Jack Kid Berg

English boxer

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Jack Kid Berg
Born
Judah Bergman

(1909-06-28)28 June 1909

Died 22 April 1991(1991-04-22) (aged 81)

Nationality English
Other names Jack “Kid” Berg
The Whitechapel Windmill
Statistics
Weight(s) Lightweight
Welterweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Boxing record
Total fights 192
Wins 157
Wins by KO 61
Losses 26
Draws 9

Judah Bergman, known as Jack Kid Berg or Jackie Kid Berg (28 June 1909 – 22 April 1991), was an English boxer born in the East End of London, who became the World Light Welterweight Champion in 1930.

Biography[edit]

Blue plaque for Jack Kid Berg

Judah Bergman was born in Romford Street near Cable Street, St George in the East, Stepney. His father Judah Senior, who found work as a tailor in America, and his mother Mildred immigrated from Odessa. His siblings included Wolf, changed to Willie, Rebecca and Sarah.[1] He was apprenticed as a lather boy in a barber’s shop, and began his boxing career at the Premierland, Back Church Lane, when he was 14. Jewish Berg boxed with a Star of David on his trunks.

The book The Whitechapel Windmill covers the handsome boxer’s rise in the boxing world as well as his flamboyant out-of-the-ring life, which is said to have included an affair with Mae West and a long-lasting friendship with fellow East Ender Jack Comer, the colourful (and also Jewish) gangster.

After losing his British Lightweight crown, he lived to be the oldest British boxing champion. Berg died in London on 22 April 1991.

He is commemorated by a blue plaque on Noble Court, Cable Street, close to the place where he was born. Stepney Historical Trust presented the plaque at a ceremony attended by the Chief Rabbi, the Bishop of Stepney Richard Chartres, Professor Bill Fishman, Councillor Albert lilley and the Retired Boxers Federation. Later in the evening the Trust held a Charity Ball to raise funds for the Retired Boxers Federation attended by Mr Cox, Chairman of the Boxing Association and also the local Arbour Youth and Repton Boxing Clubs Boys. Over a £1000 was raised for the Retired Boxing charity.

Career[edit]

Between 1923 and 1936, Berg had 192 professional fights, winning 157 of them. His record was 157–26–9. Fifty seven wins were by knock out.

In 1931 he moved to the US, where he won 64 out of 76 fights there. During his bouts in America, he was trained by legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel.

In 1930, Berg defeated the great Cuban fighter Kid Chocolate in ten rounds.[2] The Chocolate bout, fought in Queens, New York in 1932, had 10,000 spectators, larger than many of his British bouts.[3] In 1930, he knocked out the American champion Mushy Callahan to take the World Light Welterweight Championship in London.[4] The National Boxing Association (NBA) had stripped Callahan before this fight and Britain did not recognize this division, so only the New York State Athletic Commission recognized Berg as champion after this fight. The NBA only recognized Berg as champion after he beat Goldie Hess in January 1931.

Berg fought as a lightweight when he put his title on the line to meet with Tony Canzoneri in Chicago on 24 April 1931. He was quickly knocked out in three rounds, falling on his face and stumbling to get up before giving in and collapsing into the ropes. Berg, contending that he lost at lightweight and not at light welterweight, continued to claim that he was champion. Most of the boxing world recognized Canzoneri, however.[5] He unsuccessfully challenged Canzoneri again for the title in September 1931.

