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Southern Light Heavyweight Title
[Georgia]

Steve Passas 1929/01/31<  
Billed as champion in Macon, GA as of 29/01/31; still champion as of 29/03/20.
[...]
Jack Ross 1932/04/18<  
Billed as champion in Augusta, GA as having defeated Pinky Gardner for the title in 17 according to a local paper on 32/04/18; also holds Southern Heavyweight Title as of 32/06/24.
Jim Hesslyn 1933/02/28 Augusta, GA
Also holds Southern Heavyweight Title, having defeated Jack Ross in Columbia, SC on 33/02/22; two titles may be temporarily unified as Hesslyn is exclusively referred to as heavyweight champion in Augusta, GA after this point.
[...]
Hugh Winn 1933/12/11<
Also holds Georgia Title.
Bill Crussell 1934/02/19 Atlanta, GA
Wins both titles.
Fred Lassiter 1934/02/26 Atlanta, GA
Wins both titles.
Hugh Winn [2] 1934/03/05 Atlanta, GA
Wins both titles; still champion as of 34/09/10; Pinky Gardner may be recognized as champion in South Carolina around 34/04 as reported on a Schenectady, NY paper.
Jack Ross 1934/09/14 Atlanta, GA
Ted Radcliffe 1934/09/21 Atlanta, GA
Tarzan Jordan (Ben Jordan) 1934/10/12 Atlanta, GA
Still champion as of 34/11/25.
Ted Radcliffe * 1934/12/14 Atlanta, GA
May be non-title match.


Augusta Branch

* Previously listed as "Southern Lightweight Title".


Jack Ross [2] 1936/05/10<  
Has defeated Honey Boy Hackney on 35/12/25 in Augusta, GA to win Southern Heavyweight Title; again billed as Light Heavyweight Champion from 36/05.
Johnny Marrs 1936/06/11 Augusta, GA
Ross continues to be recognized in Atlanta, GA and loses to Tarzan Jordan on 36/06/15 (see below).
Lon Chaney 1936/07/29 Augusta, GA
Mike Nazarian 1936/09/23 Augusta, GA
Jack Ross [3] 1936/12/09 Augusta, GA
Raoul Lopez 1937
Sometime after 37/09/05; "several months ago", according to an Augusta, GA paper on 38/02/04.
Jack Ross [4] 1938/02/04 Augusta, GA


Atlanta Branch


Jack Ross [2] 1936/05/10< 
Has defeated Honey Boy Hackney on 35/12/25 in Augusta, GA to win Southern Heavyweight Title; again billed as Light Heavyweight Champion from 36/05; loses to Johnny Marrs Augusta, GA on 36/06/11 (see above) but continues to be recognized in Atlanta, GA.
Tarzan Jordan [2]1936/06/15Atlanta, GA
Honey Boy Hackney1936/09/07Atlanta, GA
John Mauldin1936/09/11Atlanta, GA
Petro Rossi1936/12/21Atlanta, GA
Tarzan Jordan [3]1936/12/28Atlanta, GA
Bill Collins1937/02/22Atlanta, GA
Tarzan Jordan [4]1937/03/01Atlanta, GA
Buck Lawson 1937/05/20Avondale, GA
George Romanoff 1938/01/10 Nashville, TN *
Still champion as of 38/08/03.



Young Londos 1938/10/04<
Eddie Williams1938/11/11Atlanta, GA
Jack McAdams 1938/11/14 Atlanta, GA
Honey Boy Hackney [2] 1939/05/23Atlanta, GA
Jack McAdams [2]1939/07/10Avondale, GA
Hackney wins one fall before the time runs out in an earlier match; a later match ends as a draw; Hackney continues to claim the title even after losing to The Skull on 39/08/10 in Avondale, GA.
The Skull (Frank Remille) 1939/08/24?Atlanta, GA
Faces McAdams for the title and may win the match to end the dispute; recognized as the undisputed champion as of 39/08/28; vacant in 39/09.
Red Dugan (Elmo Chappell)1939/09/18Atlanta, GA
Defeats The Skull.
Honey Boy Hackney [3] 1939/09/06 Macon, GA
Has continued to claim the title after losing to The Skull on 39/08/10 in Avondale, GA; has been recognized as champion in Macon, GA as of 39/08/30; Dugan continues to claim the title but again loses to Hackney on 39/09/27 in Macon, GA.
Tony Papalino 1939/11/08 Macon, GA
"Last Wednesday night in Macon," according to a Marittta, GA paper on 39/11/13.
The Skull [2] 1939/12/23 Marietta, GA
Still champion as of 40/01/05.
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Jack Curtis 1944/07/07<  
Still champion as of 44/11/07.
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Charlie Laye 1948/06/06<  
Still champion as of 48/09/28; Tommy Ward is announced as winning the Southern Junior Heavyweight Title "in Tampa a few weeks ago from Charley Laye", according to a Marietta, GA paper on 49/04/03.

* See also Southern Junior Heavyweight Title.