Johnny Saxton
Global ID9703
birthdate 1930-07-04
death date 2008-10-04 (78)
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach71″   /   180cm
country USA
residenceNewark, New Jersey, USA
birth placeNewark, New Jersey, USA
won 55 (KO 21) + lost 9 (KO 5) + drawn 2 = 66
rounds boxed 504 KO% 31.82

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1958-12-15Willie Greene14-0-0
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USALTKO310
time: 2:25 | referee: Sharkey Buonanno
1958-10-21Denny Moyer16-0-0
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Volk 50-60 | judge: Herman DeVault 48½-61½ | judge: Mike Smith 48½-61½
Saxton was down in the 10th round.
1958-10-07Barry Allison39-16-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
referee: Jack Dekkers 99-92 | judge: Ernie Wakefield 97-95 | judge: Maurice Chenaille 95-98
1957-09-06Joe Miceli53-28-7
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALTKO310
time: 3:00
Saxton down in the 1st and 3rd. Bout stopped between 3rd and 4th rounds when Saxton went to the wrong corner between rounds.
1957-02-22Carmen Basilio49-12-7
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALTKO215
referee: Tony LaBranch
World Welterweight Title
Saxton was knocked down by a left hook, but rose unsteady, causing referee to stop the bout

1956-09-12Carmen Basilio48-12-7
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALTKO915
time: 1:31 | referee: Al Berl 1-7 | judge: Frank Forbes 1-7 | judge: Harold Barnes 1-7
World Welterweight Title
1956 Fight of the Year - The Ring Magazine

1956-08-23Don Williams59-13-2
Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWMD1010
referee: Johnny Drew 97-95 | judge: Stephen Clark 99-91 | judge: Joe Fontana 96-96
1956-08-07Barry Allison29-10-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Bradley 98-93 | judge: Jim Shaughnessy 98-95 | judge: Joe Santarpia 97-94
1956-05-16Gil Turner50-11-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO1010
referee: Frank Sikora 87-85 | judge: Harold Marovitz 87-84 | judge: Frank Clark 86-88
Saxton opened a cut over the outer edge of Turner's right eye in the 1st round. The cut ultimately led to the fight's stoppage.
1956-03-14Carmen Basilio48-11-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1515
referee: Frank Gilmer 144-142 | judge: Ed Hintz 145-138 | judge: Jim McManus 147-140
World Welterweight Title
1955-11-09Ralph Tiger Jones37-14-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Fred Apostoli 56½-53½ | judge: Jack Downey 57-53 | judge: Eddie James 56-54
1955-10-25Jackie O'Brien65-16-8
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Cashman
O'Brien was knocked down in the 2nd and 5th rounds.
1955-09-15Joe Shaw17-9-4
Portland, Maine, USAWUD1010
1955-06-20Jimmy Fuller2-1-3
Maple Arena, Brockton, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
time: 1:00 | referee: Eddie Curley
1955-04-01Tony DeMarco45-5-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO1415
time: 2:20 | referee: Mel Manning 122-127 | judge: Jim Shaughnessy 121-128 | judge: Tom McNeeley Sr. 125-123
World Welterweight Title
Saxton was down once in the 14th.

1955-02-11Ronnie Delaney56-1-3
Akron, Ohio, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Atlas 92-100 | judge: Harry Minto 96-97 | judge: Sam Taormina 92-98
1954-12-02Ramon Fuentes31-3-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Frankie Van 58½-51½ | judge: Tommy Hart 56-54 | judge: Charley Randolph 56-54
1954-10-20Kid Gavilan98-14-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1515
referee: Pete Pantaleo 9-6 | judge: Jim Mina 7-6 | judge: Nate Lopinson 8-6
World Welterweight Title
According to Nat Fleischer in The Ring, January 1955, pages 8-9, the referee showed favorism, frequently warning Gavilan against holding, whereas Saxton was mainly to blame. It was an extremely dull fight, with scarcely any action for the first eight rounds.