After the Canzoneri bout, Berg continued boxing with mixed results. He became British lightweight champion in 1934 by beating the title holder Harry Mizler, another Jewish boxer. He was thrust back into the limelight as a replacement for the injured Canzoneri against Cleto Locatelli at Madison Square Garden, but his hopes of challenging for the world title faded after a points defeat to Gustave Humery in Paris in February 1935, also losing a return bout in London in April, although Berg was still British champion at this point.[6][7] Later that year he lost to Laurie Stevens in a fight for the British Empire lightweight title in Johannesburg.[8] He returned to fighting at welterweight in the United States with some success.[9] In August 1936, after three straight defeats, he announced his retirement, but returned in January 1937 with a victory against Ivor Pickens, the first of a nine fight unbeaten run.[10] In January 1941 he moved up to middleweight to fight Harry Craster.[11] He again beat Mizler in February 1941 and defeated British lightweight champion Eric Boon on a disqualification due to a low blow in a non-title fight in April 1941.[12] After a victory over Eric Dolby in March 1945, Berg expressed a desire to once more challenge for a title, saying “What I need is fights. I’m a bad gymnasium worker, but I’ll show what I can do in the ring. When I’ve had a few warm up fights I’ll know where I stand. If I’m no good I’ll quit.”[13] He had two further fights, the last a win by knockout against Johnny MacDonald in May 1945, before retiring.

Berg’s brother Teddy was also a boxer, and the two fought on the same bill in 1941.[14]

After retiring from boxing, he worked as a film stunt man, joined the Royal Air Force, and owned a restaurant in London.[15]

Personal life[edit]

In 1930 Berg’s marriage to New York University student Eleanor Kraus, the daughter of a New York silk merchant, was announced, although by November 1931 the relationship had ended.[16][17] In September 1930 Berg was served with a writ claiming £10,000 for breach of promise by Sophia Levy, who claimed the two had a relationship.[18] Berg married Bunty Pain, a dancer at the Trocadero, on 11 August 1933 at Prince’s Row register office in London.[19][20]

In October 1940 he was awarded £500 damages for slander after John Macadam suggested in a BBC broadcast that Berg would fight Eric Boon after “drawing his old-age pension” and “tottering along to Earl’s Court”, although the decision was overturned on appeal.[21][22]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Berg was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Berg was also inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

Berg, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.[23]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Academic Howard Fredrics wrote an opera about Kid Berg’s life.[24]
  • The non-religious Berg used his Jewishness to get the crowd on his side, entering the ring wearing tephillin.[24]
  • Alongside “The Battling Levinsky” is mentioned in the title track of Madness’ “The Liberty of Norton Folgate”
  • Berg was the subject of an episode of ITV biographical documentary This Is Your Life in 1987.[25]
  • On 19 June 1933, he was the guest of honour who officially opened Walthamstow Stadium.[26]

Professional boxing record[edit]

