Herb Welch

Real name: Herbert Alvin Welch

From Osage County, OK

Titles held in the Gulf Coast:

Southern Jr. Heavyweight Championship (3 times – 1952, 1956) *

Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time – w/Lee Fields – 1955)

 

Herb Welch was the younger brother of Roy Welch and Jack Welch, the elder brother of Lester Welch and the father of Doyle Welch.

* Note: The Southern Jr. Heavyweight Championship was based in the Nashville promotion but was recognized and defended in the Gulf Coast

Herb Welch had also held a version of the World Jr. Heavyweight Championship in the late 1940s and early 1950s. This title was never defended in the Gulf Coast.

 

Herb Welch

Herb Welch

 

World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch late 1940s

World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch late 1940s

 

World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch late 1940s

World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch late 1940s

 

World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch late 1940s

World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch late 1940s

 

World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch late 1940s

World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch late 1940s

 

Southern Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch 1956

Southern Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch 1956

 

Southern Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch 1956

Southern Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch 1956

 

Southern Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch 1956

Southern Jr. Heavyweight Champion Herb Welch 1956

 

Herb Welch early 1970s

Herb Welch early 1970s