James J. Braddock

James J. Braddock

Born Jun 7, 1905

James Walter "The Cinderella Man" Braddock was an American boxer of Irish descent who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935 to 1937. Fighting under the name James J. Braddock (ostensibly to follow the pattern set by two prior world boxing champions, James J. Corbett and James J. Jeffries), he was known for his powerful right hand, granite chin and an amazing comeback from a floundering career.… Read More

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1905 Birth Born on June 7, 1905.


1928 23 Years Old In 1928, he pulled off a major upset by knocking out highly regarded Tuffy Griffiths. … Read More
1930 25 Years Old Braddock married Mae Fox in 1930 and the couple had three children, James (Jay), Howard and Rosemarie.
1933 28 Years Old He always remembered the humiliation of having to accept government relief money, but was inspired by the Catholic Worker Movement, a Christian social justice organization founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933 to help the homeless and hungry. … Read More
1934 29 Years Old In 1934, Braddock was given a fight with the highly touted John "Corn" Griffin. … Read More


1935 30 Years Old 1 More Event
After defeating another highly regarded heavyweight contender, Art Lasky, whose nose he broke during the bout on March 22, 1935, Braddock was given a title fight against the World Heavyweight Champion, Max Baer. … Read More
1936 31 Years Old Braddock suffered from problems with his arthritic hands after injuries throughout his career, and in 1936, his title defense in Madison Square Garden against the German Max Schmeling was canceled under suspicious circumstances. … Read More
1942 37 Years Old He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and became a 1st Lieutenant. … Read More


1974 70 Years Old After his death in 1974 at the age of 69, James J. Braddock was interred in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Tenafly, New Jersey. … Read More
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