Joe Baksi

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Was born and raised in Kulpmont. Left in his teens, later to become the #1 ranked in heavyweight contender n the world during the mid 1940’s. In 1945 he was next in line for a title shot with then champion Joe Lewis, but was upset in his lat tune up bout while in Europe. Considered at the time to be America’s “Great White Hope”, he fought such notables as Ezzra Charles and Jersey Joe Wolcott during a career that spanned 14 years. He retired with a record of 59 wins, 9 losses, and 4 draws.

Categories: 1980 Hall of Fame