Al Palzer

BORN   c. 1890; Ossian, Iowa
DIED   July 26 1917; in Minnesota (Shot and killed by his father; Some sources report 1914)
HEIGHT 6-3 (6-2 3/4 according to some reports)
WEIGHT 218-228 lbs
RACE   White; German-American
MANAGER Tom O'Rourke


Palzer was not a polished boxer but was a big, strong, powerful man who could take out anyone when he landed his punch; His career was cut short when he was shot by his father during an argument; He was a White Hope of the teens

Among those he defeated during his career were "Sailor" White, Tom Kennedy, Al Kaufmann, Fred Fulton, and "Bombardier" Billy Wells

Feb  7 Jim Austin                 New York, NY                     ND  6
Feb 21 Jack McCargo               New York, NY                      W  6
Mar  9 Frank Moran                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
May 26 Joe Rogers                 New York, NY                      W  4
May 26 Sailor White               New York, NY                      W  4
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date 
        as part of a White Hope Tournament
Aug  3 Tom Kennedy                New York, NY                     TK  9
       -Some sources report "TK 10"
Oct 26 Soldier Delaney            New York, NY                     KO  3
Nov 29 Tom Kennedy                New York, NY                     ND 10
Dec 28 Al Kaufmann                New York, NY                     KO  5
       -Some sources report the previous 4 bouts 
        were held at "Brooklyn, NY"

Feb 13 "Sailor" Charles White     Brooklyn, NY                     KO  5
Mar 20 -Palzer had an operation on his nose in New York, NY
Apr    "Steamboat" Bill Scott     Milwaukee, Wi                    EX  3
Jun 28 "Bombardier" Billy Wells   New York, NY                     KO  3
Nov 15 Tony Ross                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

Jan  1 Luther McCarty             Vernon, Ca                       LT 18
          -White Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep  3 Frank Moran                New York, NY                     LK  7
Sep 24 Charlie Miller             New York, NY                     ND 10
Oct 18 Dan Daily                  Pittsburgh, Pa                   LK  2

May 22 Fred Fulton                Hudson, Wi                       KO  4

Sep  6 Homer Smith                Kalamazoo, Mi                    EX  2
Dec 21 Andre Anderson             St. Paul, Mn                     LK  1

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