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Jake LaMotta

Jake LaMotta (Boxing. Born, The Bronx, NY, July 10, 1922.) One of the celebrated middleweight champions of the post-World War II era, Jake LaMotta remains one of the most popular fighters in New York history. LaMotta’s heyday coincided with the advent of boxing as a major television attraction and he became nationally known even before […]

Marcel Cerdan

Marcel Cerdan (Boxing.  Born, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, July 22, 1916; died, near Ponta Delgada, Azores, Oct. 28, 1949.)  Born in what was then considered metropolitan France, Marcel Cerdan began his pro boxing career in 1935.  Cerdan ultimately fought 100 times as a pro and held the world middleweight title for nine months.  He won […]

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