Charley Retzlaff
Global ID10642
birthdate 1903-10-28
death date 1970-06-04 (66)
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
aliasThe Duluth Dynamiter
country USA
residenceDuluth, Minnesota, USA
birth placeLeonard, North Dakota, USA
birth nameCharles William Retzlaff
won 61 (KO 54) + lost 8 (KO 4) + drawn 3 = 74
rounds boxed 293
Newspaper Decisions won 3 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 20
Total Bouts 77 KO% 70.13

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1940-09-19Arne Andersson17-9-0
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USADPTS1010
Minnesota State Heavyweight Title. Retzlaff down in the 2nd.
1940-05-24Frank Rowsey53-23-3
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO510
1940-02-27Abe Kashey
Fargo, North Dakota, USAWKO410
time: 0:40
Retzlaff faced Kashey, a wrestler, in the only boxing bout on a wrestling card.
1936-01-17Joe Louis23-0-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO110
time: 1:25 | referee: Phil Collins
Retzlaff down twice. Attendance: 16,486.
1935-10-22Ford Smith28-11-7
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
referee: Ed Shave
1935-09-19Art Lasky33-4-3
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWTKO1010
referee: Ed Shave
Minnesota State Heavyweight Title
Lasky down in 10th for count of 3

1935-06-13Hank Hankinson31-8-1
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USANCNC610
referee: Ed Shave
1935-05-07Charley Massera33-12-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph
1935-04-30Tony Souza26-13-5
Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Frank Manfredo
1935-04-23Jack Roper45-31-7
Stockton, California, USAWKO110
time: 1:15 | referee: Harry Lykke
1935-03-29Hank Hankinson28-8-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALKO210
time: 0:52 | referee: Larry McGrath
1935-02-26Stanley Poreda28-9-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO110
time: 2:04 | referee: Charley Randolph
1935-01-24Al Ettore43-4-2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWTKO210
1934-12-28Johnny Risko61-40-6
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
1934-09-21Frankie Edgren18-10-3
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWTKO810
1934-08-21Tim Charles26-16-10
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO2
1934-08-02Roy Clark7-22-2
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO38
1934-04-27Ace Williams
Grand Forks, North Dakota, USAWKO210
1933-09-30Hans Birkie29-19-4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1933-09-08Gene Stanton15-24-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD77
referee: Johnny Brassil | judge: Tom Brady | judge: John T. Glackin
1933-07-06Ed Prante10-7-0
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO38
From the (Bob Soderman).
1933-05-12Art Lasky21-0-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWTKO610
Minnesota State Heavyweight Title
1933-05-03King Levinsky44-21-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO110
time: 2:15
1933-03-22Walter Cobb30-12-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
1933-03-07Tom Heeney37-21-8
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
1932-12-12Ed Prante9-3-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO48
1932-11-25Frankie Wine56-36-15
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USANCNC610
Both fighters suspended 90 days and fined 1/2 of purse by MI boxing board
1932-10-21Jack Roper39-25-6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1932-09-26Les Kennedy41-15-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO28
1932-08-19Paul Pantaleo35-5-3
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO710
Pantaleo did not come out for 7th, claiming an injury to his jaw.
1932-08-09Isidoro Gastanaga31-16-0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALKO1
1932-06-28Les Marriner24-1-1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO110
Marriner was floored three times before the towel was thrown into the ring. New York Times
1932-06-21Hans Birkie21-14-2
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS55
1932-05-13Jim Braddock35-14-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
referee: Johnny Brassil
1932-03-18Jack McCarthy13-5-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
1932-03-01Dick Daniels19-8-0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO110
time: 2:20 | referee: Ed Shave
Vacant Minnesota State Heavyweight Title
Daniels down 3 times.

1932-01-29Joe Woods21-8-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
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
1931-11-13Giacomo Bergomas3-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1931-10-06Emmett Rocco26-13-2
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO810
Duluth Tribune--Rocco dropped 12 times
1931-09-22Dick Onken4-6-2
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO210
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
1931-09-15Gene Stanton13-10-0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO410
time: 1:17
1931-09-01Joe Sekyra42-13-6
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALUD1010
1931-08-07Riccardo Bertazzolo16-10-2
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO210
1931-07-28Mateo de la Osa18-5-0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO3
1931-07-16Ralph Ficucello30-5-2
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO210
A severely cut face caused the stoppage. (New York Times)
1931-07-03Marty Gallagher31-11-4
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO55
referee: Johnny Kilbane
1931-05-25Tiny Debolt11-4-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO18
time: 2:17
1931-05-13Jack Gagnon42-21-1
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO410
time: 1:23
Retzlaff scored four knockdowns in the third round. New York Times
1931-03-06Tom Heeney35-16-5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO710
Heeney "reeling dazedly about, he was clearly unable to continue" after two knockdowns. (New York Times)
1931-02-06Johnny Risko46-28-6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1931-01-14George Neron7-15-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO68
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1931-01-01Tommy Havel3-3-0
Fargo, North Dakota, USAWTKO16
1930-12-19Antonio de la Mata23-6-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO16
1930-11-14Antonio de la Mata22-6-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALDQ16
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-11-07Mike Mandell21-11-0
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO26
1930-10-31Andy Shanks21-4-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO18
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-10-16Angus McDonald5-0-0
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO36
1930-09-11Pedro Lopez5-20-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO24
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-08-15Leon Bombo Chevalier19-12-4
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWNWS66
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.
1930-06-05Tom Sayers24-16-0
Fairgrounds Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO1
1930-05-23Andres Castano16-8-0
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO110
referee: Jack Dempsey
1930-04-26Italian Jack Herman11-23-0
Fargo, North Dakota, USAWKO16
time: 1:15 | referee: Jack Dempsey
1930-04-11Ludwig Haymann36-13-12
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWTKO16
Haymann failed to come out for round 2.
1930-03-24Frankie Lennon3-5-1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO18
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-03-17Johnny Erickson10-3-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO16
1930-02-14Tony Talarico15-4-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO2
Talarico was knocked down eight times
1930-01-23Art Malay11-17-1
Rainbo Fronton, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO16
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-12-16Al Costello0-1-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO14
1929-12-09Larry Seratti17-11-4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO14
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-11-14Jim Sigman8-16-1
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO210
referee: Billy Petrolle
1929-08-14Soldier Millnor0-1-0
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO26
1929-07-26Grant Shade0-2-0
Armory, Duluth, Minnesota, USAWKO36
1929-05-21Grant Shade0-2-0
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS44
St. Paul Pioneer Press
1929-05-01Tiny Groves1-1-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO2
1929-04-12Mike Kalamis0-2-0
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USAWKO38
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