Articles featured in the IBRO Journal

Barry Allison

If club fighters are the grass roots of boxing, then Barry Allison was definitely part of the grass roots of boxing in New England during the 1950’s.

Dave (Golden Boy) Andrews

By Dan Cuoco Dave Andrews was born in Cambridge, MA on December 21, 1920. He lived in Cambridge for three years before his family moved to Billerica, MA. The...

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...