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Boxing Match: Jim Braddock v. Max Baer

Jim Braddock - a 10 to 1 underdog - stunned boxing fans everywhere when he defeated the reigning champion, Max Baer, on the 13th of June, 1935.  Both men were Americans.

Note that Baer is wearing the Star of David on his boxing shorts.  His father was Jewish, although Baer was raised Catholic (the religion of his mother).  According to the Jewish Virtual Library:

Baer wore the Star of David on his shorts, in a demonstration of pride for the Jewish people at a time when Nazi persecution of German Jews was just beginning.

Baer wore the Star of David thereafter, including in this title-defending bout with Jim Braddock.  It took place on the 13th of June, 1935, at the Madison Square Garden Bowl in Long Island City (located in the New York City borough of Queens).

Braddock - who became known as the "Cinderella Man" - won the fight by decision.  Move the video to the end of the clip to hear the results. 

The beginning of the bout - and the rest of the fight - is available for viewing at Archive.org.


Media Credits

Historical footage, online courtesy YouTube.

 

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