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Barney Ross

Barney Ross (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, Dec. 23, 1909; died, Chicago, IL, Jan. 17, 1967.)  Barnet David Rosofsky, born on New York’s Lower East Side, moved to Chicago as a youngster and turned to boxing after the tragic murder of his father during a holdup at the family’s store.  Although known to his family as “Beryl,” Ross […]

Kid Chocolate

Kid Chocolate (Boxing.  Born, Cerro, Cuba, Jan. 6, 1910; died, Havana, Cuba, Aug. 8, 1988.)  Born Eligio Sardinias, Kid Chocolate was an energetic fighter who challenged for world titles in the featherweight and lightweight divisions in his long career.  Chocolate fought 161 pro bouts from 1927-38.  His first 21 pro outings were in Cuba, but […]

Tony Canzoneri

Tony Canzoneri (Boxing.  Born, Slidell, LA, Nov. 6, 1908; died, New York, NY, Dec. 9, 1959.)  At 5’5”, Tony Canzoneri was one of the most dynamic fighters his size in ring history and also one of the most active, logging 175 career pro fights (of which he won 141, lost 25 and drew 10).  He ruled […]

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