Boxing Biographies

Boxing Biographies written by IBRO Members

Freddie Steele

Freddie Steele was a boxing prodigy. As early as age six he dreamed of a career as a boxer. His parents hoped he would outgrow the idea. But he didn’t. Every...

Benny Valgar

“When it came to all around ring generalship, Benny Valgar was on a par with Benny Leonard, though Leonard packed the better punch”.—Ray Arcel.

Ellsworth (Spider) Webb

Its amazing to me that over the years one of the best middleweights of the fifties has gone unnoticed among veteran fight aficionados. As a young boy, on...

Chuck Wiggins

CHUCK WIGGINS KING OF THE BACK ALLY BRAWLERS by Robert Carson   On a mild evening in 1942, Chuck Wiggins sat drunkenly on a railing at Ohio and Illinois...

There are many stories of past greats and famous boxers that have been written and rewritten over the years. But what about the many who fought and made a name...

Reuben Vargas

Reuben Garcia Vargas was born May 17, 1932, in Orange City, CA. Managed by Bert Brodose (and later co-managed by Frank Sinatra), he was the most prominent...

When you think of Mexican bantamweights the names of Hall of Famers Ruben Olivares and Carlos Zarate quickly come to mind.