Charley Burley
Global ID9004
birthdate 1917-09-06
death date 1992-10-16 (75)
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach75″   /   191cm
country USA
residencePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeBessemer, Pennsylvania, USA
birth nameCharles Duane Burley
won 83 (KO 50) + lost 12 (KO 0) + drawn 2 = 98
rounds boxed 699 KO% 51.02

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1950-07-22Pilar Bastidas20-7-3
Plaza de Toros de Acho, Lima, PeruWPTS1010
referee: Armando Vera
1950-03-02Buddy Hodnett3-7-0
Aragon Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO68
referee: Ernie Sesto
Hodnett was down for three nine-counts before being counted out.
1950-02-02Chuck Higgins24-1-0
Aragon Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
time: 1:17
A left hook to the jaw followed by a left hook to the body ended the fight in 1:17.
1949-07-25Willie Wright4-2-0
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1949-04-03Charley Doc Williams29-7-2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1010
Many sources incorrectly report this as a Burley win. The New Orleans Times-Picayune and The Ring both reported that Williams won the decision.
1948-03-24Battling Blackjack9-9-0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO36
1947-08-08Larry Cartwright24-11-6
Huntington, West Virginia, USAWTKO810
1947-02-17Bert Lytell39-11-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
The official scorecards, all in favor of Lytell, were 7-2-1, 7-3, and 6-2-2.
1946-08-05Bert Lytell32-9-4
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan 7-3 | judge: A.J. Williams 6-4 | judge: Red Robinson 9-1
1946-07-16Charley Banks24-11-4
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1946-04-24Oakland Billy Smith30-12-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1946-04-08Paulie Peters42-13-13
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO210
According to the San Francisco Chronicle (Herb Goldman), this was not a California title fight, as was previously shown here, and was scheduled for 10 rounds and not 12.
1946-03-14Charley Dodson15-6-0
Aragon Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
referee: Ernie Sesto
1945-10-08Oakland Billy Smith27-10-3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
Smith was down for an 8-count in round two and down again at the final bell.
1945-09-28Speedy Duvall28-25-0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO410
1945-09-04Dave Clark8-3-0
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO110
time: 1:58
1945-08-20Aaron Wade57-10-6
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Ernie Sesto
1945-07-26Oscar Boyd13-8-2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
time: 0:52
1945-07-11Holman Williams127-19-9
Civic Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USALUD1212
referee: Luke Carr 3-9 | judge: George Needham 5-7 | judge: Willie DeJames 5-7
1945-03-12Joe Carter40-6-4
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Gorman 58-52 | judge: Toby Irwin 61-46 | judge: Frankie Brown 56½-52½
Gate: $13,693.65
1944-09-11Jack Chase68-15-8
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO1215
referee: Frankie Carter | judge: Toby Irwin | judge: Joe Gorman
USA California State middleweight title
1944-08-28Young Gene Buffalo93-25-8
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO510
referee: Toby Irwin
"Buffalo was taking quite a pasting in the fifth before Referee Toby Irwin stopped the go." The Ring, December 1944, page 53.
1944-06-23Frankie Nelson31-9-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO710
time: 0:20 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
1944-05-12Al Gilbert28-28-7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO410
referee: Joe Narvaez
1944-04-21Archie Moore59-8-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
"Moore was on the floor in the 1st, 3rd and 4th rounds (a total of four times) and was shaky at the finish, but Burley lacked the finishing touch." (Associated Press)
1944-04-06Jack Chase64-12-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO915
time: 0:18 | referee: Abe Roth
USA California State middleweight title
Chase took a nine-count in round four.
1944-03-24Aaron Wade54-6-5
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
1944-03-03Bobby Berger10-32-7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO510
1943-06-26Bobby Birch25-10-3
Lane Field, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
Burley scored a "decisive" victory and had Birch "down for a 5-count in the ninth round." (United Press)
1943-05-14Holman Williams103-14-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USANCNC1010
referee: Abe Roth | judge: Reggie Gilmore | judge: Frank Holborow
The referee declared the fight no contest after one minute of the 10th round because of inactivity. (Associated Press)
1943-04-19Cocoa Kid150-38-7
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1010
The Times-Picayune thought it close. but that Burley should have been tabbed the winner.
