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Mike Gibbons

"The St. Paul Phantom"

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Mike Gibbons
Real name Michael J. Gibbons
Nickname(s) St. Paul Phantom
Rated at Middleweight
Nationality United States Of America
Birth date July 20, 1887(1887-07-20)
Birth place St. Paul, Minnesota
Death date August 31, 1956 (aged 69)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 133
Wins 112
Wins by KO 38
Losses 8
Draws 9
No contests 4

Mike Gibbons (born July 20, 1887 in St. Paul, Minnesota, died August 31, 1956) was an American boxer from 1908 to 1922. The brother of heavyweight Tommy Gibbons, Mike claimed Middleweight Champion of the World status in 1909 following Stanley Ketchel's murder. Although he never won the title, Gibbons is regarded as one of the all-time best welter and middleweight boxers by historians. Gibbons retired due to deteriorating vision. Following his boxing career he entered business in his native St. Paul, and became a member of the Minnesota Athletic Commission. Gibbons was elected to the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1958 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992.