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Jackie Fields (1908-1987)

Jackie Fields was born Jacob Finkelstein in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a tough Jewish neighborhood; "being in the ghetto," he famously said, "you had to fight." Fields began his amateur boxing career in Los Angeles in the early 1920s. At age 16, he won the featherweight gold medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. He turned pro later that year.

Career Record
Won: 74, KOs: 30
Lost : 9
Draw: 3

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