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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Oldest Boxer Dies

BEVERLY, Massachusetts () -- Jack Sharkey, former heavyweight boxing champion of the world and the oldest man to hold that title, has died at the age of 91.

Sharkey, who died Wednesday, fought in the golden days of boxing, logging 55 professional fights against such opponents as Joe Louis, Jack Delaney and Jack Dempsey. His career record was 38-13-3 with one no-decision.