Jim Breaks

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Title History

  • Joint Promotions British Lightweight title defeating Melwyn Riss (October 16, 1963);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Modesto Aledo (March 9, 1967);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Mike Bennett [Tournament] (May 29, 1967);
  • Joint Promotions British Welterweight title defeating Alan Sargeant (November 6, 1967);
  • Joint Promotions British Lightweight title defeating Alan Miquet (December 17, 1968);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Bill Ross (July 1970);
  • Joint Promotions British Lightweight title defeating Johnny Saint (August 21, 1971);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Bill Ross (November 20, 1972);
  • Joint Promotions British Lightweight title defeating Alan Miquet (February 25, 1974);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Bill Ross (April 1974);
  • Joint Promotions British Lightweight title defeating Bobby Ryan (June 15, 1974);
  • Joint Promotions British Welterweight title defeating Vic Faulkner (May 31, 1976);
  • Joint Promotions British Lightweight title defeating Bobby Ryan (June 1, 1976);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Bobby Ryan (January 24, 1977);
  • Joint Promotions British Welterweight title defeating Vic Faulkner (March 9, 1977);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Bobby Ryan (October 11, 1977);
  • Joint Promotions British Welterweight title defeating Vic Faulkner for vacant title (November 30, 1977);
  • Joint Promotions British Welterweight title defeating Steve Grey [Tournament] (June 27, 1979);
  • Joint Promotions British Lightweight title defeating Steve Grey (April 6, 1982);
  • Joint Promotions British Welterweight title defeating Alan Dennison (1983);
  • Joint Promotions British Welterweight title defeating Alan Dennison (March 29, 1983);
  • Joint Promotions British Lightweight title defeating Steve Grey (April 21, 1983);
  • Joint Promotions British Welterweight title defeating Alan Dennison (December 9, 1983);
  • Joint Promotions British Lightweight title defeating Steve Grey (March 27, 1984);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Jackie Robinson (February 18, 1985);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Jon Cortez (November 1985);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Jon Cortez (November 1986);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Peter Bainbridge (March 1987);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Peter Bainbridge (April 1987);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Peter Bainbridge (April 4, 1988);
  • European Lightweight title defeating Steve Grey (November 22, 1989);

Career Highlights

  • Jim Breaks held numerous titles during a long career spent mainly in England.

 


Peter Sawyer wrote: Jim Breaks was famous as ‘Cry Baby’ Jimmy Breaks, throwing tantrums and arguing with the referee and the crowd. The crowds often threw dummies (pacifiers) at him during and after matches. His special was the vicious Breaks Special inverted armlock, twisting his opponent’s arm under almost to the armpit. He was a 5-time Middleweight Champion and briefly held the European Middleweight Belt.