Marcel Cerdan was born on July 22, 1916. He was a French Boxer.
Biography and Career
Marcel Cerdan was born in Sidi Bel Abbes, now known as Algeria. In 1934, he began boxing professionally in Meknes, Morocco. After beating Marcel Bucchianeri by a decision in six rounds, Cerdan then continuously receive success for like 47 times till he lost for the first time, to Harry Craster by a disqualification in five rounds in London, in 1939.
During his career, Cerdan played several matches in the French territories of Algeria and Morocco. In 1938, Cerdan won the French welterweight title, after defeating Omar Kouidri in a 12-round decision at Casablanca. Later Cerdan recorded five consecutive wins, after his first loss in 1939, and make him received Europe's welterweight title in Mi
Cerdan also won the European title by a decision in 15 rounds. His winning streak eventually reached 23 bouts before he suffered a defeat to Victor Buttin by disqualification in eight rounds in Algiers.
Later in 1944, Cerdan joined the American allies in World War II, and won the Inter-Allied Championship. He also won the French title by beating Assane Douf by a knockout in three rounds. Later he achieved the vacant European title by beating LÃ©on Foquet by a knockout in one round. He retained that title a couple of times before losing it to Cyrille Delannoit by a decision in 15 at Brussels, Belgium.
In 1948, Marcel Cerdan got an opportunity to get world title for which he travelled to the United States, and after beating world Middleweight champion Tony Zale, finally Cerdan became a world champion at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Marcel Cerdan was married with three children. Throughout his career Cerdan's record was 113 wins and 4 losses, with 66 wins by knockout. He was also of the member of, International Boxing Hall Of Fame.
Birth Name: Marcellin Cerdan
Birth: July 22, 1916
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