Sports Famous Jews In Boxing

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A list of famous Jewish boxers. These 61 athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of Boxing or just a fan of great athleticism in general. Personally, I'm a fan of both, which is why I've been building this whole series of lists celebrating famous Jewish athletes.

Died at 58 (1909-1967) - Barney Ross was an American professional boxer. Ross became a world champion in three weight divisions and was a decorated veteran of World War II.

Died at 50 (1909-1959) - Max Baer was an American boxer of the 1930s as well as a referee, and had an occasional role on film or television. He was the brother of heavyweight boxing contender Buddy Baer and father of ...more

Died at 51 (1896-1947) - Benny Leonard was an American professional lightweight boxer. Widely considered one of the all-time greats, he was ranked 8th on The Ring magazine's list of the "80 Best Fighters of the ...more

Died at 69 (1907-1976) - Max Everitt Rosenbloom, known as Slapsie Maxie was an American boxer, actor, and television personality.

age 38 - Yuri Foreman is a Belarusian-born Israeli professional boxer, based in the United States. He is a former World Boxing Association super welterweight champion. Foreman turned professional in ...more

Died at 46 (1899-1945) - Jack Bernstein, also known as "John Dodick," "Kid Murphy," and Young Murphy," was an American boxer. He was World Junior lightweight Champion, with the title taken from ...more

Died at 41 (1884-1925) - Samuel Berger was an American professional heavyweight boxer who competed in the early twentieth century. Berger joined the Olympic Club in San Francisco when he was 16 years old. In 1901 he won ...more

age 41 - Zabdiel "Zab" Judah is an American professional boxer. Judah has won five world titles between the light welterweight and welterweight divisions and is a former Undisputed World

Died at 71 (1896-1967) - Samuel A. Mosberg, born in New York City, was an American lightweight professional boxer who competed in the early 1920s.

Died at 81 (1905-1986) - Mushy Callahan was the ring name of Vincent Morris Scheer, a boxer and a champion in the light welterweight division. Callahan was born on November 3, 1905, in New York City. He took the ring ...more

Victor Zilberman age 71 - Victor Zilberman is a retired boxer from Romania. He represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. There he won the bronze medal in the welterweight division ...more

Shamil Sabirov age 59 - Shamil Altaevich Sabirov is a retired boxer.

Died at 71 (1904-1975) - Benjamin "Benny" Baruch J. Bass, known as "Little Fish," was an American boxer. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, with his family emigrating to the United States in 1906; ...more

Died at 87 (1883-1970) - Abraham Washington "Abe" Attell, known in the boxing world as Abe "The Little Hebrew" Attell, was a boxer who became known for his record-setting six-year reign as World ...more

Died at 70 (1886-1956) - Harry Lewis, was an American champion boxer. Lewis was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 and to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008.

age 71 - Saoul Paul Mamby was a professional boxer between 1969 and 2008.

Died at 55 (1909-1964) - Solly Krieger was an American middleweight boxer who fought from 1928-41.

Died at 55 (1906-1961) - Al "The Bronx Beauty" Singer was an American boxer. He was born in the Lower East Side in New York City. Singer captured the World Lightweight Championship in July, 1930, with a first ...more

Died at 74 (1932-2006) - Alphonse Halimi was a French boxer. He was nicknamed "la Petite Terreur." Time wrote of him: "Alphonse went to work with a street fighter's will. A grown-up guttersnipe from the ...more

Died at 82 (1909-1991) - Judah Bergman, known as Jack Kid Berg or Jackie Kid Berg, was an English boxer born in the East End of London.

Died at 75 (1868-1943) - Joseph Bartlett "Joe" Choynski was an American boxer who fought professionally from 1888 to 1904.

Died at 74 (1902-1976) - Charley Phil Rosenberg was an American boxer. He was World Bantamweight Champion from 1925 to 1927.

György Gedó age 69 - György Gedó is a former Hungarian boxer. Gedó was born in Újpest, Budapest, Hungary. He won the gold medal in the light flyweight division at the 1972 Summer Olympics. ...more

Died at 79 (1898-1977) - Abe Goldstein was an American boxer. He was World Bantamweight Champion in 1924, and was ranked the #5 bantamweight of all time

Died at 77 (1907-1984) - Reuven "Ruby" Goldstein, the "Jewel Of The Ghetto," was an American boxer and prize fight referee.

