James J. Braddock

1905 - 1974

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James Walter Braddock (June 7, 1905 – November 29, 1974) was an American boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935 to 1937.Fighting under the name James J. Braddock (ostensibly to follow the pattern set by two prior world boxing champions, James J. Corbett and James J. Jeffries), Braddock was known for his spoiling, counterpunching style, powerful right hand, and his iron chin. He had lost several bouts due to chronic hand injuries and was forced to work on the docks and collect social assistance to feed his family during the Great Depression. He made a comeback, and in 1935 he fought Max Baer for the world heavyweight championship and won. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James J. Braddock has received more than 3,692,787 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. James J. Braddock is the 15th most popular boxer (up from 16th in 2019), the 1,684th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,344th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Boxer.

James J. Braddock is most famous for being the heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 1935.

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Among boxers, James J. Braddock ranks 15 out of 326Before him are Sugar Ray Robinson, Sonny Liston, Jake LaMotta, Jack Dempsey, László Papp, and Evander Holyfield. After him are Floyd Patterson, Carlos Monzón, Vitali Klitschko, Teófilo Stevenson, Ingemar Johansson, and Roberto Durán.

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Among people born in 1905, James J. Braddock ranks 64Before him are Piet Hein, Heinz Lammerding, Dolores del Río, Daniil Kharms, Enrique Ballestrero, and Dhyan Chand. After him are Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Erika Mann, Pierre Levegh, Wolfram Sievers, Joseph Kosma, and Natalia Pavlovna Paley. Among people deceased in 1974, James J. Braddock ranks 42Before him are Anatole Litvak, Franz Jonas, Frank Martin, Walter Brennan, Agnes Moorehead, and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. After him are René Spitz, Creighton Abrams, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Gino Cervi, Vannevar Bush, and Salvador Puig Antich.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James J. Braddock ranks 1,684 out of 18,182Before him are Kathleen Turner (1954), Grace Zabriskie (1941), John B. Calhoun (1917), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Hank Williams (1923), and David Graf (1950). After him are Randolph Scott (1898), Robert Bloch (1917), Sol LeWitt (1928), Edward C. Prescott (1940), John Sculley (1939), and Lou Gehrig (1903).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, James J. Braddock ranks 13Before him are George Foreman (1949), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Sonny Liston (1932), Jake LaMotta (1922), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Evander Holyfield (1962). After him are Floyd Patterson (1935), Larry Holmes (1949), Ken Norton (1943), Rubin Carter (1937), Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), and Jack Johnson (1878).