History | Oct 02 2014

On This Day: Heavyweight contender Young Stribling dies at the age of 28 in 1933

Nick Bond tells the tragic story of a fighter cut down in his prime
Young-Stribling

WILLIAM LAWRENCE “YOUNG” STRIBLING JNR had a tragically short life – died aged 28 in a motorcycle accident in his native Georgia – but he contested more fights than any heavyweight in history (289).

Stribling was on his way to hospital to visit his convalescing wife and new born baby when he was struck by a car travelling in the opposite direction.

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