The Greatest Collection of ATG's I've ever seen
Ezzard Charles, Jake Lamotta, Sugar Ray, Ike Williams, Joe Louis, Willie Pep and Manuel Ortiz
L.C. Morgan sparring ?
Former bantamweight contender, Herman Marquez
Elvis Presely as Walter Gulick and Ray De La Fuentes as Ramon "Sugarboy" Romero in the 1962 movie 'Kid Galahad'
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Art Aragon v Ramon Fuentes
One of the most-colorful boxers of his era, Art Aragon, was the original "Golden Boy" in the 1940s and '50s because of his flamboyant style in and out of the ring -- including a penchant for Hollywood's hottest women, including Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren and Sophia Loren. But Mexican fans didn't cotton to Aragon, feeling he had forgotten his roots, and booed him regularly -- a tradition that eventually evolved into a sign of affection for the charismatic boxer. In March 2008, when Aragon died at the age of 80, Mexican fans attending his funeral booed him as his casket was lowered into the ground.
The Golden Boy
Art Aragon v Basilio, this is the only colored picture I've seen of this fight.
Thank You Frank for keeping this thread going. I am amazed at some of the pictures and stories you dig up.
I am sure I speak for many of us here that appreciate your posts.
Art Aragon joins fellow ring warriors (from left to right) Mike Mazurki, a former pro wrestler, and ex-pugilists Johnny Indrisano and Roland LaStarza on the set of NBC-TV's The Timothy Heist which aired on October 30, 1964.
Art Aragon v Chuck Davey
Art Aragon v El Conscripto, I think?.
I remember seeing Al fight in SoCal rings a few times in the early '50s