Friedkin, Bernie "Schoolboy"
A top featherweight in the 1930s and early 1940s, Friedkin fought champs Kid Chocolate and Mike Belloise during his career.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. March 16, 1915 - d. unknown
Friedkin, who turned professional in 1935, was a highly regarded featherweight and lightweight. In March 1937, he faced Kid Chocolate in a six-round no decision bout. In 1940, Friedkin fought former world champ Mike Belloise twice in the span of 14 days; the first fight ended in a draw, and Friedkin lost the second on a decision. Although considered a contender, Friedkin never received a title shot during his career, which ended in 1943.
Brooklyn, New York
Wins: 49 (10 by knockout)
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