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Marcellin Cerdan

Also Known As: "Marcel"
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria
Death: Died
Cause of death: Plane Crash
Managed by: Samuel Austin - Le Maux
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About Marcel Cerdan

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  • Marcellin "Marcel" Cerdan (French pronunciation: ​[maʁsɛl sɛʁdɑ̃]; July 22, 1916 – October 28, 1949[1]) was a French pied noir world boxing champion who was considered by many boxing experts and fans to be France's greatest boxer, and beyond to be one of the best to have learned his craft in Africa. His life was marked by his sporting achievements, social lifestyle and ultimately, tragedy.

Marcel Cerdan was born on July 22, 1916 in Sidi Bel Abbès in what was then French Algeria.

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Marcel Cerdan's Timeline

July 22, 1916
Sidi Bel Abbes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria
October 28, 1949
Age 33