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Billy Petrolle boxer

Billy Petrolle image
Status inactive
Age 78
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1922-05-08
Born 1905-01-10
Death 1983-05-14
Nationality USA
Residence Duluth, Minnesota, USA
bouts
120
won
88
lost
21
draw
10
bouts
120
won
88
lost
21
draw
10
Status inactive
Age 78
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1922-05-08
Born 1905-01-10
Death 1983-05-14
Nationality USA
Residence Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Nicknamed "The Fargo Express", Petrolle is perhaps best known for challenging World Lightweight Title holder Tony Canzoneri. In 1932 the two met for the World Lightweight Title, and Canzoneri was "squarely at his peak: a Canzoneri so magnificently conditioned, so beautifully attuned that even the old-timers at the ringside admitted he was worthy to stand alongside the lightweight giants of the past." (United Press). Petrolle dropped a decision in the bout at Madison Square Garden.Petrolle retired during the Great Depression with $200,000 and an iron foundry in Duluth, Minnesota. He later owned a religious goods and gift shop in Duluth, and was the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pioneer National Bank.

Nicknamed "The Fargo Express", Petrolle is perhaps best known for challenging World Lightweight Title holder Tony Canzoneri. In 1932 the two met for the World Lightweight Title, and Canzoneri was "squarely at his peak: a Canzoneri so magnificently conditioned, so beautifully attuned that even the old-timers at the ringside admitted he was worthy to stand alongside the lightweight giants of the past." (United Press). Petrolle dropped a decision in the bout at Madison Square Garden.Petrolle retired during the Great Depression with $200,000 and an iron foundry in Duluth, Minnesota. He later owned a religious goods and gift shop in Duluth, and was the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pioneer National Bank.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 24, 1934 Barney Ross WWWWWW New York Coliseum, Bronx LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1933 Stanislaus Loayza LLLWWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 21, 1933 Sammy Fuller DWWLLD Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 8, 1933 Sammy Fuller WDWWLL Boston Garden, Boston DRAW
Points
July 12, 1933 Bep van Klaveren WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York WIN
Corner retirement
March 22, 1933 Barney Ross WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 4, 1932 Tony Canzoneri WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 15, 1932 Tommy Grogan WWLWWL Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
May 20, 1932 Battling Battalino WWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
March 24, 1932 Battling Battalino WWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1932 Eddie Ran LLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 30, 1931 Billy Townsend WWWDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1931 Iowa Joe Rivers LLWWWW Convention Hall, Kansas City WIN
Points
Aug. 20, 1931 Jimmy McLarnin WWWWLW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1931 Juste Suarez WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
May 27, 1931 Jimmy McLarnin WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 10, 1931 Lope Tenorio WDLWWD Coliseum, Saint Louis WIN
NWS
