Leo Rodak boxer

Leo Rodak boxer
bouts
115
won
78
lost
26
draw
11
Status
inactive
Division
featherweight
Debut
1933-07-20
Height
5′ 5″/165cm
Reach
-
Age
77
Born
1913-06-05
Death
1991-04-13
Nationality
USA

He was declared the National Boxing Association (NBA) World Featherweight Champion when he defeated Leone Efrati at Chicago's Coliseum in a ten-round unanimous decision, on December 29, 1938, though some sources omit him as the NBA champion, as he held the title only four months.Rodak was born on June 5, 1913 in South Chicago to an athletic Ukrainian family. His brother Mike was a bicycling champion. Remaining in South Chicago through his youth, at 17 he joined Chicago's Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), where he received boxing training. According to one source, Rodak's amateur record over a two-year period was a remarkable 157-5.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1946-11-12 John Thomas WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Corner retirement
1946-10-28 Chester Rico WLWLWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOST
Points
1946-06-10 Wesley Mouzon WDWWLW Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Technical knockout
1946-05-06 Bobby McIntire LWLWLW Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown WIN
Unanimous decision
1946-03-29 Bobby McIntire DLDLLW Auditorium, Memphis WIN
Points
1946-02-15 Bob Montgomery LWWLWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Split-decision
1945-01-12 Eddie Hudson WLDLWW Coliseum, San Diego DRAW
Points
1944-03-03 Willie Joyce LWWLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-01-10 Terry Gibson WWDWWL Santa Barbara DRAW
Points
1943-08-06 Mario Ramon WWWLLL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Points
1943-07-23 Sammy Brown WLLLWW Coliseum, San Diego WIN
KO
1942-12-14 Willie Joyce WWWWWW Arena Gardens, Detroit LOST
Technical knockout
1942-09-14 Henry Armstrong LWWWWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco LOST
Technical knockout
1942-08-24 Slugger White WWWWWL Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Split-decision
1942-07-27 Slugger White LWWWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Split-decision
1942-07-21 Chester Rico LWWWWW New York Coliseum, Bronx DRAW
Points
1942-07-09 Aldo Spoldi WWWWWW White City Stadium, West Haven DRAW
Points
1942-06-23 Charley Varre WLLLLL Crosley Field, Cincinnati WIN
Points
1942-06-03 Tippy Larkin WWWWWW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark LOST
Points
1942-04-20 Jimmy Hatcher DWWWWW Victory Arena, New Orleans DRAW
Points
1942-02-23 Matt Dougherty LWWWLD Marigold Gardens, Chicago WIN
Points
1941-12-18 Tommy Hogan WWWWWW Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown WIN
Points
1941-12-01 Joey Peralta WWWWLW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-11-17 Guy Serean LWLWWL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-10-27 Jackie Wilson WWWWLL Ice House, Toledo WIN
Points
1941-10-14 Chalky Wright WWWWWL Uline Arena, Washington LOST
Points
1941-08-14 Maxie Shapiro LWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1941-07-09 Nick Castiglione WLWLLL Mills Stadium, Chicago LOST
Points
1941-06-19 Armando Sicilia WLLDWD Outdoor Sports Arena, Indianapolis WIN
Points
1941-04-21 Jackie Wilson LLWWWW Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati WIN
Points
1941-04-09 Slugger White WWDWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Points
1941-03-10 Herschel Joiner WWDWLL Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati WIN
Points
1941-02-07 Lenny Mancini WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1941-01-13 Everett Rightmire WWWLWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence LOST
Unanimous decision
1941-01-06 Herschel Joiner DWWWDW Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati WIN
Points
1940-12-03 Maxie Shapiro WLWWDL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-11-22 Julie Kogon WDWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1940-11-18 Carl Guggino LDLLLL Beach Arena, Miami Beach LOST
Points
1940-08-26 Ervin Berlier DWWWWW City Park Stadium, New Orleans LOST
Unanimous decision
1940-08-20 Julie Kogon WWWWWW Donovan Field, West Haven DRAW
Points
1940-07-17 Johnny Bellus WDWWLW Polo Grounds, New York WIN
Points
1940-06-13 Jimmy Tygh WDWWWD Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Split-decision
1940-06-03 Jackie Wilson WWWWLW Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-05-01 Yucatan Kid WWDWLW Biscayne Arena, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-04-08 Everett Rightmire LWWLWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Points
1940-03-29 George Salamone LWDWWD Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
1940-03-11 Yucatan Kid DWWWDW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-01-02 Dave Castilloux WWWWLW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
1939-12-06 Dave Castilloux WWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1939-10-09 Nick Camarata WDDWLW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1939-09-11 Jimmy Tygh LWDWLL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1939-08-28 Nick Camarata LWDDWL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOST
Unanimous decision
