The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 3 – No 1 - 10th July , 2008

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I can think of no better way to celebrate the success than to share with you some of the stories about my dad – absolutely no bias in this choice then is there eh -

Name: Fred Snell
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Alias: Frederick John (Jack) Snell
Birth Name: Frederick John Snell
Nationality: British
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Hometown: Toronto, ON- Birkenhead
Born: 1901-06-14
Died: 1996-03-01
Age at Death: 94
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8″
Division: Light Heavyweight
Manager: Jack Jarvis

Also fought as Jack Snell.
He spent some two years in Canada (1924-26).
Reportedly he had some 20 fights, including opponents such as Red Meech, Johnny Klesh,
and Johnny Paske.

Life
Fred Snell was born in Birkenhead, Wirral, Uk and started boxing at the age of 16 and was a great lover of the outdoor life and spent much of his spare time at the Leasowe camping site a few miles from where he lived. By 1924 he had taken part in at least 100 fights but only some details of these are available at this time. He had completed his apprenticeship at the local shipyard as a boilermaker and had the urge to travel.


THE ROOSEVELT THAT I KNOW
TEN YEARS OF BOXING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER MEMORIES OF FAMOUS FIGHTING MEN
BY MIKE DONOVAN


CHAPTER I
THE ROOSEVELT THAT I KNOW

ALL the world knows Theodore Roosevelt, the statesman; the man who turned the light on the corporate highwaymen. He has made the "Big Stick" respected. But the "Big Stick" must be guided by law, not so the fist; wherever you see a head hit it is the fighting rule ; a word and a blow, but the blow first the reverse of legal practice.

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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume3 – No 2 - 5th Sept , 2008

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BEST OF BRITISH
Buchanan made his professional debut at the NSC, in September 1965, stopping Brian Tonks in the second round. As Buchanan continued to win fights before this elite gathering of club members, it is not surprising that he felt frustrated. This wasn't turning into the path to glory that he had imagined and which he knew his skills deserved. Like all great champions in any sport, Buchanan knew how good he was, and he was not happy making these trips to London to dispose of rivals without the publicity and appreciation that he felt he deserved.

Jimmy Carter

James Walter Carter was born in Aiken,South Carolina, on December 15th 1923, but when he was aged nine the family moved to New York. Jimmy first learned how to use his fists on the tough streets of Harlem and, fortunately for him , was able to channel that aggression more positively when he joined the Catholic Boys Club at a local church. It was here that Carter took up boxing and he made his amateur debut at the age of 14.

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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 3 - No 3 - 13th Sept , 2008

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The Welterweights

It was not until the middle of the 19th century that the welterweight division began to be recognized. The original limit was around 10 stone (1401b) and was raised to 1421b, before settling at today's 147 1b limit in 1910. Paddy Duffy, an Irish-American bare-knuckle champion, won recognition as the division's first title holder under Queensberry Rules when he knocked out England's William McMillan, at Fort Foote in Vancouver, Canada, on 30 October 1888. Unfortunately Duffy died of tuberculosis in 1890, leaving two main claimants to his crown, Mysterious Billy Smith and Tommy Ryan, both outstanding boxers

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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 3 - No 4 - 28th Sept , 2008

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Sullivan Rarely Had Luck On His Side

It was on the night of November 14, 1910, at the national Sporting Club in King Street, Covent garden, that Jim Sullivan beat Tom Thomas of Wales for the British middleweight title and Lonsdale belt. After having a rib broken as early as the 4th round, Sullivan gamely continued to complete the twenty - three minute - rounds to gain his victory.

Alec Lambert

( adapted from the original article published in Boxing news 2nd July 1952 ) Today, close on four decades since he fought Ted Kid Lewis for the British featherweight championship, Alec Lambert, now 60, is still in the fight game as a trainer. A role where he has gained more fame than he did as a boxer

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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 3 - No 5 - 11th Oct , 2008

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LIVERPOOL MEMORIES
Billy McDonald


Boxing News September 3, 1952
GETS CHANCE FOR REVENGE

A CAPACITY crowd of 5,000 saw Terry Allen earn the right to again meet holder, when he battled his way to a Middlesbrough (7-12-15), in the final British title eliminating contest over twelve rounds.

John ‘Rinty’ Monaghan
Undefeated World Flyweight Champion
1918 - 1984


‘Rinty’ Monaghan became the world flyweight boxing champion at the Kings Hall, Belfast in 1948 and retired undefeated in 1950 at the end of a sixteen-year professional boxing career in which he fought sixty-six contests, winning fifty-one, drawing six others and being beaten only nine times.

Dick Richardson - Hard man of British boxing who left his mark on Henry Cooper
The Guardian, Friday July 16 1999


Those who only met the genial Welshman Dick Richardson in recent years, when he was an affable, smiling presence at the ringside of numerous boxing shows, and an enthusiastic supporter of boxing reunions and charity events, knew only half the story. The former European heavyweight champion, who has died aged 65, was a genuinely hard man, who thrilled a generation of British fight fans with his rough-house style.


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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 3 - No 6 - 22nd Oct , 2008

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Boxing News 18th June 1952

DON COCKELL
lost his British light-heavyweight title to Randolph Turpin as was generally expected, but he went down fighting. Always a game 'un, the former Battersea blacksmith disputed the issue up to the eleventh round, when, battered into the ropes and practically defenseless, he was saved further punishment by the intervention of the referee. In addition to collecting another British title, Turpin picked up the vacant Empire light-heavyweight crown and therefore holds four championships.

