“The Pride of the Irish” — James J. Braddock (1935)

The story of James J. Braddock, boxing’s heavyweight champion in 1935, is told wonderfully in Ron Howard’s “The Cinderella Man.” Braddock came off of public assistance during the trying depression years to upset Max Baer. He entered the ring a 10 – 1 underdog, despite staging one of the best, if not the best, comebacks […]