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Mike DeJohn

W L D
46 12 1
31 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 59
rounds 296
KOs 53%
 
global ID 22833
birth nameMichael Di Gianni
born 1931-12-29
death date1989-06-02 / age 57
debut1951-05-10 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
residence
Syracuse, New York, USA
birth place
Rochester, New York, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1963-09-27
206½George Chuvalo211½24 7 1
Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Don Asbury 49-49   judges: Kenny Pastor 42-47, Tom Nuckles 42-46
1963-05-17
208Johnny Thomas189½0 1 0
Key West, Florida, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1963-04-03
212½Don McAteer17718 5 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO6/12
 W  
TKO
6/12
  
time: 0:53   referee: Cy Gottfried
A left eye cut suffered by McAteer resulted in the fight being stopped and awarded to DeJohn.
1963-02-25
208½Earl Atley204½8 16 2
North Miami Beach Auditorium, North Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Barney Felix
1962-11-03
203Billy Daniels18716 1 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LTKO10/10
 L 
TKO
10/10
  
time: 0:10   referee: Frank Lauria 82-87   judges: Carl Gardner 79-88, Gus Jacobson 79-88
1962-07-28
205Bob Cleroux205½32 3 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Bill Regan 99-94   judges: Gus Jacobson 96-95, Barry Pearlman 96-94
Cleroux was the 2-1 favourite.
1962-06-06
210Bert Whitehurst19831 24 6
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Bill Regan 98-94   judges: Gus Jacobson 97-94, Carl Gardner 99-94
1962-02-15
208Zora Folley19456 5 2
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:24
1961-09-16
204½Eddie Machen19737 4 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
time: 1:09   referee: Arthur Mercante 1-7   judges: Joe Antonacci 1-7, Leon Goldstein 1-7
DeJohn was knocked down three times in the 9th, forcing an automatic stoppage.
1961-04-10
216½Eddie Machen191½36 3 1
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Matt Zidich 3-6   judges: Jack Silver 2-8, Johnny Lotsey 0-8
1960-11-26
210Billy Hunter19019 7 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
referee: Barney Felix
1960-07-27
210½Dick Richardson20428 10 2
Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom
W DQ8/10
 W  
DQ
8/10
  
Richardson was down three times in the first round. After that he was "on the receiving end" as the fight degenerated into a half-wrestling and half-boxing contest.
Finally, Richardson was disqualified for a flagrant butt. A "disgraceful scene" ensued as Richardson's supporters hurled chairs, bottles, rain-soaked newspapers, and other debris into the ring.
(Description based on The Ring, October 1960, page 62.)
1959-12-01
201½Dick Richardson204½27 9 2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1959-11-06
205½Charlie Powell20920 4 2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:47   referee: Joe Palmer
Powell was knocked down three times, forcing an automatic stoppage.
1959-09-01
205Duke Sabedong217¾14 7 1
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:35
1959-06-16
207Willi Besmanoff20040 16 7
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Milt Goldstein 94-97   judges: Ray Jackson 92-99, Julius Goldman 92-98
1959-02-18
202Sonny Liston209½22 1 0
Exhibition Hall, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:43   referee: Jimmy Peerless
1958-11-28
202¾Willi Besmanoff20139 13 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 6-3   judges: Jack Gordon 5-4, Leo Birnbaum 5-4
1958-08-15
200¼Nino Valdes21444 15 3
War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 4-5   judges: Joe Agnello 5-4, Leo Birnbaum 8-9
DeJohn was knocked down in the 3rd and 9th rounds. Birnbaum's scorecard was 5-5 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1958-06-20
201½Bob Baker21850 11 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Palmer 6-3   judges: Dick Albino 6-3, Harold McGrath 7-3
1958-04-23
204Nino Valdes206½41 15 3
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Al Berl 5-4   judges: Bill Recht 4-6, Bert Grant 6-8
Grant's scorecard was 5-5 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1957-10-09
202¼Alex Miteff20212 0 0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:17   referee: Joe Palmer
1957-03-26
200½Neal Welch21213 17 2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1957-02-13
199½Julius Griffin1976 1 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 1:10
1957-01-29
200Tony Leo Pietras1868 9 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
time: 1:16
1957-01-11
197½Jack Jacobs195½11 8 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1956-12-05
198Moses Graham2002 3 0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
time: 2:41
Graham was knocked down three times, forcing an automatic stoppage.
1956-04-24
198Roy Bullock186½5 4 1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:57   referee: Lou Scozza
1956-01-23
196Emil Brtko19417 3 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:29   referee: Buck McTiernan
"Brtko was on his feet at the count of 6, but was hobbling around on one leg and referee Buck McTiernan stopped the action and called a TKO."
1955-11-30
195½Robbie Robbins186¼2 2 0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1955-10-28
194Jimmy Bivins19585 25 1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1955-09-21
193½Jack Taylor214½2 2 3
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 1:35
1955-08-31
Gene Jackson0 1 0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
time: 2:47   referee: Lou Parker
1955-08-03
194Emil Brtko19716 2 0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
1955-06-24
189Jimmy Walls17919 37 2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
time: 1:46   referee: Joe Palmer
Walls was knocked down once in the 3rd round
1955-06-10
199½Moses Graham1972 0 0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Graham was knocked down in the 6th round.
1955-01-21
194½Jack Jacobs1905 4 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
Jacobs was knocked down once in the 1st and 4th rounds.
1955-01-12
193Jimmy L Williams1747 7 4
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
1954-12-01
195Mack Cox1860 5 0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 0:47
1954-09-17
193Chuck Syers193½9 4 1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1954-08-17
196Ponce de Leon21414 23 4
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1954-06-26
197Johnny Cousins2043 2 0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LTKO5/6
 L 
TKO
5/6
  
referee: Joe Palmer
DeJohn was knocked down twice in the 5th round.
1954-05-15
196½Ernie Cab1964 3 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1954-04-17
196½Johnny Kazmierczak194½3 2 0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:10
1954-01-16
198Art McCann1922 1 1
Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
time: 0:42
1954-01-09
197Hal Neely1965 7 0
Bayfront Park Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1953-12-19
198Syl Kuchinski1936 3 2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
time: 1:59   referee: Ruby Goldstein
1953-11-28
198Norval Gaddis18213 10 0
Civic Auditorium, Toledo, Ohio, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1953-09-18
198Joe Evans204debut
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W RTD3/6
 W  
RTD
3/6
  
referee: Jack Milicich
Evans was unable to answer the bell for the 4th round.
1953-07-16
205Russel Sessom2024 1 0
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1953-06-27
209Rufus Williams219debut
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 0:29
1953-06-06
209Pete Graham2085 4 1
Memorial Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Graham was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1953-03-21
208Bill Bailey2152 1 0
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1953-02-28
204Ted Alexander1980 2 0
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 2:59
1951-10-17
196½Jack Batson181½3 1 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
The Ring,Jan 1952 has this one on a 31.10 card (Zivic- Charley Elliott) Miami Beach.
1951-09-17
199Sonny Parker2241 6 0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:45
1951-08-01
196½Hank Johnson2148 4 0
McConnell Field, Utica, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 2:57
1951-07-18
179Harry Mazik1771 0 0
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W RTD2/4
 W  
RTD
2/4
  
1951-05-10
195Mike Barron1982 4 2
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 2:53
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