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Baer, Max

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Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1959 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Boxer

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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.

 

 

 


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