James J. Braddock

1905 - 1974

James J. Braddock

James Walter Braddock (December 6, 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 heavyweight title and won. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James J. Braddock has received more than 2,831,173 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular boxer.

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Among boxers, James J. Braddock ranks 8 out of 186Before him are Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, and Floyd Mayweather Jr.. After him are Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, George Foreman, László Papp, Primo Carnera, and Jack Dempsey.

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Among people born in 1905, James J. Braddock ranks 36Before him are Raymond Cattell, Franz Ziereis, Gerard Kuiper, Władysław Gomułka, Ulf von Euler, and Jean Vigo. After him are Nikolai Tikhonov, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, George H. Hitchings, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Sebastian Shaw, and Carl Gustav Hempel. Among people deceased in 1974, James J. Braddock ranks 29Before him are Patrick Blackett, Peng Dehuai, Louis Kahn, Fritz Zwicky, Satyendra Nath Bose, and Zalman Shazar. After him are David Alfaro Siqueiros, Walter Lippmann, Marcel Pagnol, Virginia Apgar, Vannevar Bush, and Walter Brennan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James J. Braddock ranks 958 out of 12,171Before him are Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Estée Lauder (1906), Jacque Fresco (1916), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Peter Eisenman (1932), and Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916). After him are Joseph Murray (1919), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Jeremy Renner (1971), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Roger Zelazny (1937), and Woody Harrelson (1961).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, James J. Braddock ranks 7Before him are Muhammad Ali (1942), Rocky Marciano (1923), Joe Frazier (1944), Mike Tyson (1966), Joe Louis (1914), and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977). After him are Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Jake LaMotta (1922), George Foreman (1949), Jack Dempsey (1895), Floyd Patterson (1935), and Max Baer (1909).