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Date of Birth 26 October 1902Binghamton, New York, USA
Date of Death 17 August 1994Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameJoseph Paul Zukauskas
Nickname The Boston Gob
Height 6' (1.83 m)

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Jack Sharkey was born on October 26, 1902 in Binghamton, New York, USA as Joseph Paul Zukauskas. He died on August 17, 1994 in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA.

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World heavyweight boxing champion, 1932-1933.
Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1994.
Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1987.
Pro record: 38-13-3 (14 KOs, 1 no contest)
As a senior citizen, he became a well-known sport fisherman.
Defeated Primo Carnera on a 15 round decision, only to lose the title to Carnera two years later.
Defeated Max Schmeling to win the World Heavyweight Title.
Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 559-560. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Knocked out by heavyweight kings Jack Dempsey, Primo Carnera, and Joe Louis.

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