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Johnny Hill
Global ID41913
sexmale
birthdate 1905-12-14
death date 1929-09-27 (23)
divisionflyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 3½″   /   161cm
country United Kingdom
residenceLeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
birth placeEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
won 18 (KO 9) + lost 1 (KO 1) + drawn 3 = 23
rounds boxed 282 KO% 39.13
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1929-06-29Ernie Jarvis83-42-23
Cartyne Greyhound Track, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWDQ1015x3
referee: Eugene Corri
BBBofC British flyweight title
World Flyweight Title
Recognized by Great Britain
Hill would die suddenly late that September, one month before his scheduled world title bout with Frankie Genaro at the Royal Albert Hall. The newspapers reported that he had contracted a cold September 23, but had improved so well that his physician permitted him to go outdoors. He then suffered a broken blood vessel in his lung and died at 6:00 a.m. that Friday.
Western Daily Press - Monday 01 July 1929

1929-03-21Ernie Jarvis83-41-22
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Sam Russell
EBU (European) flyweight title
BBBofC British flyweight title
World Flyweight Title
Recognized by Great Britain
Western Daily Press - Friday 22 March 1929

1929-02-07Emile Pladner39-2-2
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceLKO612
referee: Henri Bernstein
"The Frenchman outclassed his game little opponent throughout the one-sided match, flooring him three times for counts of five, two and five in the second round. Only in the fourth was Hill able to hold his rival even." (AP) This was not a title fight, per French newspaper La Presse.
Western Daily Press - Friday 08 February 1929

1928-08-29Newsboy Brown31-4-4
Orient Football Ground, Clapton, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Sam Russell 9-5
Vacant World Flyweight Title
Recognized by California State and Great Britain
There is some evidence that the NYSAC also recognized Hill as the World Flyweight Champion after this bout.
Hill becomes Scotland's first World Champion (although Benny Lynch is often incorrectly given that distinction).
Hull Daily Mail - Thursday 30 August 1928

1928-03-19Emile Pladner28-1-2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Eugene Corri
EBU (European) flyweight title
IBU had stripped Victor Ferrand in March after Ferrand left Europe for Argentina
Boxing March 20, 1928

1927-12-19Emile Pladner26-0-2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
(Western Daily Press - Tuesday 20 December 1927
Nottingham Evening Post - Tuesday 20 December 1927

1927-10-31Nicolas Petit-Biquet17-4-3
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Boxing November 1, 1927
1927-10-13Francois Moracchini16-9-4
Queens Hall, Langham Place, London, United KingdomWTKO915x3
referee: Jack Bloomfield
By the ninth round "Moracchini had been outboxed and outfought and was severely cut over his eye, which had almost blinded him. The referee stopped the fight."
Western Morning News - Friday 14 October 1927

1927-07-03Phil Lolosky18-3-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
Boxing July 5, 1927
1927-05-30Alf Barber14-5-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO1420x3
referee: C.H. Douglas
vacant BBBofC British flyweight title
Title vacated by Elky Clark
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 31 May 1927 P 12

1927-04-11Jim Hanna40-13-4
Waverley Market, Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomWRTD1115x3
referee: Jack Smith
Boxing April 13, 1927
1927-03-30Nicolas Petit-Biquet16-2-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWDQ1115x3
Biquet disqualified for low blow.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 31 March 1927 P 17

1927-02-16Phil Lolosky14-2-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWRTD1515x3
referee: JT Hulls
"Lolosky was practically fought to a standstill in round fourteen, and had taken a count and was helpless against the ropes in round fifteen when his seconds threw in the towel." The Times, Thursday, Feb 17, 1927.
Hull Daily Mail - Thursday 17 February 1927

1927-01-31Young Denain2-0-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWRTD615x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 01 February 1927 May be Pierre Denain.
1927-01-19Tiny Smith24-27-13
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1926-12-18Henri Poutrain0-0-1
The Dome, Brighton, Sussex, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1926-11-29Young Jackie Brown17-3-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO1212x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 30 November 1926 P 15
1926-11-25Tiny Smith23-25-11
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomDPTS1212x3
referee: W Izzard
Boxing December 1, 1926
1926-11-15Frank Maurier5-8-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO912x3
referee: John William Henry Tyler Douglas
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 16 November 1926 P 13
1926-11-07Billy James5-2-2
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
Boxing November 10, 1926
1926-11-02Arthur Cunningham2-5-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO1515x3
1926-10-17Mark Lesnick22-8-4
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomNCNC1515x3
Boxing October 20, 1926
1926-09-30Bill Huntley1-2-0
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWTKO510x3
referee: Ted Kid Lewis
Boxing October 6, 1926

 
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