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John Thomas

W L D
58 7 1
23 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 66
rounds 493
KOs 35%
 
global ID 9629
birth nameJohn B. Thomas
aliasGentleman John
born 1922-09-21
death date2006-01-04 / age 83
debut1940-07-30 / age 17
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
residence
Los Angeles, California, USA
birth place
Los Angeles, California, USA
other rolesReferee  Judge  

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1947-09-30
139Enrique Bolanos135½50 7 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LKO4/10
 L 
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:59   referee: Benny Whitman
1947-09-19
143½Lige Drew15051 16 15
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph
1947-08-12
142Arturo Barron13923 9 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:41   referee: Charley Randolph
1947-06-03
134Enrique Bolanos13547 7 3
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
LTKO7/12
 L 
TKO
7/12
  
referee: Billy Kershner
USA California State lightweight title
1947-05-13
138Bobby Jones14314 9 5
San Jose, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1947-02-07
139Eddie Hudson14032 30 12
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1946-12-17
139½Joey Barnum14225 14 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Van 57-54   judges: Charley Randolph 55-55, Lee Grossman 58-53
1946-11-27
139½Candy McDaniels13710 4 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Carter
McDaniels was knocked down five times.
1946-11-12
140Leo Rodak13978 25 11
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
time: 3:00
1946-09-28
141½California Jackie Wilson14455 10 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Charley Randolph 65-67   judges: Benny Whitman 64-68, Billy Kershner 64-68
USA California State welterweight title
1946-08-27
138½Frankie Moore135½20 20 8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph 60-50   judges: Benny Whitman 63-47, Frank Holborow 60-51
1946-07-16
137½Arturo Barron13816 5 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:20
1946-06-27
144Tony Chavez14873 34 29
Tingley Field, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Dave Baca
1946-06-11
138Maxie Shapiro133¾76 24 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Mushy Callahan 61-47
1946-04-02
140½Memo Llanes14319 9 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 59-51   judges: Billy Kershner 60-50, Dynamite Jackson 62-48
1946-03-06
Willie Jones15 5 3
Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack McDonald
1946-02-05
130Larry Cisneros13653 11 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 54-56   judges: Lee Grossman 57-53, Charley Randolph 56-54
"One of the best fights the Olympic auditorium has held in several years." (Reno Evening Gazette)
1945-12-18
141Tony Chavez14672 31 29
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1945-11-06
144Rene de Leon14517 2 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:08   referee: Frankie Van
1944-12-05
139Nick Moran140½8 3 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Kershner 55-55   judges: Frankie Dolan 55-55, Reggie Gilmore 58-52
1944-10-25
139Ramiro Orejitas Almagro11 9 3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1944-08-08
138Aldo Spoldi13899 29 8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:11   referee: Benny Whitman
Spoldi was knocked down three time in the 6th, and five times in the 7th round.
1944-08-02
139Joey Silva13920 52 8
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1944-07-04
138¾Henry Armstrong139¾147 19 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Reggie Gilmore 62-49   judges: Charley Randolph 57-53, Benny Whitman 59-51
1944-06-13
138Harry Teaney13822 11 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Benny Whitman 63-47   judges: Mushy Callahan 61-49, Jack McDonald 64-46
1944-05-17
135Lupe Gonzalez13535 28 7
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mushy Callahan
1944-04-25
139Henry Armstrong141142 18 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 57-53   judges: Johnny Indrisano 52-58, Charley Randolph 51-69
Thomas was knocked down in rounds 2 and 4. (United Press)
1944-03-21
135¼Willie Joyce134½49 8 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Indrisano 58-53   judges: Billy Kershner 62-48, Frankie Dolan 63-47
1944-03-01
136Jimmy McAllister13129 13 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1944-01-25
135Vince Dell'Orto13454 39 9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Indrisano   judges: Reggie GilmoreFrankie Dolan
1944-01-07
135Baby Yucatan14224 20 7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
referee: Billy Kershner
Baby Yucatan was knocked down twice in the 9th round.
1943-12-14
138Gene Johnson137½14 33 9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Billy Kershner 65-45
1943-11-26
135Lupe Gonzalez13633 26 6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1943-09-03
138Santiago Sosa13830 5 3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Reggie Gilmore 60-53   judges: Frank Holborow 65-45, Benny Whitman 62-48
1943-07-06
134Aldo Spoldi13797 26 8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Billy Kershner 50-60   judges: Johnny Indrisano 52-59, Jack McDonald 52-59
1943-06-02
Jimmy Florita22 15 10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1943-04-20
135Slugger White133½43 11 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph
Maryland version of World Lightweight Title
Thomas reportedly 30-1 going into this bout. Thomas down for a nine-count at the bell to end the 1st round.
1943-02-09
134½Willie Joyce13645 6 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LMD12/12
 L 
MD
12/12
  
referee: Mushy Callahan 64-68   judges: Benny Whitman 64-68, Johnny Indrisano 66-67
Indrisano's scorecard was a draw under Australian scoring rules.
1942-12-22
135½Lew Jenkins137½51 27 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1942-12-01
Jimmy Doyle13 3 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1942-11-16
Charley Miegel9 7 3
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USA
W PTS0/10
 W  
PTS
0/10
  
Exact manner of victory for Thomas unknown. Though the result was not reported in the Los Angeles Times, Thomas began his career with a long winning streak.
1942-10-27
Eddie Marcus18 7 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1942-10-05
131Charley Miegel1349 6 3
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Frankie Brown
A cut over Miegel's left eye, ended the bout.
1942-09-04
131½Toby Vigil13323 7 7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
Reported as Thomas' 24th successive victory
1942-07-29
Lupe Gonzalez23 19 5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1942-06-12
133Petey Scalzo135¼88 10 6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph   judges: Johnny IndrisanoReggie Gilmore
1942-04-24
133Lupe Gonzalez13423 17 5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1942-03-17
134Manuel Villagran1373 2 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:15   referee: Benny Whitman
1941-12-23
130Jimmy Florita13115 9 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1941-11-25
Dixie Fleming3 3 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
time: 2:40   referee: Tommy Herman
1941-11-14
131Ray Campo12851 29 15
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Johnny Adams
1941-10-07
130Dixie Fleming131½3 1 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
time: 2:02
1941-09-02
129Babe Antuna13133 14 10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
time: 1:25   referee: Mushy Callahan
1941-08-12
127Cleo Shans12720 12 15
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Mushy Callahan
1941-07-29
128½Mike Delia9 0 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1941-07-21
Pete Montes0 3 0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1941-07-16
127Frankie Moore1336 8 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1941-07-11
127½Ray Campo13048 26 13
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1941-06-11
136Kearney Togo1406 16 8
Civic Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1941-04-14
131Dick Sadler1332 4 0
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1941-02-17
131Sammy Crocetti131½11 23 3
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1941-01-27
129Earl Babe Bergstrom1293 1 2
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1941-01-06
130Joe Madrid1334 1 3
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1940-12-17
130Angelo Rogers1264 1 2
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1940-09-23
127Jimmy Cosenza1284 2 2
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1940-07-30
130Rudy Grimaldo1331 2 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
Pro debut for Thomas
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L
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D
Draw
N
No Contest
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