Philly Boxing History

DECEMBER 18, 1953



Jimmy Soo W7 Earl Clemmons
The Cambria - Philadelphia, PA

Jimmy Soo was a South Philly Lightweight who compiled a ring record of 41-4 (24 KO) in an 8-year career.  He turned pro in 1953 and reeled off 33 straight wins (20 by KO) before that streak was broken Baby Vasquez in 1956.  Soo continued to fight until suffering back-to-back KO losses to Len Matthews and J.D. Ellis in 1961.  Overall, Soo fought 38 of his 45 bouts in Philadelphia, including the 5th win of his career on this day in 1953 against Earl Clemmons.

  1925 - George Godfrey KO5 Fred Fulton at Minneapolis, MN
  1931 - Leroy Haynes KO2 Jack Beasley at San Francisco
  1944 - Billy Arnold KO4 Johnny Jones at the Met in North Philly
  1947 - Dan Bucceroni KO3 Jimmy Long I at Philadelphia
  1947 - Percy Bassett KO3 Joey Longo at Atlantic City
  1950 - Ike Williams W10 Rudy Cruz at the Arena in West Philly
  1950 - Harold Johnson KO2 Harry Daniels at the Arena in West Philly
  1950 - Gil Turner TKO1 Massimo Sanna at the Arena in West Philly
  1950 - Joey Giardello KO5 Leroy Allen at the Arena in West Philly
  1950 - Lloyd Tate TKO2 Santa Bucca at the Arena in West Philly
  1950 - Marvin Edelman KO1 Al Garcia at the Arena in West Philly
  1959 - Benny 'Kid' Paret W10 Charley Scott at Madison Square Garden in New York
  1962 - Leotis Martin W6 Joe Washington at Reading, PA
  1967 - Joe Frazier KO3 Marion Connor at the Boston Garden
  1886 - Tommy O'Toole