By Robert Fernandez, Forewords by Peter R. Nozza, Foreword by Thomas A. Kaczmarek
For all hard-core boxing fanatics, this e-book introduces the reader to New Jersey stars of the twentieth century--gladiators who fought in blood-soaked jewelry bringing leisure to thousands for little pay. they have to no longer be forgotten. The e-book includes many little recognized evidence approximately those effective males, all attempting to punch out a dwelling for his or her households in not easy instances. the writer has the game for seventy five years and labored in all stages of it. Readers will examine of the exertions, commitment and admire built through those opponents within the "sweet science."
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Ike Williams was at his very best, his peak in a career that covered 15 years. Ike was born August 2, 1923, in Brunswick, Georgia. As a young boy his family moved north to Trenton, New Jersey, in a search for better-paying jobs. He would stay a Trentonite the rest of his life. Williams started his simon-pure career at the tender age of 15, winning 25 Boxing in New Jersey, 1900–1999 many titles in the Trenton-Philadelphia area. He turned pro March 15, 1940, with a four-round decision win over Carmine Fatta.
His jaw was fragile enough that every opponent he faced was a threat; only ten got through in his 17-year career. The wonderful thing about it was Larkin realized his dream; he was a huge success as a ﬁghter, and he did win the Junior Welterweight Championship of the World. On his way to that title, Larkin, besides the soft chin, had another problem: he would be ﬁghting in an area that manufactures the best ﬁghters in the world. He’d be going up against the best in the New York– New Jersey area.
Lem Franklin When Lee Savold, a perennial heavyweight title contender, was kayoed by the great Joe Louis, he was asked by reporters, did anyone in his lengthy career hit harder than Joe? Without hesitation, Savold’s answer was Lem Franklin. That is believable because Franklin had kayoed Savold, Jimmy Bivins, Curtis Sheppard, Tony Musto, and Abe Simon and was a top contender for Joe Louis’s title. Only Joe’s manager prevented that ﬁght from materializing. His mentors ﬁgured no money could be made ﬁghting a black contender, which Franklin was.
Boxing in New Jersey, 1900-1999 by Robert Fernandez, Forewords by Peter R. Nozza, Foreword by Thomas A. Kaczmarek