Babe Risko
Global ID10516
birthdate 1911-07-14
death date 1957-03-07 (45)
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach72½″   /   184cm
aliasSailor Pulaski, Eddie Risko
country USA
residenceSyracuse, New York, USA
birth nameHenry L. Pylkowski
won 64 (KO 18) + lost 26 (KO 12) + drawn 12 = 102
rounds boxed 732 KO% 17.65

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1939-05-17Lloyd Marshall16-4-1
Sacramento, California, USALKO510
1939-02-07Walter Franklin17-0-0
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USALKO68
time: 0:49 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
Risko was knocked down three times in the 5th, and once in the 6th round.
1938-10-05Billy Soose9-0-0
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALKO310
time: 1:47
1938-09-26Ben Brown48-6-1
Warren Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USALKO912
referee: Tom McCarthy
1938-09-19Larry Lane25-3-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USALKO210
time: 2:46 | referee: Whitey Healy
1938-07-18Ben Brown45-6-0
Warren Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USADPTS1010
referee: Pa Stribling | judge: Jake Abel | judge: Hollis Sullivan
Stribling called it a draw, Abel voted for Risko and Sullivan voted for Brown (Atlanta Constitution).
1938-06-27Ralph DeJohn26-2-0
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USALKO78
Risko was dropped in the third and sixth rounds, before being floored for the full count in round seven.
1938-06-06Al Quaill29-11-0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Willie Davies | judge: Alvin (Jap) Williams
1938-05-10Gorilla Jones94-21-12
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1937-08-17George Black29-12-2
State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO510
time: 1:26
Riako was floored twice in the third round, twice in the fourth, and put down for the full count from a right to the jaw in round five. (Milwaukee Sentinel.
1937-07-13Al Hostak37-1-8
Civic Ice Arena, Seattle, Washington, USALKO710
time: 1:32
1937-03-11Billy Conn30-6-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
Conn was reported to have boxed brilliantly in defeating Risko.
1937-02-19Freddie Steele115-2-11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan 4-11 | 4-11 | 4-11
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
NYSAC World middleweight title
1936-12-18Butch Lynch11-4-2
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO810
1936-11-27Tony Tozzo49-16-10
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1936-10-28Harry Balsamo20-0-0
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1936-09-21Teddy Yarosz83-4-2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Alvin (Jap) Williams | judge: Primo Columbus
1936-07-11Freddie Steele107-2-11
Civic Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USALUD1515
referee: Tommy McCarty 72-93 | judge: Eddie O'Neill 73-92 | judge: Al Rosenberg 74½-91½
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
NYSAC World middleweight title
1936-05-08Fred Apostoli16-1-0
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Billy Burke
1936-04-09Mike Payan48-21-8
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
1936-03-24Freddie Steele105-2-11
Civic Ice Arena, Seattle, Washington, USALUD1010
referee: Tommy McCarty | judge: Eddie O'Neill | judge: Al Rosenberg
1936-02-10Tony Fisher6-9-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Whitey Healy
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
NYSAC World middleweight title
Although Risko's middleweight title was at stake, this was a 10-rounder, not 15 as sometimes given. (Source: Newark Evening News, Herb Goldman) The Evening News report does not give the referee's card, so this may have been a newspaper decision. UPDATE: Referee Healy scored it 8-1-1 in rounds for the champion Babe Risko. LA Times
1935-12-20Jock McAvoy101-7-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO110
time: 2:48 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
The first punch of the fight, a round house right to the jaw, deposited Risko on the floor. He was on the canvas five more times, referee Billy Cavanaugh counted him out at 2:48 as he sat there dazed and helpless.
1935-12-09Frank Battaglia73-12-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
1935-10-21Chester Palutis16-12-1
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Walton 9-0 | judge: Tony Perry 9-1 | judge: Mickey Chapin 10-0
1935-10-04Jackie Aldare54-27-12
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS1010
Aldare was knocked down in the 9th round.
1935-09-19Teddy Yarosz81-3-2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1515
referee: Red Robinson | judge: George MacBeth | judge: Karl Kohen
NYSAC World middleweight title
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
Yarosz was knocked down in the fourth and re-injured his knee. Yarosz went down again in the sixth and seventh rounds. On November 5 he had an operation to repair the injury that had hampered him for nearly a year.
1935-07-08Paul Pirrone70-23-3
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1935-05-22Frank Battaglia68-10-5
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-03-25Jimmy Belmont59-27-6
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALSD88
After the judges disagreed the referee gave the bout to Belmont. The next day the Cleveland Boxing Authority declared the bout a no decision, their spokesman saying they felt Risko won. On the 1st April they reversed their decision and let the original verdict stand.
