Ulysses Williams (Herman Weiner)
BiographyBaltimore, Maryland, USA
Herman Weiner was born in Baltimore, Maryland's eastside in 1906. At almost 6 feet 5 inches, and a muscular 195 pounds, Weiner was a product of the tough Harford Road neighborhood. Seeking his fame and fortune, he embarked on a colorful professional boxing career in the late 1920s. Noted as a one-punch knockout artist, with a less than "Iron" chin, Weiner thrilled the Maryland fans in such well-known locals as Carlin's Park, 104th Armory, Oriole Park, Palace Theatre, and Gayety Theatre. In 1929 he stunned the boxing world with a first round knockout over former World Lightheavyweight king Battling Levinsky. Read more... was a Hollywood talent agent who quickly arranged for the ruggedly good-looking Weiner to get a screen-test, which lead to a part in his only film role, Hell Harbor. Weiner's interest lay in capturing a world boxing title, and he returned to the ring to defeat another former 175 pound world champion Paul Berlenbach, also in one round. Weiner title hopes were dashed a short time later, when he was knockedout in 1 round by former World Middleweight title holder Mickey Walker. Weiner ended his exciting ring career in 1936 after some 60 fights, in which he won 32 by knockout.