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Archie Moore

Age: 84

prolific light heavyweight champion who set the record for knockouts in a career and was the only boxer to fight both Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali; nicknamed "Old Mongoose" and "Ancient Archie," he held the light heavyweight title for 11 of the 27 years he boxed; lost just four of 48 fights between 1935-38; won the light heavyweight title from Joey Maxim in 1952 at age 39; successfully defended his title against Maxim twice and Canadian Yvon Durelle twice plus once each against Bobo Olson, Yolande Pompey, Troy Anthony and Guilio Rinaldi, was stripped of his title in 1962 due to inactivity; recorded 130 knockouts in his career according to the The Ring Record Book and Encyclopedia; retired in 1963 with a record of 194-26 with eight draws; helped train George Forman before his "Rumble in the Jungle" fight in 1974 and was assistant coach of the Nigerian boxing team at the 1976 Olympics; elected to International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990; of a heart-related illness

Died: San Diego, Dec. 9, 1998

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