Book Review

The Life and Crimes of John Morrissey: Bare-Knuckle Boxing Champion, New York Gangster, Irish American Politician Paperback – Author: Kenneth Bridgham (Illustrated, August 19, 2020)

In 1855, New York City was scandalized by one of the most infamous murders in its history, that of gang leader Bill “the Butcher” Poole, the feared knife-fighter who later would inspire Daniel Day-Lewis’s character in Martin Scorsese’s film The Gangs of New York Wanted download. The acknowledged mastermind in the Butcher’s undoing was John Morrissey, a two-fisted Irish immigrant who, more than any other man of the age, represented the nefarious links between organized crime, politics, sports, and high finance in America ojdbc8.jar. The loose inspiration behind Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in The Gangs of New York, he was an undefeated bareknuckle prize-fighter, widely recognized as the national champion, as well as a feared gangster and mob boss before either term was coined, rumored leader of the Dead Rabbits street gang, and eventually U.S 월광보합 커스텀롬 다운로드. Congressman and member of the New York state senate.  He became the millionaire operator of some of the world’s most opulent gambling halls, and was the founder of the Saratoga thoroughbred racecourse 다운로드. Equally comfortable hobnobbing with pimps, cut-throats, and thieves as he was with Presidents Lincoln, Johnson, and Grant, or railroad tycoons like Cornelius Vanderbilt, the once impoverished street kid rose to a level of wealth and power unprecedented for Irish Americans to that point in the nation’s history 다운로드.

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The Greatest Middleweights of All Time

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

Over the years I have rated fighters using many different criteria 다운로드. Boxers from a specific country, and boxers in the different weight divisions, have to be the two main categories for my rankings.

Of all the weight classes through the years the one that has changed or been revised for me are the middleweights 천상비 다운로드. It is clustered with greatness from the first champions – Nat Langham, Tom Chandler, George Rooke, and Mike Donovan – to the present day champions – Canelo Alvarez (WBA), Jermall Charlo (WBC), Gennady Golovkin (IBF), Demetrius Andrade (WBO), and Ryota Murata (WBA Regular) 다운로드.

My rating of boxers is based on the height, peak, prime, pinnacle of their careers. Who-beats-whom at different stages of careers isn’t a factor in my “pound-for-pound” formula 쿠로코의 농구 2기 자막 다운로드.

There are many situations where one fighter loses to another, and I actually rate the losing fighter with the greater “pound-for-pound” ranking at different times of each of their careers 덱스트업로드 다운로드.

Here are a few examples, and these fighters lost twice to their opponents: Tunney beat Dempsey, Saddler beat Pep, Jeffries beat Fitzsimmons, Holyfield beat Tyson, Pryor beat Arguello, Herrera beat Olivares, Barkley beat Hearns, De La Hoya beat Chavez, Bowe beat Holyfield, Harada beat Jofre, and it goes on!

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RING TRIVIA for September 2020

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I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia 다운로드. This began back when I was a kid in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to educate myself. It’s now my pleasure to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone 다운로드. On a quarterly basis I post five (5) multiple choice questions – in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow by the end of each posting month for viewing 다운로드.

1 – Who was the Best Man for Emile Griffith at his 1971 wedding?

a) Gypsy Joe Harris

b) Bennie Briscoe

c) Joe Frazier

d) Dick Tiger

2 – The term “Swing Round” in boxing best describes what 다운로드?

a) one fighter is dancing

b) both fighters are dancing

c) very close either way to call the winner

d) referee in a swift circling movement

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Eddie Machen / He Met The Best

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WBA Heavyweight Championship / Chicago, Illinois / March 5, 1965
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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer / Contributor to since 2008

He was one of the best heavyweights of his era and possibly one of the
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the late 1950’s and 60’s with a high degree of success.

Eddie Machen was born on July 15, 1932 in Redding, California and he
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during his maiden year including a knockout over highly regarded Howard

In 1956 Eddie added eight more victories and established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division os x 10 9 5 download. He twice defeated Julio Mederos and also won two bouts against the dangerous Nino Valdes. Eddie closed 1956 with a points victory over tough Johnny Summerlin 인벤터 2017 크랙 다운로드.

In 1957 Eddie had wins over the clever former light heavyweight champion
Joey Maxim of Cleveland, and he also defeated Bob Baker. He closed the year with a kayo over Tommy “Hurricane” Jackson 가을안부. Eddie was now a leading contender for Floyd Patterson’s heavyweight title.

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Terry McGovern


FLASHBACK *** This article originally appeared on on May 15, 2017

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

At the turn of the 20th century, Brooklyn was becoming a thriving suburb of its own in the New York Metropolitan area 다운로드.

It was the home of the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, the Trolley Dodgers National League baseball team, and was also the home of “Terrible” Terry McGovern who had migrated there from Johnstown, Pennsylvania at the age of six 고릴라 게임.

The first fight for the Irish-American kid was at Brooklyn’s Jackson Club in early 1897, an amateur bout that ended in a first round victory over Jack Shea 실리콘 벨리 다운로드. That event would officially launch a stellar career in boxing for the young McGovern who turned pro that same year.

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George Garcia … Saying Goodbye to My Best of Friends

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*** FLASHBACK – This article originally appeared on on August 29, 2015 … regarding my friend, who passed away five years ago on August 13, 2015 … at this time annually in August – I refer it to be “George Garcia / Week (R.I.P.) in loving memory with the upmost respect – keeping George’s spirit alive 다운로드!

By David Martinez /

This past week, I said my final goodbye to a wonderful human being and best of friends, George Garcia wpf toolkit. I was honored as a pallbearer and to speak about him at the funeral service. My focus was his kindness which, besides boxing, is what attracted me most and made us the true, everlasting  friends that we were for about the past twenty years 다운로드.

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George leaves behind a host of wonderful family and friends  hy 헤드 라인 m. But it is his long time girlfriend, and later to become his wife, Claire Landless that was and will forever be the soul mate of his life 다운로드. Together they formed a unique bond in love and respect for one other, exhibiting a truly great relationship between a man and a woman.

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George Garcia … Remembering My Best of Friends


*** FLASHBACK – This article originally appeared on on August 16, 2015 and on June 16, 2018 – along with my first article introducing George to my website back in 2007 … NOTE: another article piece will be posted later this week regarding my friend, as this is the week in August that I refer to be “George Garcia / Week (R.I.P.)” in true honor with the most upmost respect – keeping George’s spirit alive 카타나 제로 다운로드!

By David Martinez /

My dear best of friends George Garcia, age 60,  passed away peacefully at his home in Montebello, California on August 13, 2015 after his battle with cancer.  George was a special friend because he was giving and the kindest of people that I have ever known 이클립스 jdk 다운로드.

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We met about twenty years ago through the boxing circles.  He attended many World Boxing Hall of Fame banquets during my ten year (1997-2007) tenure on the Board of Directors 다운로드.

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