Marty Goldman

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Marty Goldman (March 7, 1910 – February 17, 1987) was an American boxer (Welterweight & Lightweight) of Jewish descent in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He was managed by Abe Attell out of Brooklyn, New York and trained by Ray Arcel.

Goldman's career record was 33 Wins (10 KO's), 11 losses, 3 Draws in 47 career fights.[1]

Goldman knocked out former Bantamweight Champion Eddie "Cannonball" Martin in 1930. Two years later, Goldman was knocked out by Benny Leonard, the former World Lightweight Champion, who was attempting a comeback after losing most of his money in the stock market crash of 1929.[2]

According to family members, Goldman was sponsored by Damon Runyon, Author of Guys and Dolls, and Owney Madden, owner of the famed Cotton Club. He was also the subject of articles written by Walter Winchell and Ed Sullivan, both fans of his.

Goldman fought at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Ebbets Field & Yankee Stadium during his career.