Gene Fullmer

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Birthday
21, 1931
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Apr 27, 2015 (83)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1931
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Apr 27, 2015 (83)

About

Former Middleweight Champion who compiled a career record of 55-6-3, with wins over such top-tier boxers as Sugar Ray Robinson, Benny Paret and Florentino Fernandez.

Before Fame

He was encouraged to become an amateur boxer by future manager Marv Jenson.

Trivia

He won his debut fight by knocking out Charley Cato in the fourth round of a match in September, 1951.

Family Life

He had two brothers, Don and Jay, who were also boxers.

Associated With

He won the world middle weight title by upsetting boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson by decision in 1957.