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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 […]

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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