Dan Merritt

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Name: Dan Merritt
Born: 1917-10-31
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: 1980-01-24 (Age:62)
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Daniel Waldo Merritt, also known as "Big Dan" was born October 31, 1917 in Washington, PA. to William Merritt and Nancy Long. Merritt died from a stroke caused by pugilist disease on January 24, 1980 in Cleveland Ohio. He is best known for winning in 1938 both the National A.A.U. and the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in the heavyweight divisions. He also is known for his 1944 exhibition bout with Joe Louis.



Preceded by:
Paul Hartnek
Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Heavyweight Champion

1938
Succeeded by:
Tony Novak
Preceded by:
Jim Robinson
NationalAAU
Heavyweight Champion

1938
Succeeded by:
Tony Novak