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 Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor

Birth
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Death 9 Mar 1962 (aged 58)
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Burial Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Plot Behind offices, large flat stone
Memorial ID 6779 · View Source
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Professional Boxer. Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, he was nicknamed the "Terre Haute Terrier" and undefeated in his first 21 fights, with nine knockouts and three draws. As a bantamweight boxer, on October 18, 1926, the National Boxing Association named Taylor the World Champion Bantamweight. He defended his title until May 18, 1928, when the NBA stripped him of it after he had begun fighting most of his fights in the heavier, featherweight class. He retired in 1931, with a record of 166 professional fights, 72 wins, 40 by knockout, 21 loss, 5 draws and 68 no contests. He died at age 52 in Terre Haute, Indiana and was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Taylor (22 Jul 1903–9 Mar 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6779, citing Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .