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 Maxie “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloom

Maxie “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloom

Birth
New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 6 Mar 1976 (aged 68)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Block J, Section 9820, Lot 3
Memorial ID 5293 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Boxer. Born in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut, he was an open hand hitting light heavyweight fighter, dubbed "Slapsie Maxie". He began his career by winning all of his first 36 professional fights in various weight divisions. On June 25, 1930, he defeated Jimmy Slattery to win the Light-Heavyweight World Championship. He held the light heavyweight title for five years (1930-34), ending his career with a record of 223 wins, 19 by knock out, 42 loss and 31 draws. He later appeared in a number of movies and television shows such as "Nothing Scared" (1939), "The Kid Comes Back" (1938), "Each Dawn I Die" (1939), "Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1944) and TV's "The Joe Palooka Story" series. He died at age 71 in South Pasadena, California. In 1984, he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1985 and into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 30 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5293
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maxie “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloom (1 Nov 1907–6 Mar 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5293, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .