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I liked everything I read about Braddock, ... I liked who he was before he was a champion, who he was when he was a champion and who he was afterwards, too. I liked the fact that his otherwise very simple life had this incredible zeitgeist flair in the middle of it and afterwards he just kept working, bringing up his children and loving his wife. For me, it's the story of how one family survived the Depression. Braddock died in 1974 in the same house that he had bought in 1935 with his winnings from the world championship and where he had seen his kids grow up and his grandchildren born.

I liked everything I read about Braddock, ... I liked who he was before he was a champion, who he was when he was a champion and who he was afterwards, too. I liked the fact that his otherwise very simple life had this incredible zeitgeist flair in the middle of it and afterwards he just kept working, bringing up his children and loving his wife. For me, it's the story of how one family survived the Depression. Braddock died in 1974 in the same house that he had bought in 1935 with his winnings from the world championship and where he had seen his kids grow up and his grandchildren born.

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I never saw Jim as a man who really lived for boxing at all. To me, the story was interesting because of his change of fortune. I thought, 'This is a great story, because it's true. You couldn't make it up.' Braddock had been a very responsible young man when he was doing well as a boxer. He'd saved his money, he hadn't wasted it. He hadn't lived outside his means. He did the thing everybody said to do at the time, which was to invest his money in the stock market. And in October 1929, he lost 85 per cent of his total net worth and was brought to the brink of bankruptcy. Suffice it to say, things turned bad.

I never saw Jim as a man who really lived for boxing at all. To me, the story was interesting because of his change of fortune. I thought, 'This is a great story, because it's true. You couldn't make it up.' Braddock had been a very responsible young man when he was doing well as a boxer. He'd saved his money, he hadn't wasted it. He hadn't lived outside his means. He did the thing everybody said to do at the time, which was to invest his money in the stock market. And in October 1929, he lost 85 per cent of his total net worth and was brought to the brink of bankruptcy. Suffice it to say, things turned bad.

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Jim had to go on the dole, but he didn't wear the pain on his sleeve, ... He accepted it and kept trying to do the best he could for his family. The Great Depression is a character, and I think the villain in this piece is poverty. If there's a single moment in Braddock's life that I think makes him important in history, it's the fact that he went to the Social Security Commission and repaid the money he'd taken when he was on the dole. That shows you more about his character than anything in his boxing career.

Jim had to go on the dole, but he didn't wear the pain on his sleeve, ... He accepted it and kept trying to do the best he could for his family. The Great Depression is a character, and I think the villain in this piece is poverty. If there's a single moment in Braddock's life that I think makes him important in history, it's the fact that he went to the Social Security Commission and repaid the money he'd taken when he was on the dole. That shows you more about his character than anything in his boxing career.

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