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Old 11-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #2296
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The Ol Mongoose meets Joe The Bom-ber

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:14 PM   #2297
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This one ain't going the distance!!

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:20 PM   #2298
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Henry Armstrong shows Ali his Lip-Buttoner

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:43 PM   #2299
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Fitz and Joe Jeanette put on friendly exhibition for Jem Mace Benefit Evening

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Is that Charlie Mitchell acting as ref?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:45 PM   #2300
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Tough as old boots

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Never seen a picture of Tom Sharkey where he looks anything but a right hard bastard!
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:03 PM   #2301
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Here's a room full of people not to be trifled with, former champions are all over the place.

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Bill, I got from left to right. 3rd Beau Jack [favorite action fighter]4th Georgie Abrams,6th Abe Attell, 7th Barney Ross, 8th looks like Joey Maxim,
Marciano, Braddock [rear], Schmeling, Joe Louis, last guy Ray Robinson,and the short guy in front of Robinson,some jockey I lost money on ...Great
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The little guy on the right is Charlie "Chappie" Roberts, if fact he gave me the same picture. In the back of this picture, is the list of all the names.

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER AT MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

March 8, 1961

One of the greatest gatherings of former World Champions in the history of fistiana took place at the Miami Beach Auditorium on March 8th, 1961, the occassion being the heavyweight bout between Sonny Liston, soon to become World heavyweight Champion, and his opponent from Phoenix, Arizona, Howard King. The boxing celebrities from left to right are:

Solly Krieger - Former middleweight champ
Petey Scalzo - Former featherweight champ
Beau Jack - Former lightweight champ
George Abrams - challenger for the title
Petey Sarron - Former featherweight
Abe Attell - Former featherweight champ
Barney Ross - Former welterweight champ, (Also held Lightweight and Junior welterweight title)
Joey Maxim - Former light heavyweight champ
Rocky Marciano - Former heavyweight champ
Tom Heeney - challenger for title
Max Schmeling - Former heavyweight champ
Joe Louis - Former heavyweight champ
Willie Reddish - Trainer for Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston - Prior to gaining title
Lou Gross - Handler in Liston's corner
Chappie Roberts - Trainer of Howard King
Howard King - Phoenix Heavyweight
Joe Polino - Trainer for Sonny Liston

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Old 11-22-2011, 10:13 PM   #2302
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I can imagine Larry Holmes and Jersey Joe to have been kindred spirits

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The guy on the right is Scott Frank.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:01 PM   #2303
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Michael Spinks, Jersey Joe Walcott, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and the guy in the light suit and eye glasses is Joe Louis's son.
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:16 PM   #2304
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Ali is down!

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Old 11-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #2305
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The rock-hard Jim Jeffries

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Jeffries looks like he weighs 200 pounds here if that ..
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #2306
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Nino Valdes

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #2307
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Think this is giant Ed Sanders - of Johannson fear shame?

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tragedy in the ring as Sanders is lost following stoppage by Willie James

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:32 AM   #2308
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Bob Baker good 50's heavyweight

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The Young Mongoose

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:36 AM   #2310
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Louis simply looks far taller in so many photos than I thought ... he was a solid 6'2" at least ...
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