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George Nichols
Global ID30117
sexmale
birthdate 1907-07-10
death date 1986-09-00 (79)
divisionlight heavyweight
stancesouthpaw
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
aliasJohnny Nichols
country USA
residenceBuffalo, New York, USA
birth placeSandusky, Ohio, USA
birth namePhillip John Nicolosi
won 82 (KO 33) + lost 32 (KO 12) + drawn 11 = 126
rounds boxed 819
Newspaper Decisions won 12 : lost 2 : drawn
rounds boxed 104
Total Bouts 140 KO% 23.57
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1939-05-02Gil LaCrosse
Fisher's Hall, Sandusky, Ohio, USAWKO310
LaCrosse had previously appeared in Sandusky as a wrestler. The rest of the card consisted of wrestling matches.
1939-04-17Fred Apostoli34-5-0
Open-Air Arena, Houston, Texas, USALKO210
time: 1:55
1937-10-18Ralph DeJohn19-1-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALKO16
1937-09-27Paulie Sykes36-17-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1937-06-15Alabama Kid99-32-18
City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USALTKO410
1937-05-18Charley Coates18-9-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Frankie Van
1937-03-02Stanley Evans7-2-0
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1937-01-08Domenico Ceccarelli19-11-9
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Luke Carr
1936-12-28Fanis Tzanetopoulos10-14-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO16
time: 1:53 | referee: Louis Marks
1936-12-14Paulie Sykes32-14-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO310
time: 2:27 | referee: Luke Carr
1936-10-26Billy Bommer9-4-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
1936-08-12John Henry Lewis63-7-4
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS1010
1936-07-08Allen Matthews63-11-3
Northwest Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1936-04-20Al Gainer53-15-5
Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALTKO810
time: 3:00 | referee: Al Grayber
1936-04-07John Henry Lewis54-7-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Luke Carr
Judge Billy Meyers voted for Nichols, Judge George Needham for Lewis and Referee Carr called it a draw.
1936-03-30Johnny Nelson10-5-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
1936-03-02Joe Tripak
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO14
referee: Luke Carr
1936-02-24Louis LePage3-8-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS44
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1936-02-17Nick Masters12-2-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS44
1936-02-01Johnny Nelson7-4-3
DPTS66
Date Uncertain
1936-01-15Charlie Belanger90-38-19
Akron, Ohio, USADPTS1010
1935-12-30Freddie Eiler15-11-3
Columbia Gymnasium Arena, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO210
From the Louisville Courier-Journal (Laurence Fielding). This program did not occur on 12/31/35. as previously shown.
1935-12-11Mickey Dugan19-10-1
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWKO810
1935-11-01Joe Woods21-9-4
WPTS1010
exact date unknown
1935-10-25Henry Palmieri13-7-0
Fisher's Hall, Sandusky, Ohio, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Register
1935-10-18Al Delaney29-4-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS66
referee: Luke Carr
Nichols down in first
1935-09-16Tony Tozzo46-14-8
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD66
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1934-09-25Mickey Dugan15-5-1
Equestrium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS66
1934-09-03Vic Bandish1-2-1
Floral Hall, Sandusky, Ohio, USAWKO110
1934-04-17Mickey Dugan15-4-1
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1934-02-05George Manley87-19-9
Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS55
referee: Charley Wheeler
1934-01-11Al Gainer30-8-4
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
referee: Young McAulliffe
New Haven Evening Register (Bob Yalen). Nichols floored four times.
1933-12-18Harry English26-8-3
Convention Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USADPTS1010
The Toledo Blade scored the fight 7-2-1 in favor of Nichols.
1933-11-20Larry Johnson30-16-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Johnson was floored in round four.
1933-11-03Joe Knight64-12-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1933-08-31Harry English24-8-3
Marsh Field, Muskegon, Michigan, USALPTS1010
English was a close winner, according to the Muskegon Chronicle. Nichols won three of the last four rounds, but never could overcome English's early advantage, which included two knockdowns in the first round.
1933-08-10Martin Levandowski27-7-2
Muskegon, Michigan, USAWTKO710
1933-07-17Norman Conrad39-10-5
Bedford Zoo, Bedford, New Hampshire, USALPTS1010
1933-07-06Sammy Slaughter37-9-3
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Slaughter was down five times in the first round. He was knocked out of the ring on the second knockdown but managed to climb back in before the disqualifying 20 count was completed.
1933-06-12Frankie O'Brien51-10-0
Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courier (Jack Kincaid).
1933-05-15Al Gainer27-7-2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
New Haven Evening Register (Bob Yalen). Gainer floored in the second. Nichols floored in each of the final three rounds.
1933-03-20Lou Scozza68-24-8
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALTKO510
time: 3:00 | referee: Jimmy Goodrich
Nichols sustained a deep cut over his left eye.
1933-03-13Don Petrin21-9-1
Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1933-03-06Lou Scozza68-24-7
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
Draw is correct -- although AP incorrectly reported that that Nichols outpointed Scozza. AP issued correction 3/9/1933
1933-02-16George Forrester10-2-2
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWKO2
time: 2:05
1932-10-28Adolf Heuser23-1-6
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
Nichols down 5 times in first round.
Nichols was scheduled to fight a 10-rounder with Jess Akers at the Tomlinson hall in Indianapolis on the following November 22.