Feb. 27, 1931 King Tut WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Feb. 6, 1931 Jackie Moore LLLLLL Memorial Coliseum, Cedar Rapids WIN
KO
Feb. 2, 1931 King Tut WWLWWW Saint Paul LOSS
KO
Jan. 1, 1931 Billy Light WWLDWW Fargo WIN
NWS
Nov. 21, 1930 Jimmy McLarnin WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 7, 1930 Spug Myers WWLLLL Armory, Duluth WIN
NWS
Oct. 10, 1930 Jack 'Kid' Berg WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 11, 1930 Tony Canzoneri WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
Sept. 1, 1930 Doty Turner DWWWWW Lake Kampeska Arena, Watertown WIN
KO
Aug. 25, 1930 Frankie LaFay WWLLLL Forest Park, Dayton WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 12, 1930 Paddy Walthier LWLWWD Congress Outdoor Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
July 28, 1930 Johnny Curtin LWWWLW Forest Park, Dayton WIN
KO
July 25, 1930 Johnny Melton WWWLLD Arena, Schenectady WIN
Points
July 11, 1930 Izzy Kline WLLLLL Calumet WIN
KO
May 29, 1930 Red Fry LWWLLL Avalon Arena, La Crosse WIN
Technical knockout
April 26, 1930 Tony Sanders LLLLLW Fargo WIN
KO
April 1, 1930 Joe Azzarella WWLLWL Armory, Indianapolis WIN
KO
March 11, 1930 Jackie Kane LLLLDL Avalon Arena, La Crosse WIN
KO
Feb. 17, 1930 Joey Brooks LW National Theater, Louisville WIN
KO
Jan. 28, 1930 Jackie Purvis WWLWLL Armory, Indianapolis DRAW
NWS
Sept. 12, 1929 King Tut LWWWWW Navin Field, Detroit LOSS
Points
July 26, 1929 Jimmy Goodrich WLWLWW Armory, Duluth WIN
NWS
July 22, 1929 Harry Kahn LLLWWW Janesville WIN
DQ
June 6, 1929 Ray Miller WWWWLW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
May 1, 1929 Ray Miller LWWWWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOSS
Points
April 9, 1929 Norman Brown WWWLWW Sioux Falls WIN
Technical knockout
March 20, 1929 Bulldog Gonzalez DLLWLL Dance Palace, Huron WIN
KO
March 15, 1929 Jimmy Borde LLLLLL Armory, Duluth WIN
NWS
March 1, 1929 Tony Ross LWLLLL Grand Forks WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1928 King Tut WWLWWW Auditorium, Minneapolis LOSS
NWS
Sept. 21, 1928 Stanislaus Loayza WWLWWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 24, 1928 Jack 'Kid' Berg WWWWWD Mills Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1928 Jackie Kane WLLLL Duluth WIN
NWS
July 26, 1928 Jack 'Kid' Berg WWWWWW Mills Stadium, Chicago DRAW
Points
July 12, 1928 Billy Engman WLWWLL Aberdeen WIN
KO
July 9, 1928 Al Rammy Duluth WIN
KO
June 29, 1928 Doc Snell LDWWLW Dugdale Park, Seattle DRAW
Points
June 21, 1928 Bruce Flowers WWWWWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
June 13, 1928 Jackie Kane DWDWW Muehlebach Field, Kansas City WIN
NWS
June 7, 1928 Armand Schaekels DWWLLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
May 22, 1928 Eddie Dwyer WLLWWW Lake Kampeska Arena, Watertown WIN
KO
April 27, 1928 Tommy Grogan WWWLDW City Auditorium, Omaha LOSS
Technical knockout
March 16, 1928 Bruce Flowers WDWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
Feb. 28, 1928 Rusty Jones LLLDL Auditorium, Bismarck WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1928 Spug Myers LLLWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
Feb. 10, 1928 Russie LeRoy LLWLWW Fargo DRAW
NWS
Jan. 13, 1928 Sammy Mandell WWWWWW Auditorium, Minneapolis LOSS
NWS
Jan. 2, 1928 Cuddy DeMarco WDLWWL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 2, 1927 Harry Kahn WWWWLL Armory, Duluth WIN
NWS
Sept. 8, 1927 Tommy Herman WLLWLL Baker Bowl, Philadelphia LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 26, 1927 Harry Kahn WWWWWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
