Name: Harry Greb
Alias: Pittsburgh Windmill
Birth Name: Edward Henry Greb
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1926-10-22 (Age:32)
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5′ 8″ / 173cm
Reach: 71″ / 180cm
Boxing Record: click
Managers: James (Red) Mason, George Engel
Known Amateur Bouts
10 Mar W.J. Miller Pittsburgh, PA W3 (amateur) 11 Mar Al Storey Pittsburgh, PA W3 (amateur) 12 Mar Red Cumpston Pittsburgh, PA W4 (amateur) 4 Apr George Koch Pittsburgh, PA W4 (amateur) 5 Apr Red Cumpston Pittsburgh, PA W6 (amateur) 8 May Red Cumpston Pittsburgh, PA W4 (amateur)
- Greb took part in the Anglo-American Service Tournament in London, December 11-13, 1918. On December 11 he knocked out Cpl. Green and Sgt. Baker in 1 round each. On December 12 he was declared loser to Charlie Ring in 3 rounds. Upon returning home to Pittsburgh he described his fights to the Pittsburgh Post. He said that he lost to Ring because of warnings from the referee for dirty tactics and claimed he really had much the best of the action.
- Harry Greb, middleweight boxing champion. was seriously injured early this evening when his automobile overturned a few miles from this city. He was brought to the West Penn Hospital, where physicians said he suffered two fractured ribs and cuts and bruises on his back and chest. NY Times Aug. 21, 1925
- Died in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, from complications following eye surgery.
- Fought an exhibition against Kid Lewis 1-22-1925 "This affair was billed as an exhibition, but Lewis quickly turned it into a serious affair. He started out viciously, swinging a hard left hook to Greb's head. That was it for the "husky, dusky battler," because Greb quickly danced inside and let go a powerful left hook to the body which put Lewis down and out."
As of January 2009, an excellent biography of Greb is available. It is "The Fearless Harry Greb," by Bill Paxton (McFarland and Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina and London. The reader is warned against taking seriously the only other Greb biography, "Leave Him to the Angels," by James Fair. Paxton's book contains a record that gives Greb's brief amateur record, and some exhibitions.