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Johnny Gill
Global ID13667
sexmale
birthdate 1896-05-03
death date 1977-08-03 (81)
divisionmiddleweight
country USA
residenceYork, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeYork, Pennsylvania, USA
birth nameWilliam Shelley Gill
won 24 (KO 18) + lost 10 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 37
rounds boxed 223
Newspaper Decisions won 31 : lost 15 : drawn 12
rounds boxed 494
Total Bouts 95 KO% 18.95
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1935-11-08Frank Sislowski4-1-0
Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
From the Brooklyn Eagle (Laurence Fielding), which gives Gill's name as Jimmy. However, this was probably Johnny Gill, as shown here.
1933-03-04Matthew Ryszewski0-9-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO14
time: 1:35
1929-03-19Rene De Vos130-14-19
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO710
1929-02-12Bert Colima116-25-17
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1928-12-03Willie Curry16-13-4
York, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1928-01-23Red Delp17-11-5
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1927-03-15Jack Palmer8-15-0
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1927-02-15Jimmy Darcy56-64-40
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWSD88
1927-01-17Carl Young12-6-1
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
1926-01-12Joe Bashara15-3-1
Arcadia Hall, Washington, District of Columbia, USANCND28
Fight stopped by police; declared illegal. IBRO Journal #91, p. 94
1925-09-11Billy Alger38-14-21
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
1925-08-12Dick Evans18-7-0
Armory, Toledo, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1925-06-09Jimmy Slattery64-2-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1925-04-30Italian Joe Gans36-19-9
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1925-04-22Jack Turner12-10-0
Barracks, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO810
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1925-03-09Charley Baum22-6-3
Barracks, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO810
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1924-10-01Paul Berlenbach18-1-2
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
ND win for Berlenbach Waterloo Evening Courier and World Almanac; Gill floored 6 times.
1924-08-11Barthelemy Molina5-2-4
Bank Street Open-Air Arena, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
From the Newark Star-Eagle (Herb Goldman). Gill won decisively. Molina opened up in the last two rounds, but left it until too late to make his rally.
1924-04-21Mickey Walker33-6-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Kincaid & Zabala).
1924-03-24Mike Credell3-4-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Zabala & Kincaid).
1924-03-17Harry Fay2-1-0
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USALNWS1212
Source Louisville Courier journal/ Charleroi Mail
1924-02-11Hugh Ross23-6-0
Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-12-25Chief Halftown18-13-2
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-12-10Roy Wallace2-2-0
Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-11-08Sammy Ciminelli5-3-0
Fort Thomas, Kentucky, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram
1923-10-08Kid Doyle12-10-2
Weller Theater, Zanesville, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
referee: Billy Hutch
Newspaper decision from the Zanesville Times Recorder
Doyle was reportedly the English Welterweight champion

1923-10-01Chief Halftown17-12-2
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Gill "outpointed Chief Halftown, Jamestown N.Y. in every round." (Coshocton Tribune)
1923-09-11Jack McCarron45-10-6
York, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-07-05Andy Palmer26-10-13
Airport, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Atlantic City Daily Press (Herb Goldman).
1923-06-20Rocky Smith13-2-2
Coaldale, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Mount Carmel Item
1923-04-30Len Rowlands12-11-3
York, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-04-20Al Verbecken5-1-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS88
(Chicago Tribune) Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-03-05Mickey Walker23-6-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1923-02-19Wally Hinckle7-1-0
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News and Harrisburg Telegraph
1923-01-18Jimmy Jones9-1-0
Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and the Pittsburgh Post. It was a rather slow fight.
1922-12-11Tim Droney9-8-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News
1922-11-13Johnny Smith6-4-0
Armory, York, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
1922-09-11Johnny McLaughlin5-4-0
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News (draw), Harrisburg Telegraph (Gill), and Harrisburg Patriot (unclear, indifference)
1922-05-15Johnny Wolgast12-11-1
York, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Gill won even though he broke his right hand in the second round (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader).
1922-03-20Soldier Bartfield43-12-6
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, etc.
1922-01-03Billy Richards3-4-0
York, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 1:50
1921-07-04KO Willie Loughlin38-15-5
West End Ballpark, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News, Harrisburg Patriot, and Harrisburg Telegraph
1921-05-31Phil Bloom31-12-6
York, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record and Harrisburg Telegraph
1921-04-28KO Willie Loughlin38-15-5
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News (Loughlin), Harrisburg Telegraph (Loughlin), and Harrisburg Patriot (draw)
1921-03-15Joe Borrell28-11-0
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
1921-02-14Lew Schupp3-0-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News
1921-01-17Tillie Herman30-21-19
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1921-01-11Eddie Shevlin34-5-6
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1920-11-10Phil Bloom20-12-5
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALTKO710
1920-11-04Mike Paulson8-8-4
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
(Harrisburg Telegraph)
1920-10-11Pete Malone7-6-0
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO410
Malone quit with a cut lip.
1920-09-08Arthur Tracey9-6-1
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWKO510
1920-07-20Leo Leonard4-0-0
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
referee: Jimmy Henahan
(Wilkes-Barre Times Leader)
1920-06-15Steve Latzo13-2-1
Athletic Park, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Scranton Republican, Scranton Times. According to the Scranton Times, Gill won 9 of the 10 rounds. Latzo was floored for no-count in round six.
1920-06-08Jack Perry19-5-0
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News (draw) and Harrisburg Telegraph (Gill)
1920-05-21Billy Wright
Sportsman's Club, Camden, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1920-05-17Bobby Gleason1-0-0
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWKO910
1920-03-23Louis Verger10-13-1
Orpheum Theater, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
Gill's opponent was reported as Louis Vergis of France.
1920-02-28Jack Perry18-4-0
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News
1920-02-24Eddie Sullivan1-2-0
Orpheum Theater, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
1920-02-13Charlie O'Neill5-0-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Gill won the newspaper decision from all three of these Philadelphia newspapers: Record; Public Ledger; Inquirer.
1920-01-19Johnny Wolgast9-6-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News and Harrisburg Telegraph (Gill); Pittsburgh Post and Pittsburgh Gazette-Times (Wolgast)
1920-01-13Len Rowlands12-6-3
Auditorium A.A., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
The Philadelphia Record favored Gill but the Inquirer and the Public Ledger both called it a draw.
1920-01-01Jack Britton58-11-10
Steelton, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News and Harrisburg Telegraph
1919-12-30KO Willie Loughlin28-12-4
York, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
1919-12-22Cyclone Scott1-9-3
Olympia A.C., Steelton, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
1919-12-02Kid Sheeler8-5-2
York, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from Mount Carmel Item
1919-11-27Ted Block2-3-0
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg Telegraph
1919-11-24Frankie Britton1-1-0
Olympia A.C., Steelton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
1919-11-10Texas Baylor
Olympia A.C., Steelton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
Baylor fracture a bone in his arm.
1919-09-22Pat O'Malley7-1-0
York, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg Telegraph
1919-09-17Johnny Wolgast8-5-1
Olympia A.C., Steelton, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News
1919-09-03Frankie Maguire4-1-0
Olympia A.C., Steelton, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg News and Harrisburg Telegraph. Gill's first bout since returning from service in World War I.
1918-02-11Young Herman Miller20-8-6
York A.C., York, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from Allentown Leader
1917-07-13Louie Cohen1-1-0
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
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