International Boxing Hall of Fame
"The St. Paul Phantom"
|Real name||Michael J. Gibbons|
|Nickname(s)||St. Paul Phantom|
|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)|
|Wins by KO||38|
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.