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George Rodel
Global ID39971
sexmale
birthdate 1887-09-14
death date 1955-06-06 (67)
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
aliasBoer
country South Africa
residenceNew York, USA
birth placeSmithfield, Free State, South Africa
birth nameLodewikus van Vuuren
won 26 (KO 16) + lost 16 (KO 13) + drawn 3 = 46
rounds boxed 324
Newspaper Decisions won 11 : lost 4 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 172
Total Bouts 63 KO% 25.4
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1916-05-04Bill Brennan8-0-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO310
1916-02-17Andre Anderson3-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO510
1916-01-22Bill Brennan1-0-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALKO710
1915-12-13Jack Reed11-14-0
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1915-11-22Bill MacKinnon29-11-16
Exposition Hall, Portland, Maine, USADPTS1212
1915-10-30Sailor Jack Carroll25-9-5
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1915-09-15Bill MacKinnon28-11-15
LPTS1010
1915-07-24Young Ahearn17-5-1
Brighton Beach Racetrack, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)In every round except the ninth, middleweight Young Ahern outboxed and outfought the big Boer.
1915-07-01Sailor Fred Fritts3-4-0
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO810
1915-06-22Joe Cox5-5-1
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALDQ510
1915-06-05Joe Battling Woods2-2-0
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO310
1915-05-25Joe Cox5-5-0
Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS88
referee: Harry Sharpe
St. Louis Post Dispatch.
1915-05-07Ernie Stanton
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO310
1915-04-23Cleve Hawkins6-4-2
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
Toronto Star. Despite a decided height and weight advantage, Boer Rodel had but a shade the better of the ten round bout.
1915-04-10Tom McCarty7-1-2
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times
1915-03-29Joe Battling Woods1-0-0
Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO510
Woods' corner threw in the sponge.
1915-03-13Charley Weinert9-1-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times, and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-01-21Carl Morris26-3-1
Joplin, Missouri, USALKO310
1914-06-15Sailor White16-12-0
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USAWTKO610
1914-05-27George Davis12-4-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Buffalo Evening News.
1914-05-16Jack Twin Sullivan44-17-32
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Rodel had a twelve pound weight advantage, it may as well have been a hundred, for Sullivan simply would not box. He put up a sort of death grip tug of war, so that Rodel had no chance to punch him. New York Times
1914-04-28Jess Willard19-3-1
Orpheum Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, USALKO610
1914-04-25Dan Daily12-2-0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
(New York Times)
1914-03-17Fred McKay4-9-0
Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO710
1914-03-12Jack Heinen0-5-0
Postman A.C., Williamsburg, New York, USAWKO110
1914-02-02Porky Dan Flynn28-7-7
New Amsterdam Opera House, National S.C., New York, New York, USALKO410
referee: Patsy Haley
1913-12-29Jess Willard17-3-1
Casino, New Haven, Connecticut, USALKO920
time: 1:30
According to The Day [New London, Conn.]"The end came while they were in close quarters. Willard, with one arm around the Boer's neck, twisted him around until his face was in plain sight, hooked a short uppercut to the chin, stepped back and it was all over." Willard had put Rodel down for 9 counts in the 5th and 8th rounds.
1913-12-25Howard Morrow16-0-5
Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, USAWNWS1010
(Syracuse Herald)
1913-12-22Fireman Jim Flynn45-15-14
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Rodel won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times
1913-12-13Jack Fitzgerald16-6-2
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Eagle. Rodel's opponent was specifically identified as Jack Fitzgerald of Philadelphia.
1913-11-17Jess Willard15-3-1
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
referee: George Duffy
Milwaukee Free Press and Milwaukee Journal gave newspaper decision to Rodel; Cedar Rapids Gazette, Ft Wayne News & Anaconda Standard (wire reports) called it a draw.
Willard outweighed Rodel by approximately 50lbs mostly fat. Rodel earned the draw by sweeping the last three rounds decisively. The men used 7oz gloves.

1913-11-08Jack Geyer19-5-2
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
New York Times
1913-06-27Gunboat Smith35-6-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO310
referee: Billy Joh
1913-05-23Soldier Kearns19-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1913-04-29Sailor Fred Fritts
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ210
1913-04-11Gunboat Smith34-6-4
New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Sammy Kelly
New York Times. Rodel drew first blood and outpointed Smith in the first three rounds, but went to the canvas eight times, nearly succumbing in the tenth round. This was a promotion of the 44th Street A.C.
1913-03-26Jim Coffey13-1-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALTKO910
referee: Billy Joh
1913-03-24Dan Daily7-1-0
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
referee: Frank Erne
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.Cleveland Plain Dealer Draw
1913-03-14Tim Logan3-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
New York Times
1913-02-26Art Nelson3-1-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWTKO810
referee: Billy Joh
1912-12-27Gaston Pigot3-4-0
Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1912-12-06Bombardier Billy Wells10-2-0
The King's Hall, London Road, Walworth, London, United KingdomLKO220x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1912-11-07Jim O'Brien
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomNCND66x3
1912-11-02Irish O'Mara1-1-1
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWRTD610
1912-10-26Bandsman Dick Rice10-2-0
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
1912-09-23'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran30-14-2
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWDQ1620x3
referee: Dick Burge
Curran disqualified for use of the head. Both boxers cut due to head clashes.
1912-08-08Dennis Haugh18-8-4
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO1315x3
1912-06-28Seaman Brown0-3-0
Old Cosmo Rink, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: John H. Thwaites
Derby Daily Telegraph - Saturday 29 June 1912
1912-05-24Joe Jeannette41-7-5
Old Cosmo Rink, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomLKO1115x3
1912-04-27Kid Jackson7-1-0
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1912-04-06Jewey Smith25-17-3
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1912-04-01Tom Cowler14-2-1
LKO7
Exact date and location unknown.
1912-03-29'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran28-12-2
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWDQ115x3
referee: Mr Murray
Curran disqualified for hitting his opponent whilst he was down.
1912-03-15'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran28-11-2
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: John H. Thwaites
1911-12-26Tom Cowler9-1-1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLDQ615x3
1911-12-11Kid Jackson
Old Cosmo Rink, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWKO1010x3
Date uncertain
1911-11-23Alf Langford4-1-0
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO420x3
1911-09-10Seaman George Pascall2-3-0
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO1320x3
1911-07-20Sam McVea41-5-3
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLKO120x3
1911-06-10Gustave Marthuin3-3-1
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO210
1911-05-31Salinas Jack Burns6-6-1
The King's Hall, London Road, Walworth, London, United KingdomWKO1
1911-04-29Harry Croxon4-4-0
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United KingdomWKO8
Venue - Wonderland
1911-03-15Seaman Fred Parsons0-3-1
London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3

 
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