Eddie Babe Risko

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Henry Pylkowski, better known as Babe Risko, Eddie Risko, and Sailor Pulaski (July 14, 1911 – March 8, 1957) was Middleweight boxing champion of the world. He was born in Syracuse, New York.

Personal[edit]

Risko had an extensive boxing career in the United States Navy, fighting as Sailor Pulaski, prior to turning professional.

Professional Boxing Career[edit]

Risko turned pro in 1929 and won the NYSAC World Middleweight Title and National Boxing Association World Middleweight Title with a win over Teddy Yarosz in 1935. He lost the belt the following year to Freddie Steele via decision.

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Teddy Yarosz
NYSAC World Middleweight Champion
19 Sep 1935– 11 Jul 1936
Succeeded by
Freddie Steele
Preceded by
Teddy Yarosz
NBA World Middleweight Champion
9 Sep 1935– 11 Jul 1936
Succeeded by
Freddie Steele