Joe Jacobs

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Jacobs & Schmeling
Photo: Jacobs & Max Schmeling

Joe "Yussel" Jacobs (Born: May 4, 1896; Died: April 24, 1940), who was Jewish, was originally from New York's Hell's Kitchen on the West Side. He broke into boxing when two of his friends, Willie and Dave Astey, asked him to carry their boxing equipment into Madison Square Garden. Once in the arena, Jacobs allegedly found his way into a fighter's corner as a second, thus beginning his career in boxing.

Jacobs's stable included: