Name: Willie Ritchie
Birth Name: Gerhardt Anthony Steffen
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 1975-03-24 (Age:84)
Nationality: US American
Hometown: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 5′ 7½″ / 171cm
Reach: 67″ / 170cm
Boxing Record: click
Manager: Billy Nolan
Trainer: Jack Grace
Willie Ritchie Gallery
Willie Ritchie was a boxing instructor at Camp Lewis (near Tacoma, Washington) during World War I. By 1925, he was managing an auto tire business. He also promoted boxing shows at California's Monarch A.C. in the late 1920s.
Ritchie was involved with the California State Athletic Commission during the 1930s through his retirement as its Chief Inspector on Feb. 28, 1961. (His son partnered with the famous Norwegian ice-skater Sonja Henie  in 1943 for a series of performances on ice; he later married actress Jane Powell before they divorced in 1953.)
Willie Ritchie died in Burlingame, California.