Jimmy Warnock

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Jimmy Warnock
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Real nameJames Warnock
Nickname(s)Gloved Dynamite
Weight(s)Flyweight
NationalityBritish
Born1912
Belfast, Northern Ireland
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights85
Wins64
Wins by KO24
Losses15
Draws6

James Warnock (1912 in Lurgan[1] – 1987) was a southpaw boxer from the Shankill Road, Belfast, United Kingdom. .[2]

Jimmy Warnock began his early boxing career at Belfast's Chapel Fields in prize fights organised by Clara Copley. In the 1930s he beat undisputed world flyweight champion Benny Lynch on points twice - on 2 March 1936 at the King's Hall, Belfast and again on 2 June 1937 in front of 16,000 people in torrential rain at Parkhead stadium in Glasgow.[3]

He was one of three boxing brothers, including Billy Warnock.

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  • Benny: The Life and Times of a Fighting Legend - by John Burrowes ISBN 978-1-84018-661-1