1943-03-03Aaron Wade46-4-5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1943-02-19Jack Chase52-6-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1943-02-03Harvey Massey55-28-15
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO910
1942-12-11Lloyd Marshall34-7-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALSD1010
referee: Billy Kershner | judge: Frankie Dolan | judge: Charley Randolph
LA Times.
1942-11-13Cecilio Lozada50-44-17
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO210
referee: Joe Stone
1942-10-16Holman Williams95-13-6
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1515
Colored Middleweight championship. The Times-Picayune stated that Williams had long been the "local negro pugilistic idol" in New Orleans and thus had the crowd with him from the start. But that he fought a purely defensive fight and many felt Burley had won at least nine of the fifteen rounds.
1942-08-14Holman Williams95-12-6
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO915
Colored Middleweight Championship
1942-06-29Ezzard Charles21-2-1
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Red Robinson
1942-06-23Holman Williams92-11-6
Crosley Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1942-05-25Ezzard Charles20-2-1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
Charles was a substitute for Ken Overlin. Burley took a count of three in the last round and was nearly knocked out in round four.
1942-04-30George Wilson1-16-4
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO28
1942-04-24Joe Sutka33-20-5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO48
1942-04-20Phil McQuillan25-28-8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO18
time: 2:10 | referee: George Walsh
McQuillan was knocked down twice.
1942-04-10Cleo McNeal54-26-5
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO510
1942-03-13Jay D Turner25-21-4
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO710
"Turner, face beaten to raw beefsteak in six rounds, failed to answer the bell for the seventh." (The Ring, June 1942, page 64).
1942-02-26Holman Williams90-8-6
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWUD1010
1942-02-13Big Boy Hogue46-9-6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWRTD610
1942-02-06Milo Theodorescu20-32-5
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO410
referee: John Perry
1942-01-23Jackie Burke111-30-23
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO510
Burke was floored twice in round three and four times in the fifth.
1942-01-09Shorty Hogue50-4-2
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO1010
time: 1:09
1941-12-23Jerry Hayes2-21-4
City Auditorium, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USAWKO410
1941-12-12Ted Morrison6-15-1
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO28
1941-09-25Antonio Fernandez52-7-11
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1941-08-25Otto Blackwell26-16-9
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1941-07-14Young Gene Buffalo77-19-7
Gardens, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO510
Buffalo was down once in the 2nd, and twice in the 5th.
1941-06-02Ossie Harris12-5-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
time: 2:36 | referee: Buck McTiernan
Harris was knocked down three times.
1941-04-18Eddie Ellis19-3-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO58
1941-03-31Babe Synnott31-32-3
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO58
time: 2:40 | referee: Al Grayber
1940-11-11Vince Pimpinella26-38-8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1010
Pimpinella was floored in the 5th for no count.
1940-10-18Eddie Peirce56-19-13
Butler Street Sports Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1940-09-03Jimmy Bivins14-0-0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Ernie Sesto | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: Johnny Fundy
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Burley waited too long to "put on the heat." "If Burley opened up as he did in the last three rounds, and particularly in the tenth when he battered Bivins almost at will, Burley would not have lost the battle." A right uppercut almost dropped Bivins in the final round.
1940-08-19Kenny LaSalle66-23-9
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: George Martzo
1940-07-29Georgie Abrams32-3-1
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Buck McTiernan | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: Johnny Fundy
The Pittsburgh Press stated that Burley should have been given the decision. Burley lost two rounds in the scoring because of low blows.
1940-06-17Carl Dell42-6-0
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1940-04-26Sam Edwards6-4-0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO215
1940-04-12Baby Kid Chocolate23-32-8
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO515
1940-02-12Nate Bolden19-6-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1939-12-01Holman Williams64-6-4
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1515
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). Williams was down for three counts of nine in the fourth round. Williams, who had been on the losing end, took charge in the seventh round and won every found thereafter, except the 13th in which Burley had the edge.
1939-10-23Mickey Makar26-20-4
Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 1:28 | referee: Al Grayber
1939-08-28Jimmy Leto102-16-7
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
This was a slow, dull fight according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1939-07-17Fritzie Zivic83-20-4
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Donovan
1939-06-20Jimmy Leto101-16-7
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Willie Davies | judge: Chick Rodgers
1939-01-10Sonny Jones42-18-15
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO712
time: 1:52 | referee: Red Robinson
1938-11-21Billy Soose10-1-0
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
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