Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Boxing
Inducted: 1993
Country: Great Britain
Born: Born: June 28, 1909 in London, England
Died: April 22, 1991

Berg was World Junior Welterweight Champion in 1930 and 1931. He
knocked out American Mushy Callahan to win the title and lost it 13
months later to World Lightweight Champion Tony Canzoneri. The son of an East End Orthodox family, Berg gained his amateur experience in the streets of London. Only 15 years of age in 1924, he volunteered for his first pro fight. By 1928, he was boxing in the United States and in 1930 celebrated his most impressive year. In January of that year, he decisioned Canzoneri and, a month later, stopped Callahan for the World Welterweight crown. In August, he handed Kid Chocolate his first defeat in more than 100 bouts, and in October, he avenged his first two American losses by decisioning Billy Petrolle in New York. Berg’s professional record: 192 bouts—won 157 (57 by KO), drew 9, lost 26.
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