Philadelphia S Boxing Heritage 1876 1976

Author: Tracy Callis
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738511344
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Philadelphia has long been called the number one fight town in the world. The relentless fighting style of its boxers has thrilled fans over the years. Twenty-seven champions have come from the city over the course of more than a century. Philadelphia's Boxing Heritage: 1876-1976 retraces the legacy of determined battlers such as Joe Frazier, Benny Bass, Gil Turner, Bob Montgomery, and Bennie Briscoe. Philadelphia has also produced legions of highly skilled craftsmen such as Tommy Loughran, Jack O'Brien, Midget Wolgast, Harold Johnson, and Joey Giardello. In 1926, the Gene Tunney-Jack Dempsy heavyweight championship bout was witnessed by more than one hundred thousand fans. In 1956, Rocky Marciano brought his guns to town and won the heavyweight title from Jersey Joe Walcott. In 1971, Philadelphia-trained Joe Frazier won the "Fight of the Century" from Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York. Philadelphia's Boxing Heritage: 1876-1976 showcases these legends and retraces their championship bouts through more than two hundred dazzling photographs.
Philadelphia's Boxing Heritage 1876-1976
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Tracy Callis, Chuck Hasson, Mike DeLisa, Michael Delisa
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Philadelphia has long been called the number one fight town in the world. The relentless fighting style of its boxers has thrilled fans over the years. Twenty-seven champions have come from the city over the course of more than a century. Philadelphia's Boxing Heritage: 1876-1976 retraces the legacy of determined
Philadelphia's Boxing Heritage
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Tracy Callis, Mike DeLisa, Chuck Hasson
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04-02 - Publisher:

Philadelphia has long been called the number one fight town in the world. 27 champions have come from the city over the course of more than a century. This volume, with 200+ photos, retraces the legacy of determined battlers such as Joe Frazier, Benny Bass, Gil Turner, Bob Montgomery, &
Philly Sports
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Ryan Swanson, David K. Wiggins
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-02 - Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

Not distributed; available at Arkansas State Library.
Boxing in Philadelphia
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Gabe Oppenheim
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-16 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Philadelphia was essentially the birthplace of boxing in America, the city where matches first took shape in the back of bars. Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champ, fought more times in Philly than any other city besides his hometown; Sugar Ray Robinson, perhaps the best boxer ever, fought under
Historical Dictionary of Boxing
Language: en
Pages: 588
Authors: John Grasso
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-14 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

The Historical Dictionary of Boxing focuses on the as champions of boxing along with the lesser-known boxers who helped shape this sport. More of these boxers come from the United States but there are others from Europe, Asia and Latin America, and there are also entries on the major boxing