Joseph Lazarus

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Joseph Ashur Lazarus (December 18, 1903 – June 21, 1943) was an American boxer who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Bayonne, New Jersey and attended Cornell University.

In 1924 he was eliminated in the second round of the bantamweight class after losing his fight to Oscar Andrén.

Lazarus later became an insurance broker. In 1943 he was killed after mediating a street brawl between a client and two British merchant seamen. After everyone had shaken hands, one of the sailors punched Lazarus through a drugstore window. An artery in his thigh was severed, and he bled to death.[1]


  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2004). The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-34-2

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