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Archie Moore

Archie Moore (Boxing. Born, Benoit, MS, Dec. 13, 1913; died, San Diego, CA, Dec. 9, 1998.) One of the best fighters and greatest characters of boxing’s last “Golden Age” in the 1950s and early 1960s, Archie Moore was the light heavyweight champion for over nine years (1952-62). Moore fought several times for the heavyweight title, […]

Bobo Olson

Bobo Olson (Boxing.  Born, Honolulu, HI, July 11, 1928; died, Honolulu, HI, Jan. 16, 2002.)  A middleweight champion (1953-55), Carl Olson became famous for four legendary losses to Sugar Ray Robinson and three of his five New York fights.  In 1953, Olson won the American middleweight title with a 15-round decision over Paddy Young June 19 […]

Kid Gavilan

Kid Gavilan (Boxing.  Born, Camaguey, Cuba, Jan. 6, 1926; died, Miami, FL, Feb. 13, 2003.)  At age 17, Kid Gavilan began a professional boxing career in Havana in 1943 that would lead him eventually to New York and the world welterweight championship.  Gavilan’s first New York fight came after the second World War ended and […]

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