1954-08-04Johnny Lombardo31-11-1
Silver Bowl, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Johnny Kelly 5-4 | judge: Mike Lane 3-5 | judge: Bill Roger 4-4
1954-02-24Johnny Bratton60-21-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney 9-1 | judge: Zach Clayton 9-1 | judge: Pete Tomasco 9-1
1954-02-01Mickey Laurent29-12-5
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 1:58 | referee: Ray Miller
1953-12-30Del Flanagan65-8-2
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALSD1010
referee: Johnny De Otis 93-98 | judge: Johnny Stanton 94-92 | judge: Billy McCabe 95-97
Attendance: 1,975. Gate: $11,756
1953-12-03Herman McCray15-14-1
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWKO310
1953-09-29Joey Giardello49-10-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney 5-4 | judge: Herb Goldman 3-1 | judge: Billy Yancey 5-3
1953-09-15Charley Williams66-35-4
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
time: 1:40
Williams was down three times
1953-06-15Gil Turner36-3-0
Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 5-4 | judge: Jim Mina 3-4 | judge: Dave Beloff 4-5
1953-05-27Joe Miceli38-13-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Weber 54-46 | judge: Joe Lenahan 55-45 | judge: Bill Appleton 51-49
1953-03-31Charley Williams66-32-4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Abe Simon 9-1 | judge: Mike Parisi 7-3 | judge: Bobby Dawson 7-2
1953-03-10Wallace Bud Smith19-9-3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 4-3 | judge: Morris Feingold 4-4 | judge: Gus Jacobson 3-5
Saxton was down in the 2nd and 6th rounds
1953-02-24Charley Williams66-31-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
Williams was knocked down in the 3rd.
1953-02-10Freddie Dawson88-13-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Daggert
1952-12-29Danny Womber41-13-10
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Ted Jamieson 6-3 | judge: Ray Jackson 7-3 | judge: Bill Lachenmaier 8-3
1952-12-12Raul Perez31-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO110
time: 2:17 | referee: Petey Scalzo
1952-10-28Mario Trigo60-36-9
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWRTD310
referee: Dauber Jaeger | judge: Les Decamera | judge: Richard Lewis
Trigo was down in the second round, and again at the bell in the third. He was unable to recover during the minute's rest between rounds.
1952-10-03Ralph Tiger Jones22-4-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 6-4 | judge: Jack Gordon 4-5 | judge: Joe Agnello 6-5
1952-07-30Virgil Akins23-8-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Bill Doty 54-46 | judge: Jim McManus 56-43 | judge: Franklin Chiles 53-47
Saxton suffered his first career knockdown in the 1st.
1952-07-17Bobby Lee30-21-7
Veterans Hospital, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Daggert 6-4 | judge: Pete Tomasco 6-3 | judge: Paul Laskey 6-3
1952-06-04Luther Rawlings31-8-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Behr 53-47 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 54-46 | judge: Arthur Oberg 55-45
1952-04-30Bobby Lee30-20-7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO710
1952-04-17Charlie Thompson11-12-0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1952-03-14Lester Felton48-7-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWDQ610
time: 1:31 | referee: Harry Kessler
1952-01-25Livio Minelli55-11-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
referee: Ruby Goldstein
Referee Ruby Goldstein stopped the bout, claiming the bout was an "uneven match." Goldstein did not disqualify Minelli, as previously shown here (see The Ring, April 1952, page 14.
1951-11-19Charley Salas108-33-11
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Pantaleo 9-1 | judge: Dave Howard 8-2 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 8-2
1951-11-05Marshall Clayton11-2-1
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO710
1951-10-04Honeychile Johnson37-16-6
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
referee: Charley Daggert | judge: Dave Beloff | judge: Harry Zaslow
1951-08-20Tommy Ciarlo36-34-7
Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO510
1951-08-06Joey Carkido59-27-7
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWRTD510
referee: Pete Tomasco
Carkido could not answer the bell for round six.
1951-07-30Gaby Ferland75-19-9
Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
1951-07-02Lloyd Tate28-2-1
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
Saxton's first bout in 10 months, after a return from military service.
1950-09-22Tony Pellone45-16-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 6-3 | judge: Harold Barnes 6-3 | judge: Nick Gamboli 5-4
1950-08-28Sonny Bunn17-7-2
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
1950-06-26Mike Koballa28-9-2
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1950-06-05Loisel Isadore3-5-3
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1950-05-17Bert Linam43-7-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO110
time: 0:36 | referee: Petey Scalzo
Linam had been down twice.
1950-04-21Joe Miceli26-6-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Mark Conn 10-8 | judge: Charley Shortell 12-9 | judge: Bill Recht 3-5
Both Conn and Shortell had the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Saxton in the supplemental scoring.
1950-03-22John Bowman
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO38
time: 1:52
1950-03-15Aldo Minelli58-31-17
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Jim Freeman 8-0
1950-02-10Charley Salas69-22-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Jim Freeman 6-2 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-2 | judge: Harold Barnes 6-2
1950-01-13Mario Moreno41-25-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO28
time: 1:56
1949-12-21Adrien Mourguiart2-7-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO48
time: 0:21 | referee: Harry Ebbets
1949-12-05Bucky Slocum11-3-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS44
1949-10-24Horace Bailey13-17-1
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWPTS66
1949-09-06George Hunter2-15-2
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
1949-08-17Dave Andrews58-29-2
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWUD88
1949-07-20George Dixon4-20-2
Jerome Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO16
1949-05-09Jimmy Swann8-8-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36


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