Chuck Burns
(Charles V. Burns)

BORN   (Fought out of San Antonio, Texas for a while)
WEIGHT 160-186 lbs

Burns was an active and willing scrapper who carried a good punch; The Ring (May 1926) reported that he had scored 48 knockouts in his first 69 bouts

During his career, Burns defeated such men as Al Gainer, Tom Kirby, Buddy McArthur, Johnny "K.O." Roberts, Frankie O'Brien and "Chief" John Metoquah

1923
Apr 16 Bill Brown                 Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Apr 23 Jimmy Cox                  Memphis, Tn                      KO  4
Jun  4 Freddie Roth               Memphis, Tn                       D  8
Jun 18 Frankie "Kid" Dugan        Memphis, Tn                       L  8
Aug 20 Johnny Green               San Antonio, Tx                   W  8
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Sep 17 Fred "Dummy" Mahan         San Antonio, Tx                  ND  8
Nov  5 Tommy Freeman              Memphis, Tn                       L  8

1924
Jan 28 Mike Petrola               San Antonio, Tx                  TK  8
Mar  4 Ray McKnight               San Antonio, Tx                  WF  4
          -Some sources report "KO 8"
Mar 11 Ben Sava                   San Antonio, Tx                  KO  5
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
Mar 25 Jack Willis                San Antonio, Tx                   W 10
May 20 Frankie "Kid" Dugan        San Antonio, Tx                   L 12
Oct 10 Frankie O'Brien            Waterbury, Ct                    TK  7

1925
Mar 26 Johnny Liano               Yonkers, NY                       L  6
May  8 Murray Gitlitz             Waterbury, Ct                     L  6
          -Some sources report "L 10"
Dec  8 Tillie "Kid" Herman        San Antonio, Tx                   W 10

1926
Jan 18 George Manley              Wichita, Ks                      ND 10
Apr 12 W.L. "Young" Stribling     Wichita, Ks                      ND 10
May    -Ring Magazine stated that Burns had 69 fights
           up to this date and had scored 48 knockouts
Jun 24 Joe Lohman                 San Antonio, Tx                   W 10
Aug 19 Maxie Rosenbloom           New York, NY                      L 10
Sep  7 Frankie Murphy             Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Sep 21 W.L. "Young" Stribling     Atlanta, Ga                       L 10
Nov 22 Ad Allegrini               Chicago, Il                      TK  7
          -Some sources report "TK 6"
Dec  3 Babe McCorgary             Chicago, Il                       D  8
Dec 14 "Chief" John Metoquah      Louisville, Ky                   WF  9

1927
Jan 21 Battling Finch             Savannah, Ga                      D 10
Jan 31 Soldier Buck               Louisville, Ky                   KO  5
Feb 21 Leo Diebel                 Hutchinson, Ks                    W 10
Mar 11 Jeff Smith                 Savannah, Ga                      L 15
May  3 George Courtney            Brooklyn, NY                      L 10
May 16 Joe Lohman                 Springfield, Oh                   W 12
          -Some sources report 5/13/27;
           Some sources report "W 10"
Sep 26 Red Fitzsimmons            Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
       Frankie Wine                                                ND 10
       Joe Sekyra                                                   L 10
Oct 10 Babe McCorgary             Wichita, Ks                      ND 10
       Babe McCorgary                                               D 10
Dec  1 Roleaux Saguero            Chicago, Il                       D 10

1928
Jan 24 Jack League                San Antonio, Tx                   D 10
Jan 29 W.L. "Young" Stribling     Tulsa, Ok                         L 10
          -Some sources report 1/30/28
Feb 10 Johnny Bean                Hutchinson, Ks                   ND 10
May 15 Johnny Simpson             San Antonio, Tx                   W 10
Jul  4 Hale "K.O." Brown          Naco, Mex                         L 10
Nov 22 Hale "K.O." Brown          Fort Clark, Tx                    L 10

1929
Jun 29 Jim Holloway               Johannesburg, Trans, SA          TK  9
Aug 10 Don McCorkindale           Johannesburg, Trans, SA           L 15
Dec 11 Fred Lenhart               Great Falls, Mt                   L 10

