Stanley Ketchel boxer

Stanley Ketchel boxer
bouts
58
won
49
lost
5
draw
3
Status
inactive
Division
middleweight
Debut
1903-05-02
Height
5′ 9″/175cm
Reach
-
Age
24
Born
1886-09-14
Death
1910-10-15
Nationality
USA

He was born in 1886 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Tomasz Kiecal and Julia Kiecal (née Olbinska), whose family immigrated from the village of Sulmierzyce in Piotrków Trybunalski, Guberniya, in modern-day central Poland.He avoided school, instead falling in with a gang of street kids and often getting into fist fights. At twelve years old, he ran away from home, becoming a child hobo. As a teenager he lived in Butte, Montana, where he found employment first as a hotel bellhop and then as a bouncer. This profession obviously led to many scraps that established his reputation as the best fist fighter in town. Soon enough sixteen-year-old Stanley was performing in backroom boxing matches with older locals for twenty dollars a week. He began traveling throughout Montana, offering to take on any man brave enough to face him. Between 1903 and 1906, he lost just twice in thirty-nine contests and, in 1907, moved to California, where he knew most of boxing's big names and big fights waited for him.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1910-06-10 Jim Smith WLWWWL National S.C., New York WIN
KO
1910-05-27 Willie Lewis WWWDLD National S.C., New York WIN
KO
1910-05-17 Porky Dan Flynn LLWWWW Armory A.A., Boston WIN
KO
1910-04-27 Sam Langford WWLWWW National A.C., Philadelphia LOST
1910-03-23 Frank Klaus WDLWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh DRAW
1909-10-16 Jack Johnson WWWDWW Mission Street Arena, Colma LOST
KO
1909-07-05 Billy Papke WWLDLW Mission Street Arena, Colma WIN
Unanimous decision
1909-06-09 Philadelphia Jack O'Brien WWWWLD National A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1909-06-02 Tony Caponi LLWDDW American A.C., Schenectady WIN
KO
1909-05-18 Hugh McGann LLLWDW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
1909-03-26 Philadelphia Jack O'Brien WWWWWW National A.C., New York WIN
1908-11-26 Billy Papke WLWWWW Mission Street Arena, Colma WIN
KO
1908-09-07 Billy Papke WWLWWW Jeffries' Arena, Vernon LOST
Technical knockout
1908-08-18 Joe Thomas WDDLLL Coliseum, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
1908-07-31 Hugo Kelly WDDDLW Coliseum, San Francisco WIN
KO
1908-06-04 Billy Papke WWWDWW Hippodrome, Milwaukee WIN
Points
1908-05-09 Jack Twin Sullivan WWWLWD Mission Street Arena, Colma WIN
KO
1908-02-22 Mike Twin Sullivan DWLWWW Mission Street Arena, Colma WIN
KO
1907-12-12 Joe Thomas WLWDDL Recreation Park, San Francisco WIN
Points
1907-09-02 Joe Thomas WWLWDD Mission Street Arena, Colma WIN
KO
1907-07-04 Joe Thomas WWWLWD Marysville DRAW
Points
1907-05-23 George Brown DWWWDW Sacramento WIN
KO
1907-05-03 Benny Hart LLWDW Marysville WIN
KO
1907-03-23 Mike McClure WDDWLD Redding WIN
KO
1906-09-10 Kid Foley DLLDWL Miles City WIN
KO
1906-05-18 Mike Tierney L Butte WIN
KO
1906-05-11 Paddy Hall Gregson Hot Springs WIN
KO
1906-03-19 Warren Zurbrick WWWDWW Grand Opera House, Great Falls
1906-02-12 Montana Jack Sullivan D Broadway Theater, Butte DRAW
Points
1905-12-24 Kid Foley LDLLDW Butte WIN
KO
1905-12-19 Jerry McCarthy WLLLWL Great Falls WIN
KO
1905-12-16 Jack Bennett LLL Butte WIN
KO
1905-12-02 Marysville Kid Butte WIN
KO
1905-12-01 Jerry McCarthy DWLLLW Great Falls WIN
Technical knockout
1905-09-14 Bob Senate L Miles City WIN
KO
1905-08-29 Kid Fredericks WDDLWL Miles City WIN
KO
1905-07-19 Roy Hart Opera House, Miles City WIN
KO
1905-07-15 Bob Senate Miles City WIN
KO
1905-07-04 Jimmy Kelly Miles City WIN
KO
1905-06-16 Kid Lee WWLWWW Helena WIN
Technical knockout
1905-06-13 Kid Pecor Broadway Theater, Butte WIN
KO
1905-06-04 Curley Rhue DDD Gregson Springs WIN
KO
1905-05-18 Sid LaFontise WDDDDL Butte WIN
KO
1905-04-19 Rudolph Hinz DWL Miles City DRAW
Points
1905-03-25 Sid LaFontise WDDDD Casino Theater, Butte WIN
Technical knockout
1905-01-20 Jack Bennett LL Casino Theater, Butte WIN
KO
1905-01-04 Kid Thomas DWWLLW Butte WIN
KO
1904-12-23 Kid Foley LDWLDL Casino Theater, Butte WIN
KO
1904-12-16 Jack Grimes W Union Hall, Butte WIN
Technical knockout
1904-12-08 Kid Herrick LDDLD Butte WIN
KO
1904-11-10 Joe Mudro Butte WIN
KO
1904-11-08 Kid Lee LWWLWW Lewistown LOST
Technical knockout
1904-10-29 Jimmy Kelly LLLWLW Miles City WIN
KO
1904-10-21 Maurice Thompson WWWDWW Casino Theater, Butte LOST
Points
1904-10-03 Bob Merrywell Butte WIN
KO
1904-09-15 Jimmy Murray Butte WIN
KO
1904-07-17 Johnny Gilsey L Butte WIN
KO
1904-07-15 Kid Leroy Butte WIN
KO
1904-07-07 Jim Kid McGuire LLWL Butte WIN
KO
1904-06-20 Jimmy Quinn Butte WIN
KO
1904-05-11 Maurice Thompson DWDDWD Broadway Theater, Butte LOST
Points
1903-05-02 Kid Tracy Butte WIN
KO