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Joe Jacobs

Joe Jacobs (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, May 7, 1897; died, New York, NY, Apr. 24, 1940.)  A colorful manager of boxers, Joe B. Jacobs handled four champions, as well as heavyweight contender Two-Ton Tony Galento.  Jacobs’ champions were heavyweight Max Schmeling , light heavyweight Mike McTigue and two featherweights – Andre Routis and Johnny Dundee.  […]

Primo Carnera

Primo Carnera (Boxing.  Born, Sequals, Italy, Nov. 26, 1906; died, Sequals, Italy, June 29, 1967.)  A 6’6”, 260-pound boxer, Primo Carnera was heavyweight champion for slightly less than a year (1933-34).  Carnera won the title June 29, 1933, with a sixth-round knockout of Jack Sharkey at the Madison Square Garden Bowl in Long Island City.  He […]

Bill Carey

Bill Carey (Executive.  Born, Hoosick Falls, NY, Sept. 14, 1878; died, Indio, CA, Feb. 24, 1951.)  An engineer who was involved in the construction of the Panama Canal, William F. Carey was a dedicated boxing fan who became president of Madison Square Garden in 1929, following the death of Tex Rickard.  His association with the Garden […]

James Braddock

James Braddock (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, June 7, 1906; died, North Bergen, NJ, Nov. 29, 1974.)  In 1950 when The Associated Press conducted a poll to determine the greatest sports upsets of first half of the 20th century,  James J. Braddock’s heavyweight championship victory over Max Baer was ranked fourth on the list.  Such was […]

Max Baer

Max Baer (Boxing.  Born, Omaha, NE, Feb. 11, 1909; died, Hollywood, CA, Nov. 21, 1959.)  Maxmillian Adelbert Baer was world heavyweight champion for one day less than a year.  He knocked out Primo Carnera in the 11th round June 14, 1934, at the Madison Square Garden Bowl in Long Island City.  On June 13, 1935, Baer […]

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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