Jimmy Carruthers

Jimmy Carruthers was Australia’s first undisputed world champion, capturing the world bantamweight championship on 15 November 1952 with a first-round knockout over South Africa’s Vic Toweel in Johannesburg. Carruthers made three successful defences before retiring undefeated in 1954 but was lured back into the ring in 1961, losing four of his six bouts before retiring for good with a 21-4 record.

Carruthers had an impressive amateur career. In 1946, at the age of 17, he made the final of the 1946 national titles. In 1947 he defeated Neville Rincheval, current Australian flyweight champion, who was undefeated in over 50 amateur bouts, to win the state bantamweight title. Carruthers also worked as a sparring partner for world title challenger Freddie Dawson while Dawson was preparing to face Vic Patrick as well as future lightweight champion “Old Bones” Joe Brown. Carruthers went on to win the 1947 Australian titles and represented Australia at the 1948 London Olympics, winning his first two bouts but suffering a cut that forced him to withdraw before the quarter finals.

After turning professional in 1950, Carruthers avenged an earlier amateur defeat to Billy Herbert, stopping him in ten rounds. Carruthers outpointed world-rated Australian bantamweight and featherweight champion Elley Bennett to win the Australian bantamweight title, earning himself a world ranking. A further win over former world title challenger Luis Castillo saw him ranked as the number one contender to Toweel’s title.

Carruthers’ title shot and boxing career were almost derailed in South Africa when Carruthers suffered a blood infection and almost had to have his foot amputated. After spending six months in South Africa due to several postponements, the bout finally took place on 15 November. Carruthers exploded on Toweel in the opening seconds, throwing over 100 punches in two minutes to knock the champion out in the first round to become Australia’s first undisputed world champion.  

As champion, Carruthers knocked out Toweel in a rematch, this time in ten rounds, before outpointing Pappy Gault and Chamroen Songkitrat. His last two defences were fought under unusual circumstances; Carruthers fought with a 30-foot tape worm in his stomach against Gault and the bout with Songkitrat was fought barefoot during a thunderstorm. Following the Songkitrat bout, Carruthers retired from the ring.

After managing a hotel in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs during his first retirement, Carruthers lost his first three comeback bouts after retirement, one to British Empire Games Gold Medalist and 1956 Olympian Wally Taylor. In 1962 he defeated Australian bantamweight champion Johnny Jarrett in a featherweight bout and then retired after losing to New Zealand champion Jimmy Cassidy in New Zealand. Carruthers managed a health food café and several hotels as well as working as a referee until 1977. He died in 1990 after a battle with lung cancer.

Amateur Bouts

1946             Billy Herbert            Loss

1946 Australian Championships
1946             O.Hardy                  Loss

1947 NSW Championships
03-11-1947   Neville Rincheval     Win

1947 Australian Championships
12-11-1947   N.Archer               Win
13-11-1947   S.Diver                   Win    

1948 London Olympics
09-08-1948   Fred Daigle             DQ2
(Daigle disqualified for repeated holding)
10-08-1948   Arnaldo Pares         W3
11-08-1948   Tibor Csik               LWO
(Carruthers cut during bout with Pares, forced to withdraw)

Professional Bouts

02-04-1951   Billy Herbert                      TKO10
14-05-1951   Elley Bennett                     W15
Wins Australian bantamweight title

26-11-1951   Luis Castillo                      W12
13-03-1952   Taffy Hancock                   TKO7
07-04-1952   Ray Coleman                    W12
12-05-1952   Johnny O’Brien                 W12
15-11-1952   Vic Toweel                        KO1
Wins World bantamweight title

21-03-1953   Vic Toweel                        KO10
Defends World bantamweight title

13-11-1953   Pappy Gault                      W15
Defends World bantamweight title

29-03-1954   Bobby Sinn                       W12
02-05-1954   Chamroen Songkitrat         W12
Defends World bantamweight title

16-05-1954   Carruthers retires and vacates world bantamweight title

11-09-1961   Aldo Pravisani                   L12
20-11-1961   Wally Taylor            L12
15-12-1961   Don Johnson           LTKO5
09-03-1962   Louis Magnifico       KO2

External Links

Professional Record

Jimmy Carruthers vs Vic Toweel article

Australian Rankings 6 November 2020

Australian Boxing Zone Rankings
6 November 2020

Heavyweight

  1. Lucas Browne
  2. Demsey McKean
  3. Arsene Fosso
  4. Justis Huni
  5. Faiga Opelu

Cruiserweight
(90.71kg/200lb)

  1. Jai Opetaia
  2. Mark Flanagan
  3. Jason Whateley
  4. Ben Kelleher
  5. Ben Sila

Light Heavyweight
(79.38kg/175lb)

