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Jimmy Carruthers

Full name: James William "Jimmy" Carruthers
Gender: Male
Born: July 5, 1929 in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Died: August 15, 1990 in Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: City of Sydney PCYC, Sydney (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Boxing


Jimmy Carruthers first boxed internationally at the 1948 Olympic Games where he lost in the quarter-finals of the bantamweights. He turned professional in 1950 and won the Australian championship in his ninth professional fight. In 1952 Carruthers won the world bantamweight championship by defeating South Africa's Vic Toweel. This made him the first Australian to hold a world professional championship since Young Griffo in 1890. Carruthers retired undefeated in 1954 and relinquished the crown. In 1961 he made a brief, unsuccessful, return to the ring, losing four of six fights. He later became a boxing referee. Career Record: W - 21 (KO 13); L – 4 (KO by 1); D - 0.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 19 London Boxing Men's Bantamweight Australia AUS 5T

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1948 Summer 19 London Boxing Australia AUS Round Two Match #4 1 1948-08-10 Carruthers (AUS) , Parés (ARG) decision
1948 Summer 19 London Boxing Australia AUS Round One Match #8 1 1948-08-07 Carruthers (AUS) , Daigle (CAN) disqualified 2
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