Archie Moore (born Archibald Lee Wright; December 13, 1916 – December 9, 1998) was an American professional boxer.
Archie is the longest reigning Light Heavyweight World Champion of all time (December 1952 – May 1962). He had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport.
Nicknamed “The Mongoose”, and then “The Old Mongoose” in the latter half of his career, Moore holds the record for the most career knockouts (131) in boxing history. Moore was a highly strategic and defensive boxer, with a great chin and blundering power, he ranks #4 on The Ring‘s list of “100 greatest punchers of all time”. Moore is rated by prominent boxing website BoxRec as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all-time. Moore was also a trainer for a short time after retirement. He trained boxers such as Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and James Tillis.