Tommy Loughran
Personal information
Real name: Thomas Loughran
Nickname(s): Phantom of Philly
Nationality: American
Date of birth: (1902-11-29)November 29, 1902
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of death: July 7, 1982(1982-07-07) (aged 79)
Place of death: Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
Personal Statistics
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Reach: 73 in (Bad rounding hereScript error cm)
Boxing career information

Thomas Patrick Loughran (November 29, 1902 – July 7, 1982) was an American professional boxer and the former light heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

Loughran's effective use of coordinated foot work, sound defense and swift, accurate counter punching is now regarded as a precursor to the techniques practiced in modern boxing. Loughran fought many middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight champions in his career, including Gene Tunney, Jack Sharkey and Georges Carpentier. Loughran even achieved a Newspaper Decision over fistic phenom Harry Greb. Loughran was but 19 years old when he first met Greb.

As a light heavyweight, he defeated two future world heavyweight champions: Max Baer and James J. Braddock. Loughran finally fought Primo Carnera for the heavyweight title but lost a decision.

While Loughran is remembered among boxing's elite, his career was marred by his fragile hands and jaw.

He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He was the Ring Magazine's Fighter of the Year in 1929 and 1931.

He appeared as himself on the game show To Tell the Truth on February 12, 1957.

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Preceded by
Gene Tunney
Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
Succeeded by
Max Schmeling
Preceded by
Max Schmeling
Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
Succeeded by
Jack Sharkey

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