Rufus "Rufe" Turner

BORN   Stockton, California
WEIGHT 130-135 lbs

Turner was an excellent boxer who carried a good punch; Rufe was Lightweight Champion of the Orient during his career and fought for the Lightweight Championship of the World; He was a brother of Charley Turner

During his career, Rufe defeated such men as Edward "Cocker" Tweedie, "Utah" Bob Thompson, Otto Sieloff, Perry Queenan, William "Kid" Parker, Clarence English, Tom Tracey, Herman "Kid" Stein, "Young" Tommy Coleman, Louis Long and Willie Meehan

Undated
       Eddie Cain                 in California                    KO   

1898
Feb 28 Charles Conway             San Francisco, Ca                 L  8
       Morris Lee                                                  KO  3
       Ralston                                                     KO  4
       Baltimore Bruiser                                           KO  2
       Charles Ingram                                               D 10
       Jack McMahon                                                KO  7

1899
Apr 26 Doc Flynn                  Stockton, Ca                     KO  3
May  9 Jimmy Reilly               Stockton, Ca                     KO  3
Jun 20 Jack "Kid" O'Brien         Angels Camp, Ca                  KO  7
Jul  3 Edward "Cocker" Tweedie    Stockton, Ca                     KO  8
Aug  7 Jimmy Lawler               Stockton, Ca                      D 20
Oct 12 Jimmy Reilly               San Francisco, Ca                TK  2
Nov 24 Sammy Maxwell              San Francisco, Ca                TK  3
Dec 15 William "Kid" Parker       San Francisco, Ca                LT  9

1900
Mar  5 Kid Williams               Los Angeles, Ca                  LF 12
          -Some sources report 3/06/00;
          Some sources report "WF 12"
Mar 19 "Utah" Bob Thompson        Stockton, Ca                     KO 14
Apr 18 Frank Rafael               Stockton, Ca                     TK  3
Jul  3 Spider Kelly               Stockton, Ca                     TK 14
Dec  7 Birdlegs Collins           Denver, Co                        W   
Dec 13 Dummy Rowan                Denver, Co                       TK  4

1901
Jan 11 Otto Sieloff               Denver, Co                       KO  4
Feb  8 Dave Barry                 Denver, Co                        L 10
Mar 22 Sam Bolen                  Denver, Co                        D  5
          -Some sources report 3/21/01
          Some sources report "L 6" in Aspen, Co
May  3 Roy Streeter               Denver, Co                       KO  1
Jun 25 Jack Kane                  Stockton, Ca                     TK  7
Jul  3 Kid Williams               Stockton, Ca                     TK  8
Jul 28 Charley Johnson            Angels Camp, Ca                  KO  3
          -Some sources report 7/27/01
Aug 22 Perry Queenan              Stockton, Ca                      D 20
Oct 11 "Young" Jack O'Brien       Stockton, Ca                      L 20

1902
Jan 28 Frank Rafael               Stockton, Ca                     KO  3
Feb 22 William "Kid" McPartland   Denver, Co                        L 10
Mar 21 "Young" Jack O'Brien       San Francisco, Ca                KO 12
May  5 Tim Hegarty                Stockton, Ca                     KO  7
May  9 "Young" Jack O'Brien       Sacramento, Ca                   TK  9
Jul  3 Willie Lewis               Stockton, Ca                     KO  2
Jul 24 Joe Gans                   Oakland, Ca                      LK 15
          -Lightweight Championship of the World
Aug 29 Perry Queenan              Seattle, Wa                       D 20
Nov  7 Perry Queenan              Seattle, Wa                      KO  8
          -Some sources report 11/12/02 

1903
Jan 22 Jack Carrig                Oakland, Ca                      KO  1
Mar 23 Jimmy Reilly               Tacoma, Wa                       TK  7
          -Some sources report "TK 6" on 3/27/03
Apr 13 Buck Stelzer               Stockton, Ca                     KO  9
May  7 William "Kid" Parker       Seattle, Wa                      TK  4
          -Some sources report 5/08/03
Jul  8 Clarence English           Seattle, Wa                      TK 13
Sep 11 Charlie Sieger             Seattle, Wa                      ND 20

1904
Mar 29 Jack Cordell               Oakland, Ca                      KO 11
Apr 27 Jack Cordell               Oakland, Ca                      KO  6
May 24 Jack Burke                 Stockton, Ca                     TK  8
          -Some sources report "TK 9"
Aug 17 Tom Tracey                 Seattle, Wa                       W 10
          -Some sources report "TK 10"
Aug 26 Barney Mullins             Ogden, Ut                        WF 16
Oct 20 Charlie Levere             Tacoma, Wa                       TK  3
Dec 12 Jack Bennett               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Dec 28 Dave Holly                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1905
Feb 18 Herman "Kid" Stein         Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5
Feb 25 Sam Bolen                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  6 Kid Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 14 Fred Douglas               Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  1
Mar 27 Joe Gans                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 10 "Young" Tommy Coleman      Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
          -Some sources report 3/30/05
Aug  4 Jimmy Gardner              San Francisco, Ca                LK 11
          -Some sources report "Colma, Ca"
Sep  7 Louie Long                 Sacramento, Ca                   TK  2
          -Some sources report 9/08/05; Some sources report "NC 2"

