Field: Boxing Inducted: 1985 Country: United States Born: November 3, 1887
in New York, New York Died: June 25, 1972
Fleischer was a founder of The Ring magazine in 1922, and
an institution as
the publication’s editor until his death
in 1972. The Ring is “the bible” of the
Fleischer was considered the
world’s most influential boxing authority.
He acquired sole ownership of the
monthly The Ring in 1929 and devoted
his life to it and to boxing.
A sportswriter for several New
York City newspapers prior to his association
with The Ring, Fleischer wrote
more than 40 million words on boxing
during his career, including 57 books. He is one of the founders
of the Boxing
Hall of Fame and Museum.
Fleischer not only refereed and
judged more than a thousand fights, but
participated in the awarding of championship
belts and assisted in establishing
boxing commissions throughout the
Nat Fleischer was elected to the International
Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.