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BARNEY ROSS: LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION

BARNEY ROSS: LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION

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Feb

Barney Ross was a celebrated three-division champion, simultaneously holding the lightweight and junior welterweight titles before winning the welterweight crown. Ross, born Beryl David Rosofsky to Orthodox Jewish parents in Chicago, was a fast and clever amateur boxer who won the Inter-City Golden Gloves Championship in 1929 before turning pro. He won the 135- and 140-pound titles from legendary Tony Canzoneri in 1933.

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