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Johnny Barbara
Global ID24542
sexmale
birthdate 1917-05-18
death date 1977-12-00 (60)
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeSouth Bend, Indiana, USA
won 40 (KO 18) + lost 17 (KO 8) + drawn 1 = 58
rounds boxed 357 KO% 31.03
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1946-06-10Billy Bengal42-23-6
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO16
1946-05-31Johnny Crane7-7-4
Coliseum Annex, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1941-10-24Shorty Hogue47-4-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO810
1941-10-15George Mitchell4-3-0
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USALPTS88
From The Ring, January 1942, page 52.
1941-09-25Mayon Padlo46-6-3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO110
time: 0:53
1941-08-07Bobby Britton26-31-7
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1941-07-14Fritzie Zivic109-25-5
Gardens, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1212
Barbara was knocked down in the 2nd round.
1941-07-01Jack Hill8-3-2
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
From The Ring, September 1941, page 64. Barbara did not fight Joe Sutka on this date, as shown here previously.
1940-12-02Ossie Harris10-4-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Freddie Mastrean | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: Freddie Lux
1940-09-09Jimmy Bivins15-0-0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO78
1940-08-05Jimmy Bivins13-0-0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO210
1940-06-13Cocoa Kid118-30-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO110
referee: Irving Kutcher
Old cut opened above Barbara's eye
1940-05-07Fritzie Zivic94-23-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1940-04-08Fritzie Zivic93-22-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
referee: Irving Kutcher
1940-03-14Fritzie Zivic92-22-4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1940-01-08Joe Sutka27-8-4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO610
time: 1:02 | referee: Tommy Thomas
Sutka suffered a cut eye stoppage.
1939-10-16Tommy Pallatin15-6-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALMD88
The referee and one judge scored it 51-39 for Pallatin. The other judge called it a draw!
1939-09-25Tommy Pallatin15-5-2
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
A close fight. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1939-09-18Tito Taylor1-5-1
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO88
1939-07-26Frankie Genovese36-12-5
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
This was a rough fight, with much breaking of the rules by both men.
1939-07-12Dick Demaray86-12-5
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALPTS1010
1939-05-23Augie Arellano32-10-5
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1939-05-16Jimmy Fletcher
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USAWTKO46
1939-04-25Phil Latona17-12-6
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USAWPTS88
1939-03-02Milt Aron49-7-4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO910
Aron was slightly in the lead until the ninth round. Then he caught Barbara's chin with a right and put him down for an 8-count. Barbara got up and retreated, but Aron caught up to him and sent him down for the count with another powerful right.
1938-12-29Harold Brown26-6-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO88
Previously shown here as an 8-round decision win for Barbara, but according to the Chicago Tribune, Barbara stopped Brown. Harold was down for a nine-count in the seventh round and suffered a badly cut lip, so the Illinois commissioner refused to allow him to come out for the eighth.
1938-12-08Jackie Burke87-21-19
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was a very good fight.
1938-11-28Bobby LaMonte22-32-10
Gary, Indiana, USAWPTS88
1938-11-09Frankie Cavanna13-13-13
Park Casino, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Cavanna didn't get untracked until the seventh round, when it was too late to pull the fight out of the fire.
1938-09-30Ray Lyle18-24-7
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-09-16Verne Patterson9-5-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO210
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Barbara was nearly stopped in the first round, suffering a knockdown, but made a sensational comeback in round two, putting Patterson down for the full count.
1938-07-21Indian Billy Lee32-19-10
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO68
"A beautifully executed left hook to the mid-section ended the proceedings." From The Ring, October 1938, page 53.
1938-06-15Toots Bernstein22-21-10
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-06-08Chester Rudy10-12-2
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
According to the Chicago Tribune, this was a 6-rounder, not five as previously shown. (Bob Soderman)
1938-04-18Tony Petroskey11-7-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO18
Barbara landed two left hooks in the first round which put Petroskey down for the full count.
1938-03-09Frank Kolborn1-1-0
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USAWKO36
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-02-16Tommy Corbett52-32-11
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-02-11Verne Patterson6-2-0
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO68
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-02-04Sammy Chivas24-9-2
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-01-12Tony Martin18-1-3
Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS88
1937-11-29Harold Brown25-2-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
According to the Chicago Tribune, this was a 10-rounder, not 8 rounds as previously shown here. (Bob Soderman)
1937-10-08Chester Rudy7-8-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1937-09-27Frankie Sagilio28-9-5
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1937-08-24Bobby LaMonte17-18-9
Riverview Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS66
1937-08-12Gene O'Leary1-5-2
Riverview Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO26
1937-07-27Kid Carson6-7-1
Western Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). The main event (Mickey Beal v. Frankie Jarr) had to be canceled and it may be that only this and one other fight was held.
1937-06-28Henry Schaft25-5-2
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO45
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Schaft sustained an eye cut and did not come out for round five.
1937-06-18Don Custer1-4-0
Riverview Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO14
time: 1:45
1937-06-07Henry Schaft24-5-1
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS55
1937-05-12Lester Morris4-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO26
1937-05-07Theodore Norris0-1-0
Majestic Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO26
1937-04-30Wendell Bubp1-1-1
Majestic Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS55
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1937-04-09Simon Nebolsky25-14-4
Majestic Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1937-04-02Ray Taylor
Majestic Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO14
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1937-03-19Harold Gerardin1-0-0
Majestic Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO24
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1937-03-15Theodore Norris
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO14
1937-03-01Karl Martin14-7-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO34
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1937-02-01Billy Gladstone21-15-7
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44

 
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