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Benny Leonard Snags Freddie Welsh's Title

(Jack Dempsey, left, pretends to punch Harry Houdini, with Benny Leonard's help) There exists an adage in boxing: "As the heavyweights go, so goes boxing." It's a fancy way of saying that most people extract more pleasure out of the sport the larger the fighters are, and the harder they're hitting each other. It also means that the smaller a fighter is,...
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Al “Bummy” Davis: An appreciation of one of the best Jewish fighters of all-time

Enshrined in the pantheon of immortal Jewish boxers -- along with Abe Attell, Ted "Kid" Lewis, Benny Leonard, Barney Ross, "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom, and a host of others -- is Al "Bummy" Davis. This past Wednesday, November 21, marked the 67th anniversary of the death of Al "Bummy" Davis.  He was sitting in a Brownsville bar, which ...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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