Young Stribling
Global ID12052
birthdate 1904-12-26
death date 1933-10-03 (28)
divisionlight heavyweight
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach74½″   /   189cm
aliasKing of the Canebrakes
country USA
residenceMacon, Georgia, USA
birth placeBainbridge, Georgia, USA
birth nameWilliam Lawrence Stribling Jr.
won 223 (KO 129) + lost 13 (KO 1) + drawn 14 = 252
rounds boxed 1667
Newspaper Decisions won 33 : lost 3 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 394
Total Bouts 291 KO% 44.33

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1933-09-22Maxie Rosenbloom153-26-16
Sam Houston Hall, Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
Stribling had Rosenbloom down for "6" in the third round. According to the Houston newspapers, the referee and judges all voted for Stribling.
Stribling's final career bout. Later, while on a motorcycle going to visit his wife and their new-born child in the hospital, William L. Stribling died,after being hit by a car,in the very same hospital in which his last child had been born.

1933-08-29Benny Odell6-4-1
Baseball Park, Lindale, Georgia, USAWTKO210
Odell down four times in the bout before it was stopped.
1933-08-02George Neron10-26-5
R.M.I. Park, Beckley, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1933-03-06Pierre Charles54-21-7
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceLDQ810
Four days later the French boxing federation suspended "Willie-the-Clutch" Stribling for three months because of his "pushing tactics" during this bout. The federation also appealed to the International Boxing Union for a three-month world-wide ban on Stribling. (Charles is the European Heavyweight Champion at this time.)
1932-12-17Don McCorkindale21-7-2
Ellis Park Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1212
referee: Major Wally Wilkinson
MCorkindale criticised the referee's decision.
On Sep. 25, 1933, after he failed to repudiate his comments, the Transvaal Boxing Board of Control stripped him of the South African Heavyweight Title

1932-11-07George Thompson35-14-1
His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaWKO612
time: 2:42 | referee: Dr.J.P Kenny | judge: Major G Douglas | judge: Aubrey Burt
The West Australian, Perth November 8, 1932
1932-11-03Tony Gora21-6-2
Exhibition Building, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaWTKO612
referee: M.J. Noonan
The Advertiser ,Adelaide Friday 4 November 1932 P 21
1932-10-29Johnny Freeman24-26-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCNC812x2
referee: A D Barling
The bout was declared a no contest after both boxers "continued to engage in hostilities after the bell" ending the 8th round. "They struggled, butted, and punched in Stribling's corner whilst the referee and the seconds sought to separate them. Failing to receive the support of the boxers the referee immediately disqualified them".
The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 31 October 1932 P 13

1932-09-22Johnny Freeman24-25-2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWPTS1515x2
referee: Bill Lang
The Argus ,Melbourne Friday 23 September 1932 P 8
1932-08-10Jack Renault68-18-2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWRTD515
referee: Harald Baker
The Brisbane Courier ,Qld Thursday 11 August 1932
1932-07-25Frankie Wine56-34-14
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515x2
The Referee July 27, 1932
1932-07-04Ambrose Palmer26-3-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO1015x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 5 July 1932 P 8
1932-05-30Johnny Freeman23-23-2
Huntsville, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
LA Times
1932-05-23Big Sid Terris20-9-2
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USAWKO510
1932-05-16Joe Doctor27-7-0
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWDQ910
referee: Lou Marsh
Doctor disqualified for "stalling." Toronto Globe
1932-05-10George Neron10-20-5
Central Tobacco Warehouse, Johnson City, Tennessee, USAWPTS1010
1932-02-26Ernie Schaaf44-9-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
Stribling took a solid beating. He was down in round four.
1931-11-23Pietro Corri12-48-5
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWNWS1010
Stribling won the newspaper decision according to the Portland Oregonian wire.
1931-11-11Pat Fay0-1-0
Muskogee, Oklahoma, USAWKO310
1931-11-03Red Fitzsimmons26-15-2
Springfield, Missouri, USAWTKO410
The referee stopped the bout after Fitzsimmons had been floored seven times. New York Times
1931-10-19Salvatore Ruggirello18-21-0
Wichita, Kansas, USAWKO210
1931-07-03Max Schmeling43-4-3
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALTKO1515
time: 2:46 | referee: George Blake
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
World Heavyweight Title
1931 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine .... Stribling was dropped for a count of 9 shortly before the referee stopped the contest. "The young Georgian said it was an injustice to him to have the fight stopped by Referee George Blake with only 14 seconds to go. He argued that he had been knocked down only once and might have continued to the finish. Stribling, however, was in no condition to weather the storm, for he was groggy and reeling, and another savage blow to the chin might have resulted seriously." — Associated Press.

