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Johnny Paychek
Global ID12127
sexmale
birthdate 1914-06-11
death date 1988-12-03 (74)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth nameJohn J. Pacek
won 38 (KO 28) + lost 6 (KO 3) + drawn 2 = 46
rounds boxed 196
Newspaper Decisions won 6 : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 66
Total Bouts 53 KO% 52.83
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1941-01-20Selman Martin4-11-2
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USALSD1010
Paychek announced his retirement the day after this fight
1940-06-05Altus Allen9-2-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO1010
1940-03-29Joe Louis41-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO215
time: 0:41 | referee: Arthur Donovan
World Heavyweight Title
Paychek was down for three nine-counts in the first round.

1940-01-18Huey Long6-11-2
Savannah, Georgia, USAWKO3
1940-01-15Jack LaCroix
Legion Coliseum, Sarasota, Florida, USAWKO210
1940-01-10Pietro Georgi53-37-9
Orlando, Florida, USAWKO4
1939-11-24Paul Hartnek14-4-3
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USADPTS1010
referee: My Sullivan 50-50
Win for Paycheck changed to draw by the NE commission because referee used wrong point scoring system
1939-10-12Clarence Leo Miller
Coliseum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USAWKO210
referee: Benny Leonard
Only pro fight on a Pro-Am card. Sioux Falls Argus Leader
1939-09-29Arne Andersson11-1-0
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
1939-08-08Maurice Strickland39-10-2
Western League Baseball Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Paychek won the fight by 7 rounds to 3 on the Associated Press scorecard, and by 6 rounds to 3, with 1 even, on the scorecard of the Iowa City Press
1939-07-24Charlie Belanger108-54-24
Hill Baseball Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USAWKO410
referee: Alex Fidler
1939-07-18Unknown Winston55-44-6
Davenport, Iowa, USAWKO110
time: 0:48
Winston was knocked out by "a single lashing right to the chin." (Associated Press)
1939-06-26Maurice Strickland37-10-2
Western League Baseball Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USALNWS1010
Source for newspaper decision: Iowa City Press. Paychek down in 5th & 7th
1939-06-08Willie Davies13-18-2
Electric Park, Waterloo, Iowa, USAWKO310
1939-05-22Frank Rowsey51-20-3
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO510
1939-05-08Carl Vinciquerra32-2-3
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO68
time: 1:05
1939-03-20Art Oliver4-10-0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO410
time: 0:47 | referee: Alex Fidler
1939-03-09Stan Savold9-22-0
Memorial Coliseum, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USAWKO410
1939-02-27Charley Massera37-26-5
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1939-02-03Art Oliver4-9-0
Ak-sar-ben Coliseum, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWPTS1010
1939-01-16Al Ettore62-15-4
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWTKO610
1938-12-19Johnny Nelson14-10-5
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWTKO210
1938-12-12Salvatore Ruggirello33-59-0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWTKO210
1938-11-21Russ Wasser34-15-2
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO510
1938-10-24Red Bruce44-24-4
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO410
time: 2:02
1938-10-17Johnny Miler12-11-3
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWTKO38
referee: Alex Fidler
1938-09-26Ed Wills5-12-0
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO2
1938-09-12Art Oliver4-9-0
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier (A.P. wire)
1938-08-01Al Globe10-8-4
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO58
1938-07-11King Levinsky74-31-7
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWTKO38
Often incorrectly recorded as occurring July 17.
1938-06-13Charlie Belanger106-49-23
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1938-05-30Bernie Bowman9-7-0
Riverview Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier (A.P. wire)
1938-05-25Mike Klomp3-0-0
Electric Park, Waterloo, Iowa, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1938-05-11Ray Mann12-12-3
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO38
referee: Jack Dempsey
1938-05-04Red Mullie1-0-0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO1
1938-04-25Max Steele0-5-0
Shrine Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO2
Starting with his bout - his first since retiring in September 1936 - Pacek fought as Johnny Paychek.
1936-09-01Louis LePage5-14-1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD66
Paychek broke his hand in this fight and was forced to retire for two years. Result from Washington newspapers.
1936-06-30Art Lasky39-6-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO510
time: 1:40 | referee: Frankie Van
1936-03-17Frank Rowsey46-15-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS88
Paycheck was knocked down in the 4th round, for a four-count.
1936-02-11Wally Hunt18-15-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO36
referee: Frank Holborow
1936-01-27Bud Childers
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO16
time: 0:55
1936-01-14Don Conn15-15-9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS44
1935-11-06Frank Montagna21-12-1
Mecca Sports Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1935-07-22Adam Smith2-1-0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO24
1935-02-15Eddie Hogan11-0-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1935-02-08Sunny Jim Williams64-18-13
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USADPTS44
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). (New bout for both fighters.)
1934-11-16Marvin Stanley
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USAWKO14
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Paychek was billed as "Johnny Pacek."
1934-04-02Adolph Wiater11-1-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-03-05Walter Madey20-17-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Paychek's name was spelled as "Pacek."
1934-02-26Ralph Johnson
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Paychek's name was spelled "Pacek." This fight was shown as occurring at the Midway Arena, but that is probably a reporting error, as Paychek's early fights were at the Marigold Gardens.
1934-02-09Nelson Berard
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USAWTKO24
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was stated to be Paychek's third professional fight. His name was spelled as "Pacek."
1934-01-29Frank Ketter7-6-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
1933-12-29Frank Ketter7-5-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
Paycheck fought under real name of John Pacek; pro debut for Paycheck

 
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