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Beau Jack (Sidney Walker)

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Boxer


1921 - Born on the 1st of April in Augusta, Georgia.

1940 - Jack turned professional and began his career fighting in Massachusetts where he established a record of 27-4-2.

1941 - Moved to New York in August where he continued boxing.

1942 - Jack fight against Allie Stolz to decide who would challenge for the New York version of the world title.

1944 - The famous fight of Jack's career was his fourth battle with Montgomery on 4th of August, so-called "War Bonds Fight".

         - Beau Jack was the Ring Magazine fighter of the year.

1948 - Fought another hall-of-famer: Ike Williams, but he is unlucky enough to win, he was knocked out in the

sixth round.

1958 - The third fight, on 12th of August with Ike Williams marked the end of Jack's career.

1991 - Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

2000 - Jack suffered from pugilistic Parkinson's syndrome and died on the 9th of February.


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