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Charley Retzlaff boxer

Charley Retzlaff image
Status inactive
Age 66
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Debut 1929-03-15
Born 1903-10-28
Death 1970-06-04
Nationality USA
Residence Duluth, Minnesota, USA
bouts
74
won
61
lost
8
draw
3
bouts
74
won
61
lost
8
draw
3
Status inactive
Age 66
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Debut 1929-03-15
Born 1903-10-28
Death 1970-06-04
Nationality USA
Residence Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Retzlaff was born in Leonard, North Dakota.Retzlaff made his professional debut with a second-round knockout of Herman Raschke in March 1929. Retzlaff remained undefeated through his first 23 bouts, losing for the first time by disqualification against Antonio de la Mata in Chicago in November 1930. Retzlaff would avenge that loss with a first-round knockout in a rematch one month later. 11 more wins followed before Retzlaff suffered his next loss, to 41-23-5 Joe Sekyra in September 1931. More wins would follow, and Retzlaff carried a record of 38-2-1 into a match with fellow Minnesotan Dick Daniels. Retzlaff scored three knockdowns and a first-round knockout en route to winning the vacant Minnesota State Heavyweight Title. This title would be defended in May 1933 and again in September 1935 against Art Lasky.

Retzlaff was born in Leonard, North Dakota.Retzlaff made his professional debut with a second-round knockout of Herman Raschke in March 1929. Retzlaff remained undefeated through his first 23 bouts, losing for the first time by disqualification against Antonio de la Mata in Chicago in November 1930. Retzlaff would avenge that loss with a first-round knockout in a rematch one month later. 11 more wins followed before Retzlaff suffered his next loss, to 41-23-5 Joe Sekyra in September 1931. More wins would follow, and Retzlaff carried a record of 38-2-1 into a match with fellow Minnesotan Dick Daniels. Retzlaff scored three knockdowns and a first-round knockout en route to winning the vacant Minnesota State Heavyweight Title. This title would be defended in May 1933 and again in September 1935 against Art Lasky.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 19, 1940 Arne Andersson WLWLWL Armory, Duluth DRAW
Points
May 24, 1940 Frank Rowsey LLLWWL Armory, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1940 Abe Kashey Fargo WIN
KO
Jan. 17, 1936 Joe Louis WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
KO
Oct. 22, 1935 Ford Smith WLLWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Points
Sept. 19, 1935 Art Lasky WWLDLL Auditorium, Saint Paul Minnesota State Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 13, 1935 Hank Hankinson WWWWWW Auditorium, Minneapolis
NC
May 7, 1935 Charley Massera LLWDLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
April 30, 1935 Tony Souza WLLWLL Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno DRAW
Points
April 23, 1935 Jack Roper LWLDLL Stockton WIN
KO
March 29, 1935 Hank Hankinson WWLWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
KO
Feb. 26, 1935 Stanley Poreda LWLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 24, 1935 Al Ettore LWDWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 28, 1934 Johnny Risko LLWLW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Points
Sept. 21, 1934 Frankie Edgren WWWLWL Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 21, 1934 Tim Charles LDWWWL Duluth WIN
KO
Aug. 2, 1934 Roy Clark LLLDWW Saint Paul WIN
KO
April 27, 1934 Ace Williams Grand Forks WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1933 Hans Birkie LLWDWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
Sept. 8, 1933 Gene Stanton LLLWLL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
July 6, 1933 Ed Prante WLLLDL Shewbridge Field, Chicago WIN
KO
May 12, 1933 Art Lasky WWWWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul Minnesota State Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 3, 1933 King Levinsky LLLWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
KO
March 22, 1933 Walter Cobb WLWDLL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
March 7, 1933 Tom Heeney DDLWDL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
NWS
Dec. 12, 1932 Ed Prante WWLWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Nov. 25, 1932 Frankie Wine LLLLLD Olympia Stadium, Detroit
NC
Oct. 21, 1932 Jack Roper LLWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
Sept. 26, 1932 Les Kennedy WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1932 Paul Pantaleo WLWLLW White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 9, 1932 Isidoro Gastanaga LLWLWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens LOSS
KO
June 28, 1932 Les Marriner WWWDWW White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1932 Hans Birkie WLLLWL Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
May 13, 1932 Jim Braddock WDLLL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Split-decision
March 18, 1932 Jack McCarthy WDWWWW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
KO
March 1, 1932 Dick Daniels LLWLWW Auditorium, Saint Paul Vacant Minnesota State Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 1932 Joe Woods DWWWLD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1931 Giacomo Bergomas DDWWWD Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
Oct. 6, 1931 Emmett Rocco LWLLLL Duluth WIN
KO
Sept. 22, 1931 Dick Onken LDLWWL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1931 Gene Stanton LLLLLW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
KO
Sept. 1, 1931 Joe Sekyra WWLWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 7, 1931 Riccardo Bertazzolo LLLLLL Saint Paul WIN
KO
July 28, 1931 Mateo de la Osa WWWLWL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
KO
July 16, 1931 Ralph Ficucello WLLWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
July 3, 1931 Marty Gallagher LLWWWL Municipal Stadium, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
May 25, 1931 Tiny Debolt WLLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1931 Jack Gagnon LLWWLL Duluth WIN
KO
March 6, 1931 Tom Heeney WLWLLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 6, 1931 Johnny Risko WLLLLW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
Jan. 14, 1931 George Neron LWLLD Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 1, 1931 Tommy Havel LLLLWD Fargo WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1930 Antonio de la Mata WWLWDW Coliseum, Chicago WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1930 Antonio de la Mata LWWLWD Coliseum, Chicago LOSS
DQ
Nov. 7, 1930 Mike Mandell WLLWWL Armory, Duluth WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1930 Andy Shanks WWLDL Coliseum, Chicago WIN
KO
Oct. 16, 1930 Angus McDonald WWWWWL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1930 Otis Gardner LLLLLL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
Aug. 15, 1930 Leon Bombo Chevalier WLLWLL Duluth WIN
NWS
June 5, 1930 Tom Sayers WWLLLL Fairgrounds Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
May 23, 1930 Andres Castano LWLWWL Duluth WIN
KO
April 26, 1930 Italian Jack Herman LLWLLL Fargo WIN
KO
April 11, 1930 Ludwig Haymann LLLDL Duluth WIN
Technical knockout
March 24, 1930 Frankie Lennon WDLLWL White City Arena, Chicago WIN
KO
March 17, 1930 Johnny Erickson WWWWLL White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1930 Tony Talarico LWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
Jan. 23, 1930 Art Malay LLDWLL Rainbo Fronton, Chicago WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1929 Al Costello L White City Arena, Chicago WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1929 Larry Seratti WLWLLL White City Arena, Chicago WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1929 Jim Sigman LLLLLL Armory, Duluth WIN
KO
Aug. 14, 1929 Soldier Millnor L Armory, Duluth WIN
KO
July 26, 1929 Grant Shade LWLWWW Armory, Duluth WIN
KO
May 21, 1929 Grant Shade WWWLWL Auditorium, Minneapolis LOSS
NWS
May 1, 1929 Tiny Groves LWWLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1929 Mike Kalamis LL Eau Claire WIN
KO
April 9, 1929 Gus Kermits Sioux Falls WIN
KO
March 15, 1929 Herman Raschke W Armory, Duluth WIN
KO