Charley Johnson
Global ID122059
birthdate 1871-05-25
death date 1902-08-21 (31)
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
aliasCharles A Palmer
country USA
residenceSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth placeMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
won 60 (KO 47) + lost 23 (KO 7) + drawn 30 = 119
rounds boxed 1306
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost 5 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 64
Total Bouts 130 KO% 36.15

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1902-02-13Billy Farren14-6-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS66
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-01-06Tommy Cleary15-8-5
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was not a knockout win for Johnson, as previously shown here.
1900-11-12George Cole21-6-5
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USALPTS2020
1900-10-29Young Mahoney6-1-0
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
1900-10-22Young Mahoney6-1-0
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
1900-10-15George Cole21-6-5
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1900-07-08Bobby Dobbs74-17-21
Rochester, New York, USADPTS2020
The weight limit was 145 pounds.
1900-06-11Mike Donovan33-3-13
Falls Field A.C., Rochester, New York, USADPTS2525
referee: Tom McCarthy
1900-05-14Australian Billy Edwards14-9-1
Waverly A.C., Yonkers, New York, USAWPTS2020
1900-05-10Mike Donovan33-3-12
Rochester, New York, USADPTS2525
1900-03-27Australian Billy Edwards14-9-0
First Regiment Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
1900-03-26Martin Judge18-13-13
Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWKO9
1900-02-24Mike Donovan33-2-11
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS2020
1900-02-19Billy Payne26-12-18
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
1900-01-23Jack Hammond7-3-4
Cadillac A.C., Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1899-11-08Fred Stricker0-2-0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWKO9
1899-09-30Ed Denfass2-0-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-09-25George Cole18-4-5
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2525
referee: George Siler
According to the Philadelphia Item, this match was fought at 145 lbs.
1899-09-18Ben Coleman0-2-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Results from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1899-09-02Mike Donovan33-1-7
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS2020
referee: J. D. Tinning
Sometimes recorded as a 10-round bout.
1899-07-14George Russell1-5-2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCND1010
1899-06-14Jack Moffat16-2-4
Adelphi Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1899-05-08Joe Walcott53-6-8
Ariel A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, USALTKO1015
referee: Jack Fogarty
During the entire ten rounds Johnson made but five leads and landed only three times. Walcott administered severe punishment and had him against the ropes in the tenth. Referee Jack Fogarty separated the two men and Johnson's hands fell to his side. The referee asked if he wanted to go on and he replied: "What's the use? I'm all murdered up." Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-03-01Tommy Ryan49-1-8
Whittington Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALKO820
referee: Jake Holtman
World Middleweight Championship
Johnson knocked down three times and counted out. Bout fought at 150lbs and should be considered a defense of Ryan's claim to the middleweight championship.

1899-02-13Charles Goff4-1-1
People's A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1898-10-23Andy Walsh10-5-4
New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS2020
1898-10-10Larry McDonald5-0-3
Springfield, Indiana, USALDQ3
1898-09-23Fred Lang1-2-0
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USADPTS44
Police intervened.
1898-08-11Andy Walsh9-5-3
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2020
1898-06-20Charley Burns7-9-7
Wheeling, West Virginia, USADPTS?
50 rounds. Charles Burns.
1898-05-23Mysterious Billy Smith20-9-12
Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1515
1898-03-02Jim Janey9-1-1
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS88
referee: George Mantz
Results from the Baltimore Morning Herald, which stated that Johnson had an estimated 15 pounds on Janey. Janey had the better of it.
1898-02-22George Cole7-2-4
Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO510
1898-02-03George Russell0-1-0
Pyle's Academy, Wilmington, Delaware, USADPTS44
Police intervened.
