Mizler, Harry : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Mizler, Harry

After winning British amateur titles in three weight classes (bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight) in the early 1930s, Mizler turned professional and won the British lightweight title in 1934.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. January 22, 1913 - d. 1990

Career Highlights:
An Englishman, Mizler was an outstanding amateur boxer in the early 1930s before turning professional. In 1930, at the age of 17, Harry was the British amateur bantamweight champion and won the Commonwealth Games title in the same weight class. Two years later, he was the featherweight champ and then won the British amateur lightweight title in 1933. Mizler, a very popular fighter in England, then turned professional and defeated Johnny Cuthberg in January 1934 to capture the British lightweight title.

Mizler successfully defended his title in August 1934 against Billy Quinlan in Wales (15-round decision), but was knocked out by former world junior welterweight champion Jackie "Kid" Berg in the tenth round of their title bout. Two years later, Mizler got another shot at the British title when he fought Jimmy Walsh in October 1936; Mizler lost the 15-round decision and did not recapture the lightweight crown. He continued to fight until the early 1940s, losing a rematch with Berg in 1941 (10-round decision), but never received another title shot.

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