James J. Braddock aka Cinderella Man vs Max Baer - "The Greatest Upset of All Time"  Boxer | Boxing and Wrestling Books

Cinderella Man: James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History

James Walter "The Cinderella Man" Braddock (June 7, 1905 – November 29, 1974) was an American boxer of Irish descent who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935 to 1937.  Fighting under the name James J. Braddock (ostensibly to follow the pattern set by two prior world boxing champions, James J. Corbett and James J. Jeffries), he was known for his powerful right hand, granite chin and an amazing comeback from a floundering career.

James Walter "The Cinderella Man" Braddock (June 1905 – November was an American boxer of Irish descent

Actress Myrna Loy With Primo Carnera & Max Baer~Wow my great grand dad fought Max Baer.

Primo Carnera, Myrna Loy and Max Baer in "The Prizefighter and the Lady", 1933

Max Baer vs Joe Louis - All Rounds ! - YouTube

Max Baer vs Joe Louis - All Rounds ! - YouTube

Max Baer-Boxer

James J Braddock – earned his nickname, Cinderella Man, from his seemingly fairytale like rise from a poor local fighter to the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

With boxer Max Baer and his actor son Max Baer Jr.  1958

John Wayne with boxer Max Baer and his actor son Max Baer Jr.

RARE 1934 World Champion Max Baer Razor Blade MINT Wrapper Boxer Boxing  | eBay

RARE 1934 World Champion Max Baer Razor Blade MINT Wrapper Boxer Boxing

RARE 1934 World Champion Max Baer Razor Blade MINT Wrapper Boxer Boxing | eBay

Heavyweight Champion of the World Max Baer is an 8-1 favorite over unknown boxer Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe).

Heavyweight Champion of the World Max Baer is an favorite over unknown boxer Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe).

Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History by Jeremy Schaap. $5.58. Publisher: Mariner Books (April 10, 2006). Author: Jeremy Schaap. Publication: April 10, 2006

Cinderella Man: James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History by Jeremy Schaap

1930s World Champion Max Baer Razor Blade NOS Lot of 6 Boxer Boxing  | eBay

1930s World Champion Max Baer Razor Blade NOS Lot of 6 Boxer Boxing

1930s World Champion Max Baer Razor Blade NOS Lot of 6 Boxer Boxing | eBay

James J. Braddock "Cinderella Man"

On June James Braddock defeated heavyweight champion Max Baer in one of boxing’s greatest upsets. Braddock, nicknamed ‘Cinderella Man,’ was an 10 to 1 underdog.

Jean Harlow with champion boxer Max Baer during the time they were dating  c. 1933.

Actress Jean Harlow with italian boxing champ Primo Carnera, the tallest professional boxer at the time.

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