Abe Simon

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Name: Abe Simon
Born: 1913-01-01
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: 1969-10-24 (Age:56)
Hometown: Queens, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 4″   /   193cm
Reach: 82″   /   208cm
Boxing Record: click

Career Summary

Abe Simon was a Heavyweight contender in the 1940s based out of Richmond Hill, New York. He twice unsuccessfully challenged for the Heavyweight Title. On his first attempt he was stopped by Joe Louis in 13 rounds at Detroit's Olympia Stadium on March 21, 1941. In his second attempt on March 27, 1942 he was stopped again by Louis, this time in six rounds at Madison Square Garden. This was his final bout.

Notable wins in his career included a knockout of Jersey Joe Walcott, and decisions over Roscoe Toles and Gunnar Barlund.

Abe Simon

Post-Boxing Career

  • Worked as a referee in New York City
  • Appeared as an actor, most notably in Requiem for a Heavyweight and On the Waterfront.

External Links

  • I Couldn't Take It by Abe Simon (originally appeared in the February 1943 issue of ESQUIRE magazine): [1]
  • Movie Career @ IMDb.com: [2]