 Jack Palmer
17-03-1908
Tommy Burns KO1 Jem Roche
18-04-1908
Tommy Burns KO5 Jewey Smith
13-06-1908
Tommy Burns KO8 Bill Squires
24-08-1908
Tommy Burns KO13 Bill Squires
03-09-1908
Tommy Burns KO6 Bill Lang

26-12-1908
Jack Johnson TKO14 Tommy Burns
19-05-1909
Jack Johnson ND6 “Philadelphia” Jack O’Brien
09-09-1909
Jack Johnson W10 Al Kaufman
16-10-1909
Jack Johnson KO12 Stanley Ketchel
04-07-1910
Jack Johnson KO15 James J. Jeffries
04-07-1912
Jack Johnson DQ9 “Fireman” Jim Flynn
19-12-1913
Jack Johnson D10 “Battling” Jim Johnson
27-06-1914
Jack Johnson W20 Frank Moran

26-12-1908 Jack Johnson TKO14 Tommy Burns
19-05-1909 Jack Johnson ND6 “Philadelphia” Jack O’Brien
09-09-1909 Jack Johnson W10 Al Kaufman
16-10-1909 Jack Johnson KO12 Stanley Ketchel
04-07-1910 Jack Johnson KO15 James J. Jeffries
04-07-1912 Jack Johnson DQ9 “Fireman” Jim Flynn
19-12-1913 Jack Johnson D10 “Battling” Jim Johnson
27-06-1914 Jack Johnson W20 Frank Moran
05-04-1915 Jess Willard KO26 Jack Johnson
25-03-1916 Jess Willard W10 Frank Moran
04-07-1919 Jack Dempsey TKO3 Jess Willard
06-09-1920 Jack Dempsey KO3 Billy Miske
14-12-1920 Jack Dempsey KO12 Bill Brennan
02-07-1921 Jack Dempsey KO4 Georges Carpentier
04-07-1923 Jack Dempsey W15 Tommy Gibbons
14-09-1923 Jack Dempsey KO2 Luis Firpo
23-09-1926 Gene Tunney W10 Jack Dempsey
22-09-1927 Gene Tunney W10 Jack Dempsey
26-07-1928 Gene Tunney TKO11 Tom Heeney

Tunney announced his retirement in August 1928. A “Box-off” between Jack Sharkey and Young Stribling, with the winner to fight Dempsey for the vacant title, was planned by promoter Tex Rickard until his sudden death in January 1929. Sharkey defeated Stribling and then stopped Light Heavyweight champion Tommy Loughran and British Empire champion Phil Scott while Max Schmeling defeated Johnny Risko and Paulino Uzcudun to emerge as the top two contenders and an arrangement was made for these two to fight for the vacant title.

12-06-1930 Max Schmeling DQ4 Jack Sharkey
03-07-1931 Max Schmeling TKO15 Young Stribling
21-06-1932 Jack Sharkey PTS15 Max Schmeling
29-06-1933 Primo Carnera KO6 Jack Sharkey
22-10-1933 Primo Carnera PTS15 Paulino Uzcuden
01-03-1934 Primo Carnera PTS15 Tommy Loughran
14-06-1934 Max Baer TKO11 Primo Carnera
13-06-1935 Jim Braddock PTS15 Max Baer
22-06-1937 Joe Louis KO8 Jim Braddock
30-08-1937 Joe Louis PTS15 Tommy Farr
23-02-1938 Joe Louis KO3 Nathan Mann
01-04-1938 Joe Louis KO5 Harry Thomas
22-06-1938 Joe Louis KO1 Max Schmeling
25-01-1939 Joe Louis KO1 John Henry Lewis
17-04-1939 Joe Louis KO1 Jack Roper
28-06-1939 Joe Louis TKO4 Tony Galento
20-09-1939 Joe Louis KO11 Bob Pastor
09-02-1940 Joe Louis PTS15 Arturo Godoy
29-03-1940 Joe Louis TKO2 Johnny Paycheck
20-06-1940 Joe Louis TKO8 Arturo Godoy
16-12-1940 Joe Louis TKO5 Al McCoy
31-01-1941 Joe Louis KO5 Red Burman
17-02-1941 Joe Louis KO2 Gus Dorazio
21-03-1941 Joe Louis TKO13 Abe Simon
08-04-1941 Joe Louis TKO9 Tony Musto
23-05-1941 Joe Louis DQ7 Buddy Baer
18-06-1941 Joe Louis KO13 Billy Conn
29-09-1941 Joe Louis TKO6 Lou Nova
09-01-1942 Joe Louis KO1 Buddy Baer
27-03-1942 Joe Louis TKO6 Abe Simon
29-06-1946 Joe Louis KO8 Billy Conn
18-09-1946 Joe Louis KO1 Tami Mauriello
05-12-1947 Joe Louis PTS15 Jersey Joe Walcott
25-06-1948 Joe Louis KO11 Jersey Joe Walcott
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