"Young" Stribling
(William Lawrence Stribling Jr.)
("King of the Canebrakes")

BORN   December 26 1904; Bainbridge, Georgia
DIED October 3 1933; Macon, Georgia (motorcycle accident)
HEIGHT 5-11 1/2
WEIGHT 128 1/2-195 1/2 lbs
MANAGER W.L. "Pa" Stribling Sr.
TRAINER "Ma" Stribling
RECORD 225-12-14 (128 KO, 37 ND, 2 NC, 1 EX)

Stribling, the son of vaudeville performers, was groomed to be a professional fighter from birth; Turning pro at 15, he amassed more knockouts then anyone except Archie Moore; He defeated a number of outstanding fighters during his career but was unsuccessful in several big fights

He was a good boxer and good hitter but often failed to follow up an advantage; Jim Corbett ranked him among boxing's greatest feinters, along with Jack Johnson and Benny Leonard
 
In 1931, he fought for the Heavyweight Championship against Max Schmeling but lost; Stribling was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996



Stribling-Schmeling 1931 Fight Video Clip

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1921 
Jan 17 Billy "Kid" Dombe          Atlanta, Ga                       W  4
Feb  9 Johnny "Kid" Nappie        Atlanta, Ga                       W  4
Feb 15 Tim O'Dowd                 Atlanta, Ga                      KO  1
Feb 18 Kid Sullivan               Atlanta, Ga                      KO  1
Mar 22 Benny Harvey               Milledgeville, Ga                 W 10
          -Some sources report 3/23/21
Mar 30 Dick Leonard               Savannah, Ga                      L 10
Apr  5 Battling Mishound          Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
May  5 Lou Gomez                  Macon, Ga                        KO  3
May 26 Dick Leonard               Macon, Ga                         W 10
Jun  7 Dick Leonard               Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Jun 13 Duette Allred              Birmingham, Al                   KO  2
Jun 23 Jim Waites                 Macon, Ga                        KO  3
Jul  4 Kid Bartlett               Macon, Ga                        KO  9
Jul 12 "Kid" Cy Young             Atlanta, Ga                      KO  8
Aug  4 Joe "Kid" Peck             Macon, Ga                         W 10
Aug 15 Freddie Boorde             Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Sep  5 Fearless Ferns             Macon, Ga                         D 10
Sep 29 Red Keenan                 Columbus, Ga                     KO  5
Oct 10 Rabbit Palmer              Macon, Ga                         W 10
Oct 25 Joe Matranga               Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Nov  9 Freddie Boorde             Columbus, Ga                      D 10
          -Some sources report "Macon, Ga"
Nov 29 Dick Leonard               Savannah, Ga                      W 10
Dec  5 Fearless Ferns             Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Dec 19 Freddie Boorde             Macon, Ga                         W 10
Dec 26 Battling Budd              Atlanta, Ga                       D 10

