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On his way to replace Barney Ross, then the champion, Aaronson received a broken nose that required surgery. He returned to the ring too quickly and was matched with Fritzi Zivic whom he had previously defeated by two decisions and one technical knockout. In a hard-fought match, Aaronson received many cuts that became infected. He died of blood poisoning from the wounds. (3)
He fought 85 bouts including 558 rounds. His knockout ratio was 40%. (4)
See: JEWISH COMMUNITY
1. Kwasky, Al, "Dust Caught in the Wind," Telegraph Herald, April 6, 1936, p. 9
2. Milt Aronson," Box Rec. Online: http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Milt_Aron