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*Lost a fifteen-round split decision to [[Ken Norton]] in November 1977. The fight was sanctioned by the [[WBC]] as a title eliminator.  
 
*Lost a fifteen-round split decision to [[Ken Norton]] in November 1977. The fight was sanctioned by the [[WBC]] as a title eliminator.  
 
*Named [[Ring Magazine Comeback of the Year|''The Ring'' Comeback of the Year]] fighter for 1981.
 
*Named [[Ring Magazine Comeback of the Year|''The Ring'' Comeback of the Year]] fighter for 1981.
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*Sparring partner of [[Joe Frazier]]
 
*Named the 37th greatest heavyweight of all-time by ''The Ring'' in 1998.  
 
*Named the 37th greatest heavyweight of all-time by ''The Ring'' in 1998.  
 
*Died on February 20, 2005 from a heart attack.
 
*Died on February 20, 2005 from a heart attack.

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Jimmy Young

Name: Jimmy Young
Born: 1948-11-16
Birthplace: USA
Died: 2005-02-20 (Age:56)
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: George Benton

Jimmy Young Gallery

  • Jimmy Young was a top-rated heavyweight contender during the 1970s.
  • Fought Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight Championship in 1976. Ali won by a disputed fifteen-round unanimous decision.
  • Defeated George Foreman by a twelve-round unanimous decision in March 1977. It was The Ring Fight of the Year.
  • Lost a fifteen-round split decision to Ken Norton in November 1977. The fight was sanctioned by the WBC as a title eliminator.
  • Named The Ring Comeback of the Year fighter for 1981.
  • Sparring partner of Joe Frazier
  • Named the 37th greatest heavyweight of all-time by The Ring in 1998.
  • Died on February 20, 2005 from a heart attack.

Sources

Sports Illustrated

  • "The Champ Looked Like A Chump" May 10, 1976
  • "Jeemy Young! Jeemy Young! Jeemy Young!" March 28, 1977
  • "Win Some, Lose Some, Split the Rest" November 14, 1977