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Panama Al Brown

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Al Brown was born in Colon, Canal Zone, Panama on July 5, 1902 with the birth name Alphonse Teofilo Brown cd게임 다운로드.

He began his boxing career in 1919 as a flyweight in the amateurs.  He turned pro in March 1922, and later in his career made history by becoming boxing’s first Latin American world champion 다운로드.

In 1923, he came to New York but was not allowed to fight beyond six rounds by the New York Commission, but that would change after he established himself as a top rated contender 젠7 바둑 다운로드. Brown would later leave the United States and would fight extensively in Europe.

On May 21, 1926, Brown returned to New York to defeat Teddy Silva by a third round knockout 다운로드. After that fight, he returned to Europe earning a knockout win in Paris over journeyman Antoine Merlo. At that stage of his career, Brown had an impressive record under his belt with 40 wins, 5 losses, and 4 draws 율동동요 다운로드.

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Billy Graham … Underrated Boxer

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

When people ask me for my opinion on underrated fighters, and there are many, one of the first names that pops up in my mind is Billy Graham 다운로드.

During an impressive fourteen year career, in which he won over 100 fights, Graham never became a world champion, but he certainly made an impression with many who saw him fight 윤미래 다운로드.

Born on September 9, 1922 on the East Side of New York, Graham was encouraged by his father at a young age to start boxing 퍼스트 어벤져스 다운로드. Just a kid at the age of eleven, he defeated another youngster, Walker Smith, who would later become known as Sugar Ray Robinson.

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Fifty Years Ago

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FLASHBACK *** This article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on February 25, 2014. Please Note: If this article were written today, the title, of course, would read “Fifty-Six Years Ago” 다운로드. Also, I’m happy to share with you this Muhammad Ali jacket – a treasure in my collection!

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If you were around then, as I was, you know that it was fifty years ago this month that Cassius Clay (now known as Muhammad Ali) shocked the world by stopping Sonny Liston to win the World Heavyweight Championship 다운로드.

The stoppage came after six complete rounds; but when the bell sounded to begin the seventh round Liston remained on the stool, not able to continue 송민호 겁 다운로드. The fight officially went into the record books as a seventh round knockout win for the young, brash confident 21 year old champion, Cassius Clay.

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Mythical Match Up’s – The Heavyweights of Yesteryear

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

I have seen many mythical bouts where people predict “who would beat who” if they were to fight at the height, peak, prime, pinnacle of their careers regardless of the era 다운로드.

So, I have chosen to go back in time with a select group of heavyweight champions from Muhammad Ali to John L. Sullivan; based solely on my personal opinion, I have put together a series of super fights radiant 무료 프로그램.

Many of us boxing purests have a wide difference of opinions, and I truly respect that, and trust that my opinion might be respected, as well 동방 비상천칙 다운로드.

I have spoken to many of the top boxing historians throughout my fifty-nine years of involvement in the sport, and here are their lists of the best:

Nat Fleischer, founder and editor of Ring magazine ranks Jack Johnson, Jim Jeffries, Bob Fitzsimmons, Jack Dempsey, and Jim Corbett as his top five heavyweights 로미오와 줄리엣 1968.

Bert Sugar ranks Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Sam Langford, Muhammad Ali, and Jack Johnson as his top five heavyweights.

Al Nelson ranks Bob Fitzsimmons, Jim Jeffries, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, and Gene Tunney as his top five heavyweights 다운로드.

Hank Kaplan ranks Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Rocky Marciano, and George Foreman as his top five heavyweights.

BoxRec ranks Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Sam Langford, Muhammad Ali, and Jack Johnson as their top five heavyweights itunes 11.1.

I sincerely respect these boxing historians, and BoxRec; certainly we have a  diverse series of opinions.

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ROCKY MARCIANO – Undefeated Heavyweight Champion

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Rocky Marciano had forty-nine professional fights as a heavyweight with 49 wins, No Losses and No Draws 뱀파이어 써커. He never lost a professional fight and that is something many have tried to emulate without success.

Born Rocco Francis Marchegiano on September 1, 1923 in Brockton, Massachusetts, he was the eldest of six children whose parents were poor Italian immigrants Yarn download. In 1943, during World War II, he was drafted into the US Army. He served overseas and was stationed in Wales with a Combat Engineer outfit. It was while finishing out his time in the service, at Ft X force download. Lewis, Washington, that he started boxing and began to compile a winning record. Upon discharge, he returned home and began earning a living as a factory worker 다운로드.

Although he was successful as an amateur boxer, Rocky’s first love was baseball and he had dreams of playing in the Major Leagues. He was known as a standout catcher on the baseball fields of Brockton and was good enough to earn a tryout with the Chicago Cubs organization 짱구 13기 다운로드. Fortunately for boxing … the Cubs didn’t feel he was major league caliber and sent him packing. It was then that he returned to boxing with a vengeance 다운로드!

