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The Great Jimmy Bivins Passes Away July 4th, 2012

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

Cleveland’s Bivins Battled The Best 김동률 출발. Although he was born in Dry Branch, Georgia it was from Cleveland, Ohio that Jimmy Bivins made history. He was a major player in putting Cleveland on the boxing map during the 1940’s and 50’s 밤안개. He may well have been the best heavyweight and light heavyweight to ever come out of this great boxing town. Jimmy Bivins was born on December 6, 1919 고잉 마이 홈.

His professional career began as a middleweight in Cleveland on January 15, 1940. In his sixth pro fight he beat a solid veteran in Nate Bolden 다운로드. On September 3rd Jimmy was good enough to outpoint the highly respected Charley Burley. This has to be considered an outstanding feat at this stage of Jimmy’s budding career 다운로드. Bivins closed 1940 by splitting a pair of tough bouts in Cleveland with Anton Christoforidis.

The loss in the second bout to Anton was the first of his career 다운로드. The year 1941 saw Jimmy lose a few bouts but he was really in with top shelf opposition. He beat Teddy Yarosz and Curtis “Hatchetman” Shepperd 이마트 모바일 다운로드. He lost decisions to Lem Franklin and Tony Musto. He defeated Nate Bolden again but lost to Melio Bettina. Jimmy was a full fledged light heavyweight by now 다운로드. In some fights he was coming in as a heavyweight. Jimmy started 1942 with a bang as he outscored Billy Soose and Gus Lesnevich. Bivins then lost to the smooth boxing Bob Pastor 첨밀밀 영화 다운로드. On June 6th at Cleveland Municipal Stadium to of the greatest boxers in Cleveland’s history met. Jimmy squeaked a split decision over the crafty Joey Maxim 저작권 없는 음악 다운로드. Then Jimmy went on a rampage. In this order he defeated Joe Muscato, Tami Mauriello, Bob Pastor in a rematch.

Then he beat Lee Savold to close 1942. He opened 1943 beating Ezzard Charles and winning a rubber match with Christoforidis. He defeated Mauriello again and then beat Watson Jones, Pat Valentino, Lloyd Marshall, Herbert Marshall and Bettina in a return engagement. The year ended with a win over Lee Q. Murray. Continue reading The Great Jimmy Bivins Passes Away July 4th, 2012