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Johnny "Kewpie" Ertle

BORN   March 21 1896; Dunafaldyar, Austria (Fought out of St. Paul, Minnesota)
DIED October 15 1976; Stillwater, Minnesota
HEIGHT 4-11
WEIGHT 112-117 lbs
MANAGER Mike McNulty

Ertle was a scrappy competitor who fought during the period of "No Decision" bouts; He compiled a career record of 20-12-4 with 15 knockouts in "official" bouts and was better in most of his 52 "No Decision" bouts; Johnny was a brother of boxer, Mike Ertle

"Kewpie" defeated such men as Kid Williams, Freddie "Young" Diggins, Young O'Leary and Frankie Izzo in "official" contests

1913
Oct 31 Joe LaScotte                St. Paul, Mn                   KO  3
Nov 25 Joe LaScotte                St. Paul, Mn                   KO  4

1914
Jan 11 Dan Cushway                 Superior, Wi                   ND  6
Feb 22 Jim Azine                   Minneapolis, Mn                 W  8
Feb 25 Jimmy Walsh                 Milwaukee, Wi                  ND  8
Mar  3 Kid Watson                  Superior, Wi                   KO  2
May 19 Johnny Cashill              Minneapolis, Mn                 W  8
Jun 14 Kid Blinkey                 Superior, Wi                   KO  2
Jun 20 Johnny Cashill              Minneapolis, Mn                 D 10
Aug 31 Johnny Cashill              Superior, Wi                   ND  8
Sep  2 Jim Azine                   Hudson, Wi                     ND  4
Sep  7 Jim Azine                   Hudson, Wi                     ND  8
Oct 15 Jim Azine                   Minneapolis, Mn                KO  9
Nov  9 Ernie "Young" Krause        Milwaukee, Wi                  ND  6
Nov 26 Young Virgo                 LaSalle, Il                    KO  5
Nov 30 Frankie Izzo                Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
Dec 11 Artie Armstrong             Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
Dec 15 Johnny Cashill              Minneapolis, Mn                ND 10

1915
Jan 21 Johnny "Young" Herzog       Milwaukee, Wi                  KO  1
Jan 29 Ernie "Young" Krause        Milwaukee, Wi                  TK  6
Feb  5 Chick Hayes                 Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
Feb 15 Ruby Hirsch                 Kenosha, Wi                    ND 10
Feb 19 Johnny Ritchie              Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
Feb 25 "English" Jim Walsh         Milwaukee, Wi                  ND  8
Feb 26 Frankie Izzo                Milwaukee, Wi                  WF  7
Apr  6 "Memphis" Pal Moore         Memphis, Tn                     L  8
Apr 26 Johnny "Young" Solzberg     Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
May  4 Eddie Coulon                Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
Aug 20 Eddie Coulon                St. Paul, Mn                   ND 10
Sep 10 Kid Williams                St. Paul, Mn                   WF  5
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World;
          Ertle claimed the title but most writers ignored the claim
Oct 12 Jimmy Pappas                St. Louis, Mo                  ND  8
Nov  8 Abe Friedman                Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Nov 15 Johnny "Young" Solzberg     Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Dec  4 Young O'Leary               Brooklyn, NY                   KO  3
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Dec  6 Freddie "Young" Diggins     Philadelphia, Pa               KO  1
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Dec 25 "K.O." Joe O'Donnell        Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1916
Jan 21 Jack Sayles                 New York, NY                   ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Feb  9 Terry Martin                Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Feb 14 Joe "Young" Tuber           Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb 22 Al Shubert                  New Bedford, Ma                 D 12
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Mar 14 "Young" Zulu Kid            Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World;
          Some sources report 3/13/16
Mar 16 Alf Mansfield               Reading, Pa                    ND  6
Mar 20 "Young" Terry McGovern      Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May  9 Bobby Burns                 St. Paul, Mn                   TK  4
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Jun 17 Johnny Ritchie              St. Louis, Mo                  ND 12
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Sep  4 Benny Kaufman               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Oct 10 Joe Lynch                   New York, NY                   ND 10
Nov 10 Mickey Byrne                Cleveland, Oh                  KO  9
Nov 27 Dick Loadman                Baltimore, Md                  ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World

1917
Feb 16 "Pekin" Kid Herman          Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
May 14 Tony Baron                  Pittsburgh, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Jun 13 Jack Douglas                Dubuque, Ia                    TK  9
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Jul  3 Sammy "Young" Sandow        Cincinnati, Oh                 ND 15
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Jul 31 Roy Moore                   St. Paul, Mn                   ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Sep 11 Roy Moore                   St. Paul, Mn                   ND 10
Sep 28 Tony Baron                  Waterloo, Ia                   ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Oct 29 George Thompson             Racine, Wi                     ND 10
Nov 21 Joe Burman                  Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Dec  7 Jack "Kid" Wolfe            Cleveland, Oh                  ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Dec 17 Kid Williams                Baltimore, Md                   D 12
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World

1918
Jan 25 Jack "Kid" Wolfe            Cleveland, Oh                  ND 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
Feb  4 Artie Simons                New Orleans, La                ND 10
Apr 10 "Memphis" Pal Moore         Baltimore, Md                   L 15
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
May 10 Dick Loadman                Milwaukee, Wi                  LT  3
Sep 14 Benny Vogel                 Omaha, Ne                      KO  8
Nov  9 "Jersey" Frankie Burns      Weehawken, NJ                  LK  7

1919
Feb 20 Johnny Ritchie              LaSalle, Il                    ND 10
Mar 17 Roy Moore                   Minneapolis, Mn                ND 10
Apr  3 Mike Dundee                 Rock Island, Il                ND 10
Apr 18 Frankie Daly                Baltimore, Md                   W 12
Apr 28 Frankie Mason               South Bend, In                 ND 10
May  9 Roy Moore                   Superior, Wi                    L 10
May 23 Pete "Kid" Herman           Minneapolis, Mn                LT  5
Jun 20 Frankie Mason               Grand Rapids, Mi               ND 10
Aug 11 Frankie Mason               Baltimore, Md                   L 15

1920
Aug 13 Kid Williams                Baltimore, Md                   L 12
Oct 18 Dave Charles                Akron, Oh                       D  6

1921
Sep 29 Johnny Ritchie              Des Moines, Ia                 KO  3
Oct 17 Babe Asher                  Winnipeg, Man, Canada           L 12

1922
Jan 20 Benny Vogel                 Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
Mar 17 Joey Schwartz               Windsor, Ont, Canada           ND 10
Aug 23 Jimmy Valentine             Eveleth, Mn                    ND 10
Nov  3 Bobby Eber                  Hamilton, Ont, Canada           L 10

1923
Jan 26 Saph McKenna                St. Paul, Mn                   ND 10
Mar 16 Carl Tremaine               Windsor, Ont, Canada            L 10
Apr  5 Johnny Andrews              Toledo, Oh                     ND 12
May  7 Carl Tremaine               Columbus, Oh                    L 12

1924
Nov 11 Frankie Camden              Virginia, Mn                   ND 10


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