Moore 15 Career Boxing Fights On 6 DVDs With Menus
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MOORE 15 fights on 6 boxing DVDs
Fights Boxing DVD 1
Archie Moore vs Smith I (silent)
Moore vs Bivens V (HL)
Archie Moore vs Davidson (HL)
Archie Moore vs
ARCHIE MOORE 15 FIGHTS ON 6
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Boxing DVD 2
Archie Moore vs Maxim I
Archie Moore vs Maxim II (HL)
Moore vs Maxim III (HL)
Fights Boxing DVD 6
Moore vs Documentary
Archie Moore vs Documentary
Archie Moore vs Johnson V (HL)
Archie Moore vs Olsen
Boxing DVD 4
Archie Moore vs Patterson (HL)
Archie Moore vs Durelle
Archie Moore vs Durelle II
Fights Boxing DVD 5
vs Rinaldi II
Archie Moore vs Clay
Archie Moore (born Archibald Lee Wright; December 18,
1916 - December 9, 1998) was an American professional boxer and the
longest reigning Light Heavyweight World Champon of all time (December
1952 - May 1962). He had one of the longest professional careers in
the history of the sport. Nicknamed "The Mongoose", and then "The
Old Mongoose" in the latter half of his career, Moore,holds the record
for the most career knockouts (131) in boxing history. Moore was a
highly strategical and defensive boxer, with a great chn and blundering
power, he ranks #4 on The Ring's list of "100 greatest punchers of
all time". Moore is rated by prominent boxing website BoxRec as the
greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time. Moore was also a trainer
for a short time after retirement. He trained boxers such as Muhammad
Ali, George Foreman and James Tillis.
A native of Benoit, Mississippi,
Moore was raised in St. Louis, Missori. A victim of racism for much
of his career, Moore was an important figure in the American black
community, and became involved in African American causes once his
days as a fighter were over. He also established himself as a successful
character actor in television and film. Moore died in his adopted
home of San Diego, California.
Born Archibald Lee
Wright, the son of Thomas Wright, a farm laborer and drifter, and
Lorena Wright. He always insisted that he was born in 1916 in Collinsville,
Illinois, but his mother told reporters that he was actually born
in 1913 in Benoit, Mississippi. His father abandoned the family when
Archie was an infant. Unable to provide for him and his older sister,
his mother game them into the care of an uncle and aunt, Cleveland
and Willie Pearl Moore, who lived in St. Louis, Missouri. Archie later
explained why he was given their surname: " It was less questions
to be called Moore." He attended all-black schools in St. Louis, including
Lincoln High School, although he never graduated. His uncle and aunt
provided him with a stable upbringing, but after his uncle died in
a freak accident around 1928, Moore began running with a street gang.
One of his first thefts was a pair of oil lamps from his home, which
he sold so that he would have money to buy boxing gloves. He later
recalled of his stealing: "It was inevitable that I would be caught.
I think I knew this even before I started, but somehow the urge to
have a few cents in my pocket made me overlook this eventuality".
After he was arrested for attempting to steal change from a motorman's
box on a streetcar, he was sentenced to a three-year term at a reform
school in Booneville, Missouri. He was released early from the school
for good behavior after serving twenty two months.
Moore Joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, working for the forestry
division at a camp in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Having determined to
become a boxer, he decided to make his work at the camp a form of
training. He later recalled that the other boys constantly kidded
him about one daily exercise - standing upright in the bed of a truck
as it drove along primitive forest roads, waiting until the last possible
moment before ducking or weaving away from tree branches. The captain
of the camp permitted him to organize a boxing team, which competed
in Golden Gloves tournaments in southern Missouri and Illinois. Many
of his fights occurred in a racially charged atmosphere; he later
described one of them, against a white boxer named Bill Richardson
in Poplar Bluff:
I knocked him down with a volley of head punches
about one minute into round one. His brother . . . was the referee.
He was furious at me and told me to keep my punches up. Since I had
been hitting Bill in the head I would have missed him altogether if
I threw my punches any higher. But the referee said I had fouled him.
. . I got steamed at this and offered to fight (the referee), too.
I resolved not to hit Bill any place but his head.... In the second
round I dropped him with a left hook that spun his head like a top....
I heard a man ringside say, "For two cents I'd shoot that nigger."
After the bout, the boxing team was followed back to camp by
a line of cars loaded with angry "townies." They dispersed only when
the camp captain threatened them with a submachine gun.
He turned professional in 1935 and boxed all but one
of his 12 bouts that year in San Diego. Moore had eight bouts in 1939,
going 5-2 during that span.