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Johnny Coulon
Global ID18023
sexmale
birthdate 1889-02-12
death date 1973-10-29 (84)
divisionbantamweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 0″   /   152cm
aliasCherry Picker of Logan Square
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeToronto, Ontario, Canada
birth nameJohn F. Coulon
won 51 (KO 31) + lost 6 (KO 3) + drawn 4 = 62
rounds boxed 403
Newspaper Decisions won 16 : lost 5 : drawn 8
rounds boxed 248
Total Bouts 91 KO% 34.07
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1920-04-28Emile Juliard11-1-1
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO210
Source: BOXING, May 5, 1920, page 262. This was Coulon's last fight. He was outboxed in round one, but landed his right for a knockout just after the second round began.
1920-03-16Charles Ledoux74-8-4
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceLKO615
1917-05-14Pete Herman38-8-7
Lakeside Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, USALTKO310
referee: Harry Stout
1917-04-09Bobby Hughes4-1-1
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
1917-03-30Frankie Mason34-2-4
Majestic Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
1917-02-26Steve Flessner16-2-1
Momumental Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1515
referee: Harry Jeffries
"Though Flessner got a draw, it was by grace of Referee Harry Jeffries, for the bald-headed fighter (Coulon) really had the youngster (Flessner) licked. It was Coulon's fight all the way. Twelve of the fifteen rounds belonged to him." (The Lake County Times: Hammond, IN)
1917-02-05Jackie Sharkey3-3-0
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
While the AP (Chicago Tribune) gave the fight to Coulon, the NY Times scored it a draw and the NY Tribune gave the fight to Sharkey. Opinions were divided between the two in New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-01-01Joe Wagner21-15-6
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Coulon from NY Times, NY Tribune, NY Evening Telegram, NY Evening World, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Chicago Tribune.
1916-09-08George Thompson6-2-4
Gritton's Arena, San Diego, California, USADPTS44
1916-08-11Kid Julian21-5-11
Gritton's Arena, San Diego, California, USAWPTS44
1916-08-08George Thompson6-1-3
Broadway Rink, San Diego, California, USADPTS44
referee: Frank Fields
1916-07-28Eddie Campi40-6-5
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
1916-07-21Billy Mascott14-1-5
Rose City A.C., Portland, Oregon, USALNWS66
Mascott won the newspaper decision according to the Portland Oregonian
1916-07-03Billy Mascott13-1-5
Rose City Speedway, Portland, Oregon, USALPTS66
Often incorrectly recorded as occurring July 4, and as a "no contest" bout.
1916-04-25Johnny Ritchie
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-06-09Kid Williams40-3-1
Arena, Vernon, California, USALKO320
referee: Charles Eyton
World Bantamweight Title, 116 ringside
Coulon down for a count of eight in the second round and saved by the bell.

1914-01-21Young Sinnett1-1-1
Lakeside Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Bantamweight World Title
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
Although a no-decision bout Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule

1913-06-23Frankie Burns12-2-2
Ice Skating Rink Arena, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
Bantamweight World Title
Although a no-decision bout Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule (New York Times)

1913-05-12Frank Bradley5-2-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Bantamweight World Title
Although a no-decision bout Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule. Both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) gave the newspaper decision to Bradley.

1913-04-30Tommy Hudson3-2-0
Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWKO58
referee: Billy Rooks
1912-11-20Charley Goldman24-4-2
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
NY Times for Coulon; Boston Globe and Hartford Courant a draw; AP called it a draw; Trenton Times for Coulon
1912-10-18Kid Williams33-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Bantamweight World Title
Although a no-decision bout Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule (Chicago Tribune 12/29/1912). Result changed from newspaper win for Coulon based on newspaper decisions for Williams by the NY Tribune, NY Times, and Baltimore Sun.

1912-07-02Joe Wagner18-13-6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Bantamweight World Title
Newspaper decision for Coulon from NY Times and NY Sun
Although a no-decision bout Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule.

1912-06-11Frankie Hayes
Casino, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO410
Fight looked like a fake and Referee Fitzgerald left the ring after the 3rd round refusing to officiate in a "frameup." The Police Chief ordered the boys to fight on and in the next round Hayes went down twice, the second time for the count. Source: (The Ogden Evening Standard)
1912-05-08Johnny Solzberg6-0-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Bantamweight World Title
Although a no-decision bout Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule (New York Times)

1912-02-18Frankie Burns6-0-1
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USAWPTS2020
referee: Harry Stout
Bantamweight World Title - Lineal
1912-02-03Frankie Conley30-8-8
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Charles Eyton
Bantamweight World Title - Lineal
1912-01-22Harry Forbes86-12-26
Badger A.C., Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWKO310
referee: Eddie Santry
1912-01-11George Kitson8-5-10
South Bend, Indiana, USAWTKO310
Bantamweight World Title
Although a no-decision bout, Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule. Both fighters weighed under 115lbs.

