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James J. Braddock... Jimmy Braddock... Jim Braddock... James Walter Braddock... The Bulldog of Bergen... whatever you call him... his life and career made an incredibly story and one of my all time favorite films AND... IN MY OPINION... the greatest boxing movie ever made!!!

But what I'd like to know is this... is James J. Braddock in any of the major boxing halls of fame? If he isn't... should he be inducted? Give your reasons as to why and why not! Also... what is your honest opinion of this Irish-American Boxer??? :thumbsup:
 

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James J. Braddock... Jimmy Braddock... Jim Braddock... James Walter Braddock... The Bulldog of Bergen... whatever you call him... his life and career made an incredibly story and one of my all time favorite films AND... IN MY OPINION... the greatest boxing move ever made!!!

But what I'd like to know is this... is James J. Braddock in any of the major boxing halls of fame? If he isn't... should he be inducted? Give your reasons as to why and why not! Also... what is your honest opinion of this Irish-American Boxer??? :thumbsup:
He is in the international boxing hall of fame. He was a tough guy yes, he had a big right, and could take a shot. When Joe Louis knocked him out for the crown, Braddock had already dropped Louis. Braddock didn't go down without a fight. Braddock fought a great fight against Max Baer, but Baer was screwing around in the beginging rounds which cost him in the long run.
 

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braddock was also a world class lightheavy weight too so in my book yes he deseves to be a HOF'er.
 

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He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001 and the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame in 1969.

Jimmy was a pretty good boxer with a good right cross and a very good Chin.

He beat Tommy Farr, Max Baer, John Henry Lewis and Art Lasky.

He lived in North Bergen, New Jersey, just a few miles away from where I live. I met him several times and he was a Class guy.
 

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Inducted into the following Halls of Fame:

* Ring Magazine Boxing Hall of Fame (1964)
* New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame (Inaugural Class of 1969)
* International Boxing Hall of Fame (2001)
* World Boxing Hall of Fame
* Hudson County Hall of Fame (1991)
 

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I was reading stuff about the fight... and we all know that Baer didn't train very well for the fight... and he clowned around and slugged away (as always) in the fight... but he didn't have the training to back him up... to give him in in-ring know-how. Braddock just kept coming at him... was very smart... and wore him down... and won. We all know Baer wasn't "THE KILLER" that he was portrayed as in "Cinderella Man"... which was the only flaw in what was a really great movie and mind you... I liked Craig Bierko's Max Baer character... it was very enjoyable! But anyways... I found this at a Max Baer Web Site and it makes an interesting read!!!

http://www.maxbaer.org/theman.html said:
At the end of 13 "dull, uninspired" rounds during which "Baer didn't throw 10 genuine punches of any sort" and Braddock was described as "a plodder" the most "colorless bout in a decade"
So... this is saying that the fight was crap! Is that true???:dunno:
 

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The movie did an injustice to Baer.It did so for dramatic effect, to make a better movie so to speak I would not give to much credit to a Baer site, it would obviously discredit Braddock. We have been down the movie road before and this was a good boxing movie,but the Raging Bull is my favorite.
 

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... the Raging Bull is my favorite.
The Rocky Graziano movie ... SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME .. I thought was a great movie also.

JJC
 

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i liked ali guys, will smith was awsome.
 

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The movie did an injustice to Baer.It did so for dramatic effect, to make a better movie so to speak I would not give to much credit to a Baer site, it would obviously discredit Braddock. We have been down the movie road before and this was a good boxing movie,but the Raging Bull is my favorite.
On the contrary, just because I chose to create a website about Max Baer, doesn't mean I had an ax to grind against Jim Braddock. I admire Jim Braddock, I just have a problem with a movie that portrays Max Baer so fictionally.

I spent 6 months researching Max Baer and all his bouts before ever making my website live. I poured through every available newspaper, magazine and book I could locate.

If you like I can send you several .pdf files of actual newspaper columns by reputable sports editors of the day that describe the Baer-Braddock fight as worse than just "plodding" or "dull and uninspired". I was being kind with the moderate words I used.

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I'm thrilled you enjoyed my site. I worked very hard to ensure absolute accuracy before I brought the site live.

I'll make the same offer to you as I did to the other gentleman. If you like I can send you several .pdf files of actual newspaper columns by reputable sports editors of the day that describe the Baer-Braddock fight.

Regards,
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In no paticular order... my favorite and greatest boxing movies of all time!

  1. Raging Bull
  2. Cinderella Man
  3. Million Dollar Baby
  4. Rocky
  5. Ali

Those are my Top 5 that I've actually seen and... DAMN... I didn't know that the Baer-Braddock fight was crap? I thought it was a classic... OH MAN... that kind of ruins everything for me... GODDAMN IT!!!
 

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On the contrary, just because I chose to create a website about Max Baer, doesn't mean I had an ax to grind against Jim Braddock. I admire Jim Braddock, I just have a problem with a movie that portrays Max Baer so fictionally.

I spent 6 months researching Max Baer and all his bouts before ever making my website live. I poured through every available newspaper, magazine and book I could locate.

If you like I can send you several .pdf files of actual newspaper columns by reputable sports editors of the day that describe the Baer-Braddock fight as worse than just "plodding" or "dull and uninspired". I was being kind with the moderate words I used.
Cat, my appologies,I made an assumption with out actually checking out your site. I will.
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Cat,my apologies,I made an assumption before I checked out your site.I have always heard good things about Max,thats why I was disapointed in the movie.
 

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tommygunn said:
i liked ali guys, will smith was awsome.
In what ever kind of movie, Will Smith is/was awesome. He is my faveorite actor.
 

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In what ever kind of movie, Will Smith is/was awesome. He is my faveorite actor.
Don't you think that... in most of his films... he plays the same role over and over and over again???:D
 

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Don't you think that... in most of his films... he plays the same role over and over and over again???:D
yeah he plays a good joker. :thumbsup:
 

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Don't you think that... in most of his films... he plays the same role over and over and over again???:D

Yep, but he is a great actor. I saw him in a action film before and he did great in that. He does great in movies and shows serious or funny. I loved his show "the Fresh Prince of Bel Air" That show was on from 1990-1996. I watch the reruns at 6 AM right before I go to get the bus.
 
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