Born April 10, 1910, Graham, N.C. – Boxed 152 amateur and professional – boxed amateur while attending Elon College – Harden had a sensation professional boxing career, was managed by John Loy of Asheville, N.C. – boxed many top heavyweight contenders, Joe Dundee, Al Massey, Red Barry, Mickey O’Brian, Terry Roberts, Joe Lipps, Dewey Kimbrey – At the peak of Harden’s career, Jack Dempsey wanted Harden to come to New York and box but Harden declined the offer.

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