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Ralph DeJohn

W L D
53 15 3
21 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 71
rounds 412
KOs 30%
 
global ID 24705
birth nameRalph DiGianni
born 1917-01-28
death date1984-10-14 / age 67
debut1936-03-30 / age 19
divisionlight heavyweight
residence
Buffalo, New York, USA
birth place
Syracuse, New York, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1947-08-28
178Chubby Wright168½13 11 2
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
referee: Jack Michaels   judges: Dick AlbinoNorman Ott
1947-08-18
169Bob Jacobs18533 16 1
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W MD8/8
 W  
MD
8/8
  
referee: Tony Petta 5-1   judges: Richie Fazio 3-3, Norman Ott 5-4
Ott's scorecard was 4-4, but went to supplemental scoring.
1946-09-02
171Cleve Bailey164½16 25 4
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LTKO3/8
 L 
TKO
3/8
  
Bout was halted by the club physician, who determined that one of Bailey's punches had cracked DeJohn's radius bone.
1946-08-12
185Eddie Thomasdebut
Armory Outdoor Arena, Canton, Ohio, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
referee: Pitts Elefante
1946-03-27
175Joey Maxim185¼35 11 0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
referee: Eddie Seres
"DeJohn suffered a broken arm." (Associated Press)
1946-02-04
175Willie Barrow1865 4 0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1945-11-27
170Dave Mason186½4 5 0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
referee: Luke Carr 6-0   judges: Anse Carroll 5-1, Eddie Schellerman 5-1
1945-11-13
169Larry Schuck180½2 19 1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 2:04
1945-01-20
175½William Bassette1844 2 1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Central Pacific Heavyweight Title - (Hawaiian Territorial Heavyweight Championship)
1944-10-22
175Cleo Everett1862 12 2
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
DeJohn's clever boxing made the fight rather one-sided, but still entertaining.
1944-08-13
181Big Bill Lewis1963 0 0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
DeJohn was in command in the early rounds but Lewis made a big comeback in rounds six to nine. DeJohn settled the outcome by winning the tenth round decisively.
1944-06-24
Lowell Strong2 0 0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
DeJohn was outweighed by nearly 25 pounds.
1943-11-04
Big Bill Lewisdebut
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
LPTS5/5
 L 
PTS
5/5
  
1943-10-10
Frankie Thomas0 2 0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1942-11-08
176Frankie Thomas1840 1 0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W KO3/5
 W  
KO
3/5
  
1942-10-11
Eddie Gates18 30 1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
As Indian Gates.
1942-09-27
Johnny Dias16 11 4
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
LPTS5/5
 L 
PTS
5/5
  
The date of this fight has been corrected from November 8, shown in DeJohn's published record.
1941-09-08
178½Tony Celli17842 42 6
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1941-04-28
176Lloyd Marshall16525 6 2
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USA
LKO6/10
 L 
KO
6/10
  
referee: Frankie Brown
1940-12-11
187Newsboy Millich18733 11 7
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Fred Bottaro
1940-10-14
179Johnny Petry17823 6 2
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1940-09-11
175Pat Valentino17724 1 3
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO2/10
 L 
TKO
2/10
  
A bad cut over DeJohn's left eye led to the stoppage.
1940-06-13
175Ken Overlin162109 17 5
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-05-09
John Zawackie31 12 4
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1940-04-25
Johnny Hayes0 4 0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1940-01-19
172Erich Seelig16141 13 6
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-09-15
Walter Woods50 4 1
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Michaels
"..One of the rawest deals ever received by a visiting fighter..Woods won by a city block" (The Ring, December 1939, page 53.) The fight almost ended in the first round when the acting club physician ordered it stopped because of a cut over Woods' left eye. After considerable confusion, the Deputy Commissioner got the fight started again. It was an even fight until Woods scored a knockdown in round four, after which he administered a trouncing to DeJohn who, himself, admitted that it was a bad decision.
1939-08-07
173Newsboy Millich177½31 5 6
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Richie Fazio   judges: Dick AlbinoNorman Ott
DeJohn was knocked down once in the 3rd, Millich was knocked down twice in the 6th round. This outdoor fight took place in a rainstorm. Millich elected to fight barefooted.
1939-07-17
171½Newsboy Millich17631 5 5
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Michaels   judges: Dick AlbinoNorman Ott
DeJohn was knocked down in the 10th round
1939-06-15
Buddy Holzhauer15 6 4
Exposition Coliseum, Treasure Island, California, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1939-05-24
175Bobby Yannes16621 18 12
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1939-05-12
175Idaho Stevens7 5 1
Olympic Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:40
1939-04-26
Newsboy Millich27 5 5
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
Millich was knocked down in the 3rd, DeJohn was down in the 5th, and again in the 7th.
1939-04-10
175Bruce Wade1709 4 0
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-02-24
173Lou Presto10 11 1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
Presto decided not to continue midway through the round, due to an eye injury. According to The Ring, May 1939, page 57, "Presto was literally battered into a pulp" after carrying the fight to DeJohn in the first three rounds.
1938-12-12
168½Teddy Yarosz16695 10 2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Freddie Mastrean
1938-12-01
170¾Teddy Yarosz165¼94 10 2
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-11-11
167¾Teddy Yarosz166¾94 9 2
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USA
W MD8/8
 W  
MD
8/8
  
