Boxing Biographies

Boxing Biographies written by IBRO Members

Vito Antuofermo

If I was looking for a stark contrast to the barren waste lands of southern Utah, I got it driving to my interview with Vito Antuofermo in New York City.

Yama Bahama

Yama Bahama was born William Horatio Butler, Jr. on February 16, 1933 in Bimini in the Bahamas. He was the youngest in a large family consisting of three...

Bob Benoit

It was in the winter of 1966, on a cold night, that I drove from Springfield to Walpole Massachusetts to watch a professional boxing card. While waiting for...

Larry Boardman

Larry Boardman was born March 21, 1936, in Marlborough, Connecticut. He was a popular fighter who campaigned from 1952 until 1963. Larry was a world ranked...

Andy Callahan

In 2003 the Lawrence Historical Center received a bronze plaque from Gerard Ryan of Pembroke, MA. commemorating Andy Callahan.

Benny Chavez

BENNY CHAVEZ: THE ALMOST CHAMP by ROBERT CARSON Drawn by Robert Carson The small shabby figure stood quietly on the street corner. A chill wind whipped the...

Jimmy Connors

Little Jimmy Junior took his first breath on December 24, 1936 at St. Luke Hospital in New Bedford. It was in the West End, a working class neighborhood in...

Dick DiVeronica

Dick DiVeronica was born on January 26, 1938 in Kirkville, New York. He was a popular fighter who campaigned from 1958 until 1972, starting as a lightweight...

Young Firpo

Guido Bardelli was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame on November 15th, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.