International Boxing Hall of Fame
"The Little Tiger"
|Real name||Jimmy Barry|
|Nickname(s)||The Little Tiger|
|Birth date||March 7, 1870(1870-03-07)|
|Birth place||Chicago, Illinois|
|Death date||April 4, 1943 (aged 73)|
|Wins by KO||39|
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.