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Charlie O'Connell

Induction Year: 1984 Sport: Boxing

One of the finest fighters of his era, he defeated many of the best lightweights of the 1920’s. His most memorable fight took place in Cleveland in 1924. Johnny Dundee, the world featherweight champion, relinquished his crown that year to seek the lightweight title. Dundee was paired with O’Connell in his quest for the new divisional crown and O’Connell emerged the victor.