  1. Blake Caparello
  2. Zac Dunn
  3. Reagan Dessaix
  4. Connor Wallace
  5. Aaron Lai

Super Middleweight
(76.2kg/168lb)

  1. Mateo Tapia
  2. Bilal Akkawy
  3. Jayde Mitchell
  4. Rohan Murdock
  5. Rocky Jerkic

Middleweight
(72.57kg/160lb)

  1. Michael Zerafa
  2. Tej Pratap Singh
  3. Emmanuel Carlos
  4. Isaac Hardman
  5. Wes Capper

Junior Middleweight
(69.85kg/154lb)

  1. Tim Tszyu
  2. Jeff Horn
  3. Joel Camilleri
  4. Daniel Lewis
  5. Wade Ryan

Welterweight
(66.68kg/147lb)

  1. Jack Brubaker
  2. Ben Kite
  3. Ben Savva
  4. Ty Telford
  5. Danny Kennedy

Junior Welterweight
(63.5kg/140lb)

  1. Liam Paro
  2. Darragh Foley
  3. Terry Tzouramanis
  4. Youssef Dib
  5. Qamil Balla

Lightweight
(61.23kg/135lb)

  1. George Kambosos Jnr
  2. Kye MacKenzie
  3. Francis Chua
  4. Jacob Ng
  5. Kayne Clarke

Junior Lightweight
(58.97kg/130lb)

  1. Liam Wilson
  2. Bruno Tarimo
  3. Billy Dib
  4. Nathaniel May
  5. Billel Dib

Featherweight
(57.15kg/126lb)

  1. Luke Jackson
  2. Mark Schliebs
  3. Jai Alexander

Junior Featherweight
(55.34kg/122lb)

  1. Luke Boyd
  2. Brock Jarvis
  3. Sam Goodman

Bantamweight
(53.52kg/118lb)

  1. Jason Moloney

Junior Bantamweight
(52.16kg/115lb)

  1. Andrew Moloney

Flyweight
(50.8kg/112lb)

No Ratings

Junior Flyweight
(48.99kg/108lb)

  1. Omari Kimweri

Minimumweight
(47.63kg/105lb)

No Ratings

Jeff Horn

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 2: Jeff Horn (C) of Australia celebrates beating Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in their WBO welterweight championship title fight at Suncorp Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Jeff Horn became the first Australian to win a portion of the world welterweight title when he defeated Manny Pacquiao on points in front of more than 50,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 2 July 2017.

Horn had a successful amateur career, winning the Australian championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and representing Australia at the 2012 London Olympics. He defeated Zambia’s Gilbert Choombe and Tunisia’s Abderrazak Houya before losing in the quarter finals to eventual silver medalist Denys Berinchyk from Ukraine. 

Horn turned professional in 2013 and won the Australian title in his fifth professional fight with a one-punch first-round knockout over Samuel Colomban. Wins over former world title holder Randall Bailey and former world title challengers Ali Funeka and Naoufel Ben Rabah earned Horn a top sanctioning body ranking, which lead to his shot at Pacquiao. After defeating Pacquiao, Horn was ranked #6 by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and climbed as high as #4 before he lost his title to Terence Crawford on 9 June 2018.

After losing to Crawford, Horn moved to middleweight where he has defeated Anthony Mundine by first-round knockout.  In 2019 he lost by knockout to Michael Zerafa before avenging the loss with a points victory. On 26 August 2020 Horn was stopped by Tim Tszyu in a major Australian domestic matchup.

Amateur Bouts

2008 Australian Championships
21-11-2008      David Biddle                          L 7:13

2009 World Championships Qualifier
28-03-2008      David Biddle                          W+7:7
29-03-2008      Qamil Balla                             L 2:21

2009 Australian Championships
04-12-2009      Chris Reidy                             W 11:4
06-12-2009      David Biddle                          W 9:1 (Final)

2010 Australian Championships
18-03-2010      Michael Tapua                        W 9:8
19-03-2010      Callum Cassidy                       L 1:3

2011 Australian Championships
03-03-2011      Ryan Hampton                        W 9:1
04-03-2011      Kye MacKenzie                      W 13:2
05-03-2011      Callum Cassidy                       W 7:2
06-03-2011      Luke Woods                           W 8:0 (Final)

2011 Chemistry Cup (Germany)
17-03-2011      Scott Cardle                        L 2:9

2011 Ustri Grand Prix (Czech Republic)
24-03-2011      Hrachik Javakhyan           L 0:3

Gee Bee Tournament (Finland)
08-04-2011      Arturs Ahmetovs             W 15:4
09-04-2011      Alex Vasiljev                      W 8:2
10-04-2011      Thomas Stalker                 L 2:12                     (Final)

