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Soldier Bartfield
Global ID11280
sexmale
birthdate 1892-03-15
death date 1970-10-02 (78)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
country USA
residenceBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth placeBudapest, Hungary
birth nameJakob Bartfeldt
won 51 (KO 33) + lost 30 (KO 5) + drawn 8 = 90
rounds boxed 716
Newspaper Decisions won 66 : lost 47 : drawn 19
rounds boxed 1250
Total Bouts 222 KO% 14.86
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1932-09-15Silent Gibbons1-5-1
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS44
1932-08-05Matthew Ryszewski0-8-0
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO14
time: 0:45
Bartfield's first ring appearance since 1926 (New York Times).
1925-08-25Joe Downey8-10-1
Harrison, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1925-06-15Bobby Marriott16-7-1
Fort Slocum, David's Island, New Rochelle, New York, USALPTS66
1925-02-19Sergeant Sammy Baker24-2-2
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALKO26
1924-12-25Bobby Marriott9-6-1
Fort Slocum, David's Island, New Rochelle, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-08-29Jimmy Francis2-1-0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from The Ring, October 1924, page 27.
1924-06-23Italian Joe Gans32-15-8
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1924-06-14Bruno Frattini39-5-7
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1924-02-25Harry Galfund23-6-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1923-10-04Dave Rosenberg34-3-5
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO412
1923-09-03Bermondsey Billy Wells16-3-3
109th Infantry Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican
1923-07-06Italian Joe Gans30-13-5
Kingsboro Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1212
1923-06-14Jack Britton68-13-17
Kingsboro Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
The Kingsboro Stadium venue was also known as the East New York Oval.
1923-04-23Jimmy Slattery27-0-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS66
referee: W J Taggart
1923-03-15Georgie Ward15-5-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1923-03-05Anthony Downey14-2-0
Heuck's Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1923-01-01Frankie Laureate10-3-0
Bolton Hall, Troy, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-12-19Paul Doyle42-11-7
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-10-30Jimmy Kelly20-8-7
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-10-04Italian Joe Gans27-9-5
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-09-27Jack Perry30-19-4
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1212
1922-09-21Frankie Schoell32-6-4
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-09-08George Werner3-2-0
Steeplechase A.A., Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USAWKO912
1922-07-24Phil Krug8-0-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-07-04Jimmy Jones9-1-0
Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator, which reported that Bartfield was floored twice.
1922-06-26Johnny Karr5-0-2
Triangle Park, Dayton, Ohio, USALPTS1212
This probably was an official decision. Both The Ring and the Pittsburgh Post report that Karr was the winner.
1922-06-01Bermondsey Billy Wells12-2-3
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1212
1922-05-19Benny Leonard66-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS44
Although part of a charity program for the National Sports Alliance, decisions were rendered by the NYSAC. World Champion Jack Dempsey and Senator Walker (author of the current boxing law) were introduced. New York Times
1922-05-15Murray Soren11-2-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: George Needham
Buffalo Courier
1922-05-04Jimmy Kelly17-6-3
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USADPTS1212
1922-04-06Mike Morley11-5-0
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO512
1922-03-20Johnny Gill6-4-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, etc.
1922-03-18Mike O'Dowd48-5-3
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-02-23Mickey Walker19-2-0
Broad A.C., Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post, Chicago Tribune; Brideport Telegram. etc/
1922-01-31Mickey Walker18-2-0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
This was a very hard battle according to the Boston Globe. Walker won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Philadelphia Record.
Ring Magazine concurs the result.

