Merseyside Boxing Archive

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Jimmy Stewart

born: 1906

Jimmy Stewart did not take up boxing until the age of 21 and did not become a professional until he was 25, but soon established himself. Yet, despite his hard hitting, he never fought for the British title. In 1934, Stewart was overlooked for a British title shot in favour of Harry Mizler, despite the fact that: against Belgium's Jules Steyaert, Mizler had won on points while Stewart knocked him out in round one; against Billy Quinlan, Mizler won a controversial decision while Stewart stopped the Welshmen in the eighth round; and, most strikingly of all, Mizler was soundly beaten by Jack "Kid" Berg, whom Stewart beat in three rounds. But Mizler was given the chance, and went on to win the title. Berg later won Mizler's crown, and Stewart lost a final eliminator to face him, against Jimmy Walsh. He also fought, in a non-title contest, world champion Freddie Miller, and landed a hard punch in the eighth round before losing on points. He retired in 1937 due to a cut over his left eye.

Fight History
Won
21 (KO's 13)
Lost
12
Drawn
0
Divisions fought in
Lightweight

Images


 Stewart v Berg

 Jimmy Stewart