Owney "Killer" Madden controlled James J. Braddock, Carnera, and many others. He gave Joe Louis the okay to be matched with Braddock. He got the Cotton Club from Jack Johnson. Did you know he had a piece Henry Armstrong and worked out a deal with Mike Jacobs and Pian & Winch managers of Barney Ross to bypass the Lightweight Division and not fighting Davey Day who was Barney's stablemate. He would have to fight Day first and beat him before he got a shot at Ross. They told Davey it would be a big payday for the stable. That's how Armstrong got in and the rest is history. A lot money was bet on Ross, making the bookmakers rich. One of the bookies was Mickey Cohen (former fighter) and friends with Davey and Barney. Davey became Barney's policemen in 1934 when he stopped Frankie Sagilio, who was in line to fight Barney for the Title. Canzoneri would give an arm to have a trilogy match with Ross. Pian & Winch offered him a chance to sign two contracts, he would have to fight Davey Day first and beat him, he passed. In 1936 Armstrong, Amber's, Montanez & others, wanted a crack Ross, if they beat Day first, they all turn it down. Joe Jacobs manager of Max Schmeling in 1934 offered $7,500 to buy Day's contract, telling Pian & Winch, they can't do Davey any good because Barney is the Champ. Google, Armstrong vs. Davey Day or go to Ebay and search, there is a picture of Day and his manager getting off a train in NY to fight Montanez. You can read what it was like in the Golden Age Of Boxing in the description, all verifiable events ( newspaper clippings) as written. Search Google, (Check) 'The Ring' magazine annual rating of fighters 1937, 1938 , 1939 in all divisions, Day was a lightweight . Enjoy.