Professional Boxer, Boxer
1909 – 1985
Who was Ben Jeby?
Jeby was Jewish, and one of a number of Jewish title-holders of the time. On March 20, 1930, weighing 157.5 pounds, he defeated Len Harvey on points over 12 rounds in a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
From 1932-33, Jeby was the New York Boxing Commission version Middleweight Champion of the World. Jeby defeated Canadian Frankie Battaglia, viewed as one of the world's best middleweights, by TKO at Madison Square Garden in a title fight on January 13, 1933. Jeby fought Vince Dundee to a draw over 15 rounds, keeping his title, at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 1933. On August 9, 1933, he was knocked out by Lou Brouillard in the seventh round of a scheduled 15-round title fight at the Polo Grounds.
In 73 bouts, he was 54-14 with 22 knockouts.