Jimmy Bivins

Induction Year: 1978 Sport: Boxing

One of the outstanding boxers of the late 1930’s and 1940’s. Fought and defeated such outstanding boxers as Joe Maxim, Ezzard Charles and light heavyweight champions Anton Christoforidis and Melio Bettina. When Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis entered the armed service he declared Bivins as his successor “for the duration.” (Deceased)