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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 28 March 1922Collingwood, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 2 June 2001West Palm Beach, Florida, USA  (complications following a stroke)
Birth NameGiuseppe Antonio Berardinelli
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joey Maxim was a handsome and popular boxing champion in the Golden Age of boxing in the 1950s. Maxim was only knocked out once in over 100 fights. The only man to stop the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson. Out-boxed "Irish" Bob Murphy who was 60-5 with 55 knockouts. Lost in bids to capture the Heavyweight crown from Ezzard Charles and to recapture his lost title from Archie Moore. The first fighter to defeat Floyd Patterson.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: angelsunchained

Spouse (1)

Michelina Berardinelli (1950 - 1977) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

World light heaveweight boxing champion, 1950-1952.
Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1994.
The name "Maxim" is because his jabs reminded opponents of the Maxim machine gun.
Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1988.
He was the only fighter to register a TKO over Sugar Ray Robinson (1952).

Personal Quotes (1)

When someone comes up to you and says, 'Hi, Champ,' I like that. I'm a tough old bird.

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