Stanley Ketchel
Global ID9028
birthdate 1886-09-14
death date 1910-10-15 (24)
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
aliasThe Michigan Assassin
country USA
residenceButte, Montana, USA
birth placeGrand Rapids, Michigan, USA
birth nameStanislaus Kiecal
won 51 (KO 48) + lost 4 (KO 2) + drawn 4 = 60
rounds boxed 500
Newspaper Decisions won 2 : lost 1 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 28
Total Bouts 64 KO% 75

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1910-06-10Jim Smith5-3-0
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWKO510
Ketchel rushed and hammered Smith all over the ring, cuffing him with lefts and rights. Ketchel used little defense, relying on the sledge-hammer blows that he could deal out with either fist. An overhand right flashed through Smith's defense and finished him. Laughing with joy over his win, Ketchel waved to the roaring crowd, hopped over the ropes, and left the ring, never to return.
Four months later he was murdered.

1910-05-27Willie Lewis46-6-4
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWKO210
1910-05-17Porky Dan Flynn12-3-3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO312
According to the Boston Globe, Ketchel showed great speed and hitting power to knock out Flynn.
1910-04-27Sam Langford58-6-18
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
"Ketchel and Langford will have to fight again to settle the question of supremacy. They went a hard six-round bout at the National athletic club here and were both on their feet, able to continue, with plenty of strength and aggressiveness when the battle ended, with no decision by the referee. No knockdowns were scored in spite of the terrific hitting power of both men, and while there seems to be no doubt that they tried to do their best , they will probably come together in a longer fight in California next July for a large purse."(Marion Daily Star) Using a poll of 13 NY and Philadelphia newspapers, 7 had Langford ahead, 4 Ketchel, and 2 had it a draw. Thus, the mark of a Langford newspaper win.
1910-03-23Frank Klaus17-1-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
referee: Jack McGuigan
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1909-10-16Jack Johnson36-5-7
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USALKO1220
referee: Jack Welsh
World Heavyweight Title
1909-07-05Billy Papke26-2-5
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USAWUD2020
World Middleweight Title
1909-06-09Philadelphia Jack O'Brien92-6-14
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
Result from the Philadelphia Item. Ketchel overwhelmed the aging O'Brien.
1909-06-02Tony Caponi16-8-16
American A.C., Schenectady, New York, USAWKO410
1909-05-18Hugh McGann3-5-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jimmy Dime
Ketchel "had things his own way in his six-round bout with Hugh McGann, who was knocked down for a count of nine seconds six times." (Mansfield News)
1909-03-26Philadelphia Jack O'Brien92-6-14
National A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Tim Hurst
1908-11-26Billy Papke25-1-4
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USAWKO1120
World Middleweight Title
1908-09-07Billy Papke24-1-4
Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, USALTKO1225
referee: James J. Jeffries
World Middleweight Title The long held myth that Ketchel was hit with a "sucker punch" by Papke before the start of the fight has been discredited. There is nothing in any of the next-day fight reports or interviews with the principles, their corners or their supporters that suggests such an incident happened.
1908-08-18Joe Thomas13-5-4
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO220
1908-07-31Hugo Kelly30-7-20
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USAWKO320
time: 0:25 | referee: Jack Welsh
World Middleweight Title
Both under 158 at 6 pm

1908-06-04Billy Papke22-0-4
Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack McGuigan
World Middleweight Title
Both fighters under 154 at 3 pm. Ringsiders included Abe Attell, Joe Gans, Jimmy Coffroth, Packy McFarland, and others.

1908-05-09Jack Twin Sullivan37-9-28
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USAWKO2035
Ketchell defends his claim as World Middleweight champion
1908-02-22Mike Twin Sullivan20-3-13
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USAWKO125
time: 1:18 | referee: Billy Roche
Ketchell defended his claim as World Middleweight champion
1907-12-12Joe Thomas13-4-4
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
Ketchell claims World Middleweight title
1907-09-02Joe Thomas13-3-4
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USAWKO3245
referee: Billy Roche
Ketchel claimed the World Welterweight Title after this bout, although bout held at 150 pounds
Ketchel's glove split and replaced in the 13th; Thomas down in 16th; Ketchel down in 27th