1922
Jan 16 Jack "Sailor" Bradley      Columbia, SC                     KO  2
Jan 23 Freddie Boorde             Birmingham, Al                    D 10
Feb  2 Battling Budd              Macon, Ga                         W 10
Feb 13 Sailor Blanque             Birmingham, Al                    W 10
Mar  7 Larry Avera                Atlanta, Ga                       D 10
Mar 13 Battling Kelly             Birmingham, Al                    W 10
Mar 23 Spike Maloney              Macon, Ga                        KO  6
Mar 28 Battling Budd              Atlanta, Ga                       L 10
Apr  6 Terry Nelson               Albany, Ga                        W 10
Apr 21 Battling Kelly             Nashville, Tn                     W  8
Apr 25 Larry Avera                Atlanta, Ga                       D 10
May  3 Battling Budd              Macon, Ga                         D 10
May 18 Battling Budd              Albany, Ga                        D 10
          -Some sources report 5/19/22
May 24 Joe Marks                  Macon, Ga                         W 10
Jun  2 Larry Avera                Americus, Ga                      W 10
Jun  6 Johnny Flynn               Chattanooga, Tn                   W  8
Jun 12 Battling Budd              Charlotte, NC                    ND 10
Jul  4 Jake Abel                  Macon, Ga                         W 10
Jul 27 Frankie Lewis              Macon, Ga                        KO  8
Aug  4 Jimmy Conway               Savannah, Ga                      W 10
Aug  9 Frank "Kid" Suby           Columbus, Ga                      W 10
Aug 17 "Battling" Joe Kennedy     Bainbridge, Ga                   KO  3
          -Some sources report "Bill Kennedy"
Sep  4 James "Red" Herring        Macon, Ga                         D 10
Sep 14 Eddie Hanlon               Americus, Ga                     KO  1
Sep 29 Red Johnston               Thomasville, Ga                  KO  4
          -Some sources report "Jojo Johnson"
Oct  4 James "Red" Herring        Macon, Ga                         W 10
Oct 14 Young Wallace              Havana, Cuba                     KO 10
Oct 20 Tiger Toro                 Johnson City, Tn                  W  6
Nov  9 Jack Denham                Macon, Ga                         W 10
Nov 18 Tony "Young" Marullo       Havana, Cuba                      W 12
Dec  1 Bill McGowan               Quitman, Ga                       W 10
Dec  7 Jimmy King                 Macon, Ga                         W 10
Dec 26 Frankie Lewis              Johnson City, Tn                  W  8
Dec 29 Jack Denham                Birmingham, Al                   KO  7

1923
Jan  1 Jack Middleton             Macon, Ga                        KO  1
Jan 18 George Shade               Macon, Ga                         W 10
Jan 26 Tony "Young" Marullo       New Orleans, La                  KO  9
Jan 30 Harry Krohn                Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
          -Some sources report "W 12"
Feb  7 George Kuhn                Macon, Ga                         W 10
          -Some sources report 2/08/23
Feb 27 Bill McGowan               Rome, Ga                          W 10
Mar  1 Johnny Klesch              Macon, Ga                         W 10
Mar  9 Jackie Clark               Atlanta, Ga                       D 10
Mar 20 Leo Leonard                Savannah, Ga                      W 10
Mar 29 George Kuhn                Columbus, Ga                     KO  9
Apr 19 Harold "Happy" Howard      Macon, Ga                         W 10
Apr 23 Colin "Red" McLachlin      Miami, Fl                        ND 10
Apr 26 Frank "Kid" Suby           Augusta, Ga                      TK  7
          -Middleweight Championship of the South
May  4 Frank Carbone              Atlanta, Ga                       L 10
          -Middleweight Championship of the South
May 17 Al Nelson                  Atlanta, Ga                      KO  3
          -Middleweight Championship of the South
May 17 Al Nelson                  Atlanta, Ga                      KO  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
           Some sources report a single bout - "KO 5"
Jun  4 Jimmy Darcy                Columbus, Ga                      W 10
Jun 14 Jack McCarron              Macon, Ga                         W 10
Jun 18 Vic McLaughlin             Savannah, Ga                      D 10
Jun 25 Harold "Happy" Howard      Shreveport, La                    W 15
Sep 10 Sailor Martin              Miami, Fl                        ND 10
Sep 19 Jimmy Conway               Rome, Ga                         KO  8
Oct  4 Mike McTigue               Columbus, Ga                      D 10
Oct 15 Tommy Burns                Detroit, Mi                      ND 10
Oct 18 Steve Choynski             Macon, Ga                        KO  5
Oct 26 Joe Eagan                  Boston, Ma                        W 10
          -Some sources report 11/26/23
Dec 15 Eddie McDonald             Johnson City, Tn                 KO  5
Dec 18 Bill McGowan               Knoxville, Tn                    ND  8
Dec 21 Harry Krohn                Miami, Fl                        ND 12

