Great Boxers From Wales # 1- Jim Driscoll

Jim Driscoll

'Peerless Jim'




Total fights 74 Won 56(39) Lost 3 Drawn 6 No Decision 9*

In 1908 Driscoll fought World Champion Abe Attell in New York. At Attell’s insistence the ‘no decision’ rule was in operation, which meant that Driscoll could only claim the title by knocking Attell out. Driscoll dominated the fight, but there was no knockout.

Ignoring the chance of a lucrative rematch (without the ‘no decision’ rule in place), Driscoll promptly returned to Cardiff to fulfil a prior engagement, appearing at a charity show for orphans.

*Records from this era are notoriously inconsistent.

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