NWS
Aug. 19, 1927 Johnny Ceccoli WLLLLL American Legion, West Springfield WIN
KO
Aug. 15, 1927 King Tut WWWWLL New Hippodrome Arena, Saint Paul WIN
NWS
Aug. 2, 1927 King Tut LWWWWL New Hippodrome Arena, Saint Paul WIN
DQ
July 19, 1927 Eddie Brady LWLLWL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
KO
June 27, 1927 Basil Galiano LWLWLW Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
Points
June 15, 1927 Billy Wallace LWWDLW Polo Grounds, New York LOSS
Points
May 26, 1927 Jack Duffy WWWWWL Armory, Akron WIN
KO
May 2, 1927 Johnny Hayes WLWWWD Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
April 25, 1927 Cuddy DeMarco LDLWWW Laurel Garden, Newark
NC
April 12, 1927 Freddie Mueller LWLLWW Coliseum, Chicago DRAW
Points
Feb. 25, 1927 Joe Jawson LLLLWL Sioux Falls Coliseum, Sioux Falls WIN
KO
Feb. 11, 1927 Willie Ames LWWLLL Duluth WIN
KO
Feb. 7, 1927 Frankie Frisco LDLLWL Grand Forks WIN
KO
Jan. 20, 1927 Spug Myers WDWWW Coliseum, Chicago DRAW
Points
Jan. 1, 1927 Tommy (Kid) Murphy WDWWWD Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
KO
Dec. 20, 1926 Les Murray WWWWLW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1926 Cuddy DeMarco WDLLLW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
Nov. 26, 1926 Johnny O'Donnell WWWWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1926 Billy Pollock DLWWDL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Oct. 29, 1926 Hilario Martinez WWLDLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 10, 1926 Alf Simmons WWDWLL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
NWS
Aug. 23, 1926 Ruby Stein WLWLLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
NWS
Aug. 2, 1926 Johnny Ceccoli LLWLWL Newark WIN
NWS
July 24, 1926 Johnny Adams LWDWLL Comiskey Park, Chicago WIN
KO
July 13, 1926 Johnny Rocco WDLLLL Lexington Park, Saint Paul WIN
KO
July 2, 1926 Ray Miller WWLWWL Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
June 21, 1926 Frankie Schaeffer WLWLLL East Chicago WIN
KO
June 11, 1926 Sid Terris WWWWWD Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 21, 1926 Johnny Cooney LWWWLL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
DQ
May 3, 1926 Joe Jawson WLWDLL Knights of Columbus Gym, Sioux City WIN
NWS
March 1, 1926 Louis 'Kid' Kaplan WWWDWW Foot Guard Hall, Hartford LOSS
Points
Feb. 19, 1926 Sammy Vogel WWDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
Feb. 5, 1926 Eddie Wagner WLWWLW Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
KO
Jan. 7, 1926 Charley Manty DLLWLW Foot Guard Hall, Hartford LOSS
Points
Dec. 17, 1925 Steve Smith LWWWWL Foot Guard Hall, Hartford WIN
Points
Dec. 7, 1925 Joe Azzarella DLWLWW Empress Theater, Milwaukee WIN
KO
Nov. 20, 1925 Ruby Stein LLLLWL City Hall, Holyoke WIN
Points
Nov. 6, 1925 Johnny Drew WWWWDW City Hall, Holyoke LOSS
Points
Oct. 29, 1925 Joe Jawson LLLLDW American Legion Hall, La Crosse DRAW
NWS
Oct. 16, 1925 Red Cap Wilson LDLLLL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
NWS
Sept. 25, 1925 Nick Lombardi L Auditorium, Bismarck WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 1925 Carl Leonard LLLLLD Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
KO
July 28, 1925 Jimmy Hackley WLWWWW Maier Park, Vernon DRAW
Points
July 7, 1925 Johnny Lamar WDWDLW Arena, Vernon WIN
DQ
June 23, 1925 Frankie Fink DDDDWW Arena, Vernon WIN
Points
May 14, 1925 Johnny Knauf DLDLWL Grand Forks WIN
