Jimmy Bivins, Heavyweight Boxer, Dies at 92By: Chad Sweely - July 6, 2012
It is always sad to see such well-known talent go, especially the boxing talent that Jimmy Bivins had. Jimmy Bivins was a Heavyweight Boxer from Dry Branch, Georgia; however, Bivins was involved with fighting and defending from the town of Cleveland, OH. While active from the years 1940-1955, Bivins beat eight future world champions, but never received the title himself. Although, Bivins was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999.
During his career, Bivins got to fight against other various well-known boxers, such as: Anton Christoforidis, Teddy Yarosz, Curtis Sheppard, Melio Bettina, Billy Soose, Gus Lesnevich, and Jersey Joe Walcott.
Jimmy Bivins’ boxing statistics have been provided below.
- Total Fights: 112
- Total Wins: 86
- Total Wins (by KO): 31
- Total Losses: 25
- Total Draws: 1
To see some of Jimmy Bivins’ fighting techniques, please view the YouTube video below.
Jimmy Bivins died on Wednesday, July 4th in a nursing home in Cleveland, OH. Bivins was 92 when he passed away. The Twitterverse has been active paying their respects to this great boxing legend:
Rest In Peace, Jimmy Bivins, the greatest fighter Cleveland ever produced. A true Hall of Famer.
RIP Jimmy Bivins. One of the finest fighters to ever grace our sport!
Jimmy Bivins, a former heavyweight boxer from the 1940s and 1950s who defeated some of the greatest fighters of his time, has died at 92.
RIP Jimmy Bivins, a true all time great. He was one of the LAST members of boxing’s golden era and the definition of an uncrowned champ