Charley (Deacon) Burley

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Name: Charley Burley
Alias: Deacon Burley
Hometown: Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

  • Originally from Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1941, as a welterweight Charles (Deacon) Burley won the Diamond Belt and the Mid-Atlantic AAU in Philadelphia and the New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at Madison Square Garden by ko in the 2nd vs. Eddie Saunders, at the time he was a resident of Wilmington, Delaware, fighting out of the T & C Athletic Club.
  • Also in 1941, Burley dropped a decision to Bobby Burns for the Intercity Golden Gloves' welterweight championship. The Chester Times reported Burley dropped Burns with a wicked left in the first round, the force of Burley's blow was so hard that it split his glove and injured the Deacon's bad hand and he seemed unwilling to hit Burns with his damaged hand after that.
  • He has been reported as being a cousin of Billy "White Shoes" Johnson. [1]

Preceded by:
Al Tribuani
New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Welterweight Champion

Succeeded by:
Benny Deans