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Alex Burlie
Global ID41084
sexmale
birthdate 1905-02-06
death date 1962-06-16 (57)
divisionflyweight
country Canada
residenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
birth placeDundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
birth nameAlexander Fletcher Burlie
won 22 (KO 4) + lost 10 (KO 1) + drawn 6 = 38
rounds boxed 251 KO% 10.53
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1928-10-15Bobby Clary7-1-1
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS66
1928-04-25Pete Sanstol25-1-2
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLTKO46
Sanstol's Canadian debut. Burlie substituted for Joe Villenueve, who had been badly cut in Quebec City the week before. Montreal Herald
1928-02-06Young Irish4-5-2
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS66
1928-01-02Willie Davies57-7-10
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
Davies, recently back from California, is the Pennsylvania Flyweight Champion. The Globe
1927-10-28Jackie Powers1-0-0
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWDQ26
referee: Les Black
"Tiger Joe Powers" hit Burlie after the bell rang, but apparently he had not heard it ring. The Globe "Burlie was the only one int he ring to hear the gong. He dropped his hands and started for his corner. Just as he turned away Powers produced one from China and let it go. He pinked Burlie on the jaw and Burlie went down stiff. Dr. Les Black, who was refereeing the prelims, did not hear the bell so he started to count Burlie out. When Sam Leonard, the official time keeper, refused to arise and make the count a duet, Black stopped and commenced to wonder what it was all about. Then Burlie's seconds leaped into the ring and told him vehemently what had happened." - Toronto Star
1927-06-20Willie Davies51-4-10
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-04-18Newsboy Brown23-2-4
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
Burlie is the Canadian Flyweight Champion at this time. Based upon this loss, Burlie loses the Canadian Flyweight Title and announces his retirement, which is short-lived. Reporter and Referee Marsh said Burlie had won the first five rounds and fought the best bout of his career.
1926-12-06Scotty McKeown6-6-1
Standard Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
"Burlie won eight out of ten rounds without the shadow of a doubt. The other two - if you are a charitably inclinded soul and have a little sympathy and compassion for a little fellow giving away height and reach, even if he did not give away poundage - might have been given to McKeon, but even at that you would be stretching it as far as points were concerned." - Toronto Star. "None of Burlie's tactics last night was open to question. There was no love lost between the boxers, but Burlies most vicious attacks were strictly within the rules." - Globe & Mail.
1926-11-29Scotty McKeown5-6-1
Standard Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLDQ310
referee: Lou Marsh
"It was apparent that the blow which ended the bout, though low, was not intentionally so. Burlie in an attempt to leave a good impression behind on his departure for New York was over-anxious." - Globe & Mail. McKeown also claimed a low-blow foul after being dropped at the end of the first round, but Marsh ruled the punch clean.
1926-09-23Harry Webber
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO210
referee: Lou Marsh
Burlie battered Webber so unmercifully the fight had to be stopped. Burlie is the Canadian Flyweight Champion at this time. Webber went down twice in the opening round, though Referee Marsh believed the fighter to have taken a dive on each occasion and told him to get up or risk the commission would impound his purse. "Webber did the best he could in the next round, but he was a toy in Burlie's hands and was finally clipped over with a right to the chin. It was a good solid jolt." - Toronto Star. Webber was a late replacement for Englishman Ernie Jarvis, who broke a bone in his ankle and was forced to pull out of the bout the day before.
1926-04-23Young Dencio23-19-7
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Hugh Hayes
"Burlie had reach, weight and height in his favor and made the most of his physical advantages." - Toronto Star. "It was seen at once that Burlie had an advantage that would result, with the exercise of reasonable care and skill, in his defeat of the visitor, but the spectators enjoyed the furious boxing of the spectacular little fellow and applauded his efforts constantly." - Globe & Mail
1926-01-25Corporal Izzy Schwartz28-19-9
Standard Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Alex Sinclair
"Alex Burlie of Toronto won nine of the ten rounds and the decision by a wide margin in his bout with Corporal Izzy Schwartz of New York at the St.Charles Athletic Club show in the Standard Theatre last night. AT the same time Burlie almost suffered a knockout in the tenth round, the only one in which Schwartz end a substantial lead." - Globe & Mail. Burlie was 3/4 of a pound overweight at the 2 PM weigh-in, but worked the weight off rather than forfeit $50 of his purse.
