Inducted on October 30, 1977
Another of the fine Jewish fighters to come out of Philadelphia, Jack Gross was ranked in the May 1929 issue of The Ring magazine as the #9 heavyweight in the world.
Was born in Phily, on August 1st, 1905.
He started his pro career in 1926 in Bridgeton, N. J. by knocking out Rod Massauberger in 2 rounds, had 4 bouts that year and won all by K.O. ‘so Also 2 no decision ones.
In 1927 had 12 K.O. ‘s plus 5 decision wins, two of which were over’ ‘Roly Poly” Ray Neuman and Young Bob Fitzsimmons.
In 1928 he K.O.’d Sully Montgomery, Jack Humbeck and Pietro Corri plus 2 others. He also had a decision over Jack Roper and a draw with Roberto Roberti, “The Italian Giant” and a 10 round decision loss to Tommy Loughran. He was stopped by Al Walker in ten rounds.
1929 was a plus year for the “Salem Baker Boy” as he had 6 wins out of 6, K.O.’ing Emmet Rocco and Jack Herman and turning the tables on Al Walker by putting the damper on him in 2 rounds.
He had 79 bouts from 1926 to 1935, won 70, lost 5, 3 draws and was K.O.’d once. Other contenders that he met during his career were Primo Carnera – 2 losses; a win and a loss to George Godfrey; a draw with Ernie Schaff; and 2 losses to Tommy Loughran.
He is married to the former Coretta Flowers, who is better known as “Dolly”. They have a married daughter and are grandparents.
Jack was a Justice of the Peace and a Bridgeton City Magistrate, IS now retired and is known as “The Squire of Clark’s Pond.”
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