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Billy Fox (boxer)

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Rated at  Light Heavyweight
Wins by KO  47
Martial art  Boxing
Losses  9
Wins  48
Role  Boxer
Draws  1

Stance  Orthodox
Name  Billy Fox
Total fights  58
Nationality  American
No contests  0
Division  Light heavyweight
Number of contests  0
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Born  April 20, 1923 (age 92) Tulsa, Oklahoma (1923-04-20)

"Blackjack" Billy Fox (born April 20, 1923) is a retired American light heavyweight boxer. He is best known for having won a controversial fight against future middleweight champion Jake LaMotta.


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Boxing career

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Billy Fox, known as "Blackjack", started off his career by winning 36 consecutive fights, all by knockout, before he was knocked out by Gus Lesnevich for the world light heavyweight title. He would rack up 7 more wins, including a win in a bout thrown by Jake LaMotta. That fight was fixed by the notorious Frank "Blinky" Palermo, a member of the Philadelphia crime family, who owned Fox under the table. Fox then lost two fights in a row against Red Willis Applegate and Gus Lesnevich, to whom he lost in the first round by a knockout in 1:58 seconds.

He would fight 12 more fights, and amass a record of 48 wins (47 by knockout), 9 losses, and 1 draw. His knockout ratio is 81 percent.

Billy Fox was portrayed in Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull by Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.


Billy Fox (boxer) Wikipedia