1935-03-18Sammy Slaughter50-17-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-03-11Benny Levine32-24-5
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO210
1935-02-25Paul Pirrone66-22-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1935-01-31Solly Dukelsky30-10-9
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
Risko suffered cuts of both eyes. The crowd favored Dukelsky as the winner.
1935-01-25Vince Dundee111-15-14
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
judge: Jack Britton 3-7 | 4-5
With the judges split, the referee gave the decision to Risko. However this caused a commotion as Dundee had clearly won. The officials then examined the cards. One judge, former world champion Jack Britton, gave seven rounds to Dundee. The other judge had it 5 - 4 - 1 for Dundee but inexplicably wrote Risko on his ballot. When this was discovered the bout was awarded to Dundee. (New York Times).
1935-01-01Teddy Yarosz79-2-2
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
referee: Jack Walton | judge: Herman Sunness | judge: Joe Capristo
1934-12-07Pete Susky35-16-13
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWUD66
referee: Joe Capristo | judge: Tom Walsh | judge: Jack Walton
1934-11-26Al Salbano6-10-3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS1010
1934-11-05Freddie Sallus10-10-3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO810
1934-10-26Werner Wilsch11-9-4
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton, New York, USAWKO26
1934-10-19Chester Palutis10-3-1
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWUD66
referee: Jack Walton | judge: Al Murphy | judge: Tom Walsh
1934-10-15Freddie Sallus10-10-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS88
1934-09-17Pete Susky34-15-13
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS88
1934-09-10Werner Wilsch11-7-4
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO38
Fight stopped due to Wilsch's bad eye.
1934-08-09Larry Wagner13-14-5
Johnson Field, Johnson City, New York, USADPTS66
1934-08-06Joe Desmond3-1-0
Convention Hall, Saratoga Springs, New York, USAWPTS66
1934-07-18Paulie Sykes26-8-1
South Depot St. Arena, Oswego, New York, USADPTS66
1934-06-08Bucky Lawless77-38-6
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton, New York, USAWKO56
1934-05-14Bucky Lawless77-37-6
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS66
1934-05-07Jackie Flowers6-2-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS66
1934-04-20Jackie Flowers6-1-0
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWPTS66
1934-04-16Joe Lyons18-6-3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO34
1934-04-03Jackie Flowers6-0-0
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWPTS66
This fight was reported as Flowers's first loss in his professional career after 7 straight wins.
1934-03-27Steve Wolanin37-17-6
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWPTS66
1934-03-26Frank LaSpino10-25-2
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO24
Syracuse debut of Eddie (Babe) Risko. According to the Syracuse Journal, he had 50 fights in fleet (navy) competition.
1934-01-12Swede Berglund54-15-12
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALKO410
time: 1:18 | referee: Jack McDonald
1933-12-08Nick Ures18-5-7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO36
time: 2:15
1933-10-20Johnny 'Bandit' Romero70-16-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
1933-09-22Deacon Leo Kelly4-3-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS66
1933-09-03Dutch Weimer15-6-0
Foreign Club Arena, Tijuana, Baja California, MexicoLPTS44
1933-08-18Johnny Cavos0-3-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO36
1933-08-04Ray Griffiths17-5-3
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO36
time: 2:57 | referee: William Lovejoy
1933-06-15Miles Murphy6-2-0
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWTKO66
referee: Harold Bird
Risko, the United States Navy Middleweight Champion of the U.S.S. Dobbin, came back from an early knockdown to technically knockout Murphy in the final round.
1933-05-19Guy McKinney9-7-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO56
1933-03-10Grant Willardson17-5-8
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALDQ36
referee: William Lovejoy
1933-03-03Guy McKinney5-6-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS66
1933-01-13Jack O'Neill4-5-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS66
1932-12-23Johnny Reed10-4-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS66
1932-11-04Tony Pena
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS44
1932-10-07Billy McMullen17-10-3
Navy Field, San Diego, California, USAWPTS66
1932-09-16Harry Walton7-10-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USADPTS44
In the San Diego Union results, Walton's opponent was listed as "Sailor Pulaski."
1932-07-06Leroy Brown13-3-1
Sullivan's Bowl, Charleston, South Carolina, USALKO610
Risko (Sailor Pulaski) was stationed on the destroyer "Dobbin" at this time. He came in from Philadelphia on leave.
1932-06-23Vic Suquera
Armory, White Plains, New York, USAWTKO36
1932-04-14Joe Smallwood36-12-7
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
Risko still fighting as Sailor Pulaski. He was assigned to the U.S.S. Dobbins. (From Philadelphia newspapers, Jack Kincaid.)
1932-02-26Joe Colucci11-15-5
106th Infantry Regiment Armory, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS88
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