International Boxing Hall of Fame

Joe Lynch

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Joseph Aloysius Lynch (b. November 30, 1898 in New York, NY, d. August 1 1965 in Brooklyn Ny) was an American Bantamweight boxer.

 Pro Career

He won the world title at that weight in 1920, defeating Pete Herman. Herman defeated him to regain the title the following year. Lynch regained the title from Johnny Buff after Buff defeated Herman, defended it successfully against Midget Smith, but lost in 15 rounds to Abe Goldstein in 1924. He retired in 1926 and went to live in New City, NY.


In 1965 he drowned in an accident in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. He was found floating in a New York City bay and died en route to the hospital. Foul play was suspected. [1]


Joe Lynch was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame as an Old Timer.

Further information: Boxing in the 1920s