192 fights 157 wins 26 losses
By knockout 60 9
By decision 83 17
By disqualification 14 0
Draws 9
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
192 Win 157–26–9 Johnny MacDonald KO 5 (8) May 19, 1945 Standard Aero Works, Coventry, West Midlands, England
191 Win 156–26–9 Jimmy Brunt PTS 8 Mar 8, 1945 Seymour Hall Baths, Marylebone, London, England
190 Win 155–26–9 Eric Dolby KO 4 (8) Mar 1, 1945 Caledonian Road Baths, Islington, London, England
189 Loss 154–26–9 Gordon Woodhouse PTS 6 May 22, 1943 Handcross, Sussex, England
188 Win 154–25–9 Joe Connolly KO 4 (10) Mar 12, 1942 St Andrews Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
187 Win 153–25–9 Paddy Roche TKO 5 (10) Feb 5, 1942 New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England
186 Win 152–25–9 Joe Connolly RTD 8 (10) Nov 24, 1941 Town Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
185 Loss 151–25–9 George Odwell PTS 10 Nov 2, 1941 Alexandra Theatre, Stoke Newington, London, England
184 Loss 151–24–9 Arthur Danahar TKO 5 (10) Jul 24, 1941 Clapton Greyhound Track, Clapton, London, England
183 Loss 151–23–9 Ernie Roderick PTS 10 Jun 12, 1941 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England
182 Win 151–22–9 Eric Boon DQ 2 (12) Apr 21, 1941 Coliseum, London, England
181 Win 150–22–9 Harry Mizler PTS 10 Feb 27, 1941 Cambridge Theatre, London, England
180 Win 149–22–9 Harry Charman PTS 6 Feb 20, 1941 Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London, England
179 Win 148–22–9 Harry Craster PTS 10 Jan 20, 1941 Cambridge Theatre, London, England
178 Win 147–22–9 Harry Davis TKO 8 (10) Apr 4, 1940 Devonshire Club, Hackney, London, England
177 Win 146–22–9 Seaman Dick Bradshaw TKO 3 (10) Mar 10, 1940 Devonshire Club, Hackney, London, England
176 Win 145–22–9 Paddy Roche TKO 4 (10) Mar 8, 1940 Theatre Royal, Dublin, Ireland
175 Win 144–22–9 Eddie Ryan DQ 6 (12) Feb 29, 1940 Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, England Low blows
174 Win 143–22–9 George Reynolds PTS 10 Feb 5, 1940 Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, England
173 Win 142–22–9 Harry Davis PTS 10 Jan 25, 1940 Devonshire Club, Hackney, London, England
172 Win 141–22–9 Paddy Roche TKO 5 (10) Dec 11, 1939 Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
171 Win 140–22–9 Paddy Roche PTS 10 Nov 13, 1939 Sportsdrome, Southampton, Hampshire, England
170 Win 139–22–9 Joey Greb PTS 8 Aug 1, 1939 Belmont Park, Garfield, New Jersey, U.S.
169 Win 138–22–9 Johnny Rohrig PTS 10 Jul 11, 1939 Belmont Park, Garfield, New Jersey, U.S.
168 Loss 137–22–9 Mike Piskin PTS 10 Jun 30, 1939 Atlantic Stadium, Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
167 Loss 137–21–9 Milt Aron TKO 6 (10) Jun 26, 1939 Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
166 Win 137–20–9 Tippy Larkin PTS 10 Jun 6, 1939 Belmont Park, Garfield, New Jersey, U.S.
165 Win 136–20–9 Marine Bunker TKO 9 (12) Apr 10, 1939 Hamilton, Bermuda Won vacant Bermuda welterweight title
164 Win 135–20–9 Pete Galiano PTS 8 Apr 4, 1939 Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
163 Loss 134–20–9 Pedro Montañez TKO 5 (10) Mar 10, 1939 Hippodrome, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
162 Loss 134–19–9 Quentin Breese PTS 10 Feb 3, 1939 Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, U.S.
161 Win 134–18–9 Frankie Cavanna PTS 8 Nov 22, 1938 Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
160 Win 133–18–9 Joey Greb PTS 8 Oct 25, 1938 New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
159 Win 132–18–9 Johnny McHale PTS 8 Oct 11, 1938 Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
158 Win 131–18–9 Pete Caracciola PTS 8 Aug 5, 1938 Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
157 Loss 130–18–9 Freddie ‘Red’ Cochrane PTS 10 Jul 25, 1938 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
156 Win 130–17–9 Johnny McHale PTS 8 Jul 12, 1938 Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
155 Win 129–17–9 Johnny Horstmann PTS 8 Jun 30, 1938 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
154 Draw 128–17–9 Augie Arellano PTS 8 Jun 15, 1938 Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
153 Win 128–17–8 Johnny McHale PTS 8 Jun 7, 1938 Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
152 Win 127–17–8 Ray Napolitano UD 8 May 3, 1938 Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
151 Win 126–17–8 Johnny Horstmann PTS 8 Apr 9, 1938 Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
150 Win 125–17–8 Frankie Wallace PTS 8 Mar 29, 1938 Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
