Found July 29, 2013 on Streaming Sports Talk:
PLAYERS: Curtis Cokes
Stan “Kitten” Hayward was just one of the many tough welterweights and middleweights that came out of Philadelphia in the 1960′s and 70′s. He battled the best his hometown had to offer and several other world contenders too. Hayward began his pro career in 1959. He won sixteen of his first eighteen matches. In 1963 he dropped a ten rounder to welterweight contender Jose Stable. Later in the year he stopped Percy Manning . In 1964 and 1965, Hayward made great strides up the ladder. First he halted future welterweight champion Curtis Cokes in four brutal rounds. In 1965 he beat Vince Shomo, Tito Marshall and “Bad” Bennie Briscoe. In 1966 Hayward suffered a setback when he lost in seven rounds to the talented Gypsy Joe Harris. Stan came right back in 1967 beating Fate Davis, Pete Toro and battling to a draw with Jean Josselin. In 1968 he drew with rugged Joe Shaw and then in October he won possibly the biggest fight of his career. Stan scored an upset ten round decision over former wor...
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