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Goode, John Henry

(born: July 16, 1921  -  died: July 1995) John H. Goode was a professional boxer from 1945-1949. He was born in Newport, KY, the son of John H and Zelma Fox Goode, according to the U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry. John H. Goode's first fight was a win over Harry McCann, May 2, 1945. The fight took place at Music Hall Arena in Cincinnati, OH. He fought in the featherweight division, according to his entry in BoxRec

John H. Goode moved to Cincinnati, OH. He weighed in at 130 pounds when he applied for a boxer's license in Wisconsin [copy in Ancestry]. The application was made on the same day that he fought Marion Rhoten, July 24, 1947. John H. Goode lost the fight that took place at the Auditorium in Milwaukee.

John H. Goode fought in 28 bouts, he had 7 wins with 5 KOs, 17 losses with 14 KOs, and 4 ties. His last fight was a loss to Sal Pennino on April 11, 1949 in Laurel Garden located in Newark, New Jersey. John H. Goode died in July of 1995, according to the U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry.

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