Jack Bodell

Jack Bodell
Statistics
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Nationality English
Born (1940-08-11)11 August 1940
Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died 9 November 2016(2016-11-09) (aged 76)
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 71
Wins 58
Wins by KO 31
Losses 13
Draws 0
No contests 0

Jack Bodell (11 August 1940 – 9 November 2016) was an English professional boxer, active during the 1960s and 1970s.

Born in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, Bodell started out as a light heavyweight, winning the 1961 ABA championships and a bronze medal at the European amateur championships the same year. He won the British heavyweight championship in 1969, before losing it to Henry Cooper in his first defence. Bodell regained the title a year later by out-pointing Joe Bugner. He lost the European title in 1971 after a defeat by Spaniard José Manuel Urtaín, and after losing both his British and Commonwealth titles to a second-round knockout by Danny McAlinden the following year, he retired from professional boxing.

Among his other notable fights were a first-round knockout loss to Jerry Quarry after just 64 seconds, and a points win over future world title contender Jose "King" Roman. Bodell's final record was 58 wins (including 31 by knockout) and 13 losses. He died on 9 November 2016 at the age of 76.[1]

Professional boxing record[]

Professional record summary
71 fights 58 wins 13 losses
By knockout 31 11
By decision 27 2
Draws 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
71 Loss 58–13 Northern Ireland Danny McAlinden KO 2 (15) 27 Jun 1972 United Kingdom Villa Park, Birmingham, West Midlands For BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles
70 Loss 58–12 Spain José Manuel Urtain TKO 2 (15) 17 Dec 1971 Spain Madrid For EBU Heavyweight Title
69 Loss 58–11 United States Jerry Quarry KO 1 (10) 16 Nov 1971 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London
68 Win 58–10 United Kingdom Joe Bugner PTS 15 27 Sep 1971 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London BBBofC/Commonwealth/EBU Heavyweight Titles
67 Win 57–10 Canada Bill Drover PTS 10 27 Apr 1971 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
66 Win 56–10 Mexico Manuel Ramos PTS 10 13 Apr 1971 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
65 Win 55–10 United States Jack O'Halloran KO 4 (10) 24 Feb 1971 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
64 Win 54–10 South Africa Jimmy Richards PTS 10 18 Jul 1970 South Africa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng
63 Loss 53–10 United Kingdom Henry Cooper PTS 15 24 Mar 1970 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London Lost BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles
62 Win 53–9 Wales Carl Gizzi PTS 15 13 Oct 1969 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Won BBBofC Heavyweight Title
61 Win 52–9 Puerto Rico José Roman PTS 10 14 Jul 1969 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
60 Win 51–9 United States John Jordan KO 2 (10) 23 Jun 1969 United Kingdom London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair, London
59 Win 50–9 United Kingdom Billy Walker TKO 8 (10) 25 Mar 1969 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London
58 Win 49–9 United States Roosevelt Eddie DQ 1 (10) 17 Feb 1969 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Eddie disqualified at 1:15 for hitting Bodell while he was down.
57 Win 48–9 Wales Carl Gizzi TKO 2 (12) 27 Nov 1968 Wales Sophia Gardens, Cardiff BBBofC Heavyweight Title Eliminator
56 Win 47–9 United States Mel Turnbow RTD 5 (10) 12 Aug 1968 United Kingdom Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire
55 Win 46–9 United Kingdom Brian London TKO 9 (12) 10 Jun 1968 United Kingdom Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside BBBofC Heavyweight Title Eliminator
54 Win 45–9 Belgium Lion Ven TKO 2 (10) 6 Mar 1968 United Kingdom Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands
53 Win 44–9 United Kingdom Johnny Prescott PTS 10 6 Feb 1968 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands RetainedBBBofC Midlands Heavyweight Title
52 Win 43–9 Antigua and Barbuda Rocky Campbell PTS 8 19 Oct 1967 United Kingdom Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon
51 Win 42–9 Antigua and Barbuda Rocky Campbell PTS 8 6 Sep 1967 United Kingdom De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire
50 Loss 41–9 United Kingdom Henry Cooper TKO 2 (15) 13 Jun 1967 United Kingdom Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, West Midlands For BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles
49 Win 41–8 United States Sonny Moore PTS 10 17 Apr 1967 United Kingdom De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire
48 Win 40-8 United States Ray Patterson PTS 10 24 Jan 1967 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
47 Win 39–8 United States Bob Stallings TKO 7 (10) 13 Dec 1966 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
46 Win 38–8 Italy Giorgio Masteghin TKO 1 (10) 15 Nov 1966 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
45 Win 37–8 Italy Santo Amonti PTS 10 27 Oct 1966 United Kingdom Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside
44 Win 36–8 Brazil Renato Moraes PTS 10 21 Sep 1966 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
43 Loss 35–8 Italy Piero Tomasoni TKO 3 (10) 28 Jun 1966 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
42 Loss 35–7 United States Thad Spencer RTD 2 (10) 18 Apr 1966 United Kingdom Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, Manchester
41 Win 35–6 Italy Giuseppe Migliari PTS 10 22 Mar 1966 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
