Ketchel, Stanley

Ketchel, Stanley (b. Stanislaus Kiecal)

(1886–1910) boxer; born in Grand Rapids, Mich. Ranked the greatest middleweight of all time, he held the title from 1908 until his death in 1910, posting a career record of 49 wins, four losses, with 46 knockouts.
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