Boxing History: July 29, 1941 Freddie Cochrane W 15 Fritzie Zivic, Newark, NJ. Wins world welterweight title.Freddie ‘Red’ Cochrane (born May 6, 1915 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States, and died January 1, 1993), was a professional boxer in the welterweight (147lb) division who became World Champion in 1941 in that class. Cochrane was a resident of Union, New Jersey at the time of his death.Cochrane was a scrapper who had a good start to his career, then hit an up-down period; After a couple of years, he peaked again and was at his best during 1940-1941; At this time, he won the Welterweight Championship of the World.
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