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Moore, Archie, 1913-1998

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Personal name headingMoore, Archie, 1913-1998
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Variant(s)Wright, Archibald Lee, 1913-1998
Biography/History noteIndividual was a Boxing Hall of Fame inductee.
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19131213
Death date19981209
Place of birthCollinsville (Ill.)
Place of deathSan Diego (Calif.)
Field of activityBoxing
AffiliationCivilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Profession or occupationBoxers (Sports)
Found inDouroux, M. G. Archie Moore, 1991: CIP t.p. (Archie Moore)
LC data base, 11-09-90: hdg. (Moore, Archie, 1916-)
The Washington post, 12-10-1998: p. F1 (Boxer Archie Moore, 84, d. 12-09-98 in San Diego) p. F6 (real name, Archibald Lee Wright; b. either 12-13-13 in Benoit, Miss. or in 1916 in Missouri or Illinois)
African American National Biography, accessed February 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Moore, Archie; Archibald Lee Wright; boxer; born 13 December 1913 in Collinsville, Illinois, United States; joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, Poplar Bluff, Missouri (1933); started professional fight (1935 or 1936); became assistant coach of Nigerian Olympic boxing team (1976), youth boxing instructor in San Diego and Los Angeles (1980s), and world's top middleweight contender (1942); won California middleweight title (1943); gained light-heavyweight title (1952); was named Fighter of the Year by Boxing Writers Association (1958); was inducted to the Boxing Hall of Fame (1966); trained George Foreman (1990s); died 09 December 1998 in San Diego, California, United States)