1898-01-28Mysterious Billy Smith20-8-10
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ1
1898-01-22Matty Matthews14-2-6
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS44
Matthews claimed the house was not large enough and bout was condensed to four rounds. "The first round opened with Matthews doing most of the leading, but he clinched often and refused to break away. In the next three rounds Johnston(sic) had slightly the better of it. Matthews kept up his tactics of clinching all through the bout." Philadelphia Inquirer
1897-11-18Lon Beckwith11-8-6
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USADPTS1010
1897-09-09Jimmy O'Leary1-1-2
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWKO22
Also incorrectly recorded as occurring September 10. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-06-07Billy Payne23-7-16
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Results from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1897-04-26Jimmy Handler13-7-3
Palace A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS2020
1897-04-06Jimmy Handler12-7-3
Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, USALKO1315
referee: William H. Rocap
1897-03-23Maurice Hagerstrom8-4-3
Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, USAWKO2
1897-03-15Jerome Quigley8-3-9
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO66
1897-03-01George Cole5-1-3
Trenton, New Jersey, USAWDQ615
1897-01-28Dick Moore46-14-17
Tuxedo A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
No decision bout. Newspaper decision for Moore from Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Record.
1897-01-26Jimmy Handler11-7-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Johnson was down in the 2nd round.
1897-01-12Tommy West7-4-5
Myers A.C., Albany, New York, USALTKO720
referee: John P. Eckhardt
Johnson was knocked down three times in the 7th round.
1896-12-17Sam Tonkins4-6-0
Athletic Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
referee: William H. Rocap
1896-12-03Jerome Quigley7-2-9
Tuxedo A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1896-12-01Wiley Evans5-10-4
Myers A.C., Albany, New York, USAWKO2
1896-11-21Scaldy Bill Quinn11-5-9
Art A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS44
1896-11-19Izzy Strauss7-2-2
Philadelphia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ46
referee: William H. Rocap
Strauss tried to kick Johnson and was disqualified.
1896-11-12Joe Dougherty6-0-0
Tuxedo A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
1896-10-29Billy Payne18-5-14
Tuxedo A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ5
1896-10-26Owen Ziegler19-5-7
Caledonian A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
1896-10-12Charlie McKeever20-2-2
Caledonian A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
1896-10-09Jerome Quigley5-2-9
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
1896-09-23Jimmy Handler11-5-2
Athletic Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS66
Results from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Handler was better.
1896-09-09Jerome Quigley5-2-7
Caledonian A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS66
Exact date in September unknown.
1896-08-08Jim McCoy
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS?
Number of rounds unknown. Exact date in August unknown.
1896-07-20Mike Fitzgerald
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO1
1896-07-07Jimmy Handler10-5-1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS44
Exact date in July unknown.
1896-06-22Tommy Baker1-0-0
South Brooklyn A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS55
1896-06-01Jack Murphy0-0-0
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO2
1896-05-01Billy Welch1-2-0
Art A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1
1896-04-24Austin Gibbons8-2-1
Caledonian A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO6
Not held April 19 or a ND6, as is sometimes reported.
1896-03-30Jimmy Handler9-4-1
Pennsylvania A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCND44
1896-03-24Billy Vernon9-2-0
Caledonian A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCND66
1896-03-02Jimmy Handler9-3-1
Active A.C., Paterson, New Jersey, USAWKO2
Not Feb. 24.
1896-02-26Billy Nalley1-3-1
Globe Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO4
1896-02-25Joe Devlin0-2-0
Globe Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCND4
1896-02-24Jimmy Handler7-3-1
Opera House, Paterson, New Jersey, USALKO2
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1896-02-09Jerome Quigley5-2-5
Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCND44
1896-01-29Scaldy Bill Quinn7-1-6
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USALTKO25
referee: Tim Hurst
Stopped by the referee, who had to catch a train. (Not Jan. 29 or a K.O. loss by Johnson. Also, not held in Hazelton, as is sometimes reported.) According to the Philadelphia Item, the fight was held in Luzerne, PA, not either Williamsport or Hazleton. It was a finish fight. "When the 25th round finished, Johnson looked so badly used up that he was unable to face his opponent again."
1896-01-12Jerome Quigley5-2-4
Caledonian A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS66
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