James J. Braddock
American boxer
James J. Braddock
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.
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Las mejores películas deportivas - Univisión
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Con dos guantes, James Braddock protagonizó una insólita historia de triunfo en plena Gran Depresión. Russell Crowe ofrece una gran actuación como un veterano boxeador que le da esperanza no solo a su familia sino también a sus compatriotas
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Seattle Rep will debut 'Pullman Porter Blues' - The Seattle Times
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Theatergoers can see Seattle playwright Cheryl L. West's musical — about porters working on a train the night Joe Louis fought James Braddock in 1937 — in fall 2012. By Misha Berson No comments have been posted to this article
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Lisa Peterson to Direct Cheryl L. West's Pullman Porter Blues at Seattle Rep - TheaterMania.com
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Set in 1937 on the Panama Limited train, the play centers on three generations of porters working the sleeping cars the night of the famous Joe Louis/James Braddock boxing match. As the train chugs from Chicago towards New Orleans, grandfather, father,
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New EPA oil and gas air quality standards - Lexology (registration)
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In order to comply with a court-ordered schedule, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on July 28 signed a 604-page package that proposes to subject additional oil and gas operations to regulation under
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精挑细选九句电影台词彻底搞定面试官 - 日照新闻网
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The Dish (2000) - Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill) 3、“It's what you do right now that makes a difference。” Black Hawk Down (2001) - Jeff Struecker (Brian Van Holt) 4、“No point in punching things you can't
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WARRIOR and the 25 Most Inspirational Sports Movies of All-Time - Bleacher Report
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True story of a manual laborer, James Braddock, during the great depression, who decides to pick back up his former boxing career. In a rags to riches story, Braddock makes an unlikely climb up the contender's list and becomes the heavyweight champion
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Column: Top 10 sports movies - Valdosta Daily Times
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I thought Russell Crowe was great as James Braddock, a washed up fighter returning to the ring to support his family during the Great Depression. The only reason this movie isn't higher on the list is because in some ways its similar to Rocky,
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Best Fight Flicks of All-Time - Bleacher Report
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Oscar-winning director Ron Howard teamed up with Russell Crowe for this biopic, true story, about James Braddock, who rose from obscurity during the depression, to win a heavyweight championship. It failed at the box office, but all this tells me is
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职场新人面试攻略 引用电影台词搞定面试官 - 帮考网教育资讯
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Cinderella Man (2005) - James Braddock (Russell Crowe) 6、“Constantly talking isn't necessarily communicating.”Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - Joel Barrish (Jim Carrey) 7、“It's not
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FILMUL EVZ: Înapoi în ring - Evenimentul Zilei
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În 1920, James Braddock (Russell Crowe) era o speranţă a boxului profesionist. Puterea şi tenacitatea nu i-au fost însă de folos când, în 1929, combinaţia între o accidentare la mână şi înfrângerea suferită în faţa lui Tommy Loghran, campionul la
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How To Eat Like A Classic Fighter - Sabotage Times
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In terms of impact, James Braddock may not be up there with Frazier, Louis or Ali, but the 2005 film Cinderella man, starring Russell Crowe, made sure that we never forget his incredible journey. We've all experienced a recession
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North Bergen boxer Danny McDermott gets a shot at the World Boxing Union title - The Jersey Journal - NJ.com
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McDermott, 32, with a record of 8-3 (3 KO), will try to invoke the spirit of fellow North Bergen boxer, the “Cinderella Man” James Braddock, and become the town's first native-born world champion in 80 years. “It's an amazing opportunity
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KO of the Day: Joe Louis Beomes the Heavyweight Champion in 1937 - Bleacher Report
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Back on June 22, 1937, Joe Louis—one of the greatest boxers in history—began what would be about a 12-year stint as the heavyweight champion when he KO'd then champion James Braddock in eight rounds. Louis was not the original fighter that Braddock
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Vor 75 Jahren: Max Schmeling schlägt Joe Louis - BILD
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Doch in den USA wurde Schmeling um die verdiente WM-Chance gegen Champion James Braddock gebracht. Den Titel holte sich schließlich 1937 Joe Louis. Im Jahre 1938 kam es zur Revanche zwischen Schmeling und dem „Braunen Bomber“
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Hollywood Boxing - Sportimes
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Con Russell Crowe encarnando a James Braddock, ese bulldog irlandés que trabajó en los muelles de New Jersey durante la gran depresión, esta película parece seguir a Roth punto por punto. Una generación alejada de aquella Gran Depresión que sumiera al
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Efemérides del 13 de junio de 2011 - ABC.es
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James Braddock derrota a Max Baer en Nueva York y se proclama campeón mundial de boxeo. 1944.- Lanzamiento sobre Londres de la bomba V-1 alemana. 1964.- Se bota en Kiel (RFA) el "Otto Hahn", primer navío europeo de propulsión nuclear. 1971
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1936 schlug Schmelings große Stunde - nachrichten.at
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Allerdings verlor der leichtlebige Frauenheld seinen Titel nur ein Jahr später an seinen Landsmann James Braddock. 1936 bot sich dann endlich wieder eine Chance für den „schwarzen Ulan vom Rhein“: ein Ausscheidungskampf gegen einen Newcomer
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E3 2011 - pierwsze spojrzenie Far Cry 3 - gry-online.pl
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... kolejny nieszczęśnik znalazł się w niewłaściwym miejscu i czasie, a przecież powszechnie wiadomo, że w obliczu zagrożenia nawet największy leszcz jest w stanie siać zniszczenie niczym James Braddock w Zaginionym w akcji
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James J. Braddock
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 68
    After his death in 1974 at the age of 69, James J. Braddock was interred in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Tenafly, New Jersey.
