Being the younger brother of world
middleweight boxing champion
Teddy Yarosz was no handicap to Tommy Yarosz. Although Tommy never got a title bout in
any of the three classifications in which he boxed, he compiled an
impressive record. A long period of Army service during World War II
interrupted his career at his peak and may have prevented him from
fighting for a title. During his boxing career from 1939 to 1950,
Tommy fought in
the middleweight, light-heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions and compiled a fine pro record of 84-7-1
(including 17 knockouts). As an amateur, he won
all but one of his 26 fights, 15 by decisions and 10 by knockouts.
After World War II, Tommy returned to the ring in 1946 and climbed
steadily in the middleweight ranks until he broke his hand in 1948.
The closest he came to a title shot was a victory over Dave Sands of
Australia in London on April 4, 1949. That win made him the top
contender for the light heavyweight title, but he was passed over
for a championship fight. He continued to box until December 12,
1950, when he lost on a foul to Randy Turpin in London. His other
Eddie, was also a notable boxer.