1924
Jan  1 Dave Rosenberg             Newark, NJ                       ND 12
Jan  3 Kid Numbers                Fayetteville, NC                 KO  4
Jan 10 Mike Nester                Miami, Fl                        KO  5
          -Some sources report 1/19/24
Jan 14 Norman Genet               West Palm Beach, Fl              WF  6
Jan 21 Harry Fay                  Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Jan 29 Billy Shade                Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Feb  4 Vic McLaughlin             Columbus, Ga                      W 10
Feb 11 Jack Schoendorf            Cincinnati, Oh                   ND 10
Feb 15 Roughhouse Ross            Savannah, Ga                     KO  2
Feb 25 Jimmy Slattery             Buffalo, NY                       L  6
Feb 28 Jack Perry                 Raleigh, NC                      KO  2
Mar 31 Mike McTigue               Newark, NJ                       ND 12
Apr 11 "Gunner" Joe Quinn         Appleton, Wi                     TK  9
Apr 14 Tex McEwan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  7
Apr 25 Walter "Young" Rollo       Norfolk, Va                      KO  2
Apr 29 Mike Burke                 New York, NY                      W  6
May  2 Tommy Burns                Toronto, Ont, Can                 W 10
May  8 Bill Conley                Youngstown, Oh                   ND 12
          -Some sources report 5/09/24
May 20 Dan O'Dowd                 Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
May 28 Ray Neuman                 New Haven, Ct                     W 12
Jun 26 Tommy Loughran             Bronx, NY                         W  6
Aug 12 Leo Leonard                Charleston, SC                   KO  3
Aug 18 Jack Stone                 Johnson City, Tn                 KO  4
Aug 27 Paul Berlenbach            New York, NY                      D  6
Sep  1 "Young" Bob Fitzsimmons    Macon, Ga                         W 10
Sep  5 Bill "Bearcat" Clemens     Knoxville, Tn                     W  8
Sep  9 "Sailor" Glen Clickner     Columbus, Oh                     KO  2
Sep 13 Mike Nester                Portland, Me                     KO  2
Sep 16 Tommy Robson               Boston, Ma                        W 10
Sep 24 Ad Stone                   Newark, NJ                       ND 12
Sep 27 Vic McLaughlin             Raleigh, NC                      ND 10
Sep 29 Jimmy Cox                  Memphis, Tn                      ND  8
Nov 11 Fay Kaiser                 Greenville, NC                   KO  4
Nov 27 Harry Fay                  Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Dec 12 Joe Lohman                 Grand Rapids, Mi                 ND 10
Dec 15 Johnny Klesch              Dayton, Oh                       ND 12

1925
Jan 12 Hugh Walker                Miami, Fl                        ND 10
Jan 14 Mike Wallace               St. Petersburg, Fl               ND 10
Jan 21 Jimmy Delaney              Grand Rapids, Mi                 ND 10
Feb  2 Joe Burke                  Columbus, Ga                     KO  3
Feb 20 Ted Jamieson               Savannah, Ga                     KO  6
Feb 27 Jimmy Delaney              Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Mar  3 Dan Dowd                   Kalamazoo, Mi                    ND 10
Mar  9 Harry Fay                  Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Mar 28 Tommy Loughran             San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Apr  7 Hugh Walker                Augusta, Ga                       W 10
May  7 Quintin Romero-Rojas       Boston, Ma                       TK  4
May 19 Hugh Walker                Kansas City, Mo                  ND 10
May 25 "Chief" John Metaquah      Hutchinson, Ks                   ND 10
Jun  2 Buck Brady                 Greensboro, NC                   KO  3
          -Some sources report 6/05/25
Jun  8 Bill "Bearcat" Clemens     Baltimore, Md                    KO  3
Jun 15 George Cook                Boston, Ma                        W 10
Jun 29 Bud Gorman                 Detroit, Mi                      ND 10
Jul  2 Johnny Risko               East Chicago, In                 ND 10
          -Some sources report "Chicago, Il"
Jul  9 Billy Freas                Grand Rapids, Mi                 KO  7
Jul 17 Jack Matlock               Wichita, Ks                      TK  3
Jul 28 Harry Perkins              Colorado Springs, Co              W 10
Aug  4 Johnny Lee                 Salt Lake City, Ut               KO  2
Aug 18 Jimmy Delaney              Vernon, Ca                        W 10
Aug 21 "Sergeant" Jack Lynch      Phoenix, Az                      TK  9
          -Some sources report 8/22/25
Aug 25 Red Fitzsimmons            El Paso, Tx                      KO  3
Aug 27 Jack League                San Antonio, Tx                  KO  4
Aug 31 Peck Warren                Dallas, Tx                       KO  6
Oct 10 "Sailor" Eddie Huffman     Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
Oct 22 Tom McKiernan              Columbus, Ga                     KO  2
Oct 30 Soldier Buck               Memphis, Tn                      KO  3
Nov  7 George Cook                Columbus, Ga                      W 10
Nov 27 Billy Britton              New Orleans, La                  TK  1
Dec  4 Tony Burns                 Grand Rapids, Mi                 ND 10

