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Archie Moore

Archie Moore (Boxing. Born, Benoit, MS, Dec. 13, 1913; died, San Diego, CA, Dec. 9, 1998.) One of the best fighters and greatest characters of boxing’s last “Golden Age” in the 1950s and early 1960s, Archie Moore was the light heavyweight champion for over nine years (1952-62). Moore fought several times for the heavyweight title, […]

Gus Lesnevich

Gus Lesnevich (Boxing. Born, Cliffside Park, NJ, Feb. 22, 1915; died, Cliffside Park, NJ, Feb. 28, 1968.) A Golden Gloves Intercity champion in 1934, Gus Lesnevich turned pro and had a 15-year career (1934-49) that included seven years (1941-48) as light heavyweight champion. After lean war years, Lesnevich had several big paydays, selling out the […]

Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano (Boxing. Born, Brockington, MA, Sept. 1, 1923; died, Newton, IA, Aug. 31, 1969.) As the only undefeated heavyweight champion in ring history, Rocky Marciano is unique. Rocco Francis Marciano was a popular champion with New Yorkers and he made four of his six title defenses in New York, as well as fighting six […]

Ezzard Charles

Ezzard Charles (Boxing.  Born, Lawrenceville, GA, July 7, 1921; died, Chicago, IL, May 27, 1975.)  When Joe Louis retired as heavyweight champion in 1949, Ezzard Marck Charles turned out to be his successor.  Charles won the title in a 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott June 22, 1949, and lost it to Walcott July 18, 1951.  In […]

Ray Arcel

Ray Arcel (Boxing.  Born, Terre Haute, IN, Aug. 3, 1899; died, New York, NY, Mar. 7, 1994.)  Ray Arcel handled over 2,000 fighters and 20 of them became world champions over the course of a 70-year career as the leading trainer of the 20th century.  As staggering as his record is, Arcel was equally renowned […]

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