Thursday, December 06, 2007

Fighters from the 1950's

If you have not checked out our message board yet, you might want to start with Frank's "Fighters from the 1950's", he's downloaded some great old photos. You can get to the Message Board by going to the link on the side panel or you can click here. Please feel free to comment or post your own message, however you will need to register.

4 comments:

brian said...

...just took a fast look,I can sure relate to Irish Bob Murphy.We have a few copies of the Murphy-Jake Lamotta II at the Olympic in Detroit June 11,1952.My uncle Allen Rosenfeld wrote it up for Boxing Illustrated.I think he's seated in the second row,somewhere.The fight's been on ESPN classic,several times.I think Murphy stopped Lamotta in their first fight at 175.In their rematch,Lamotta was in shape-and shows that any boy who thinks he was just some kind of hard headed tough guy,doesn't know what he's talking about.He was very smart;he fought over 2o times in Detroit,including several with SRRobinson-and Laurent Dautville,whom he kayoed in the last 10 seconds of the fight after playing possum.If I remember right,LaMotta had a rough time making weight for the fight,which was a factor in the beating Robinson gave him in the ST.Valentines Day Massacre in 1951,in which Robinson won the middleweight title.

brian said...

....noooo,whoops..I meant LaMotta-Murphy II was at Detroit's Olympia Stadium(RIP)...only one...and only one Olympic Auditorium in LA..

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