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Fay Keiser

W L D
22 18 4
10 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 46
rounds 437
KOs 15%
 
global ID 11235
birth nameFay Walton Keiser
born 1893-10-17
death date1971-09-02 / age 77
debut1914-04-14 / age 20
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
residence
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
birth place
Greenwich, Ohio, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
66 156 7 9 4

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1928-04-13
157KO Yutzy146½14 12 3
State Armory, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1924-11-11
Young Stribling17088 5 14
Textile Hall, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
LKO4/10
 L 
KO
4/10
  
referee: Ed Alexander
1924-09-05
KO Yutzy6 2 0
Mid-City Stadium, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1924-03-31
163½Jimmy Slattery15741 1 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LKO3/6
 L 
KO
3/6
  
referee: Dick Nugent
1924-03-24
160Harry Greb72 5 2
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LTKO12/15
 L 
TKO
12/15
  
referee: Benny Franklin
The referee was Benny Franklin, the promoter of the bout, after Greb refused to accept the commission's choice of referee (Charley Short) and demanded that Al Ross of Pittsburgh be the referee, which the commission rejected. Kaiser's contract called for title fight and he weighed in at 160lbs at 2pm. However, Greb said his contract was for catchweights and he did not weigh in for the bout. Baltimore Sun According to the Pittsburgh Post, Greb won every round. After subjecting Keiser to a bad whipping for the first four rounds, Harry eased up for a few rounds, although keeping things well in hand. In the 10th, Greb opened up again and pounded Keiser so terribly that the referee stopped it in the 12th after Fay went to the canvas.
1924-01-14
Jackie Clark43 24 17
Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-11-28
Jimmy Darcy49 45 35
Liberty Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
judge: C.V. Burns
1923-06-20
158Billy Shade16844 19 20
Mid-City Stadium, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1923-01-01
Jeff Smith71 6 2
Lakeside Park Pavillion, Dayton, Ohio, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
Smith won a "referee's decision." (Newark Advocate)
1922-12-19
Billy Shade42 14 18
Knickerbocker A.C. Arena, Albany, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1922-10-16
160Happy Littleton161½25 4 0
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LDQ15/15
 L 
DQ
15/15
  
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid), which reported that Keiser was disqualified, rather than losing by a technical knockout.
1922-09-21
Wolf Larsen8 8 0
Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-09-11
Billy Shade40 14 18
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican and The Ring, October 1922, page 34.
1922-07-07
167Gene Tunney17440 1 1
Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1922-06-28
Harry Krohn13 7 2
Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-06-08
Young Herman Miller22 14 7
USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-05-03
164Wolf Larsen1757 5 0
Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-03-17
172Jack Reeves16724 6 9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1922-03-03
170Gene Tunney17439 0 1
Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Tunney won the newspaper decision. (Lima News and the Pittsburgh Post) The Grand Rapids Herald reported that Tunney was the winner. "There was not a dull moment in the 30 minutes of milling. The two men fought viciously at all times. (The referee) was not once forced to break the men apart..Using a straight left with deadly precision, and a short right cross that the reached the mark any time he let it go, there was class in every one of Tunney's movements..Keiser led in the second and fourth rounds, Tunney's lead was clear in the third, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth rounds. Honors were even in the first, ninth, and tenth rounds." Kaiser was knocked to his knees in round three, but wss "up in an instant;" this was the only knockdown.
1922-02-07
170½Tommy Loughran1669 1 0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Public Ledger.
1922-02-06
Tim Kelly11 11 12
4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO5/12
 W  
KO
5/12
  
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 1922 Paper: Baltimore American (Baltimore, MD) Volume: CCXXXI Page: 10
1922-01-13
166½Jimmy Darcy161½43 32 31
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1921-12-20
Mike Burke6 0 2
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1921-12-06
164½Harry Greb165½57 2 2
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Greb won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philadelphia Record. The Post said that Greb handed Keiser a terrific lacing. "He battered (Keiser) in the 6th round) with lefts and rights until it seemed impossible for a human being to withstand the blows, but Keiser consumed the beating and was actually trying to fight back at the bell."
1921-11-28
Young Herman Miller22 11 7
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1921-11-04
161½Young Bob Fitzsimmons174½4 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1921-10-14
166Billy Shade17336 10 18
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1921-09-03
Bob Martin31 4 0
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
Martin down twice in second, took a bad beating and then laid off for 6 months
1921-03-05
Buck Crouse58 8 3
Exposition Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Keiser handed Crouse a bad licking.
1920-10-23
Leo Houck50 10 4
Roller Rink, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1920-09-06
160Mickey Shannon1873 2 0
South End Baseball Park, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1920-07-01
Soldier Jones5 7 0
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Exact date and location unknown / Held in 1920
1919-08-21
Jackie Clark25 8 11
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
NND12/12
 N 
ND
12/12
  
