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Battling Siki

Battling Siki Boxing.  Born, St. Louis, Senegal, French West Africa, Sept. 16, 1897; died, New York, NY, Dec. 15, 1925.)  Adopting the ring name Battling Siki, Louis Phal began a pro boxing career in 1913 that took him to the light heavyweight championship.  Siki spent his early career almost entirely in France, rolling up an impressive […]

Mike McTigue

Mike McTigue (Boxing. Born, County Clare, Ireland, Nov. 26, 1892; died, New York, NY, Aug. 12, 1966.) Mike McTigue was among the most popular fighters during the great days of boxing after the Walker Law legalized the sport in 1920. McTigue began boxing in Ireland in 1909 and first fought in New York in 1916, […]

Georges Carpentier

Georges Carpentier (Boxing.  Born, Lens, France, Jan. 12, 1894; died, Paris, France, Oct. 27, 1975.)  Known as the only boxer to have fought professionally in all weight classes, Georges Carpentier was a party to boxing’s first million-dollar gate main event.  Carpentier, a French World War I veteran, had 106 pro bouts but is remembered for […]

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