1926-01-01Willie Woods15-32-2
Standard Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Alex Sinclair
The Globe & Mail had Burlie winning every round with the possible exception of the 3rd.
1925-12-04Mike Marcells3-6-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS66
1925-11-24Joe Colletti28-7-4
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Alex Sinclair
"Colletti astounded the crowd by turning three back somersaults at the conclusion of the bout." - Toronto Star. The Star and The Globe & Mail both had Burlie winning comfortably.
1925-10-30Willie Davies23-2-3
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1010
referee: Alex Sinclair
"... by far the best bout of the evening. It was a well-contested struggle by two fast, clever and scientific boxers, and the "fifty-fifty" award does no injustice to either." - Globe & Mail. "Alex Sinclair called it a draw. I thought that Davies was entitled to the verdict by a slight margin for his early advantage." - Lou Marsh, Toronto Star
1925-09-14Tiger Joe Herman6-2-4
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS66
referee: Alex Sinclair
"The Toronto boxer (Burlie) probably would have won the decision had he not resorted to foul (hitting low and butting) tactics." - Globe & Mail
1925-07-11Willie Davies19-2-2
Baseball Park, Charleroi, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1925-06-12Hal Stevenson12-1-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS66
1925-05-11Frenchy Belanger5-0-2
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS66
1925-04-24Billy Kelly14-1-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS66
As Alex Burley of Toronto (Syracuse Herald).
1925-04-03Billy Kelly14-1-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS66
As Alex Burley of Toronto (Syracuse Herald).
1925-02-09Kid Atherley
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO26
A right cross put Atherley down for the 10 count.
1924-11-17Willie Davies9-1-1
Standard Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWUD88
referee: Lou Marsh
Toronto Star says Willie Davies, Pitsburger, had been amateur champion of USA and Burlie had been Canadian Amateur Champ.
1924-04-02Spider Ryan6-12-7
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS66
1924-03-10Allan Holmes4-6-0
Standard Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS66
1924-02-01Jimmy Ray
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS66
1924-01-07Johnny Lear3-0-1
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS66
referee: Lou Marsh
In round 3, "Lear's left ear, damaged in training bloomed into a beautiful cauliflower. Burley parked a hook on the auriocular baloon and it burst in a shower of blood." - Toronto Star. Burley was down 4 times, twice in round 4 and round 5.
1923-12-05Johnny Lear3-0-0
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS66
referee: Alex Sinclair
The Toronto Star felt that Lear should have been given the decision, and the fans \"almost split the roof\" at the draw verdict.
1923-10-12Jackie Russell
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS88
"The crowd at times called to the referee to stop the one-sided contest. Russell was accorded a tremendous ovation for the plucky manner in which he lasted the eight rounds." - Globe & Mail
1923-09-21Elmer Watt1-0-0
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS88
referee: Hugh Hayes
"One judge gave it to Burlie and the other said draw and Referee Hayes left it a draw. The crowd was was with Watts because of Burlie's low hitting." - Toronto Star.
1923-06-01Ralph McNaughton2-0-0
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDPTS1010
As "Young McNaughton" of Quebec. Montreal Gazette
1923-04-23Allan Holmes1-0-0
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS66
1923-03-26Fred Coomby0-1-0
Gayety Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO16
referee: Lou Marsh
The referee stopped the fight in the first round and said an investigation would be conducted into the matchmaking for the bout.
1923-02-09Jimmy Britt3-1-0
Gayety Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS66
"The best bout of the evening." - Globe & Mail
1923-01-25Barney Butler3-2-1
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS44
1922-12-08Lou Bloom
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS66
Burlie was warned several times for hitting low.
1922-12-01Soldier Bob Morris1-1-0
Gayety Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO56
Burlie's pro-debut. "In the fifth frame, Morris' seconds tossed in the towel." - Globe & Mail

 
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