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Jimmy Young
Birth: Jan. 16, 1949, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 2005
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Professional Boxer. In his 21-year boxing career, Mr. Young, who fought some of the top heavyweights of his time, lasted 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali in 1976 in Mr. Young's only world-title bout. He won a 12-round unanimous decision against George Foreman in 1977. After he lost a 15-round split decision to Ken Norton in 1977, his run was over. He retired in 1990 with a 35-18-3 record with 12 knockouts. He was part of a boxing tradition in Philadelphia that produced world-class fighters. He was inducted into Pennsylvania's Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998. He died of heart failure at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. (bio by: Richard Lombard) 
 
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Mount Peace Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Richard Lombard
Record added: Feb 23, 2005
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I saw a film of your fight with Ali and thought you really got cheated. You were a smart, crafty boxer who really knew his stuff. You fought some of the best boxers of any generation and were one of the few who beat Foreman in his prime. However, like so ...(Read more)
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