Posts Tagged ‘Biographies’

Martin Flaherty

"As a young boy his mother bought him weights and a punching bag as a way to encourage good health and growth. By age ten he was considered a fighting savant."

It is a typical hot summer day on the Island, where ocean breezes act as the only air conditioning for most inhabitants in the early 70's.

1950s Light Heavyweight Angelo DeFendis interview with boxing historian Rich Biondi.

Ike Weir

He was the greatest featherweight of his day. He went up and down the line and beat them all, irrespective of race or color. He could hit like a pile driver...

Louie Burke

Louie and his father were doing an interview with ESPN before his fight with Freddie Roach in Las Vegas in 1983. The reporter asked Sammy Burke when he first...

Larry Buck

Every boxer I’ve interviewed has his own story of how he got interested in boxing. Larry’s had to do with frozen ears. He grew up in Granger, Washington,...

Pat McMurtry

Pat McMurtry: The Fighting Leatherneck, by Austin Killeen. This article was published in the December 2009 issue of the IBRO Journal.

My Memories of Davey Moore By Stephen Gordon Where to begin? I’ve been avoiding writing about this for decades as it is such a painful memory.

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.