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Marvin Hart

Marvin Hart

American boxer
Marvin Hart
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American boxer
Was Athlete Boxer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 16 September 1876, Kentucky
Death 17 September 1931, Kentucky (aged 55 years)
Star sign Virgo
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The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Marvin Hart (September 16, 1876 – September 17, 1931) was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from July 3, 1905 to February 23, 1906.

Boxing career

Hart, nicknamed "The Louisville Plumber" because of his former trade, gained considerable prominence after a 1905 win over future champion Jack Johnson. That year, the heavyweight title was left vacant as a result of the retirement of champion James J. Jeffries and Hart's record earned him a chance to fight for the championship against top-ranked Jack Root (1876–1963), a much more experienced boxer, who had already beaten Hart in November, 1902.

Jeffries, the retiring champ, refereed the championship fight on July 3, 1905 in Reno, Nevada. Hart knocked out Jack Root in the 12th round to win the vacant championship. After one successful exhibition match, Hart lost his championship to Canadian Tommy Burns on February 23, 1906 in Los Angeles, California.

Death

Hart died the day after his 55th birthday of an enlarged liver and high blood pressure. He was interred in the Resthaven Memorial Park, in Louisville, Kentucky.

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