Thanks to all who attended the world premier of the documentary A Fighting Heart about Johnny at the Cleveland International Film Festival. It was a huge success. Equally successful was the debut in Ireland at the Galway Film Fleadh in July. Thanks Des!
Featherweight Champion of the World 1912 - 1923
Welcome to JohnnyKilbane.com, the official site of Featherweight Champion Johnny Kilbane. The purpose of this site is to keep alive the memory of one of the greatest fighters to ever lace up gloves in any weight class. Johnny Kilbane was a true champion both in and out of the ring. He held the featherweight title longer than any fighter in the history of boxing. Memorabilia and first hand accounts of Johnny and / or his life are rare. Any contributions in the form of stories, memorabilia etc you are willing to share is greatly appreciated.
In 2012, in both Cleveland, Ohio and Achill, Ireland, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Johnny winning the title. Click on the tab 100 Yr Anniversary for more information and to check out pictures from some of the Centennial Events that have taken place.
Enjoy the site and thanks for your support.