40 Win 34–6 United States Ski Goldstein TKO 3 (10) 17 Feb 1966 United Kingdom Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London
39 Win 33–6 United States Bill Nielsen TKO 8 (10) 31 Jan 1966 United Kingdom Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon
38 Win 32–6 France Joseph Juvillier PTS 10 19 Jan 1966 United Kingdom Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands
37 Win 31–6 United States Billy Daniels PTS 10 14 Dec 1965 United Kingdom Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside
36 Win 30–6 Spain Benito Canal KO 2 (10) 9 Dec 1965 United Kingdom King's Hall, Derby, Derbyshire
35 Win 29–6 Spain Jose Mariano Moracia Ibanes TKO 5 (8) 8 Nov 1965 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
34 Win 28–6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivan Prebeg TKO 2 (8) 19 Oct 1965 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London
33 Win 27–6 Jamaica Al Roye TKO 3 (8) 4 Oct 1965 United Kingdom Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon
32 Win 26–6 United States Levi Forte TKO 2 (10) 20 Sep 1965 United Kingdom Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside
31 Win 25–6 United States Freddie Mack PTS 8 7 Sep 1965 United Kingdom Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London
30 Win 24–6 United Kingdom Dave Ould DQ 4 (8) 15 Jun 1965 United Kingdom St Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham, West Midlands
29 Loss 23–6 United States Hubert Hilton TKO 6 (10) 24 May 1965 United Kingdom London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair, London
28 Win 23–5 Tonga Johnny Halafihi RTD 7 (8) 26 Apr 1965 United Kingdom Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London
27 Win 22–5 United States Buddy Turman TKO 4 (8) 20 Apr 1965 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
26 Win 21–5 United Kingdom Ray Shiel TKO 5 (8) 12 Apr 1965 United Kingdom Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon
25 Win 20–5 Saint Kitts and Nevis Rudolph Vaughan KO 2 (8) 30 Mar 1965 United Kingdom Empire Pool, Wembley, London
24 Win 19–5 Jamaica Eric Fearon TKO 4 (8) 22 Mar 1965 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
23 Win 18–5 Jamaica Al Roye TKO 4 (8) 1 Mar 1965 United Kingdom St James's Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne
22 Win 17–5 United Kingdom Ron Gray PTS 10 20 Jan 1965 United Kingdom Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands Won BBBofC Midlands Heavyweight Title
21 Loss 16–5 United States Freddie Mack TKO 5 (10) 29 Sep 1964 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
20 Win 16–4 United Kingdom Ron Redrup PTS 8 21 Apr 1964 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
19 Loss 15–4 Wales Joe Erskine PTS 10 3 Mar 1964 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
18 Loss 15–3 Brazil Renato Moraes TKO 6 (10) 5 Dec 1963 Italy Milan, Lombardy
17 Loss 15–2 South Africa Stoffel Willemse TKO 2 (10) 7 Sep 1963 South Africa Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng
16 Win 15–1 United Kingdom Ron Gray DQ 5 (8) 7 May 1963 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
15 Win 14–1 United Kingdom Dave Ould PTS 8 11 Mar 1963 United Kingdom Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London
14 Win 13–1 Jamaica Rupert Bentley KO 3 (8) 6 Mar 1963 United Kingdom Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands
13 Win 12–1 United Kingdom Jack Whittaker TKO 8 (8) 13 Feb 1963 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
12 Win 11–1 United Kingdom Roy Seward TKO 3 (12) 10 Dec 1962 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Retained BBBofC Midlands Light Heavyweight Title
11 Win 10–1 Saint Kitts and Nevis Johnny Hendrickson TKO 4 (8) 7 Nov 1962 United Kingdom Seymour Hall, Marylebone, London, England
10 Win 9–1 Jamaica Rupert Bentley KO 1 (8) 31 Oct 1962 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
9 Win 8–1 United Kingdom Brian Lacey Stannard TKO 7 (8) 8 Oct 1962 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
8 Win 7–1 United Kingdom Jimmy Blanche PTS 8 18 Sep 1962 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
7 Loss 6–1 Nigeria Joe Louis RTD 1 (8) 3 Jul 1962 United Kingdom Highbury Speedway Stadium, Fleetwood, Lancashire
6 Win 6–0 United Kingdom Roy Seward TKO 5 (12) 7 Jun 1962 United Kingdom Swadlincote, Derbyshire Won BBBofC Midlands Light Heavyweight Title
5 Win 5–0 United Kingdom Jack Whittaker PTS 8 17 Apr 1962 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
4 Win 4–0 Nigeria Joe Louis PTS 6 2 Apr 1962 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
3 Win 3–0 United Kingdom Jimmy Leach TKO 2 (6) 20 Mar 1962 United Kingdom Wolverhampton, West Midlands
2 Win 2–0 Jamaica Ossie Nelson TKO 1 (6) 22 Feb 1962 United Kingdom Coventry, West Midlands
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Mick Cowan PTS 6 13 Feb 1962 United Kingdom West Bromwich, West Midlands

Trivia[]

Jack Bodell is mentioned in the "Boxing Tonight" sketch in episode 37 of Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which he (played by Nosher Powell) fights Sir Kenneth Clark (played by Graham Chapman).

Achievements
Preceded by
Henry Cooper
Vacated
British Heavyweight Champion
13 October 1969 – 24 March 1970
Succeeded by
Henry Cooper
Preceded by
Joe Bugner
European Heavyweight Champion
27 September 1971 – December 1971
Succeeded by
Jose Manuel Urtain
British Heavyweight Champion
Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion

27 September 1971 – 27 June 1972
Succeeded by
Danny McAlinden

References[]

  1. ^ "Jack Bodell, former British champion, dies aged 76". Press Association.

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