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Johnny Jadick
(John J. Jadick)

BORN   June 16 1908; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DIED April 3 1970; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT.. 5-8 1/2
WEIGHT 127-146 lbs
MANAGER.. Tommy White


Jadick was a talented "Philadelphia boxer" who tangled with the very best men in an era of terrific fighters; During his career, he won the Junior Welterweight Championship of the World

Johnny defeated such men as Tony Canzoneri, Fritzie Zivic, Dick "Honey Boy" Finnegan, Bruce Flowers, Charley Bedami, Lew Massey, Tony Falco, Pete Nebo, Luis Vicentini, Tommy Grogan, King Tut, Al Foreman, Tony Herrera, Tim O'Dowd, Jackie Snyder, Nick Quagarelli and Wilbur Cohen

Jadick was a tough Philadelphia lightweight/Jr. welterweight who was basically a life-long journeyman. He first gained a measure of prominence in 1929 by knocking out the very tough perennial contender with the fascinating name of King Tut in 7. This was a bit of an aberration when you consider that in over 130 career bouts Jadick only had 9 kayos! He followed up his victory over Tut by again defeating him by 10 round decision in 1930. He closed 1930 by losing to former featherweight champion & then current Jr. Lightweight champion Benny Bass (L-10).

Two years later, two months after being kayoed in six by Tony Herrera, he was somehow given a Jr. Welter title shot against the great Tony Canzoneri. Astonishingly, he won the title (W-10) & followed it up with another ten round decision in July of '32. Both bouts were held in Jadick's home town of Philadelphia. I don't know for sure, but I have to suspect that those two bouts involved Philly's well earned rep for home town decisions ... It's hard to believe that this guy could honestly beat an all-time great in his prime like Canzoneri. (Canzoneri did beat Jadick in 1936.) Jadick closed out the year with a defense against Lew Raymond, which resulted in one of his rare kayoes (KO-5).

Three months later, on Feb. 20, 1933, he lost his crown to Battling Shaw (L-10). Even though Jadick fought on for four more years his career devolved into being a mere stepping stone for other fighters -- losing more often than not. His last moment in the fistic sun was a 10 round decision over the young future welterweight champion, Fritzie Zivic in 1935. Zivic avenged the loss with a brutal sixth round kayo in 1937. After losing all seven of his fights that year Jadick retired.

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1923
Aug 24 Harry Henderson            Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  2
Nov  2 Frank Baker                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4

1924
Nov 11 Mickey Birket              Philipsburg, Pa                    WF  2
Dec 25 Tommy Maher                Philadelphia, Pa                    W  6

1925
Feb 20 Davey Frey                 Philadelphia, Pa                    W  6
Mar  2 Steve Nitchie              Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Mar 15 Jack Hindle                Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Apr 24 Billy Pimpus               Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Jun  1 Harry "Kid" Decker         Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Jul 30 Battling Mack              Atlantic City, NJ                  ND 10
Aug  3 Harry "Kid" Decker         Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Sep 11 Harry "Kid" Decker         Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Oct 23 Pinky Kaufman              Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Nov 26 Tommy Murray               Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10

1926
Feb  5 "Young" Freddie Welsh      Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Feb 15 Lou Skymer                 Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Mar 19 Jimmy Burns                Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Apr  9 Harry Scott                Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Apr 12 "Young" Joe Souza          Philadelphia, Pa                    W  6
Apr 23 Pedro Aguinaldo            Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  3
Jun 10 "Young" Freddie Welsh      Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Jul  2 Harry Scott                Atlantic City, NJ                  ND  8
Sep 10 Len Brenner                Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  7
Oct  1 George Amblard             Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Oct 18 Nick Quagarelli            Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Nov  5 Ralph Repman               Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  3
Dec  3 George Siddons             Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Dec 25 Wilbur Cohen               Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10

