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 Sam Langford

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Sam Langford

  • Birth 4 Mar 1883 Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Death 12 Jan 1956 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot #348 Amaranth Path
  • Memorial ID 8577

Professional Boxer. He was a Canadian boxing standout of the early part of the 20th century who fought in every division from lightweight to heavyweight. Nicked named the "Boston Tar Baby", he defeated World Lightweight Champion Joe Gans on December 8, 1903, however Gans' title was not on the line. From 1903 to 1926, he fought in 252 professional bouts with 178 wins, 129 by knockout, 32 loss and 40 draws. In 1955, he was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame, Canada Sports Hall of Fame and was voted Nova Scotia's top male athlete of the 20th century in 1999.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8577
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sam Langford (4 Mar 1883–12 Jan 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8577, citing Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .