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Jack Sharkey (1902-1994)

Jack Sharkey was born in Binghamton, New York, the son of Lithuanian immigrants. He began fighting in the U.S. Navy and afterward started his professional career in Boston. Sharkey became the American heavyweight champion in 1929 and defeated Max Schmeling in 1932 to win the world heavyweight championship.

Career Record
Won: 38, KOs: 14
Lost : 13
Draw: 3

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