This Day in Jewish History, 1947 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.

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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...