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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 31 January 1914Merchantville, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 25 February 1994Camden, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameArnold Raymond Cream
Height 6' (1.83 m)

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Jersey Joe Walcott was born on January 31, 1914 in Merchantville, New Jersey, USA as Arnold Raymond Cream. He was an actor, known for Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee (1969), The Harder They Fall (1956) and The Super Fight (1970). He died on February 25, 1994 in Camden, New Jersey.

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World heavyweight boxing champion, 1951-1952. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1990.
Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1983.
Defeated Ezzard Charles twice.
Lost two title fights to Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles and Rocky Marciano.
Was the first fighter to knock down Rocky Marciano.
Was the oldest man to win the World's Heavyweight Title until George Foreman broke the record.
Won the World's Heavyweight Boxing Championship in his 5th attempt.
After he retired he went to work in the Juvenile Division of the Camden (NJ) Police Department. In 1965 he was appointed as Camden's Assistant Director of Public Safety.
Born Arnold Cream, he changed his professional name to Jersey Joe Walcott in honor of an early 20th-century boxer his father greatly admired.
He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2013 for his services to sports.

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