Inducted on November 10, 1989
Barney Campbell is originally from Florence, New Jersey in South Jersey. He came to this area to work with the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Morristown, New Jersey in 1934.
As a boxer he could not fight at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, because he was a professional. Through the boxing game he met Bucky Jones of Morristown, New Jersey, who was at the top welterweight from 1927 to 1937. Barney asked Bucky to be his Manager. With Bucky he had 88 wins, 11 losses and 15 kos. Barney fought such fighters as: AI Morrone, Joie Marrone, Joe Friffe five times, Joie Herman, Ike Williams, Johnny Breese, Tommy Rotola, Franklin Doyle, Steve Riggie, Tony Ricco, Howard Green, Alex Doyle, Joey Amico, Frankie Duane, Cue Bald Lewis, Ray Powell and many more.
Barney also fought in Philadelphia under Jack Stone before he came to Morristown Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934. For Jack Stone, Barney had a record of 70 wins, 18 losses and 19 ko’s. He started to fight at the age of 15 under his cousin’s names. Under Jack Stone he fought Tommy Forte, Harry Varava, Frankie Donato, George Larover, Joe Conrad, Matt Parker, Johnny Green, Tony Morgano, Jimmy Rogers, Abe Sobel, Sammy Azzimaro and many more.
Since 1956 Barney has been Secretary of Ring 25 of Essex, Morris and Union Counties of New Jersey. In 1965 Freddie Fiducia, Bucky Jones, Paul Cortlyn, Babe Orlando, Willie LaMorte and Barney Campbell organized a benefit Christmas Party for the Orphanage in Denville, New Jersey. It has been held every year since. Our President of Ring 25 Joe Cocuzza is also involved in the Christmas Parties for the Orphanage. Barney was honored in 1970 by Ring 25 at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey, by the International Veterans Boxers Association in Albany, New Jersey, Ladies Auxiliary of the International Veterans Boxers Association of New Jersey, the recipient of the Freddie Fiducia Award, in 1982 by the International Veterans Boxers Association and also the Town of Morristown, New Jersey for his loyal and dedicated service to the youth. Barney is a World War II veteran, he served as a physical fitness instructor with the special.
Barney was a Conductor for 40 years first with the Delaware Lackawanna Western Railroad, and then the Erie Lackawana Railroad and Conrail Railroad before retiring in 1982.
Barney married the former Mary Caravaggio and sister of Bucky Jones.
I am proud and honored to be nominated into the Hall of Fame. I want to thank the selection committee who has chosen me as the recipient for the Hall of Fame and I also want to thank Ring 25 for having me as Secretary.
I only wish one thing in my life that my Brother-in-Law Bucky Jones would have been here with me tonight.