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]

Krieger was a Golden Gloves champion in his amateur career. He turned professional in 1928. He compiled a record in 112 bouts of 82 wins (54 by knockout), 24 losses, and 7 draws.[2]

World Middleweight Champion[edit]

On November 1, 1938, Krieger won the National Boxing Association World Middleweight Championship in a 15-round majority decision over titleholder Al Hostak.[3][4] Kreiger fought inside Hostak, and did very effective body work against his opponent.

Hostak regained the championship on June 27, 1939.[4] 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 and 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.[2]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Krieger, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Jewish boxers hall of fame. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Solly Krieger". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ An Illustrated History of Boxing. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Sports and the American Jew. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 

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