--the following is a letter written by Jack Reeves on Nov 18, 1977--
Feb 22,1924 I fought Harry Greb at the Oakland Auditorium. He was
middleweight Champion of the world at the time. Greb was not a great boxer
nor a great puncher but he had great speed and never stopped coming at the
opponent and never seemed to tire. Greb was considered one of the all time
greats. I lost the decision from him but a few weeks later I fought Tommy
loughran, then the world light heavyweight champion, to a packed house also
at the Oakland Auditorium. I lost a ten round decision to Loughran.
I beat George Chip a former middleweight champion in twelve rounds
at Tulsa Oklahoma. Also beat Fay Keiser at Madison Square Garden in New
Most of my fights were here on the Pacific Coast, against Battling
Ortega, Bert Colima and all the middleweight and light heavys of the day.
I fought many times in Tulsa Oklahoma and Dallas Texas. It was in Dallas
when I broke a scaffoid bone in my right wrist against young Fitzsimmons.
I won the fight but I was never the same afterwards so I quit and went into
the wholesale meat business with my two brothers. Sorry sir but I have no
picture of how or when I was in the fight game.
With best wishes, I am sincerely yours,
The picture of Jack Reeves in the ring with George Chip was supplied
by Tony Triem - World Boxing Historian.
Tale Of The Tape
Hometown: San Francisco, Ca.
Birthplace: Chestnut, MT
Division: Light Heavyweight
Born: July 15, 1899
Date of Death: Feb 5, 1984
Manager: Alec Greggains
Nov 13 1919 Battling Ortega Calif. Draw 4
Dec 10 1919 Battling Ortega Calif. L 4
Sep 6 1920 George Chip Tulsa,O W 12
Mar 17 1922 Fay Keiser NewYork W 8
Apr 18 1922 Young Bob Fitzsimmons NewYork L DQ 10
Jan 17 1923 Mike McTigue England KO'd 2
May 16 1923 Bert Colima Oakland L 4
Dec 11 1923 Bert Colima Calif. Draw 6
Feb 22 1924 Harry Greb Calif. L 4
Feb 18 1925 Tommy Loughran Calif. L 10
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