Five of the Great Pound 4 Pound Middleweights of all-time who fought Heavyweights, Light Heavyweights and middleweights.
STANLEY “MICHIGAN ASSASSIN” KETCHEL, 49-5-3 with 46 knockouts was born in Grand Rapids, MI, and ran away from home ending up in Butte, MT. He was shot to death at age 24. in October 1924. 1990 Hall of Fame Old Timers.
Won Middleweight title over Billy Papke, 22-0-5 in 1908. In 1909 NWS10 and WTKO3 Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, 144-9-25. LNSW Sam Langford April 1910. October 1909 knocked down Heavyweight champ Jack “Galveston Giant” in 12th round and got knocked out in same round.
MICKEY “TOY BULLDOG” WALKER, 94-19-4 with 60 knockouts, from Elizabeth, NJ. 1990 HOF Old Timers and World Boxing HOF.
Won 15 over Jack Britton, 196-40-36 November 1922 for Middleweight Title.
SAM “BOSTON BONECRUSHER” LANGFORD, 178-29-38 with 126 knockouts, born in Nova Scotia, Canada, resided in Boston, MASS.
1990 IBHOF, L15 to Jack Johnson for Heavyweight title, but couldn’t get rematch so claimed Colored Heavyweight title.
HARRY “PITTSBURGH WINDMILL” GREB, 107-8-3 with 48 knockouts. Claimed 262-17-18 record. IBHOF inductee.
July of 1925 W15 over Mickey Walker for Middleweight title. Only boxer to defeat then American Light Heavyweight champ, later Heavyweight champ, Gene “Fighting Marine” Tunney, May of 1922, going 1-3-1 against him. Lost pair of SW to Tiger Flowers near end of career.
TIGER “GEORGIA DEACON” FLOWERS, 118- 15-8 with 54 knockouts. HOF 1993. Born in Georgia, resided in New York.
Won Middleweight title in 1926 over Harry Greb.