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Johnny Griffiths
Global ID13660
sexmale
birthdate 1893-09-17
death date 1965-05-00 (71)
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
aliasThe Akron Flash
country USA
residenceAkron, Ohio, USA
birth placeWadsworth, Ohio, USA
birth nameJohn Griffiths/Griffith Jr.
won 29 (KO 17) + lost 8 (KO 1) + drawn 13 = 50
rounds boxed 435
Newspaper Decisions won 47 : lost 26 : drawn 18
rounds boxed 996
Total Bouts 141 KO% 12.06
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1924-10-03Teddy Gartin15-2-4
Denver, Colorado, USALPTS33
1924-08-26Willie Hope4-1-1
Denver, Colorado, USALPTS44
1923-05-21Jimmy Slattery29-0-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS66
referee: Dick Nugent
1923-03-27Frankie Schoell39-8-4
109th Infantry Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican and (Philadelphia Record. A second fight between Griffiths and Schoell, dated 14 September 1923, is sometimes listed, but apparently did not occur, as it has not been possible to trace it from primary sources (newspapers).
1923-03-19Al Walthers12-2-0
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1923-02-23Mickey Walker23-6-0
109th Infantry Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
referee: Harry Ertle
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican
1923-01-29Frankie Jones82-18-31
Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 1923 Paper: Riverside Daily Press (Riverside, CA) Page: 8
1923-01-22Frankie Dugan7-1-1
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS1010
1922-03-03Morrie Schlaifer9-5-0
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USALNWS1010
referee: Packy McFarland
Newspaper decision from the Davenport Democrat and Leader
1922-02-27Anthony Downey7-1-0
Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram
1922-02-10Mickey Walker18-2-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO910
time: 0:50 | referee: Jack Sheehan | judge: Jim Harmon | judge: Fred Lincoln
1922-01-09Mickey Walker18-2-0
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
"Six of the twelve rounds went to Walker, three were even and Griffiths was favored with three." (Appleton Post Crescent)
1921-12-26Alex Trambitas31-10-24
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
1921-09-05Al Walthers7-1-0
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1921-07-29Cowboy Padgett5-0-1
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USADPTS1010
1921-07-25Harry Schuman28-7-15
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1212
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 1921 Paper: Denver Post (Denver, CO) Page: 14
1921-07-04Sammy Terrin0-2-0
Casper, Wyoming, USADPTS1010
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 1921 Paper: Denver Post (Denver, CO) Page: 17
1921-06-21Harry Schuman28-7-14
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USADPTS1212
1921-06-06Harry Schuman28-7-12
Denver, Colorado, USADPTS1212
1921-04-05Al Doty11-6-0
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1921-03-10Eddie Welsh4-0-0
South Bend, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Griffiths won the newspaper decision. (Iowa City Press Citizen)
1921-02-22Jimmy Jones4-0-0
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USADNWS1212
Ohio State Welterweight Title
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent

1921-02-14Jack Perry20-5-2
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USALDQ710
From the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman). This bout was stopped by the ringside commissioners after the referee had warned Griffiths numerous times about holding.
1921-01-01Fighting Zunner16-0-2
Rochester, New York, USALPTS1010
1920-10-22Sailor Friedman8-2-1
Louisville, Kentucky, USALNWS1212
(Per Ibro 44)
1920-07-17Dennis O'Keefe2-0-0
Twin Cities A.C., East Chicago, Indiana, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1920-07-04Johnny Tillman20-6-8
Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1010
On his way to winning the newspaper decision, "Tillman knocked Griffith (sic) flat with a hard smash to the jaw in the seventh round. Griffiths took the count of nine. Only his courage and stamina saved him from the knockout."(Sandusky Star Journal)
1920-06-24Navy Rostan1-5-0
Alliance, Ohio, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Star Journal
1920-06-07KO Willie Loughlin29-12-4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision for Griffiths from two Philadelphia newspapers (Public Ledger, Inquirer). The Record had Loughlin as winner.
1920-05-31Jack Britton59-11-10
League Park, Akron, Ohio, USALNWS1515
World Welterweight Title
Britton "won every round." (Coshocton Tribune)

