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Richie Fontaine

W L D
36 28 11
11 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 76
rounds 563
KOs 14%
 
global ID 9570
birth nameRichard Elder Fontaine
born 1916-02-21
death date1963-04-05 / age 47
debut1931-06-16 / age 15
divisionsuper lightweight
residence
Missoula, Montana, USA
birth place
Fairview, Montana, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1944-02-22
135Billy Born1349 4 1
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Frank Bramhall
1942-02-18
138Chalky Wright130124 30 17
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1942-01-01
Manuel Villagran2 2 1
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LPTS0/0
 L 
PTS
0/0
  
Villagran substituted for Juan Zurita, who was struck with appendicitis.
1941-11-24
135¾Bobby Ruffin13331 11 5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-09-08
133Charley Varre13626 12 7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-08-25
133Ray Lunny13528 0 2
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-04-12
133George Latka134½22 3 8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Kennedy
1940-02-23
135Georgie Hansford13375 29 12
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack McDonald
1939-10-20
141Henry Armstrong139¾100 12 6
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA
LTKO3/15
 L 
TKO
3/15
  
referee: Tommy Clark
World Welterweight Title
1939-07-25
134½California Jackie Wilson135½17 2 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
time: 0:35   referee: Charley Randolph
1939-04-14
138¼Tony Chavez13765 22 27
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Kennedy 3-6
1939-01-13
136Tony Chavez13663 21 26
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Kennedy
1938-12-13
136½Georgie Crouch13720 10 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 1-8
1938-11-18
134Nick Peters13225 10 2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
1938-10-28
133Georgie Hansford13270 22 10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph
1938-10-10
132Leo Rodak130¾41 7 5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Marty Burke
1938-09-30
130Emilio Magana13017 4 3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Kennedy
1938-09-13
133½California Jackie Wilson126¾11 1 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Van
1938-08-20
133Hubert (Kid) Dennis13638 10 4
Shrine Arena, Helena, Montana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Gene Tunney
1937-12-17
131Tony Chavez13158 19 25
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: George Blake
1937-11-09
130½Umio Gen12716 8 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph
1937-08-31
128Baby Arizmendi130½67 14 10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Kennedy
1937-08-13
127¼Pete DeGrasse12576 48 28
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Kennedy
1937-07-26
129Jackie Wilson126½63 10 4
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-07-02
127Everett Rightmire12877 7 7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-04-22
128Frankie Castillo131½23 14 5
Loyola Gym, Missoula, Montana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Burnham
1936-12-08
131Hubert (Kid) Dennis13432 6 3
Shrine Arena, Helena, Montana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Montana State Lightweight Title
1936-11-16
133¾Aldo Spoldi134¾42 16 4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1936-11-02
133Eddie Zivic133¼33 14 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1936-10-19
133¾Lew Feldman13282 30 13
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1936-10-05
131Holman Williams135¾32 3 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-05-27
Benny Barrish23 10 10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1936-03-31
132½Henry Armstrong127½42 10 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-03-20
130Jimmy Thomas127½52 21 4
Missoula, Montana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-02-26
132Henry Armstrong12542 9 6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1936-02-17
Hubert (Kid) Dennis26 6 3
LKO10/0
 L 
KO
10/0
  
1936-01-28
132Midget Wolgast129131 19 12
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
NNC7/10
 N 
NC
7/10
  
referee: Tom Louttit
"Midget Wolgast, who retired undefeated after five years as world flyweight champion, was ordered out of the ring [by the referee]... Wolgast, appearing fat and out of condition, refused to mix and Fontaine forced the bout for six rounds before Referee Tom Louttit declared the fight no contest." (UP) (Sometimes incorrectly recorded as a K.O. win for Fontaine.) Wolgast was suspended indefinitely and fined $139 by the Portland Boxing Commission for his "stalling tactics."
1936-01-18
Hubert (Kid) Dennis24 6 3
Belgrade Arena, Bozeman, Montana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
A "convincing decision." (Helena Independent)
1936-01-06
Battling Young Listo0 3 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1935-12-13
130Hubert (Kid) Dennis13524 6 2
Missoula, Montana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Dennis was knocked down in round 4, Fontaine in round 7
1935-11-12
Gene Espinosa46 25 8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1935-10-21
128Johnny Pena12767 23 14
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1935-10-04
127Jimmy Thomas12850 19 3
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1935-10-02
Tony Chavez47 16 24
Missoula, Montana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-09-11
126Tony Chavez12746 16 24
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1935-08-30
122Baby Palmore12547 25 10
Missoula, Montana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-07-12
Jack Cuddy11 7 4
Gonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1935-06-20
124Tony Chavez12644 15 24
Missoula, Montana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-06-14
Herman (Young) Gildo38 18 5
Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: One-Round Hogan
1935-06-05
Al Citrino45 6 12
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Oakland Frankie Burns
The decision was unpopular and the referee penalized Fontaine in virtually in every round for rough tactics.
1935-05-15
124Frankie Gallucci12315 3 4
Missoula, Montana, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
1935-04-10
123Ros Dumaguilas12822 24 10
Missoula, Montana, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1935-03-20
127Billy McLeod12115 14 13
Missoula, Montana, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1934-12-05
136Eddie Spina13223 6 2
Missoula, Montana, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1934-11-27
Tony Souza10 4 7
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1934-11-13
124Leroy Gibson12528 12 11
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Gibson is barred in January 1935 from boxing in Washington, after it is determined that he has a weak heart prior to a scheduled bout in Spokane.
1934-10-23
123¾Battling Pinoy121½debut
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
referee: Tommy McCarty
1934-10-16
118Jimmy Garfolo11919 9 7
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W TKO2/4
 W  
TKO
2/4
  
1934-10-11
125Al Mustola1268 11 11
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-10-02
123½Leroy Gibson124½27 12 10
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1934-08-28
125Elmer 'Buzz' Brown12833 2 4
Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-07-03
123Elmer 'Buzz' Brown12732 2 3
Missoula, Montana, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1934-06-07
123½Pat O'Day13018 7 7
Missoula Athletic Club, Missoula, Montana, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: William Dugal
1934-04-12
127Joe Calder12854 47 28
Missoula, Montana, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-02-22
124Elmer 'Buzz' Brown12624 1 2
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1934-02-08
124½Elmer 'Buzz' Brown126½24 1 1
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1934-02-06
123Ray Mayo1220 2 0
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-02-01
124¼Eddie Guanco1211 4 1
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Fontaine is reported as having fewer than 12 pro bouts. Tacoma News Tribune
1934-01-23
120Ray Mayo1200 1 0
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1934-01-18
125Tuffy Bohol121½debut
Loyola Gym, Missoula, Montana, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
referee: William Dugal
1933-10-20
122½Jack Presti1210 2 0
Missoula, Montana, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1933-09-01
117Clarence Cunningham1210 1 0
Missoula, Montana, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
As Del Fontaine
1932-07-27
113½Joey August1150 1 0
Fairgrounds, Kalispell, Montana, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1932-05-06
116Jimmy Garcia116debut
Broadway Theater, Butte, Montana, USA
LDQ2/4
 L 
DQ
2/4
  
Fontaine was disqualified after flooring his opponent three times with low punches and butting him repeatedly
1932-04-15
Bobby McKay1240 2 0
Missoula, Montana, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1931-06-16
Bobby Mars32 25 26
Missoula, Montana, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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