1906
Feb  2 Barney Mullins             Stockton, Ca                     KO  1
Mar 16 "Young" Kid McCoy          Stockton, Ca                     KO  1
May 31 Bob Williams               Vancouver, BC, Can               KO  3
Jun 21 Dave Holly                 Seattle, Wa                       L 20

1907
Feb 22 "Cyclone" Johnny Thompson  Marysville, Ca                   LT 11
Jul  2 Billy Snailham             San Diego, Ca                     D 20
Aug 14 Jack Clifford              San Diego, Ca                    LT 12
Nov  1 Tattoo Stevens             San Diego, Ca                     W  4
Dec 21 Harry "Kid" Krantz         Vancouver, BC, Can                D 20
Dec 27 Jack Davis                 Vancouver, BC, Can                W  6

1908
Jan  7 Abe Hemilsbach             San Diego, Ca                    KO  8
Apr 18 Lupe Carraza               Eureka, Ca                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul  4 Fred Ward                  Eureka, Ca                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 10 Fred Ward                  Eureka, Ca                        D 20
Aug 28 Frank Fields               Goldfield, Nv                    LF   
Nov 21 Lew Powell                 Eureka, Ca                        L 20
Dec 26 Johnny Murphy              Eureka, Ca                        W 20

1910
Feb 22 Jimmy Foley                Vallejo, Ca                       L 10
Mar  4 "Indian" Joe Gregg         Oakland, Ca                      NC    

1911
Apr 21 Paddy Ellis                San Francisco, Ca                KO  1
May  5 Jimmy Horner               San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
May 26 Willie Meehan              San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Jun  2 "Fighting" Dick Wheeler    San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Jun 16 Tommy McFarland            San Francisco, Ca                 D  4
Jun 21 Frankie Edwards            Stockton, Ca                     ND  6
Jun 27 Johnny McCarthy            San Francisco, Ca                 L  4
          -Some sources report "NC 4"
Jul 21 Billy Holmes               San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Jul 28 Danny O'Brien              San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
          -Some sources report "NC 4"
Aug 25 Danny O'Brien              San Francisco, Ca                 D  4
Sep  4 Mickey O'Brien             Stockton, Ca                      L  6
Sep 15 Abe Label                  San Francisco, Ca                 D  4
Sep 22 Mickey O'Brien             San Francisco, Ca                 L  4
Oct 20 Billy Walters              San Francisco, Ca                KO  1
Oct 27 Abe Label                  San Francisco, Ca                 D  4
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Nov 24 Ray Temple                 San Francisco, Ca                 L  4
Nov 28 Mike McGranigan            San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Dec 22 Gus Anderson               San Francisco, Ca                 W  4

1912
Jan 23 Willie Meehan              San Francisco, Ca                 D  4 
Feb 16 Abe Label                  San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Apr 12 Pete Jensen                San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
          -Some sources report "Pete Johnson"
Apr 19 Tommy West                 San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
May 17 Billy Holmes               San Francisco, Ca                LK  1 
Jul 12 Billy Holmes               San Francisco, Ca                 D  4
Jul 19 Billy Holmes               San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Nov 15 Joe Greggains              San Francisco, Ca                 L  4

1913
Jan 22 Frankie Stanley            Oakland, Ca                      LT  2
          -Some sources report "TK 2"
Jul 31 Phil Morgan                Stockton, Ca                     ND  6

1914
Mar 20 Tommy Stevens              San Francisco, Ca D 10
Jul    -Turner arrived in Manila, Philippines to serve
          as a boxing instructor
Oct 31 Bud Walters                Manila, Phi                      NC  9

1916
Jul 29 Spider McFadden            Manila, Phi                       W  6

1917
Mar  3 Iron Bux                   Manila, Phi                       W 10
          -Lightweight Championship of the Orient
May 12 Charlie Lanum              Manila, Phi                       D 10
          -Lightweight Championship of the Orient
Jul  7 Iron Bux                   Manila, Phi                       D  4
Aug 18 Sammy Good                 Manila, Phi                       L 10
          -Lightweight Championship of the Orient

1918
Jan 26 Iron Bux                   Manila, Phi                       L 10
          -Lightweight Championship of the Orient
Oct  4 Enrique Zuzuarregui        Manila, Phi                       W 10
Oct 19 Dencio Cabanela            Manila, Phi                      NC  6

1919
Feb  8 Harry Holmes               Manila, Phi                       W 10
Jun  7 Silvino Jamito             Manila, Phi                       D  4
Jul 12 Harry Holmes               Manila, Phi                       L  6
Nov  6 Pug Macario                Cavite, Phi                      KO  6
Nov 29 Francisco Flores           Manila, Phi                       D  4

1921
Oct 29 Jimmy West                 Pasay, Phi                        D  8


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

1893
Jul    Charlie Sieger             San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for Jul-Sep 1893;
          The outcome is not known
Sep    Charlie Sieger             on the West Coast                 D 20

1904
Sep    Charlie Sieger             on the West Coast                 D 20
          -Perhaps, this is the 9/11/03 bout


*** Most Data Was Provided By Luckett Davis ***

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