Johnny Risko

Induction Year : 1976

Sport: Boxing

Fought the best heavyweights of his era in a professional career that included 140 matches in a span from 1924 to 1940. Defeated such greats as Mickey Walker, Jack Sharkey, Max Schmeling and George Godfrey. Fought champions Gene Tunney and Max Baer. Had 39 knockouts in 59 amateur bouts between 1921 and 1923