Harold Johnson
Global ID6138
birthdate 1928-08-09
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach74″   /   188cm
country USA
residenceManayunk, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placePennsylvania, USA
won 76 (KO 32) + lost 11 (KO 5) + drawn 0 = 87
rounds boxed 669 KO% 36.78

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1971-03-30Herschel Jacobs24-17-2
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USALTKO310
time: 0:24 | referee: Johnny LoBianco
Stopped on cuts
1968-06-11Johnny Alford23-15-3
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
Alford was knocked down in the first round.
1968-02-03Lothar Stengel13-0-0
Festhalle, Frankfurt, Hessen, GermanyWPTS1010
Stengel down in the 2nd and 5th rounds.
1967-08-07Eddie Jones7-5-0
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWPTS1010
1967-05-01Herschel Jacobs22-13-2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
referee: Herman Dutreix 7-1 | judge: Ernie Cojoe 7-3 | judge: Lucien Joubert 6-3
1966-12-06Pekka Kokkonen36-14-4
Stadthalle, Vienna, AustriaWPTS1010
1966-01-07Johnny Persol13-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Petey Della 4-5 | judge: Joe Eppy 4-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 3-6
1964-04-20Hank Casey30-5-6
Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USAWKO810
time: 1:19 | referee: Dick Young
Casey was knocked down once in the 2nd, and twice in the 8th round.
1963-12-06Henry Hank56-18-3
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Tomasco 49-42 | judge: Dave Beloff 50-41 | judge: Jim Weston 48-44
1963-06-01Willie Pastrano57-11-8
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALSD1515
referee: Jimmy Olivas 68-69 | judge: John Romero 69-68 | judge: Harold Krause 67-69
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1963-03-19Tommy Merrill24-18-2
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
1962-06-23Gustav Scholz85-1-6
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin, GermanyWUD1515
referee: Ike Powell 73-70 | judge: Philippe DeBakker 72-64 | judge: Georges Gondre 72-70
World Light Heavyweight Title
1962-05-12Doug Jones19-1-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1515
referee: Dave Beloff 74-61 | judge: Zach Clayton 73-64 | judge: Nick Spano 71-63
Vacant World Light Heavyweight Title
1961-08-29Eddie Cotton39-11-1
Sicks' Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USAWSD1515
referee: Jimmy Rondeau 147-145 | judge: Norman Kunde 147-145 | judge: Sam Heller 144-148
National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
1961-07-01Eddie Machen37-3-1
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Paul Cavalier 5-4
1961-04-24Von Clay13-3-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO215
time: 2:28 | referee: Dave Beloff
National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
Clay was knocked down once in the 1st, and three times in the 2nd; which triggered the three knockdown rule.
1961-02-07Jesse Bowdry29-5-0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO915
time: 0:45 | referee: Cy Gottfried 80-71 | judge: Carl Gardner 80-71 | judge: Gus Jacobson 79-71
vacant National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
Bowdry was down four times in the bout.
1960-05-04Clarence Floyd10-8-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Tomasco 50-41 | judge: Lou Tress 50-41 | judge: Nate Lopinson 49-41
1959-11-11Sonny Ray19-8-6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO1010
time: 1:18 | referee: Joey White 42-39 | judge: Frank Clark 44-37 | judge: Howard Walsh 43-38
Ray was knocked down once in the 4th and 10th rounds.
1959-08-04Johnny York8-11-1
Wahconah Park, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
time: 1:38 | referee: Joe Cashman
York was knocked down for a four count in the 6th round.
1958-12-15Rudy Watkins14-13-1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO610
time: 1:42
1958-12-03Howard King35-15-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore 48-43 | judge: Frank Clark 49-43 | judge: Jim McManus 49-44
1958-04-15Ollie Wilson10-12-0
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO210
Although in his best physical condition, Wilson appeared scared stiff. Johnson decked Wilson, once in the first round and three times in the second, forcing the referee to to stop the one-sided affair.
1958-01-17Bert Whitehurst24-11-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Palmer 6-3 | judge: Dick Albino 7-2 | judge: Harold McGrath 7-1
1957-12-17Sid Peaks44-18-0
Toledo, Ohio, USAWKO510
1957-09-10Wayne Bethea16-6-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1957-05-31Clarence Hinnant40-10-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO110
time: 1:24 | referee: Arthur Mercante
Hinnant was knocked down with a right hand. He rose at the count of nine, but collapsed and fell to the canvas.
1957-03-12Bob Satterfield46-22-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 96-93 | judge: Eddie Thal 97-91 | judge: Fred Aaronson 98-93
Satterfield was knocked down in the 4th round.
1956-12-08Bert Whitehurst22-9-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWPTS1010
1955-05-06Julio Mederos17-8-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO210
referee: Dave Beloff
Johnson collapses out of nowhere, and is promptly suspended by the Pennsylvania commission who suspects that he took a dive.
