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Charley Retzlaff

W L D
61 8 3
54 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 74 rating
rounds 293 ranking
KOs 70%
 
global ID 10642
birth nameCharles William Retzlaff
aliasThe Duluth Dynamiter
born 1903-10-28
death date1970-06-04 / age 66
debut1929-04-09 / age 25
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
residence
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
birth place
Leonard, North Dakota, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
77 20 3 0 0

Career Record

77 total bouts, view in calendar
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unverified
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
197Arne Andersson
17
9
0
201
 D 
PTS10/10
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Minnesota State Heavyweight Title. Retzlaff down in the 2nd.
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194½Frank Rowsey
53
23
3
176
 W  
KO5/10
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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197Abe Kasheydebut
 W  
KO4/10
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Retzlaff faced Kashey, a wrestler, in the only boxing bout on a wrestling card.
time: 0:40
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198½Joe Louis
23
0
0
199¾
 L 
KO1/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Retzlaff down twice. Attendance: 16,486.
time: 1:25   referee: Phil Collins
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194Ford Smith
28
11
7
209
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
referee: Ed Shave
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194Art Lasky
33
4
3
198
 W  
TKO10/10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Minnesota State Heavyweight Title
Lasky down in 10th for count of 3
referee: Ed Shave
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197½Hank Hankinson
31
8
1
212
 N 
NC6/10
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
referee: Ed Shave
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200Charley Massera
33
12
5
188
 L 
PTS10/10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
referee: Charley Randolph
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198Tony Souza
26
13
5
210
 D 
PTS10/10
Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
referee: Frank Manfredo
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200Jack Roper
45
31
7
198
 W  
KO1/10
Stockton, California, USA
time: 1:15   referee: Harry Lykke
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203Hank Hankinson
28
8
1
219
 L 
KO2/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
time: 0:52   referee: Larry McGrath
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198Stanley Poreda
28
9
0
217
 W  
TKO1/10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
time: 2:04   referee: Charley Randolph
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197Al Ettore
43
4
2
184
 W  
TKO2/10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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197Johnny Risko
60
40
6
195
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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199½Frankie Edgren
18
10
3
181½
 W  
TKO8/10
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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196Tim Charles
26
16
10
218
 W  
KO2/0
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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195½Roy Clark
7
22
2
245
 W  
KO3/8
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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Ace Williamsdebut
 W  
KO2/10
Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
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Hans Birkie
29
19
4
 L 
PTS10/10
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Gene Stanton
15
24
0
 W  
UD7/7
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Johnny Brassil   judge: Tom BradyJohn T. Glackin
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Ed Prante
10
7
0
 W  
KO3/8
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the (Bob Soderman).
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193½Art Lasky
21
0
1
191
 W  
TKO6/10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Minnesota State Heavyweight Title
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196½King Levinsky
44
21
4
200½
 L 
KO1/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
time: 2:15
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193Walter Cobb
30
12
2
226
 W  
KO1/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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211¾Tom Heeney
37
21
8
210¼
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
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205Ed Prante
9
3
0
207
 W  
KO4/8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Frankie Wine
56
36
15
 N 
NC6/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Both fighters suspended 90 days and fined 1/2 of purse by MI boxing board
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Jack Roper
39
25
6
 W  
PTS8/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Les Kennedy
41
15
0
 W  
TKO2/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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197Paul Pantaleo
35
5
3
189½
 W  
TKO7/10
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Pantaleo did not come out for 7th, claiming an injury to his jaw.
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Isidoro Gastanaga
31
17
0
 L 
KO1/0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
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Les Marriner
24
1
1
 W  
TKO1/10
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Marriner was floored three times before the towel was thrown into the ring. New York Times
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194½Hans Birkie
21
14
2
191
 W  
PTS5/5
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
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195Jim Braddock
35
14
4
181
 W  
SD10/10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Johnny Brassil
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196½Jack McCarthy
13
5
2
192½
 W  
KO4/10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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194Dick Daniels
19
8
0
183
 W  
KO1/10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Vacant Minnesota State Heavyweight Title
Daniels down 3 times.
time: 2:20   referee: Ed Shave
