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Lucien Pierre Brouillard
, better known as Lou Brouillard
, (born May 23, 1911 in Saint-Eugène-de-Grantham, Quebec and died September 14, 1984), was a professional boxer
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in the welterweight
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Brouillard turned pro in 1928 and in 1933 won the NYSAC World Middleweight Title by defeating Ben Jeby
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by KO. He lost the title in his first defense against Vince Dundee
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later that year.
According to an "Oddities of the Sports World" newspaper column of Sept. 23, 1931, Brouillard started as a right-handed boxer. Early on, however, he broke some rib bones on his right side, hampering his ability to hit with his right hand. He therefore converted to a southpaw.
- Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame
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: Class of 2000
- Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame
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: Class of 2006