Biography of Barney Ross

Barney David Ross – American boxer, was born in the city of New York. It is famous as Dov-Ber Rasofsky. In addition, he is known as Beryl David Rasofsky, Barnet David Rasofsky.

After an amateur career, Ross took up professional boxing in 1929. He lost just 4 fights from 82. In 1933, the athlete won the world championship in light weight category. In 1934, Ross in a three-round fight with Jimmy McClarnin earned the title of champion in the second welterweight. But in the same year he... lost his title, resuming it in 1935. In 1938 Ross lost the title to Henry Armstrong.

In World War II, during the action on Guadalcanal in 1942, Ross earned the Silver Star medal for showing courage in saving three injured soldiers of the Marine Corps. During the war period, he received a trauma, several small gunshot wounds. In addition, Ross fell ill with malaria. The drugs prescribed to him caused an overwhelming habit. Ross was treated at a narcological sanatorium in Lexington, Kentucky, where he was cured.


Biography of Barney Ross