Marvin Hart

Marvin Hart
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Marvin Hart in 1902, photo from the Chicago Daily News
Statistics
Nickname(s) The Louisville Plumber
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 5 ft 11 12 in (1.82 m)
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Nationality USA
Born (1876-09-16)September 16, 1876
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died September 17, 1931(1931-09-17) (aged 55)
Fern Creek, Kentucky, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 29
Losses 7
Draws 4

Marvin Hart (September 16, 1876 – September 17, 1931) was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from July 3, 1905 to February 23, 1906.

Boxing career

Hart, nicknamed "The Louisville Plumber" because of his former trade, gained considerable prominence after a 1905 win over future champion Jack Johnson. That year, the heavyweight title was left vacant as a result of the retirement of champion James J. Jeffries and Hart's record earned him a chance to fight for the championship against top-ranked Jack Root (1876–1963), a much more experienced boxer, who had already beaten Hart in November, 1902.

Jeffries, the retiring champ, refereed the championship fight on July 3, 1905 in Reno, Nevada. Hart knocked out Jack Root in the 12th round to win the vacant championship. After one successful exhibition match, Hart lost his championship to Canadian Tommy Burns on February 23, 1906 in Los Angeles. Burns won the 20-round fight by decision.

Death

Hart died the day after his 55th birthday of an enlarged liver and high blood pressure. He was interred in the Resthaven Memorial Park, in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.[1]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
40 fights 29 wins 7 losses
By knockout 20 4
By decision 5 3
By disqualification 4 0
Draws 4
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
39 Loss 29–6–4 United States Carl Morris RTD 3 (12) Dec 20, 1910 United States Sapulpa
38 Loss 29–5–4 United States Mike Schreck TKO 4 (10) Jul 26, 1909 United States Lakeview Theater, Terre Haute
37 Win 29–4–4 Italy Tony Ross DQ 13 (20) Mar 12, 1909 United States West Side A.C., Gretna
36 Win 28–4–4 United States Jack Twin Sullivan DQ 5 (12) Oct 20, 1908 United States Armory, Boston
35 Draw 27–4–4 United States Hugh McGann PTS 20 Oct 09, 1908 United States Opera House, Lexington
34 Win 27–4–3 United States John Willie DQ 4 (20) Mar 17, 1908 United States Hot Springs
33 Loss 26–4–3 United States Mike Schreck TKO 21 (?) May 30, 1907 United States Tonopah
32 Win 26–3–3 Republic of Ireland Peter Maher KO 2 (20) Apr 01, 1907 United States Whittington A.C., Hot Springs
31 Win 25–3–3 United States Harry Rogers KO 2 (20) Mar 15, 1907 United States Whittington A.C., Hot Springs
30 Loss 24–3–3 Canada Tommy Burns PTS 20 Feb 23, 1906 United States Amphitheater, Reno Lost lineal heavyweight title
29 Win 24–2–3 United States Jack Root KO 12 (?) Jul 03, 1905 United States Amphitheater, Reno Won vacant lineal heavyweight title
28 Win 23–2–3 United States Jack Johnson PTS 20 Mar 28, 1905 United States Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco
27 Draw 22–2–3 United States Gus Ruhlin PTS 12 May 20, 1904 United States Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore
26 Win 22–2–2 Canada Sandy Ferguson PTS 20 Mar 15, 1904 United States Whittington Park A.C., Hot Springs
25 Win 21–2–2 United States John Willie PTS 6 Jan 15, 1904 United States Watita Hall, Chicago
24 Draw 21–2–1 Republic of Ireland George Gardner PTS 15 Jan 15, 1904 United States Criterion A.C., Boston
23 Win 21–2 United States Kid Carter TKO 15 Dec 1, 1903 United States Criterion A.C., Boston
22 Win 20–2 Republic of Ireland George Gardner PTS 12 May 13, 1903 United States Southern A.C., Louisville
21 Win 19–2 United States Jack Bonner DQ 4 (20) Apr 02, 1903 United States Louisville A.C., Louisville
20 Loss 18–2 United States Jack Root PTS 6 Nov 10, 1902 United States Lyceum A.C., Chicago
19 Win 18–1 United States Billy Stift PTS 6 Aug 18, 1902 United States America A.C., Chicago
18 Win 17–1 United States Kid Carter KO 9 (20) May 03, 1902 United States Southern A.C., Louisville
17 Win 16–1 Canada Dick O'Brien KO 3 (20) Apr 07, 1902 United States Empire A.C., Louisville
16 Win 15–1 United States Billy Stift KO 3 (20) Jan 20, 1902 United States Music Hall, Louisville
15 Loss 14–1 United States Wild Bill Hanrahan KO 1 (25) Dec 17, 1901 United States Auditorium, Louisville
14 Win 14–0 United States Jack Beauscholte KO 10 (20) Nov 01, 1901 United States Music Hall, Louisville
13 Win 13–0 New Zealand Dan Creedon KO 6 (20) May 24, 1901 United States Southern A.C., Louisville
12 Win 12–0 United Kingdom Tommy West TKO 16 (20) Mar 29, 1901 United States Southern A.C., Louisville
11 Win 11–0 Australia Australian Jim Ryan KO 8 (20) Feb 25, 1901 United States Louisville
10 Win 10–0 United States Al Weining KO 11 (20) Jan 21, 1901 United States Music Hall, Louisville
9 Win 9–0 United States Peter Trainer KO 17 (20) Dec 12, 1900 United States Music Hall, Louisville
8 Win 8–0 United States Hugh McGann KO 6 (20) Aug 18, 1900 United States Music Hall, Louisville
7 Win 7–0 United States Hugh McGann DQ 6 (20) Aug 13, 1900 United States Nonpareil A.C., Louisville
6 Win 6–0 United States Harry Rogers KO 14 (20) Jun 26, 1900 United States Music Hall, Louisville
5 Win 5–0 United States Louis Seifker KO 2 (20) Jun 12, 1900 United States Music Hall, Louisville
4 Win 4–0 United States Tommy Williams KO 2 (20) May 10, 1900 United States Music Hall, Louisville
3 Win 3–0 United States Charles Meisner KO 1 (20) Apr 02, 1900 United States Music Hall, Louisville
2 Win 2–0 United States William Schiller KO 4 (?) Feb 12, 1900 United States Louisville
1 Win 1–0 United States William Schiller KO 7 (?) Dec 12, 1899 United States Louisville

See also

References

  1. ^ "Marvin Hart - concept". concepts.org.

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
James J. Jeffries
Retired
World Heavyweight Champion
July 3, 1905 – February 23, 1906
Succeeded by
Tommy Burns


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