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Sandy Saddler

Sandy Saddler (Boxing.  Born, Boston, MA, June 23, 1926; died, Bronx, NY, Sept. 18, 2001.)  Born Joseph Saddler in Boston, where he also began his pro ring career, Sandy Saddler was a boxing dynamo who fought 162 times in a career stretching from 1944-56 and entered the ring no less than 56 times in the New […]

Willie Pep

Willie Pep (Boxing.  Born, Middletown, CT, Sept. 19, 1922; died, Rocky Hill, CT, Nov. 23, 2006.)  Born Guglielmo Papaleo, Willie Pep became one of the finest fighters in the featherweight class and among the best ever at any weight.  Pep turned pro in 1940 and won his first 63 fights.  In a career that stretched […]

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