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Johnny Vacca

W L D
43 30 5
4 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 80
rounds 701
KOs 5%
 
global ID 9893
born 1906-09-03
death date1983-04-00 / age 76
debut1924-06-09 / age 17
divisionbantamweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
residence
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
birth place
Italy

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1931-08-31
Golf Ball Bernard5 1 0
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1931-05-08
Johnny Harko48 12 1
Le Chateau, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
1931-05-05
124½Lew Feldman127½37 4 9
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-04-20
124Pete DeGrasse12239 13 13
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Watson   judges: Jack CunninghamC.P Phillips
1931-04-06
124½Pete DeGrasse125¾38 13 13
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers   judges: Jack CunninghamP. Hemond
1931-03-03
121Willie Cubic12220 11 2
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Walton   judges: Larry KendigAl Dewey
1931-02-16
Pete Herman10 13 2
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-02-03
121Dick O'Leary31 16 8
Kingston Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
1931-01-26
Tony Rego3 1 0
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 1931 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 16
1930-08-29
123Panama Al Brown12269 7 8
Newfield Park, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
From the Boston Globe/i>.
1930-08-20
122Bushy Graham123½83 15 7
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Graham was knocked down in the first round; Vacca in the fifth and seventh.
1930-06-27
Vernon Cormier23 10 1
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1930-05-05
Emil Paluso49 7 4
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W DQ9/10
 W  
DQ
9/10
  
Paluso disqualified for not breaking cleanly.
1930-04-23
Vernon Cormier23 8 1
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-03-14
Vernon Cormier20 8 1
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Boston Herald 15 March 1930
1930-03-07
119½Al Beauregard117½23 18 4
Norwich, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From the Boston Globe.
1930-03-03
Panama Roy Brooks5 1 0
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-12-02
Joey Williams36 29 5
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Williams was knocked down in the ninth round.
1929-10-18
121Tommy Paul12131 2 4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LUD6/6
 L 
UD
6/6
  
referee: William J O'Connor
1929-10-14
Joey Williams32 28 5
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ5/0
 L 
DQ
5/0
  
Main Event. Vacca was disqualified for throwing Williams across the ring.
1929-09-30
Hugh Devlin16 9 0
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-09-16
Hugh Devlin16 8 0
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-07-29
Al Gillette12 5 0
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-06-26
120¼Armand Midget Lavigne119¾2 4 4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1929-06-05
120Al Beauregard11922 14 4
Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1929-05-15
121Nick DeSalvo117½17 55 17
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
Prior to this show, officials of the Ontario, Quebec and Montreal Athletic Commissions met at Drury's, and reached a working agreement to recognize each other's rulings (primarily suspensions and titles). Montreal Herald
1929-05-03
118½Arthur 'Kid' Roger116½11 0 0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LKO1/0
 L 
KO
1/0
  
Attendance: 10,000
1929-03-22
121Kid Chocolate119½28 0 1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh
Chocolate dropped Vacca in the 7th round, and Vacca sustained a cut over his left eye. The cut led to the referee awarding the fight to Chocolate in the 9th round. Source: Manitoba Free Press
1929-01-18
Armand Midget Lavigne2 3 3
Burlington, Vermont, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-01-01
118Willie Cubic114¼7 1 2
Polish National Home, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1928-12-14
122¼Pancho Dencio120¼3 31 11
Polish National Home, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1928-10-30
Harry Roberts4 6 0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1928-07-31
Charlie Pinto26 27 18
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-07-10
118Bud Taylor12260 9 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-06-19
Ruby Bradley50 25 4
Freeman's Hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-06-02
Joey Ross27 18 11
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1928-04-30
119Al Beauregard11916 12 4
New Winter Garden, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1928-04-09
118Frankie Genaro11554 11 5
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-10-26
Archie Bell30 7 9
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-08-23
Fidel LaBarba21 4 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
After this bout LaBarba renounced the Undisputed Flyweight World Title to attend Stanford College, with the intention of entering the brokerage business. And thus the Flyweight Title became disputed for 10 years to come, with various boxers claiming some version of it, including: Frenchy Belanger, Jackie Brown, Newsboy Brown, Frankie Genaro, Johnny Hill, Willie LaMorte, Johnny McCoy, Small Montana, Victor (Young) Perez, Emil (Spider) Pladner, Izzy Schwartz, Pinky Silverberg, and Midget Wolgast. In 1935 Benny Lynch defeated Jackie Brown for general recognition and then beat Small Montana in 1937 for universal recognition. (Courtesy of CBZ.)
1927-08-09
Joey Scalfaro17 2 1
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-07-25
119½Pancho Dencio120¼2 18 10
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-06-14
Newsboy Brown25 2 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-03-26
Archie Bell25 6 8
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1927-03-21
115½Fidel LaBarba11718 3 4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judges: John T. GlackinWilliam T. McDermott
1927-02-14
115½Fidel LaBarba11718 2 4
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judges: Jim HarmonPat Moran
1927-01-01
Lew Perfetti40 9 4
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-12-15
118Charlie Pinto12020 14 10
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-10-26
Pete Zivic27 21 4
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-10-12
Tony Mandell46 3 3
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-07-07
Terry Martin42 32 15
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-05-24
120¼Willie Spencer122¼23 46 17
New Winter Garden, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy George
1926-05-17
Paul Murphy4 0 0
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-05-10
120¼Young Mulligan12332 7 3
New Winter Garden, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1926-05-07
117½Armand Midget Lavigne1171 0 0
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Jack Dekkers   judges: Jack CunninghamAl Burke
1926-04-30
Willie Spencer23 45 17
Bangor, Maine, USA
NND12/12
 N 
ND
12/12
  
Spencer won the newspaper decision.
1926-04-19
Willie Woods16 39 3
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Johnny Brassil   judges: William T. McDermottJim Harmon
1926-04-12
116½Frankie Dubois11819 3 0
New Winter Garden, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin
1926-03-25
119Larry Goldberg11829 14 9
New Winter Garden, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy George
1926-02-19
Davey Abad26 9 8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-01-04
Billy Hindley61 17 9
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Vacca lost this fight per the Boston Globe Jan. 5th 1926--Vacca won the first round and the ninth and tenth rounds. The Globe felt that he had been soundly beaten.
1925-12-14
Charlie Ray8 10 6
Casino A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-12-11
Willie Woods15 31 2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1925-11-27
Midget Kilburn5 4 3
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Date: Saturday, November 28, 1925 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 6
1925-11-24
Tony Carney10 12 1
Portland, Maine, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
1925-10-26
Mike Castle27 18 4
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-09-17
Steve Nugent2 2 0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: G. Edward Dixon
1925-08-30
Willie Woods14 26 2
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-08-20
Johnny Moore19 8 2
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1925-05-18
Sammy Fuller9 2 0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1925-04-06
Tony Mandell31 1 1
Casino A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1925-03-27
Willie Woods12 20 2
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-03-16
Tony Mandell28 1 1
Casino A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Vacca was knocked down in the ninth round.
1925-02-27
Willie Woods11 19 2
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-01-20
Sammy Fuller5 0 0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1924-12-08
Jimmy Connelly3 0 0
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Dick Fleming
1924-11-25
Charlie Baxter8 13 3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1924-08-15
Pat McCloskeydebut
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1924-06-30
Eddie O'Dowd26 6 5
General Electric Field, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
referee: G. Edward Dixon
1924-06-09
Gene Rochon1 4 0
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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