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To Ebbets FieldSport and the American-Jewish Experience$
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Peter Levine

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195085556

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.001.0001

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“Oy Such a Fighter!”: Boxing and the American Jewish Experience

“Oy Such a Fighter!”: Boxing and the American Jewish Experience

(p.144) 8 “Oy Such a Fighter!”: Boxing and the American Jewish Experience
To Ebbets Field

Peter Levine

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the popularity of boxing among Jewish Americans during the period between 1910 and 1940. During this period, Jewish boxers more than held their own in the professional ranks. Before 1916, most title contenders in the eight weight divisions ranging from heavyweight to flyweight were either Irish, German, or Italian, but by 1928, Jewish fighters comprised the largest total. Some of the most notable Jewish boxers at this time were Al Singer, Maxie Rosenbloom and Barney Ross.

Keywords:   boxing, Jewish Americans, Jewish boxers, Al Singer, Maxie Rosenbloom, Barney Ross

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