Baer, Max

Born: Feb 11, 1909 AD
Died: 1959 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Boxer

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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