1932 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year and World Heavyweight Champion who was inducted into the International Boxing Fall of Fame in 1994. He was known as Boston Gob.
His first professional bout was a victory over Billy Muldoon in a fight that only lasted one round.
He finished his career with a 38-14-3 record with 13 wins by knockout.
He was born in Binghamton, New York and died in Beverly, Massachusetts.
His final fight was a loss to legendary boxer Joe Louis.