Julius Gustav Albert Schneider

Julius Gustav Albert Schneider, "Bert," boxer (b at Cleveland, Ohio 1 July 1897). Schneider's family moved to Montréal when he was 9 and he took up boxing in high school. He later joined the Montreal Amateur Athletic Assn and became its welterweight champion. Slim in the legs but heavily muscled in the upper body, he was not a stylish boxer. A mixer and scrapper, he capitalized on his ability to move quickly. He was chosen for the 1920 Canadian Olympic team, though still an American citizen, and won the welterweight title. After 75 professional fights he joined the US Border Patrol. He eventually retired to Montréal.