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Battling Johnson
Global ID280883
sexmale
birthdate 1884-01-01
divisionheavyweight
aliasThe Russian Giant
country Denmark
residenceSan Francisco, California, USA
birth nameFred Radsit
won 7 (KO 5) + lost 8 (KO 6) + drawn 0 = 16
rounds boxed 62
Newspaper Decisions won : lost 2 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 30
Total Bouts 19 KO% 26.32
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1911-04-07Charley Miller9-5-2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USANCNC?4
There wasn't a report in the San Francisco Chronicle containing the result of this bout.
1909-10-22Jack Geyer2-0-0
McCarey's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO710
referee: George Blake
The big Russian took a frightful beating before the police stepped in and stopped the bloody massacre.
1909-01-21Salinas Jack Burns0-1-0
Bakersfield, California, USALTKO210
Burns knocked Johnson down 5 times in the first round, and the big Frisco fighter had to be dragged back to his stool and revived. Less than a minute into the next round Johnson's corner threw in the sponge. Burns didn't get much credit for the win as Johnson was in visibly bad condition prior to the first bell. Johnson later announced he would retire and buy a butcher shop which was his old trade.
1909-01-11Ralph Calloway1-2-2
San Diego, California, USALTKO7
Johnson was down seven times in the fourth round. The police stopped the bout.It was reported Johnson had turned down a fight with Sam Langford.
1908-11-24Fireman Jim Flynn34-10-14
Jack McCarey's Club, Los Angeles, California, USALNWS1010
Results from the Los Angeles Herald. Johnson known as The Russian Giant had a 30 pound weight advantage.
1908-10-02Jim Barry11-4-2
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USALTKO710
referee: Charles Eyton
1908-07-24Al Kaufman13-1-0
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO710
referee: Charles Eyton
Ref Eyton stopped the fight as Johnson, the giant Russian, was unable to see. Johnson, known for his prodigious strength was a popular local 4-round fighter.
1908-06-12Arthur Van Dooser
McCarey's Pavillion, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO2
1908-05-22Jeems Flynn
Aberdeen, Washington, USAWKO3
1908-04-21Fireman Jim Flynn34-9-13
McCarey's Cabin, Los Angeles, California, USALNWS1010
Decision in the San Francisco Call and Salt Lake Herald. Johnson nearly had Flynn out in the 8th round but for the bell.
1908-03-24Fireman Jim Flynn34-9-13
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USADNWS1010
Draw: Salt Lake Herald
1908-02-11Art Collins
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO410
Collins' corner threw in the sponge to save their man further punishment.
1907-07-05Nat Turner
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
referee: Tom Barry
1907-05-17Joe Willis2-1-0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
4th meeting in 2 years between these two fighters
1907-03-22Joe Willis1-1-0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
1907-03-08Tad Riordan2-0-0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO34
referee: Eddie Hanlon
Police stopped the fight with Riordan hanging helpless on the ropes..
1907-01-18Matt Kelly
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO34
Kelly's corner threw in the sponge after Johnson knocked their boy down. Johnson outweighed Kelly by 25 pounds.
1906-09-07Joe Willis0-1-0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
1906-02-16Bob Ward
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALKO14
Johnson, a "husky Swede," was billed as "Patsy Corrigan's protege."

 
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