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Johnny Mendelsohn
Global ID11939
sexmale
birthdate 1899-06-18
death date 1987-09-14 (88)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 4½″   /   164cm
country Canada
residenceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
birth placeFort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada
birth nameArthur J. Mendelsohn
won 12 (KO 9) + lost 7 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 20
rounds boxed 111
Newspaper Decisions won 23 : lost 24 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 471
Total Bouts 70 KO% 12.86
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1927-06-23Al Mello24-4-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO210
1927-05-02Joe Dundee65-11-9
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALTKO410
1927-02-28Billy Showers6-6-3
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1927-02-21Billy Bortfield10-1-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1926-08-19Floyd Hybert28-9-7
Olympic Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALTKO810
Result here as given in the Pittsburgh Post.
1926-08-03Jimmy Finley59-9-10
Louisville, Kentucky, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1926-02-26Shuffle Callahan11-5-1
East Chicago, Indiana, USALKO310
Callahan, not Mendelsohn, won by knockout, contrary to result previously listed here. (Source: Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman.)
1926-01-01Al Russell3-2-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO26
1925-11-20Frankie Welsh10-5-0
East Chicago, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1925-11-09Buddy McDonald8-1-4
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. This was a rather slow fight.
1925-09-29Bobby Barrett22-16-1
State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Barrett "took practically every round" and "won handily." (Sheboygan Press)
1925-08-14Jack Zivic24-9-1
State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. This was stated to be the first outdoor boxing program held in Wisconsin.
1925-01-30Clyde Jeakle22-9-4
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USADNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1924-11-28Jack Zivic17-7-0
Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post and Milwaukee Journal. Zivic won decisively.
1924-10-27Jack McCarthy1-1-0
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1924-06-06Johnny O'Donnell11-4-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1924-04-04Nate Goldman13-5-6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALDQ410
1924-02-18Joe Tiplitz40-9-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1924-01-31Herb Brodie32-15-18
Rink S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1212
1923-11-26Pal Moran39-20-10
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. Moran was a decisive winner.
1923-10-05Eddie Boehme12-2-0
Arena Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO910
Mendelsohn was down in round three. This fight was described as being a thriller.
1923-09-07Benny Leonard70-5-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
"From beginning to end, Leonard outclassed his opponent, who, game to the end, was able to land on the champion but rarely and never hard." (Nevada State Journal) Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-08-01Johnny Clinton38-14-6
Velodrome, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1923-07-11Rocky Kansas50-6-5
Arena Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1923-06-08Sailor Friedman18-3-2
The Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-03-09Johnny Schauer15-14-8
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1923-01-22Sid Barbarian10-1-1
Detroit, Michigan, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw. (Chronicle Telegram) The Pittsburgh Post also reported a newspaper decision of draw.
1922-11-03Lew Tendler30-3-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. Tendler was an easy winner.
1922-10-13George Eagel11-9-11
Castle Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1922-07-18Tommy O'Brien27-17-10
Castle Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1922-06-30Joe Jawson5-11-2
Castle Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. This was a very exciting battle.
1922-06-12Tommy O'Brien26-17-10
Castle Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALDQ410
This was a sensational bout which had an unfortunate ending.
1922-03-20Pete Hartley44-12-17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1922-01-31Joe Jawson5-10-2
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
The Milwaukee Journal reported that Jawson was the upset winner.
1921-11-22Rocky Kansas43-4-4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal, which said that Kansas gave Mendelsohn a trouncing
1921-10-07Benny Valger36-7-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. This was a close fight.
1921-05-16Richie Mitchell12-3-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
Mendelsohn floored Mitchell three times and trounced him decisively.

1921-03-30Clonie Tait18-2-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal & Lethbridge Herald, which said that Tait won a close bout
1921-02-21Ever Hammer26-14-12
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1921-01-31Tony Zill10-1-2
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1920-12-21Otto Wallace34-22-17
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. It was a close fight. The Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman) reported a draw.
1920-12-14Bobby Ward6-7-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal which reported that Ward "outboxed" Mendelsohn.
1920-10-26Eddie Boehme10-2-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. Mendelsohn fought Boehme on this date, not Eddie Mahoney as was previously shown here.
1920-10-15Eddie Mahoney21-3-6
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO610
Mahoney down three times in 6th
1920-06-18Ray Temple13-3-4
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. Temple was down in round four and took a licking.
1920-05-19Johnny Drummie4-3-2
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1920-04-30Bobby Ward5-7-2
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal and the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1920-03-17Mel Coogan41-5-9
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post and Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Coogan substituted for Johnny Dundee
1920-02-25Tony Zill9-1-2
National S.C., Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. This was a rousing battle.
1920-02-04Willie Beecher19-9-3
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USAWDQ1010
An unintentional foul.
1919-12-06Otto Wallace32-18-15
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
1919-11-26Walter Jacobson4-2-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO310
1919-10-10Johnny Heiderer3-1-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1919-09-19Tony Dennis6-1-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1919-06-23Maurice Flynn3-0-2
La Salle, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Listed as a win for Mendelsohn in both the ANDREWS and EVERLAST record book series. No newspaper report yet seen.
1919-02-28Johnny Heiderer3-1-0
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USADNWS88
The Toledo News-Bee had the fight even--the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern had Mendelsohn winning easily.
1919-02-25Otto Wallace27-15-11
Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post and the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1919-02-18Willie Ames0-3-0
Memorial Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USAWTKO58
Mendelsohn was declared the winner after Ames retired with a cramp in his neck
1919-02-13Willie Doyle3-2-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1919-02-11Tommy Long0-1-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO58
Reported in the Pittsburgh Post.
1919-01-28Chick Maglione0-2-0
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1918-12-09Tony Dennis2-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press.
1918-11-29Tony Dennis2-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS33
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press.
This was a program of 3-rounders plus a 10-round "exhibition" between Sam Langford and Jeff Clark, the first Wisconsin card since June due to the great influenza epidemic

1918-04-30Teddy Hayes0-2-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO310
1918-03-23Johnny Heiderer2-1-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press.
1918-01-24Pinky Mitchell1-0-0
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press.
1917-11-06Henry Lenard3-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO24
1917-10-19Johnny Heiderer1-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS44
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1917-10-04George Gray1-1-0
Mant's Academy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press.
1917-09-28Young Nequette
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO16
Although some earlier fights are mentioned in Mendelsohn's record (ANDREWS 1920), they all seem to have been amateur affairs. This appears to have been his professional debut.

 
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