Mickey Walker W 15 Jack Britton

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Posted on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 8:23 am.

Mickey Walker
Boxing History: November 1, 1922
Mickey Walker W 15 Jack Britton, NYC. Wins World Middleweight Title.

New Jersey native, Edward Patrick “Mickey” Walker (July 13, 1903) – April 28, 1981) was an American professional boxer who held both the World Welterweight and Middleweight Championships at different points in his career. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was also an avid golfer and would later be recognized as a renowned artist. Walker is widely considered one of the greatest fighters ever, with ESPN ranking him 17th on their list of the 50 Greatest Boxers of All-Time and boxing historian Bert Sugar placing him 11th in his Top 100 Fighters catalogue. Statistical website BoxRec rates Walker as the 6th best middleweight ever while, The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #4. The International Boxing Research Organization ranked Walker as the #4 middleweight and the #16 pound-for-pound fighter of all-time. Walker was inducted in to the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1957 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame as a first-class member in 1990.


Mickey “The Toy Bulldog” Walker won the World Welterweight Title on November 1, 1922 defeating Jack Britton in 15 rounds. He successfully defended the title six times before losing it to Pete Latzo on May 20, 1926. He won the World Middleweight Title on December 3, 1926 defeating Tiger Flowers in 10 rounds. He successfully defended that title three times. Posted a career mark of 115-21-4 with 22 no decisions and 1 no contest. In addition to Britton and Flowers he posted career victories over Maxie Rosenbloom, Ace Hudkins, Paul Berlenbach, Mike McTigue, Dave Shade, and Lew Tendler. Presented here is an original wirephoto of Mickey Walker as if he was playing polo in 1931.

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