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
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. 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. 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
Married to Sally Keisler. Had two children Lawrence and Karen.
Krieger retired in 1941.
Hall of Fame
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