1939-07-06 Dave Castilloux WWWWWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto LOST
Unanimous decision
1939-05-29 Jimmy Perrin WWWWWL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1939-05-15 Al Mancini LLWWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Points
1939-04-18 Joey Archibald WWLWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence LOST
Points
1939-03-16 Everett Rightmire LWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis LOST
Points
1939-03-06 Al Reid DWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
1939-02-06 Billy Miller WWWWWL Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
1938-12-29 Leone Efrati WWWDDW Coliseum, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1938-10-24 Freddie Miller WWWWWW Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
Points
1938-10-10 Richie Fontaine LWWLWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Points
1938-09-27 Sammy Angott WWLWWW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh LOST
Unanimous decision
1938-08-15 Sammy Angott WWWWLW Hickey Park, Millvale LOST
Technical knockout
1938-07-25 Sammy Angott WWWWWW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Split-decision
1938-07-08 Wesley Ramey LWWWWL Sportatorium, Dallas LOST
Unanimous decision
1938-06-17 Jackie Wilson DLDWLW Carlin's Park, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
1938-02-11 Al Manriquez WWLLLW Memphis WIN
Points
1938-01-10 Jackie Wilson WLWDDL Marigold Gardens, Chicago DRAW
Majority decision
1937-11-22 Varias Milling WWDLLL Marigold Gardens, Chicago WIN
Points
1937-09-17 Jackie Wilson WWWLWD Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis DRAW
Points
1937-08-19 Jackie Wilson WWWWLW Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis DRAW
Points
1937-08-13 Lloyd Pine LWLWLL White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1937-07-16 Everett Simington LWWWWL Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
Points
1937-05-14 Jackie Callura LLWDWW Rainbo Fronton, Chicago WIN
Points
1937-04-02 Lenny Cohen WWLWLW Majestic Theater, Chicago WIN
Points
1937-03-05 Kid Irish WWWWWW Coliseum, Saint Louis WIN
Points
1937-02-09 Wishy Jones WLLWWW Olympiad Arena, Houston WIN
Points
1937-02-03 Merle Thompson DDWWWL Majestic Theater, Chicago WIN
Points
1937-01-27 Armando Sicilia LWLWLL Majestic Theater, Chicago WIN
Points
1936-11-13 Frankie Covelli DWDWDL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1936-09-24 Armando Sicilia WLDWLW White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Split-decision
1936-09-11 Frankie Wolfram LDDWDL White City Arena, Chicago WIN
KO
1936-06-09 Johnny Morro LLWWWD Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens LOST
Points
1936-05-19 Joey Alcanter LWLWWW Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City DRAW
Points
1936-02-21 Aldo Spoldi WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1936-02-07 Bushy Graham WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
1936-01-15 Allie Tedesco LLLWWL Star Casino, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1936-01-06 Rafael Hurtado WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1935-11-22 Lou Lombardi WLWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1935-08-30 GeGe Gravante WLWWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1935-06-13 Wesley Ramey WWWLWW Mills Stadium, Chicago LOST
Points
1935-01-31 Tony Canzoneri WWLWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1935-01-11 Georgie Hansford WDLWLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1934-11-12 Pete DeGrasse DWWWWW White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Majority decision
1934-10-15 Tommy Paul DWLLWL White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1934-09-20 Everett Rightmire DWWWWW Wrigley Field, Chicago WIN
Points
1934-07-18 Petey Hayes WDWLWW Wrigley Field, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1934-06-18 Dave Barry WWWWW White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1934-05-11 Sammy Levine WWWWLL Rainbo Fronton, Chicago WIN
Points
1934-04-23 Eddie Shea LLDWLL White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1934-03-12 Paul Dazzo WWDLLD White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1934-02-16 Moon Mullins WWDWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
1934-01-15 Jackie Sharkey WLWWWL Midway Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-12-18 Art Mitchell LLLLWW White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-11-27 Al Schiarto DLLWWW White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-11-17 Frankie Minerva LWLDDD Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-11-03 Joey Bozak WWLLWL Rainbo Fronton, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-10-23 Art Mitchell WLDDLW White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-10-06 Frankie Minerva LLLW Midway Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-09-18 Johnny Fitzpatrick WWWWDL Comiskey Park, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-08-31 Joey Bozak DDWLLL Shewbridge Field, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-08-24 Al DeRose DLLLLL Shewbridge Field, Chicago WIN
KO
1933-08-10 Johnny Gaito WWDLDD Shewbridge Field, Chicago WIN
KO
1933-07-20 Pete Mage LLLL Shewbridge Field, Chicago WIN
Points