| Thaddeus Yarosz|
72 ⁄2 in (184 cm)
June 24, 1910
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1910-06-24)
March 29, 1974, Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States
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Thaddeus Jarosz (June 24, 1910 – March 29, 1974) was an American athlete in boxing. He held the world middleweight boxing championship during 1934–1935.
Yarosz was born in Pittsburgh, though lived much of his life in Monaca, Pennsylvania. His brother Tommy Yarosz also became a boxer. He was known as a strong defensive boxer and noted for his youthful good looks.
Yarosz became a professional boxer in 1929. He would eventually be trained by Ray Arcel and managed by Ray Foutts.
As a rising star, Yarosz was featured on the cover of the January 1934 issue of The Ring magazine. He took the NYSAC World Middleweight Title and National Boxing Association World Middleweight Title with a win over Vince Dundee before a crowd of 28,000 at Forbes Field, on 11 September 1934 in his native Pittsburgh. The bout was close but somewhat dull due to too much wrestling and clinching, though Yarosz seemed to hold the lead in all but the late rounds when he looked visibly exhausted.
Yarosz lost the belt to Babe Risko who defeated him soundly on September 19, 1935 in Pittsburgh in fifteen rounds. Risko knocked Yarosz to the mat twice for counts of nine in the sixth and seventh rounds, and several judges gave Yarosz only the first round.
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.
After retiring from boxing in 1942, he operated a bar. He later worked as a caster at the Jones and Laughlin Steel corporation until his death.
Yarosz died of cancer on March 29, 1974 in Rochester, Pennsylvania, aged 63. He was survived by his wife, four sons and a daughter. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame for the Class of 2006.