1930-12-12Tuffy Griffiths65-4-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Purdy 52-48 | judge: Walter Battey 55-45 | judge: Ed Klein 56-44
UP scored it 52 to 48 for Griffiths. The Chicago Tribune reporter scored it 7-2-1 on rounds, in favor of Stribling and the officals all agreed. (Bob Soderman)
1930-11-19Whitey Gorsline8-1-0
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWTKO310
"Gorsline struck only five blows and was down three times before the bout was stopped. He fell out of the ring in the first round attempting to avoid Stribling's punches." (United Press)
1930-11-11Arthur De Kuh32-8-1
Spiller's Ballpark, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
Stribling won "comfortably" over De Kuh. (Associated Press)
1930-10-31KO Christner25-8-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO310
time: 0:40 | referee: Johnny Brassil
Stribling "led in the first two sessions" and then opened a "wide gash" on Christner's nose and the referee stopped the bout.
(New York Times)

1930-07-28Phil Scott65-11-4
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United KingdomWKO215x3
time: 2:35 | referee: Sam Russell
Stribling's hand was injected novocaine an hour before the bout. (He had injured his hand before meeting Von Porat the previous month, and had had a local anesthetic injected into his left hand before that bout.) Scott was floored four times in the opening round, and then counted out in the 2nd.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 29 July 1930 P 17

1930-06-20Otto von Porat24-6-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
time: 2:40
Stribling received an ovation when he lifted Von Porat to his feet and assisted him to his corner.
Attendance: 20,956

1930-06-05Frankie Wine48-19-12
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWNWS66
(Portland Oregonian wire)
1930-05-08Hans Schoenrath10-2-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO210x3
Schonrath down twice in the second round before the referee stopped the bout.
Western Morning News - Friday 09 May 1930

1930-02-21Pietro Corri9-32-2
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jess O'Brien
Stribling was knocked down in round 9 by a right and left to the head and jaw.
1930-02-17Joe Packo16-14-2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO810
referee: Red Dolan
1930-01-22Jack DeMave35-23-7
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO110
time: 1:46
1929-12-07Primo Carnera15-1-0
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceWDQ710
referee: Henri Bernstein
Carnera struck Stribling from behind after the bell ended the seventh round. The bout was probably fixed. Weights (126kg-86kg) from Le Petit Journal (Paris).
1929-11-18Primo Carnera14-1-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLDQ415x3
Both fighters down in the third. Carnera down from low blow in 4th. This bout was probably fixed.
1929-11-06Maurice Griselle22-9-2
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
Griselle floored three times in the first round.
1929-09-24Johnny Gibson
Cairo, Georgia, USAWKO310
Sometimes credited to a "Johnny" Gibson of St. Paul.
1929-09-02George Cook27-32-10
Municipal Auditorium, Macon, Georgia, USAWTKO810
referee: Dave Barry
The towel was thrown before th start of round 8. Attendance 5000
1929-08-30Joe Packo16-13-2
Coliseum, Evansville, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
referee: Lee Sullivan
Newspaper decision from Evansville Courier
1929-08-28Frankie Wine42-9-11
Sulphur Dell, Nashville, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
Bout previously displayed as occurring on 07/28/1929. Source: Kentucky New Era
1929-08-19Joe Sekyra33-5-5
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWNWS1010
Stribling won newspaper verdict: Chicago Tribune
1929-08-12Harry Fay11-12-2
Little Rock, Arkansas, USAWKO510
1929-07-29Babe Hunt27-0-3
McNulty Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USALDQ610
referee: Dave Barry
A right hand punch to the groin disqualified Stribling.
1929-07-18George Cook27-31-9
Muehlebach Field, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWNWS1010
(Atlanta Constitution)
1929-07-11Jack DeMave35-18-7
Sterchi Park Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
DeMave was floored three times in the last round. The final knockdown occurred in the last few seconds of the fight; the bell ringing when the referee had reached the count of 8.
1929-07-04Tony Fuente66-19-9
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWKO210
1929-06-24Jack Lee11-29-6
Flint, Michigan, USAWKO810
1929-06-17Babe Hunt25-0-3
Forum, Wichita, Kansas, USAWNWS1010
Reported as being the largest crowd ever to attend a boxing match in Kansas to that date. "Stribling floored Hunt for a count of nine in the fifth. It was the first time the Oklahoman had been taken off his feet. Then Hunt rallied. The fight closed after ten rounds with the oil field hero slugging toe to toe with Stribling." (UP) The AP score gave Stribling six rounds, Hunt two, with two even.
1929-02-27Jack Sharkey30-7-1
Flamingo Park, Miami Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
referee: Lou Magnolia
A heavyweight title elimination bout, arranged by Tex Rickard before his death the month before. Held under the auspices of the American Legion, as required by Florida law.
A battle royale of 12 black fighters opened the card

