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Johnny Barbara

W L D
40 17 1
18 KOs 8 KOs
last 6


bouts 58 rating
rounds 357 ranking
KOs 31%
 
global ID 24542
born 1917-05-18
death date1977-12-00 / age 60
debut1937-02-01 / age 19
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
residence
Chicago, Illinois, USA
birth place
South Bend, Indiana, USA

Career Record

58 total bouts, view in calendar
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unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Billy Bengal
42
23
6
 L 
KO1/6
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Johnny Crane
7
7
4
 W  
PTS6/6
Coliseum Annex, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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156Shorty Hogue
47
4
2
159
 L 
TKO8/10
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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George Mitchell
4
3
0
 L 
PTS8/8
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA
From The Ring, January 1942, page 52.
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Mayon Padlo
46
6
3
 L 
KO1/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
time: 0:53
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Bobby Britton
26
31
7
 W  
PTS10/10
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Youngstown, Ohio, USA
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153¾Fritzie Zivic
109
25
5
150¼
 L 
UD12/12
Gardens, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Barbara was knocked down in the 2nd round.
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Jack Hill
8
3
2
 W  
PTS8/8
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From The Ring, September 1941, page 64. Barbara did not fight Joe Sutka on this date, as shown here previously.
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154½Ossie Harris
10
4
2
154½
 L 
UD10/10
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Freddie Mastrean   judge: Chick RodgersFreddie Lux
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155Jimmy Bivins
15
0
0
158
 L 
TKO7/8
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Chicago Tribune.
referee: Norm McGarrity
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158Jimmy Bivins
13
0
0
158
 L 
KO2/10
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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152Cocoa Kid
118
30
6
147
 L 
TKO1/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Old cut opened above Barbara's eye
referee: Irving Kutcher
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152½Fritzie Zivic
94
23
4
146
 W  
PTS10/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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151½Fritzie Zivic
93
22
4
146
 W  
MD10/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Irving Kutcher
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151¾Fritzie Zivic
92
22
4
147
 L 
PTS10/10
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Joe Sutka
27
8
4
 W  
TKO6/10
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sutka suffered a cut eye stoppage.
time: 1:02   referee: Tommy Thomas
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152¾Tommy Pallatin
15
6
2
145½
 L 
MD8/8
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
The referee and one judge scored it 51-39 for Pallatin. The other judge called it a draw!
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Tommy Pallatin
15
5
2
 W  
PTS8/8
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
A close fight. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Tito Taylor
1
5
1
 W  
KO8/8
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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152Frankie Genovese
36
12
5
153½
 L 
PTS10/10
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
This was a rough fight, with much breaking of the rules by both men.
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150Dick Demaray
86
12
5
145¼
 L 
PTS10/10
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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150Augie Arellano
32
10
5
152
 W  
PTS10/10
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USA
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148Jimmy Fletcherdebut
155
 W  
TKO4/6
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USA
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Phil Latona
17
12
6
 W  
PTS8/8
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USA
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146½Milt Aron
49
7
4
148
 L 
KO9/10
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Aron was slightly in the lead until the ninth round. Then he caught Barbara's chin with a right and put him down for an 8-count. Barbara got up and retreated, but Aron caught up to him and sent him down for the count with another powerful right.
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Harold Brown
26
6
2
 W  
TKO8/8
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Previously shown here as an 8-round decision win for Barbara, but according to the Chicago Tribune, Barbara stopped Brown. Harold was down for a nine-count in the seventh round and suffered a badly cut lip, so the Illinois commissioner refused to allow him to come out for the eighth.
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149Jackie Burke
87
21
19
147
 W  
SD10/10
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was a very good fight.
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146Bobby LaMonte
22
32
10
147
 W  
PTS8/8
Gary, Indiana, USA
 W  
PTS
8/8

Gary, Indiana, USA
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Frankie Cavanna
13
13
13
 W  
UD10/10
Park Casino, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Cavanna didn't get untracked until the seventh round, when it was too late to pull the fight out of the fire.
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130Ray Lyle
18
24
7
137¾
 W  
PTS8/8
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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150¼Verne Patterson
9
5
0
146½
 W  
KO2/10
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Barbara was nearly stopped in the first round, suffering a knockdown, but made a sensational comeback in round two, putting Patterson down for the full count.
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Indian Billy Lee
33
19
10
 W  
KO6/8
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
"A beautifully executed left hook to the mid-section ended the proceedings." From The Ring, October 1938, page 53.
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Toots Bernstein
22
21
10
 W  
PTS8/8
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Chester Rudy
10
12
2
 W  
PTS6/6
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
According to the Chicago Tribune, this was a 6-rounder, not five as previously shown. (Bob Soderman)
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Tony Petroskey
11
7
0
 L 
KO1/8
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Barbara landed two left hooks in the first round which put Petroskey down for the full count.
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Frank Kolborn
1
1
0
 W  
KO3/6
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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147Tommy Corbett
52
32
11
147
 W  
PTS6/6
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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150Verne Patterson
6
2
0
148
 W  
KO6/8
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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150¼Sammy Chivas
24
9
2
148½
 W  
KO8/8
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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151Tony Martin
18
1
3
153¼
 L 
PTS8/8
Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Harold Brown
25
2
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
According to the Chicago Tribune, this was a 10-rounder, not 8 rounds as previously shown here. (Bob Soderman)
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149½Chester Rudy
7
8
2
145
 W  
PTS8/8
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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151Frankie Sagilio
28
9
5
145
 W  
UD8/8
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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150½Bobby LaMonte
17
18
9
151½
 W  
PTS6/6
Riverview Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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150Gene O'Leary
1
5
2
143¼
 W  
KO2/6
Riverview Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Kid Carson
6
7
1
 W  
PTS4/4
Western Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). The main event (Mickey Beal v. Frankie Jarr) had to be canceled and it may be that only this and one other fight was held.
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149Henry Schaft
25
5
2
 W  
TKO4/5
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Schaft sustained an eye cut and did not come out for round five.
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149¾Don Custer
1
4
0
147
 W  
KO1/4
Riverview Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
time: 1:45
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148Henry Schaft
24
5
1
150
 D 
PTS5/5
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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148Lester Morris
4
0
0
148
 W  
KO2/6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Theodore Norris
0
1
0
 W  
KO2/6
Majestic Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Wendell Bubp
1
1
1
 W  
PTS5/5
Majestic Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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148Simon Nebolsky
25
14
4
 W  
PTS6/6
Majestic Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Ray Taylordebut
 W  
KO1/4
Majestic Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Harold Gerardin
1
0
0
 W  
TKO2/4
Majestic Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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149Theodore Norrisdebut
 W  
TKO1/4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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147½Carl Martin
14
7
0
149½
 W  
TKO3/4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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151Billy Gladstone
21
15
7
145
 W  
PTS4/4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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