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Johnny Solzberg
Global ID52591
sexmale
birthdate 1892-03-19
death date 1949-11-22 (57)
divisionbantamweight
aliasYoung Solzberg
country Norway
residenceRed Hook, New York, USA
birth placeKristiania, Norway
birth nameJohannes Solberg
won 13 (KO 9) + lost 16 (KO 8) + drawn 1 = 32
rounds boxed 205
Newspaper Decisions won 14 : lost 21 : drawn 8
rounds boxed 378
Total Bouts 75 KO% 12
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1923-05-25Joey Silvers25-6-5
Stadium, Freeport, New York, USALKO68
1923-05-18Marty Silvers24-12-6
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS66
1923-04-21Scotty Williams12-10-1
Ridgewood Grove SC, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1923-03-31Jack Guida3-8-0
Ridgewood Grove SC, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1922-06-10Sonny Smith12-4-5
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-04-22Charley Kohler11-5-3
Ridgewood Grove SC, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-01-16Eddie McKenna5-1-0
Stadium, Freeport, New York, USAWTKO4
1921-09-16Billy Marlowe3-2-1
Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USALKO8
1921-08-22Al Ketchell16-15-5
Auditorium, Freeport, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Lou Magnolia | judge: Edward Becker | judge: Harold King
(Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1921-04-04Pete Herman51-9-8
Auditorium, Freeport, New York, USALTKO712
1921-03-07Billy Marlowe1-1-1
Auditorium, Freeport, New York, USALDQ1212
referee: Lou Magnolia
1921-01-24Charley Goodman0-1-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1010
1920-12-25Danny Kramer34-7-13
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO38
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1920-11-25Packey O'Gatty37-3-1
Woodhaven SC, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USALPTS1515
1920-03-31Frankie Daley12-3-0
Detroit, Michigan, USALTKO6
Friday, April 2, 1920 Paper: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page: 18
1920-02-10Pete Herman46-8-8
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1920-01-12Tommy Murray3-0-0
Suffolk A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1920-01-05Johnny Fiske0-0-2
Moose Lodge, Pueblo, Colorado, USALKO88
Colorado Springs Gazette
1919-12-17Bobby Josephs13-1-2
Suffolk A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO6
1919-11-27Joe O'Donnell4-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Inquirer favored O'Donnell. This fight was called a draw in the Record.
1919-05-12Pete Herman43-8-8
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALNWS1010
Bantamweight World Title
Although a no-decision bout Herman's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule. Herman refused to weigh in when Solzberg made weight two days before the fight, but did weigh in and make weight the next day.(Syracuse Herald).

1919-04-21Eddie Harling2-1-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO410
1919-03-18Frankie Walsh1-0-0
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS?
Walsh had been knocked out by Solzberg "a few weeks ago" (Boston Globe).
1918-07-16Yankee Brandt
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADNWS44
Considered a draw by The New York Times. Benefit for the War Department's Training Camp Activities Fund; $20,000 was raised.
tron: Washington Post (17th of July 1918) had Solzberg as winner. Newspaper clip provided by Alister Scott Ottesen. Yankee Brandt is probably Dutch Brandt (needs confirmation).

1918-05-04Eddie O'Keefe17-11-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of O'Keefe from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1917-04-05Jackie Sharkey3-3-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1917-03-17Johnny Rosner8-5-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS10
Result in Ibro #66. (Luckett Davis)
1917-02-09Joe Burman15-1-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York Sun
1917-01-05Memphis Pal Moore38-5-13
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
1916-11-24Joe Lynch4-0-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Lynch down three times.The Ring,Feb 1950 in a Solberg obituary by Jersey Jones.Page 44. Newspaper decision result printed in Logansport Pharos-Reporter.
1916-06-05Young Zulu Kid15-6-4
New York, New York, USALNWS1010
The kid was better. Ibro journal #66
1916-03-24Battling Reddy2-1-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1916-02-25Young Zulu Kid14-6-4
Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
The kid was better. Result in Ibro 66.
1915-11-15Johnny Ertle12-1-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Ertle defends his claim as World Bantamweight champion
New York Times & Manitoba Free Press for Erlte

