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13 Persons in the International Boxing Hall of Fame:

Angelo Dundee

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Mirena Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Boxing promoter and trainer of many champions, including Muhammad Ali. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1994. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1976. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Bert Sugar

Real/Birth Name:
Bert Randolph Sugar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Boxing writer and sports historian. Boxing magazines Boxing Illustrated, The Ring, Bert Sugar's Fight Game and over 80 books, mostly about boxing history. International Boxing Hall of Fame 2005.

Chalky Wright

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Died after a fall in the bathtub. World featherweight champion. Served as a chauffeur and bodyguard for actress Mae West. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1997.

Damon Runyon

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Damon Runyan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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International Boxing Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1967. Awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball journalism. NSMA Hall of Fame 1964.

Ezzard Charles

Real/Birth Name:
Ezzard Mack Charles
Nickname(s):
Cincinnati Cobra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990.

Jack Dempsey

Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Dempsey
Also Known As:
Kid Blackie
Nickname(s):
The Manassa Mauler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 24 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion. Defeated by Gene Tunney in a controversial fight. International Boxing Hall of Fame. Utah Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Irish American Hall of Fame 2011. Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.

Jack Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Johnson
Nickname(s):
Galveston Giant
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age:
68 or 69
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Brief Facts:

First black heavyweight boxing champion (1908-1915.) Invented an adjustable wrench and other inventions. Served time for Mann Act violation. International Boxing Hall of Fame. Died in a car crash. Utah Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Jersey Joe Walcott

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Raymond Cream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer, and referee. International Boxing Hall of Fame. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.

John L. Sullivan

Real/Birth Name:
John Lawrence Sullivan
Nickname(s):
Boston Strong Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Recognized as the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxing from February 7, 1882, to 1892, and is generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing under the London Prize Ring Rules. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990. Irish American Hall of Fame 2012.

Kid Gavilán

Real/Birth Name:
Gerardo González
Also Known As:
Kid Gavilan
Nickname(s):
Cuban Hawk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Brief Facts:

International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990. Cuban, invented the "bolo" punch.

Muhammad Ali

Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Brief Facts:

Heavyweight. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book The Greatest: My Own Story. Movie for television Freedom Road. Conscientious objector to war. Developed Parkinsons later. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Presidential Citizens Medal 2001. Liberty Medal 2012. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1997. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1974. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 11 January 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rocky Marciano

Real/Birth Name:
Rocco Francis Marchegiano
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 1 day before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990. Heavyweight. Never defeated. Died in a plane crash. Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1976. Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1979. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Sonny Liston

Real/Birth Name:
Charles L. Liston
Nickname(s):
Sonny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer. Convicted as a young man of crimes. Apparently died of a drug overdose. Birth date uncertain and undocumented. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1991. Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.
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