Name: James Broad
Alias: Broad Axe
Birth Name: Willie James Broad
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Died: 2001-11-20 (Age:43)
Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Height: 6′ 4″ / 193cm
Boxing Record: click
- Beat Marvis Frazier in 1980 Olympic Trials finals.
- Lost a ten round decision to 8-0 Marvis Frazier in their 1983 Atlantic City rematch.
- Lost to such world champions as 32-0 Tony Tucker, Tim Witherspoon, and Greg Page.
- Lost to contenders Donavan Ruddock, Johnny Du Plooy, Francesco Damiani and Billy Wright.
- Sparring partner for Iron Mike Tyson throughout his career. Later wound up homeless on the streets of Las Vegas.
- Died in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina.