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Leo Johnson
Global ID60026
sexmale
birthdate 1893-00-00
death date 1951-00-00 (58)
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
won 61 (KO 29) + lost 8 (KO 2) + drawn 9 = 114
rounds boxed 831
Newspaper Decisions won 29 : lost 21 : drawn 5
rounds boxed 518
Total Bouts 169 KO% 17.16
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1920-10-23Wee Wee Barton2-5-0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALDQ812
referee: Kid McPartland
1920-08-25Young Joe Gans11-7-6
Kansas City, Missouri, USADPTS1010
1920-08-16Jimmy Clark6-3-6
Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO7
Clark called it a day after a bridge supporting 7 teeth was loosened by a Johnson right hand.
1920-07-19Young Maxwell3-5-0
Star A.C., Troy, New York, USALPTS?
(North Adams Transcript)
1920-07-12Art Stigall18-1-2
South End Baseball Park, Cumberland, Maryland, USADPTS1010
referee: Sammy Morgan
1920-07-09Kid Roux2-4-1
Open Air (Dunbar AC), Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1920-06-28Young Maxwell3-5-0
Star A.C., Troy, New York, USANCND1010
The Cumberland Evening Times reported that Johnson won every round; the Syracuse Herald saw Maxwell in front.
1920-06-22Preston Brown11-4-0
Madison A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1920-06-15Jackie Moore5-4-1
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1515
Johnson "competely outclassed Jackie Moore." (Lima News)
1920-06-01Harry Cook2-2-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO6
1920-05-31Jimmy Lowery
Colonial Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO38
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1920-05-02Young Maxwell3-4-0
Troy, New York, USAWPTS1010
1920-04-29Nubby Joe Gans1-0-0
Wheeling, West Virginia, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Johnson's opponent was billed as "Young Joe Gans," but this was probably Nubby Joe Gans.
1920-04-07Billy DeFoe23-7-1
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USANCND1212
billed as "2 six rounders" as ME law limited bouts to 6 rounds
1920-03-01Art Stigall18-1-1
Market House Auditorium, Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Wheeling Intelligencer
1919-12-02Young Maxwell3-4-0
Schenectady, New York, USAWNWS1010
Source Chicago Defender
1919-11-14Fighting Zunner12-0-2
Ingersoll-Rand A.C., Sayre, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Buffalo Express
1919-10-08Frankie Conifrey5-1-0
City Hall, Augusta, Maine, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1919-09-01Dummy Burns4-3-1
City Hall, Augusta, Maine, USAWPTS?
Exact date unknown, rounds unknown; souce Daily Kennebec Journal 10/4/1919
1919-06-21Young Joe Gans11-4-4
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1010
1919-04-24Billy Johnson
Empire A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Johnson was a fighter in the US Navy, this was his pro debut and he fought very well considering the talent of his opponent. (Philadelphia Record)
1919-04-11Jack Moore
Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1919-03-07Eddie Dorsey9-4-0
Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1919-01-31Phil Bloom9-6-2
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USANCNC1010
referee: Patrick Dorsey
A very poor fight. The promotor refused to pay the boxers and the newspaper (Syracuse Herald)did not name a winner.
1919-01-22Larry Hansen15-9-3
State Armory, Binghamton, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Binghamton Press (Paul Zabala).
1919-01-01Tommy Touhey12-3-1
Paterson, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Source Paterson News
1918-12-18Phinney Boyle42-17-13
Freeman's Hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USADPTS1212
1918-12-09Barney Adair10-5-0
Eagles' Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the North Adams Transcript
1918-12-02Barney Adair10-5-0
Trenton, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Record.
1918-11-25Al Wiltse4-1-0
Eagles' Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USAWKO1010
1918-11-16Benny Valger11-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS66
Valger was better (New York Times and Chicago Tribune); Johnson better (Chicago Defender).
1918-10-25Mel Coogan36-3-7
Rollo Rink, Newport, Rhode Island, USALPTS1212
1918-09-27Phil Bloom8-5-2
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS8
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-08-25Willie Jackson12-4-2
Pelham Bay, Bronx, New York, USANCND66
Precise date in August unknown at this time.
1918-08-20Paddy Lyons
Spring A.C., West Hoboken, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
1918-08-03Benny Valger11-2-0
Long Branch, New Jersey, USANCND88
Valger won the newspaper decision.
1918-05-18Young Lowrey4-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1918-02-01Mike Paluso
New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
1918-01-18Mike Paulson2-2-1
Commercial A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
(Boston Globe)
1917-11-10Mel Coogan30-3-6
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-11-02Vic Moran5-8-4
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USANCNC410
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
The referee ordered the men from the ring claiming that neither one was boxing up to his ability. New York Times
1917-10-26Jimmy Paul3-0-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Johnson was better (Chicago Tribune).
1917-10-22Bobby Lyons
Yorkville A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS10
1917-09-21Benny Leonard37-4-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALTKO110
time: 1:59 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
World Lightweight Title
1917-09-21Battling Jim Flowers7-0-2
WPTS66
Also reported as a draw in Gleaner record for Flowers. Date reported as Sep 21 but obviously an error, if indeed this bout took place
1917-09-03Walter Eddy1-1-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1917-08-11Bushy Graham2-1-1
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USANCND1010
1917-08-02Ray West4-2-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO2
1917-08-01Young Sheldon0-1-0
New York, New York, USAWKO3
1917-07-19Billy DeFoe6-1-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Source Chicago Defender
1917-06-25Tommy Touhey11-1-1
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USANCND1010
Source Paterson News scored it 7-1-2, Touhey; Chicago Defender for Johnson
1917-06-18Walter Mohr14-6-5
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1917-04-28Allie Nack3-1-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Results from the NY Sun. The NY Evening Telegram scored it a draw.
1917-04-27Stanley Yoakum39-14-24
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Age
1917-04-02Stanley Yoakum39-14-24
New York, New York, USAWNWS88
1917-03-16Chick Simler3-1-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1917-01-26Joe Welling14-3-3
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Welling "outfought and outboxed" Leo Johnson. (Washington Post)
1917-01-01Charley Smith8-2-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
The New York Age reported a win for Johnson, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle saw Smith in front.
1916-12-29Willie Jackson7-1-1
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Age
1916-12-22Young Joe Gans8-4-4
Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS1212
This was a 12-round fight according to the Chicago Tribune, not 15 as shown previously.
1916-12-14Mel Coogan19-2-4
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1916-11-30Harry Pierce16-2-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Pierce from NY Herald and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). Newspaper decision for Johnson from Philadelphia Record.
1916-11-24Johnny Drummie1-1-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and New York Age
1916-09-22Phil Bloom6-2-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Johnson from the New York Age. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle tabbed Bloom the winner.
1916-09-07Mel Coogan14-1-3
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1916-08-24Patsy Cline3-1-3
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Florrie Barnett
The NY Sun, Tribune and Evening World all scored it as a clear win for Cline. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle also scored for Cline. The NY Times and NY Herald scored it a draw. This was a promotion of the Empire A.C.
1916-08-11Vic Moran5-5-3
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Age and New York Times
1916-07-28Shamus O'Brien4-2-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)
1916-07-07Allie Nack3-0-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram and New York Age.
1916-06-26Eddie Dorsey5-2-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USANCND1010
1916-06-12Eddie Dorsey5-2-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1916-06-05Wee Wee Barton2-2-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO710
1916-05-22Young Hines
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Age
1916-05-01Wee Wee Barton2-2-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Source Chicago Defender
1916-04-17Darkey Griffin12-4-1
New York, New York, USANCND1010
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