Marvin Hagler was born on May 23, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
He was raised without his father. Later his mother moved the family to Brockton, Massachusetts, following widespread riots in Newark in the summer of 1967.
In Brockton, coincidentally the hometown of boxing great Rocky Marciano, Hagler dropped out of
Mike Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966. He became would of most formidable fighter of his era, blowing away his opponents at will, blasting his way to the top of the heavyweight rankings.
Some might say, in his prime no boxer in the world could compete with Iron
Born in Marshall, Texas on January 22 in 1948 to a railroad construction worker and his wife, George Foreman (76-5, 68 KO's) was the fifth of seven children and grew up in the Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas. Foreman had six siblings and spent most of his early youth in trouble.
A product of the Army and amateur ranks, Rocky Marciano was born on September 1, 1923.
He takes his place alongside Dempsey and Louis as one of the great heavyweights.
Marciano was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, to parents who were immigrants from Italy: when he was about eighteen months old,
The era of the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis was one of the greatest and most colourful boxers to grace the sport.
Only Jack Dempsey since the gloves era got underway compared to him in popularity and ability.
This Alabama born boxer who first saw the light of day on May 13th, 1914
In every sport there emerges one person who stands out so prominently that he is referred to as "The Idol." Such as a man was Jack Dempsey in boxing. While in there tossing punches, he was the one of the most spectacular heavyweights since John L Sullivan. Jack Dempsey was
Joe Frazier was born in Laurel Bay, South Carolina, on January 12, 1944. “Smoking Joe” Frazier never set out to set the boxing world alight.
He began going to the gym to get himself into shape. However, one thing led to another, and he began competing. He was the youngest of
Cassius Marcellus Clay aka Muhammad Ali (56-5, 37 KO's), the son of a sign painter, was born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He decided early in life that he wanted to be both rich and the heavyweight champion of the world.For most people that would remain a dream something
Jack Johnson the first African-American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion whose win provoked a race riot.
Way before Cassius Clay (later to be Muhammad Ali) was even a twinkle in his father’s eye, an African American became the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, the first African American to do so.
The year was 1908
Born in Wasco, North Carolina, on January 4th, 1935, Floyd Patterson (55-8, 40 KO's) was a light heavyweight-cruiserweight who competed with the Heavyweight division winning the Championship of the World on two occasions.
The former Olympic middleweight king who won his crown at the Helsinki Games in 1952 became the youngest