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Samuel Berger

Born: Dec 25, 1884

Death: Feb 23, 1925

Birthplace: Chicago

Nationality: United States

Samuel Berger

Date of Birth : Dec 25, 1884
Date of Death : Feb 23, 1925
Birth Place : Chicago

Samuel Berger was an American professional heavyweight boxer who competed in the early twentieth century. Berger joined the Olympic Club in San Francisco when he was 16 years old. In 1901 he won the amateur middleweight championship of the Pacific Coast. In 1902 he won the amateur heavyweight championship. Berger had 40 amateur fights, most of which were won by knockout. Berger had a few professional fights, with some success. He sparred with Bob Fitzsimmons on one of the latter's tours, and managed Jim Jeffries for his fight in Reno, Nevada against Jack Johnson. Berger was also a member of the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and died in San Francisco, California. He won a gold medal in Boxing at the 1904 Summer Olympics. Berger, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.

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