2011 Arafura Games
10-05-2011      Glenn McKeown              W 21:10
11-05-2011      Stanley Emmanuel          W 17:5
12-05-2011      Mark Pevinski                    W 25:15
13-05-2011      Qamil Balla                          W 29:15                (Final)

2011 World Championships
30-09-2011      Elias Roca                             W 42:5
02-10-2011      Everton Lopes                   L 10-22

2011 London Test Event
26-11-2011      Josh Taylor                          L 11:13

2012 Australian Championships
03-02-2012      Abe Archibald                    WRSC3
04-02-2012      Jake Perrins                        W 11:3
05-02-2012      Qamil Balla                          W 24:19                (Final)

2012 Oceania Olympic Trials
24-03-2012      Harry Scaife                        WRSC3
25-03-2012      Livai Hinoma                       WRSC1                  (Final)

Algirdas Socikas Tournament (Lithuania)
10-05-2012      Deividas Kliucakas            W 13:9
11-05-2012      Philip Sutcliffe                   W14:9
12-05-2012      Eimanatas Stanionis        L 16:24                  (Final)

Beogradski Pobednik (Serbia)
03-05-2012      Lewis Benson                    W 11:4
04-05-2012      Abdel Malik Ladjali          W 9:8
05-05-2012      Radzhab Butayev             L 8:12                     (Final)

2012 Liventsev Memorial Tournament (Belarus)
16-05-2012      Denis Yutskevich              W 10:7
18-05-2012      Sabit Telepbergenov      L PTS

2012 London Olympics
31-07-2012          Gilbert Choombe             W 19:5
04-08-2012          Abderrazak Houya           W 17:11
08-08-2012          Denis Berinchik                 L 13:21

Professional Bouts

12-09-2013      Samuel Colomban       KO1
Wins Australian welterweight title

06-12-2013      Naoufel Ben Rabah     W6
27-04-2016      Randall Bailey            TKO7
10-12-2016      Ali Funeka                  TKO6
02-07-2017      Manny Pacquiao         W12
Wins WBO welterweight title

13-12-2017      Gary Corcoran            TKO11
Defends WBO welterweight title

09-06-2018      Terence Crawford      LTKO9
Loses WBO welterweight title

30-11-2018      Anthony Mundine       KO1
31-08-2019      Michael Zerafa           LTKO9
18-12-2019      Michael Zerafa           W10
26-08-2020      Tim Tszyu                   LTKO8

External Links

Biography

Jason Moloney

Photo Credit: Mikey Williams

Jason Moloney was a 2010 Commonwealth Games representative as an amateur after winning the 2010 Australian National Championships. He won his first bout at the tournament, defeating Michael Conlan, but lost his quarter final. Moloney narrowly missed selection at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, turning professionally shortly after.

Alongside his twin brother Andrew, the Moloney brothers established themselves as the premier little men in Australia. Jason won the Commonwealth Bantamweight title on 24 February 2018 and then stopped former WBA junior bantamweight title holder Kohei Kono in 6 rounds on 19 May 2018 to become IBF mandatory to Emmanuel Rodriguez.

For the fight with Rodriguez to take place, Moloney entered the World Boxing Super Series where he would have to face the other title holders as part of a tournament should he win. Rodriguez won a razor-thin split decision to hand Moloney his first professional loss on 20 October 2018. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board included Moloney in their independent top ten rankings on 11 December.

Moloney battled back from the defeat, winning four fights including stoppage wins over Dixon Flores and Leonardo Baez, the latter win in an ESPN main event which earned Moloney the #5 ranking with the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. On 31 October 2020 Moloney challenged world bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue, losing by seventh-round knockout. Moloney is currently ranked #8 by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board at bantamweight.

Amateur Bouts

2009 Australian National Championships
04-12-2009          54kg       Jarred Woods    W 11:3
06-12-2009          54kg       Bradley Hore      L 3:7

2010 Australian National Selection Trials
18-03-2010          Jason Cooper                     W 6:0
19-03-2010          Aaron Wellman                 W 4:2
21-03-2010          Jarred Woods                    W 5:1 (Final)

Konstantin Korotkov Memorial
08-04-2010          Andrey Krupko                  W 10:4
2010-04-10          Georgiy Balakshin            L 1:3

Giraldo Cordova Cardin Memorial
23-04-2010          Jitender Kumar                 L 2:5

Cuban Olympiad
25-05-2010          Jorge Luis Nunez              L 4:19

2010 Oceanian Championships
06-08-2010          Benedict Telovae             W 14:0
07-08-2010          D.J.Maaki                            W 13:0 (Final)

