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Jack ROOT

Light-Heavyweight

Male
(Janos Ruthaly)
USA, Chicago, Illinois
Born: May 26, 1876, Fryhelge, Bohemia, Austria
Died: June 10, 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5ft 10in, mt 1,77
Weight: 155-165-168 lbs
(Austrian-American)

Root was the first-ever World Light-Heavyweight Champion

No amateur results

 

Professional record

 
1897
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Nov. 12Charles UptonChicago, USAKO 4
+ Dec. 24Pat BrastandChicago, USAKO 3
 
1898
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 8Young Charlie WhiteChicago, USAKO 2
+ Jan. 15George HippChicago, USAKO 1
+ Feb. 12Charles WhiteyChicago, USAKO 2
+ Mar. 12Jack HammondChicago, USAKO 2
+ Mar. 26Jack MoffatChicago, USAW 6
* Mar. 27George RyanMilwaukee, USANC 1
+ Apr. 14Mike CarrollChicago, USAKO 1
+ May 14Jack MoffatChicago, USAW 6
+ July 22Tom LansingNew York, USATKO 6
+ Aug. 5Jim WattsNew York, USAKO 2
+ Aug. 19Jack MurphyPhiladelphia, USAKO 2
+ Nov. 15Tom LansingChicago, USAKO 5
+ Dec. 30Jimmy RyanChicago, USAW 6
 
1899
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 21Harry PeppersChicago, USAW 6
+ Feb. 16Billy StiftDavenport, USAWDQ 7
+ Apr. 29Dick MooreChicago, USAKO 2
= May 15Jimmy RyanLouisville, USADraw 20
+ May 31Tom CaseyChicago, USAKO 1
+ June 7Tom BurkeChicago, USAKO 7
+ June 21 Johnny GormanChicago, USAKO 2
+ July 7Fred GrantChicago, USAKO 3
+ Aug. 12John BanksChicago, USAKO 1
+ Sept. 23Billy StiftChicago, USAW 6
+ Oct. 3Frank CraigChicago, USAW 6
+ Oct. 15Frank CraigChicago, USAW 6
+ Oct. 18Frank SteinerRacine, USAKO 3
+ Nov. 15Alec GreggainsSan Francisco, USAKO 6
 
1900
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 9 Tommy WestChicago, USAW 6
+ Feb. 5Jack HammondMilwaukee, USAKO 2
+ Feb. 20Ed DenfassChicago, USAKO 4
+ July 10Dick O'BrienChicago, USAW 6
+ July 24Tommy RyanChicago, USAW 6
+ Oct. 4Dan CreedonKansas City, USAKO 1
+ Oct. 16Dick O'BrienChicago, USAKO 3
 
1901
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 18George ByersSan Francisco, USAKO 9
+ June 28Kid CarterSan Francisco, USAWDQ 15
+ Oct. 30Jimmy RyanLouisville, USAKO 2
 
1902
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 31 George GardnerSan Francisco, USAWDQ 7
+ Apr. 26Billy StiftChicago, USAKO 2
- Aug. 18 George GardnerSalt Lake City, USATKO by 17
+ Oct. 27Kid CarterChicago, USAW 6
+ Nov. 10 Marvin HartChicago, USAW 6
 
1903
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Apr. 22Charles McCoyDetroit, USAW 10
(Won first World Light-Heavyweight Title)
- July 4 George GardnerFort Erie, CanadaKO by 12
(Lost World Light-Heavyweight Title)
+ Nov. 26Fireman Jim FlynnPueblo, USAKO 8
 
1904
DateOpponentPlaceResult
= Feb. 5John WilleChicago, USADraw 6
= Feb. 26 George GardnerChicago, USADraw 6
+ May 2 George GardnerChicago, USAW 6
* Nov. 23Tommy RyanPhiladelphia, USANC 4
+ Dec. 5John WilleBlue Island, USAWDQ 5
 
1905
DateOpponentPlaceResult
- July 3 Marvin HartReno, USAKO by 12
(For vacant World Heavyweight Title)
 
1906
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Feb. 26Fred RussellKalamazoo, USAW 10

 

Summary

Total bouts: 54, Won: 46 (27 inside the limit), Lost: 3 (3 inside the limit), Draw: 3, NC: 2, ND: 0