Nat Fleischer

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Class of 1990
Non-Participant Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Nathaniel S. Fleischer
Nationality: US American
Born: 1887-11-03
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Died: June 25, 1972
Officiating Record: Judge
Officiating Record: Referee
Nat Fleischer Gallery

Nathaniel S. Fleischer was a co-founder of The Ring Magazine ("The Bible of Boxing") in 1922 with Tex Rickard. He acquired sole ownership of the publication in 1929 and devoted the rest of his life to it. Fleischer was considered by many as the world’s most influential boxing authority and historian during his day.

A sportswriter for several New York City newspapers, prior to his association with The Ring, Fleischer wrote more than 40 million words and 57 books on boxing during his career, including the multi-volume Ring Record Book. He helped create the first "universal" boxing hall of fame: the 1954 The Ring's Hall of Fame, as well as the first ratings in the history of boxing (in 1925).

Fleischer also refereed and judged more than a thousand fights. He also participated in awarding championship belts, and assisted in establishing boxing commissions throughout the world.

Based upon all these accomplishments, Fleischer was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. He was also inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, "Expanded Category" (Writers & Historians & Photo Journalists).

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