Questions about Boxing in General
- Danny Nardico knocked LaMotta down in a bout that took place in Coral Gables on December 31, 1952. LaMotta lost that bout by a 8th TKO.
- Eva Shain was the first when she judged the Ali/Shavers bout on
September 29, 1977. Eva was also inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame in 1985 and a year later her husband Frank, who was an outstanding ring announcer for many years, was inducted.
- Ali was floored 4 times, Sonny Banks, Henry Cooper, Joe Frazier and
Chuck Wepner are the only boxers to so.
- They had 3 bouts, and here are the results: By the way, I know Griffith
very well as I have introduced him at many functions. I once told him that
I was always rooting against him as I was a BIG Luis Rodriguez fan. I have found out that Griffith is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. Now I watch the films and I root for him. By the way, Griffith was Benvenuti’s best man at his wedding. Here are the results:
1. April 17, 1967, Benvenuti won by a 15 round decision at Madison Square Garden
2. September 29, 1967, Griffith won by a 15 round decision at Flushing, New York
3. March 4, 1968, Benvenuti won by a 15 round decision at Madison Square Garden
- Roy Jones, Jr.
Amateur Record: 121-13
1986 Golden Gloves Champion Jr. Welterweight
Goodwill Games — Jr. Welterweight Division 3rd
1987 Golden Gloves Champion Welterweight
1988 Golden Gloves 3rd Place Jr. Middleweight (L 3 Gerald McClellan)
Olympic Trials Defeated Frankie Liles by decision in final
Olympic Games (Seoul): Light Middleweight (156 lbs.) Silver Medalist
Opponent Country Result
Makalamba Mali KO 1
Michal Franek Czechoslovakia W Dec
Alexander Zaitsev USSR W Dec
Richie Woodhall Great Britian W Dec
Si-Hun Park South Korea L Dec
Jones is named as the outstanding boxer of
the games despite the controversial loss
- Tony DiBiase. who fought as a pro from 1955 to 1959 did not win the National Golden Gloves but he could have won another National title such as the AAU. I have his pro record and he was pretty good.
- 106: Eric Griffin, Broussard, La.
112: Timothy Austin, Cincinnati, Ohio (3rd)
119: Sergio Reyes, Marines/Camp Lejeune, N.C.
125: Julian Wheeler, Navy/Virginia Beach
132: Oscar De La Hoya, Los Angeles, Calif. (1st)
139: Vernon Forrest, Augusta, Ga./NMU
147: Pepe Reilly, Glendale, Calif.
156: Raul Marquez, Houston, Texas
165: Chris Byrd, Flint, Mich. (2nd)
178: Montell Griffin, Chicago, Ill.
201: Danell Nicholson, Chicago, Ill.
+201: Larry Donald, Cincinnati, Ohio
- They were all just exhibition matches, I will send you all the bouts that I have.
Questions about Hall Of Famers
- Andy Wallace was born in 1907 and did most of his fighting out of Newark, New Jersey. His professional boxing career spanned from 1928 to 1935. Andy faced some of the outstanding fighters of his time including Young Stribling, who at the time, held the record for the most career knockouts. He also faced Don Petrin, Otto Von Porat, Paulino Uzcudun, Cowboy Willis, George Brescia and Frank Montagna, the famed “Madison Butcher Boy.” So highly regarded was Andy Wallace, that Joe Louis, Young Stribling, Jack
Sharkey and Max Schmeling employed him as a sparring partner in preparation for some of their most important fights. Andy was associated with the operating engineers of Local 825. Andy was a cousin of Charlie and Walter Wallace of Ring #25. Andy passed away on May 13, 1976.
- Lauren, I will send you the record I have on him. He fought out of Newark, New Jersey as a pro in the late 1940’s.