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Date of Birth 13 December 1913Benoit, Mississippi, USA
Date of Death 9 December 1998San Diego, California, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameArchibald Lee Wright
Nickname The Old Mongoose
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Light-heavyweight prizefighter; World Champion in his weight class (175-pound limit) from 1952 to 1960.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Joan Hardy (21 August 1956 - 9 December 1998) (his death) (5 children)
Elizabeth A. Thorton (? - ?) (2 children)

Trivia (11)

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1990.
Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1980.
Memorable for his excellent portrayal of the runaway slave Jim, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960).
Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 425-427. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Holds the record for most knockouts by a professional fighter, 145.
Knocked down undefeated World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano, but was knocked out himself in the 9th round.
Moore was knocked out by heavyweight champions Rocky Marciano 9 rounds, Floyd Patterson 5 rounds and Muhammad Ali 4 rounds.
Appeared on the TV show, You Bet Your Life (1950) after his knockout loss to Rocky Marciano. Moore told host Groucho Marx that he wanted a rematch with Marciano. Marciano retired and the rematch never took place.
Moore was cremated and is interred in a niche at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, in San Diego.
Fought Shorty Hogue three times, losing the first bout (Houge's pro debut), the second bout in 1941, and winning their last bout (Houge's last fight).
Upon his death, his remains were cremated and interred at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory in San Diego, California. His location plot is Apostle Gallery, niche 401, in an urn.

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