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Tippy Larkin

Tippy Larkin (Boxing. Born, Garfield, NJ, Nov. 11, 1917; died, Passaic, NJ, Dec. 10, 1991.) Born Anthony Pilleteri, Tippy Larkin was an active and popular welterweight who fought 153 pro bouts in 17 years (1935-52). Larkin fought 33 times in various clubs and arenas in Newark, N.J., and throughout New Jersey dozens of other times […]

Benny (Kid) Paret

Benny (Kid) Paret (Boxing.  Born, Santa Clara, Las Villas, Cuba, Mar. 14, 1937; died, New York, NY, Apr. 3, 1962.)  Twice world welterweight champion (1960-61 and 1961-62), Benny Paret died as the result of injuries suffered in a bout with Emile Griffith Mar. 24, 1962, at the Garden.  It was Paret’s third bout with Griffith.  He […]

Billy Graham

Billy Graham (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 9, 1922; died, West Islip, NY, Jan. 22, 1992.)  An incorruptible fighter with above-average skills, William P. Graham, Jr., was a basic welterweight who fought numerous champions but never won a title.  Graham campaigned for nearly 15 years (1941-55) as a professional boxer and faced such champions […]

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