Sailor Nick
Nichols


 

SAILOR NICK NICHOLS was another one of the 1920s Camden fighters. He is known to have fought as a light welterweight. In his only fight recorded at www.boxrec.com, he scored a knockout over Jimmy Hayes of Vineland NJ on November 20, 1928 in Camden. It's worth noting that Nichols gave away 10 pounds to the larger Hayes that night. Nichols more than likely recived his moniker from US Navy service during World War I.

Nick Nichols, who is listed at www.boxrec.com as Nick Nicholas, had been out of the ring for some time, and was working as a mailman, when he returned to meet Philadelphian Al Evans in a six-round scrap at the Paulsboro Athletic Club in Paulsboro NJ. With that in mind, it can be said that Nichols, not Tony Thornton, was South Jersey's original 'punching postman".


Camden Courier-Post - April 5, 1928
Knockout of Nick Nichols Proves They All Can Be Stopped
By TOM RYAN





Camden Courier-Post - March 10, 1932


Nick Nichols Boxing Record

Nick Nicholas
Sex Male
Nationality US American
Hometown Camden, NJ
Division Light Welterweight
  W 3 (2 ko's)  |  L 2  |  D 0  |  Total 1  
Career Record
Date Lb opponent Lb wld last 6 location
Soldier Freeman
Camden, NJ, USA W TKO 6 0
Soldier Freeman
Camden, NJ, USA W PTS 6 0
1932-03-31 Jackie Gallagher 147 0-0-0
Camden, NJ, USA L KO 2 0
1932-03-10 Al Evans Paulsboro, NJ 6
1928-11-20 137 Jimmy Hayes 147 0-0-0
Camden, NJ, USA W KO 6 0
1927-02-17 Roxie Allen Camden, NJ, USA L PTS 8 8

 


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