Heavyweight boxer who fought with many known great boxers. He compiled a career record of 68-13.
He worked as a butcher boy where he developed his powerful physique.
In one of the greatest upsets in boxing history, he lost to James J. Braddock in the Cinderella Man match.
He had a two year marriage to actress, Dorothy Dunbar, and was then married to Mary Ellen Sullivan until his death.
He fought the great boxer Joe Louis with a broken right hand.