Jack Britton three-time world welterweight boxing champion

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Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:04 pm.

Jack Britton
Jack Britton (October 14, 1885 – March 27, 1962) was three-time world welterweight boxing champion, born William J. Breslin in Clinton, New York. His professional career lasted for 25 years beginning in 1905. The website boxrec.com lists his record as 239 wins, 57 losses and 44 draws, including newspaper decisions. He holds the world record for the number of title bouts fought in a career with 37 (18 of which ended in no decisions), many against his arch-rival, Ted “Kid” Lewis.

Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Fifty Grand” is based on the Jack Britton/Mickey Walker fight in Madison Square Garden on November 1, 1922.

Titles held:
World Welterweight Title: Jack won it in 1915, but lost it next fight.
World Welterweight Title: Jack regained the title in 1916, defending it six times before losing in 1917.
World Welterweight Title: Jack won it back in 1918, defending it 15 times, but losing it in 1922.
American Welterweight Title: Jack held the title from 1918 to 1930, when he retired.

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