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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 […]

Jimmy Johnston

Jimmy Johnston (Boxing.  Born, Liverpool, England, Nov. 28, 1875; died, New York, NY, May 7, 1946.)  Emigrating to the U.S. at age 12 in May 1888, James Joy Johnston was to become one of the leading boxing managers and promoters in his adopted country.  Johnston was to manage four world champions – welterweight Ted (Kid) […]

Joe Jacobs

Joe Jacobs (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, May 7, 1897; died, New York, NY, Apr. 24, 1940.)  A colorful manager of boxers, Joe B. Jacobs handled four champions, as well as heavyweight contender Two-Ton Tony Galento.  Jacobs’ champions were heavyweight Max Schmeling , light heavyweight Mike McTigue and two featherweights – Andre Routis and Johnny Dundee.  […]

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, […]

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