Del Flanagan

104 22 2
37 KOs 7 KOs
division welter
status inactive
bouts 129
rounds 993
KOs 28.68%
career 1947-1964
debut 1947-04-18

ID# 010909
birth name Delbert Charles Flanagan
sex male
nationality USA
stance orthodox
height 5′ 8½″   /   174cm
residence Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth place Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Boxing Pro 129 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1964-06-20 Blair Richardson 39 4 1
Glace Bay
L-KO
Flanagan was retired by the Minnesota State Boxing Commission on June 23, 1964.
1964-01-29 Duane Horsman 27 6 2
Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester
L-KO
1:58    ref: Mert Herrick 38-39   Johnny Hennessey 38-39   Johnny McGrand 38-39

1963-04-16 Santiago Gutierrez 18 8 3
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio
L-KO
1:11    ref: Leonard Zuniga
1963-02-27 Tony Montano 32 10 2
Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester
L-RTD
1963-01-30 Joe Davis 13 4 0
Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester
W-PTS
1962-11-02 Ernie Smith 17 19 3
Hudson
W-TKO
1962-04-27 Tommy Caldwell 7 8 3
St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul
W-UD
1962-02-09 Lee Ballard 16 9 3
St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Billy McCabe 99-90   Dick Delaney 100-89   Jimmy Perrault Sr 100-83

1962-01-26 Mel Collins 21 18 1
Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester
W-MD
ref: Mert Herrick 97-96   John Nakrow   Al Smith 98-96
1961-12-29 Tommy Caldwell 5 6 3
Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester
W-UD
1961-10-09 Ralph Dupas 89 15 6
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans
L-UD
ref: Lucien Joubert 0-10   Herman Dutreix 0-9   Francis Kercheval 0-10
1961-04-29 Gert (Hottie) van
Heerden
17 3 0
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg
W-DQ
Van Heerden was disqualified after being warned four times for low blows. Flanagan was knocked down three times in the 1st round.
1961-02-22 Ernie Smith 16 14 2
Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester
W-TKO
1961-01-18 Lee Ballard 15 6 2
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-MD
ref: Billy McCabe 97-94   Dick Delaney 97-94   Jimmy Perrault Sr 96-96
1960-09-08 Johnny Nieman 1 1 0
Coliseum, Sioux Falls
W-KO
1960-05-17 Wilf Greaves 31 13 1
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Billy McCabe 100-93   Wally Holm 100-91   Johnny Stanton 98-94
Attendance: 1, 996 Gate: $7, 043.46
1960-03-08 Phil Edwards 53 4 3
Empire Pool, Wembley
NC-NC
2:55    ref: Tommy Little
Both fighters were disqualified for persistent holding.
1959-11-03 Samart Sorndaeng 6 2 1
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok
L-PTS
1959-06-16 Joey Giardello 78 17 6
Auditorium, Saint Paul
L-KO
2:50    ref: Billy McCabe
Flanagan has been accused of throwing this fight.
Attendance: 5, 803. Gate: $20, 210
1959-04-28 Jimmy Martinez 95 31 10
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Billy McCabe 100-91   Dick Delaney 100-92   Jimmy Perrault Sr 100-91
Attendance: 2, 966. Gate: $10, 267
1959-02-04 Ralph Dupas 74 10 6
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-SD
ref: Johnny Stanton 97-95   Dick Delaney 98-95   Jimmy Perrault Sr 96-97
1958-11-29 Al Andrews 46 31 2
Bismarck
W-UD
1958-11-20 Gil Turner 56 18 2
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Johnny Stanton 100-83   Johnny DeOtis 100-81   Jimmy Perrault Sr 100-87
Attendance: 4, 777 Gate: $18, 584.92
1958-09-18 Virgil Akins 52 17 1
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Billy McCabe    99-92    98-93    97-92
Attendance: 5, 242. Gate; $24, 334
1958-04-10 Walter Byars 17 6 1
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-MD
ref: Billy McCabe 99-94   Dick Delaney 97-97   Johnny Stanton 99-95
1958-03-17 Clarence Cook 34 6 0
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-TKO
1958-01-20 Eusebio Hernandez 55 27 6
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas
W-UD
ref: Frank Serna 50-39   Ernie Cragin 48-44   Ralph Mosa 47-39
1957-12-30 Abe Cruz 9 17 2
Bismarck
W-PTS
ref: Arnold Garley 99-93
1957-10-02 Yama Bahama 45 7 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-UD
ref: Frank Sikora 43-49   Frank Clark 42-50   Franklin Spike McAdams 46-47
1957-08-24 Ralph Jones 44 18 4
Hippodrome Fair, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Johnny Stanton 98-91   Johnny DeOtis 99-90   Jimmy Perrault Sr 99-92
Attendance: 4, 678. Gate: $20, 440
1957-07-25 Gil Turner 53 15 1
Midway Stadium, Saint Paul
L-UD
ref: Billy McCabe 95-96   Jimmy Perrault Sr 92-98   Johnny Stanton 91-92
Flanagan was knocked down in the 1st.
Attendance: 6, 996. Gate: $26, 292
1957-04-24 Kid Gavilan 105 25 5
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Billy McCabe 100-90   Dick Delaney 100-93   Johnny Stanton 100-92
Gate: $43, 796 a record for the state of Minnesota, at the time. Attendance: 9, 434
1957-03-11 Ramon Fuentes 39 9 1
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Billy McCabe 100-87   Wally Holm 100-85   Jimmy Perrault Sr 100-84
1957-02-05 Joe Schmolze 8 3 1
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-KO
1:30    ref: Billy McCabe

