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  1. PLEASE HELP!! Can you suggest who I can contact for films of my fights from the Olympic Auditorium? They were broadcasted in 80/81.

  2. I have many, many fights on video from Dempsey, Louis, Olympic fights galore. I have just relocated to So Cal from Ohio and am unpacking as we speak, so contact me with any specifics (opponent, date etc.) 330 701-7434 Ken

  3. I would like to find fights that my father Jose Pimentel and my uncle, Jesus “little Poison” Pimentel were in. Can you tell me where I can find those?

    Jess Pimentel

  4. can you suggest who I can contact for a copy of gaetan heart vs Cleveland denny fight in montreal Canada 1980 he faught under sugar ray leonard / Roberto duran card thanks

  5. I’m looking for any information on my father Jim Lynch. He was a golden gloves boxer in the 40’s or 50’s. He possibly used another name similar to Billy Carrigan or Jim Ballance.

  6. Does anybody remember the Grant Mugabi fight on the undercard of Holmes Tyson in Atlantic City January 1988 .

  7. Can you give me any information on my dad? He boxed in the 1930s. Jimmy Galindo. Thank you.

  8. Jimmy Galindo fought two professional fights … both in 1932 … both in Brooklyn, NY … both ended by KO losses … both fights were at weight 130 pound junior light weight limit … opponents were Artie O’Neil (October) … Mickey Kelly (Nov).

  9. I was interested in finding televised matches of my father, his name is Andres Garcia, He fought in the late fifties early sixties. Can u please help me? He was in the L.A Golden Gloves team back in 1958, He was awarded the Ed Sanders Memorial Trophy. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

  10. David do you have any additional information on this classic fight between Toby Vigil and George Latka?

    The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · Page 22
    Publication: The Los Angeles Times i Location: Los Angeles, California Issue Date: Wednesday, September 11, 1940

    Matchmaker Charley MacDonald was so excited by the angle that he blurted forth the news that George Latka will appear again at Hollywood Oct. -5 with Toby Vigil the party of the second part. EYE HEALED Latka returned from a trip east last week with cut eye healed. The opportunity to join the long list of Latka victims or make himself famous was given Vigil because of his recent knockout​ victory over Eddie Marcus
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    October 5, 194
    A Publisher Extra Newspaper
    Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 11
    Publication: Reno Gazette-Journal i Location: Reno, Nevada Issue Date: Saturday, October 5, 1940 Page: Page 11

    “ Professor” George Latka may have to school himself a little more before angling for a crack at the lightweight championship. The San Jose boxing instructor, a 4-1 favorite, was decisively beaten at the Hollywood stadium last night by a young Mexican sharpshooter, Toby Vigil of Los Angeles, as six thousand fans howled in excitement. Winner of eight straight bouts, Latka the former Gary, Ind., boxer won but three of the ten rounds on Referee Mushy Callahan’s card, six going to Vigil and one even. It was a punishing battle and Latka, whose managers have him signed for a non-title match with Sammy Angott of Louisville, Ky. the National Boxing champ, left the ring well-marked. Vigil, whose rise was interrupted several months ago by a hand injury weighed 134, Latka 135.
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    Publication: Arizona Republic i Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    Issue Date: Saturday, October 5, 1940
    Page 14

    Toby Vigil, Los Angeles Mexican, scored a spectacular upset tonight by handing George Latka, San Jose, Calif., boxing instructor, his first defeat in two years. Referee Mushy Callahan’s scorecard gave Vigil six rounds, Latka three and one even. There were no knockdowns, although Vigil staggered Latka in the 10th with a “left hook to the body, followed by two hard smashes to the jaw.

  11. My father in-law James Harris boxed professionally in the late 1950’s & early 1960s. He is elderly now,so I’m trying to research his boxing past. James Harris came north from Mississippi in the 1959’s. He started boxing at at the local CYO gym in Joliet,Il. He said he moved to California and fought using the name Kid Mahoney. He fought for a group of fighters affiliated or financed by Eddie Foy. He said they traveled & fought throughout the US and once traveled to Africa. I am not sure if he was a member of any professional boxing organization. Does anybody remember anything about Eddie Foy’s connection with boxing? Are there any records concerning his fighters? I would like to find out more about his boxing past & how it relates to the boxing career of James Harris(Kid Mahoney). James eventually moved back to Joliet,Il,got married, and raised a family. If anybody remembers James Harris(Kid Mahoney) or his connection with Eddie Foy and California Boxing it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!.

  12. I must admit – in all of my years in boxing – I am not familiar with James Harris “aka” Kid Mahoney … I did look through my files & records & although there are many James Harris names – none fit the time frame of your father-in-law … I am sorry I could not help you … thanks for your comment!

  13. Hi David, My Dad, William Haggarty was a Golden Glove champion in Detroit in about 1938, where can I find more info?

  14. I am sorry I can’t help you – the amateur info that I have are publications from USA/ABF … not Golden Gloves … plus I pretty much specialize with only the professional boxers level … your dad’s name isn’t familiar – but being he was a champion says it all – congratulations!

  15. My grandfather fought pro in the 1930’s. My dad is trying to find any information he can on his dad’s boxing career. His dad went by Kid McFarland, sometimes referred to as Packey McFarland. His birth name is James Fauvie and is from Warren, Oh. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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