Marvin Hart

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Marvin Hart, born September 16, 1876 in Fern Creek, Kentucky, United States - died there on September 17, 1931, was a heavyweight boxing champion.

Marvin Hart

Hart gained considerable prominence after a 1905 win over future champion Jack Johnson. That year, the heavyweight title was left vacant as a result of the retirement of champion James J. Jeffries and Hart's record earned him a chance to fight for the championship against top-ranked Jack Root (1876-1963), a much more experienced boxer that he had already lost to in November of 1902.

In their second fight, on July 3, 1905 in Reno, Nevada, Marvin Hart knocked out Jack Root in the 12th round to win the vacant World Heavyweight Boxing Championship.

In Los Angeles, California, Hart lost his championship to Canadian Tommy Burns on February 23, 1906.

On his passing in 1931, Marvin Hart was interred in the Resthaven Memorial Park, in Louisville, Kentucky.


Preceded by:
James J. Jeffries
Heavyweight boxing champion
1905–1906
Succeeded by:
Tommy Burns

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