Fabrice Benichou age 52 - Fabrice Benichou is a French boxer.

age 36 - Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Lekhtman better known as Dmitriy Salita is a Ukrainian-born American boxer from Brooklyn, New York in the welterweight division. He has a 33–1–1 record, with 16 KOs. He is ...more

Died at 75 (1885-1960) - Monte "The Nob Hill Terror" Attell, born in San Francisco, California, United States, was a champion boxer.

Died at 78 (1880-1958) - Harry Harris was an American boxer. Harris was World Bantamweight Champion in 1901–02.

Died at 76 (1909-1985) - Ben Jeby, was an American world champion middleweight champion boxer from the Lower East Side of New York City. Jeby was Jewish, and one of a number of Jewish title-holders of the time. On March ...more

Gary Jacobs age 53 - Gary "The Kid" Jacobs is a former professional Scottish boxer. Jacobs at various points in his career held the British, Commonwealth, and European welterweight titles, as well as ...more

age 63 - Mike Rossman is an American former world champion boxer. He is of Jewish/Italian origin, which led to his monikers "The Kosher Butcher" and "The Jewish Bomber." He finished ...more

Died at 58 (1891-1949) - Barney Lebrowitz, better known as Battling Levinsky, was the light heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1916 to 1920. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Levinsky as the #12 ranked ...more

Died at 48 (1908-1956) - Robert Lous "Bob" Olin was an American boxer. He was the World Light Heavyweight Championship.

Died at 72 (1764-1836) - Daniel Mendoza was an English prizefighter, who was boxing champion of England in 1792–1795. He was of Portuguese-Jewish descent.

Victor Perez Died at 34 (1911-1945) - Victor "Young" Perez was a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. He was born to Khmaïssa Perez a household goods salesman and ...more

Died at 84 (1916-2000) - Sammy Luftspring was a Jewish Canadian boxer. A former Canadian Welterweight Champion and highly ranked in the Welterweight class during his career, Luftspring was forced to retire from the ...more

age 46 - "Dangerous" Dana Rosenblatt is a retired left-handed professional boxer who held a variety of minor boxing titles. Rosenblatt began practicing martial arts at age 13 and earned a black ...more

Died at 107 (1800-1907) - Barney Aaron was an English bare-knuckle boxer. The father of Hall of Famer Young Barney Aaron began boxing in 1819 and became a Lightweight Champion in the 1820s. Called The Star of the East, ...more

Died at 87 (1925-2012) - Artie Levine was an American boxer in the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions in the 1940s.

Robert Cohen age 88 - Robert Cohen was a French boxer. Cohen was world bantamweight champion from 1954 to 1956.

Died at 68 (1918-1986) - Julie Kogon was an American boxer from New Haven, Connecticut. At one time in his professional career Julie Kogon was ranked by Ring as the #10 lightweight in the world for July 1944. Kogon went ...more

age 82 - Larry Boardman is an American former lightweight boxer.

Isadore Schwartz Died at 88 (1900-1988) - Isadore "Corporal Izzy" Schwartz was an American boxer. Schwartz was World Flyweight Champion from 1927 to 1929. Schwartz was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Roman Greenberg age 36 - Roman Greenberg is a Soviet-born Israeli former heavyweight boxer based in the United Kingdom, former International Boxing Organization's Intercontinental heavyweight champion, with a 27–1 ...more

age 41 - Daniel Harvey Judah is an American southpaw professional cruiserweight and light heavyweight boxer. His 33-fight record through 10/28/08 is 23-7-3, with 10 wins coming via knockout. He is the ...more

Died at 70 (1904-1974) - Sidney Terris was an American boxer. A world ranking lightweight from February 1925 until November 1929, his highest ranking was # 1.

Maxie Berger Died at 83 (1917-2000) - Maxie Berger was a Canadian boxer who fought as a flyweight, junior welterweight, and welterweight from 1935 – 1946. He squared off against many different Hall of Famers including the likes of ...more

Stéphane Haccoun age 51 - Stéphane Haccoun was a southpaw French boxer. He fought as a featherweight, a super featherweight, and a junior lightweight. He compiled a record of 35 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw.

age 40 - Josiah Judah is a professional boxer. His ring nickname is "Gorilla." A 6' 1" tall super middleweight, he is a brother of welterweight champion Zab Judah and former U.S. Boxing ...more