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Ralph Giordano

Ralph Giordano (Boxing.  Born, Naples, Italy, May 22, 1905; died, Fresno, CA, July 20, 1993.)  During his 21-year career in the ring (1919-40), Ralph Capabianca Giordano won 123 of 151 bouts and reigned as world welterweight champion for 96 days in 1933.  Basically a West Coast fighter, Giordano fought as “Young Corbett III” during much […]

Whitey Bimstein

Whitey Bimstein (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, 1887; died, New York, NY, July 13, 1969.)  A ubiquitous character in New York boxing for more than five decades, Morris Bimstein was long associated with Ray Arcel.  Considered one of the best cornermen in the game, Bimstein excelled as a cut man who worked with Sixto Escobar, […]

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