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Benny Leonard vs. Rocky Kansas / Lightweight Championship and RECAP

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

As many of my faithful readers and friends know, my greatest lightweight of all time and #2 greatest boxer “pound for pound” of all time is Benny Leonard 탱고음악 다운로드.

At the height, peak, prime, pinnacle of his career he was flawless. His boxing mechanics in the ring – feints, ducks, sidesteps, and hooks – were textbook, with a terrific left-hand piston jab which he used to perfection 울타리 3.5 다운로드. He fought over two hundred fights and suffered only four knockouts, three early in his career and the fourth in his final fight.

Leonard, nicknamed “The Ghetto Wizard”, was similar to Sugar Ray Robinson in the fact that he had no significant weaknesses 다운로드.

Benny Leonard (Benjamin Leiner) was born in New York City on April 7, 1896. As a young kid he engaged in many street fights, gang related, in the neighborhood where he grew up 문명의 시대 아시아 다운로드. He made his professional debut on October 14, 1911 when he was just fifteen years old. Benny took the name Leonard after his true name, Leiner, was pronounced incorrectly several times; but most importantly, he made the change because he didn’t want his parents to know he was a fighter 다운로드.

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Jack Dempsey, What’s My Line Video, and a Visit to Manassa, Colorado …

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

A popular panel game show, “What’s My Line”, ran on CBS-TV from 1950 to 1967.  Here is a link to the episode featuring former heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey which originally aired on April 1, 1951 다운로드.

Over 45 years ago, in August 1975, I visited his home museum in Manassa, Colorado rcs. Here are a few photos from that visit …

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Fight of the Century / 50th Anniversary

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

As we have approached this week in boxing, something that will forever live in the history of the sport happened fifty years ago: Joe Frazier vs 다운로드. Muhammad Ali – the FIGHT OF THE CENTURY.

On March 8, 1971, the boxing world saw the most eagerly anticipated championship fight that I have ever been involved with in my many years in boxing 얼음요괴 이야기 다운로드.

The fight itself exceeded even its own promotional hype between two fighters unbeaten and having contrasting styles. They both had legitimate claims to the heavyweight title, Ali as lineal champion (31-0 / 25 by KO) and Frazier as the undisputed heavyweight champion (26-0 / 23 by KO) 다운로드. The guaranteed purses were 2.5 million dollars to each, then a record for a single prize fight.

I will always remember where I was on that Monday night, watching on closed circuit, at the historic Granada Theater, Santa Barbara, California 영인스님 천수경 mp3 다운로드.

The fight took place at Madison Square Garden, New York City, with a star studded audience. The ringside commentators were Don Dunphy, Archie Moore, Burt Lancaster, and my late friend Arthur Mercante served as the referee 건조스킨.

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

Back when I was a kid in the fifties and sixties, I would come across a magazine called The Referee that was either at my father’s barber shop or at the local newsstands nearby 다운로드.

It was actually 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 2017 엑셀 가계부 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 까텔레나.

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Johnny Kilbane

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One of the great featherweights, that nobody talks about, is certainly Johnny Kilbane, a champion who held the title for eleven years (1912-1923) and fought the best of his era 다운로드.

Kilbane was born in a large Irish neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio on April 18, 1889 and began his professional career in November of 1907.

With only 33 fights under his belt, Kilbane fought the great Abe Attell who had 120 fights on his record;  Kilbane lost a ten round unanimous decision in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 24, 1910 다운로드.

The two would meet again three months later in a bout that would end in a four-round no-contest.

On February 22, 1912 Kilbane won the world featherweight title with a twenty-round decision over Attell in Vernon, California 다운로드.

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Archie Moore

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He was possibly the greatest light heavyweight of all time, The wily “Old Mongoose” Archie Moore 쏘우 3 다운로드. The man who scored 140 knockouts in a career that spanned from 1936 to 1963 never lost his crown in the ring.

Although he unsuccessfully challenged twice for the heavyweight title, he did campaign successfully among the “Big Boys” throughout his tenure as a professional boxer 캠핑클럽 5회 다운로드. His record reads like a “Who’s Who” of boxing history.

In 228 recorded bouts, Archie was only stopped seven times, a testimony to his courage and uncanny defensive ability 다운로드. Born on December 13, 1913 (or 1916 according to Archie), Moore boxed for years without due recognition. He fought all over the country. He even traveled to Australia and Argentina in search of fame and fortune Maxim download.

After six years on the circuit, Archie began to make his move toward the big time. In 1942, he knocked out Shorty Hogue in two rounds. Hogue had decisioned  Archie no less than three times earlier in his career 다운로드. He also beat rugged Jack Chase and drew with Ed Booker.

In 1943, he won two out of three against Chase, and in 1944, Moore lost by a knockout to Booker and also dropped a decision to the great Charley Burley.

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John L. Sullivan

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Many people have asked me about former heavyweight champion John L 듀드 시뮬레이터 다운로드. Sullivan. They say that there’s no footage of him and wonder how we can rate his greatness. Of course the footage isn’t there, and this is why we have historians, books, records and, most importantly, have had people who lived in his era with their assessments 다운로드.

I have not personally spoken to anyone from his era which is the late nineteenth century, but the oldest person I have ever had contact with who actually comes close would be boxing historian Al Nelson 아기 상어 다운로드. He goes back to Bob Fitzsimmons, who beat James J. Corbett to win the heavyweight title, and Corbett was the one who beat Sullivan for that title 다운로드.

When I was in high school back in the sixties, I wrote a book report on Sullivan and wish I could find that article piece. Who knows where it is today after all these years 투투 벨 다운로드?

In that article I will never forget my opening sentence:  “John L. Sullivan is the first American boxing icon, and he was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on October 15, 1858.”

Sullivan’s fame in the boxing ring is remembered by many in boxing circles, even today a hundred and thirty years later.

Known as the “Boston Strong Boy”, Sullivan was as strong as they come, at 5’10” and weighing 190 pounds. In high school he excelled in baseball, boxing, and wrestling.

Because his mother wanted him to be a priest, he briefly attended Boston College. But from an early age, Sullivan showed a great proficiency with his fists.

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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


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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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