Schmolze down twice, breaking ankle in first fall.
Gate: $13, 160.20
Crowd: 5, 647
1957-01-10 Jim Hegerle 23 5 2
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Billy McCabe 50-40   Dick Delaney 50-40   Johnny DeOtis 50-36

Crowd: 5, 396. Gate:$12, 326
1956-10-15 Clarence Cook 27 2 0
Legion Memorial Stadium, Monroe
L-UD
ref: Loy Scarborough 4-5   Monte Carbone 2-5   Curtis Nichols 2-4
1956-09-17 Clarence Cook 26 2 0
Legion Memorial Stadium, Monroe
L-UD
ref: Loy Scarborough 5-6   Wesley Davis 3-5   Robert Gates 3-5
1956-06-20 George Boddie 16 8 5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
W-PTS
1956-04-24 George Boddie 15 6 5
Auditorium, Milwaukee
W-UD
1956-04-12 Abe Cruz 6 14 2
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-UD
1956-03-21 Johnny Neal 6 5 0
Arena, Saint Louis
W-PTS
1956-01-23 Willie Troy 30 4 1
Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne
L-MD
1955-12-15 Jimmy Martinez 61 20 5
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
97-90    98-87    98-94
1955-11-14 Billy Newman 0 1 0
VFW's Sunshine City clubhouse, Saint Petersburg
W-TKO
There were only 85 spectators on hand. "Flanagan never tried to hurt his foe..(until) (the referee) stopped the mismatch as Newman sought refuse in a corner when Del was 10 feet away." (The Ring, February 1956, page 61)
1955-07-26 Gene Fullmer 30 1 0
Civic Center, Butte
L-UD
ref: Jim Braddock 91-98   Ray Cote 95-98   Emmett McCormick 95-100
1955-06-09 Ralph Alvarez 22 16 3
Superior State College Gym, Superior
W-TKO
2:35    ref: Ernie LaLonde

1955-05-19 Al Andrews 32 11 2
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD

100-90, 100-89, 100-82
1955-03-17 Johnny Bratton 60 23 3
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-TKO
Ring doctor stopped the bout because Bratton was cut over both eyes and because he appeared "dazed and didn't know where he was."
Gate: $19, 396. Attendance: 6, 871
1955-03-02 Emil Evans 49 19 13
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
ref: Jack Gibbons 99-88   Dick Delaney 100-96   Billy McCabe 100-91
1955-01-10 Bob Rossie 21 12 5
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
1954-10-27 Maurice Harper 21 3 0
Winterland Arena, San Francisco
L-SD
ref: Vern Bybee 53½-56½   Eddie James 54-56   Lloyd Phillips 55½-54½
1954-07-16 Alfredo La Grutta 13 18 3
Coliseum, Little Rock
W-TKO
1954-06-16 Allie Gronik 53 11 6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit
W-UD
1954-03-29 Billy Pinkus 9 1 0
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-TKO
1:59    ref: Jack Gibbons
1953-12-30 Johnny Saxton 42 1 1
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-SD
ref: Johnny De Otis 98-93   Billy McCabe 97-95   Johnny Stanton 92-94
Attendance: 1, 975. Gate: $11, 756
1953-12-11 Chief Crazy Horse 58 54 25
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach
W-PTS
ref: Petey Sarron 10-0
1953-10-19 Steve Marcello 30 0 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-UD
ref: Sharkey Buonanno 6-3   Dick Cotter 8-1   Angus McAdam 6-1
1953-09-16 Alan Moody 26 1 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
W-KO
Moody was down twice in the 7th, and was out for nearly 2 minutes.
1953-07-20 Alvin Pellegrini 16 2 3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
W-UD
ref: Pete Giarusso 6-3   Phil Gaffney 5-3   Eddie Wolfe 5-2
1953-07-14 Willie Pastrano 19 2 2
Auditorium, Miami Beach
W-SD
1953-07-10 Aman Peck 8 9 1
Armory, Charlotte
W-UD
1953-04-28 Jimmy Martinez 45 8 4
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio
L-SD
ref: Eddie Lopez 98-92   Jack Avalon 96-99   Henry Moreno 97-98
1953-03-10 Eusebio Hernandez 39 16 4
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio
W-UD
Jack Avalon 100-91   Henry Moreno 99-93   Guy Turpin 99-94
Hernandez was knocked down in the 5th and 8th round.

