Robert Fernandez, Forewords by Peter R. Nozza, Foreword by's Boxing in New Jersey, 1900-1999 PDF

By Robert Fernandez, Forewords by Peter R. Nozza, Foreword by Thomas A. Kaczmarek

For all hard-core boxing lovers, this e-book introduces the reader to New Jersey stars of the twentieth century--gladiators who fought in blood-soaked earrings bringing leisure to hundreds of thousands for little pay. they have to now not be forgotten. The publication comprises many little recognized evidence approximately those superb males, all attempting to punch out a residing for his or her households in challenging instances. the writer has the game for seventy five years and labored in all stages of it. Readers will study of the labor, commitment and recognize constructed via those opponents within the "sweet science."

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In a final combination clip of about 25 well-directed punches, Ike stopped and stepped back from the collapsing Beau Jack. He turned and looked at the referee, giving the ref a chance to stop the fight. It was an act of respect and mercy for a fellow gladiator. The referee did nothing, so being the pro that he was, Williams had to finish the job. Another salvo of shots was landed before the ref acted and called a halt. Beau Jack was brave but finished, his title hopes dashed. It was the first time Beau was TKOed in over 105 fights, discounting the loss to Tony Janiro when Beau dislocated his kneecap.

With his handicap, he still was able to become champion and build a fine record, with wins over the top contenders of his day. He was a champion of boxers, a delight to watch. He simply could not be outboxed. He could also punch hard enough to keep most opponents honest. Boxing, especially New Jersey boxing, will never forget the “Garfield Gunner,” Tippy Larkin. That was some ride, Tippy. Larkin passed away January 1, 1992, at age 74. Rest in peace. Give the angels up there in that big squared ring in the sky a treat and shadowbox a few rounds for them.

Fritzi fought long after he should have packed it in. S. of A. The local promoters wanted very much the name of Fritzi Zivic in the win column of the hometown favorite. Zivic lost most of the time but gave a good account of himself even though old and shopworn. If the local kid won, he could claim he beat a former world champion plus gaining experience. Every now and then, Fritzi would beat one of the upstarts. Zivic had fought the best men of his day; he took on Jake LaMotta four times when others dodged the Raging Bull.

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