Charley Turner
(the "Stockton Cyclone")

BORN   1862; Stockton, California
DIED August 13 1913; Stockton, California
WEIGHT 148-156 lbs

According to Nat Fleischer, Turner won 90 percent of his fights; He is described by Fleischer as a "great two-fisted fighter, as fearless as they come"; He often fought men twenty pounds heavier than himself; Charley was a brother of "Rufe" Turner, the fighter

During his career, Turner defeated such men as Wiley Evans, Paddy Gorman, Billy Hennessey, Martin "Buffalo" Costello, Dave Hatch, Jim Hall, Black Pearl (Harris Martin) and "Soldier" James Walker

Aug  6 Thomas Heal                 Stockton, Ca                     W  2
          -Some sources report "Thomas Hoal";
           Reports vary - "W 3" - "KO 3"
Aug 30 James Neville               Stockton, Ca                     W  2
Sep 23 June Dennis                 Stockton, Ca                    KO  3
          -Reports vary - "W 3" - "KO 2"
Sep 27 Jim Hall                    Stockton, Ca                     W  2
Oct 22 P. Brown                    Stockton, Ca                     W  3
Nov 29 Tom Low                     Milton, Ca                      TK  9
          -Some sources report "Tom Lon";
           Some sources report "KO 13"

Mar 15 William McPherson           Sacramento, Ca                  TK  4
Mar 17 Bill Hall                   Sacramento, Ca                   W 19
          -Some sources report "KO 13";
           Some sources report 3/18/89;
           Some sources report 1891
Jun 19 Wiley Evans                 San Francisco, Ca               KO 17
          -Some sources report "KO 11"
Aug 14 Paddy Gorman                San Francisco, Ca               KO  8
          -Some sources report 8/17/89
Oct 16 Billy Hennessey             San Francisco, Ca               KO 45
          -Some sources report 10/17/89
Dec 19 Montana Kid (Dan Egan)      Sacramento, Ca                  KO 22

Apr 25 Denny Kelliher              San Francisco, Ca               LK 12
          -Reports vary - "LK 13" - "W";
           Some sources report 4/28/90
Aug 17 Montana Kid (Dan Egan)      Fresno, Ca                      TK  9
          -Some sources report "W 10";
           Some sources report 9/02/90
Dec 10 "San Fran" Paddy Smith      Seattle, Wa                     LK 11
          -Some sources report "LK 1"

       Dave Hatch                                                  KO 33
          -Some sources report "KO 22"

Feb 25 Harry "Hank" Englehart      Sacramento, Ca                   W   
Mar 17 Jim Hall                    Sacramento, Ca                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; 
           Management refused to guarantee money;
           Turner refused to fight
May 27 Alec Greggains              San Francisco, Ca               LK  4
          -Reports vary - "W 4" - "L 4"
Apr    O'Sullivan                  San Jose, Ca                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 18 Dave Hatch                  Sacramento, Ca                  KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 2"

Undated (Prior to 1891)
       Bob McGee                                                    L   

       Jim Hall                                                     W  3
          -This man is believed to be the black fighter;
           This bout was held after 2/15/91;
           Some sources report "L 3"           

Feb    Black Pearl (Harris Martin) San Francisco, Ca              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; 
           Turner had an abcess on his jaw
Feb 23 Bod Johnson                 San Francisco, Ca                W 16
          -Johnson was battered; Police intervened
Feb 29 Black Pearl (Harris Martin) San Francisco, Ca               KO 19
          -Turner claimed the Colored Middleweight Championship
           of the World
Apr 21 Ed "Kid" McCann             San Francisco, Ca               KO  8
          -Some sources report 4/24/92;
           Some sources report "W 11"
Jul 21 Jim Williams                San Francisco, Ca              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed;
           Williams was ill 
Sep    Jim Burge                   San Francisco, Ca              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 17 Jim Williams                San Francisco, Ca               LK 11
Nov    Bobby Dobbs                 San Francisco, Ca                D 11
          -This bout was held during Nov-Dec 1892

Apr 13 George Allen                Carson City, Nv                 KO  7
          -Some sources report 4/12/93
May  4 "Soldier" James Walker      Carson City, Nv                 KO 15
May 23 -Turner was held at Sacramento for robbing Alfred Rodgers
          of a gold watch, chain and money; Bond was $1,000
Jun 30 -Turner was sent to prison for one year for the theft

Sep  5 Billy Gallagher             Colma, Ca                       LT  6
          -Some sources report "LT 5" at "San Francisco, Ca"

Apr  1 Jesse Clark                 Memphis, Tn                     TK 17
          -Some sources report "TK 7"; Following the knockout, 
           Clarke's condition worsened; He was taken to a hospital,
           not expected to live
Oct  8 Arthur Walker               San Francisco, Ca              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Feb 10 Rufus Sharpe                Hot Springs, Ar                 KO 25
Feb 17 W.A. Nicholas               Hot Springs, Ar                 KO  5
          -Some sources report "Pleasanton, Ca"
Feb 22 Jim Ryan                    Hot Springs, Ar                 LK  8
          -Some sources report 2/23/97
Mar 11 Billy Moore                                                  D  6 

Nov 25 Jim Scanlan                 Louisville, Ky                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Jan  6 "Young" Peter Jackson       San Jose, Ca                     D 10
Aug  7 "Young" Peter Jackson       Stockton, Ca                    LT  2

Sep 25 Fred Williams               Madera, Ca                       D   

Jun    Frank Nasano                Jamestown, Ca                   KO  4
Aug    Frank Comen                 Quartz, Ca                      KO 15
Oct 30 Dave Barry                  Stockton, Ca                    LK  4

Dec 19 Billy Frayne                Stockton, Ca                     D  3

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

Undated (1884-1896)
       Frank Frayne                                                KO  9
          -Some sources report "KO 6"
       Bill Price                                                  KO  2
       Joe Martell                                                 KO  8
          -Some sources report "W 8"
       Pete Brown                                                   W  4
       Jim Carr                                                     L   
       Jack Houthey                                               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
       Young Choynski                                               D  8
          -Some sources refer to this bout as if it was against 
           the real Joe Choynski

       Martin "Buffalo" Costello                                    W  4
          -This was a private fight; Some sources report "D 4"

       Wiley Evans                                                 LK  4
Dec    Jim Williams                Ogden, Ut                       LF  1

*** Some Data Was Provided By Tom Welsh *** 

*** Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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