149 Win 124–17–8 Vince Pimpinella PTS 10 Mar 15, 1938 Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
148 Win 123–17–8 Larry Anzalone PTS 8 Mar 5, 1938 Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
147 Win 122–17–8 Silvio Zangrillo TKO 4 (8) Feb 19, 1938 Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
146 Win 121–17–8 Leo Phillips PTS 10 Dec 13, 1937 Embassy Rink, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
145 Win 120–17–8 Charlie Chetwin TKO 2 (10) Dec 6, 1937 King’s Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, England
144 Loss 119–17–8 George Odwell TKO 7 (12) Nov 1, 1937 Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, England
143 Win 119–16–8 Jake Kilrain TKO 5 (10) Oct 4, 1937 NSC, Earls Court Empress Stadium, Kensington, London, England Not to be confused with Jake Kilrain
142 Draw 118–16–8 Jack Lewis PTS 10 Aug 14, 1937 Poole Sports Arena, Poole, Dorset, England
141 Win 118–16–7 Alby Day PTS 8 May 6, 1937 Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, England
140 Win 117–16–7 Pat Haley TKO 5 (10) Apr 11, 1937 Skating Rink, Cricklewood, London, England
139 Draw 116–16–7 Louis Saerens PTS 10 Mar 22, 1937 Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, England
138 Win 116–16–6 Harry Mason TKO 3 (10) Feb 21, 1937 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England
137 Win 115–16–6 George Purchase RTD 6 (12) Feb 11, 1937 Romford Road Baths, West Ham, London, England
136 Win 114–16–6 Pat Haley DQ 3 (10) Feb 7, 1937 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England Haley disqualified for low blows
135 Win 113–16–6 Ivor Pickens PTS 10 Jan 24, 1937 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England
134 Loss 112–16–6 Aldo Spoldi TKO 2 (10) Jul 22, 1936 Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
133 Loss 112–15–6 Jimmy Walsh TKO 9 (15) Apr 24, 1936 The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, England Lost BBBfoC British lightweight title
132 Loss 112–14–6 Laurie Stevens PTS 12 Jan 11, 1936 Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Union of South Africa For vacant Commonwealth lightweight title
131 Win 112–13–6 Pat Butler TKO 4 (12) Nov 14, 1935 West Ham Baths, West Ham, London, England
130 Win 111–13–6 Peter McKinley PTS 10 Oct 21, 1935 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England
129 Win 110–13–6 Harry Brown KO 3 (10) May 19, 1935 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England
128 Loss 109–13–6 Gustave Humery PTS 10 Apr 1, 1935 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England
127 Loss 109–12–6 Gustave Humery PTS 10 Feb 25, 1935 Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
126 Win 109–11–6 Gustave Humery TKO 8 (10) Jan 21, 1935 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England
125 Win 108–11–6 Fred Bastin TKO 4 (10) Dec 2, 1934 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England
124 Win 107–11–6 Harry Mizler RTD 10 (15) Oct 29, 1934 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England Won BBBofC British lightweight title
123 Win 106–11–6 Nicolas Wilke TKO 9 (10) Sep 30, 1934 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England
122 Win 105–11–6 Joe Kerr RTD 6 (10) Jul 10, 1934 Celtic Park Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland
121 Loss 104–11–6 Jimmy Stewart TKO 3 (12) May 31, 1934 The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, England
120 Win 104–10–6 Len Wickwar DQ 6 (12) May 14, 1934 Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
119 Win 103–10–6 Jackie Flynn PTS 12 Apr 29, 1934 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England
118 Loss 102–10–6 Cleto Locatelli PTS 10 Jan 12, 1934 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
117 Loss 102–9–6 Tony Falco PTS 10 Oct 19, 1933 Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
116 Win 102–8–6 Harry Wallace TKO 4 (8) Oct 7, 1933 Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
115 Win 101–8–6 Eugene Drouhin TKO 9 (15) Jul 12, 1933 White City Stadium, White City, London, England
114 Win 100–8–6 George Rose TKO 5 (15) Jul 8, 1933 Vetch Field, Swansea, Wales
113 Win 99–8–6 Louis Saerens KO 4 (15) May 28, 1933 Speedway Stadium, Lea Bridge, London, England
112 Loss 98–8–6 Cleto Locatelli PTS 10 Apr 27, 1933 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England
111 Win 98–7–6 Kid Chocolate MD 15 Jul 18, 1932 Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
110 Win 97–7–6 Mike Sarko PTS 6 Jun 29, 1932 Island Park Stadium, Long Beach, New York, U.S.
