Teddy Yarosz

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Teddy Yarosz
Real name Thaddeus Yarosz
Rated at Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Reach 72 12 in (184 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1910-06-24)June 24, 1910
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died March 29, 1974(1974-03-29) (aged 63)
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 128
Wins 106
Wins by KO 17
Losses 18
Draws 3
No contests 1

Teddy Yarosz (24 June 1910 – 29 March 1974) was an American athlete in boxing. He held the world middleweight boxing championship during 1934–1935.

Personal life[edit]

Yarosz was born in Pittsburgh, though lived much of his life in Monaca, Pennsylvania. His brother Tommy Yarosz also became a boxer.

Professional boxing career[edit]

Yarosz became a professional boxer in 1929, trained by Ray Arcel. He won the NYSAC World Middleweight Title and National Boxing Association World Middleweight Title with a win over Vince Dundee on 11 September 1934 in his native Pittsburgh.[1] He lost the belt to Babe Risko in 1935.

On June 6, 1936, Georgie Abrams defeated Yarosz in a ten round split decision at the Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. In a July 5, 1938 rating of American middleweights, Yarosz was placed at tenth by the Cincinnati Enquirer.[2]

Yarosz was featured on the cover of the January 1934 issue of The Ring magazine.

He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame for the Class of 2006.


  1. ^ "MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 13 September 1934. p. 17. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tony Galento is Ranked", Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, pg. 16, 5 July 1938

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vince Dundee
NYSAC World Middleweight Champion
11 Sep 1934– 19 Sep 1935
Succeeded by
Eddie (Babe) Risko
Preceded by
Vince Dundee
NBA World Middleweight Champion
11 Sep 1934– 19 Sep 1935
Succeeded by
Eddie (Babe) Risko