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Fay Keiser
Global ID11235
sexmale
birthdate 1893-10-17
death date 1971-09-02 (77)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
country USA
residenceCumberland, Maryland, USA
birth placeGreenwich, Ohio, USA
birth nameFay Walton Keiser
won 22 (KO 10) + lost 17 (KO 3) + drawn 4 = 45
rounds boxed 427
Newspaper Decisions won 7 : lost 9 : drawn 4
rounds boxed 156
Total Bouts 65 KO% 15.38
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1928-04-13KO Yutzy14-12-3
State Armory, Cumberland, Maryland, USALPTS1010
1924-11-11Young Stribling88-5-14
Textile Hall, Greenville, South Carolina, USALKO410
referee: Ed Alexander
1924-09-05KO Yutzy6-2-0
Mid-City Stadium, Cumberland, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1924-03-31Jimmy Slattery41-1-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALKO36
referee: Dick Nugent
1924-03-24Harry Greb72-5-2
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALTKO1215
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.
1924-01-14Jackie Clark43-24-17
Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USALPTS1212
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-11-28Jimmy Darcy49-45-35
Liberty Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
judge: C.V. Burns
1923-06-20Billy Shade44-19-20
Mid-City Stadium, Cumberland, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1923-01-01Jeff Smith71-6-2
Lakeside Park Pavillion, Dayton, Ohio, USALPTS1212
Smith won a "referee's decision." (Newark Advocate)
1922-12-19Billy Shade42-14-18
Knickerbocker A.C. Arena, Albany, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-10-16Happy Littleton25-4-0
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALDQ1515
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid), which reported that Keiser was disqualified, rather than losing by a technical knockout.
1922-09-21Wolf Larsen8-8-0
Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-09-11Billy Shade40-14-18
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican and The Ring, October 1922, page 34.
1922-07-07Gene Tunney40-1-1
Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-06-28Harry Krohn13-7-2
Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USADPTS1212
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-06-08Young Herman Miller22-14-8
USAWPTS1212
1922-05-03Wolf Larsen7-5-0
Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-03-17Jack Reeves24-6-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1922-03-03Gene Tunney39-0-1
Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USALNWS1010
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.
1922-02-07Tommy Loughran9-1-0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Public Ledger.
1922-02-06Tim Kelly11-11-12
4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO512
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 1922 Paper: Baltimore American (Baltimore, MD) Volume: CCXXXI Page: 10
1922-01-13Jimmy Darcy43-32-31
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1921-12-20Mike Burke6-0-2
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-12-06Harry Greb57-2-2
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
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."
1921-11-28Young Herman Miller22-11-8
Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1921-11-04Young Bob Fitzsimmons4-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1921-10-14Billy Shade36-10-18
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
1921-09-03Bob Martin30-4-0
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
Martin down twice in second, took a bad beating and then laid off for 6 months
1921-03-05Buck Crouse58-9-3
Exposition Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Keiser handed Crouse a bad licking.
1920-10-23Leo Houck54-10-4
Roller Rink, Cumberland, Maryland, USADPTS1010
1920-09-06Mickey Shannon3-2-0
South End Baseball Park, Cumberland, Maryland, USADPTS1010
1920-07-01Soldier Jones5-7-0
WKO3
Exact date and location unknown / Held in 1920
1919-08-21Jackie Clark25-8-11
Cumberland, Maryland, USANCND1212
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.
1917-04-03Jackie Clark21-8-10
Cumberland, Maryland, USANCND1010
1917-01-29Harry Greb11-2-0
Lonaconing, Maryland, USALPTS2020
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.
1916-12-27Leo Houck34-7-3
Cumberland, Maryland, USALPTS1010
1916-11-17Mike Uraine2-1-3
Capitol City A.C., Ardmore, Maryland, USAWTKO1315
referee: Pat O'Connor
1916-10-09Kid Sheeler2-1-0
Armory, Frederick, Maryland, USADPTS1212
1916-09-04Harry Greb6-2-0
Cumberland, Maryland, USALPTS1010
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."
1916-08-01Mickey Shannon
Cumberland, Maryland, USAWKO210
1916-07-04Jackie Clark20-5-10
Cumberland, Maryland, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1916-06-09Herman Miller49-20-16
Cumberland, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1916-04-03Jackie Clark18-5-10
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror and Philadelphia Record
1916-03-01KO Sweeney19-5-5
WPTS1010
Exact date and location unknown / Held in 1916
1916-02-21Al Rogers26-11-12
Leader Theatre, Cumberland, Maryland, USAWTKO310
The fight was stopped after three rounds.
1916-02-01George KO Brown9-8-4
WKO3
Exact date and location unknown / Held in 1916
1915-11-19Billy Berger8-2-1
Waldemeier Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Skipper Manning
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1915-09-28Whitey Wenzel4-2-0
Cumberland, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1915-07-31Al Grayber38-1-1
Moose Hall, Cumberland, Maryland, USADNWS1010
referee: Chris Himmler
Newspaper decision from the Baltimore Sun.
1915-07-22Harry Greb5-1-0
Moose Hall, Cumberland, Maryland, USALNWS1010
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."
1915-06-25Harry Greb4-1-0
Cumberland, Maryland, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw according to the Pittsburgh Post, and also Bill Paxton in "The Fearless Harry Greb."
1915-05-31Harry Greb4-1-0
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
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."
1915-05-18Al Grayber36-1-1
Frostburg, Maryland, USALPTS1010
An incorrect report that Keiser had won was put out by Jack Stevens, Keiser's manager. However, Grayber got the decision.
1915-04-27William Feig
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USAWKO56
1915-04-16Tommy Jones3-2-4
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Connellsville Daily Courier
1915-03-30Joe Chip12-2-4
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Connellsville Daily Courier
1915-03-12Bull Miller1-0-0
West Side Basketball Hall, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
1915-03-01Johnny Celmars11-1-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1915-01-25John Foley0-1-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-12-19Young Lindo
East Liberty Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
referee: Eddie Kennedy
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-12-09Kid Smith1-9-0
Labor Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Joe Choynski
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-11-26Jack Olcott0-5-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-07-13John Foley0-1-0
Waldemeier Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-05-13Harry Greb4-1-0
Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
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.

1914-04-14Harry Greb4-1-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
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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