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Johnny Greco
Global ID11084
sexmale
birthdate 1923-10-01
death date 1954-12-12 (31)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
reach66″   /   168cm
country Canada
residenceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
birth placeMontreal, Quebec, Canada
won 78 (KO 43) + lost 18 (KO 4) + drawn 5 = 102
rounds boxed 671 KO% 42.16
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1954-11-01Tony Percy16-10-5
Mont St. Louis Col. Auditorium, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLUD1010
judge: Leon Geoffrion 3-5 | judge: James Regan 4-5 | judge: Billy Zed 3-5
1954-09-02Emerson Butcher28-21-10
Stadium, Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWPTS1010
1954-07-19Billy Lauderdale47-10-16
Mont St. Louis Col. Auditorium, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWMD1010
judge: Leon Geoffrion 7-3 | judge: Billy Zed 4-2 | judge: Desse Green 4-4
1954-06-28Billy Lauderdale46-10-16
Mont St. Louis Col. Auditorium, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLSD1010
judge: Rene Ouimet 4-5 | judge: Leon Germain 4-5 | judge: James Regan 5-4
1952-08-26Armand Savoie38-7-5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1212
Canada welterweight title
1952-07-07Armand Savoie37-7-5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLSD1212
judge: Rene Ouimet 5-6 | judge: Johnny Gow 5-6 | judge: James Regan 6-5
Canada welterweight title
1952-06-16Luis Ortiz13-25-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1951-12-17Alfredo La Grutta6-7-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO310
time: 0:57 | referee: Tommy Rawson
1951-12-05Nick Mistovich28-11-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO310
time: 1:49 | referee: Joe Sedley
1951-10-31Don Williams55-8-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1010
referee: Eddie Leonard 4-5 | judge: Bill Ellis 5-3 | judge: Benny Goldstein 5-5
1951-10-22Jimmy Milligan22-31-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO310
time: 2:15
1951-05-21Rocky Graziano60-8-6
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLKO310
time: 1:56 | referee: Tommy Sullivan
1951-03-12Gaby Ferland74-18-9
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO912
time: 2:54 | referee: Tommy Sullivan
Canada welterweight title
1951-02-19Eddie Giosa65-25-8
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
judge: Rene Ouimet 6-3 | judge: Billy Zed 5-2 | judge: Leon Germain 4-3
1950-08-16Kid Gavilan63-11-2
Delormier Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLKO610
time: 2:21
1950-05-01Eddie Giosa62-22-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
Hard fought battle; decision disputed.
1950-02-27Bob Montgomery75-16-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Tommy Sullivan | judge: Johnny Gow 6-3 | judge: Rene Ouimet 6-3 | judge: Leon Geoffrion 6-3
1950-01-30Fitzie Pruden40-7-0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO812
time: 1:43 | referee: Leo Fisher
Canada welterweight title
1949-12-12Herbie Kronowitz55-19-5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
judge: Johnny Gow 8-0 | judge: Rene Ouimet 6-2 | judge: Leon Geoffrion 5-2
1949-08-03Laurent Dauthuille29-7-3
Delormier Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLKO510
time: 2:57
1949-03-28Beau Jack77-13-4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
judge: Rene Ouimet 6-3 | judge: Johnny Gow 6-3 | judge: Leon Geoffrion 5-2
Beau Jack was floored in the seventh and ninth rounds.
1949-03-01Pete Zaduk12-7-4
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO610
1948-10-27Gaby Ferland65-9-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO610
referee: Tommy Sullivan
1948-09-30Gus Mell42-12-4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO510
time: 1:54
1948-09-02Larry Cisneros68-15-4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaNCNC410
referee: Maurice O'Connell
The referee ruled it no contest "as neither were trying" after Cisneros went down from a body blow.
1948-08-05Eric Boon94-14-5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO310
1948-05-18Harry Hurst46-10-6
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1212
Canada welterweight title
1948-04-09Beau Jack71-12-4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLMD1010
The official scorecards were 5-4-1, 5-3-2, and 4-4-2.
1948-03-05Danny Williams39-9-5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
referee: Johnny Weber 51-47 | judge: Lou Handler 51-49 | judge: Peter Miller 49-51
Williams was knocked down in the 1st round.
1948-02-02Henry Jordan43-54-12
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO810
1947-12-15Ralph Zannelli77-32-7
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
Zennelli won decisively.
1947-11-03Harry Hurst46-9-6
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1212
referee: Mickey McGowan | judge: James Gill | judge: Rene Ouimet | judge: Johnny Gow
Canada welterweight title
1947-10-06Tommy Ciarlo29-16-5
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWTKO310
time: 0:45 | referee: Louis Kaplan
Ciarlo was knocked down five times and the referee stopped it after the last knockdown.
