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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Mike Silver's Top 5 Jewish Boxers since 1960

Mike Silver's Top 5 Jewish Boxers since 1960

Mike Silver is perhaps the most knowledgeable person on the planet about Jewish boxing history. His book Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing is one of the seminal works on the subject. He curated the exhibit "Sting Like A Maccabee: The Golden Age of the American Jewish-Boxer" at The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, and co-curated the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival's centerpiece program, "Jews, Boxing & Hollywood." His other two books The Arc of Boxing: The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science and The Night the Referee Hit Back: Memorable Moments from the World of Boxing are both extremely well-regarded as well. Silver has also written for The Ring, the New York Times, and Boxing Monthly among many other publications.

This terrific list covers the period of Mike Silver's interest in boxing. For an in depth profile of this great historian, see "The Lasting Legacy of Boxing Historian Mike Silver."

1. Alphonse Halimi
2. Mike Rossman
3. Saoul Mamby
4. Fabrice Benichou
5. Felix Brami

Honorable mentions: Nessim Max Cohen, Gary Jacobs, Yuri Foreman, David Oved, Dmitriy Salita, Sauveur Benamou.

Other Top 5s
Jewish Bareknuckle Boxers
Jewish South African Boxers
Jewish Londoner Boxers
Jewish Dutch Boxers
Jewish French Boxers
Jewish Female Boxers
Jewish Israeli Boxers
Jewish British Boxers
Jewish Canadian Boxers
Jewish North African Boxers

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