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Battling Siki

Battling Siki Boxing.  Born, St. Louis, Senegal, French West Africa, Sept. 16, 1897; died, New York, NY, Dec. 15, 1925.)  Adopting the ring name Battling Siki, Louis Phal began a pro boxing career in 1913 that took him to the light heavyweight championship.  Siki spent his early career almost entirely in France, rolling up an impressive […]

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