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193½Joe Woods
21
8
4
185½
 W  
TKO7/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Woods scored a nine-count knockdown in the fourth round but in the seventh, a "terrific right to the jaw almost drove Woods through the ropes," then opened a severe gash over Woods's right eye.New York Times
referee: Ed Smith
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196¾Giacomo Bergomas
3
3
2
226
 D 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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198Emmett Rocco
26
13
2
195
 W  
KO8/10
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Duluth Tribune--Rocco dropped 12 times
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196½Dick Onken
4
6
2
206
 W  
TKO2/10
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
Referee Donovan stopped the bout "when it was patent Onken was no match for the more experienced Retzlaff." New York Times
time: 2:45   referee: Arthur Donovan
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195¼Gene Stanton
13
10
0
197½
 W  
KO4/10
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
time: 1:17
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193½Joe Sekyra
42
13
6
176
 L 
UD10/10
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
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Riccardo Bertazzolo
16
10
2
 W  
KO2/10
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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194½Mateo de la Osa
18
5
0
185
 W  
KO3/0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
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192Ralph Ficucello
30
5
2
192½
 W  
TKO2/10
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
A severely cut face caused the stoppage. (New York Times)
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195Marty Gallagher
31
11
4
207
 W  
TKO5/5
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
referee: Johnny Kilbane
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199Tiny Debolt
11
4
2
187
 W  
TKO1/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
time: 2:17
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196Jack Gagnon
42
21
1
 W  
KO4/10
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Retzlaff scored four knockdowns in the third round. New York Times
time: 1:23
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193Tom Heeney
35
16
5
207
 W  
TKO7/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Heeney "reeling dazedly about, he was clearly unable to continue" after two knockdowns. (New York Times)
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193Johnny Risko
45
28
6
194
 W  
PTS10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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194George Neron
7
15
5
203
 W  
TKO6/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Tommy Havel
3
3
0
 W  
TKO1/6
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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189Antonio de la Mata
23
6
2
195
 W  
KO1/6
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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196Antonio de la Mata
22
6
2
189
 L 
DQ1/6
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Mike Mandell
21
11
0
 W  
KO2/6
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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194Andy Shanks
21
4
1
200
 W  
KO1/8
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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197Angus McDonald
5
0
0
223
 W  
KO3/6
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Pedro Lopez
5
20
0
 W  
KO2/4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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192Leon Bombo Chevalier
19
12
4
209
 W  
NWS6/6
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Retzlaff won the "newspaper decision." (Portland Oregonian wire). The Duluth News Tribune and the Duluth Herald both had Retzlaff the winner in a six round bout.
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Tom Sayers
24
16
0
 W  
KO1/0
Fairgrounds Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Andres Castano
16
9
0
 W  
KO1/10
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
referee: Jack Dempsey
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Italian Jack Herman
11
23
0
 W  
KO1/6
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
time: 1:15   referee: Jack Dempsey
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196Ludwig Haymann
36
13
12
201
 W  
TKO1/6
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Haymann failed to come out for round 2.
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Frankie Lennon
3
5
1
 W  
KO1/8
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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196Johnny Erickson
10
3
0
 W  
TKO1/6
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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193½Tony Talarico
15
4
2
195¼
 W  
KO2/0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Talarico was knocked down eight times
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Art Malay
11
17
1
 W  
KO1/6
Rainbo Fronton, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Al Costello
0
1
0
 W  
KO1/4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Larry Seratti
17
11
4
 W  
KO1/4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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197Jim Sigman
8
16
1
216
 W  
KO2/10
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
referee: Billy Petrolle
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Soldier Millnor
0
1
0
 W  
KO2/6
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Grant Shade
0
2
0
 W  
KO3/6
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Grant Shade
0
2
0
 W  
NWS4/4
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
St. Paul Pioneer Press
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194½Tiny Groves
1
1
0
 W  
TKO2/0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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185Mike Kalamis
0
2
0
180
 W  
KO3/8
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
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Gus Kermitsdebut
 W  
KO2/0
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
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Herman Raschke
1
0
0
 W  
KO2/4
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Duluth Tribune. Pro Debut for Retzlaff
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