1911-05-25Johnny Daly7-3-0
Princess Rink, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USADNWS1010
referee: Charley Burns
Bantamweight World Title
Although a no-decision bout, Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule. Both fighters weighed under 115 lbs.
A draw from Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne Sentinel, Indianapolis Star. Chicago Tribune reported a draw decision by the referee. Newspaper decision for Daly from New York Evening World.

1911-04-25Eddie O'Keefe11-2-0
Hippodrome, Kansas City, Missouri, USADPTS1010
Bantamweight World Title
1911-04-20Phil McGovern12-3-4
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Bantamweight World Title
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
Although a no-decision bout Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule.

1911-03-28Harry Forbes83-12-25
Ice Skating Rink Arena, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Bantamweight World Title
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
Although a no-decision bout Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule. Both fighters made the 116lb limit.

1911-03-22George Kitson7-4-9
Akron, Ohio, USAWTKO510
referee: Walter C Kelly
1911-02-26Frankie Conley29-4-7
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS2020
referee: Tommy Walsh
Bantamweight World Title
The generally-recognized bantam title later becomes disputed. The British boxing authorities recognize Digger Stanley (1910-12) and then Charles Ledoux (1912) as the World Bantam Champions. Europe's International Boxing Union (IBU) declares Eddie Campi the Bantamweight World Champion. Kid Williams would unify the title and make it undisputed on June 9, 1914.

1911-01-18Terry Moran
National A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USAWKO2
1910-12-19Earl Denning3-5-3
National A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USAWKO5
Paperweight World Championship
for Coulon's World title claim now at 115 lbs

1910-12-03Charley Harvey4-0-0
Royal A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
Paperweight World Championship
for Coulon's World title claim now at 115 lbs

1910-06-08Frankie Burns3-0-0
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Paperweight World Championship
for Coulon's World title claim now at 115 lbs. (Chicago Tribune 1/1/1911) The consensus of New York newspaper decisions favored Coulon. This program was promoted by the Empire A.C.

1910-05-12Phil McGovern11-2-3
Madison A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Paperweight World Championship
for Coulon's World title claim now at 115 lbs. New York Times

1910-04-25Frankie Burns3-0-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Mr. Newber
Burns won the newspaper decision (New York Times and other New York newspapers.) (Jack Kincaid) This was a promotion of the Marathon A.C.
1910-04-11Young O'Leary2-1-0
Marathon A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
Paperweight World Championship
for Coulon's World title now at 115 lbs (New York Times)

1910-03-06Jim Kenrick89-49-18
West Side A.C., McDonoughville, Louisiana, USAWTKO1920
referee: Wallace Wood
Billed World 8st 3lbs (115lbs) title
Referee stopped the bout after Coulon floored Kendrick at the end of the 19th.
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2000

1910-02-18Jim Kenrick89-48-18
Royal A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
World 8st (112lbs) Paperweight title
Coulon also claimed newly formed World Flyweight title but later changed his mind
Coulon floored Kendrick in the 4th and 8th rounds.
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1910-01-29Earl Denning3-4-2
Royal A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO910
Billed World & American 112lbs titles
Coulon floored in the 2nd round
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1910-01-15George Kitson4-3-7
Royal A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
Coulon claimed World 112lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1909-12-20Earl Denning3-4-2
Majestic Theater, Gary, Indiana, USANCNC310
referee: Otto Williams
Police stopped a boxing contest in the third round, arrested the principals, the referee and half a dozen spectators, and officials clamped down the lid on the game in the Steel City. (Indianapolis Star)
1909-11-22Patsy Brannigan12-0-3
Cambria Theatre, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
referee: Jock Phenicie
A draw from the Johnstown Daily Tribune. Newspaper decision for Coulon from Newark Advocate.
A draw from Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Boston Journal/Lowell Sun (Coulon had the better of the first 2 rounds, was almost knocked out in the 3rd, and held his own in the remaining rounds, although Brannigan inflicted more damage).
Newspaper decision for Brannigan from Pittsburgh Post, Philadelphia Item, Cleveland Plain Dealer (Brannigan "gave Johnny Coulon the fight of his life in a six-round bout here tonight and easily won a popular verdict over the Chicago boy by his cleverness.")

