Primo Carnera & Luigi Soresi
Dressed in the uniform of the faciist militia Carnera salutes the crowd as his co-manager Luigi Soresi waves in the foreground. Carnera was greeting the people with traditional Roman salute which in the coming years would carry a different connotation with rise of the facist under Mussolini and the Nazi party in Germany. At the time of this photograph the salute attracted no adverse attention in the United States or elsewhere.
Carnera was in Rome to fight Paolino Uzcudun.
Maxie Rosenbloom,Miami Beach
A rare image indeed, Maxie Rosenbloom training! Maxie Rosenbloom running with his trainer Frankie Doyle. Rosenbloom not known for his pre-fight work ethic was preparing for an upcoming fight with Joe Knight.
Descamps was Carpentier's manager.
Sonny Liston Hynotised to Fight Patterson??? 10 September 1962, Veteran boxing writer Frankie Mastro drives a left hook to the body of John Lane at the September 10, 1962 meeting of the Illinois Boxing Commission. Cus D'Amoto requested the hearing to demonstrate that a person under hypnosis could not feel a punch. D'Amoto had Green hypnotised by Marshall Brodien. D'Amoto, manager of Heavyweight Champiom Floyd Patterson, charged that Sonny Liston had arranged to be hypnotised prior to the upcoming title fight so he Liston would not feel Patterson's punches. As it turned out Sonny Liston took care of putting Floyd Patterson "under" at 2:06 of the first round via a knockout.
I'm sure that if I were smart, I'd know--but since I ain't and don't, can you enlighten me on the story behind the Charley Cotton v. Sammy Walker photo?
DAN;Originally Posted by Dan Gunter
THESE IS ALL I GOT ON THAT PHOTO.
Charley Cotton v. Sammy Walker I Miami Beach Auditorium Miami Beach, Florida 5 April 1955 After a wild swing over a then ducking Sammy Walker Charley Cotton prepares to land on his head. Despite this awkward moment Cotton won a ten round decsiion. The referee is Jimmy Perless.
Thanks for the caption! I wondered if it were the end of the fight, with one of the fighters preparing to do a flip. Or maybe modern dance . . .