Maxie Berger

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Maxie Berger
Real name Maxie Berger
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality Canadian
Born (1917-02-23)February 23, 1917
Montreal, Quebec
Died August 1, 2000(2000-08-01) (aged 83)
Montreal, Quebec
Boxing record
Total fights 131
Wins 98
Wins by KO 25
Losses 23
Draws 9
No contests 1

Maxie Berger (February 23 1917 – August 1 2000) was a Canadian boxer who fought as a flyweight, junior welterweight, and welterweight from 1935 – 1946. He squared off against many different Hall of Famers including the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson, Ike Williams, Beau Jack, Fritzie Zivic, Midget Wolgast, and Wesley Ramey.[1] Statistical boxing website BoxRec rates Berger as the 14th best Canadian boxer ever across all weight divisions.[2]

Boxing career[edit]

Berger was selected as representative for Canada in the 1934 British Empire Games. He got through to the flyweight amateur finals, but lost a close decision to Joe Palmer of England. The crowd voiced its displeasure with the decision as they thought that Berger had won.[3]

During his career, Berger was recognized by the Montreal Athletic Commission as the Junior Welterweight Champion of the World for 1939; he also won the Canadian Lightweight Title in late 1937.

Notable bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[1]
Loss United States Ike Williams KO 4 (10) 1945-01-22 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Beau Jack UD 10 1944-02-15 United States Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio
Loss United States Fritzie Zivic PTS 10 1942-04-13 United States Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Sugar Ray Robinson TKO 2 (12), 1:43 1942-02-20 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Win United States Wesley Ramey PTS 8 1939-12-12 United States New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York
Win United States Wesley Ramey UD 10 1939-07-05 Canada Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec
Loss United States Wesley Ramey PTS 10 1939-03-28 United States New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York
Loss United States Wesley Ramey PTS 8 1939-02-21 United States New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York
Win United States Midget Wolgast PTS 8 1937-07-06 United States Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York


  1. ^ a b Maxie Berger's Professional Boxing Record. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.
  2. ^ All-Time Pound-for-Pound Rankings (Canada). Retrieved on 2014-05-18.
  3. ^ Maxie Berger - BoxRec Boxing Encylopedia. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

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