1909-10-22Young Ziringer24-2-4
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Coulon from Pittsburgh Post (close, hard fight), Pittsburgh Gazette-Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer ("though the champion was returned a winner by common consent at the end of the mill, he knew that there had been a fight, as ziringer, who was some heavier than the champion, made things very warm"), wire ("Coulon made but little impression on Ziringer during the opening two sessions, but for the final four rounds had everything his own way with the Pittsburg lad.").
Weigh-in at 114 pounds at 6 PM.

1909-05-28Tibby Watson32-54-9
Dayton Gymnastic Club, Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO1020
billed World 108lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1909-05-20Jock Phenicie17-1-2
Mars Club, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Coulon "decisively" outpointed Phenecie. (Des Moines Daily News) Fought at 110lbs.
1909-03-04Eddie Doyle1-1-0
Whirlwind A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Coulon from NY Times, NY Evening Telegram, NY Evening World, first wire (Coulon had the better of the first 8 rounds, Doyle - the last 2), second wire ("Although he earned the victor's laurels, Coulon was forced to extend himself to the limit, as he met a tough customer.").
A draw from another wire ("Honors were even throughout and both men finished in comparatively fresh condition").
Newspaper decision for Doyle from yet another wire ("In but two rounds did the Chicagoan assume the lead, while in at least six of the periods Coster scored heavily. Two of the rounds were toss ups.").

1909-03-01Joe Coster2-0-0
Bedford A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Coster from NY Times, wire ("Coster was possessed of a left that worried Coulon and made the champion look like a novice at different periods.").
Newspaper decision for Coulon from NY Evening Telegram, Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Weigh-in at 110 pounds at 10 PM.

1909-02-18Johnny Daly3-1-0
Whirlwind A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Coulon from NY Evening Telegram, NY Sun, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, NY Evening World.
1909-02-11Kid Murphy23-10-9
Whirlwind A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO510
Coulon was down in the 2nd round. Murphy was down in the 5th and claimed a foul blow, but a physician who examined him declared he was not injured, Murphy refused to continue.
Weigh-in at 108 pounds at 6 PM, according to NY Sun. NY Evening Telegram mentioned Murphy getting down to 110 pounds having weakened him.

1909-01-01Mike Orrison1-0-0
Turner Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS66
1908-11-02Young O'Leary1-0-0
Roman A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Coulon from NY Evening World, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune.
This was an a very closely fought battle. Coulon was down in the 2nd round. Fought at 105 pounds.

1908-10-13Eddie Doyle1-1-0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS33
(Chicago Tribune)
1908-10-13Hughey McGovern17-11-4
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS33
1908-10-05Yankee Schwartz5-1-2
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Coulon.
1908-09-24Terry Edwards5-11-14
Badger A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO4
1908-08-06Young Joe Gans0-1-3
Waukegan, Illinois, USAWTKO5
1908-04-29Tommy Scully7-7-0
Cubs A.C., Waukegan, Illinois, USAWTKO910
1908-03-13Hughey McGovern17-9-3
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
billed World 105lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yeartbook 2003

1908-02-20Cooney Kelly2-0-2
Peoria A.C., Peoria, Illinois, USAWKO910
billed World 105lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yeartbook 2003

1908-01-29Kid Murphy23-7-9
Peoria A.C., Peoria, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Billed World 105lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yeartbook 2003

1908-01-08Kid Murphy23-6-9
Peoria A.C., Peoria, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
billed World 105lbs Bantamweight title
BBBC Boxing Yeartbook 2003

1907-11-01Young Fitzgerald18-2-6
Badger A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
1907-03-12Young Fitzgerald14-1-5
Green Valley A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO6
1907-03-01Kid Murphy21-6-8
Terminal Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS1010
World 105lbs Bantamweight title
BBBC Boxing Yeartbook 2003

1907-02-12Young Fitzgerald14-0-4
Green Valley A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
1906-11-15Charlie Kriegel0-1-0
Burtis Opera House, Davenport, Iowa, USAWPTS88
1906-10-24Kid Bruno
Fox Lake, Illinois, USAWPTS33
1906-10-14Fred Gaylor0-1-0
Fox Lake, Illinois, USAWKO1
1906-10-11Ralph Grant
Tri-City A.C., Davenport, Iowa, USAWTKO38
"Johnnie Coulon showed himself so far superior to Ralph Grant that the bout was ended in the third round and Coulon given the decsion." Chicago Tribune
Fought at 100lbs.

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