Rumor has it, “Rocky Marciano” was born one night when a ring announcer couldn’t pronounce Rocco Marchegiano 다운로드! A quick change and the name stuck! Rechristened Rocky Marciano, he made his pro debut on March 17, 1947 and went undefeated in his first thirty-five fights scoring 31 of those wins by KO 다운로드. Along the way he beat two up and coming big names in the heavyweight division, Roland LaStarza who had 37 Wins, No Losses and No Draws, until he stepped into the ring with Rocky and Rex Layne who had 34 Wins against only 1 Loss and 2 Draws acdsee pro 8 다운로드.

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THE RING – A Boxing Venue, Not To Be Forgotten

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Although  I wasn’t even born, nor were my parents, an old boxing venue that has always intrigued me is The Ring at Blackfriars, in London, England bmw 코딩.

The building, built in 1783, was formerly a Nonconformist chapel and was octagonal in shape with the intent that no devils could hide in the corners 다운로드. When it was no longer used as a place of worship, it was taken over by former Commonwealth British Empire lightweight champion Dick Burge and he transformed it into a boxing arena in May 1910 다운로드. Several shows would take place there on a weekly basis.

Burge passed away a few short years later, on March 15, 1918, after contracting pneumonia at the age of 50 다운로드. Before his death, he asked his wife Bella to ensure that their venue would be kept intact. She did, and kept the shows coming, which essentially resulted in her becoming the world’s first female boxing promoter 쉐어 웨어 다운로드.

Bella did an excellent job and was loved by the local community, where the pioneering lady promoter would earn the nickname “Bella of Blackfriars다운로드.

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Billy Papke

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

One of the most underrated middleweights, and one that had a quadrilogy of memorable bouts with Stanley Ketchel, was William Herman Papke 로고스 바이블.

Born in Spring Valley, Illinois on September 17, 1886, he was the son of German immigrants, and was nicknamed  the “Kewanee Thunderbolt” and the “Illinois Thunderbolt” 다운로드.

He was as tough as nails and a true competitor in the ring, winning the world middleweight championship during his career 새파일 다운로드.

The four-bout series with Ketchel was one of the most grueling collection of fights in middleweight history.

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Tiger Flowers

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Theodore “Tiger” Flowers was the first African-American to become middleweight champion 다운로드. Born on August 5, 1895 in Camille, Georgia, Flowers’ nickname, “The Georgia Deacon”, was most appropriate because he always carried his own Bible with him 다운로드. A deeply religious man, he would recite a passage from Psalm 144 before every bout.

Flowers began his professional career in 1918 at the age of twenty-three and was actually introduced to boxing while working at the shipyards in Philadelphia during World War I when he wandered into a gym that was owned by former light heavyweight champion Philadelphia Jack O’Brien 현대자동차 서체 다운로드.

O’Brien was not prejudiced and allowed all colors and creeds to train in his gym, and he became very impressed with Flower’s natural talent, encouraging him to become a prize fighter 다운로드.

A southpaw, Flowers won his first 25 bouts before losing by a sixth round knockout to Panama Joe Gans in August 1921. After four successful wins, he would meet Gans in a rematch four months later in December and would lose again by a fifth round knockout exeinfo pe download.

In 1922, Flowers engaged in 20 bouts, mostly wins, but did suffer knockout losses to Kid Norfolk, Lee Anderson, Sam Langford, and the Jamaica Kid, followed by another knockout loss to Kid Norfolk 다운로드.

In 1923, Flowers had sixteen bouts with a record of 13 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. His only losses were by stoppage to Kid Norfork and Fireman Jim Flynn 다운로드.

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The Marquis of Queensberry Rules

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By David Martinez  / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Arguably, the most important piece of boxing writing was by John Graham Chambers in 1865, a member of the Amateur Athletic Club in London, England 다운로드.

Chambers wrote twelve rules to govern the conduct of boxing matches which would end the governed structure of bare-knuckle fighting.

John Sholto Douglas, eighth Marquis of Queensberry, was responsible for putting these rules into effect and gained fame with his sponsorship and by lending his name to the title 다운로드. The new rules thus would supersede the Revised London Prize Ring Rules, which were written by Jack Broughton in 1743.

The first fight that applied Queensberry Rules was the heavyweight championship when Jim Corbett knocked out John L 더파이팅 만화책 다운로드. Sullivan in twenty-one rounds to win the title at the Olympic Club in New Orleans on September 7, 1892.

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THE REFEREE MAGAZINE

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Back when I was a kid in the fifties, I came across a magazine called The Referee that was either at my father’s barber shop or at the newsstands nearby 스팀 백그라운드 다운로드.

It was in 1961 that I would start to obtain these magazines to educate myself with boxing and wrestling. It was mainly a west coast publication that was published to serve as a fight program with updates for the upcoming various events 다운로드. It was available at fight venues as well as news-stands.

Although, I do not have every issue, the issues I have are certainly treasured collectables tv cast.

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