1930
Jan  1 Arvin Spence               Erie, Pa                          W  6
Jan 10 Arvin Spence               Erie, Pa                          W 10
          -Some sources report 1/11/30
Jan 17 Rosey Rosales              Erie, Pa                          L 10
Jan 24 Tom Kirby                  Canton, Oh                       WF  7
          -Some sources report "W 7"
Mar 20 Harry Williams             McKeesport, Pa                    L 10
Apr 14 Harold Scarney             Cumberland, Md                    W  6
          -Some sources report "W 10"
May 26 Lou Scozza                 Flint, Mi                         L 10
Jun 23 Al Gainer                  Waterbury, Ct                     W 10
          -Some sources report "L 10" in "Hartford, Ct"
       Patsy Perroni              Cumberland, Oh                    L 10
Jul 17 Joe Smith                  Waterbury, Ct                    KO  2
Jul 24 Al Gainer                  Waterbury, Ct                     L 10
Oct  7 Rosey Rosales              Akron, Oh                         L 10
Oct 21 Harry Dillon               Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Dec 15 George Nichols             Buffalo, NY                       L 10

1931
Jan 26 Buddy Howard               New Haven, Ct                     L 10
Mar  2 Joe Parker                 Charlotte, NC                    WF  8
Mar 17 George Courtney            Oklahoma City, Ok                LT  8
Mar 27 Paul Swiderski             Rochester, NY                    LT  3
Apr 21 Roy "Tiger" Williams       Flint, Mi                         L 10
May 28 Al Gainer                  West Haven, Ct                    L  8
          -Some sources report "L 10"
Jun 30 Al Stillman                St. Louis, Mo                    ND 10
Jul  8 Battling Bozo              Winston-Salem, NC                 L 10
Jul 15 Ace Hudkins                Detroit, Mi                      LT  4
Jul 27 Al Stillman                St. Louis, Mo                    ND 10
Aug 10 Jack O'Dowd                Columbus, Oh                      L 10
Sep 10 Owen Phelps                Chicago, Il                       L 10
Sep 14 Marty "Muggs" Kerr         Indianapolis, In                  L 10
          -Some sources report 9/15/31
Oct 16 Patsy Perroni              Canton, Oh                       ND 10

1932
Mar 31 William "Gorilla" Jones    Akron, Oh                        LK  3
Apr  4 Andy Kellett               Terre Haute, In                   L 10
Jul 31 Goyito Rico                Mexico City, Mex                  L 10
Oct 10 Johnny "K.O." Roberts      Charleston, WV                    W 10
Nov 21 Buddy McArthur             Charleston, WV                   TK  3
          -Some sources report "WF 3"

1933
Jan 20 Maxie Rosenbloom           Winston-Salem, NC                 L 10
Jan 31 Bill Jordan                Winston-Salem, NC                 D 10
Sep 19 Maxie Rosenbloom           San Antonio, Tx                   L 10

1935
Jul 18 Lou Thomas                 Indianapolis, In                 LK  2

*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

Undated
       Whitey Black                                                 W   
       Whitey Black                                                 W   
       Whitey Black                                                 W   
       Billy Freas                                                 KO   
       Jack Clark                                                  KO   
       Pat Dalton                                                  KO   
       Barnie Ervine                                               KO   
       Whitey Black                                                KO   
       Frank Murphy                                                KO   
       K.O. Lenny                                                  KO   
       Bob Skelly                                                  KO   

1924
       Jack Willis                                                  L 10
       Jack Willis                                                  D 10

1926
May 13 Joe Lohman                 Springfield, Oh                   W 12
          -Some sources report this bout;
           Perhaps, it is the 5/16/27 bout

1929
       Jimmy Bean                 St. Louis, Mo                     L   

1930
Apr 14 Young                      Cumberland, Oh                    W 10

1930-1931
       Frankie O'Brien                                              W 10
          -This bout was possibly fought in 1930 in Connecticut
           since O'Brien was from that state and Burns was in
           that area during 1930

*** Most Data Was Provided By Robert Soderman ***

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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