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Johnny Colan
Global ID11799
sexmale
birthdate 1922-03-02
death date 2010-07-18 (88)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeWorcester, Massachusetts, USA
birth nameJohn Joseph Colaianni
won 61 (KO 27) + lost 19 (KO 6) + drawn 1 = 81
rounds boxed 520 KO% 33.33
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1948-10-01Jake LaMotta66-12-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALTKO1010
time: 1:32 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
1948-08-23Billy Fox46-3-0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
referee: Charley Reynolds
1948-08-06Tom McKeagney16-17-3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO810
McKeagney suffered "an ugly rip over the left eye" which caused the fight to be stopped.
1948-07-15Tommy Yarosz65-3-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1010
1948-06-21Leroy Snead16-5-1
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1948-05-24Jackie Lyons27-15-2
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO58
1948-05-11Jimmy Carollo35-14-2
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWPTS88
1948-04-27Jimmy Carollo35-13-2
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWSD88
referee: Mark Conn 4-3 | judge: Frankie Conifrey 5-2 | judge: Harold Barnes 3-4
1947-08-05Jimmy Hooper14-9-0
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALPTS1010
1947-06-06Bob Foxworth11-1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO610
time: 0:59 | referee: Frank Sikora
Colan was knocked down twice in the 1st round, and twice in the 6th round.
1947-04-11Bob Foxworth10-1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO410
1947-03-18Ross Strickland21-22-3
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USAWUD1010
1947-02-10George Kochan37-13-10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALUD1010
Colan was badly cut over the left eye. Colan was knocked down in the 2nd and 7th rounds.
1947-01-03John Thomas24-16-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1946-11-22John Thomas23-16-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALUD1010
Scoring: 8-2, 6-4, 6-4
1946-11-04Billy Gordon9-2-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO310
1946-10-21Billy Grant47-47-8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
Scoring: 5-4-1, 6-3-1, 4-6
1946-10-01Tony Musto37-28-3
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO38
referee: Johnny Felix
Referee Felix stopped the bout.
1946-09-18Johnny Aichers14-7-1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1946-09-03Billy Grant45-47-8
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1946-07-29Jimmy O'Brien22-8-2
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALUD88
referee: Jack Appell 3-5 | judge: Abe Goldberg 3-5 | judge: Frank Woessner 2-5
1946-07-08Teddy Randolph15-17-5
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1946-06-19Erv Sarlin33-7-2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1946-05-10John Thomas22-14-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1946-04-06Henry Cooper30-45-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1946-03-23Charley Harvey13-14-5
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO68
1943-12-21Buddy Knox99-23-6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1943-12-11Billy Grant22-25-6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1943-11-27Billy Grant22-24-6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1942-11-13Nate Bolden43-14-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
Colan was down for a nine-count in round three. It was a hard-hitting battle with plenty of action. Colan entered duties in the Coast Guard immediately after this fight.
1942-11-03Danny Cox13-9-3
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
1942-10-12Herbert Marshall23-9-5
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO810
1942-09-28Jack Marshall25-13-5
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO110
time: 2:35
1942-09-14Danny Cox13-8-3
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1942-08-22Al Boros34-28-2
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
Boros was knocked down for a nine count in the 5th round.
1942-08-14Tommy Campanella33-6-5
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWSD88
referee: Ruby Goldstein
1942-06-23Anton Christoforidis49-11-7
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1942-05-20Anton Christoforidis48-11-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
A "vicious" battle. Colan won the first two rounds, but Christoforidis took command in the third and held it until the 9th. Colan turned to "boxing beautifully" in the last two rounds, but he couldn't pull it out.
1942-04-24Altus Allen16-4-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
This was a very exciting slugfest. Allen was down for a 9-count in round three. They took turns slugging each other, but Colan finished better and "had Allen totteing at the (final) bell."
1942-03-13Jimmy Webb47-13-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO212
Webb was knocked down five times in the 2nd round.
1942-02-13Jimmy Webb47-13-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS88
1941-11-10Tommy Tucker56-5-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALTKO910
time: 3:00 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
1941-09-10Ernie Vigh47-9-1
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
Vigh was floored three times and both of his eyes were swollen shut at the end of the fight.
1941-08-13Steve Mamakos26-10-1
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO710
1941-07-07Johnny Trotter5-3-2
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO910
Trotter was slightly ahead until the 9th round, in which he was stopped by Colan.
1941-06-16Frank McBride6-3-0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO1010
1941-05-09Jimmy Casa17-1-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1941-04-14Frank McBride6-1-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO1010
1941-04-04Settimio Terracina6-2-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO16
time: 0:54
1941-03-24Joe Boscarino34-16-12
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO910
time: 2:20
1941-03-10Joe Boscarino34-15-12
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
Colan was knocked down three times, Boscarino once.
1941-02-11Paul Klang17-0-4
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS88
Klang suffered his first defeat in 23 pro bouts. (New York Times)
1941-01-17Johnny Flores18-4-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1940-12-27Teddy Mogil3-8-0
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USAWKO26
1940-12-03Ralph Tiovelli10-4-8
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWDQ16
time: 2:36
The referee disqualified Tiovelli for going down twice without being hit. He was down a total of four times.
1940-10-21Izzy Redman23-6-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1940-09-30Mike DeStefano20-18-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO26
time: 2:21
1940-09-23Ralph Tiovelli9-3-8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1940-09-17Johnny Flores15-3-2
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO56
time: 1:21
1940-08-15George Matthews1-2-0
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USAWKO16
1940-07-31Larry Kellum26-14-6
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66
1940-07-18Billy Connolly
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO36
1940-07-02Lou Villante4-7-0
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO16
time: 1:37
1940-06-13Joey Green0-2-0
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
Billed as Danny Colon.
1940-06-10George Costulis4-3-1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO56
time: 1:24
1940-05-04D.C. Smith32-7-4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1940-04-27Tommy Houston15-1-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO16
time: 0:40
1940-04-16Mutt Womer11-4-2
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USALTKO66
Colan was down twice.
1940-02-27Teeko Born13-16-1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1940-01-30George Griffiths
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1940-01-23Vic Hale1-12-1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWKO14
time: 2:47
1939-12-23Meyer Zager6-4-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS44
1939-10-31Andy Holland6-3-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS44
1939-10-17Stanley Berl13-1-0
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS44
1939-09-18George Costulis1-0-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALKO14
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