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Johnny Karr
Global ID26153
sexmale
birthdate 1897-11-17
death date 1956-00-00 (58)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
aliasJohn Karpinski
country USA
residenceCleveland, Ohio, USA
birth placeCleveland, Ohio, USA
won 16 (KO 8) + lost 3 (KO 1) + drawn 4 = 24
rounds boxed 213
Newspaper Decisions won 15 : lost 4 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 220
Total Bouts 45 KO% 17.78
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1924-12-01George Perotta7-4-0
Marion, Ohio, USADPTS1212
1924-06-09Frankie Schoell51-10-5
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Dick Nugent
1924-05-29Morrie Schlaifer31-13-1
Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALKO110
Cleveland Plain dealer 30 May 1924
1924-05-23Frankie Schoell51-10-4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USADPTS1010
Cleveland Plain Dealer 24 May 1924 bout made at 152lbs and decision of referee Sweeney was a draw
1924-03-24Young Scotty3-4-2
Kenton, Ohio, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram
1924-03-17Joe O'Hara2-2-0
East Chicago, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1924-02-11Jack Britton70-14-17
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1923-11-30Ted Moore35-7-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS1010
1923-11-05Jimmy Darrah1-1-0
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWKO812
1923-10-12Alex Gibbons12-10-1
Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1212
Reported as a win for Karr by the Syracuse Herald and by the Pittsburgh Post, which reported that Gibbons was soundly beaten.
1923-08-30Mickey Forkins4-6-0
Swayne Field, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1923-07-04Wally Hinckle7-3-0
Community Recreation Park, Chillicothe, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1923-03-29Morrie Schlaifer17-9-0
Omaha, Nebraska, USAWPTS1010
1923-03-09Morrie Schlaifer17-9-0
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Davenport Democrat and Leader
1923-02-15Pete Latzo15-0-0
Oak Hill Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post, according to which Karr received a severe whipping.
1923-01-18Johnny Wolgast12-13-1
Oak Hill Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWTKO412
1922-12-19Johnny Celmars35-23-5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO710
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1922-11-10Curley Smith33-12-8
Springfield, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Coshocton Tribune
1922-11-07Dennis O'Keefe7-1-1
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWTKO412
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-10-20Wildcat Nelson4-7-2
Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
1922-10-13Jock Malone34-3-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USANCNC310
referee: Jerry Moore | judge: Dave Nelligan | judge: Jimmy Winston
The bout was stopped for lack of action.
1922-09-01Tillie Herman37-29-19
City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USAWTKO612
With Herman having sustained an eye injury, the towel was thrown in at the end of round 6.
1922-08-16Navy Rostan1-9-0
Covington, Kentucky, USAWPTS1212
"Karr did everything to Rostan, but knock him out. Rostan was game however and received great applause from the fans." (Coshocton Tribune)
1922-07-18Jock Malone32-2-3
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
According to the Pittsburgh Post, the decision in this fight was very unpopular.
1922-06-26Soldier Bartfield45-14-7
Triangle Park, Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
This probably was an official decision. Both The Ring and the Pittsburgh Post report that Karr was the winner.
1922-05-22Jock Malone31-2-2
Columbus, Ohio, USADPTS1212
1922-03-21Phil Bloom33-16-7
Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Newark Advocate and the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-02-20Pat Walsh7-2-0
Weller Theater, Zanesville, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Mansfield News
1921-09-26Johnny Tillman20-11-14
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1921-09-19Jack Perry24-12-3
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1921-08-15Jack Perry23-11-3
Olympic Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1515
1921-08-01Jack Perry23-10-2
Olympic Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, USADPTS1212
1921-07-06Anthony Downey4-1-0
Covington, Kentucky, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Star Journal
1921-05-25George Lewis1-1-1
Armory, Sandusky, Ohio, USAWTKO910
"In the eighth round Lewis went three times and was only saved by the clang of the gong that ended the round. In the ninth Karr sent Lewis down right at the start and the Toledo boy's seconds tossed a towel in the ring to save their man from further and unnecessary punishment." (Sandusky Star Journal)
1921-04-25Johnny Shea1-1-0
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Coshocton Tribune
1921-04-05Anthony Downey4-0-0
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1921-02-25Johnny Strike
Olympic Winter Garden, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Karr won the newspaper decision (Chicago Tribune).
1921-02-22Battling Allen2-1-0
Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
1920-09-27Joe Price0-2-1
Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USADNWS1010
referee: Danny Dunn
Newspaper decision from the Lima News.
1920-09-01Johnny Shea1-1-0
Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Result from "T.S. Andrews' World's Sporting Annual and Record Book," 1922 edition. However, the date and location are unknown. This fight was not held on the 1920-9-6 Cedar Point program as shown here previously.
1920-05-11Freddie Block1-0-0
Ohio, USAWPTS1010
According to T.S. Andrews' World's Sporting Annual and Record Book, 1922 edition, this fight occurred in 1920. The location is probable and the date is possible (a program was held in Cleveland that night). Fight not reported in Cleveland Plain Dealer
1920-03-16Johnny Riley10-1-0
Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Star Journal
1920-02-16George Brown12-2-3
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1916-12-11Joe Welsh4-1-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
After this fight Karr enlisted in the army and went overseas with the 37th Ohio infantry. After being honorably discharged in 1919, he resumed his boxing career the following year
Karr was billed under his real name, John Karpinski, for the fight shown here (with Joe Welsh). He received the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.

1916-09-29Dick Stosh6-1-1
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS88
Reported as win for Karr in his pro debut by the Syracuse Herald

 
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