1915-10-25Artie Simons4-5-2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) gave the newspaper decision to Simons.
1915-10-01Lew Tendler2-0-0
NCND66
1915-09-25Dutch Brandt4-1-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times
1915-09-24Benny Kaufman22-9-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Solzberg from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1915-07-30Battling Reddy2-1-0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1915-06-25Young Zulu Kid11-3-2
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
New York Times
1915-04-26Johnny Ertle11-1-0
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-03-09Steve Kid Sullivan6-2-0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USADNWS88
Newspaper decision reported in Brooklyn newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-03-03Lawrence Hall17-0-3
New York, New York, USANCND1010
Exact date in 1915 unknown.
1915-03-01Pete Herman22-6-5
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
1915-02-15Monk Fowler18-4-5
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune (Paul Zabala).
1915-02-02Dutch Brandt3-1-0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS88
1914-10-19Eddie O'Keefe15-6-2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
(Philadelphia Record)
1914-05-02Steve Kid Sullivan4-0-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Brooklyn Eagle
1914-03-24Dutch Brandt1-0-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
"Solsberg showed good generalship and cleverness but this was off-set by Brandt's hard hitting and good in-fighting" (New York Times)
1913-12-30 Louisiana7-2-1
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1913-05-24 Louisiana7-2-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger favored Louisiana, as also did the newspaper decision of the Philadelphia Record.
1913-05-20Battling Reddy2-1-0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
As Young Solsberg (The Daily Standard Union).
1913-04-26Mickey Brown2-2-3
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
(Boston Globe)
1913-01-08Charley Goldman24-4-2
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times
1912-09-21Jimmy Murray1-1-0
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
(Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1912-09-14Young Rector5-3-1
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
As Young Solsberg (The Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn).
1912-08-27Charley Young0-2-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO710
(The Standard Daily Union: Brooklyn)
1912-07-29Kid Williams28-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALRTD710
As Young Solzberg on Brooklyn. (NY Sun)
1912-05-29Frankie Burns8-1-1
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
Consensus of New York City newspapers was that it was a draw (Jack Kincaid). This was a promotion of the Royale A.C.
1912-05-08Johnny Coulon46-1-1
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Bantamweight World Title
Although a no-decision bout Coulon's title would be at risk if he lost inside schedule (New York Times)

1912-01-30Kid Williams23-3-1
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times had Solzberg winning, but New York Tribune scored it a draw. According to Jack Kincaid, the New York newspapers mostly favored Solzberg. Baltimore Sun had Williams winning.
1911-12-19Johnny Daly7-4-0
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Solsberg won the newspaper decision (New York Times).
1911-12-16Frankie Callahan5-0-0
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1911-11-13Frankie Callahan5-0-0
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
referee: Johnny McAvoy
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1911-09-26Young Andrews
Johnstown Flood Building, Coney Island, New York, USAWKO1
1911-08-07Kid Williams17-3-1
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)
1911-05-27Jimmy Ambrose1-1-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWKO310
1911-04-20Young Packey McFarland
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO1
1911-01-19Jimmy Ambrose1-0-0
New Amsterdam Opera House, National S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Solsberg won the newspaper decision (New York Times).
1911-01-17Young Reilly1-0-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1910-12-19Young Toby
Marathon A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS66
Solsberg won the newspaper decision (New York Times).
1910-12-05Artie McGovern
Olympic A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS44
New York Tribune 12/6/1910; Solzberg around 105 pounds.
1910-11-21George O'Brien0-1-0
Marathon A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO14
1910-10-29Billy Walsh
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO24
1910-10-27Kid Cook
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO24

 
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