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Johnny Wilson (boxer)

For other uses, see Johnny Wilson (disambiguation).
Johnny Wilson
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Statistics
Real name Giovanni Francesco Panica
Rated at Middleweight
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Nationality American
Born (1893-03-23)March 23, 1893
New York, New York
Died December 8, 1985(1985-12-08) (aged 92)
Boston, Massachusetts
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 101
Wins 63
Wins by KO 29
Losses 29
Draws 8
No contests 1

Johnny Wilson was born Giovanni Panica on March 23, 1893 in Harlem, New York City.[1] He was a professional boxer who fought from 1911 until 1926. The highlight of Wilson's career came when he captured the world middleweight championship by defeating Mike O'Dowd by decision over 12 rounds on May 6, 1920. Wilson held the crown until he was outpointed over 15 rounds by the all-time great Harry Greb.

After retiring from the ring, Wilson was involved in the ownership/management of several successful nightclubs in New York and Boston. Wilson died on December 8, 1985.

Cameo

In 1970 Wilson had a short appearing in Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point movie (at 00:42' in Italian edition), when he was 77.

Notable bouts

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[2]
Loss 23x15px Maxie Rosenbloom UD 10 1926-10-04 23x15px Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Loss 23x15px Maxie Rosenbloom PTS 12 1926-08-27 23x15px Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York
Loss 23x15px Harry Greb PTS 10 1925-04-17 23x15px Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts
Loss 23x15px Tiger Flowers TKO 3 (10) 1924-12-09 23x15px Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Loss 23x15px Tommy Loughran PTS 10 1924-02-12 23x15px Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts
Loss 23x15px Harry Greb UD 15 1924-01-18 23x15px Madison Square Garden, New York, New York For World Middleweight Title.
Loss 23x15px Harry Greb UD 15 1923-08-31 23x15px Polo Grounds, New York, New York Lost World Middleweight Title.
Win 23x15px Mike O'Dowd SD 15 1921-03-17 23x15px Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Retained World Middleweight Title.
Win 23x15px Mike O'Dowd PTS 12 1920-05-06 23x15px Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts Won World Middleweight Title.
Win 23x15px Billy Murray TKO 2 (12) 1920-03-08 23x15px Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts
Win 23x15px Leo Houck PTS 12 1918-04-15 23x15px Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts
Loss 23x15px Leo Houck PTS 12 1918-03-11 23x15px Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts

References

  1. ^ Marcus, Norman. "Johnny Wilson: Middleweight Champ 1920-1923". boxing.com. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Johnny Wilson's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

External links

Achievements
Preceded by
Mike O'Dowd
World Middleweight Champion
May 6, 1920 – August 31, 1923
Succeeded by
Harry Greb


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