|Real name||Max Everitt Rosenbloom|
|Rated at||Light Heavyweight|
|Birth date||November 1, 1907|
|Birth place||Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut|
|Death date||March 6, 1976 (aged 71)
South Pasadena, California
|Wins by KO||19|
Born in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut, Rosenbloom was nicknamed "Slapsie Maxie" by a journalist due to his open gloved style of boxing. In 1932, he won the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World. He held and defended the title until November 1934, when he lost it to Bob Olin. As a professional boxer, Rosenbloom relied on hitting and moving to score points. He was very difficult to hit cleanly with a power punch and his fights often went the full number of required rounds. In his boxing matches he suffered thousands of head punches, which eventually led to the deterioration of his motor functions.
In 1937, he accepted a role in a Hollywood film. He became a character actor, portraying comical "big guys," in movies that included Each Dawn I Die. After retiring from boxing in 1939 he operated nightclubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He continued acting on radio, television, and in a number of films, usually playing comedy roles as a big, clumsy, punch-drunk -- but lovable -- lout. Rosenbloom played an important part in television's first 90-minute drama, Requiem for a Heavyweight, written by Rod Serling, and starring Jack Palance as a boxer at the end of his career. Rosenbloom played an ex pug, whose life revolved around retelling old boxing stories night after night to other ex-pugs in a down and out bar. It is the fate that looms for Palance (as "Mountain McClintock") if he cannot adjust to a new life outside the ring. In "The Honeymooners" episode, "TV Or Not TV," Jackie Gleason's character, Ralph Kramden, reads aloud a TV listing from the newspaper, "Fights Of The World: Maxie Rosenbloom vs. Kingfish Levinsky."
Rosenbloom was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1972.
Rosenbloom was also inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1985.
In 1993 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.