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One on the chin

Here’s a photo from the February 18 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:

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Jackie Fields (1908-1987) reached the peak of his boxing career when he regained the world welterweight title early in 1932. Later that year, he was in a car accident that damaged his left eye. In 1933, he lost his title, and retired from boxing after losing a second bout that year.

After boxing, he eventually moved to Las Vegas and became part-owner of the Tropicana Hotel. The marriage shown in the photo above did not last, as he remarried while in Vegas.

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