Charley Weinert

Appendix Fourteen

Gene Tunney who fought Charley Weinert on two occasions said of him "Weinert in my opinion was the cleverest heavyweight developed in the last twenty-five years. He had amazing speed, skill and courage. His left jab was vicious." In the first fight in August 1922 Tunney claimed that Charley broke every rule in the book and that the referee, a mate of Charley's, turned a blind eye. Despite this Tunney succeeded in throwing Charley head-first out of the ring twice. 'Twas a rough vicious battle. The ringside Press gave a split decision.

In the return match the following November, Charley, in the third round, smashed home a terrific left and broke Tunney's nose. Tunney, alarmed at the damage and how it may affect the outcome, feinted Charley at the start of the fourth and caught him with a tremendous left hook to the jaw. Charley folded up and was counted out.

Earlier in his career Charley had shocked the boxing world when aged only eighteen he gave “Battling” Levinsky a boxing lesson and the following year at age nineteen he was beating contenders like “Gunboat” Smith, Jim Coffey, George “Boer” Rodel, and once again, “Battling” Levinsky (himself a superb boxer.)

Charley however figured he didn't have to train; He became deservedly known as "Good Time Charley". This he failed to achieve his early promise, or to rank amongst the top contenders as his career proceeded.

He retired from boxing in 1929 to become a tavern owner in Newark.