referee: Ray Wolford   judges: Joe OcaLou Smith
Results from the Rochester (NY) Democrat Chronicle. Yarosz was floored twice in the first round, losing a hairline decision in a rousing battle. Judge Oca's draw verdict was overruled by Judge Smith and Referee Wolford, both of whom scored for DeJohn.
1938-10-21
168Tony Fisher1647 21 2
Rochester, New York, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1938-09-28
Charley Douglas4 7 1
Starbuck Av. Arena, Watertown, New York, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1938-09-05
164Walter Woods16241 3 1
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1938-07-25
164Bert Courage179¾debut
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO6/8
 W  
KO
6/8
  
Professional debut for former collegiate boxer Courage. DeJohn floored him three times for nine-counts before putting him down for the full "ten."
1938-06-27
166½Babe Risko16864 20 11
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO7/8
 W  
KO
7/8
  
Risko was dropped in the third and sixth rounds, before being floored for the full count in round seven.
1938-05-16
172Charley Eagle169½14 9 3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1938-03-28
166Walter Woods16237 3 0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
LTKO3/8
 L 
TKO
3/8
  
referee: Jack Michaels
DeJohn's manager Joe Netro entered the ring after he was knocked down three times.
1938-02-21
Johnny Freeman18132 40 3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO5/8
 W  
KO
5/8
  
time: 2:06
Freeman was knocked down once in the 3rd, twice in the 4th, and twice in the 5th round.
1938-01-31
163Fanis Tzanetopoulos17911 21 1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
time: 1:30
1937-12-27
166Johnny Freeman18032 39 3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
referee: Luke Carr
1937-11-29
166Charley Loughran168½33 18 4
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD6/6
 W  
SD
6/6
  
1937-11-15
165½Lou Presto167½5 3 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1937-10-18
166½George Nichols16781 30 11
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1937-09-27
166Lou Presto168½4 2 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1937-09-13
167Lou Presto169½4 1 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1937-08-16
Jimmy Belmont61 38 6
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
Belmont quit, claiming a broken hand, but he had taken a beating.
1937-05-24
162½Jimmy Clark154½9 2 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W MD8/8
 W  
MD
8/8
  
referee: Luke Carr
1937-04-19
161Jimmy Clark152½7 2 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LMD8/8
 L 
MD
8/8
  
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
Scores: 4-2-2, 4-3-1, 4-4
1937-03-01
160Jimmy Clark155½5 1 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W MD6/6
 W  
MD
6/6
  
referee: Emmett Ryan
1937-02-22
165Stanley Lynch165debut
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: Jack Walton
1937-01-18
159½Jimmy Clark155½5 0 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Luke Carr
1936-11-16
166Jack Sylvester1742 4 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1936-10-12
166½Paulie Mahoney163½19 1 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1936-10-05
168Leo Finnegan17414 16 6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
1936-09-25
167½Leo Finnegan172½14 15 6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Luke Carr
1936-09-03
164½Paulie Mahoney16717 0 0
Offermann Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1936-08-17
168Young Willie Jackson159debut
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1936-07-20
165Tony Tozzo16449 15 9
Offermann Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1936-06-15
167Ossie Ellis1841 0 0
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1936-04-27
169½Tommy O'Brien174½8 4 2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1936-04-17
169Freddie Sallus17614 20 4
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1936-04-07
171½Ray Steen1778 2 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1936-03-30
172Casey Rhodes1709 6 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
Pro debut for DeJohn.
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Win
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Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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