Fred Galiana
By Robert Coster


One of the greatest boxers of Spain, Fred Galiana, passed away last week at the age of 74. Galiana fought for 15 years, from featherweight through welterweight, and compiled over 100 victories. His final record was 155-22-12 with 90 KOs. The Spaniard was a phenomenal crowd attraction in Spain in the 50s and 60s, drawing as many 30,000 fans, who delighted in watching his unorthodox style and showmanship. Galiana won the European featherweight title in 1955 in Paris against touted Frenchman Ray Famechon, defended it once before moving up to the lightweight division.

Boxing News 1st October 1952
Billy Dean has been Cattle Drover, Lumber Jack and Sailor
But Always A Boxer


THE adventures which 22-year old Billy Dean of Woolwich has crowded into his short life would make Errol Flynn's most swashbuckling films look like Sunday School stories by comparison.

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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 3 - No 7- 12th Nov , 2008

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Harry Mizler
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Nationality: British
Hometown: St George's, London, United Kingdom
Born: 1913-01-22
Died: 1990-00-00
Age at Death: 76
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Adaptation of articles published 1952, Boxing News.

THE Perfect Fighting Machine descends on us so very occasionally yet, when he does, the tendency is to take him for granted. During the past half century who has there been worthy of that exalted title ?. In the United State Mickey Walker, Joe Louis, Henry Armstrong and Ray Robinson. Over here Jimmy Wilde, Jim Driscoll, Kid Lewis, Benny Lynch and Randolph Turpin, while the Continent has contributed the tragic Marcel Cerdan.

Name: Jack Gardner
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Nationality: British
Hometown: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, United
Kingdom

Jack Gardner was born in 1926 at Market Harborough, England. He began boxing while in the Grenadier Guards in the British Army during the 1940s and won the Army and Imperial Services Titles in 1948 as well as the ABA Heavyweight Title. Gardner looked tall, but I don't know how tall he was, had to be over six feet. He weighed anywhere from 198 to 221 pounds during his career. He was one of the best punchers in the heavyweight division and was never KO'd during his career (he lost two by TKO, one due to cuts).

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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume3 - No 8 - 18th Nov , 2008

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Paul Berlenbach was born a deaf-mute to French and German parents. When he was 18, while working as an instructor at a Westchester County institution for deaf-mutes, he went to the aid of a boy whose kite had become entangled in an electric wire 12 feet above the ground.
Climbing a pole, he released the kite, but came in contact with the wire, received a shock, and fell to the ground. Those who came to his rescue feared him dead. First aid revived him. When he came to, he immediately found that he now had normal hearing. Subsequent treatment developed his speech.

The Morning Herald
Saturday 17 July 1926
Delaney Cops Title From Berlenbach on Judges Decision


Jack Delaney, Light heavyweight pride of Bridgeport won the world championship tonight when he won the judges decision from Paul Berlenbach in a grueling 16-round contest at the.Brooklyn National League ball park. A stirring rally in the last four rounds gave Delaney the crown.

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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 3 - No 9 - 24th Nov , 2008

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Ace Hudkins was born in Nebraska in 1905 and began boxing at 12. He began fighting professionally at 16 and boxed until he was 27 and was never knocked out. His nicknames
were “The Wildcat” and “The Nebraska Wildcat”. In the years around 1925-1926, Hudkins and Clever Sencio were the top drawing cards at Los Angeles’ Olympic Auditorium. One of his most famous fights was a 1927 fight in New York, a knockout of hot prospect Ruby Goldstein. One writer wrote of Hudkins’ win over Goldstein as “the fight that broke the Jewish banks.”

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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 3 - No 10 - 10th Dec, 2008

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The Passing of a World Champion
Boxing News 20 June 1923


" I can beat him” Jimmy Wilde had remarked in prophetic vein when he saw Bobby Wolgast outpoint Pancho Villa at Philadelphia on May 24th. Proof positive that the little Welshman is a master at self-deception. The " fans " were better judges, if misled by Pete Herman's tip and wager of 1,000 dollars that Wilde would retain the one world title England has held since—oh, well, don't let us reckon the years. Wilde made a most gallant effort to hold on to his laurels, but his years and more particularly his long lay-off beat him.

BOXING AT THE ALBERT HALL.
AMERICAN CHAMPION IN A GREAT FIGHT.
3 June 1927 The Times


Opinions differed at first as to what really was the most interesting event on the programme at the Royal Albert Hall test night, a fact which might be taken to speak volumes for the match-making skill of the promoters or, quite possibly, for the intelligent refusal of the publics to judge the quality of fights and fighters merely by the wealth of style and title accorded to any particular contest. No doubt, too, the policy of having no one contest longer than 15 rounds had
something to do with it.

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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 3 - No 11 - 25th Dec, 2008

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Willie Pastrano

Wilfred Raleigh Pastrano was born in the Vieux Carrę district of New Orleans, Louisiana, on 27 November 1935. He had a hard upbringing, under the gaze of a strict father who threatened him with the belt if he caught him backing off from a confrontation. 'I used to run from fights,' he told American writer Peter Heller in 1970. 'And papa would see it from the steps. He'd take his belt, he'd say "All right, me or him?" and I'd go beat the kid:

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