1922-01-23Dave Rosenberg23-2-4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1212
1922-01-10Mickey Walker18-2-0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger. The Inquirer had the same.
1921-12-26Phil Bloom33-15-7
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-11-21Billy Ryan11-7-3
Armory, Cincinnati, Ohio, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Coshocton Tribune. The Milwaukee Journal also reported a draw.
1921-11-07Frankie Schoell23-6-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS1212
1921-10-20Italian Joe Gans22-6-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1921-10-05Tillie Herman31-24-19
Brighton S.C., Staten Island, New York, USALPTS1212
1921-06-20Lou Bogash38-2-7
State Street Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USALTKO315
referee: Terry Lee
Bartfield suffered a broken arm, and was out of action until the following fall. This was the main event of the last program held in Connecticut before the new boxing law was passed and put into effect.
1921-05-10Italian Joe Gans22-5-0
Brooklyn Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1515
1921-04-25Tommy Robson32-20-5
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USANCNC410
referee: Noah Perry | judge: Herman Nickerson | judge: Al Bates
The referee halted this bout, declaring it a no-contest.
1921-04-11Marty Cross23-12-3
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1515
1921-04-08Tommy Robson31-19-5
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Noah Perry | judge: G. Edward Dixon | judge: Jimmy Winston
There were no fights in 1919 between Robson and Bartfield, contrary to previous indication here.
1921-03-29Phil Bloom28-12-5
Brooklyn Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1515
1921-03-21Italian Joe Gans22-4-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1515
1921-02-25Jock Malone18-2-1
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Malone won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times. The Milwaukee Journal reported the same result.
1921-02-22Lou Bogash33-2-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1515
referee: Johnny Haukop | judge: George Schweigler | judge: Tommy Shortell
1921-02-11Young Fisher16-16-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALMD1515
referee: Tommy Connolly | judge: Dave Wolfe | judge: Dr. W.A. Rowland
1921-01-24Johnny Paske12-7-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1515
referee: Dick Nugent
1921-01-15Jimmy Kelly3-1-1
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USADPTS1515
1920-08-18Bryan Downey28-2-6
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
"Soldier Bartfield and Bryan Downey slugged ten rounds to a draw." (Sandusky Star Journal) However, the Pittsburgh Post and the Philadelphia Record reported that Downey won. Bartfield suffered a broken hand in the ninth round and did not fight again in 1920.
1920-07-16Steve Choynski4-3-0
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Joe Suttner
Newspaper decision from the Buffalo Courier.
1920-07-14Bryan Downey28-2-5
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Chicago Tribune and New York Times both had Downey winning fight.
1920-07-01Johnny Wilson34-14-2
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
World Middleweight Title
"Two papers gave the decision to the champion by a shade, one gave it to Bartfield and another called it a draw." (Sandusky Star Journal) The Boston Globe, New York Times and Chicago Tribune all had Wilson winning the fight. The Washington Post had Bartfield winning.

1920-02-28Gabriel Pionnier6-4-3
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO912
Pionnier was "totally at a loss at close-range work, in which Bartfield excels. The Soldier..punches with the force of a steam hammer..(and) reminds me of Frank Klaus, in style and methods." (F. Hurdman-Lucas in Boxing, March 10, 1920, page 122.)
Bartfield donated 250 Francs to a fund for the wounded in WW1.

1920-02-11Maurice Niemen13-4-4
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1212
The fight was even after seven rounds, but Bartfield dominated the last five.
1919-11-27Benny Leonard54-4-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Leonard won the newspaper decision according to both the Philadelphia Public Ledger, the Philadelphia Record, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1919-11-10Benny Leonard53-4-0
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Leonard won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Review) The Philadelphia Record also reported Leonard as the winner. The Pittsburgh Post said that Leonard won easily.
1919-11-04Augie Ratner19-4-1
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS88
This was not a TKO loss for Bartfield as previously shown. New York Times and Chicago Tribune had Ratner winning--the Boston Globe had Bartfield winning by a comfortable margin. All three papers state that the fight went the scheduled eight rounds. (The Pittsburgh Post reported that Bartfield fell and wrenched his ankle in round six, so it appears that an incorrect report did go out that he was stopped.)
1919-10-06Johnny Tillman20-5-6
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1919-09-19Mike O'Dowd30-2-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance. (Chicago Tribune).

1919-09-04Benny Leonard52-4-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Source: The Syracuse Herald; "Leonard was given the verdict on points in four out of six rounds. Bartfield took one round, the sixth, and one was even."(Mansfield News) The Philadelphia Public Ledger gave Leonard the newspaper verdict, as also did the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Inquirer..
1919-07-03Battling Ortega47-6-12
Butte, Montana, USALPTS1212
Referee: J. H. MacIntosh
1919-06-02Young Fisher15-9-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Syracuse Herald. Bartfield was down in the first round.
1919-05-21Young Battling Nelson4-1-0
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USADPTS1212
1919-05-06Mick King26-20-11
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
Referee: Jimmy Britt.
1919-04-29Frank Barrieau57-9-16
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
referee: Chet McIntyre
1919-04-22Mike Gibbons48-1-4
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
1919-04-08Billy Papke37-9-5
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1919-03-04Mike Gibbons48-1-4
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
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