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Jack Britton

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Jack Britton
Real name William J. Breslin
Nickname(s) Boxing Marvel
Rated at Welterweight
Nationality Flag of the United States USA
Birth date 1885-10-14
Birth place Clinton, New York
Death date March 27, 1962 (aged 76)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 350
Wins 213
Wins by KO 30
Losses 52
Draws 43
No contests 42

Jack Britton (1885-1962) was three time world welterweight champion from the USA, who was born as William J. Breslin in Clinton, New York. His professional career lasted for 25 years beginning in 1905. He finished with 104 wins, 27 losses and 21 draws including 28 KOs and another 190 fights that ended in "no decision". He holds the world record for the number of title bouts fought in a career. 37 (18 of which ended in no decisions), many against his arch-rival Ted "Kid" Lewis.

Notable Fighters Jack Britton has fought

Titles Held

  • World Welterweight Title Jack won it in 1915 but lost it next fight.
  • World Welterweight Title Jack won it back 1n 1916 defending it 6 times losing it in 1917.
  • World Welterweight Title Jack won it back in 1918 defending it 15 times losing it in 1922.
  • American Welterweight Title Jack never lost the title holding it from 1918 to 1930 his retirement.