    More Details Hide Details He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001. James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park in North Bergen, New Jersey is named in his honor. The 2005 biographical film Cinderella Man tells Braddock's story. Directed by Ron Howard, it stars Russell Crowe as Braddock and Renée Zellweger as his wife, Mae. The film had an estimated budget of $88 million and grossed $108.5 million worldwide. Crowe's performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. Paul Giamatti, playing Braddock's manager Joe Gould, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The role of neighbor Sara Wilson was played by Rosemarie DeWitt, who is Braddock's real-life granddaughter (daughter of Braddock's daughter Rosemarie Braddock and husband Kenny DeWitt). The film received mostly positive reviews.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1942
    Age 36
    He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and became a 1st Lieutenant.
    More Details Hide Details Upon return, he worked as a marine equipment surplus supplier and helped construct the Verrazano Bridge in the early 1960s.
  • 1936
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Braddock argued he would have received only a US$25,000 purse against Schmeling, compared to $250,000 against rising star Joe Louis. There was also concern that if Schmeling won, the Nazi government would deny American fighters opportunities to fight for the title. Finally, American commentators had expressed opposition to the fight in light of the connections between Schmeling and Adolf Hitler, with whom the German fighter had been associated after his earlier victory over Louis.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 29
    Considered little more than a journeyman fighter, Braddock was hand-picked by Baer's handlers because he was seen as an easy payday for the champion, despite his recent impressive victories. Instead, on June 13, 1935, at Madison Square Garden Bowl, Braddock won the Heavyweight Championship of the World as the 10-to-1 underdog in what was called "the greatest fistic upset since the defeat of John L. Sullivan by Jim Corbett".
    More Details Hide Details During the fight, a dogged Braddock took a few heavy hits from the powerful younger champion (30 years vs 26 years for Baer), but Braddock kept coming, wearing down Baer, who seemed perplexed by Braddock's ability to take a punch. In the end, the judges gave Braddock the title with a unanimous decision.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Baer hardly trained for the bout. Braddock, on the other hand, was training hard. "I'm training for a fight. Not a boxing contest or a clownin' contest or a dance", he said. "Whether it goes 1 round or 3 rounds or 10 rounds, it will be a fight and a fight all the way... When you've been through what I've had to face in the last two years, a Max Baer or a Bengal tiger looks like a house pet. He might come at me with a cannon and a blackjack and he would still be a picnic compared to what I've had to face."
  • 1934
    Age 28
    In 1934, Braddock was given a fight with the highly touted John "Corn" Griffin.
    More Details Hide Details Although Braddock was intended simply as a stepping stone in Griffin's career, he knocked out the "Ozark Cyclone" in the third round. Braddock then fought John Henry Lewis, a future light heavyweight champion. He won in one of the most important fights of his career.
  • 1933
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After his boxing comeback, Braddock returned the welfare money he had received and made frequent donations to various Catholic Worker Houses, including feeding homeless guests with his family.
  • 1930
    Age 24
    Braddock married Mae Fox in 1930 and the couple had three children, James (Jay), Howard and Rosemarie.
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  • 1928
    Age 22
    In 1928, he pulled off a major upset by knocking out highly regarded Tuffy Griffiths.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he earned a chance to fight for the title, but he narrowly lost to Tommy Loughran in a 15-round decision. Braddock was greatly depressed by the loss and badly fractured his right hand in several places in the process. His career suffered as a result, as did his disposition. His record for the next 33 fights fell to 11–20–2. With his family in poverty during the Great Depression, Braddock had to give up boxing for a little while and worked as a longshoreman. Due to frequent injuries to his right hand, Braddock compensated by using his left hand during his longshoreman work, and it gradually became stronger than his right.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1905
    Born
    Born on June 7, 1905.
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