James J. Braddock, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James J. Braddock

American boxer

Date of Birth: 07-Jun-1905

Place of Birth: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States

Date of Death: 29-Nov-1974

Profession: boxer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About James J. Braddock

  • James Walter Braddock (June 8, 1905 – November 29, 1974) was an American boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935 to 1937.Fighting under the name James J.
  • Braddock (ostensibly to follow the pattern set by two prior world boxing champions, James J.
  • Corbett and James J.
  • Jeffries), Braddock was known for his spoiling, counterpunching style, powerful right hand and his iron chin.
  • He had lost several bouts due to chronic hand injuries and was forced to work on the docks and collect social assistance to feed his family during the Great Depression.
  • He made a comeback, and in 1935 he fought Max Baer for the heavyweight title and won.
  • For this unlikely feat he was given the nickname "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon.
  • Braddock was managed by Joe Gould.

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