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Sam Taub

Sam Taub (Broadcaster.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 10, 1886; died, New York, NY, July 10, 1979.)  Once the most famous name in boxing broadcasting, Sam Taub began his career in New York sports as a copy boy for the old Morning Telegraph, then edited by famed former western gunslinger Bat Masterson (q.v.).  The young […]

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.  […]

Teddy Brenner

Teddy Brenner (Boxing.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 25, 1917; died, New York, NY, Jan. 7, 2000.)  In a business not noted for integrity, Theodore Brenner was a pillar of honesty and was also called, for good reason, “the best matchmaker in boxing.”  After military service in World War II, Brenner started matchmaking for Irving Cohen in […]

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