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Ralph DeJohn
Global ID24705
sexmale
birthdate 1917-01-28
death date 1984-10-14 (67)
divisionlight heavyweight
country USA
residenceBuffalo, New York, USA
birth placeSyracuse, New York, USA
birth nameRalph DiGianni
won 53 (KO 21) + lost 15 (KO 6) + drawn 3 = 71
rounds boxed 412 KO% 29.58
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1947-08-28Chubby Wright12-11-2
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWSD88
referee: Jack Michaels | judge: Dick Albino | judge: Norman Ott
1947-08-18Bob Jacobs33-16-1
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWMD88
referee: Tony Petta 5-1 | judge: Richie Fazio 3-3 | judge: Norman Ott 5-4
Ott's scorecard was 4-4, but went to supplemental scoring.
1946-09-02Cleve Bailey16-25-4
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USALTKO38
Bout was halted by the club physician, who determined that one of Bailey's punches had cracked DeJohn's radius bone.
1946-08-12Eddie Thomas
Armory Outdoor Arena, Canton, Ohio, USAWKO38
referee: Pitts Elefante
1946-03-27Joey Maxim35-11-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALTKO110
referee: Eddie Seres
"DeJohn suffered a broken arm." (Associated Press)
1946-02-04Willie Barrow5-4-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALSD1010
1945-11-27Dave Mason4-5-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD66
referee: Luke Carr 6-0 | judge: Anse Carroll 5-1 | judge: Eddie Schellerman 5-1
1945-11-13Larry Schuck2-19-1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO16
time: 2:04
1945-01-20William Bassette4-2-1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USALPTS66
Central Pacific Heavyweight Title - (Hawaiian Territorial Heavyweight Championship)
1944-10-22Cleo Everett2-12-2
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWPTS88
DeJohn's clever boxing made the fight rather one-sided, but still entertaining.
1944-08-13Big Bill Lewis3-0-0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWPTS1010
DeJohn was in command in the early rounds but Lewis made a big comeback in rounds six to nine. DeJohn settled the outcome by winning the tenth round decisively.
1944-06-24Lowell Strong2-0-0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWPTS55
DeJohn was outweighed by nearly 25 pounds.
1943-11-04Big Bill Lewis
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USALPTS55
1943-10-10Frankie Thomas0-2-0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWPTS55
1942-11-08Frankie Thomas0-1-0
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO35
1942-10-11Eddie Gates18-30-1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWPTS55
As Indian Gates.
1942-09-27Johnny Dias16-11-4
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USALPTS55
The date of this fight has been corrected from November 8, shown in DeJohn's published record.
1941-09-08Tony Celli42-42-6
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO210
1941-04-28Lloyd Marshall25-6-2
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USALKO610
referee: Frankie Brown
1940-12-11Newsboy Millich33-11-7
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Fred Bottaro
1940-10-14Johnny Petry23-6-2
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWPTS66
1940-09-11Pat Valentino11-0-1
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USALTKO210
A bad cut over DeJohn's left eye led to the stoppage.
1940-06-13Ken Overlin109-17-5
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS1010
1940-05-09John Zawackie31-12-4
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
1940-04-25Johnny Hayes0-4-0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1940-01-19Erich Seelig41-13-6
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS1010
1939-09-15Walter Woods50-4-1
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Jack Michaels
"..One of the rawest deals ever received by a visiting fighter..Woods won by a city block" (The Ring, December 1939, page 53.) The fight almost ended in the first round when the acting club physician ordered it stopped because of a cut over Woods' left eye. After considerable confusion, the Deputy Commissioner got the fight started again. It was an even fight until Woods scored a knockdown in round four, after which he administered a trouncing to DeJohn who, himself, admitted that it was a bad decision.
1939-08-07Newsboy Millich31-5-6
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Richie Fazio | judge: Dick Albino | judge: Norman Ott
DeJohn was knocked down once in the 3rd, Millich was knocked down twice in the 6th round. This outdoor fight took place in a rainstorm. Millich elected to fight barefooted.
