Tale Of The Tape
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Johnny Celmars fought such great fighters as Harry Greb,
Frank Mantell, George KO Brown and Bert Colima. Johnny Celmars was Hebrew
and started his career fighting out of Pittsburgh where he lived in the
Heron Hill area.
The following was written about Celmars in the Atlanta Constitution,
August 25, 1921:
The sport writer of Dallas, Texas, wrote after Celmars'
fight with Harry Greb thusly; "Harry Greb outpointed Johnny Celmars
in ten rounds, but was fought to a standstill. Greb outweighed Celmars fourteen
pounds. Greb stated after the contest that Celmars was the hardest hitting
middleweight he had ever met."
Dallas News Sporting editor; After ten rounds of furious
milling, Johnny Celmars, the Toledo whirlwind, beat George Chip. Both boys
battled from one end of the ring to the other. Newspaper men who sat at
the ringside stated that it was one of the very best fights seen around
these parts in many years.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Johnny Celmars, the Toledo dynamite,
added to his brilliant record by knocking out Young Denny, of New Orleans,
in nine hard rounds.
Greb Beats Johnny Celmars at Dallas
Newspaper Article Info
Newspaper Name: The Oklahoman
Date Printed: Jan 21, 1921
Dallas, Tex., Jan 20. 1921- Harry Greb of Pittsburgh got the newspaper
decision over Johnny Celmars of Toledo, Ohio, in a ten-round bout here Thursday
night. Greb's weight was announced as 161 pounds, Celmars 158. Celmars was
badly marked at the end of the bout. Greb was not marked. There was no knockdown.
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