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Johnny Saxton

W L D
55 9 2
21 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 66
rounds 504
KOs 32%
 
global ID 9703
born 1930-07-04
death date2008-10-04 / age 78
debut1949-05-09 / age 18
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach
71″   /   180cm
residence
Newark, New Jersey, USA
birth place
Newark, New Jersey, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1958-12-15
151½Willie Greene15614 0 0
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:25   referee: Sharkey Buonanno
1958-10-21
150Denny Moyer15116 0 0
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Volk 50-60   judges: Herman DeVault 49-62, Mike Smith 49-62
Saxton was down in the 10th round.
1958-10-07
151¼Barry Allison14839 16 2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers 99-92   judges: Ernie Wakefield 97-95, Maurice Chenaille 95-98
1957-09-06
153½Joe Miceli147½53 28 7
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
time: 3:00
Saxton down in the 1st and 3rd. Bout stopped between 3rd and 4th rounds when Saxton went to the wrong corner between rounds.
1957-02-22
147Carmen Basilio14749 12 7
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LTKO2/15
 L 
TKO
2/15
  
referee: Tony LaBranch
World Welterweight Title
Saxton was knocked down by a left hook, but rose unsteady, causing referee to stop the bout
1956-09-12
145¾Carmen Basilio146¼48 12 7
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LTKO9/15
 L 
TKO
9/15
  
time: 1:31   referee: Al Berl 1-7   judges: Frank Forbes 1-7, Harold Barnes 1-7
World Welterweight Title
1956 Fight of the Year - The Ring Magazine
1956-08-23
150¼Don Williams153¼59 13 2
Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Drew 97-95   judges: Stephen Clark 99-91, Joe Fontana 96-96
1956-08-07
152Barry Allison15229 10 1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Bradley 98-93   judges: Jim Shaughnessy 98-95, Joe Santarpia 97-94
1956-05-16
151½Gil Turner15150 11 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
referee: Frank Sikora 87-85   judges: Harold Marovitz 87-84, Frank Clark 86-88
Saxton opened a cut over the outer edge of Turner's right eye in the 1st round. The cut ultimately led to the fight's stoppage.
1956-03-14
146¾Carmen Basilio14648 11 7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Frank Gilmer 144-142   judges: Ed Hintz 145-138, Jim McManus 147-140
World Welterweight Title
1955-11-09
148½Ralph Jones158½37 14 3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Fred Apostoli 57-54   judges: Jack Downey 57-53, Eddie James 56-54
1955-10-25
151½Jackie O'Brien149¾65 16 8
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Cashman
O'Brien was knocked down in the 2nd and 5th rounds.
1955-09-15
163Joe Shaw15617 9 4
Portland, Maine, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1955-06-20
153½Jimmy Fuller1562 1 3
Maple Arena, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:00   referee: Eddie Curley
1955-04-01
145½Tony DeMarco14545 5 1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO14/15
 L 
TKO
14/15
  
time: 2:20   referee: Mel Manning 122-127   judges: Jim Shaughnessy 121-128, Tom McNeeley Sr. 125-123
World Welterweight Title
Saxton was down once in the 14th.
1955-02-11
147½Ronnie Delaney147½56 1 3
Akron, Ohio, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Atlas 92-100   judges: Harry Minto 96-97, Sam Taormina 92-98
1954-12-02
148Ramon Fuentes149½31 3 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Van 59-52   judges: Tommy Hart 56-54, Charley Randolph 56-54
1954-10-20
146¼Kid Gavilan145½98 14 4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Pete Pantaleo 9-6   judges: Jim Mina 7-6, Nate Lopinson 8-6
World Welterweight Title
According to Nat Fleischer in The Ring, January 1955, pages 8-9, the referee showed favorism, frequently warning Gavilan against holding, whereas Saxton was mainly to blame. It was an extremely dull fight, with scarcely any action for the first eight rounds.
1954-08-04
156Johnny Lombardo15230 11 1
Silver Bowl, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Kelly 5-4   judges: Mike Lane 3-5, Bill Roger 4-4
1954-02-24
148½Johnny Bratton15060 21 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Sweeney 9-1   judges: Zach Clayton 9-1, Pete Tomasco 9-1
1954-02-01
149½Mickey Laurent15929 13 5
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:58   referee: Ray Miller
1953-12-30
149¾Del Flanagan149¾65 8 2
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny De Otis 93-98   judges: Johnny Stanton 94-92, Billy McCabe 95-97
Attendance: 1,975. Gate: $11,756
1953-12-03
150Herman McCray14415 14 1
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1953-09-29
151Joey Giardello15548 10 6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Sweeney 5-4   judges: Herb Goldman 3-1, Billy Yancey 5-3
1953-09-15
150Charley Williams15667 35 4
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:40
Williams was down three times
1953-06-15
147½Gil Turner153½36 3 0
Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Zach Clayton 5-4   judges: Jim Mina 3-4, Dave Beloff 4-5
1953-05-27
147Joe Miceli147½38 13 4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Weber 54-46   judges: Joe Lenahan 55-45, Bill Appleton 51-49
1953-03-31
149Charley Williams152¾67 32 4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Simon 9-1   judges: Mike Parisi 7-3, Bobby Dawson 7-2
1953-03-10
147¼Wallace Bud Smith144½19 9 3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless 4-3   judges: Morris Feingold 4-4, Gus Jacobson 3-5
Saxton was down in the 2nd and 6th rounds
1953-02-24
147Charley Williams15067 31 4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Williams was knocked down in the 3rd.
1953-02-10
147Freddie Dawson146½88 13 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Daggert
1952-12-29
146Danny Womber149¼41 13 10
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ted Jamieson 6-3   judges: Ray Jackson 7-3, Bill Lachenmaier 8-3
1952-12-12
147¼Raul Perez14331 6 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:17   referee: Petey Scalzo
1952-10-28
146½Mario Trigo142½60 36 9
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W RTD3/10
 W  
RTD
3/10
  