1939-07-17Newsboy Millich31-5-5
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Jack Michaels | judge: Dick Albino | judge: Norman Ott
DeJohn was knocked down in the 10th round
1939-06-15Buddy Holzhauer15-6-4
Exposition Coliseum, Treasure Island, California, USAWTKO510
referee: Toby Irwin
1939-05-24Bobby Yannes21-18-12
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO510
1939-05-12Idaho Stevens7-5-1
Olympic Arena, Reno, Nevada, USAWKO510
time: 1:40
1939-04-26Newsboy Millich27-5-5
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALTKO710
referee: Toby Irwin
Millich was knocked down in the 3rd, DeJohn was down in the 5th, and again in the 7th.
1939-04-10Bruce Wade8-4-0
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1939-02-24Lou Presto10-11-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO66
Presto decided not to continue midway through the round, due to an eye injury. According to The Ring, May 1939, page 57, "Presto was literally battered into a pulp" after carrying the fight to DeJohn in the first three rounds.
1938-12-12Teddy Yarosz95-10-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
referee: Freddie Mastrean
1938-12-01Teddy Yarosz94-10-2
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USALPTS1010
1938-11-11Teddy Yarosz94-9-2
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USAWMD88
referee: Ray Wolford | judge: Joe Oca | judge: Lou Smith
Results from the Rochester (NY) Democrat Chronicle. Yarosz was floored twice in the first round, losing a hairline decision in a rousing battle. Judge Oca's draw verdict was overruled by Judge Smith and Referee Wolford, both of whom scored for DeJohn.
1938-10-21Tony Fisher7-21-2
Rochester, New York, USAWKO28
1938-09-28Charley Douglas4-7-1
Starbuck Av. Arena, Watertown, New York, USAWKO28
1938-09-05Walter Woods41-3-1
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS66
1938-07-25Bert Courage
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO68
Professional debut for former collegiate boxer Courage. DeJohn floored him three times for nine-counts before putting him down for the full "ten."
1938-06-27Babe Risko64-20-11
Municipal Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO78
Risko was dropped in the third and sixth rounds, before being floored for the full count in round seven.
1938-05-16Charley Eagle14-9-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1938-03-28Walter Woods37-3-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALTKO38
referee: Jack Michaels
DeJohn's manager Joe Netro entered the ring after he was knocked down three times.
1938-02-21Johnny Freeman32-40-3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO58
time: 2:06
Freeman was knocked down once in the 3rd, twice in the 4th, and twice in the 5th round.
1938-01-31Fanis Tzanetopoulos10-21-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO28
time: 1:30
1937-12-27Johnny Freeman32-39-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD66
referee: Luke Carr
1937-11-29Charley Loughran32-18-4
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1937-11-15Lou Presto5-3-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1937-10-18George Nichols81-30-11
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO16
1937-09-27Lou Presto4-2-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1937-09-13Lou Presto4-1-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1937-08-16Jimmy Belmont61-38-6
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWTKO38
Belmont quit, claiming a broken hand, but he had taken a beating.
1937-05-24Jimmy Clark9-2-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWMD88
referee: Luke Carr
1937-04-19Jimmy Clark7-2-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALMD88
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
Scores: 4-2-2, 4-3-1, 4-4
1937-03-01Jimmy Clark5-1-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWMD66
referee: Emmett Ryan
1937-02-22Stanley Lynch
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
1937-01-18Jimmy Clark5-0-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: Luke Carr
1936-11-16Jack Sylvester2-4-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1936-10-12Paulie Mahoney19-1-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1936-10-05Leo Finnegan14-16-6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: Jack Dempsey
1936-09-25Leo Finnegan14-15-6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: Luke Carr
1936-09-03Paulie Mahoney17-0-0
Offermann Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1936-08-17Young Willie Jackson
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWKO26
1936-07-20Tony Tozzo49-15-9
Offermann Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1936-06-15Ossie Ellis1-0-0
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWKO46
1936-04-27Tommy O'Brien8-4-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1936-04-17Freddie Sallus14-20-4
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO36
1936-04-07Ray Steen8-1-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1936-03-30Casey Rhodes9-6-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS55
Pro debut for DeJohn.

 
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