Babe Ritchie

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Name: Babe Ritchie
Alias: Willie Ritchie
Birth Name: William Murl Ritchie
Birthplace: Pecan Gap, Texas, USA
Hometown: Lubbock, Texas, USA
Height: 6′ 4″   /   193cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Tony Hererra

Captain of Lubbock High School Footbal team


Amateur Highlights, Heavyweight

  • Jan 19, 1937, KO 2, Red Ramsey, won Lubbock Golden Gloves
  • Feb 5, 1937, W 3, Roy Thompson Texas Golden Gloves , finals
  • Feb 24, 1937, KO by 2, John Washington, (Dayton, OH) at National Golden Gloves, Chicago
  • Jan 25, 1938, W 3, Truett Fulcher, at Abilene TX, his 35th amateur bout (31-4 with 21 kayos (3 kayo losses)
  • Feb 4, 1938, KO 3, Leo Jackson, at Ft. Worth, Texas Golden Gloves
  • Feb 21, 1938, W w/o, John Bray, at Ft. Worth, semifinals Texas Golden Gloves
  • Feb 21, 1938, L 3, Truett Fulcher, at Ft. Worth, finals Texas Golden Gloves
  • Mar , 1939, W 3, Virgil Clark (Chicago) 1938?
  • Mar 2, 1938, W 3, Manuel Murray (St. Louis) at the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
  • Mar 11, 1938 lost by ko in the 2nd to Lloyd Montgomery at the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions.