Jimmy Ellis

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Birthday
24, 1940
Birthplace
Kentucky
DEATH DATE
May 6, 2014 (74)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
24, 1940
Birthplace
Kentucky
DEATH DATE
May 6, 2014 (74)

About

Held the WBA World Heavyweight Championship from 1968 to 1970, and fought in one of the greatest heavyweight eras of all time.

Before Fame

He won 59 of 66 amateur bouts and was a Golden Gloves champion.

Trivia

He was diagnosed with a case of dementia so severe that he believed his dead wife was still alive.

Family Life

He married Mary Etta in 1958.

Associated With

One of his most famous fights was against Muhammed Ali in the Houston Astrodome on July 26, 1971.