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Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson (Boxing. Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 30, 1966.)  Fury unleashed burst into the ring on Mar. 6, 1985 when heavyweight Mike Tyson made his professional debut against Hector Mercedes in Albany, N.Y. At the opening bell, Tyson raced from his corner to launch an attack so vicious that the older, more experienced Mercedes had […]

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, […]

Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano (Boxing. Born, Brockington, MA, Sept. 1, 1923; died, Newton, IA, Aug. 31, 1969.) As the only undefeated heavyweight champion in ring history, Rocky Marciano is unique. Rocco Francis Marciano was a popular champion with New Yorkers and he made four of his six title defenses in New York, as well as fighting six […]

Jimmy Dawson

Jimmy Dawson (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 27, 1895; died, St. Petersburg, FL, Mar. 6, 1953.)  Boxing editor of The New York Times for 38 years (1915-53), James P. Dawson was also distinguished as a baseball writer.  Dawson was hired at age 13 in 1908 as an office boy for sports editor Henry P. […]

Ezzard Charles

Ezzard Charles (Boxing.  Born, Lawrenceville, GA, July 7, 1921; died, Chicago, IL, May 27, 1975.)  When Joe Louis retired as heavyweight champion in 1949, Ezzard Marck Charles turned out to be his successor.  Charles won the title in a 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott June 22, 1949, and lost it to Walcott July 18, 1951.  In […]

Frankie Carbo

Frankie Carbo (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 10, 1904; died, Miami Beach, FL, Nov. 9, 1976.)  Born on the Lower East Side, Paul John Carbo became the biggest of the mobsters who infested boxing in the 1940s and 1950s.  Carbo secretly owned shares of boxers and controlled managers, matchmakers, officials, and even promoters.  His biggest […]

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