VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Two-time welterweight champion Jimmy McLarnin died Oct. 28 at an assisted-living home in Richland, Wash. He was 96.
Mr. McLarnin was a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
The Irish-born Mr. McLarnin, who had a record of 62-11-3 with 20 knockouts in his career, stopped Young Corbett III in the first round of a May 29, 1933, fight to claim the world welterweight title.
Mr. McLarnin lost the belt to Barney Ross on May 28, 1934, won it back on Sept. 17, and lost it for good on May 28, 1935.