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Tom Kirby

Full name: Thomas Joseph "Tom" Kirby
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: December 21, 1904 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 25, 1967 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Tom Kirby earned several amateur titles, winning the 1923 Boston-New York Intercity match and adding the AAU Junior heavyweight title that year. In 1924 he won the New England AAU title and the AAU title, which qualified him for the Olympics Games in Paris. He turned pro after the Olympics and fought his first pro bout in September 1924 against Jack McClelland, defeating him on points in eight rounds. Kirby had a long, but unremarkable professional career. He finished with a record of 27 wins, 23 losses, and 4 draws, and never fought for a major title. He fought through 1931, although he came back and fought one bout each in 1933 and 1936.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 19 Paris Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight United States USA 5T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1924 Summer 19 Paris Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1924-07-18 Sørsdal (NOR) , Kirby (USA)
1924 Summer 19 Paris Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1924-07-17 Kirby (USA) , Welter (LUX) decision
1924 Summer 19 Paris Boxing United States USA Round One Match #9 1 1924-07-16 Kirby (USA) bye
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