1907-07-04Joe Thomas13-3-3
Marysville, California, USADPTS2020
referee: Eddie Smith
1907-05-23George Brown7-2-2
Sacramento, California, USAWKO220
1907-05-03Benny Hart5-3-3
Marysville, California, USAWKO8
1907-03-23Mike McClure4-3-3
Redding, California, USAWKO7
1906-09-10Kid Foley3-4-5
Miles City, Montana, USAWKO11
1906-08-29Kid Fredericks30-5-12
Butte, Montana, USAWKO7
1906-06-16Kid Lee6-6-0
Helena, Montana, USAWKO17
1906-05-18Mike Tierney0-1-0
Butte, Montana, USAWKO7
1906-05-11Paddy Hall
Gregson Hot Springs, Montana, USAWKO1
The Butte Miner reported this fight was staged as a feature of the resort's grand opening program.
1906-03-19Warren Zurbrick13-2-2
Grand Opera House, Great Falls, Montana, USANCND220
Ketchel hit Zurbrick low and was counted out. "A decision rendered by two judges, who had been appointed to decide close decisions, if any arose during the bout and the referee was that a no decision should be given, that all bets be declared off and that the purse should be equally divided between the men." The Anaconda Standard as told to Buffalo Express
1906-02-12Montana Jack Sullivan0-0-1
Butte, Montana, USADPTS2020
1905-12-24Kid Foley3-3-5
Butte, Montana, USAWKO4
1905-12-19Jerry McCarthy19-6-10
Great Falls, Montana, USAWKO11
1905-12-16Jack Bennett0-3-0
Butte, Montana, USAWKO5
1905-12-02Marysville Kid
Butte, Montana, USAWKO3
1905-12-01Jerry McCarthy19-5-10
Great Falls, Montana, USAWTKO1220
1905-09-14Bob Sennate0-1-0
Miles City, Montana, USAWKO11
1905-07-19Roy Hart
Opera House, Miles City, Montana, USAWKO1
1905-07-15Bob Sennate
Miles City, Montana, USAWKO17
1905-07-04Peter Kelly0-4-5
Miles City, Montana, USAWKO8
1905-06-16Kid Lee6-5-0
Helena, Montana, USAWTKO1720
1905-06-13Kid Pecor
Butte, Montana, USAWKO5
1905-06-04Curley Rue
Gregson Springs, Montana, USAWKO11
1905-05-18Sid LaFontise1-1-2
Butte, Montana, USAWKO7
1905-04-19Rudolph Hinz1-0-0
Miles City, Montana, USADPTS2020
1905-03-25Sid LaFontise1-0-2
Butte, Montana, USAWKO24
1905-01-20Jack Bennett0-2-0
Butte, Montana, USAWKO5
1905-01-04Kid Thomas18-16-3
Butte, Montana, USAWKO110
1904-12-29Maurice Thompson13-0-6
Butte, Montana, USADPTS1010
1904-12-16Jack Grimes
Union Hall, Butte, Montana, USAWTKO1020
referee: Mose LaFontise
Grimes, outweighed by about 15 pounds, was down 15 times
1904-12-08Kid Herrick38-15-29
Butte, Montana, USAWKO7
Most publications give this date, not 1905. (Heading into this fight Herrick's record was reported to be 37-11-21, with 4 ND (KO 14)).
1904-11-10Joe Mudro
Butte, Montana, USAWKO4
1904-11-08Kid Lee3-3-0
Lewistown, Montana, USAWKO8
1904-10-29Jimmy Kelly7-8-6
Miles City, Montana, USAWKO1
1904-10-21Maurice Thompson7-0-6
Butte, Montana, USALPTS1010
1904-10-15Bob Merrywell0-1-0
Butte, Montana, USAWKO3
1904-09-15Jimmy Murray
Butte, Montana, USAWKO3
1904-09-05Bob Merrywell
Montana A.C., Butte, Montana, USAWKO4
1904-07-17Johnny Gilsey0-1-0
Butte, Montana, USAWKO4
1904-07-15Kid Leroy
Butte, Montana, USAWKO1
1904-07-07Jim Kid McGuire1-3-0
Butte, Montana, USAWKO1
1904-06-20Jimmy Quinn
Butte, Montana, USAWKO3
1904-05-11Maurice Thompson2-0-5
Broadway Theater, Butte, Montana, USALPTS66
referee: Duncan McDonald
1903-05-02Kid Tracy
Butte, Montana, USAWKO1


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