Let us announce a short passage by the round ball, because Cerdan was also a champion of ignored football, in North Africa in 1942, company of Larbi Ben Barek.
January 27th, 1943, he marries Marinette Lopez.
He begins with Paris with the Salle Wagram. Sowing terror on the boxing rings in the Years 1940, it is called “the Moroccan bomber”. After having gained the French and European titles, he becomes world champion of the average weights by beating Tony Zale (known as the King of the K.O. ) the September 21st 1948, by stop of the referee to the taken again twelfth.
It is at that time that it has a connection with the singer Edith Piaf.
The October 27th 1949, Cerdan takes the Lockheed Constellation F-BAZN which ensures the connection Paris-New York to join his/her partner Edith Piaf. The plane is crushed in the night of the 27 to the 28, with the foot of a mountain of the island São Miguel, in the archipelago of the the Azores. There is no survivor among the 48 passengers of the plane. In addition to Cerdan, one deplores among the missings the violonist Ginette Neveu and the painter Bernard Boutet de Monvel
He was elected with the Boxing Hall off Famed in 1964.
He had three wire: Marcel (December 4th, 1943), Rene (April 1st, 1945) and Paul (October 1st, 1949).
123 disputed combat:
119 victories (including 61 by K.O.)
- 4 defeats
- 5 championships of victorious France: 21/02, 05/06 and 24/11 1938, 22/06 1941, 25/05 1946
- 4 championships of victorious Europe: 03/06 1939, 30/09 1942, 02/02 1947, 10/07 1948
- 1 championship of the world of the victorious average weights, the September 21st 1948
Champion of the French champions the Team in 1948
AnecdoteThe May 13rd 1945, it beats the Olympic title champion of the category, his compatriot Jean Despeaux, for the championship of France (KO5e)
Marcel Cerdan put 12 times K.O at the 1st round his adversaries at the time of his professional path, of which fastest was 22 seconds vis-a-vis Gustave Humery on April 26th, 1942 in Paris. Humery remained several hours in the coma, but survived nevertheless. The same year, it beat two adversaries by K.O with the 1st round: Gustave de Ridder in Paris on June 28th, 1942, and Jose To shoe (championship of Europe) on September 20th, 1942 in Paris.
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