Rest In Peace Jim Moriarty
San Fernando, CA — On April 21, 2008, boxing unfortunately lost one of its own due to heart failure. Jim Moriarty was not only a great man; he was part of our boxing community. I remember meeting Jim about 20 years ago. He was a man’s man. I was the U.S. Heavyweight Champ at the time.. I was in his gym screwing around and before you knew it he whacked me in the leg with a bat. He didn’t care who I was, this was his gym. It was the start of a friendship that was based on respect and our mutual love for boxing. I was fortunate enough to represent BROTHERS BOXING GYM at the end of my amateur career as well as train there as a pro. I was able to see Jim's generosity toward myself and others. Never did he ask me for a penny and refused when I offered. I saw him do this for a lot of kids who just didn’t have anything. I knew of boxers that were homeless and Jim always opened his door to them. I had my troubles along the way and I could always count on Jim. His guidance and words of wisdom got me back to where I needed to be. There are only a few people that I feel I owe anything to and Jim was one of them. Not only has the boxing community lost a great man, the world has lost a great man. To know Jim, was to love and respect him. He earned it. My prayers are with Jim and his loving family. God Bless Brother………John Bray
Article posted on 23.04.2008
**Memorial Services will be held at St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church at 16711 Gault Street in Van Nuys on Friday, April 25th at 4:30 in the afternoon.
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