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 Jimmy Young

Jimmy Young

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Feb 2005 (aged 56)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10516353 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Richard Lombard
  • Added: 23 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10516353
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jimmy Young (16 Jan 1949–20 Feb 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10516353, citing Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .