Tale Of The Tape
Born: Oct 17, 1896
Place: Greenwick, Ohio
Full name: Fay Walton Keiser
Height: 5' 10.5"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Manager: J. L. (Ike) Dorgan
Fay Keiser fought the great Hall of Famers during his time including
Gene Tunney, Harry Greb, and Tommy Loughran. Keiser is best known for his
9 fights with Harry Greb. Fay Keiser made a bid for the world middleweight
championship belt when he fought Harry Greb on 3/24/1924. Kaiser lost that
bout by a TKO in the 12th.
Keiser was also able to take Gene Tunney too the distance in both
of their fights in 1922. That year was Tunney in his prime when he won the
American Light heaveyweight title against Battling Levinsky. That year Tunney
also beat Greb, Tommy Loughran, and Whitey Wenzel. Keiser showed his true
grit by taking Tunney to the distance twice that year.
In March 1924 there was a contreversial stoppage in his battle against
old rival Harry Greb in Baltimore. The referee was woefully unfit, was puffing
from early in the fight, and "rescued" the outraged Keiser in
round 12, because he feared, by his own addmission, that if he let it go
on any further he might himself collapse with a heart attack.
RING RECORD AS OF 1924: 32 wins - 10 losses - 8 ND's
-10 draw - (79 total bouts)
Dec 23 1913 M.C. Ferguson Pitts. Win (recorded in the Pittsburgh post. Dec 24, 1913. Page 12)
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