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Archie Moore

Chronology

1913 Born December 13 in Benoit, Mississippi to Lorena and Thomas Wright
1934 Completes twenty-two month term in Missouri Training School
1935 Works in Civilian Conservation Corps
1936 Makes professional debut as boxer
1940 Marries for the first of five times
1940 Boxes on international circuit
1941 Suffers from perforated ulcer
1942 Resumes boxing career
1943 Wins California Middleweight Title in bout against Jack Chase
1952 Wins light-heavyweight boxing title in match against Joey Maxim
1955 Fails to win heavyweight boxing title against Rocky Marciano
1956 Fails to win heavyweight boxing title against Floyd Patterson
1958 Retains light-heavyweight boxing title in match against Yvon Durelle
1960 Appears in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1962 Light-heavyweight title taken away for inactivity
1965 Ends professional boxing career
1966 Inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame
1974 Coaches George Foreman in fight against Muhammad Ali in Zaire
1981 Named by President Reagan to the Project Build sports program
1990 Inducted into International Boxing Hall of Fame
1998 Dies in San Diego on December 9

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