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Jimmy Barry

"The Little Tiger"

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Jimmy Barry
Statistics
Real name Jimmy Barry
Nickname(s) The Little Tiger
Rated at Bantamweight
Nationality Irish-American
Birth date March 7, 1870(1870-03-07)
Birth place Chicago, Illinois
Death date April 4, 1943 (aged 73)
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 81+
Wins 70
Wins by KO 39
Losses 0
Draws 9
No contests 2

Jimmy Barry (born March 7, 1870 in Chicago, Illinois April 4, 1943) was an Irish-American boxer.

Barry fought out of Chicago and was the best bantamweight and flyweight of his era. He remains one of only nine men to remain undefeated throughout their entire career. Barry won the Bantamweight Championship of the World match five times. On December 6, 1897 in London, England, Barry knocked out Walter Croot in the 16th round to claim the World Bantamweight title for the fifth time. Croot struck his head on the floor and died of a brain injury. Barry was exonerated, but he never knocked a fighter out again. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000. [1]