Re: The Alabama Kid
Alabama Kid will be inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in September, for the International category.
He had around 60 bouts in Australia from 1938 until his deportation in 1948 and fought the best Australia had to offer at the time, Ron Richards, Dave Sands & Jack Johnson, even gave away 111 lbs to heavyweight, Les McNabb & won.
Actually the Kid was going home to USA in the early 1940's when the ship he was on struck a mine & sunk. After rescue he ended up in New Zealand & then back to Australia.