Sport: Boxing Inducted: 1997 Country: United States Born: March 28, 1909 in Brooklyn, New
York Died: September 24, 1965
was World Middleweight Champion in 1938 and 1939.
A Golden Gloves amateur champion who turned professional
in 1928, Krieger did not get a shot at the title until the
latter part of his tenth year in the ring. On November 1,
1938, in his ninety-first professional bout, Krieger won
the World Middleweight crown by decisioning titleholder Al
Hostak. Seven months and eight fights later, Hostak
regained the championship. Krieger retired in 1941.
Krieger’s professional record: 112 bouts—won
81 (54 KOs), drew 7, lost 24.