NWS
May 1, 1925 Al Holzman WDLWLL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
NWS
April 28, 1925 Johnny Knauf DDLDLW Grand Forks WIN
DQ
April 21, 1925 Andy Tucker WWDWWW City Hall, Holyoke WIN
Points
March 23, 1925 Bobby Garcia WWWLDW Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Points
March 13, 1925 Al Shubert LLWWLW City Hall, Holyoke WIN
Points
March 2, 1925 Babe Ruth WLWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Points
Feb. 27, 1925 Sylvio Mireault WWLWWW City Hall, Holyoke WIN
KO
Jan. 30, 1925 Reddy Blanchard LWWWLD Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
NWS
Jan. 16, 1925 Charley Raymond L Minot WIN
NWS
Jan. 1, 1925 Eddie Root LWWLLL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
KO
Dec. 19, 1924 Gaston Charles WLWDWW Auditorium, Sioux City WIN
NWS
Nov. 28, 1924 Alex Novecky WLLWLL Fargo WIN
NWS
Nov. 24, 1924 Battling Strayer LLWDDD Auditorium, Sioux City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 1924 Roscoe Hall WDLWLW Coliseum, Des Moines WIN
NWS
Oct. 31, 1924 Johnny Schauer WWLLDD Fargo Auditorium, Fargo DRAW
NWS
Oct. 24, 1924 Tommy Tibbetts DWWL Duluth WIN
KO
Sept. 12, 1924 Freddie Burke Baker WIN
KO
Aug. 15, 1924 Rusty Jones WWLWWW Curling Rink Arena, Duluth WIN
NWS
July 26, 1924 Kid Worley WWLWWW Cudahy Recreation Hall, Sioux City WIN
NWS
July 23, 1924 Pete Campi WWW Milbank WIN
Points
July 4, 1924 Billy O'Brien LLL Carrington WIN
KO
June 25, 1924 Jimmy Lundy WWDLWL Shrine Arena, Helena DRAW
Points
June 6, 1924 Joe McCabe WW Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
KO
May 5, 1924 Len Schwabel DDLLDL Jamestown WIN
NWS
April 25, 1924 Rusty Jones WLWWWW Fargo WIN
NWS
April 11, 1924 Rusty Jones WLWWW Shrine Auditorium, Duluth LOSS
NWS
March 24, 1924 Otto Wallace LLDLLL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
NWS
March 13, 1924 Sammy Leonard WWWWWL Athletic Club, Minneapolis WIN
NWS
March 7, 1924 Jimmy Moore WWWW Shrine Auditorium, Duluth WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 29, 1924 Irish Kennedy WWLWLL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1924 Jack Moochie WLL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
NWS
Jan. 22, 1924 Jimmy Freyler W Shrine Arena, Helena WIN
KO
Jan. 17, 1924 Young Harry Runcorn WD Moose Jaw WIN
KO
Jan. 5, 1924 Sammy Rose Havana WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1924 Irish Kennedy LWWLWL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
NWS
Nov. 23, 1923 Irish Kennedy LWWLW Jamestown WIN
NWS
Oct. 23, 1923 Eddie DeBeau WLLWLD Sioux Falls DRAW
Points
Sept. 19, 1923 Eddie DeBeau LDWLLW Jamestown WIN
NWS
Aug. 4, 1923 Doc Snell LWWWWD Race Track, Alan WIN
Points
June 27, 1923 Jackie Nichols DWLWWW Valley City Fairgrounds, Valley City DRAW
NWS
May 15, 1923 Mike Ertle LLLWLL Company H Armory, Jamestown WIN
KO
April 6, 1923 Jimmy Woodhall WDWDLD Fargo Auditorium, Fargo DRAW
NWS
March 6, 1923 Jackie Nichols WWWWDW Company H Armory, Jamestown WIN
NWS
March 3, 1923 Submarine Smith WDWLLL Detroit Lakes LOSS
NWS
March 1, 1923 Lou Boomer Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
KO
Feb. 2, 1923 Johnny Gannon DWWDWW WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1923 Submarine Smith LWDWLL Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
NWS
Dec. 1, 1922 Jackie Rose Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
KO
Oct. 27, 1922 Kid Fogarty WWWWW Fargo Auditorium, Fargo WIN
KO
May 8, 1922 Sammy Dorkins Bolton Hall, Troy LOSS
Points