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Maxie Rosenbloom

Maxie Rosenbloom

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1904-09-06 · Deathday: 1976-03-06 (71 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut, USA

48 Movies · 5 TV shows

Also Known As: Max Rosenbloom · 'Slapsie' Maxie Rosembloom · 'Slapsie' Maxie Rosenbloom · 'Slapsy' Maxie Rosenbloom · Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom · Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom · Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom · Maxie Rosenblum · Maxie Rosenthal

Biography

Max Everitt Rosenbloom (November 1, 1907 – March 6, 1976) was an American professional boxer, actor, and television personality. Nicknamed “Slapsie Maxie”, he was inducted into The Ring's Boxing Hall of Fame in 1972, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1984, the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1985, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.

Career

Born in Leonard Bridge, Connecticut, Rosenbloom was nicknamed "Slapsie Maxie" by a journalist due to his open-gloved style of boxing. As a professional boxer, Rosenbloom relied on hitting and moving to score points. He was very difficult to hit cleanly with a power punch and his fights often went the full number of required rounds. In his boxing career, he received thousands of punches to the head, which eventually led to the deterioration of his motor functions. Legendary trainer Cus D'Amato later recalled that watching Rosenbloom's ring performances inspired him for a quest to create a perfect fighter, and to develop a unique boxing technique, later known as the peek-a-boo style: Rosenbloom was probably the cleverest fighter I've ever seen, defensively. You just couldn't hit the man. He developed a sort of a radar, a sense of anticipation of blows, and ability to react to that, and act on it. In 1930, he won the New York light heavyweight title. In 1932, he won the World Light Heavyweight Championship. He held and defended the title until November 1934, when he lost it to Bob Olin.

Early Life

Born in Leonard Bridge, Connecticut, Rosenbloom was nicknamed "Slapsie Maxie" by a journalist due to his open-gloved style of boxing. As a professional boxer, Rosenbloom relied on hitting and moving to score points. He was very difficult to hit cleanly with a power punch and his fights often went the full number of required rounds. In his boxing career, he received thousands of punches to the head, which eventually led to the deterioration of his motor functions. Legendary trainer Cus D'Amato later recalled that watching Rosenbloom's ring performances inspired him for a quest to create a perfect fighter, and to develop a unique boxing technique, later known as the peek-a-boo style: Rosenbloom was probably the cleverest fighter I've ever seen, defensively. You just couldn't hit the man. He developed a sort of a radar, a sense of anticipation of blows, and ability to react to that, and act on it. In 1930, he won the New York light heavyweight title. In 1932, he won the World Light Heavyweight Championship. He held and defended the title until November 1934, when he lost it to Bob Olin.

Movies & TV shows

1965.

1 TV show

1964.

1 TV show

1960.

1 Movie

1959.

1 Movie

1958.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

1956.

2 Movies

1955.

1 Movie

1951.

2 Movies

1950.

1 TV show

1948.

1 Movie

1947.

1 Movie

1945.

4 Movies

1944.

3 Movies

1943.

3 Movies

1942.

4 Movies

1941.

4 Movies

1940.

2 Movies

1939.

7 Movies

1938.

6 Movies

1937.

3 Movies

1936.

1 Movie

1933.

1 Movie
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