Solly Krieger

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Solly Krieger (born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, March 28, 1909 - d. September 24, 1964) was an American middleweight boxer who fought from 1928-41.[1]

Boxing career[edit]

A Golden Gloves amateur champion, Krieger turned professional in 1928. He compiled a record in 112 bouts of 82 wins (54 by knockout), 24 losses, and 7 draws.

World Middleweight Champion[edit]

He did not get a shot at the National Boxing Association World Middleweight Championship until the latter part of his 10th year in the ring.

On November 1, 1938, in his 91st professional bout, Krieger won the World Middleweight crown by decisioning titleholder Al Hostak in a 15-round majority decision.[2][3] Kreiger fought inside Hostak, and did very effective body work against his opponent.

Seven months and eight fights later, on June 27, 1939, Hostak regained the championship.[3] In his rematch Kreiger struggled to make weight. By the account of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer—he was a mere shadow of the fighter who had won the title. Hostak easily won, knocking him down four times before knocking him out in the fourth to regain the title. Both fights were in Seattle, Washington.

Light Heavyweight & Heavyweight[edit]

After his loss to Hostak, Kreiger moved up to Light Heavyweight, and fought his last fight as a Heavyweight, against Lee Savold in July 1941, his fifth loss in his final six fights.

Personal life[edit]

Married to Sally Keisler. Had two children Lawrence and Karen.


Krieger retired in 1941.

Hall of Fame[edit]

Krieger, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Jewish boxers hall of fame. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ An Illustrated History of Boxing. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Sports and the American Jew. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Solly Krieger". Retrieved January 20, 2011. 

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