On This Date…

In 1937, then heavyweight champion of the world, James (Jim) ‘Cinderella Man’ Braddock went up against the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis, for the title.  The title as you’ll see below says it all in the proverbial nutshell. If you have time to watch the entire fight, please do – it can be found at the Read More …

Gaslight Historic Date – 1935

On the thirteenth of June, the heavyweight championship of the world was fought at Madison Square Garden Bowl between champion Max Baer and 10 to 1 underdog Jim Braddock, nicknamed ‘The Cinderella Man’ by journalist Damon Runyon. By its’ conclusion, Braddock had won in what was called ‘the greatest fistic upset since the defeat of John L. Sullivan Read More …

Hell’s Kitchen – 1905…

James Braddock a.k.a. The Cinderella Man was born on this date in the New York neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. His life and career during the Depression era of the 1930’s was the subject of the movie, Cinderella Man, with Russell Crowe in the titular role.

On this date twelve years ago…

The biographical movie Cinderella Man which told the unbelievable rags-to-riches story of heavyweight, Depression-era champion Jim Braddock was released, directed by AcademyAward winning director Ron Howard.

The Cinderella Man vs. The Brown Bomber

From the YouTube video description: Published on Jan 24, 2015 Hope you enjoy. Legendary fight, this would start Joe’s record reign as heavyweight champion. Joe Louis vs James J Braddock 22/06/1937 United States Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States This moderator had grandparents who remembered this match, and while neither had anything against Braddock (they Read More …

THE REAL CINDERELLA MAN

On this date in 1905, James ‘Jim’ Braddock – who would be nicknamed Cinderella Man because of his remarkable comeback in boxing – was born in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.  The Oscar-nominated movie Cinderella Man – directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard and starring Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger tells the riches-to-rags-to-riches story of Read More …

Cinderella Man (7/8) Movie CLIP – Braddock vs. Baer (2005) HD

The final round, the final few minutes of the championship match between Max Baer (Craig Bierko) and James ‘Jim’ Braddock (Russell Crowe) in Ron Howard’sCinderella Man, which opened on this date in 2005. This moderator saw the movie on its’ opening weekend and after watching this clip, had forgotten what an emotional roller coaster ride it Read More …

On This Day in 2005…

The Oscar nominated Cinderella Man was released, Directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard, and starring Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger, the movie tells the story of a once top-ranked boxer named James ‘Jim’ Braddock, who – along with his family – suffer the tragedies of the Great Depression of the 1930′s. Braddock is Read More …