Marcel Cerdan
French boxer
Marcel Cerdan
Marcellin "Marcel" Cerdan was a French pied noir world boxing champion who was considered by many boxing experts and fans to be France's greatest boxer, and beyond to be one of the best to have learned his craft in Africa. His life was marked by his sporting achievements, social lifestyle and ultimately, tragedy. Marcel Cerdan was born on July 22, 1916 in Sidi Bel Abbès in what was then French Algeria.
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Star Power PPV: Mayweather-Ortiz is Boxing & Show Business - Pro Boxing Fans
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Two of the most notable boxer-celebrity unions in history involved middleweight champs: Marcel Cerdan with French singer and cultural icon Edith Piaf and Gorilla Jones with actress and sex symbol Mae West. For all of the star fighters who've romanced
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Il suit une dame de 87 ans pour lui arracher ses bijoux - La Provence
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En plein milieu de la matinée, mardi, ils sont mobilisés sur un vol avec violence qui vient d'avoir lieu rue Marcel-Cerdan, non loin du centre-ville. Un vol avec violence assez odieux puisque la victime est une dame âgée de 87 ans
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Lolita Morena en petite tenue sur le net - Le Matin Online
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Elle vient de poster sur son mur facebook, une photo d'elle en maillot de bain, parée de l'attirail de ski: bonnet, écharpe et gants. La légende de l'image parle d'elle-même. «Ben pour une fois sans parure ni maquillage… façon Marcel Cerdan qu'aurait
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Le don précieux des archives de Pierre Pons - LaDépêche.fr
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... le Tour de France, les championnats du monde des chercheurs d'or au Canada, sans oublier toutes ces rencontres comme la première interview du maréchal Tito, et des artistes, Marie Laforêt native de Lavelanet, Marcel Cerdan, Claude François,
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SX Bercy : Tribune MV ou pas ? - Moto Verte
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Pour ceux qui veulent profiter à fond de tout, à commencer par des places au premier rang et l'accès permanent à un bar privatif au sein du paddock intérieur Marcel Cerdan -où se réunissent également les pilotes- Larivière Organisation lance aussi le
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Boxing Nicknames - Kings, Princes, Warriors and Assassins - BoxRec News
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He was challenged by The Orchid Man Georges Carpentier, France's best ever boxer (although The Moroccan Bomber Marcel Cerdan also has a decent claim to this) at Boyle's Thirty Acres in Jersey City in 1921, in what was the first fight ever to gross more
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Vuelos de pasión - El Correo Gallego
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Es inútil esquivarlos, precipitados que se encuentran, de modo súbito, a esta hora de la noche, en medio de una oscuridad que se disipa, según descienden sobre la terraza del bar Marcel Cerdan. Lo hacen mientras les escribo, de manera algo apretada,
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Marion Cotillard's alleged online stalker arrested - OnTheRedCarpet.com
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Their son is named after Marcel Cerdan, a boxer who was the great love of Edith Piaf, a singer that Cotillard portrayed in the 2007 film "La Vie en Rose," the actress' agent told French news wire Agence France-Presse. The movie earned Cotillard her
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Jo Gonzales : 70 bougies et 36 chandelles - L'Express
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Quinze qu'elle pleure Marcel Cerdan et attend son successeur. Jo Gonzales n'est pas un grand technicien, mais il cogne fort, très fort. Un an avant, il rencontre le capitaine de la sélection anglaise. « Une marmite au menton et je le mets KO,
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Messe around la soul - LaDépêche.fr
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Et aussi des jeux de jambes à chauffer Marcel. Cerdan. Des jeux de lumières comme s'il en pleuvait: en contrastes complémentaires vert pomme sur vieux rose, violet électrique sur orange gorgé de soleil; en élémentaires bleu menthe glaciale et turquoise
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Elles portent le pantalon - Le Télégramme
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Après «Arrivée d'airs chauds», après «Les Arts dînent à l'huile», voilà «La vie en reuz». Trop fort! Et comme l'aurait chanté Piaf en mémoire de Marcel Cerdan: «Quand j'entends les Douarnenistes/Qui sont tous pugilistes/Je vois la vie en reeeu-zeu
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Le zapping du 23-07-2011 - FF Boxe
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... 4 défaites, 1 nul) s'est adjugé la ceinture vacante IBF méditerranéenne des poids super plumesen battant le Hongrois Istvan Nagy (17 victoires, 6 avant la limite, 10 défaites) aux points. Le plus célèbre des boxeurs Français Marcel Cerdan est né le
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ARTICLE - Boxe anglaise - Marcel Cerdan - sportquick
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Doté d'un crochet gauche foudroyant, il est le plus grand boxeur français de l'histoire avec Alphonse Halimi et Georges Carpentier . Né à Sidi-Bel Abbès en Algérie, il a disputé son premier combat pro en juin 1933 à Casablanca, ville où il vécut dès
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Seven Most Famous French Imports - Splash News
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The star, who was so touched by the role, ended up naming her son Marcel after the French boxer Marcel Cerdan. Lucky for her, her son's father Guillaume Canet was happy to oblige. France's first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy is pregnant with first baby set
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Grande récré avant l'heure - L'indépendant.fr
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Tout d'abord, la classe de CM2 avec son professeur Maryvonne Guix a retrouvé les racines de la catalanité à Perpignan, salle Marcel-Cerdan, pour un rendez-vous sardaniste. Elle a rencontré l'école primaire de Torreilles et l'école des Arrels
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Le zapping du 12-07-2011 - FF Boxe
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Lamotta prit le titre de champion du Monde en battant le franco-marocain Marcel Cerdan (16 juin 1949) Samedi dernier en Italie, le fils de l'ex-triple champion du monde, Martin Antonio Coggi ( 25 victoires, 13 avant la limite, 3 défaites, 2 nuls) s'est
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Au théâtre ce soir - L'indépendant.fr
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New York, le 28 octobre 1949, l'avion de Marcel Cerdan vient de s'écraser. Pour Edith, accablé de chagrin, l'amour de sa vie s'en est allé. Alors reviennent les souvenirs pour exorciser le présent : son père, "le père Gassion", la rue, les premières
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Secolul iubirilor imposibile - Gazeta de Sud
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La fel de tumultuoasă a fost şi povestea de iubire dintre „privighetoarea“ Edith Piaf şi pugilistul Marcel Cerdan, numit „bombardierul din Casablanca“. O pasiune tandră şi profundă pe care vor fi nevoiţi so ascundă de ochii presei, pentru că legătura
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marcel Cerdan
    THIRTIES
  • 1949
    Age 32
    Died on October 28, 1949.
