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Hudson County Park Unveils James J. Braddock Statue
On September 26, 2018, North Hudson County Park in the boro of North Bergen NJ unveiled their newly commissioned bronze statue of James J. Braddock in the park that bears his name and is the very park he trained in just a couple of blocks from Braddock's North Bergen home
The unveiling was by invitation only and was attended by Braddock family members from around the country, North Bergen / Hudson County dignitaries and a handful of members from the boxing community including former boxing greats Gerry Cooney and Chuck Wepner who was said to have been the inspiration for the Rocky movies.
Internationally recognized sculptor Zenos Frudakis carried out the commission which was approved by the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.