This day in Jewish history / A boxing legend collapses
Benny Leonard, who retired at his mother's request, is considered one of the best boxers of the 20th century and perhaps the greatest lightweight of all time.
On April 18, 1947, former longtime lightweight boxing champion Benny Leonard died while refereeing a match in New York. Today, more than six decades later, Leonard is still remembered as one of the greatest pugilists of all time, combining brute strength with technical elegance and an intelligence that included the ability to unnerve opponents with his patter.
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