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Baer, Max

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1959 AD
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1909 – Born on the 11th of February in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

 

1929 – Baer turned professional, progressing steadily through the ranks.

 

1930 – He fought Frankie Campbell on 25th of August,  in San Francisco and in only 2 hits, knocked him out.

 

1933 – His motion picture debut was in The Prizefighter and the Lady opposite Myrna Loy and Walter Huston.

 

1934-35 – He held the heavyweight championship, and established a career record of 65 wins, 13 losses, one no-decision, and 50 knockouts. He was Heavyweight Champion of the World when he knocked out Primo Carnera.

 

1935- Married to Mary Ellen Sullivan, had 3 children, one of them is Max Baer Jr. (Jethro)

Of "The Beverly Hillbillies" fame, from the 1960’s.

 

1935 – Maximilian one of the greatest upsets in boxing history transpired in Long Island City, New York, when Baer fought down-and-out boxer James J. Braddock.

 

1959 – Suffered a heart attack and he passed away on 21st of November.

 

1968 – He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

 

1984 – World Boxing Hall of Fame.

 

1995 – International Boxing Hall of Fame.

 

1998 – Holiday Issue of Ring ranked Max Baer # 20 in "The 50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time."

 

2003 – In Ring Magazine’s 100 Greatest Punchers Baer is ranked # 22.