Paul Pender

Name: Paul Pender

    Middleweight Champion of the World--1960-62
    • Hometown: Brookline, MA.
    • Born: 1930-06-20
    • Died: 2003-01-12
    • Beat Sugar Ray Robinson (2x) (SD 15) & (SD 15)--The first time for the title.
    • Defeated: Terry Downes (twice)(W 15) & (TKO 7).
    • Defeated Carmen Basilio (W 10).
    • Defeated Ralf Jones (W 12).
    • Defeated Ernie Durando (W 10).
    • Elected to The World Boxing Hall of Fame.
    • won 40 (KO 20) + lost 6 (KO 3) + drawn 2 = 48

Favorite Book: "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare

"When we were first married, Paul and I enjoyed going to the theater. We didn't go to movies much, but we did frequent play-houses. Paul liked Shakespeare. In fact, he always enjoyed spouting off dramatic quotes from "Twelve Night" or "Hamlet". You wouldn't think it, but Paul--even though he was a tough guy--was a rather eloquent man who wrote a bit of poetry. Later in life, he was more of an "on-the-go" type of person who devoured newspapers, "Time Magazine" and "Newsweek". He always kept up with current events." --Mrs. Rose Pender

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