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Beau Jack

Beau Jack (Boxing.  Born, Augusta, GA, Apr. 1, 1921; died, Miami Beach, FL, Feb. 9, 2000.)  Born Sidney Walker and a one-time shoeshiner at the Augusta National Golf Club, Beau Jack rose to twice become world lightweight champion (1941-42, 1943-44).  Jack, an entertaining boxer who was constantly in motion, was so popular with New York […]

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter (Boxing.  Born, Aiken, SC, Dec. 15, 1923; died, Aiken, SC, Sept. 21, 1994.)  The first man to win the same world title three times, James W. Carter was a dominating lightweight in the early 1950s.  Carter fought 27 bouts in New York before winning the championship the first time by defeating Ike Williams […]

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