Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Garry Garber

Garry Garber

Sport: Boxing
Category: Athlete
Primary Team: University of Maryland Terps
Year Inducted: 1994

Garry Garber is honored for his many successes in boxing, winning the Second Army Championship in 1948, 1949 and 1950, and the WorldWide All Army Championship in 1950. Returning to the University of Maryland after the Korean War, Garber became the 1952 and 1955 Eastern Intercollegiate Champion, and the 1954 National Intercollegiate Champion. After becoming the only American to win a title and gold medal at Israel’s ’65 Maccabiah Games, Garber decided to go professional in 1965 and won the 1967 North American Bantamweight Championship. Retired from a career in social work, Garber is a member of the Boxing Hall of Fame in the District and Maryland.

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