Claimed as a draw in Kaiser's record, 1922 edition of the Everlast Boxing Record, but it was a newspaper decision, result not yet found.
1919-04-26
Bob Martin1 1 0
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, France
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
A.E.F. Heavyweight Title (Chicage Tribune).
1917-04-03
Jackie Clark21 8 10
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1917-01-29
Harry Greb11 2 0
Lonaconing, Maryland, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
According to the Pittsburgh Post, "the fight was Greb's all the way. Keiser had a good fifth round, Greb won 17 rounds, and one was even. Keiser was in bad shape in the 13th. His strategy was to let Greb fight himself out, but it didn't work. In the last three rounds, Keiser did little but hold on, to make it to the end." However, Fay was not knocked down.
1916-12-27
Leo Houck33 7 3
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1916-11-17
Mike Uraine2 1 3
Capitol City A.C., Ardmore, Maryland, USA
W TKO13/15
 W  
TKO
13/15
  
referee: Pat O'Connor
1916-10-09
Kid Sheeler2 1 0
Armory, Frederick, Maryland, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1916-09-04
Harry Greb6 2 0
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
According to the Pittsburgh Post, "Harry Greb..had the better of every round..The fighting was fast throughout, with Greb always the aggressor. Both fnished strong."
1916-08-01
Mickey Shannondebut
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1916-07-04
Jackie Clark20 5 10
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1916-06-09
Herman Miller49 20 16
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1916-04-03
Jackie Clark18 5 10
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror and Philadelphia Record
1916-03-01
KO Sweeney19 5 5
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Exact date and location unknown / Held in 1916
1916-02-21
Al Rogers26 11 12
Leader Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
The fight was stopped after three rounds.
1916-02-01
George KO Brown9 8 4
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Exact date and location unknown / Held in 1916
1915-11-19
Billy Berger8 2 1
Waldemeier Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Skipper Manning
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1915-09-28
Whitey Wenzel4 2 0
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1915-07-31
Al Grayber38 1 1
Moose Hall, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Chris Himmler
Newspaper decision from the Baltimore Sun.
1915-07-22
Harry Greb5 1 0
Moose Hall, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Chris Himmler
Greb won the newspaper decision according to the Pittsburgh Post. He won every round but the first and fifth, which were even. "The bout was the best ever staged here..Toward the end, Keiser was weakening and appeared to be in danger of a knockout."
1915-06-25
Harry Greb4 1 0
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper draw according to the Pittsburgh Post, and also Bill Paxton in "The Fearless Harry Greb."
1915-05-31
Harry Greb4 1 0
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
The Connellsville Daily Courier reported that Greb gamely stayed six rounds despite an injured arm, but that the popular verdict belonged to Keiser. Greb won the newspaper decision according to the Pittsburgh Post. "Greb..earned a shade over Keiser..in a fast six-round bout..The bout was fairly even until the last two rounds, when Greb acquired a slight advantage. Greb did most of his fighting with his left hand, having injured his right in his recent bout with Whitey Wenzel."
1915-05-18
Al Grayber36 1 1
Frostburg, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
An incorrect report that Keiser had won was put out by Jack Stevens, Keiser's manager. However, Grayber got the decision.
1915-04-27
William Feigdebut
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1915-04-16
Tommy Jones3 2 4
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Connellsville Daily Courier
1915-03-30
Joe Chip12 2 4
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Connellsville Daily Courier
1915-03-12
Bull Miller1 0 0
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1915-03-01
Johnny Celmars11 1 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1915-01-25
John Foley0 1 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-12-19
Young Lindodebut
East Liberty Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
referee: Eddie Kennedy
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-12-09
Kid Smith1 9 0
Labor Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Joe Choynski
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-11-26
Jack Olcott0 5 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-07-13
John Foley0 1 0
Waldemeier Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-05-13
Harry Greb4 1 0
Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Yock Henniger
Richard Guy (Pittsburgh Gazette Times) reported "Harry Grebs hit Fay Keiser seemingly 10,000 times during their six-round semi-final, but Keiser was there at the finish, beaten but willing, and he got the glad hand."
A draw from Pittsburgh Post, according to which neither fighter was able to gain an advantage. Paxton in "The Fearless Harry Greb" concurs with this opinion, and lists it as a draw.
1914-04-14
Harry Greb4 1 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Yock Henniger
Newspaper decision for Greb from Pittsburgh Post. "Harry Greb was entitled to a shade over Fay Keiser in six due to his aggressiveness and by landing more and cleaner blows."
Richard Guy (Pittsburgh Gazette Times) reported "Ray Kaiser, a graduate from the amateur ranks, his first time out, was pitted against Harry Grebs. Grebs had to show his best wares to win, but he got away with a pretty fight. Both boys fought well."
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