Jack Bodell, English heavyweight boxer, Died at 76


Jack Bodell was born on August 11, 1940, and died on November 9, 2016.

He was an English professional boxer, active during the 1960s and 1970s.

He started out as a light heavyweight, winning the 1961 ABA championships and a bronze medal at the European amateur championships the same year.

Jack won the British heavyweight championship in 1969, before losing it to Henry Cooper in his first defence.

He regained the title a year later by out-pointing Joe Bugner.

Bodell lost the European title in 1971 after a defeat by Spaniard José Manuel Urtaín, and after losing both his British and Commonwealth titles to a second-round knockout by Danny McAlinden the following year, he retired from professional boxing.

He was also notable fights were a first-round knockout loss to Jerry Quarry after just 64 seconds, and a points win over future world title contender Jose “King” Roman.

His final record was 58 wins (including 31 by knockout) and 13 losses.

Jack Bodell passed away at 76 years old.