Boxing Book - Philadelphia's Boxing Heritage 1876-1976 by Callis, Hasson & DeLisa
Philadelphia's Boxing Heritage 1876-1976
Authors - Tracy Callis, Chuck Hasson and Mike DeLisa
"Philadelphia has long been called the number one fight town in the world. The relentless fighting style of its boxers has thrilled fans over the years. Twenty-seven champions have come from the city over the course of more than a century.
Philadelphia’s Boxing Heritage: 1876-1976 retraces the legacy of determined battlers such as Joe Frazier, Benny Bass, Gil Turner, Bob Montgomery, and Bennie Briscoe. Philadelphia has also produced legions of highly skilled craftsmen such as Tommy Loughran, Jack O’Brien, Midget Wolgast, Harold Johnson, and Joey Giardello. In 1926, the Gene Tunney-Jack Dempsey heavyweight championship bout was witnessed by more than one hundred fans. In 1952, Rocky Marciano brought his guns to town and won the heavyweight title from Jersey Joe Walcott. In 1971, Philadelphia-trained Joe Frazier won the "Fight of the Century" from Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York. Philadelphia's Boxing Heritage: 1876-1976 showcases these legends and retraces their championship bouts through more than two hundred dazzling photographs.
Many other boxers, famous and no so famous, who were either from Philadelphia or fought there are included. Among these are Charlie McKeever, Jack Bonner, Jack Blackburn, Joe Grim, Pal Moore, Willie Moore, Battling Levinsky, Lew Tendler, Matt Adgie, Harry Blitman, George Godfrey, Johnny Jadick, Lew Massey, Leroy Haynes, Al Ettore, Gus Dorazio, Wesley Mouzon, Ike Williams, Dan Bucceroni, Percy Bassett, Sonny Liston, Georgie Benton, Lenny Matthews, Marvin "Candy" McFarland, "Gypsy" Joe Harris, Leotis Martin, Sammy Goss, Willie "the Worm" Monroe, Stanley "Kitten" Hayward, Tyrone Everett, Mike Rossman, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Jimmy Young, Richie Kates and Marvin Johnson.
Tracy Callis, Chuck Hasson and Mike DeLisa - boxing historians and members of IBRO (International Boxing Research Organization) - provide boxing information to fans on the Internet at The Cyber Boxing Zone. DeLisa is founder of Web site and Callis is Director of Historical Research. Hasson is the Keeper of the Philadelphia’s Boxing History Archive. Both Callis and Hasson are Electors to the International Boxing Hall of Fame."
SIZE - About 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" inches. 128 pages.
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