Johnny Paychek

38 6 2
28 KOs 3 KOs
Box-pro
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 46
rounds 196
KOs 60.87%
career 1933-1941
debut 1933-12-29

ID# 012127
birth name John J. Pacek
sex male
nationality USA
stance orthodox
height 6′ 0½″   /   184cm
reach 75″   /   191cm
residence Chicago, Illinois, USA

Boxing Pro 53 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1941-01-20 Selman Martin 4 11 2
Civic Center, Hammond
L-SD
Paychek announced his retirement the day after this fight
1940-06-05 Altus Allen 9 2 1
Coliseum, Chicago
L-KO
1940-03-29 Joe Louis 41 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-TKO
0:41    ref: Arthur Donovan
World Heavyweight Title
Paychek was down for three nine-counts in the first round.
1940-01-18 Huey Long 6 12 2
Savannah
W-KO
1940-01-15 Jack LaCroix debut
Legion Coliseum, Sarasota
W-KO
LaCroix down 5 times in the bout.
1940-01-10 Pietro Georgi 55 37 10
American Legion Arena, Orlando
W-KO
0:48    ref: Tony Cancela
1939-11-24 Paul Hartnek 15 4 3
City Auditorium, Omaha
D-PTS
ref: My Sullivan 50-50
Win for Paycheck changed to draw by the NE commission because referee used wrong point scoring system
1939-10-12 Clarence Leo Miller debut
Coliseum, Sioux Falls
W-KO
Only pro fight on a Pro-Am card. Sioux Falls Argus Leader
1939-09-29 Arne Andersson 11 1 0
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-PTS
1939-08-08 Maurice Strickland 40 10 2
Western League Baseball Park, Des Moines
W-NWS
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
1939-07-24 Charley Belanger 110 58 24
Hill Baseball Park, Cedar Rapids
W-KO
1939-07-18 Unknown Winston 55 46 7
Municipal Stadium, Davenport
W-KO
0:48    
Winston was knocked out by "a single lashing right to the chin." (Associated Press)
1939-06-26 Maurice Strickland 37 10 2
Western League Baseball Park, Des Moines
L-NWS
Source for newspaper decision: Iowa City Press. Paychek down in 5th & 7th
1939-06-08 Willie Davies 13 18 2
Electric Park, Waterloo
W-KO
1939-05-22 Frank Rowsey 57 20 3
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-KO
2:45    ref: Alex Fidler
1939-05-08 Carl Vinciquerra 32 2 3
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-KO
1:05    ref: Alex Fidler
1939-03-20 Art Oliver 4 11 1
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-KO
0:47    ref: Alex Fidler
1939-03-09 Stan Savold 10 25 0
Memorial Coliseum, Cedar Rapids
W-KO
1939-02-27 Charley Massera 37 26 5
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1939-02-03 Art Oliver 4 10 1
Ak-sar-ben Coliseum, Omaha
W-PTS
1939-01-16 Al Ettore 62 15 4
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-TKO
0:22    
Ettore was knocked down in the fifth round.
1938-12-19 Johnny Nelson 17 10 5
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-TKO
(The New York Sun)
1938-12-12 Salvatore
Ruggirello
33 61 1
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-TKO
1938-11-21 Russ Wasser 35 16 3
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-TKO
2:48    ref: Alex Fidler
1938-10-24 Red Bruce 46 25 4
Shrine Auditorium, Des Moines
W-KO
2:02    ref: Nate Fidler

1938-10-17 Johnny Miler 16 11 4
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-TKO
1938-09-26 Ed Wills 5 12 1
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-KO
1:48    ref: Tony Ligouri
1938-09-12 Art Oliver 4 9 1
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Des Moines Register and A.P. wire
1938-08-01 Al Globe 16 11 5
Riverview Park, Des Moines
W-KO
1938-07-11 King Levinsky 74 32 8
Riverview Park, Des Moines
W-TKO
Often incorrectly recorded as occurring July 17.
1938-06-13 Charley Belanger 108 52 23
Riverview Park, Des Moines
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1938-05-30 Bernie Bowman 10 7 0
Riverview Park, Des Moines
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier (A.P. wire)
1938-05-25 Mike Klomp 5 3 1
Electric Park, Waterloo
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier
1938-05-11 Ray Mann 39 32 10
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-KO
1938-05-04 Red Mullie 1 0 0
Coliseum, Des Moines
W-KO
1938-04-25 Max Steele 2 7 0
Shrine Auditorium, Des Moines
W-KO
Starting with his bout - his first since retiring in September 1936 - Pacek fought as Johnny Paychek.
1936-09-01 Louis LePage 14 17 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington
W-UD
Paychek broke his hand in this fight and was forced to retire for two years. Result from Washington newspapers.
1936-06-30 Art Lasky 43 8 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
L-TKO
1:40    ref: Frankie Van
1936-03-17 Frank Rowsey 52 15 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
L-PTS
1936-02-11 Wally Hunt 24 16 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-TKO
1936-01-27 Bud Childers debut
Auditorium, Oakland
W-KO
1936-01-14 Don Conn 33 22 14
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-PTS
1935-11-06 Frank Montagna 22 13 1
Mecca Sports Arena, New York
W-PTS
1935-07-22 Adam Smith 2 1 1
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago
W-TKO
1935-02-15 Eddie Hogan 11 0 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
W-PTS
1935-02-08 Sunny Jim Williams 69 18 13
Cicero Stadium, Cicero
D-PTS
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). (New bout for both fighters.)
1934-11-16 Marvin Stanley debut
Cicero Stadium, Cicero
W-KO
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Paychek was billed as "Johnny Pacek."
1934-04-02 Adolph Wiater 11 1 1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago
L-PTS
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-03-05 Walter Madey 20 17 2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago
W-PTS
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Paychek's name was spelled as "Pacek."
1934-02-26 Ralph Johnson debut
Marigold Gardens, Chicago
W-PTS
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.
1934-02-09 Nelson Berard debut
Cicero Stadium, Cicero
W-TKO
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was stated to be Paychek's third professional fight. His name was spelled as "Pacek."
1934-01-29 Frank Ketter 7 6 2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago
W-PTS
1933-12-29 Frank Ketter 7 5 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
W-PTS
Paycheck fought under real name of John Pacek; pro debut for Paycheck