1926
Mar 25 Jimmy Slattery             New York, NY                      W 10
Apr 12 Chuck Burns                Wichita, Ks                      ND 10
Apr 13 Tommy Marvin               Oklahoma City, Ok                KO  3
Apr 20 Joe Lohman                 Kansas City, Mo                   W 10
Apr 26 Billy Britton              Topeka, Ks                       KO  3
May 14 Johnny Risko               New York, NY                      W 10
May 24 Ray Neuman                 Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Jun 10 Paul Berlenbach            Bronx, NY                         L 15
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep 17 Buck Ashton                Tampa, Fl                        KO  9
Sep 21 Chuck Burns                Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Sep 29 Frankie Busch              Memphis, Tn                      TK  6
          -Some sources report 9/30/26
Oct 15 Lou Rollinger              Waterloo, Ia                     TK  3
Oct 18 Soldier Buck               Louisville, Ky                   KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 12"
Nov 11 Battling Levinsky          Des Moines, Ia                   ND 10
Nov 18 Ed Smith                   Miami, Fl                         W 10
Nov 26 Clayton "Big Boy" Peterson Tampa, Fl                        TK  5
Dec 20 Joe Lohman                 Macon, Ga                        KO  7

1927
Feb  7 "Sailor" Eddie Huffman     New York, NY                      W 10
Mar  3 Leo Gates                  Atlanta, Ga                      TK  5
Mar 10 Eddie Civil                Macon, Ga                        KO  2
Mar 17 Maxie Rosenbloom           Boston, Ma                        W 10
Mar 23 Art Wiegand                Buffalo, NY                      TK  7
Apr  4 Red Fitzsimmons            Canton, Oh                       KO  4
          -Some sources report 3/29/27
Apr  7 Jack Melrose               Memphis, Tn                      KO  2
          -Some sources report 4/11/27
Apr 18 Benny Ross                 Buffalo, NY                       W 10
          -Some sources report 4/06/27
May  3 Tommy Loughran             Brooklyn, NY                      L 10
May 13 Jimmy Byrne                Louisville, Ky                   ND 12
May 19 "Tiny" Jim Herman          Columbus, Ga                      W 10
Jul  4 Chuck Wiggins              Macon, Ga                        WF  6
Jul 21 Otto von Porat             Minneapolis, Mn                  ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Aug 12 Chuck Wiggins              Indianapolis, In                  D 10
Aug 29 Ed Smith                   Tulsa, Ok                        KO  3
Sep  6 Leo Diebel                 Omaha, Ne                        NC  6
Oct 28 Mike Arnold                Wichita, Ks                      KO  4
Nov  4 Harry Dillon               Portland, Or                      W 10
          -Some sources report 11/10/27
Nov  8 Angus Snyder               Dishman, Wa                       W 10
          -Some sources report "W 6" at "Spokane, Wa" on 11/04/27
Nov 21 Andy "Kid" Palmer          Valdosta, Ga                     TK  4
Dec  9 Lou Scozza                 Buffalo, NY                       W 10
Dec 15 Tom Kirby                  Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  W 10