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  • 1948
    Age 31
    The affair lasted from summer 1948 until his death in autumn 1949.
    More Details Hide Details They were very devoted to each other and Piaf wrote one of her most famous songs, Hymne à l'amour, for Cerdan. For his first defense Cerdan returned to the United States, where he fought Jake LaMotta in Detroit. Cerdan was knocked down in round one, his shoulder was dislocated, and he had to give up after the tenth round. It would be the last fight of Cerdan's life. A contract was signed for a rematch and Cerdan went to training camp for it, but before camp began he boarded an Air France flight to visit Piaf in New York, where she was singing. The Lockheed L-749 Constellation crashed into Monte Redondo (São Miguel Island, Azores), killing all 11 crew members and 37 passengers on board, including Cerdan and the famous French violinist Ginette Neveu, while approaching the intermediate stop airport at Santa Maria. Days later, LaMotta lauded Cerdan as a great sportsman. Cerdan was interred in the Cimetière du Sud, Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
    Finally, after the rematch with Delannoit, Cerdan was given a world title opportunity and he travelled to the United States, where he beat world Middleweight champion Tony Zale. Cerdan became a world champion by knocking Zale out in the 12th round in Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey on 21 September 1948.
    More Details Hide Details During his short period as a world champion, Cerdan became a popular figure of the Paris scene. Although married with three children, he had an affair with the famous singer Édith Piaf.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 27
    In between, he joined the American allies in World War II during 1944, and he won the Inter-Allied Championship.
    More Details Hide Details He also went up in weight to the Middleweight division, and won the French title by beating Assane Douf by a knockout in three rounds. He later claimed the vacant European title by beating Léon Foquet by a knockout in one round. He retained that title a couple of times before losing it to rugged Belgian Cyrille Delannoit by a decision in 15 at Brussels, Belgium. Soon, he went back to Belgium and re-took the title by beating Delannoit, also by decision.
  • 1942
    Age 25
    Cerdan's winning streak eventually reached 23 bouts before he suffered a defeat to Victor Buttin by disqualification for a second time, in eight rounds in Algiers in 1942.
    More Details Hide Details They would later re-match in 1945, and Cerdan would avenge the defeat by knocking Buttin out in the third round. For his next bout after the first fight with Buttin though, Cerdan put his title on the line against José Ferrer (namesake of the Hollywood star). He knocked out Ferrer in one round, and won four more bouts in a row before facing another boxer with a namesake: James Toney, who shared that name with another boxer who would become world Middleweight champion five decades later. Cerdan knocked out Toney in two rounds to keep this new winning streak alive. The new streak would reach 37 wins.
  • 1938
    Age 21
    In 1938, he beat Omar Kouidri in a 12-round decision at Casablanca to claim the French welterweight title.
    More Details Hide Details After his first loss, Cerdan recorded five consecutive wins, which led him to challenge Saviello Turiello for Europe's welterweight title in Milan, Italy. He won the European title by a decision in 15 rounds to continue his ascent towards the championship (back then, it was considered essential to own at least a Continental title belt to earn a world title shot; nowadays, it is not considered as important).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1934
    Age 17
    He began boxing professionally on 4 November 1934 in Meknes, Morocco, beating Marcel Bucchianeri by a decision in six rounds.
    More Details Hide Details Cerdan then ran a streak of 47 wins in a row between that first bout and 4 January 1939, when he lost for the first time, to Harry Craster by a disqualification in five rounds in London. Cerdan campaigned heavily in the French territories of Algeria and Morocco during that part of his career, as well as in metropolitan France, his parents' place of birth.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1916
    Born
    Marcel Cerdan was born on 22 July 1916 in Sidi Bel Abbès in what was then French Algeria.
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