2010 Commonwealth Games New Delhi
07-10-2010          Michael Conlan                 W +10:10
09-10-2010          Oteng Oteng                      L 3:5

2011 Australian National Championships
04-03-2011          Jack Michaels                     W 11:0
05-03-2011          Nick Cooney                       W 5:0
06-03-2011          Luke Boyd                           L 3:8 (Final)

2011 Arafura Games
11-05-2011          Mack Hiari                          W 28:5
12-05-2011          Malachi Sheppard           W RSC1
13-05-2011          Ibrahim Balla                     W 10:25 (Final)

2012 Australian National Championships
01-02-2012          Harley Broome                  W RSC
04-02-2012          Ibrahim Balla                     W 10:16

2013 Australian National Championships
12-02-2013          Jayden Hansen                  W 17:12
14-02-2013          Jeremy Udovich                L 10:11

Sting Cup
08-03-2014          Nick Cooney                       W PTS

2014 Australian National Championships, Fremantle
08-04-2014          Ziad Aaty                             W 3:0
10-04-2014          Jacob Ng                              W 3:0
12-04-2014          Jackson Woods                 L 1:2 (Final)

Professional Bouts

18-05-2014          Chatri Sariphan                 W TKO1
06-03-2015          Alvin Bais                             W TKO3
18-12-2015          Markquil Salvana              W TKO5
19-03-2016          Junior Bajawa                    W TKO4
24-06-2016          Virden Rivera                     W KO3
03-08-2016          Jeffrey Francisco              W PTS6
10-12-2016          Enrique Bernache            W TKO6
03-02-2017          Marco Demecillo              W PTS8
19-08-2017          Lolito Sonsona                  W PTS10
(OPBF Junior Featherweight title)

21-10-2017          Julias Kisarawe                  W KO1
19-05-2018          Immanuel Naidjala          W TKO3
(Commonwealth Bantamweight title)

19-05-2018          Kohei Kono                         W TKO6
20-10-2018          Emmanuel Rodriguez     L PTS12
(IBF World Bantamweight title)

30-03-2019          Cris Paulino                         W TKO5
15-11-2019          Dixon Flores                       W KO2
25-06-2020          Leonardo Baez                  W TKO7
31-10-2020          Naoya Inoue                      LKO7
(World Bantamweight title)

George Kambosos Jnr

Photo Credit: Instagram

George Kambosos Jnr is the #10 world ranked lightweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Kambosos was born in Sydney, New South Wales on 14 June 1993. As an amateur, Kambosos nearly upset the eventual team captain Luke Jackson at the 2012 Olympic Trials, losing on a countback in their semi-final bout. After losing in the quarter finals at the 2013 Australian Championships, Kambosos turned professional.

Kambosos won the state title in his third professional fight, and then outpointed Robert Toomey to win the Australian title on 29 August 2014. Wins over Joebert Delos Reyes, old amateur rival Brandon Ogilvie and Qamil Balla established Kambosos as the top lightweight in Australia. Kambosos was usaed regularly as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao from 2017 and has won six bouts in a row since leaving Australia. In his last contest, Kambosos outpointed former IBF world title holder Mickey Bey to earn a top ranking with the organisation.

Kambosos defeated former featherweight world title holder Lee Selby on 31 October 2020 to earn a mandatory shot at Teofimo Lopez world lightweight championship.

Amateur Bouts

2009 Australian Junior National Championships
05-12-2009          Brandon Ogilvie               L 6:7 (Final)

2011 Australian Youth National Championships
04-03-2011          Liam Nicolson                    W 5:4
05-03-2011          Brandon Ogilvie                L 2:7 (Final)

2011 Arafura Games
09-05-2011          Tom Boga                           W 9:7
11-05-2011          Chad Milnes                      W PTS
12-05-2011          Luke Jackson                     L 13:19

2012 Australian National Championships
02-02-2012          Tom Morrison                  W 17:2
03-02-2012          Luke Jackson                     L 16:16+

2013 Australian National Championships
12-02-2013          Jake Perrins                       L 12:16

Professional Bouts

22-11-2013          Michael Correa                 W TKO6
(NSW lightweight title)

29-08-2014          Robert Toomey                 W PTS10
(Australian lightweight title)

12-12-2015          Joebert Delos Reyes       W KO4
02-12-2016          Brandon Ogilvie                W PTS12
06-05-2017          Qamil Balla                          W PTS10
13-10-2017          Krai Setthaphon                  W TKO9
05-05-2018          Jose Forero                         W KO1
15-07-2018          JR Magboo                          W TKO2
19-02-2019          Rey Perez                            W PTS8
07-06-2019          Richard Pena                      W TKO6
14-12-2019          Mickey Bey                         W PTS10
31-10-2020          Lee Selby                             W PTS12