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Johnny O'Donnell

W L D
20 15 4
4 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 39 rating
rounds 254 ranking
KOs 6%
 
global ID 50685
birth nameJohn F. O'Donnell
aliasCeltic Shadow
born 1900-05-19
death date1973-03-15 / age 72
debut1921-05-09 / age 20
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
residence
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth place
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
64 216 16 7 2

Career Record

64 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
Roy Michaelson
4
3
1
 W  
DQ3/6
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
St. Paul Pioneer Press
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Johnny Tillman
26
22
17
 W  
NWS6/6
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
O'Donnell won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Daily Review)
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Ritchie Mack
18
5
2
 L 
PTS6/6
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Harvey Carothers
1
0
0
 W  
TKO6/10
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
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Dave Roersdebut
 W  
NWS6/6
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from St. Paul Pioneer Press
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Morris Green
10
4
4
 W  
NWS6/6
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
From The Ring, December 1929, page 29.
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Morris Green
8
2
2
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
From The Ring, June 1929, page page 31.
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136½Sammy Mandell
54
4
4
136½
 L 
TKO8/10
Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
referee: Walter Houlehan
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139½Young Jack Thompson
46
17
12
141½
 L 
TKO8/10
Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
referee: Toby Irwin
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Sid Barbarian
22
15
5
 W  
NWS10/10
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
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136½Sammy Mandell
51
4
4
136¾
 L 
NWS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
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Vincent Hayes
12
6
5
 L 
PTS6/6
Hippodrome Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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140½Bobby O'Shea
13
2
2
142¾
 W  
NWS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision provided by the Oakland Tribune and by the Minneapolis Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Baby Joe Gans
41
3
4
 D 
PTS10/10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
referee: Frank Holborow
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Bobby O'Shea
13
2
2
 L 
NWS10/10
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press. The Boxing Blade also considered O'Shea to be the winner.
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Billy Petrolle
36
8
4
 L 
TKO2/10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
O'Donnell suffered a broken collarbone and was unable to continue. He suffered a lot of punishment from Petrolle in their short fight.
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135½Pal Moran
46
29
12
138
 W  
NWS10/10
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
O'Donnell won every round and thus the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
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Ray Miller
33
7
4
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Fargo Forum. Miller knocked down in the fifth and again in the tenth both times for no count.
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Sammy Leonard
8
3
1
 W  
KO2/10
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Jimmy Carter
1
1
0
 W  
KO4/4
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Joe Layman
32
31
23
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
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Joe Schlocker
15
8
5
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
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Jimmy Sacco
55
23
20
 W  
PTS6/6
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
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137½Jimmy Sacco
54
23
20
141½
 L 
PTS6/6
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
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Teddy O'Hara
41
34
28
 W  
PTS6/6
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
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Ace Hudkins
31
5
10
 L 
PTS10/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
referee: Ernie Clark
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KO Kelly
19
8
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
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Teddy O'Hara
38
32
28
 L 
PTS10/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
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Mushy Callahan
22
4
0
 L 
PTS10/10
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Jack Silver
37
5
16
 L 
PTS10/10
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Dode Bercot
30
6
19
 D 
MD6/6
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
Referee Thompson gave the bout to Bercot; Judges Eddie O'Neill and Bill Freeman called it a draw.
referee: Stuart Thompson   judge: Eddie O'NeillBill Freeman
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Ace Hudkins
22
4
8
 L 
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
referee: Dave Barry
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Basil Galiano
37
5
5
 L 
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
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Jack McCarthy
1
1
0
 L 
NWS8/8
Sager's Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USA
(Chicago Tribune) Two other 8-rounders were scheduled, but cancelled because of poor attendance.
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Johnny Mendelsohn
11
3
1
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
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137¾Johnny Trambitas
25
12
18
135¾
 L 
UD10/10
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USA
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135Bermondsey Billy Wells
25
6
5
147
 D 
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Jack Silver
27
4
14
 L 
PTS4/4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
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Archie Walker
24
6
0
 W  
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Phil Salvadore
40
24
14
 W  
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Danny Kramer
67
9
17
 D 
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Joe Benjamin
40
16
22
 L 
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Joe Benjamin
39
15
22
 W  
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Vincent (Pepper) Martin
45
15
3
 W  
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Phil Salvadore
40
22
12
 W  
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Willie Hunefeld
53
16
17
 W  
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Boxing Blade
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Joe Layman
17
13
11
 W  
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
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Tommy Cello
32
14
19
 L 
PTS4/4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
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Al Grunan
61
40
34
 W  
PTS4/4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
Grunan opened a cut over O'Donnell's right eye in the first. Los Angeles Times
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Sammy Leonarddebut
 W  
PTS10/10
Watertown, South Dakota, USA
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Bobby Michaels
27
25
4
 W  
PTS10/10
Baseball Park, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
referee: Paul Leidy
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Roscoe Hall
4
0
1
 W  
NWS10/10
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
 W  
NWS
10/10

Des Moines, Iowa, USA
O'Donnell won the newspaper decision
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Arlos Fanning
39
18
16
 W  
KO7/10
Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Dick Conlon
10
1
1
 D 
NWS8/8
Arena Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
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Bud Christiano
16
5
4
 W  
NWS10/10
Arena Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
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Jack O'Toole
0
2
0
 W  
NWS6/6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
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Battling Williams
2
1
1
 W  
NWS8/8
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
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Albert Knipp
7
0
0
 L 
NWS8/8
Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from the Iowa City Press-Citizen
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Russie LeRoy
2
0
0
 L 
NWS8/8
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Roscoe Hall
2
0
1
 W  
NWS8/8
Edgewater Garden, Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Newspaper decision from the Sioux City Journal
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Jack O'Tooledebut
 L 
NWS6/6
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Minneapolis Journal
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Matt Smith
1
1
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Newspaper decision from the Sioux City Journal
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Buddy McDonald
1
0
1
 D 
NWS8/8
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Exact date uncertain. George Blair's Midwest Boxing Records
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131Eddie DeBeau
3
0
0
133½
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Fargo Forum.
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unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending