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Gus Lesnevich

Gus Lesnevich (Boxing. Born, Cliffside Park, NJ, Feb. 22, 1915; died, Cliffside Park, NJ, Feb. 28, 1968.) A Golden Gloves Intercity champion in 1934, Gus Lesnevich turned pro and had a 15-year career (1934-49) that included seven years (1941-48) as light heavyweight champion. After lean war years, Lesnevich had several big paydays, selling out the […]

Tami Mauriello

Tami Mauriello (Boxing. Born, New York, NY, Jan. 4, 1920; died, The Bronx, NY, Dec. 3, 1999.) Among the best gate attractions in boxing during the 1940s, Tami Mauriello fought for both the light heavyweight and heavyweight titles during his career. He didn’t win either crown but he sold plenty of tickets. Mauriello started his […]

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