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James J. Jeffries (1875–1953)

James J. Jeffries was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1899 to 1905 but he is best known to history for coming out of retirement to take on Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion in history, in what was called "The Fight of the Century". That fight ensured Jeffries' place in American history as Johnson is a ... See full bio »

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Jeffries Jr.
Jeffries Jr. Himself - James J. Jeffries
(1924)
Too Many Cops
Too Many Cops Himself - an Automobilist
(1913)

Filmography

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 1941 Mr. Celebrity
James J. Jeffries
 1940 Barnyard Follies
Radio Announcer (as Jim Jeffries)
 1937 Big City
Jim Jeffries
 1934 Jealousy
James J. Jeffries, Referee (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
James J. Jeffries - Ex-Heavyweight Champion (uncredited)
 1932 They Never Come Back
First Referee
 1932 The Midnight Patrol (as Jim Jeffries)
 1931 The Champion (Short)
The Referee
 1930 Rain or Shine
Extra (uncredited)
 1924 Kid Speed (Short)
Blacksmith
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Alternate Names:

Jim Jefferies | J.J. Jeffries | Jack Jeffries | Jim Jeffries

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1980. See more »

Nickname:

The Boilermaker

Star Sign:

Aries

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