Sam Berger

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Name: Sam Berger
Born: 1884-12-25
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1925-02-23 (Age:40)
Hometown: San Francisco, California, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 1½″   /   187cm
Reach: 75″   /   191cm
Boxing Record: click

Managers: James J. Jeffries, Billy Papke

Sam Berger had been the national amateur champion before he turned pro. In October of 1907 Berger was appointed boxing instructor at the University of California. During this time he acted as both promoter and referee for various contests. After his boxing career, he became a successful businessman, operating a clothing store in San Francisco. He died in San Francisco after a long illness.


Amateur highlights:
1904:

  • Jan 20 George Sullivan San Francisco, CA KO 4
  • May 25 William Rodenbach San Francisco, CA L 4

Berger won the Amateur Heavyweight Championship of the Pacific Coast at San Francisco, CA.

  • Sep 21 William M. Michaels St. Louis, Mo TK 3
  • Charles Mayer St. Louis, Mo W

Berger won the 1904 Olympics Heavyweight Gold Medal by defeating the previous two men.