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Archie Moore

Boxing Champion Archie Moore

Full Name: Archibald Lee Wright
Profession: Boxing Champion

United States of America

Biography: Light Heavyweight World Champion (December 1952 – May 1962) who had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport.

He holds the record for the most career knockouts with 131.

Born: December 13, 1913
Birthplace: Benoit, Mississippi, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: December 9, 1998 (aged 84)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1956-08-21 Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

Historical Events

  • 1954-01-27 American boxer Archie Moore beats Joey Maxim in 15-round unanimous decision to retain his world light heavyweight title at the Orange Bowl, Miami; last of famous trilogy of fights, all won by Moore
  • 1955-09-21 In his last fight, undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano KOs light heavyweight Archie Moore in the 9th round at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 1956-11-30 At 21 years, 10 months, 3 weeks, 5 days Floyd Patterson becomes youngest world heavyweight boxing champion; KOs Archie Moore in 5th round in Chicago; first Olympic gold medalist to win a professional heavyweight title

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