History | Oct 22 2019

On This Day: Middleweight legend Harry Greb dies at the age of 32

Bob Mee tells the story of Harry Greb, perhaps the most formidable warrior in boxing history
Harry Greb
The magnificent Harry Greb

THEY just don’t make them like Harry Greb any more. Come to think of it, they probably didn’t make them like him before he came along either.

Greb was middleweight champion of the world for only two and a half years but that was towards the end of a phenomenal career.

He was the only man to beat Gene Tunney and hammered the future heavyweight champion so badly Gene admitted years later: “How I ever survived the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth rounds is still a mystery to me.”