Archibald Lee Wright – Moore

Born: December 13, 1913
Died: December 9, 1998
Birthplace: Benoit, MS
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Year of Induction: 2018

Moved to St. Louis at an early age to live with an Aunt and Uncle.  Adopted their surname – Moore

Professional Boxing Career:

  • Held the Light-Heavyweight Championship of the World for ten years
  • Longest title ownership in Boxing history
  • Most knockouts recorded in history (132)
  • Only boxer to fight Muhammed Ali and Rocky Marciano
  •  Last boxer to knock Marciano down


  • California Boxing Hall of Fame
  • International Boxing Hall of Fame
  • World Boxing Hall of Fame
  • San Diego Hall of Champions
  • St. Louis Walk of Fame