Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom

Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom

SLAPSIE MAXIE ROSENBLOOM d1976. American boxer actor and TV personality whose career record was 298 fights with 42 losses. He was nicknamed "Slapsie Maxie" by a journalist due to his open gloved style of boxing. In 1930, he won the New York light heavyweight title. In 1932, he won the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World and then held and defended it until November 1934, when he lost it to Bob Olin. As a professional boxer, he relied on hitting and moving to score points. He was very difficult to hit cleanly with a power punch and his fights often went the full number of required rounds. In his boxing matches he suffered thousands of head punches, which eventually led to the deterioration of his motor functions. In 1937, he accepted a role in a Hollywood film and became a character actor, portraying comical "big guys," in movies that included Each Dawn I Die. After retiring from boxing in 1939 , he became a nightclub operator but continued acting on radio television and in a number of films ; usually playing comedy roles as a big, clumsy, punch-drunk—but lovable—lout.

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Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom

Reference Number. 5286


A rare original vintage circa 1940s autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated (To Phyll) in ballpoint by Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom

Double mounted for fine display with photographs

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