Max Grothe

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Name: Max Grothe

Nationality: US American

Hometown: Kewanee, IL

  • 1943 won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves open (lightweight) championship by ko over Russ Hawkins (1:20 of rd.1)
  • 1943 reached the semifinals of the New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, lost a decision to Max Gonzalez of Puerto Rico.
  • 1943 representing New York he dropped a decision to Tim Dalton for a lightweight title at the Intercity Golden Gloves matches.
  • 1944 won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves' open lightweight championship by decision over Milton Vogel. As a Navy veteran of the Salerno landing, he won every round in successfully defending his 135-pound open championship in the New York Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Madison Square Garden before an attendance of 19,231.
  • 1944 won the New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, defeated Louis Crumes in the finals.
  • 1944 representing New York dropped a decision to Buddy Holderfield for the lightweight championship in the Intercity Golden Gloves matches.
  • 1946 reached the semi-finals of the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, lost a decision to Joe Rima.
  • 1946 representing Chicago won an Intercity Golden Gloves' title over George Fraser at lightweight.
  • Grothe was the second of three boxers in the Intercity Golden Gloves tournament's history to represent both New York and Chicago teams.




Preceded by:
Eugene Burton
New York Daily News Golden Gloves
Open Lightweight Champion

1943-1944
Succeeded by:
Edward Murphy
Preceded by:
Max Gonzalez
New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Lightweight Champion

1944
Succeeded by:
Edward Murphy
Preceded by:
Leon Johnson
Intercity Golden Gloves
Lightweight Title

1946
Succeeded by:
Gerald LaBroi