1955-02-11Paul Andrews29-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO610
time: 1:46 | referee: Al Berl
1954-12-22Marty Marshall20-5-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
96-82 | 95-82 | 98-82
Marshall down for a 9-count in the 8th
1954-12-07Julio Mederos15-5-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
Scoring: 98-92, 99-92, 98-95
1954-10-08Oakland Billy Smith56-22-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO210
time: 1:22
1954-08-11Archie Moore145-19-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO1415
time: 0:56 | referee: Ruby Goldstein 6-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 8-5 | judge: Bert Grant 8-9
World Light Heavyweight Title
Moore was down in the 10th, Johnson was down in the 14th. Grant's card was 6-6 in round at the time of the stoppage, but 9-8 in supplemental scoring.

1954-03-17Paul Andrews23-2-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWMD1010
referee: Frank Gilmer 94-90 | judge: John Bray 95-88 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 93-93
Johnson was knocked down in the first round.
1954-02-15Charley Doc Williams48-17-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO810
1954-01-29Jimmy Slade26-9-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Al Berl 5-4 | judge: Joe Eppy 7-3 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-5
1953-11-19Chubby Wright30-35-4
Sports Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
Scoring: 9-1, 7-2-1, 6-4
1953-11-07Henry Hall53-17-5
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Barney Ross 6-2 | judge: Ray Jackson 8-1 | judge: Bill Lachenmaier 8-1
1953-09-08Ezzard Charles81-9-1
Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan 6-3 | judge: Joe Capristo 4-5 | judge: Lou Tress 7-3
1953-05-11Toxie Hall8-6-2
Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USAWUD1010
1953-03-21Billy Gilliam28-14-2
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1953-01-16Jimmy Slade23-5-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 5-4 | judge: Jack Gordon 10-0 | judge: Young Otto 7-3
Slade was down in the 3rd
1952-11-24Nino Valdes21-4-3
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Abe Simon 8-1 | 10-0 | 10-1
1952-10-06Bob Satterfield28-13-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
time: 1:58
A right uppercut to the chin knocked Satterfield out cold.
1952-09-16Leonard Morrow23-6-1
Toledo, Ohio, USAWKO310
time: 1:55 | referee: Tony Ousky
1952-08-06Bob Satterfield27-13-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
referee: Tommy Gilmore 49-51 | judge: John Bray 52-48 | judge: Ed Hintz 46-54
Johnson was down in the 5th round.
1952-03-17Clarence Henry31-2-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
1952-01-29Archie Moore127-19-8
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USALUD1010
Scoring: 53-46, 53-46, 56-44
1951-12-10Archie Moore127-18-8
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Ted Jamieson 5-4 | judge: Julius Goldman 5-4 | judge: Bill Lachenmaier 6-4
1951-09-24Archie Moore125-18-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Zach Clayton | judge: Lou Tress | judge: Frank Knaresborough
The official scoring on rounds was 5-4-1, 6-3-1, and 6-3-1. Johnson's two best rounds were the second and fifth, in both of which he hurt Moore, but he failed to follow up on his advantage either time. Moore slowed Johnson down with a rally in the last minute of the sixth round and won the 7th, 8th, and 9th rounds handily. Johnson slipped to the floor after a beating in the 9th, but the referee ruled it a slip.
1951-07-23Chubby Wright27-31-3
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1951-06-18Elkins Brothers28-6-1
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO1010
time: 1:53
1951-02-09Chuck Hunter42-17-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1951-01-22Dusty Wilkerson22-13-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
time: 2:04
Wilkerson down in the first round.
1950-12-18Harry Daniels4-28-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
1950-02-08Jersey Joe Walcott45-14-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO310
time: 1:03
Johnson collapsed without being hit. Dr. I. Joseph Levey, the commission doctor, later revealed that Johnson had suffered an injury to an intervertebral disc in his back.
1949-12-07Bert Lytell66-18-7
Dayton, Ohio, USAWSD1010
1949-10-26Jimmy Bivins72-16-1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 5-4 | judge: Harry Lasky 6-4 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 6-4
1949-07-25Henry Hall46-14-4
Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Julius Fidler 7-2 | 10-0 | 9-0
1949-06-16Henry Hall46-12-4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
"Johnson's trigger-sharp left, varied punching, coupled with speed, stamina, and strength, brought home the bacon." (The Ring, September 1949, page 63)
1949-04-26Archie Moore102-17-7
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
The official round-by-round scorecards read 7-3, 7-3, and 8-2. Johnson was down for "8," and then for "3" at the bell, in round seven.
1949-02-23Arturo Godoy83-19-9
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1948-12-14Willie Brown7-18-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO710
1948-11-09Jim Holden20-15-5
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1948-09-28Agostinho Guedes30-11-3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
time: 2:16
1948-05-13Vernon Williams5-0-1
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1948-03-29Kenny Harris14-3-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1948-03-01Kenny Harris14-2-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
1947-12-11Kid Wolfe5-17-3
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1947-11-24Herbie Katz64-23-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
1947-11-06Jimmy Moore24-20-5
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO58
1947-10-06Eddie Beazley2-0-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO18
referee: Pete Pantaleo
Beazley down three times in the round before fight was stopped.
1947-08-04Al Pinel48-63-7
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
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