Titles: Never a champion Record: 57-4-1 with 43 no decision Born: November 19, 1891 in St. Paul, Minnesota (USA) Years active: 1911-1925 Nickname: None Gibbons started as a middleweight and ended up his career as a heavyweight. Always a top contender Tommy was a defensive wiz and a beautiful boxer who preferred to counter punch his opponents. He is still considered by some of the old time trainers as one of the smartest fighters to ever put on the gloves. Turning pro at 20 in the middleweight division, Gibbons did not have much of a punch but as he added weight he gained punching power. Tommy learned to box along with brother Mike who was a fine boxer in his own right they knew how to fight but seemed to always be searching for a title shot and never getting any. Tommy twice fought legendary Harry Greb and was thought to have gotten the better of his opponent but during the time the bouts were ruled no decisions since there was not a knockout. Gibbons fought and confused the best of his time like Billy Miske, George Carpentier, and George Chip. If it were not for the rules of the day he would have defeated them all instead of receiving no decisions. Battling Levingsky also was thought to have lost to Gibbons for the light heavyweight title but once again it was ruled a no decision and Levingsky kept his title. Gibbons was good enough and famous enough for his skills to get a shot at the heavyweight title. Tommy went 15 rounds in a losing effort with Jack Dempsey and Dempsey was quoted as saying "Gibbons was a perfectionist, a fine defensive fighter. I couldn't corner him!" Gibbons retired after 14 years of boxing when heavyweight champion Gene Tuney became the only fighter to knocked him out. In retirement Tommy sold insurance and was a pillar of his community and also their sheriff for 4 terms.