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Jersey Joe

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe

Full Name: Arnold Raymond Cream
Profession: World Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Broke the world's record for the oldest man to win the world's heavyweight title when he earned it at the age of 37 years, 168 days, which would later be broken in 1994 by George Foreman.

Born: January 31, 1914
Birthplace: Merchantville, New Jersey, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: February 25, 1994 (aged 80)

Historical Events

  • 1947-12-05 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1948-06-25 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1949-06-22 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • 1949-12-05 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1951-03-07 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for 2nd time to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • 1951-07-18 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion
  • 1952-06-05 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1952-09-23 Undefeated Rocky Marciano KOs defending champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round at Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia for the world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1953-05-15 In his first world heavyweight title defence, Rocky Marciano KOs former champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 1st round at Chicago Stadium

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