Al Reich was the younger brother of Ernie Reich, one of the brightest early pro basketball stars. Al Reich played a handful of professional basketball  games, but his true fame came from his years (1913-1924) as a professional boxer. He posted a 27-11-1 record with all 27 wins by knockout. Reich was a sparring partner of heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. In April of 1924, Reich was knocked out in a bout in Buenos Aires by Luis Angel Firpo, the South American heavyweight champion who was known as the “Wild Bull of the Pampas.” The year before Firpo had knocked Dempsey out of the ring at the Polo grounds in New York before eventually losing the fight. Later in life, Reich was a boxing and wrestling referee. Reich also gained fame as the bodyguard for Dr. John Condon who served as an intermediary  between Charles Lindbergh and the kidnappers of Lindbergh’s son.



AL REICH Height: 6:02 Weight: 210 College: None
Alfred Jacob Reich Born:   Mar 11, 1890 Died:  Jul 27, 1963 Hometown: New York, NY
Brother of Ervine Reich REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG.
1913-14 Cohoes NYSL 1 3 4 10 10.0
1913-14 Brooklyn St.Vincent De Paul Lyceum Indep
1920-21 Albany NYSL 5 6 8 20 4.0
Major League Totals 6 9 12 20 3.3


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