1953-01-07 Lester Felton 54 10 3
Arena, Cleveland
L-TKO
Flanagan suffered a bruised right elbow and was unable to continue.
1952-12-10 Richie Anderson 6 6 1
Arena, Cleveland
W-UD
Cleveland Plain Dealer 11 December 1952
1952-10-01 Lester Felton 53 8 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
W-PTS
Felton was ahead on points until floored in round seven.
1952-09-03 Johnny (Red)
DeFazio
48 21 8
Arena, Cleveland
W-UD
1952-08-13 Danny Stepanovich 28 15 5
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland
W-TKO
1:14    ref: Jackie Davis
Bout stopped because of a deep cut over Stepanovich's left eye.
1952-05-23 Johnny Bratton 49 18 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-SD
ref: Al Berl 5-4   Joe Agnello 5-7   Bert Grant 4-6
Flanagan was down in the 6th for a nine count. Agnello's scorecard was 5-5 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring, which favored Bratton.
1952-04-11 Arthur King 53 7 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York
W-UD
ref: Harry Kessler 5-3   Harold Barnes 5-4   Bill Recht 7-5
1952-04-01 Juan Padilla 48 10 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
L-SD
ref: Pete Giarusso 3-4   Ashton Donza 4-5   Phil Gaffney 5-3
1952-02-25 Gil Turner 28 0 0
Arena, Philadelphia
L-UD
ref: Pete Pantaleo 2-8   Dave Beloff 3-6   Lou Tress 3-7
1952-02-04 Manouk Markarian 25 14 3
Miami Stadium, Miami
W-PTS
1951-12-27 Hermie Freeman 67 22 8
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-TKO
2:15    ref: Britt Gorman
1951-11-05 George Araujo 35 1 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
L-UD
1951-08-02 Jimmy Carter 55 11 7
Auditorium, Minneapolis
L-RTD
Flanagan injured his left shoulder and could not answer the bell for the 7th round.
Flanagan winning on all cards until injury. Rumors of fix were abuzz.
1951-07-19 Tommy Campbell 45 11 5
Auditorium, Minneapolis
D-PTS
ref: Johnny Stanton 92-92   Johnny De Otis 94-94   Britt Gorman 90-96
Flanagan was knocked down for a nine count in this bout.
1951-06-21 Tommy Campbell 43 11 5
Auditorium, Minneapolis
L-SD
ref: Britt Gorman 89-94   Johnny Sokol 95-92   Johnny Stanton 84-95
In 1956, Campbell testified under oath that he was given orders by Babe McCoy to throw this fight. However, according to The Ring, September 1951, page 63, he "showed a lot of class displaying a good left hand and a lot of experience in winning over Flanagan all the way."
Gate: 18, 500. Attendance: 6, 000
1951-05-14 Jackie Weber 48 17 3
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
0:48    
Weber was down once in both the 7th and 8th rounds.
1951-03-17 Gene Parker 39 4 3
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville
W-UD
ref: Tony Zale
The annual Louisville Police Fund benefit show.
1951-03-06 Billy Liggett 10 27 3
Auditorium, Hartford
W-PTS
ref: Eddie Moore 6-0
Liggett down once in the 4th round.
1951-01-26 Archie Whitewater 38 12 4
Winterland Arena, San Francisco
W-UD
1951-01-18 Beau Jack 87 19 4
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-UD
Attendance: 6, 716. Gate: $15, 678
1950-12-28 Jackie Graves 74 6 1
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-KO
2:56    ref: Britt Gorman
1950-12-06 Sandy Saddler 118 7 2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit
W-UD
ref: Clarence Rosen 51-49   Bill Appleton 54-46   Andrew Brown 52-48
1950-11-09 Carlos Chavez 53 10 8
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-UD
1950-10-19 Johnny (Red)
DeFazio
44 11 5
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-UD
1950-07-17 Reuben Davis 20 27 7
Century Stadium, West Springfield
W-UD
1950-05-01 Joey Barnum 35 23 8
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
W-UD
1950-03-17 Johnny (Red)
DeFazio
41 8 4
Madison Square Garden, New York
D-PTS
1950-02-13 Keith Hamilton 26 4 8
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
W-TKO
2:28    ref: Tuck Fraley
1950-01-12 Bobo Drago 15 14 3
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-KO
1949-12-29 Ronnie Harper 22 16 3
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-UD
1949-10-27 Teddy Davis 29 33 4
Auditorium, Minneapolis
W-UD
1949-10-17 Henry Schillizzi 21 17 7
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans
W-PTS
1949-10-10 Walter Demines 8 6 3
Turner's Arena, Washington
W-KO
1949-07-19 Billy Liggett 10 20 1
Auditorium Outdoor Arena, Hartford
W-PTS
1949-05-25 Freddie Russo 66 12 5
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-UD
1949-04-27 Ernie Nogues 42 30 11
Olympia Stadium, Detroit
W-KO
0:48    ref: Jack Dempsey
1949-02-11 Walter Kolby 28 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
2:52    ref: Al Berl
Bout halted because of a cut over Kolby's right eye
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