1927
Jan 21 George Siddons             Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Feb  1 Joey Hatfield              Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Mar  4 Eddie Ochs                 Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  1
Mar 21 Eddie Anderson             Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Apr 22 Joey Williams              Philadelphia, Pa                    D 10
May  6 Joey Williams              Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
May 26 Pete Nebo                  Camden, NJ                         ND  8
Jun  3 Johnny Sheppard            Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Sep 23 Tim O'Dowd                 Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Oct 14 Billy Humphries            Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Oct 26 Joe Glick                  Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Nov 18 Tommy Gerval               Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Dec  5 Hubert Gillis              Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10

1928
Jan  2 Charley "Bucky" Boyle      Philadelphia, Pa                   KO 10
Jan 17 Henri DeWancker            Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Feb  6 Jackie Snyder              Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  7
Mar 12 Pete Nebo                  Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Mar 26 Al Winkler                 Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Apr 28 Chuck Liadell              Wilmington, De                      W  8
May 21 Al Foreman                 New York, NY                        W  8
Jun 28 Dick "Honey Boy" Finnegan  Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Aug  8 Dick "Honey Boy" Finnegan  Boston, Ma                          L 10
Oct 15 Emory Cabana               Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Nov 22 Steve Smith                Allentown, Pa                       W 10
Dec  7 Bruce Flowers              Boston, Ma                          W 10

1929
Jan 11 Louis "Kid" Kaplan         Boston, Ma                         LF  7
Feb 14 Henri DeWancker            Bethlehem, Pa                       W 10
Mar 14 Joey Kaufman               Allentown, Pa                      WF  4
Jun 18 Tommy Grogan               Allentown, Pa                       L 10
Jul 24 Billy Wallace              Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
          -Lightweight Championship of Pennsylvania
Sep 17 Lope Tenorio               Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Sep 18 Lope Tenorio               Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Sep 24 Eddie Reed                 Philadelphia, Pa                   LK  1
Oct 28 Eddie Reed                 Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Nov 18 Luis Vicentini             Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Nov 25 King Tut                   Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  8

1930
Feb  3 Gaston LeCadre             Philadelphia, Pa                    D 10
Jun 16 Pat Igo                    Allentown, Pa                       W 10
Oct  4 King Tut                   Milwaukee, Wi                       W 10
Nov 17 Tommy Grogan               Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Dec  8 Benny Bass                 Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10

1931
Feb 20 Ray Miller                 Detroit, Mi                        LK  1
Mar  6 Ray Collins                Detroit, Mi                        KO  6
Apr 10 Davey Abad                 St. Louis, Mo                      ND 10
May 25 Wesley Ramey               Chicago, Il                         L  8
Jun  2 Tommy Liberto              Wilmington, De                      W  8
Jul 13 Tony Herrera               Pittsburgh, Pa                      W 10
Aug 11 Sammy Dorfman              Pittsburgh, Pa                      L 10
Oct  5 Lew Massey                 Philadelphia, Pa                    D 10
Oct 26 Lew Massey                 Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  8
Nov 30 Tony Herrera               Pittsburgh, Pa                     LK  6

1932
Jan 18 Tony Canzoneri             Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
          -Junior Welterweight Championship of the World
Jan 26 Wildcat O'Connor           Wilkes-Barre, Pa                    W 10
Feb  8 Harry Dublinsky            Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Feb 24 Wildcat O'Connor           Wilkes-Barre, Pa                    W 10
Mar  9 Pat Igo                    Wilkes-Barre, Pa                    W 10
May 26 Herman Follins             Millvale, Pa                        W 10
Jun 28 Pat Igo                    Mahanoy City, Pa                    W 10
Jul 18 Tony Canzoneri             Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
          -Junior Welterweight Championship of the World
Oct  4 Lew Raymond                Reading, Pa                         W  8
Oct 20 Joey Harrison              Paterson, NJ                        W 10
Nov 18 Lew Raymond                Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  5

