16 Facts About Amateur Boxing

1. Amateur Boxing made its debut in the modern Olympic Games in St Louis in 1904.

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2. Amateur Boxing would discover heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson and, towards the end of his life, Michael Tyson.

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3. Amateur Boxing learned how to fight to survive on the brutal streets of New York City.

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4. Amateur Boxing lost the championship to the last of the great white hopes, Jess Willard, in Havana, Cuba.

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5. Amateur Boxing was going to Galveston to attend a parade in his honor.

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6. Amateur Boxing arrived in England in 1809 and was trained by Bill Richmond.

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7. Amateur Boxing is the most renowned Muslim athlete in history.

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8. Amateur Boxing was not permitted to fight in the United States and was not permitted to leave the country to fight abroad while his case was being appealed.

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9. Amateur Boxing retired permanently after his loss to Rocky Marciano in 1951.

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10. Amateur Boxing had a distinguished amateur career before turning professional in 1934 under the management of John Roxborough and Julian Black, both African Americans.

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11. Amateur Boxing was born in Baltimore on November 25, 1874, and launched his professional career in 1891.

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12. Amateur Boxing was knocked out by Terry McGovern in New York in 1900 and lost his last fight to Monk Newsboy in 1906.

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13. Amateur Boxing became the Australian heavyweight champion, but on discovering that America was a place to make one's name, he emigrated in 1888.

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14. Amateur Boxing stood about five feet tall and weighed between 155 and 170 pounds.

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15. Amateur Boxing was taken to England in 1777 by General Earl Percy, a commander of British forces in New York during the American Revolution.

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16. Amateur Boxing met Sam Langford in the ring nearly two dozen times, racking up more rematches than any other boxer in modern history.

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