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Red Cochran

Red Cochran (Boxing.  Born, Elizabeth, NJ, May 6, 1915; died, Lyons, NJ, Jan. 16, 1993.)  A popular New Jersey fighter, Frederick J. Cochran held the welterweight title from 1941-46.  Over a pro career that started in 1933, Cochran fought 117 times, winning 82.  He won the world welter crown with a 15-round decision over Fritzie [...]

Henry Armstrong

Henry Armstrong (Boxing.  Born, Columbus, MS, Dec. 12, 1912; died, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 24, 1988.)  Henry Armstrong (whose real name was Henry Jackson) was the first man to hold three world boxing championships at the same time.  Armstrong won the featherweight, welterweight, and lightweight crowns in the span of fewer than ten months in [...]

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