Braddock, James Walter
(1906-1974)
   Born in New York City but raised in Guttenberg, New Jersey, Jim Braddock began boxing as a teenager and turned professional in 1926. Fighting as a light heavyweight, he fought for the title in 1929 but lost to the holder, Tommy Loughran. Following the Wall Street Crash, Braddock’s investments were lost when his taxicab company failed. He fought 33 fights between 1929 and 1933 and lost all but 10. He also suffered a broken hand and was forced to work as a stevedore. In 1934, he made a comeback as a heavyweight, defeating John Griffin in three rounds. After two more successful bouts, he was matched against heavyweight champion Max Baer on 13 June 1935. Although considered the underdog, Braddock defeated Baer and earned the nickname “Cinderella Man.” He held the title until June 1937, when Joe Louis finally knocked him out in the eighth round. He retired after one more successful fight. During World War II, Braddock enlisted in the army and rose to the rank of captain. After the war, he found successful employment as a marine equipment operator and supplier.
   See also Sport.

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