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Freddie 'Red' Cochrane (born May 6, 1915 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States, and died January 1, 1993), was a professional boxer who held the World Welterweight Championship from 1941 until 1946.[1] Cochrane was a resident of Union, New Jersey at the time of his death.[2]

Freddie Cochrane
Statistics
Nickname(s)Red Cochrane
Weight(s)Welterweight
Height5 ft 7 12 in (171 cm)
Reach67 in (170 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1915-05-06)May 6, 1915
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
DiedJanuary 16, 1993(1993-01-16) (aged 77)
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights112
Wins68
Wins by KO26
Losses36
Draws8

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Professional boxing careerEdit

Cochrane turned pro in 1933 and was considered the World Welterweight champion in 1941 after beating Fritzie Zivic. Although he technically held the title for more than four years, he did not successfully defend it once due to World War II. In 1945 he fought a war with the legendary Rocky Graziano in what was proclaimed 1945 Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine. Graziano was outboxed in the first eight rounds, but knocked down Cochrane in the 9th but the bell saved Cochrane from a KO. Cochrane was dropped again in the 10th for the full count. The Paid attendance for the bout was 18,071. Two months later he rematched Graziano and again was KO'd in the 10th round. Cochrane knocked down for seven nine counts before he took the full count in the tenth. The Paid attendance for the bout was 18,071 with a gate of $100,469. With this bout, Graziano became the latest "Million Dollar Baby".

In 1946, Cochrane took on Marty Servo for the World Welterweight Title and lost via 4th-round KO. Servo would relinquish the crown in September due to "an aching nose". Sugar Ray Robinson would then win the vacant title in December.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Lineal Welterweight Champs". Cyber Boxing Zone.
  2. ^ "Freddie (Red) Cochrane, Boxer, 77", The New York Times, January 19, 1993. Accessed December 5, 2007.
Achievements
Preceded by
Fritzie Zivic
World Welterweight Champion
July 29, 1941 – February 1, 1946
Succeeded by
Marty Servo

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