James J. Braddock “Cinderella Man”

Submitted by Zenos Frudakis


Client: Hudson County Parks

Location: North Bergen, NJ, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team


Zenos Frudakis


Hudson County Parks

Industry Resource

SculptCast, New Jersey

Industry Resource

Laran Bronze Foundry


I was asked to create a 10 foot high bronze sculpture of James Braddock for his hometown park in North Bergen, NJ with New York City visible in the background.


Honoring native son James Braddock, his life and achievements, and his origins in North Bergen, New Jersey.


I worked with Hudson County Parks personnel to create a small clay model, then enlarge it to 10 feet high in clay. When it was approved, it was cast in bronze.

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