Titles: light heavyweight champion 1926-1927 Record: 77-10-2 Born: March 18, 1900 in St. Francis du Lac, Quebec, Canada Years active: 1919-1932 Nickname: Bright Eyes A French-Canadian Delaney was almost as big with the ladies as Georges Carpentier. A real fun-lover outside of the ring, Delaney was all business in the ring. Jack started out as a boxer, a stylist who preferred to hit and run. In later years however like many other aging warriors he changed his style and turned into quite a hitter. In the 20's he was simply one of the most knowledgeable boxers to step into any ring. He began to box as a teenager after his family moved from Quebec to Connecticut. It was a sport that came naturally to him and he quickly earned praise and recognition from fight insiders in Boston. In Boston he earned his first real acclaim in defeating Tommy Loughran over 10 rounds in 1924, that was followed by wins over the very good Paul Berlenbach that saw both men on the canvas before Delaney won by knockout. Jimmy Slattery however was another story, he simply had Delaney's number and would beat him twice on points in the next 2 years. Those losses however paled in comparison to his 2 wins over the much more talented Tiger Flowers in the span of time. Those 2 wins earned Delaney a title shot against the same Berlenbach that he had knocked out the previous year. Berlenbach proved to be better on this night and used his weight advantage to get inside of Jack's punches and win a decision. 11 wins in the next 6 months gave Delaney another shot at the title. In front of 41,000 people Delaney reversed the loss to Berlenbach and walked away with the light heavyweight title of the world. After only 3 defenses Delaney went in search of lager payday's in the heavyweight division. Like most light heavyweights who move up in weight he did not fare well. Wins over competent Paolino Uzcudun and Phil Johnson were outweighed by smashing defeats to Jack Sharkey, Tom Heeney and Johnny Risko. Delaney retired to run a bar in New York City along with other interests but died of cancer at the age of 48, sixteen years after he retired.
1919 Oct Steve August Bridgeport, Ct W 4 Nov Johnny Nelson Bridgeport, Ct KO 2 Dec Steve August Bridgeport, Ct W 6 1920 Jan Jim Hugo Bridgeport, Ct W 6 Mar Jack Green Bridgeport, Ct KO 6 May Tom Spencer Bridgeport, Ct KO 4 Jun Jimmy "Mohawk" Coffey Bridgeport, Ct W 8 Aug Art Griffin Bridgeport, Ct KO 7 Sep Bill Gorman Bridgeport, Ct KO 3 Nov Art Tango Fall River, Ma KO 3 Dec 20 Soldier Frank Providence, RI KO 2 1921 Jan 1 Batting Silveira Providence, RI KO 8 Jan 28 Ted Marshall Providence, RI KO 5 Feb 8 Jack Savage Providence, RI KO 2 Feb 22 Jack McCarron Providence, RI D 12 Mar 14 Jack McClelland Bridgeport, Ct W 12 Apr 13 Tommy Robson Providence, RI L 12 May 18 Young Jack Johnson Providence, RI KO 3 Jul 22 Jackie Mason Holyoke, Ma TKO 2 Jul 25 Bert Colima Brooklyn, NY TKO 7 Aug 12 Harold "Happy" Howard Holyoke, Ma W 10 Aug 22 Joe Rivers Fall River, Ma W 10 Sep 13 Frankie Fleming Fall River, Ma KO 8 Sep 28 George Robinson Providence, RI W 12 