1928
Jan  9 Chuck Wiggins              Wichita, Ks                       W 10
Jan 23 Martin Burke               Miami, Fl                        KO  1
Jan 29 Chuck Burns                Tulsa, Ok                         W 10
          -Some sources report /1/30/28
Feb  6 Marine Toliver             Birmingham, Al                   KO  2
Feb 13 "Sailor" Tom Maxted        Jacksonville, Fl                 KO  2
Feb 20 Joe Clancy                 Birmingham, Al                   KO  1
Feb 23 Joe Cleary                 Montgomery, Al                   KO  2 
Feb 27 Al Friedman                Miami, Fl                        KO  2
          -Some sources report 2/29/28
Mar  6 Chuck Wiggins              Cleveland, Oh                     W 10
Mar 11 George Avera               Dothan, Al                       KO  2
          -Some sources report 3/12/28
Mar 16 Pat Joyce                  Augusta, Ga                      KO  1
Mar 30 Earl "Little Boy" Blue     Tampa, Fl                        TK  2
Apr  2 Jack (Marshall) Blackstock Sarasota, Fl                     KO  2
          -Some sources report 4/03/28
Apr 11 George Gemas               Goldsboro, NC                    KO  3
Apr 15 "Italian" Jack Herman      Jacksonville, Fl                 KO  2
          -Some sources report 4/17/28
Apr 23 Joe White                  Chattanooga, Tn                  KO  2
Apr 30 Russ "Rough" Rowsey        Miami, Fl                        KO  2
May  8 Andres "Pancho" Canstano   West Palm Beach, Fl              KO  2
May 10 Pete Angeles               Orlando, Fl                      KO  2
May 12 Charles Randell            Pensacola, Fl                    KO  2
May 18 Marcella Gambella          Tampa, Fl                        KO  1
          -Some sources report "Marcella Gubinelli"
May 25 Tommy Stone                Albany, Ga                       KO  1
May 30 Johnny Urban               Chattanooga, Tn                  TK  5
Jun  1 Joe King                   Meridian, Ms                     KO  2
Jun  5 Ted Cook                   Meridian, Ms                     KO  3 
Jun  7 Harry Fay                  Jacksonville, Fl                  W 10
          -Some sources report "KO 10" on 6/08/28
Jun 12 Joe Packo                  Montgomery, Al                   KO  7
Jul  2 "Wild" Bill Rowe           Daytona Beach, Fl                KO  2
Jul  4 Buckeye Harris             Macon, Ga                        KO  3
Jul 20 Tom Kirby                  Chicago, Il                       W 10
Jul 24 Bill Jordan                High Point, NC                   KO  1
Aug  6 Jack Ryan                  Wilmington, NC                   KO  2
Aug 13 Martin Burke               Mobile, Al                       KO  1
Sep  6 Johnny Squires             New York, NY                     TK  2
Sep 20 Frankie Wine               Grand Rapids, Mi                 ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Oct 30 "Big" Sid Terris           Atlanta, Ga                      KO  3
Nov 30 Ray Neuman                 Charlotte, NC                    KO  6
Dec 18 Billy Freas                St. Louis, Mo                    KO  1
Dec 20 Andres "Pancho" Castano    Macon, Ga                        KO  2
Dec 21 Jack (Marshall) Blackstock Augusta, Ga                      KO  2
          -Some sources report "Marshall Blackstone"