1947-09-16Cosby Linson43-9-8
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
judge: Leon Germain 6-2 | judge: Johnny Gow 6-2 | judge: Tony Bergeron 5-0
1947-08-27Joey Peralta49-57-14
Crystal Arena, Norwalk, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1947-08-08Cosby Linson42-9-8
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
referee: Ashton Donza
1947-05-16Danny Webb29-8-0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO212
time: 0:19
Canada welterweight title
1947-04-14Cleo Shans75-46-20
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO610
time: 2:14
1947-03-24George Martin51-20-10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO610
1947-02-17Freddie Archer87-13-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
1947-01-20Freddie Archer87-12-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
1946-11-01Tony Pellone25-8-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 7-3 | judge: Joe Agnello 4-6 | judge: George LeCron 4-6
1946-08-28Dave Castilloux94-15-4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWMD1010
referee: Al Decarie | judge: Leon Germain 46-40 | judge: James Gill 46-44 | judge: Rene Ouimet 44-44
Canada welterweight title
Attendance: 14,750 (a Dominion record) with several thousand unable to get in; Gate: $49,649
Castilloux's five-year reign as the Canadian Welterweight Champion ended; his Lightweight Title was not at stake, however.
"Special Invited Guests" included former boxers Maxie Berger, George Chabot, Art Giroux, Leo (Kid) Roy, and ex-World Bantamweight Champion Pete Sanstol.

1946-07-24Patsy Giordano20-17-4
Crystal Arena, Norwalk, Connecticut, USAWTKO210
1946-07-02Joe DiMartino21-8-2
Crystal Arena, Norwalk, Connecticut, USAWKO710
1946-05-31Beau Jack63-9-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 2-8 | judge: George LeCron 2-8 | judge: Frank Forbes 3-7
1946-02-08Beau Jack63-9-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 5-5 | judge: Marty Monroe 5-4
1945-12-18Oscar Suggs50-63-8
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO510
Suggs was knocked down twice in the 5th round.
1945-11-09Tony Janiro41-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Ruby Goldstein 7-1 | judge: Joe Agnello 6-2 | judge: George LeCron 6-2
1945-08-17Tony Janiro39-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD88
referee: Eddie Joseph 3-5 | judge: Marty Monroe 2-6 | judge: Jack Gordon 2-6
1945-07-20Tony Janiro39-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Benny Leonard
Scoring: Referee Benny Leonard 4-4 but favored Greco on points; Judge Jim Hogan 4-4 and favored Greco; Judge Bill Healy 5-3 for Greco.
1945-06-26Patsy Giordano14-7-4
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO510
1945-06-18Benny Singleton15-5-1
Municipal Stadium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1945-05-07Lou Miller17-25-7
Municipal Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia, USAWKO210
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 1945 Paper: Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) Section: A Page: 7
1945-04-27Chuck Taylor16-2-2
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWTKO510
1945-02-02Bobby Ruffin57-17-12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Johnny Burns 3-6 | judge: John Potter 4-6 | judge: George LeCron 3-6
1944-12-15Bobby Ruffin57-17-11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Billy Cavanaugh 4-6 | judge: Marty Monroe 5-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 4-4
1944-11-17Bobby Ruffin57-16-11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam 6-4 | judge: Bill Healy 6-4 | judge: Sam Cohen 6-3
1944-10-26Oscar Suggs50-54-8
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO610
referee: Dick Young
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Jack Kincaid).
1944-10-12Oscar Suggs50-53-8
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
1944-09-12Bobby Gunther23-6-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO310
time: 0:52 | referee: Tony Canzoneri
1944-08-28Phil Enzenga22-34-6
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO310
time: 1:46 | referee: Nate Penny
1944-08-15Ernest 'Cat' Robinson34-46-4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO410
time: 0:54 | referee: Al Decarie
1944-07-17Joe Matone4-5-0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1943-05-08Terry Young49-13-4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Benny Leonard
Former Lightweight World Champion Benny Leonard, Referee, is a Lieutenant in the U. S. Maritime Service at this time.
1943-03-26Cleo Shans42-23-17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam | judge: Marty Monroe | judge: Sam Austin
1943-02-26Cleo Shans42-22-17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 6-3 | judge: Marty Monroe 6-4 | judge: Joe Agnello 9-1
1943-01-08Bill Speary29-13-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO18
time: 2:28
1942-12-28Gene Johnson12-20-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
Greco enlisted in the Canadian army.
1942-12-11Harold Green24-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO16
time: 1:34
Green was floored three times.
1942-10-26Alex Doyle24-24-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO28
1942-09-01Willie Roache14-28-3
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1942-08-20Oliver White37-22-8
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWRTD48
1942-08-04Jimmy Shans9-4-1
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO610
1942-07-30George Harper14-20-3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO18
time: 2:50
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