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Herbie Kronowitz

Death: Nov 8, 2012

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Nationality: United States

Herbie Kronowitz

Date of Death : Nov 8, 2012
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Herbert "Herbie" Kronowitz, originally Theodore "Ted" Kronowitz, was an American middleweight boxer who fought in the ring from 1941 to 1950. After his boxing career ended, Kronowitz was a highly regarded referee for nearly thirty years. He resided in Bensonhurst, in his native Brooklyn borough of New York City. Kronowitz adopted his brother's name, "Herbie", when he began to box as an amateur at the age of fifteen. He said that since elementary school he had wanted to be a professional fighter. As a youth, Kronowitz met Ben Jeby, the 1933 middleweight champion, when the Kronowitz family moved around the corner from Jeby, who became Kronowitz's role model in boxing. In 1947, Kronowitz was ranked tenth in the world among middleweights. In March of that year, he faced Artie Levine at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The crowd of 12,000 was said to have been enthralled during the 10-round battle between the two Jewish fighters. Levine won the decision, although Kronowitz claimed that while Levine "won the decision. There was no question that I won the fight." Kronowitz fought the top contenders in the middleweight division.

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