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Archie Moore (born Archibald Lee Wright; December 13, 1916  – December 9, 1998), was an American professional boxer and the Light Heavyweight World Champion (December,1952–May,1962), who had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport. Nicknamed "The Old Mongoose," Moore holds the record for the most career knockouts (131). He ranks #4 on The Ring's list of "100 greatest punchers of all time," has the longest reign in Light Heavyweight history,....

Archie Moore (born Archibald Lee Wright; December 13, 1916 – December 9, 1998), was an American professional boxer and the Light Heavyweight World Champion (December,1952–May,1962), who had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport. Nicknamed "The Old Mongoose," Moore holds the record for the most career knockouts (131). He ranks #4 on The Ring's list of "100 greatest punchers of all time," has the longest reign in Light Heavyweight history,....

Archie Moore was the American light heavyweight world boxing champion between 1952 and 1959. Moore had one of the longest professional boxing careers in history, from the mid 1930’s to 1963. Nicknamed “The Old Mongoose,” Moore holds the record for the most career knockouts by any boxer – a total of 131 T-K-O’s.  In 2003, Ring Magazine ranked Moore number 4 on the list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. He was also the only boxer to fight both Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali.

Archie Moore was the American light heavyweight world boxing champion between 1952 and 1959. Moore had one of the longest professional boxing careers in history, from the mid 1930’s to 1963. Nicknamed “The Old Mongoose,” Moore holds the record for the most career knockouts by any boxer – a total of 131 T-K-O’s. In 2003, Ring Magazine ranked Moore number 4 on the list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. He was also the only boxer to fight both Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali, known as much for his staunch opposition to the Vietnam War as he was for boxing, died at 74.

Muhammad Ali, simply 'The Greatest,' dead at 74

Muhammad Ali, known as much for his staunch opposition to the Vietnam War as he was for boxing, died at 74.

Rocky Marciano lunges with his right as Archie Moore braces for the impending blow on Sept. 21, 1955.

Rocky Marciano and Archie Moore, 1955 - Photos - The 'Real life' Rocky

Rocky Marciano lunges with his right as Archie Moore braces for the impending blow on Sept. 21, 1955.

Archie Moore was an American professional boxer and the longest reigning Light Heavyweight World Champion of all time. He had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport.  Born: December 13, 1916, Benoit, Mississippi, United States Died: December 9, 1998, San Diego, California

Archie Moore was an American professional boxer and the longest reigning Light Heavyweight World Champion of all time. He had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport. Born: December 13, 1916, Benoit, Mississippi, United States Died: December 9, 1998, San Diego, California

Rocky Marciano, born in Brockton Massachusetts on September 1, 1923. Death in De Moines, Iowa  August 31, 1969 & buried in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Heavyweight Champion. Born Rocco Francis Marchegiano.

Rocky Marciano, born in Brockton Massachusetts on September 1, 1923. Death in De Moines, Iowa August 31, 1969 & buried in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Heavyweight Champion. Born Rocco Francis Marchegiano.

Rocky by technical knockout! Challenger Roland La Starza instinctively, but weakly raises his weary arms in defense as heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano cranks his right against his sitting-duck rival in the 11th round at Polo Grounds. Rocky clubbed La Starza into a helpless hulk, winning by a TKO in the 11th round.

Rocky Marciano, 1953 - Photos - The 'Real life' Rocky

Rocky by technical knockout! Challenger Roland La Starza instinctively, but weakly raises his weary arms in defense as heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano cranks his right against his sitting-duck rival in the 11th round at Polo Grounds. Rocky clubbed La Starza into a helpless hulk, winning by a TKO in the 11th round.

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