Freddie Miller (boxer)

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Freddie Miller
Statistics
Real name Freddie Miller
Rated at Featherweight
Nationality United States American
Born (1911-04-03)April 3, 1911
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died May 8, 1962(1962-05-08) (aged 51)
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 252
Wins 210
Wins by KO 45
Losses 32
Draws 8
No contests 2

Freddie Miller was an American boxer from Cincinnati, Ohio. Freddie Miller was one of the very best featherweight boxers of the 1930s, and was named to Ring Magazine's list of the 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years.

Early fights[edit]

Miller fought Phil Zwick and beat him by KO in West Virginia.

Miller also fought Tommy Paul three times in 1931. In the first two fights Miller beat Paul by decision in Cincinnati. The third fight Tommy would beat Miller by unanimous decision in Buffalo, New York.

Also in 1931 Miller had his first title shots for the National Boxing Association World featherweight title, and the World Featherweight Title fighting the Battling Battalino. Miller would go on to lose the match by decision in Cincinnati.

Miller went on to face the Battling Battalino in what was one of the most strangest fights of his career. The fight was for the National Boxing Association World featherweight title, and the World Featherweight Title. In the fight Miller would knock down Battling twice in the 3rd round only to have the referee Lou Bauman help Battling up to his feet. When Battling would not defend himself Bauman called the fight a no contest. Battling was fined $5,000 for the fiasco. Battalino would also be stripped by NYSAC on Jan 8 but it did not take effect until March 1, 1932.

Miller would go to fight Tommy Paul for a 4th time. This time Miller beat Tommy for the National Boxing Association World featherweight title at the Chicago Stadium where he won by unanimous decision.

Following the match he fought Baby Arizmendi who was the California State World Featherweight Title and Miller was the National Boxing Association World featherweight title. The match was title for title. Miller won the match by decision at the Olympic Auditorium.

Miller lost two fights that were not for the title though. The first fight he lost to Abie Israel by decision in Seattle. The second fight he lost to Baby Arizmendi by decision in San Francisco.

Miler also beat Petey Sarron by unanimous decision in Virginia.

Miller fought Jose Girones two times in Spain. Miller won the first fight and won by DQ. The second fight for Miller's title he knocked out Jose.

Miller would go on to fight the legendary Panama Al Brown in France where he would win by decision.

Later fights[edit]

Miller faced Tommy Paul two more times to make their fight total to 6 times. the 5th time Miller lost to Tommy by DQ at the Olympic Auditorium. The sixth and final fight between them Miller won by decision at Legion Stadium.

Miller would go on to lose the National Boxing Association World featherweight title to Petey Sarron by decision in Florida.

Miller faced Phil Zwick in South Africa where Miller would KO Zwick.

Miller had a rematch with Petey Sarron for the National Boxing Association World featherweight title in South Africa. Miller lost by decision.

Miller had one last title shot of his career against Leo Rodak for the World Featherweight Title the Maryland state version. Miller lost the fight by decision.

In his last big fight of his career Miller lost to Sammy Angott.

Records[edit]

Miller successfully defended his title 12 times. In the rest of his title fights he beat Abie Israel in a rematch, Jackie Sharkey, Paul Dazzo, Nel Tarleton, Jose Girones, Nel Tarleton a second time, Vernon Cormier, Johnny Pena, Baby Arizmendi, Gene Espinosa, and Petey Sarron.

Miller fought Tommy Paul six times, more than any other boxer he has faced. Miller's record against Tommy was 4-2-0.

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