New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

Tag Archives: Heavyweight

Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson (Boxing.  Born, Waco, NC, Jan. 4, 1935; died, New Paltz, NY, May 11, 2006.)  Although he was born in North Carolina, New York fans adopted Floyd Patterson as one of their own, and he was to become a New York institution after making his pro debut at St. Nick’s Arena Sept. 12, 1952.  […]

Eddie Eagan

Eddie Eagan (Olympics, boxing.  Born, Denver, CO, Apr. 26, 1897; died, New York, NY, June 14, 1967.)  The only American ever to win gold medals at both summer and winter Olympic Games, Edward Patrick Francis Eagan later served as chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission.  Eagan served as an officer in both World […]

Abie Bain

Abie Bain (Boxing.  Born, St. Petersburg, Russia, Aug. 10, 1906; died, Ormond Beach, FL, Apr. 9, 1993.)  Brought to the U.S. as a child, Abie Bain (the Anglicized version of his Russian name) gave Cambridge, Mass., as his birthplace in the 1930s when he was a middleweight and light heavyweight fighting mainly out of Newark, […]

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