1920-05-06Tillie Herman30-19-19
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO24
1920-04-29Sal Carlo16-7-7
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
1920-04-23Billy Shade26-9-16
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Pat Scott
1920-04-12Jack Coyne0-10-0
Peoria, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Griffiths won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Daily Review)
1920-02-28Albert Badoud38-22-4
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS2020
1920-02-04Marcel Thomas41-21-20
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO1015
1920-01-21Billy Glover
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO3
1920-01-19Kid Doyle12-8-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
1919-12-26Francis Charles13-7-4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO312x3
Western Daily Press - Saturday 27 December 1919
1919-10-22Johnny Tillman20-5-6
Duluth, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Tillmann won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern) The Chicago Tribune also reported Tillman to be the winner.
1919-10-15KO Willie Loughlin27-11-4
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
"Griffiths had a wide margin in the ten rounds of milling." (Coshocton Tribune)
1919-10-09Jack Perry10-4-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Perry won the newspaper decision. (Newark Advocate) The Pittsburgh Post reported the same and said it was a great fight.
1919-10-06Billy Doig13-0-11
La Salle, Illinois, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1919-08-21Jack Perry10-4-0
Wheeling, West Virginia, USADNWS1010
The Pittsburgh Post reported that it was rattling good 10-round draw.
1919-08-07Jack Britton57-11-10
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USADNWS1212
1919-07-25Johnny Tillman20-3-6
Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1515
1919-07-04Jack Britton56-11-10
League Park, Canton, Ohio, USALNWS1515
World Welterweight Title
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent, which reported that Britton won 13 rounds; two being even.

1919-05-30Harvey Thorpe17-6-7
Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1515
1919-05-20Len Rowlands12-6-3
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWNWS88
(Chicago Tribune)
1919-05-15Young Mack
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS?
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1919-05-06Jack Britton56-10-10
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1212
referee: Dick Nugent
Britton was better -- Buffalo Boxing Record and Buffalo Times
1919-04-28Danny Ferguson0-1-0
Akron, Ohio, USAWKO812
originally reported as Walter Mohr. AP Wire correction two days later to Ferguson.
1919-04-14Bobby Sullivan8-0-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Boxing Record
1919-04-11Dennis O'Keefe1-0-0
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1919-03-10Ted Kid Lewis151-18-11
Lyric Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USADNWS88
World Welterweight Title
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Star Journal

1919-03-07Johnny Tillman20-3-6
Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1919-02-22Johnny Tillman20-3-6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philadelphia Record were all in favor of Tillman.
1919-02-07Eddie McAndrews0-3-0
Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO115
time: 2:22
1919-01-01Al Doty9-2-0
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USADNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1918-09-02Al Doty9-2-0
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
(Chicago Tribune)
1918-07-04Ted Kid Lewis150-18-11
East Market Street Gardens, Akron, Ohio, USALNWS2020
World Welterweight Title
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent Lewis took a count of "4" in the first round of this fight.

1918-04-22Johnny Tillman20-2-6
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Tillman.
1918-04-08Al O'Dare
Chamber of Commerce Auditorium, Fort Worth, Texas, USAWKO310
1918-04-06Morris Lux3-1-3
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
(Kansas City Star)
1918-03-15Bobby Waugh46-10-10
Business Men's A.C., Fort Worth, Texas, USAWNWS1010
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
1918-03-04Joe Welling16-3-3
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS1515
referee: Eddie Davis
"Griffiths took eight rounds against Welling's four. Welling broke his hand in the fourth in a smashing blow to Griffith's body." (Lima Daily News)
1918-02-04Paul Murdock2-4-0
Fort Worth, Texas, USAWKO210
1918-01-01Bryan Downey17-0-1
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USALNWS1212
referee: Matt Hinkel
Newspaper decision from the Lima Daily News
1917-10-29Bryan Downey17-0-1
Columbus, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Downey won the newspaper decision. (Lancaster Daily Eagle)
1917-07-11Johnny Tillman19-1-5
Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Griffiths won the newspaper decision. (Iowa City Citizen)
1917-07-04Ted Kid Lewis145-17-10
Grossvater Park, Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS1515
Griffiths won 'Newspaper Decision' (New York Times; San Antonio Light)
1917-04-30Ted Kid Lewis142-17-10
Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, USALNWS1212
(Chicago Tribune)
1917-04-20Lockport Jimmy Duffy28-1-2
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Griffiths won the newspaper decision. (Daily Review) The Pittsburgh Post reported the same result, but said it was a close fight.
1917-02-26Ted Kid Lewis139-17-10
East Market Street Gardens, Akron, Ohio, USALNWS1212
referee: Walter C Kelly
"Lewis won seven rounds, Griffith (sic) four and one was even." (Iowa City Citizen)
1917-01-29Jack Britton46-9-10
Heuck's Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALNWS1010
referee: Lou Bauman
Britton "had a shade the better of Johnny Griffiths, of Akron, at the end of ten fast rounds of scientific milling." (Fort Wayne News)
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