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Famous Jews In Boxing

Famous Jews
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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.
Dec. at 58 (1909-1967)
Barney Ross (born Dov-Ber "Beryl" David Rosofsky; December 23, 1909 – January 17, 1967) was an American professional boxer. Ross became a world champion in three weight divisions and ...more
Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)
Maximilian Adelbert Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American boxer who was the World Heavyweight Champion from June 14, 1934 to June 13, 1935. His fights were twice (1933 win ...more
Dec. at 51 (1896-1947)
Benny Leonard (born Benjamin Leiner; April 7, 1896 – April 18, 1947) was a Jewish American professional boxer who held the world lightweight championship for eight years from 1917-25. Widely ...more
Dec. at 69 (1907-1976)
Max Everitt Rosenbloom (November 1, 1907 – March 6, 1976) was an American professional boxer, actor, and television personality. Nicknamed “Slapsie Maxie”, he was inducted into The Ring Boxing ...more
Age: 39
Yuri Foreman (born August 5, 1980) is an Israeli professional boxer who held the WBA super welterweight title from 2009 to 2010. He was born in Gomel, Belarus, but currently fights out of ...more
Dec. at 46 (1899-1945)
Jack Bernstein, (November 5, 1899 – December 26, 1945) was an American boxer given the birthname John Dodick. He became World Junior lightweight Champion, on May 30, 1923 against Johnny Dundee ...more
Dec. at 41 (1884-1925)
Samuel Berger (December 25, 1884 – February 23, 1925) was an American heavyweight boxer who won the first Olympic Gold Medal in heavyweight boxing in 1904, competed as a professional, and acted ...more
Age: 42
Zabdiel Judah (born October 27, 1977) is an American professional boxer. He is a multiple-time former world champion in two weight classes, having held the IBF and WBO junior welterweight titles ...more
Dec. at 71 (1896-1967)
Samuel A. Mossberg or Mosberg (June 14, 1896 – August 30, 1967) was an American lightweight professional boxer who competed in the early 1920s. He was managed by Billy Gibson and Jack Bulger for ...more
Dec. at 81 (1905-1986)
Mushy Callahan (November 3, 1904 – June 18, 1986) was the ring name of Vincent Morris Scheer, a Los Angeles-based boxing champion in the newly created World Light Welterweight Division for five ...more
Victor Zilberman Age: 72
Victor Zilberman (born 20 September 1947) is a retired boxer from Romania. Born in Bucharest, he represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. There he won a ...more
Shamil Sabirov Age: 60
Shamil Altaevich Sabirov (Russian: Шамиль Алтаевич Сабиров; born 4 April 1959) is a retired Russian light-flyweight boxer. He won gold medals at the 1979 European Championships and 1980 ...more
Dec. at 71 (1904-1975)
Benjamin "Benny" Baruch J. Bass, known as "Little Fish," (December 4, 1903 – June 25, 1975) was an American boxer. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, with his family emigrating to ...more
Dec. at 87 (1883-1970)
Abraham Washington "Abe" Attell (February 22, 1883 – February 7, 1970), often referred to by newspapers as "The Little Hebrew", was a boxer who became known for his ...more
Dec. at 70 (1886-1956)
Harry Lewis (Harry Besterman; September 16, 1886 – February 22, 1956), was an American boxer, generally credited with holding the Welterweight Championship of the World from April 1908 to March ...more
Age: 72
Saoul Paul Mamby (born June 4, 1947) was an American professional boxer between 1969 and 2008. He held the WBC Junior Welterweight Title from 1980-82.
Dec. at 55 (1909-1964)
Solly Krieger (March 28, 1909 – September 24, 1964) was an American middleweight boxer who fought from 1928–41. He briefly held the NBA World Middleweight Championship in 1938–39.
Dec. at 55 (1906-1961)
Al "The Bronx Beauty" Singer (September 6, 1909 – April 20, 1961) was an American boxer who won the world lightweight championship in 1930.
Dec. at 74 (1932-2006)
Alphonse Halimi (February 18, 1932 – November 12, 2006) was a French boxer. He took the World Bantamweight Championship on April 1, 1957 in Paris, and the European Bantamweight Championship ...more
Dec. at 82 (1909-1991)
Judah Bergman, known as Jack Kid Berg or Jackie Kid Berg (28 June 1909 – 22 April 1991), was an English boxer born in the East End of London, who became the World Light Welterweight Champion in
Dec. at 75 (1868-1943)
Joseph Bartlett Choynski (; November 8, 1868 – January 24, 1943) was an American boxer who fought professionally from 1888 to 1904.
Dec. at 74 (1902-1976)
Charley Phil Rosenberg (Charles Green; August 15, 1902 – March 12, 1976) was an American boxer. He was the World Bantamweight Champion from 1925 to 1927. His trainers were the legendary Ray ...more
György Gedó Age: 70
György Gedó (born 23 April 1949) is a retired Hungarian light-flyweight boxer. He competed in the 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980 Olympics and won a gold medal in 1972. He was the European ...more
Dec. at 79 (1898-1977)
Abe Goldstein (September 10, 1898 – February 12, 1977) was an American bantamweight boxer from New York. He defeated Joe Lynch to become World Bantamweight champion on March 21, 1924, in Madison ...more
Dec. at 77 (1907-1984)
Reuven "Ruby" Goldstein (October 7, 1907 – April 23, 1984), the "Jewel of the Ghetto," was an American boxer and prize fight referee. He was a serious World Lightweight ...more