thank you - this is all great--and we certainly will never see another weekly boxing magazine--now there still tv guide -i guess.
The photo of Lorenzo Safora advertising his bout with Bobby Jackson brought to mind a few sidebars about Jackson who was really a Colorado youngster named Cecil Romero. He was in the military stationed in California when he began boxing locally under the management of Big Dan Barnhart, a former pro football coach.
Bobby was a born gamester who gave his all in each bout. Plagued by an unusually sensitive facial skin, he would often get badly cut around the eyes and that netted him a few losses. Once he felt the blood streaming down his face he would go all out in an effort to keep from being stopped and that got him a solid following with the fans.
After he retired from the ring Jackson became a City Councilman at Azusa just east of Los Angeles. I remember well his wars with Fabela Chavez, Alfredo Escobar (the original one) and Maxie Docusen. His picture in the Knockout pages you have posted shows him with Dan Barnhart.