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Archibald Lee Wright (Archie) (Moore Archie)

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Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Boxer

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1913 - Born on the 13th of December.

 

1935 - He began his boxing career, and had nine fights as a boxer, winning 5 and losing 4.

 

1938 - He turned professional in 1938 and boxed all but one of his 12 bouts in San Diego that year.

 

1939 - Moore had eight bouts, going 5-2 during that span, with one no contest.

 

1940 - Moore went on a tour of Australia, fighting in Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide and Sydney.

 

1941 - Moore had four fights, period during which he went 2-1-1, and he drew with Eddie Booker.

 

1942 - His retirement lasted a short period of time however, and he was back in the ring.

 

1943 - Moore had seven bouts, winning 5 and losing two. He won and lost the California State Middleweight title against Chase, both by 15 round decisions, and beat Chase again in his last bout of that year, by a ten round decision.

 

1944 - He had nine bouts, going 7-2. His last bout marked his debut on the Atlantic Coast.

 

1946 - Moore had moved to the light heavyweight division, and he went 5-2-1 that year, beating fringe contender Curtis Sheppard, but losing to future world heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles by a decision in ten, and drawing with old nemesis Chase.

 

1947 - He went 7-1 that year, his lone loss being to Charles.

 

1948 - He had 14 fights, losing again to Charles by a knockout in nine, losing to Leonard Morrow by a knockout in the first, to Henry Hall by a decision in ten and to Lloyd Gibson by a disqualification in four.

 

1949 - He had 13 bouts that year, going 12-1.

 

1951 - Moore boxed 18 times, and he won 16, lost 1 and drew one of those bouts.

 

1954 - He made four more fights, retaining the title in a third fight with Maxim.

 

1956 - He went back to the light heavyweight division, and won 13 fights in a row.

 

1958 - Moore had 10 fights, going 9-0-1 during that span.

 

1959 - He only had two bouts, beating Sterling Davis by a knockout in three, and then beating Durelle.

 

1960 - He was stripped of his world light heavyweight title by the National Boxing Association .

 

1962 - He was stripped again of his world light heavyweight title, this time for good.

 

1963 - After one more fight, against Mike DiBiase in Phoenix, which Moore won by a knockout in three, Moore announced his retirement for good.

 

1965 - He received the key to the city of San Diego.

 

1970 - He was chosen as the "Man of The Year" by Listen Magazine, and he received the key to the city of Sandpoint, Ohio.

 

1985 - He was elected to the St. Louis city boxing hall of fame, and he received the Rocky Marciano memorial award in the city of New York in 1988.

 

1990 - He became a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in Canastota, being one of the original members of that institution.

 

1998 - Died of heart failure on the 9th of December at age 84.

 

 


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