J03 Georgie Freedom Abrams

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George Abrams was born on Freedom Day — 11-11-18 — in Roanoke, Virginia at 11 am to an orthodox Jewish family. He nearly became the middleweight champion of the world, but lost to Tony Zale. They inducted him into the Boxing Hall of Fame at Canastota, New York (it’s outside of Syracuse) in 2005, a trip we heartily recommend for even non-boxing enthusiasts.

We  profiled the other George Abrams, the baseball player over here.

According to Jones, Abrams was born at 11 am and while poetic, we propose a 1 pm birth time instead. With the 11 am natal time, Abrams loses to Zale, because Zale out punched him — Jupiter in the outer chart conjunct Abram’s Dragon’s Tail. That does not fit with the reports of the fight.

The first two charts depict the 11 am time.  Zale vs. Abrams
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George Abrams at 11 am

With a 1 pm birth time (see the green singular one), we have Mars on the 11th house cusp in Capricorn landing a solid punch. His fire signs are also a bit higher, showing that he had a bad temper and came to boxing through his natural inclination to take it on the chin and physically fight back. This would be more common to growing up in a poor area and being the torment of older boys or even prejudice. What stays the same is his high water preponderance depicting his stubbornness and ability to take hits.

Jupiter in the fifth house, just conjunct the Pluto that was discovered at his birth, shows Abrams had an orthodox boxing style. It is also in the water element of Cancer. Pluto, discovered in 1932, is opposite Mars demonstrating Abrams could take a punch but missing a 8th or 2nd house offshoot, Abrams had no hidden counter-punch i.e. a repertoire of tactics to help in the later rounds. Basically, his method was to go out there and out-slug the opponent and be the last man standing.

The rectified 1 pm chart. The Lord of his chart, Uranus, is conjunct his Ascendant, alas the Moon steps in between.

The second Zale-Abrams chart on November 28, 1941, at the Garden in New York City, is more telling of his weaknesses. While again, Zale out punched him, and Abrams is still an orthodox boxer, here he had some hidden power in his skill set. Another interesting thing is that Abrams has Transpluto in the fifth, so he gambled on his strengths, while Zale has it in the 6th gambled that Abrams would follow his typical method — he studied Abrams in the ring and learnt his opponents weaknesses, so Zale felt that a one punch battering style was all the other boxer had.

Zale OTOH with Transpluto in the outer right exact to Vesta in Zale’s chart was economical in fighting and did not come barreling out for a slugfest, but paced himself. All of this makes Zale the better boxer and deserved to win the Middleweight Champeenship, as my late grandmother would say.

After this bout, Abrams’ best days were behind him — Fred Apostoli, Tony Raadik and Sugar Ray Leonard all beat him. He retired after the Raadik bout, tried his hand at illustration,  but was unsuccessful.    He worked as an auto dealer, liquor salesman, , owner of a nightclub, a typical gambit of ex-fighters.

After living for a while in Florida in the late 1950s where he parked cars in Miami Beach, he eventually settled down in Las Vegas where he worked as a security guard at the Tropicana.   He reposed June 30, 1994 there.

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Georgie Abrams’ last chart. June 30 1994. It would seem that known heart problems felled him.

This essay and its attendant charts were updated and reviewed on 14 November 2020. If you find an error, let us know.

George Abrams was born on Freedom Day — 11-11-18 — in Roanoke, Virginia at 11 am to an orthodox Jewish family. He nearly became the middleweight champion of the world, but lost to Tony Zale. They inducted him into the Boxing Hall of Fame at Canastota, New York (it’s outside of Syracuse) in 2005, a trip we heartily recommend for even non-boxing enthusiasts.

We  profiled the other George Abrams, the baseball player over here.

According to Jones, Abrams was born at 11 am and while poetic, we propose a 1 pm birth time instead. With the 11 am natal time, Abrams loses to Zale, because Zale out punched him — Jupiter in the outer chart conjunct Abram’s Dragon’s Tail. That does not fit with the reports of the fight.

With a 1 pm birth time (see the green singular one), we have Mars on the 11th house cusp in Capricorn landing a solid punch. His fire signs are also higher showing that he had a bad temper and came to boxing through his natural inclination to take it on the chin and physically fight back. This would be more common to growing up in a poor area and being the torment of older boys or even prejudice. What stays the same is his high water preponderance depicting his stubbornness and ability to take hits.

Jupiter in the fifth house, just conjunct the Pluto that was discovered at his birth, shows that Abrams had an orthodox boxing style. It is also in the water element of Cancer. Pluto, discovered in 1932, is opposite Mars but has no short leg to the opposition, so Abrams did not have a lot of variety to his repertoire. Missing a 8th or 2nd house offshoot, Abrams becomes a plain boxer with no hidden counter-punch i.e. a repertoire of tactics to help in the later rounds.

The rectified 1 pm chart. The Lord of his chart, Uranus, is conjunct his Ascendant, alas the Moon steps in between.

The second Zale-Abrams chart is more telling of his weaknesses. While again, Zale out punched him, and Abrams is still an orthodox boxer, here he had some hidden power in his skill set. Another interesting thing is that Abrams has Transpluto in the fifth, so he gambled on his strengths, while Zale has it in the 6th gambled that Abrams would follow his typical method — he studied Abrams in the ring and learnt his opponents weaknesses, so Zale felt that a one punch battering style was all the other boxer had.

Zale OTOH with Transpluto in the outer right exact to Vesta in Zale’s chart was economical in fighting and did not come barreling out for a slugfest, but paced himself. All of this makes Zale the better boxer and deserved to win the Middleweight Champeenship, as my late grandmother would say.

After this bout, Abrams’ best days were behind him — Fred Apostoli, Tony Raadik and Sugar Ray Leonard all beat him. He retired after the Raadik bout, tried his hand at illustration,  but was unsuccessful.    He worked as an auto dealer, liquor salesman, , owner of a nightclub, a typical gambit of ex-fighters .

After living for a while in Florida in the late 1950s where he parked cars in Miami Beach, he eventually settled down in Las Vegas where he worked as a security guard at the Tropicana.   He reposed June 30, 1994 there.

georgie death.png
Georgie Abrams’ last chart. June 30, 1994. It would seem that known heart problems felled him in the end.

This essay and its attendant charts were updated and reviewed on 30 October 2020. If you find an error, let us know.

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