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Terry McGovern


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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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Peter Kane


By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

One of England’s greatest flyweight boxers was certainly Peter Kane 태교 음악 mp3 다운로드.  He was born in Heywood, Lancashire on February 28, 1918, but actually grew up living in Golborne, Lancashire.

Kane began his professional boxing career in December 1934 at the age of sixteen, winning by fifth round knockout over Joe Jacobs, in Liverpool, England 다운로드.

He went on a winning spree of forty-one consecutive bouts, thirty-four by knockout, which propelled him to a world flyweight title fight with Benny Lynch on October 13, 1937, at Shawfield Park in Glasgow, Scotland.  More than 40,000 fans attended as Lynch retained the title by a thirteenth round knockout 리턴1979.

Kane would fight Lynch in a fifteen round title bantamweight rematch bout on March 24, 1938, with the result being a draw.

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Pete “Kid” Herman

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Pete Herman was born in New Orleans on February 12, 1896 다운로드. He was one of the greatest bantamweights in boxing.

As a 12 year old kid Herman dreamed about becoming  a prize fighter while working as a shoeshine boy 다운로드. He would be fascinated by obtaining the boxing news in weekly national newspaper publication The Police Gazette.  So fascinated he would shadow box in front of a local barber shop using the mirrors to perfect his performances each day 파이널 판타지 13 다운로드.

Herman would begin to seriously train on his lunch time with an older friend who was making money posing as a preliminary fighter. In a matter of time in sparring sessions Herman became better, easily beating his heavier friend and he would catch the eyes of some local promoters who included him in their shows 다운로드.

Herman would win his bouts which would propel him to stiffer competition, and in 1913 at the age of seventeen, he fought the likes of Eddie Cotton, Jimmy Walsh, Johnny Fisse, Nat Jackson, Eddie Coulon who were all promising in their own right 다운로드.

Herman continued to win which advanced him to fight the likes of Eddie Campi, Kid Williams, Young Zulu Kid, and Jimmy Pappas, who were all experienced fighters and much better competition.

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Tyrone Everett

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

One of the best fighters that I have witnessed in my 59 years of involvement in boxing was junior lightweight Tyrone Everett 쇼미더머니777 4화 다운로드.

Unfortunately, these days his name is obscure and nobody talks much about him, let alone recalling many of his fights 다운로드.

Everett was born on April 18, 1953 in South Philadelphia 다운로드. He started his professional boxing career in September 1971 and would win all of his 34 bouts, propelling him to a world title match with Puerto Rican champion Alfredo Escalera on November 30, 1976 – Escalera’s 7th defense of the 130 pound title 성경듣기 다운로드.  Scheduled for 15 rounds, the fight took place at the Spectrum in Philadelphia for the WBC Super Featherweight Championship.  A crowd of 16,109 packed the Spectrum, which is still a record for the largest number of spectators at a Pennsylvania indoor boxing match 다운로드.

During the fight, Everett would show Escalera his artistic boxing skills, winning most of the rounds handily. Escalera’s best round was definitely the fifth as his signature right hand punches rocked the southpaw Everett. What was amazing, though, was that Everett stayed on the outside and boxed beautifully, never losing his composure in that round.

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Mario D’Agata

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

There have been many handicaps to boxers in the ring – one eye, broken nose, severe cuts, ankle sprain, etc, but I must say the most debilitating handicaps has to be a deaf mute 다운로드.

Mario D’Agata, an Italian professional boxer, was the first and only world champion to be just that.

D’Agata was born on May 29, 1926 in Arezzo, Italy 튀어 나와요 동물 의 숲 다운로드. As a child he grew up with his disability, and was a prime target for teasing and taunting.  He would resort to prove himself by turning to street fighting to demonstrate his equality 라이브 7화 다운로드.

At a young age his parents moved him from Tuscany to Rome seeking help from doctors for a cure. It was there that he saw a boxing poster hanging outside a gym 다운로드. He peeked into the gym and was drawn to amazement of the boxers at that moment watching them train with such grace and perfection.

At the age of 20 years old he began to fight in amateur bouts, and recorded 90 wins in his 110 bouts 다운로드.

D’Agata turned pro on October 14, 1950. After assembling a ring record of 22 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws, on September 26, 1953 he would win the Italian Bantamweight title over Gianni Zuddas. 

After winning the Italian title, D’Agata would only lose one fight in his next 27 bouts. That only loss was to future world champion Robert Cohen by 10 round decision. He would reverse that loss in a rematch by 6th round knockout over Cohen on June 29, 1956 to win the world bantamweight championship.  The bout was held at the Foro Italico Soccer Stadium, Rome, Italy with over 38,000 fans in attendance. With the win, D’Agata made history as the world’s first deaf champion.

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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #6 of 6)


This is the sixth of a six part series of my personal accounts of Muhammad Ali. In Memory of Ali, I am delighted to have displayed these articles and also to include photos and collectibles for viewing sbs 뉴스.

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

This is the last of a six part series on Muhammad Ali.  It has truly been my pleasure to share with you my personal accounts of THE GREATEST heavyweight champion in my era of boxing 다운로드.

For those of you who have missed any of this special series, you can simply go to the menu on this website and click on the category, Ali, to view each part 윈도우 svn 다운로드.

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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #5 of 6)


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In part five of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I would like to give you my personal view of ten incredible highlight facts during his boxing career:

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2 ) Ali has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine 37 times, second only to Michael Jordan.

3 ) According to many boxing historians, they rate Ali as the greatest heavyweight of all time 다운로드. In my personal rankings I rate Ali #1, just ahead of Joe Louis.

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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #4 of 6)

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In part four of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I will go back to the time when I started to follow boxing – 1961 다운로드. It was June of that year and I had just celebrated my thirteenth birthday; as a young boy, I eagerly anticipated every boxing match and its results, as I still do today 다운로드.

Something else happened in June of 1961 that would be a significant part of a young Cassius Clay’s (“aka” Muhammad Ali) life in boxing 맥 mysql. One man, a wrestler named Gorgeous George Wagner, would be the one to install the name “The Greatest” to Clay’s fame, and what came with that was his charisma and showmanship 아이패드 논문 다운로드.

A 19 year-old Clay was to have his seventh professional fight vs. Duke Sabedong in Las Vegas. That same week, also in Las Vegas, Gorgeous George was to have a wrestling match vs 다운로드. Freddie Blassie, with both being promoted by Mel “Red” Greb.

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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #3 of 6)

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In the third installment of my six in a series, I will give my personal view of the three (3) fights during Muhammad Ali’s career where he emerged victorious – but by close margins where he could possibly have lost as well 페이스북 내정보 다운로드.

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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #2 of 6)


By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

In the second installment of my six in a series, I will answer a question
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First of all, I must say that it has been a blessing to witness the greatest
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In my opinion, Ali was at his pinnacle during a stretch after the first Floyd
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During those years he defeated, in order: Floyd Patterson, George Chuvalo,
Henry Cooper, Brian London, Karl Mildenberger, Cleveland Williams, Ernie
Terrell, and Zora Folley with the Williams fight being his finest
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