- Category : 1922-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
American boxer, AKA Joey Maxim, a light heavyweight champion. He turned pro in 1941. In spring 1949 he won the American championship in his class. The following year, on 24 January 1950 in London, he beat opponent Freddie Mills in London, winning his first World Championship for his class. He captured his second title on 25 June 1952 in a bout with Sugar Ray Robinson in Yankee Stadium, New York.
He retired from the ring in 1958. He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994.
Maxim died in West Palm Beach, Florida on 2 June 2001, aged 79.