Name: Marvin Hart
Alias: The Fightin' Kentuckian
Hometown: Fern Creek, Kentucky, USA
Birthplace: Fern Creek, Kentucky, USA
Died: 1931-09-17 (Age:55)
Pro Boxer: Record
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Marvin Hart's Grave
Manager: Jack McCormick, Jack Curley. Trainer: Tommy Ryan
After graduating from high school, Hart started learning his trade as a plumber. He didn't start boxing until he was twenty-three.
Hart knocked out former World Light Heavyweight Champion Jack Root in twelve rounds on July 3, 1905 to win the vacant World Heavyweight Championship. James J. Jeffries, the retiring champion, was the referee.
On February 23, 1906, Hart lost the title to Tommy Burns by a twenty-round decision.
After retiring from boxing, Hart operated a tavern at 466 East Market Street in Louisville. He also worked as a boxing referee. Hart died of an enlarged liver and high blood pressure at his home in 1931.
James J. Jeffries
| World Heavyweight Champion
1905 Jul 3 – 1906 Feb 23