1932-10-17Joe Knight47-10-6
Sullivan's Bowl, Charleston, South Carolina, USALUD1010
1932-07-29Ham Jenkins43-11-12
Denver, Colorado, USALPTS1010
1932-07-22Red Fitzsimmons27-16-2
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USAWKO5
1932-05-31Lou Scozza66-19-7
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1932-03-18Dave Maier20-2-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
referee: Phil Collins 57-43 | judge: Ed Klein 51-49 | judge: John Houghteling 49-51
vacant National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
Nichols down in second round
Nichols stripped of NBA title in December 1932; NBA then awarded Joe Knight the title.

1932-02-18Billy Jones44-10-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Jones down in second & fourth; Nichols down in fifth round
Part of NBA championship tournament King Levinsky and Jack Dempsey fought a 4-round exhibition on this program.

1932-01-28Lou Scozza65-17-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
N.B.A. Light Heavyweight Tournament
1932-01-15Charlie Belanger62-22-13
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Light Heavyweight Elimination Tournament
1931-12-30Don Petrin18-6-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO58
referee: Eddie Purdy
Referee Purdy stopped the bout when Petrin "was unable to defend himself and was hanging over the ropes." New York Times. All bouts on this card were part of the second round of the National Boxing Association's Light Heavyweight Elimination Tournament.
1931-11-27Dave Maier14-2-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALTKO710
1931-11-03Gorilla Jones58-12-5
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS1010
NBA Middleweight Tournament
1931-10-01Chuck Burns31-37-9
Esmond Athletic Field, Sandusky, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Register
1931-09-25Snowflakes Wright9-5-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
1931-09-18Sam Bruce35-19-6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO510
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1931-09-04Battling Archie9-6-2
Lakewood Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO210
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1931-08-25Jack McVey84-29-8
Esmond Athletic Field, Sandusky, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Register & AP & UP
1931-07-13Leo Larrivee41-9-0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
Larrivee was knocked down in the eighth round.
1931-06-15Rosy Rosales43-10-4
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO410
It was a close fight, but Rosales suffered an eye cut and the referee had to stop it.
1931-06-04Johnny Klesch16-16-2
Armory, Norwalk, Ohio, USAWKO110
1931-01-16Billy Jones27-9-1
Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1930-12-15Chuck Burns30-26-9
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: King Mahoney
1930-12-03Charlie Belanger49-16-7
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Michaels | judge: Luke Smith | judge: Frank Kipfel
1930-11-24Garfield Johnson19-14-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO910
1930-11-11Sunny Jim Williams62-15-13
Armory, Franklin, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1930-09-02Harry Allen9-6-0
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh
1930-08-26Tiger Thomas27-15-7
Open Air Arena, Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Bryan Hayes
1930-07-25Tiger Thomas26-14-7
Sayre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1930-07-10Johnny Freeman13-8-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: Jack Michaels
1930-06-25Gene McCue10-10-3
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO36
time: 2:46 | referee: Jack Michaels
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