Oct 19 Steve Choynski Providence, RI W 12 Nov 30 Frank Carbone Providence, RI W 12 1922 Jan 2 Jackie Clark Fall River, Ma W 10 Jan 27 Jack McCarron Fall River, Ma W 10 Feb 13 Lou Bogash Bridgeport, Ct W 15 Mar 6 Augie Ratner Brooklyn, NY TKO by 1 May 30 Jack Stone Fall River, Ma W 10 Apr 10 Hugh Ross Bridgeport, Ct W 15 Jun Pat McCarthy Providence, RI W 12 Aug 14 George Shade Woonsocket, RI KO 1 Oct 6 Frank Cavanaugh Stamford, Ct KO 3 Oct 12 Young Fisher Providence, RI TKO by 3 1923 Feb 20 "Italian" Joe Gans New York, NY W 12 Mar 3 Augie Ratner New York, NY W 12 Mar 19 Jimmy O'Gatty Providence, RI NC 5 Jul 4 Tommy Madden Holyoke, Ma KO 2 Aug 20 Andy "Kid" Palmer Bridgeport, Ct W 12 Aug 31 Jimmy Darcy New York, NY W 10 1924 Jan 4 Jackie Clark Norwalk, Ct KO 2 Feb 11 Sailor Martin New York, NY KO 1 Feb 19 Tommy Loughran Boston, Ma W 10 Mar 14 Paul Berlenbach New York, NY KO 4 Mar 17 Jackie Clark Newark, NJ NC 8 Mar 31 Leo Leonard Bridgeport, Ct KO 3 Apr 10 George Robinson Boston, Ma W 10 May 5 William Bryan Downey Columbus, Oh ND 10 Aug 27 Frank Moody Bridgeport, Ct TKO 5 Oct 3 Jimmy Slattery New York, NY L 6 Oct 20 Pat McCarthy Boston, Ma W D.Q 8 Dec 26 Pal Reed New York, NY W 12 1925 Jan 16 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers New York, NY KO 2 Jan 19 "Allentown" Joe Gans Wilkes-Barre, Pa W 10 Feb 13 Jimmy Slattery New York, NY L 6 Feb 26 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers New York, NY KO 4 Mar 9 Jamaica Kid Buffalo, NY KO 2 Mar 20 Soldier King Grand Rapids, Mi TKO 4 May 30 "Young" Tony Marullo New York, NY W 10 Jul 16 Tommy Loughran Philadelphia, Pa D 10 Jul 24 Jack Burke Brooklyn, NY TKO 9 Dec 11 Paul Berlenbach New York, NY L 15 -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World 1926 Jan 15 "Young" Bob Fitzsimmons New York, NY W 12 Jan 25 Tom Roper Canton, Oh TKO 12 Feb 5 Johnny Risko New York, NY W 10 Feb 22 Quinton Romero-Rojas Philadelphia, Pa KO 4 Mar 8 Joe Lohman Brooklyn, NY TKO 10 Mar 15 Mike McTigue New York, NY KO 4 Mar 22 Maxie Rosenbloom Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Apr 26 Emilio "King" Solomon Hartford, Ct W 12 May 12 Martin O'Grady Montreal, Que, Can KO 7 Jun 3 Tommy Burns Brooklyn, NY TKO 2 Jun 16 Bob Sage Detroit, Mi ND 10 Jul 16 Paul Berlenbach Brooklyn, NY W 15 -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World Dec 10 Jamaica Kid Waterbury, Ct KO 3 Dec 20 Bud Gorman Jersey City, NJ KO 2 1927 Feb 18 Jim Maloney New York, NY L 10 Jun -Delaney relinquished the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World Aug 11 Paolino Uzcudun New York, NY W D.Q 7 Sep 14 Johnny Risko Cleveland, Oh L 10 Oct 14 Jack Renault New York, NY W 10 Dec 9 Paul Berlenbach Chicago, Il KO 6 1928 Jan 16 Sully Montgomery New York, NY KO 1 Jan 20 Jack Humbeeck Boston, Ma TKO 6 Feb 13 Leo Gates Rochester, NY KO 2 Mar 1 Tom Heeney New York, NY L 15 Apr 30 Jack Sharkey New York, NY TKO by 1 Sep 20 Nando Tassi Brooklyn, NY TKO 11 1932 Mar 3 Phil Johnson Bridgeport, Ct KO 2 Mar 29 Frank Willis Stamford, Ct KO 3 Apr 21 Leo "One-Punch" Williams Hartford, Ct KO 1