referee: Dauber Jaeger   judges: Les DecameraRichard Lewis
Trigo was down in the second round, and again at the bell in the third. He was unable to recover during the minute's rest between rounds.
1952-10-03
150¼Ralph Jones150¼22 4 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Petey Scalzo 6-4   judges: Jack Gordon 4-5, Joe Agnello 6-5
1952-07-30
147Virgil Akins13923 8 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Bill Doty 54-46   judges: Jim McManus 56-43, Franklin Chiles 53-47
Saxton suffered his first career knockdown in the 1st.
1952-07-17
146Bobby Lee14730 21 7
Veterans Hospital, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Daggert 6-4   judges: Pete Tomasco 6-3, Paul Laskey 6-3
1952-06-04
147Luther Rawlings144½31 8 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Behr 53-47   judges: Franklin Spike McAdams 54-46, Arthur Oberg 55-45
1952-04-30
147½Bobby Lee152¼30 20 7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1952-04-17
148Charlie Thompson14211 12 0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1952-03-14
148Lester Felton14748 7 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W DQ6/10
 W  
DQ
6/10
  
time: 1:31   referee: Harry Kessler
1952-01-25
148Livio Minelli15155 11 8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein
Referee Ruby Goldstein stopped the bout, claiming the bout was an "uneven match." Goldstein did not disqualify Minelli, as previously shown here (see The Ring, April 1952, page 14.
1951-11-19
146Charley Salas149½108 33 11
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Pete Pantaleo 9-1   judges: Dave Howard 8-2, Frank Knaresborough 8-2
1951-11-05
145Marshall Clayton13811 2 1
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1951-10-04
146Honeychile Johnson14437 16 6
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Daggert   judges: Dave BeloffHarry Zaslow
1951-08-20
143Tommy Ciarlo146½36 34 7
Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1951-08-06
144½Joey Carkido143½59 27 7
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
referee: Pete Tomasco
Carkido could not answer the bell for round six.
1951-07-30
144Gaby Ferland14675 19 9
Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1951-07-02
148Lloyd Tate150½28 2 1
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Saxton's first bout in 10 months, after a return from military service.
1950-09-22
144Tony Pellone146¼45 16 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Barney Felix 6-3   judges: Harold Barnes 6-3, Nick Gamboli 5-4
1950-08-28
147¼Sonny Bunn141¾17 7 2
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Petey Scalzo 4-5   judges: Sam Robinson 6-4, Bert Grant 6-4
1950-06-26
144Mike Koballa14828 9 2
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1950-06-05
146Loisel Isadore1483 5 3
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1950-05-17
145Bert Linam14843 7 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:36   referee: Petey Scalzo
Linam had been down twice.
1950-04-21
145Joe Miceli142¾26 6 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Mark Conn 10-8   judges: Charley Shortell 12-9, Bill Recht 3-5
Both Conn and Shortell had the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Saxton in the supplemental scoring.
1950-03-22
145John Bowman152½debut
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
time: 1:52
1950-03-15
145Aldo Minelli14858 31 17
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Jim Freeman 8-0
1950-02-10
145¼Charley Salas14869 22 9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Jim Freeman 6-2   judges: Artie Aidala 6-2, Harold Barnes 6-2
1950-01-13
144Mario Moreno146½41 25 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
time: 1:56
1949-12-21
144Adrien Mourguiart145½2 7 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
time: 0:21   referee: Harry Ebbets
1949-12-05
146Bucky Slocum145½11 3 4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1949-10-24
145Horace Bailey15013 17 1
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1949-09-06
George Hunter2 15 2
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1949-08-17
146Dave Andrews147½58 29 2
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1949-07-20
142George Dixon131¾4 20 2
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
1949-05-09
146¼Jimmy Swann1418 8 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
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No Contest
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