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.