Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is known for his amazing boxing career and the drama that ensued during the height of it all. Here are nine facts you may not have known about the former boxer:
- Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is a professional boxer.
- Carter’s career record in boxing was 27 wins, 12 losses and one draw in 40 fights with 19 total knockouts.
- Was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.
- While training for his shot at world middleweight title against Dick Tiger in October 1966, Carter was arrested for the triple murder of three patrons at the Lafayette Bar & Grill in Paterson, NJ.
- Carter was wrongfully convicted twice of a triple murder and imprisoned for nearly two decades.
- Carter was exonerated in 1985.
- AFter being released from prison, he published “Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Untold Story of the Freeing of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter” in 1991.
- Carter served as executive director of the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted from 1993 to 2005.
- Denzel Washington starred in “The Hurricane” which depicted the accusation, trials and time spent in prison.
Check out this clip of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter giving a speech at Queen’s University.
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