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Johnny Paychek

W L D
38 6 2
28 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 46
rounds 196
KOs 53%
 
global ID 12127
birth nameJohn J. Pacek
born 1914-06-11
death date1988-12-03 / age 74
debut1933-12-29 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
residence
Chicago, Illinois, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
53 66 6 1 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1941-01-20
188Selman Martin2084 11 2
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
Paychek announced his retirement the day after this fight
1940-06-05
188Altus Allen179½9 2 1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO10/10
 L 
KO
10/10
  
1940-03-29
187¾Joe Louis200½41 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO2/15
 L 
TKO
2/15
  
time: 0:41   referee: Arthur Donovan
World Heavyweight Title
Paychek was down for three nine-counts in the first round.
1940-01-18
191Huey Long182½6 11 2
Savannah, Georgia, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1940-01-15
189Jack LaCroix184debut
Legion Coliseum, Sarasota, Florida, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1940-01-10
189Pietro Georgi18253 37 9
Orlando, Florida, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1939-11-24
194Paul Hartnek19314 4 3
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: My Sullivan 50-50
Win for Paycheck changed to draw by the NE commission because referee used wrong point scoring system
1939-10-12
194Clarence Leo Millerdebut
Coliseum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Benny Leonard
Only pro fight on a Pro-Am card. Sioux Falls Argus Leader
1939-09-29
193¼Arne Andersson199½11 1 0
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-08-08
192½Maurice Strickland19139 10 2
Western League Baseball Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Paychek won the fight by 7 rounds to 3 on the Associated Press scorecard, and by 6 rounds to 3, with 1 even, on the scorecard of the Iowa City Press
1939-07-24
193Charlie Belanger193107 54 24
Hill Baseball Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: Alex Fidler
1939-07-18
192Unknown Winston20555 44 6
Davenport, Iowa, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:48
Winston was knocked out by "a single lashing right to the chin." (Associated Press)
1939-06-26
Maurice Strickland37 10 2
Western League Baseball Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Source for newspaper decision: Iowa City Press. Paychek down in 5th & 7th
1939-06-08
Willie Davies13 18 2
Electric Park, Waterloo, Iowa, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1939-05-22
192Frank Rowsey18251 20 3
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1939-05-08
191Carl Vinciquerra18732 2 3
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO6/8
 W  
KO
6/8
  
time: 1:05   referee: Alex Fidler
1939-03-20
193Art Oliver1894 10 0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 0:47   referee: Alex Fidler
1939-03-09
192Stan Savold2109 22 0
Memorial Coliseum, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1939-02-27
190Charley Massera18937 26 5
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1939-02-03
191½Art Oliver1904 9 0
Ak-sar-ben Coliseum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-01-16
192Al Ettore19762 15 4
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 0:22
Ettore was knocked down in the fifth round.
1938-12-19
190Johnny Nelson18814 10 5
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1938-12-12
188Salvatore Ruggirello21933 59 0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1938-11-21
188Russ Wasser19234 15 2
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1938-10-24
Red Bruce44 24 4
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:02
1938-10-17
185Johnny Miler18512 11 3
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
referee: Alex Fidler
1938-09-26
Ed Wills5 12 1
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1938-09-12
Art Oliver4 9 0
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier (A.P. wire)
1938-08-01
184Al Globe18010 8 4
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO5/8
 W  
KO
5/8
  
1938-07-11
187King Levinsky21574 31 7
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
Often incorrectly recorded as occurring July 17.
1938-06-13
184Charlie Belanger182105 49 23
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1938-05-30
Bernie Bowman2409 7 0
Riverview Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier (A.P. wire)
1938-05-25
Mike Klomp3 0 0
Electric Park, Waterloo, Iowa, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1938-05-11
180Ray Mann18312 12 3
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
1938-05-04
Red Mullie1 0 0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1938-04-25
Max Steele0 5 0
Shrine Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Starting with his bout - his first since retiring in September 1936 - Pacek fought as Johnny Paychek.
1936-09-01
Louis LePage5 14 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
Paychek broke his hand in this fight and was forced to retire for two years. Result from Washington newspapers.
1936-06-30
180Art Lasky19739 6 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:40   referee: Frankie Van
1936-03-17
187Frank Rowsey17946 15 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Paycheck was knocked down in the 4th round, for a four-count.
1936-02-11
187Wally Hunt21518 15 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: Frank Holborow
1936-01-27
188Bud Childers182debut
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 0:55
1936-01-14
188Don Conn18715 15 9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1935-11-06
191Frank Montagna18621 12 1
Mecca Sports Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1935-07-22
188½Adam Smith2152 1 0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1935-02-15
188Eddie Hogan21611 0 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1935-02-08
190Sunny Jim Williams17864 18 13
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). (New bout for both fighters.)
1934-11-16
Marvin Stanleydebut
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Paychek was billed as "Johnny Pacek."
1934-04-02
184Adolph Wiater187½11 1 1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-03-05
Walter Madey20 17 2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Paychek's name was spelled as "Pacek."
1934-02-26
Ralph Johnsondebut
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Paychek's name was spelled "Pacek." This fight was shown as occurring at the Midway Arena, but that is probably a reporting error, as Paychek's early fights were at the Marigold Gardens.
1934-02-09
Nelson Berarddebut
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was stated to be Paychek's third professional fight. His name was spelled as "Pacek."
1934-01-29
Frank Ketter7 6 2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1933-12-29
183Frank Ketter206¾7 5 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Paycheck fought under real name of John Pacek; pro debut for Paycheck
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