1929
Jan  1 Jack League                Kansas City, Mo                  KO  1
Jan  9 Tommy Stone                Durham, NC                       KO  2
Jan 18 Art Malay                  Norfolk, Va                      KO  3
Jan 21 Sully Montgomery           Memphis, Tn                      KO  2
Jan 25 Ralph Smith                New Orleans, La                  KO  3
Feb 27 Jack Sharkey               Miami, Fl                         L 10
Jun 17 Alvin "Babe" Hunt          Wichita, Ks                      ND 10
Jun 23 "California" Jack Lee      Flint, Mi                        KO  8
          -Some sources report 6/24/29
Jul  4 Tony Fuentes               Birmingham, Al                   KO  2
Jul 11 Jack DeMave                Knoxville, Tn                     W  8
Jul 18 George Cook                Kansas City, Mo                  ND 10
Jul 28 Frankie Wine               Nashville, Tn                     W  8
Jul 29 Alvin "Babe" Hunt          Tulsa, Ok                        LF  6
Aug 12 Harry Fay                  Little Rock, Ak                  KO  5
Aug 19 Joe Sekyra                 Kansas City, Mo                  ND 10
Aug 29 Joe Packo                  Evansville, In                    W 10
Sep  2 George Cook                Macon, Ga                        TK  8
          -Some sources report "KO 7"
Sep 24 Jimmy Gibbons              Cairo, Ga                        KO  3
          -Some sources report "Johnny Gibson"
Nov  6 Maurice Griselle           Paris, Fr                         W 12
Nov 18 Primo Carnera              London, Eng                      LF  4
Dec  7 Primo Carnera              Paris, Fr                        WF  7

1930
Jan 22 Jack DeMave                Atlanta, Ga                      KO  1
Feb 17 Joe Packo                  New Orleans, La                  KO  8
Feb 27 Pietro Corri               Tampa, Fl                         W 10
May  8 Hans Schonrath             London, Eng                      TK  2
Jun  5 Frankie Wine               Birmingham, Al                   ND 10
Jun 20 Otto von Porat             Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Jul 28 Phil Scott                 London, Eng                      KO  2
Oct 31 Meyer "K.O." Christner     Boston, Ma                       TK  3
Nov 11 Arthur DeKuh               Atlanta, Ga                       W 10
Nov 19 Whitey Gorseline           Grand Rapids, Mi                 TK  3
Dec 12 Gerald "Tuffy" Griffiths   Chicago, Il                       W 10

1931
Mar 29 Champ Clark                Matamoros, Mex                   EX  4
Jul  3 Max Schmeling              Cleveland, Oh                    LT 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Oct 19 Salvatore Ruggirello       Wichita, Ks                      KO  2
Nov  3 Fred Fitzsimmons           Springfield, Mo                  TK  4
Nov 11 Pat Fay                    Muskogee, Ok                     KO  2
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
Nov 23 Pietro Corri               Birmingham, Al                   ND 10

1932
Feb 26 Ernie Schaaf               Chicago, Il                       L 10
May 10 George Neron               Johnson City, Tn                  W 10
May 16 Joe Doktor                 Toronto, Ont, Can                WF  9
May 23 "Big" Sid Terris           Winston-Salem, NC                KO  5
May 30 Johnny Freeman             Huntsville, Al                   ND 10
Jul  4 Ambrose Palmer             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO 10
Jul 15 Frankie Wine               Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 15
          -Some sources report 7/25/32
Aug 10 Jack Renault               Brisbane, Que, Aus               TK  5
Sep 22 Johnny Freeman             Melbourne, Vic, Aus               W 15
          -Some sources report 9/24/32
Oct 29 Johnny Freeman             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 NC  8
Nov  3 Tony Gora                  Adelaide, WA, Aus                TK  6
          -Some sources report 11/05/32
Nov  7 George Thompson            Perth, WA, Aus                   KO  6
Dec 17 Don McCorkindale           Johannesburg, Trans, SA           W 12

1933
Mar  6 Pierre Charles             Paris, Fr                        LF  8
Aug  2 George Neron               Beckley, WV                       W 10
Aug 29 Benny O'Dell               Lindale, Ga                      KO  2
Sep 22 Maxie Rosenbloom           Houston, Tx                       W 10

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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