109 Loss 96–7–6 Sammy Fuller SD 12 May 20, 1932 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost world light-welterweight title claim
108 Draw 96–6–6 Sammy Fuller PTS 10 Apr 1, 1932 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
107 Win 96–6–5 Buster Brown PTS 10 Mar 21, 1932 St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
106 Win 95–6–5 Marius Baudry TKO 5 (15) Dec 14, 1931 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England Retained The Ring light-welterweight title
105 Loss 94–6–5 Tony Canzoneri UD 15 Sep 10, 1931 Polo Grounds, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. For NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring lightweight titles;
For NBA light-welterweight title
104 Win 94–5–5 Jimmy McNamara PTS 10 Aug 4, 1931 Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained The Ring light-welterweight title
103 Win 93–5–5 Philly Griffin PTS 10 Jul 27, 1931 Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Retained The Ring light-welterweight title
102 Win 92–5–5 Teddy Watson KO 7 (10) Jul 24, 1931 Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. Retained The Ring light-welterweight title
101 Win 91–5–5 Tony Lambert TKO 4 (8) Jun 22, 1931 Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Retained The Ring light-welterweight title
100 Win 90–5–5 Ray Kiser PTS 10 May 18, 1931 Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, U.S. Retained The Ring light-welterweight title
99 Win 89–5–5 Tony Herrera PTS 10 May 8, 1931 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
98 Loss 88–5–5 Tony Canzoneri KO 3 (10) Apr 24, 1931 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Lost NBA light-welterweight title;
For NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring lightweight titles
97 Win 88–4–5 Billy Wallace UD 10 Apr 10, 1931 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Retained NBA and The Ring light-welterweight titles
96 Win 87–4–5 Herman Perlick UD 10 Jan 30, 1931 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NBA and The Ring light-welterweight titles
95 Win 86–4–5 Goldie Hess UD 10 Jan 23, 1931 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Retained NBA and The Ring light-welterweight titles
94 Win 85–4–5 Billy Petrolle UD 10 Oct 10, 1930 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NBA and The Ring light-welterweight titles
93 Win 84–4–5 Joe Glick PTS 10 Sep 18, 1930 Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NBA and The Ring light-welterweight titles
92 Win 83–4–5 Buster Brown PTS 10 Sep 3, 1930 Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Retained NBA and The Ring light-welterweight titles
91 Win 82–4–5 Kid Chocolate SD 10 Aug 7, 1930 Polo Grounds, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
90 Win 81–4–5 Henry Perlick PTS 10 Jul 10, 1930 Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
89 Win 80–4–5 Herman Perlick UD 10 Jun 11, 1930 Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
88 Win 79–4–5 Al Delmont TKO 4 (10) May 29, 1930 Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Retained NBA and The Ring light-welterweight titles
87 Win 78–4–5 Jackie Phillips PTS 10 Apr 7, 1930 Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
86 Win 77–4–5 Joe Glick UD 10 Apr 4, 1930 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NBA and The Ring light-welterweight titles
85 Win 76–4–5 Mushy Callahan TKO 10 (15) Feb 18, 1930 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England Won NBA and The Ring light-welterweight titles
84 Win 75–4–5 Tony Canzoneri SD 10 Jan 17, 1930 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
83 Win 74–4–5 Tony Caragliano DQ 2 (10) Dec 18, 1929 New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
82 Win 73–4–5 Artie DeLuca PTS 6 Nov 30, 1929 Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
81 Win 72–4–5 Eddie Elkins PTS 10 Nov 18, 1929 St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
80 Win 71–4–5 Tommy Gervel KO 2 (10) Nov 2, 1929 Olympia Boxing Club, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
79 Win 70–4–5 Bruce Flowers PTS 10 Oct 21, 1929 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
78 Win 69–4–5 Phil McGraw PTS 10 Sep 30, 1929 St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
77 Win 68–4–5 Georgie Balduc DQ 2 (10) Sep 16, 1929 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
76 Win 67–4–5 Spug Myers PTS 10 Aug 29, 1929 Polo Grounds, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
