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Charley Retzlaff

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


bouts 74
rounds 293
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

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1940-09-19
197Arne Andersson20117 9 0
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Minnesota State Heavyweight Title. Retzlaff down in the 2nd.
1940-05-24
194½Frank Rowsey17653 23 3
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1940-02-27
197Abe Kasheydebut
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 0:40
Retzlaff faced Kashey, a wrestler, in the only boxing bout on a wrestling card.
1936-01-17
198½Joe Louis199¾23 0 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:25   referee: Phil Collins
Retzlaff down twice. Attendance: 16,486.
1935-10-22
194Ford Smith20928 11 7
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Ed Shave
1935-09-19
194Art Lasky19833 4 3
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
referee: Ed Shave
Minnesota State Heavyweight Title
Lasky down in 10th for count of 3
1935-06-13
197½Hank Hankinson21231 8 1
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
NNC6/10
 N 
NC
6/10
  
referee: Ed Shave
1935-05-07
200Charley Massera18833 12 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph
1935-04-30
198Tony Souza21026 13 5
Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frank Manfredo
1935-04-23
200Jack Roper19845 31 7
Stockton, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:15   referee: Harry Lykke
1935-03-29
203Hank Hankinson21928 8 1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
time: 0:52   referee: Larry McGrath
1935-02-26
198Stanley Poreda21728 9 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:04   referee: Charley Randolph
1935-01-24
197Al Ettore18443 4 2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1934-12-28
197Johnny Risko19560 40 6
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-09-21
199½Frankie Edgren181½18 10 3
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1934-08-21
196Tim Charles21826 16 10
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1934-08-02
195½Roy Clark2457 22 2
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1934-04-27
Ace Williamsdebut
Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1933-09-30
Hans Birkie29 19 4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1933-09-08
Gene Stanton15 24 0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W UD7/7
 W  
UD
7/7
  
referee: Johnny Brassil   judges: Tom BradyJohn T. Glackin
1933-07-06
Ed Prante10 7 0
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
From the (Bob Soderman).
1933-05-12
193½Art Lasky19121 0 1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
Minnesota State Heavyweight Title
1933-05-03
196½King Levinsky200½44 21 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:15
1933-03-22
193Walter Cobb22630 12 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1933-03-07
211¾Tom Heeney210¼37 21 8
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
1932-12-12
205Ed Prante2079 3 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
1932-11-25
Frankie Wine56 36 15
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
NNC6/10
 N 
NC
6/10
  
Both fighters suspended 90 days and fined 1/2 of purse by MI boxing board
1932-10-21
Jack Roper39 25 6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1932-09-26
Les Kennedy41 15 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
1932-08-19
197Paul Pantaleo189½35 5 3
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Pantaleo did not come out for 7th, claiming an injury to his jaw.
1932-08-09
Isidoro Gastanaga31 17 0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LKO1/0
 L 
KO
1/0
  
1932-06-28
Les Marriner24 1 1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
Marriner was floored three times before the towel was thrown into the ring. New York Times
1932-06-21
194½Hans Birkie19121 14 2
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1932-05-13
195Jim Braddock18135 14 4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil
1932-03-18
196½Jack McCarthy192½13 5 2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1932-03-01
194Dick Daniels18319 8 0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:20   referee: Ed Shave
Vacant Minnesota State Heavyweight Title
Daniels down 3 times.
1932-01-29
193½Joe Woods185½21 8 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Ed Smith
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
1931-11-13
196¾Giacomo Bergomas2263 3 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-10-06
198Emmett Rocco19526 13 2
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
Duluth Tribune--Rocco dropped 12 times
1931-09-22
196½Dick Onken2064 6 2
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:45   referee: Arthur Donovan
Referee Donovan stopped the bout "when it was patent Onken was no match for the more experienced Retzlaff." New York Times
1931-09-15
195¼Gene Stanton197½13 10 0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:17
1931-09-01
193½Joe Sekyra17642 13 6
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1931-08-07
Riccardo Bertazzolo16 10 2
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1931-07-28
194½Mateo de la Osa18518 5 0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1931-07-16
192Ralph Ficucello192½30 5 2
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
A severely cut face caused the stoppage. (New York Times)
1931-07-03
195Marty Gallagher20731 11 4
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W TKO5/5
 W  
TKO
5/5
  
referee: Johnny Kilbane
1931-05-25
199Tiny Debolt18711 4 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
time: 2:17
1931-05-13
196Jack Gagnon42 21 1
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:23
Retzlaff scored four knockdowns in the third round. New York Times
1931-03-06
193Tom Heeney20735 16 5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Heeney "reeling dazedly about, he was clearly unable to continue" after two knockdowns. (New York Times)
1931-02-06
193Johnny Risko19445 28 6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-01-14
194George Neron2037 15 5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1931-01-01
Tommy Havel3 3 0
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
1930-12-19
189Antonio de la Mata19523 6 2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1930-11-14
196Antonio de la Mata18922 6 2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LDQ1/6
 L 
DQ
1/6
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-11-07
Mike Mandell21 11 0
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1930-10-31
194Andy Shanks20021 4 1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-10-16
197Angus McDonald2235 0 0
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1930-09-11
Pedro Lopez5 20 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-08-15
192Leon Bombo Chevalier20919 12 4
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
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.
1930-06-05
Tom Sayers24 16 0
Fairgrounds Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1930-05-23
Andres Castano16 9 0
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
1930-04-26
Italian Jack Herman11 23 0
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:15   referee: Jack Dempsey
1930-04-11
196Ludwig Haymann20136 13 12
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
Haymann failed to come out for round 2.
1930-03-24
Frankie Lennon3 5 1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-03-17
196Johnny Erickson10 3 0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
1930-02-14
193½Tony Talarico195¼15 4 2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Talarico was knocked down eight times
1930-01-23
Art Malay12 17 1
Rainbo Fronton, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-12-16
Al Costello0 1 0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1929-12-09
Larry Seratti17 11 4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-11-14
197Jim Sigman2168 16 1
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Billy Petrolle
1929-08-14
Soldier Millnor0 1 0
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1929-07-26
Grant Shade0 2 0
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1929-05-21
Grant Shade0 2 0
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
St. Paul Pioneer Press
1929-05-01
194½Tiny Groves1 1 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1929-04-12
185Mike Kalamis1800 2 0
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1929-04-09
Gus Kermitsdebut
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1929-03-15
Herman Raschke1 0 0
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
Duluth Tribune. Pro Debut for Retzlaff
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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