1929-01-25Ralph Smith23-7-2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO310
referee: Jimmy Moran
1929-01-21Sully Montgomery29-19-1
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWKO210
1929-01-18Art Malay10-13-0
Norfolk, Virginia, USAWKO310
1929-01-09Tommy Stone0-1-0
Durham, North Carolina, USAWKO210
1929-01-01Jack League8-4-0
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWKO110
There were three knockdowns, Stribling the victim of one. He weighed 188 pounds, which his father/manager told reporters was the heaviest at which his son had ever fought. (Some day-after newspapers declared this to be Stribling's 110th KO win in 240 starts.)
1928-12-21Jack Blackstock0-3-0
Imperial Theatre, Augusta, Georgia, USAWKO210
1928-12-20Andres Castano11-4-0
Macon, Georgia, USAWKO210
Augusta Chronicle 21 December 1928
1928-12-18Billy Freas13-6-2
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO110
Stribling "landed five left jabs and one right cross in 56 seconds.... Freas never landed a blow. He was so busy minding Stribling's left that the right cross to the chin raised him high off his feet. Stribling and a second picked him up." (United Press)
1928-11-30Ray Neuman15-18-7
Auditorium, Charlotte, North Carolina, USAWKO610
referee: Jake Abel
1928-10-30Big Sid Terris12-2-0
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO310
referee: Jake Abel
1928-09-20Frankie Wine36-5-10
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Reno Eve. Gazette
1928-09-06Johnny Squires21-7-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
Squires was hurt within 30 seconds of the start and was down later in the round. He was "out on his feet" when the referee stopped it. (New York Times)
1928-08-13Martin Burke51-24-5
Mobile, Alabama, USAWTKO110
time: 1:45 | referee: D.H. Craker
1928-08-06Jack Van Ryan6-10-2
Wilmington, North Carolina, USAWKO210
1928-07-24Bill Jordan
High Point, North Carolina, USAWKO110
1928-07-20Tom Kirby17-12-3
Englewood Celtic Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). NOTE: Englewood Celtic Park was later renamed Shewbridge Field and a good number of later programs are recorded as occurring at Shewbridge.
1928-07-04Bucky Harris
Macon, Georgia, USAWKO310
1928-07-02Wild Bill Rowe1-0-0
Daytona Beach, Florida, USAWKO2
Reported by newspapers of the day as being Stribling's 101st career knockout, and a new world's record for career KOs.
1928-06-12Joe Packo15-6-2
Montgomery, Alabama, USAWKO710
1928-06-07Harry Fay10-8-2
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1928-06-05Ted Cook0-1-0
Meridian, Mississippi, USAWKO3
1928-06-01Joe King2-0-0
Meridian, Mississippi, USAWKO210
1928-05-30Johnny Urban7-8-2
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USAWTKO58
1928-05-25Tommy Stone
Albany, Georgia, USAWKO110
time: 0:38
1928-05-22Charley Rammell0-2-0
Pensacola, Florida, USAWKO2
1928-05-18Marcello Gubinelli
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO110
time: 1:30
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