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Old 09-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #51
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Default Re: California Boxing

Fights at Dodger Stadium

The original date for the fights at Dodgers Stadium was a week before the fights actually took place. A week before that ill-fated night Connie and I were sitting ringside in a down pour of rain when in the 11th hour a decision was made to postpone the fights. A week later, give or take a day the fights were held and we all know the outcome of that tragic night.

Also killed that night in an auto accident on his way home from the fights that night was Hank Weaver. Hank was the ringside TV announcer for the Hollywood Legion Stadium fights in the early 1950's. He also had a short segment on TV before the fights, "Under the Pepper Trees" where he would interview fighters and fans as they came into the Stadium.

Would the outcome been different for Davey Moore and Hank Weaver had the fights been held on the original date? We'll never know, will we?
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