Archie Moore Biography
Birthday: December 13, 1913 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Benoit, Mississippi, United States
Archie Moore was an American professional boxer and an occasional actor. He was known for being the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion of all time. He also had one of the longest professional careers in the sport. Born in Benoit, Mississippi, he was raised in St Louis, Missouri, in US. As a man of color, he had been a victim of racism for much of his career, and despite his talent, he was denied a shot at the world title for ten years. He spent many of those years fighting on the road. His struggles eventually paved the way for him to become the World Light Heavyweight Champion. He was lovingly nicknamed ‘The Mongoose’ and ‘The Old Mongoose’ (in the later part of his career). He has been ranked fourth on ‘The Ring’s’ list of ‘100 greatest punchers of all time’. After his retirement, he became involved in causes supporting African-American rights. He was also an occasional actor. He made his film debut in the 1960 film ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,’ playing a significant role. The film was a commercial success. His other acting works include the TV film ‘The Hanged Man’.