Abe Simon

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Name: Abe Simon
Hometown: Bayside, Queens, New York, USA
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: 1969-10-24 (Age:56)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 193cm
Reach: 208cm
Referee: Record
Pro Boxer: Record

Manager: Jimmy Johnston
Abe Simon Image Gallery

Career Summary

Abe Simon was a 1940s heavyweight contender from Richmond Hill, New York. He turned pro while still a high school student at John Adams High School. He twice unsuccessfully challenged Joe Louis for the Heavyweight Title. On his first attempt he was stopped in 13 rounds at Detroit's Olympia Stadium on March 21, 1941. In his second attempt, on March 27, 1942, he was knocked out again, this time in six rounds at Madison Square Garden. That was his final bout.

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

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]