Archie Moore

Archie Moore

Appeared on the TV show, "You Bet Your Life" (1950) after his knockout loss to Rocky Marciano. Moore told host Groucho Marx that he wanted a rematch with Marciano. Marciano retired and the rematch never took place.

Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 425-427. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Fought Shorty Hogue three times, losing the first bout (Houge's pro debut), the second bout in 1941, and winning their last bout (Houge's last fight).

Holds the record for most knockouts by a professional fighter, 145.

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1990.

Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1980.

Knocked down undefeated World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano, but was knocked out himself in the 9th round.

Memorable for his excellent portrayal of the runaway slave Jim, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960).

Moore was cremated and is interred in a niche at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, in San Diego.

Moore was knocked out by heavyweight champions Rocky Marciano 9 rounds, Floyd Patterson 5 rounds and Muhammad Ali 4 rounds.