75 Win 66–4–5 Harry Wallace TKO 9 (10) Aug 19, 1929 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
74 Win 65–4–5 Joe Trabon TKO 5 (10) Aug 5, 1929 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
73 Win 64–4–5 Mushy Callahan UD 10 Jul 24, 1929 Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
72 Win 63–4–5 Herman Perlick PTS 10 Jul 12, 1929 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
71 Draw 62–4–5 Stanislaus Loayza PTS 10 Jun 11, 1929 Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
70 Win 62–4–4 Bruce Flowers PTS 10 May 23, 1929 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
69 Win 61–4–4 Bruce Flowers PTS 10 May 10, 1929 Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
68 Win 60–4–4 Lucien Vinez PTS 12 Jan 31, 1929 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England
67 Win 59–4–4 Alf Mancini PTS 15 Dec 6, 1928 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England
66 Win 58–4–4 Spug Myers DQ 3 (10) Oct 8, 1928 White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Myers was disqualified for hitting low
65 Loss 57–4–4 Billy Petrolle TKO 5 (10) Aug 24, 1928 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
64 Draw 57–3–4 Billy Petrolle PTS 10 Jul 26, 1928 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
63 Win 57–3–3 Mike Watters TKO 9 (10) Jul 12, 1928 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
62 Win 56–3–3 Freddie Mueller PTS 10 Jun 14, 1928 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
61 Win 55–3–3 Johnny Mellow PTS 10 Jun 7, 1928 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
60 Win 54–3–3 Pedro Amador PTS 10 May 31, 1928 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
59 Win 53–3–3 Jack Donn DQ 10 (15) Feb 27, 1928 Queens Hall, Langham Place, London, England
58 Win 52–3–3 Lucien Vinez PTS 12 Dec 4, 1927 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
57 Win 51–3–3 Vittorio Venturi PTS 10 Nov 7, 1927 Queen’s Hall, London, England
56 Win 50–3–3 Raymond Jansen DQ 7 (15) Oct 11, 1927 The Peoples’ Palace, Mile End, London, England
55 Win 49–3–3 Jackie Kirk KO 13 (15) Sep 29, 1927 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
54 Win 48–3–3 Robert Sirvain TKO 6 (15) Sep 18, 1927 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
53 Win 47–3–3 Bob Miller TKO 6 (15) May 29, 1927 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
52 Win 46–3–3 Alf Simmons DQ 15 (15) Apr 21, 1927 Olympia, Kensington, London, England
51 Win 45–3–3 Paul Fritsch TKO 8 (15) Feb 27, 1927 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
50 Win 44–3–3 Joe Clares PTS 15 Jan 23, 1927 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
49 Win 43–3–3 Walter Wright TKO 2 (15) Jan 13, 1927 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
48 Win 42–3–3 Louis Saerens DQ 9 (15) Dec 19, 1926 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
47 Win 41–3–3 Billy Gilmore RTD 8 (15) Nov 21, 1926 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
46 Win 40–3–3 Phil Bond PTS 15 Oct 10, 1926 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
45 Win 39–3–3 Harry Corbett PTS 15 Aug 29, 1926 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
44 Win 38–3–3 Paul Gay TKO 6 (15) Jul 26, 1926 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
43 Win 37–3–3 Henri Hébrant TKO 5 (15) Jul 8, 1926 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
42 Win 36–3–3 André Routis DQ 3 (15) Jun 21, 1926 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England
41 Win 35–3–3 Mick Hill PTS 15 May 16, 1926 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
40 Draw 34–3–3 Harry Corbett PTS 15 Apr 26, 1926 The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England
39 Win 34–3–2 André Routis PTS 15 Mar 18, 1926 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England
38 Loss 33–3–2 Harry Corbett PTS 15 Feb 11, 1926 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England
37 Win 33–2–2 Battling van Dijk PTS 15 Nov 26, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
36 Win 32–2–2 Ernie Swash DQ 2 (15) Nov 12, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
35 Win 31–2–2 Johnny Curley PTS 15 Oct 29, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
34 Win 30–2–2 Johnny Cuthbert RTD 11 (15) Oct 15, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
33 Win 29–2–2 Norm Radford KO 14 (15) Sep 10, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
32 Win 28–2–2 Johnny Britton PTS 15 Aug 30, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
