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Articles featured in the IBRO Journal

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...

Great punchers are born, and in some cases made. No matter how proficient the balance, leverage, follow-through a boxer may or may not have; unless born with...

Throughout the history of gloved boxing styles, techniques and strategies have changed to varying degrees. Ring conditions, promoter demands, teaching...

Dwaine Simpson with a pair of top Russian amateurs All sport disciplines have basic fundamentals and when problems occur, the great athletes return to the...

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...

I had a dream last night that boxing regained its sanity.

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...