James J Braddock

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Birthday
7, 1905
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 29, 1974 (69)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1905
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 29, 1974 (69)

About

American world heavyweight champion who held the title for several years. He compiled a career record of 51-26-7 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001.

Before Fame

He worked on the docks during the depression in order to feed his family.

Trivia

The 2005 movie Cinderella Man is based on his life with Russell Crowe portraying him.

Family Life

He raised three sons with his wife Mae.

Associated With

He competed against Joe Louis multiple times.