31 Win 27–2–2 Fred Green PTS 15 Aug 20, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
30 Win 26–2–2 Fred Green PTS 15 Aug 6, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
29 Win 25–2–2 George Green TKO 11 (15) Jul 26, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
28 Win 24–2–2 Joe Samuels PTS 15 Jul 16, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
27 Win 23–2–2 Jack Slattery PTS 15 Jun 28, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England Points win, not a 9th rnd TKO as displayed on Boxrec.com
26 Loss 22–2–2 Johnny Cuthbert PTS 15 Jun 18, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
25 Win 22–1–2 Billy Sheppard TKO 13 (15) Jun 7, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
24 Win 21–1–2 Kid Lewis TKO 10 (15) May 21, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
23 Win 20–1–2 George Davis DQ 8 (15) Apr 19, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
22 Win 19–1–2 Sid Carter PTS 15 Apr 6, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
21 Loss 18–1–2 Johnny Cuthbert PTS 15 Mar 12, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
20 Win 18–0–2 Billy Streets TKO 9 (15) Feb 26, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
19 Win 17–0–2 Arthur Lloyd TKO 15 (15) Feb 9, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
18 Win 16–0–2 Billy Streets PTS 15 Jan 26, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
17 Win 15–0–2 Albert Colcombe TKO 13 (15) Jan 8, 1925 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
16 Win 14–0–2 Billy Colebourne TKO 6 (15) Dec 26, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
15 Win 13–0–2 Arthur Lloyd PTS 10 Dec 15, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
14 Win 12–0–2 Bert Saunders TKO 14 (15) Dec 11, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
13 Win 11–0–2 Teddy Shepherd TKO 9 (10) Dec 7, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
12 Win 10–0–2 Fred Patten PTS 15 Nov 27, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
11 Win 9–0–2 Harry Miller TKO 6 (10) Nov 20, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
10 Win 8–0–2 Jimmy Wooder PTS 10 Nov 10, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
9 Win 7–0–2 Young Clancy PTS 15 Nov 3, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
8 Win 6–0–2 Albert Hicks PTS 10 Oct 16, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
7 Draw 5–0–2 Jimmy Wooder PTS 10 Oct 2, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
6 Win 5–0–1 Teddy Pullen KO 1 (10) Sep 21, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
5 Win 4–0–1 Billy Clarke PTS 10 Aug 21, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
4 Draw 3–0–1 Billy Clarke PTS 10 Aug 3, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
3 Win 3–0 Sid Lyons TKO 3 (10) Jul 20, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
2 Win 2–0 Charlie Harwood TKO 7 (10) Jul 7, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England
1 Win 1–0 Johnnie Gordon TKO 8 (10) Jun 8, 1924 Premierland, Whitechapel, London, England

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

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  1. ^ Harding, John and Berg, Jack (1987). Jack Kid Berg, The Whitechapel Windmill, pg. 14. Published by Robson Books, Ltd., London.
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  9. ^ “Kid Berg”: Another U.S. Win: Now Ready for Canzoneri”. Lancashire Evening Post. British Newspaper Archive. 26 October 1938. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
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  14. ^ “Kid Berg’s Brother to Fight”. Evening Telegraph. British Newspaper Archive. 14 February 1941. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
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  17. ^ “End of Kid Berg’s Romance”. Western Daily Press. British Newspaper Archive. 7 November 1931. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
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  21. ^ “Kid Berg Awarded £500 Damages for Slander”. Lancashire Evening Post. British Newspaper Archive. 8 October 1940. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
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Sources[edit]

  • Harold Finch The Tower Hamlets Connection – a Biographical Guide Stepney Books ISBN 0-902385-25-9
  • The Whitechapel Windmill by John Harding with Jack Kid Berg 1987, Robson Books

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Achievements
Preceded by

World Light Welterweight Champion
1930 Feb 18 – 1931 April 24
Succeeded by