Joe Beckett’s first professional boxing bout was a knockout defeat by Packy Mahoney (Ireland) at the National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London on 18 November 1912.
Wins: 19 (KO 15)
Home Country: Hampshire
Joe Beckett was of Jewish heritage per an article in the Hartford Courant by Albert W. Keane, dated July 19th, 1927, analyzing the promise of heavyweight Jewish fighters. He was best known in America for his two disastrous performances against Georges Carpentier. Another Photo #2.
Various shots of boxer, Joe Beckett helping three men fix a wooden post to the edge of a wooden platform built in a garden – they could be constructing a private boxing ring for Beckett to train in. C/U of Beckett sitting in a deck chair reading a newspaper.
Joe Beckett was a Hampshire man, he was born in Wickham in 1894 to a family of fairground workers. Joe grew up amongst the boxing booths of country fairs. By the time he was 25 years old Joe was the British & Empire Heavy weight Champion, having beaten Bombardier Billy Wells, and was challenging for the World Championship.
Joe Beckett was born in Wickham in 1892. He learned his trade as a boxer on the fairgrounds before turning professional in 1912. He became British heavyweight champion in 1914, and in January 1919 beat Harry Reeve to become British lightweight champion.
Captain Walter Napier Thomason Beckett, MVO, DSC (1893 – 1941) was a noted Royal Navy officer in both the First World War and the Second World War.He was known to most people as “Joe” Beckett, after a famous British boxer of the same era, as they shared the same surname. Beckett was also a capable amateur boxer, holding the title of Royal Navy Heavyweight boxing champion for some time.
Allegiance: United Kingdom
RARE Joe Beckett Former British And Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion 1919 to 1923 SIGNED And INSCRIBED Promotional Photo. Joe Beckett was of Jewish heritage per an article in the Hartford Courant by Albert W. Keane dated July 19th, 1927 analyzing the promise of heavyweight Jewish fighters.
Joe Beckett (Southampton) Active: 1912-1923 Weight classes fought in: Dec 11 CM/A Joe Cox WPTS(3) Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Dec 11 Sgt. Borthwick (Canada) WKO1(3) Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Dec 12 Bombardier Billy Wells (Streatham) LPTS(3) Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
STORY OF JOE BECKETT’S EARLY DAYSDispute With Ex-Manager Settled Sharing of “Purses’.”The dispute between Joe “Beckett, the boxer, and his former
Georges Carpentier, byname Orchid Man, (born Jan. 12, 1894, Lens, France—died Oct. 27, 1975, Paris), French boxer who was world light-heavyweight champion (1920–22) and a European champion at four weight classes.. Carpentier’s victories over British opponents—Joe Beckett, “Bombardier” Billy Wells, and Ted (“Kid”) Lewis—made him a national hero in France.
Shots of boxer Joe Beckett in training, and relaxing with his wife and dog. The Big Fight. Heavy Weight Championship boxing match – Joe Beckett v Dick Smith. Georges Carpentier V Joe Beckett. George Carpentier beats Joe Beckett for the European Heavyweight boxing Championship. Joe Beckett. Footage of the boxer Joe Beckett reading newspaper.
Joe Beckett’s wiki: Joseph Beckett (4 April 1892  – 12 March 1965 (aged 72)) born in Wickham, Hampshire was an English professional light heavy / cruiser / heavyweight boxer of the 1910s and early 1920s, who won the National Sporting Club (NSC) (subse