1933
Feb  3 Johnny Lucas               Philadelphia, Pa                    D 10
Feb 20 Battling Shaw              New Orleans, La                     L 10
          -Junior Welterweight Championship of the World
           (As recognized by Louisiana state)
Mar  3 Wesley Ramey               Grand Rapids, Mi                    L 10
Mar 10 Nick Ellenwood             South Bend, In                      W 10
Mar 20 Eddie Isaacs               Toledo, Oh                          W 10
Mar 24 Jack O'Brien               Anderson, In                        W 10
Apr  3 Eddie Cool                 Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Apr 17 Cocoa Kid                  New Haven, Ct                       L 10
Oct 13 Stumpy Jacobs              Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Nov 17 Pete Nebo                  Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Dec  8 Tony Falco                 Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10

1934
Jan 12 Joe Glick                  Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Feb  5 Jimmy Leto                 Holyoke, Ma                         L 10
Feb 10 Ray Napolitano             Brooklyn, NY                        W  6
Feb 23 Harry Serody               Philadelphia, Pa                    D 10
Feb 26 Mickey Serrian             Syracuse, NY                        W 10
Mar 12 Tony Falco                 Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Mar 19 Lou Ambers                 Holyoke, Ma                         L 10
Apr 16 Charley Bedami             Holyoke, Ma                         W 10
Jun 20 Eddie Cool                 Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Jul 31 Benny Bass                 Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Sep 21 Bucky Jones                Philadelphia, Pa                    D 10
Oct 19 Mickey Serrian             Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Nov 30 Sammy Fuller               New York, NY                       LT  4

1935
Jan 11 Phil Baker                 Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Jan 21 Phil Furr                  Washington, DC                      W 10
Feb 18 Fritzie Zivic              Washington, DC                      W 10
Mar 15 George Gibbs               Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Apr  8 Charley Burns              Lancaster, Pa                       L  8
May  9 Maxie Strub                Erie, Pa                            L 10
Jun 10 Bucky Jones                Plainfield, NJ                      L  8
Jul  1 Joe Vignali                Albany, NY                          W 10
Jul 16 Teddy Loder                Long Island City, NY                L 10
Jul 26 George Gibbs               Atlantic City, NJ                   W 10
Aug  6 Bucky Jones                Plainfield, NJ                      L  8
Sep 20 George Gibbs               Philadelphia, Pa                    D 10
Sep 27 Eddie Cool                 Philadelphia, Pa                    D 10
Oct  3 Willie Pal                 Albany, NY                          L 10
Oct  8 Tony Falco                 Atlantic City, NJ                   L 10
Oct 14 Jack Portney               Baltimore, Md                       L 10
Oct 21 Billy McMahon              Holyoke, Ma                         W 10
Nov  4 Billy McMahon              Holyoke, Ma                         W 10
Nov 22 Tony Falco                 Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Dec  9 Six Second Powell          Plainfield, NJ                      L  8

1936
Jan 16 Tony Morgano               Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Feb 24 Freddie "Red" Cochrane     Newark, NJ                          L 10
Mar  3 Sonny Jones                Holyoke, Ma                         L 10
Apr  9 Tony Canzoneri             New York, NY                        L 10
May 11 Chino Alvarez              Tampa, Fl                          LK  7
Jun  1 Young Gene Buffalo         Atlantic City, NJ                   L 10
Jun 15 Bushy Graham               Utica, NY                           L  8
Jul 22 Isidoro "Izzy" Jannazzo    New York, NY                        L 10
Oct 19 Jimmy Leto                 Washington, DC                      L 10
Oct 26 Mickey O'Brien             Lancaster, Pa                       W  8
Nov 20 Johnny Clinton             Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10

1937
Jan  1 Mickey Serrian             Scranton, Pa                        L 10
Jan 22 Wesley Ramey               Syracuse, NY                        L 10
Feb  3 Sammy Luftspring           Toronto, Ont, Can                   L  8
Feb 11 Fritzie Zivic              Pittsburgh, Pa                     LK  6
Mar 29 Ralph Zannelli             Providence, RI                      L 10
Apr 19 Saverio Turiello           Holyoke, Ma                         L 10
Aug 27 Mike Piskin                Long Branch, NJ                     L  8
Sep  1 Mike Piskin                Philadelphia, Pa                    L  8


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization

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