Legendary boxer and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He compiled a career record of 67-10-6.
He grew up boxing his brother nightly in front of his father's friends, who would drink, watch, and gamble over their fight.
At Madison Square Garden in 1945, he shocked the boxing world when he defeated Billy Arnold.
He had two daughters with Norma Unger, whom he married in 1943.
He and Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone, became the two most famous Rocky's in the sport of boxing.