Saturday, April 05, 2008

Keeny Teran

Keeny Teran will be inducted (posthumously) into the California Boxing Hall of Fame on Saturday June 21, 2008. Teran was an extremely popular amateur and professional fighter in the 1940's and 1950's. Keeny Teran's fight with friend and rival Gil Cadilli , on June 22, 1951 at the Hollywood Legion Stadium, is generally considered one of the greatest six round fights in boxing, and certainly in California. According to Arnie Koslow,official timekeeper at the Olympic, ..."it was the best six round fight I ever saw in my life and I'm glad it ended in a draw."

As I mentioned in an earlier post on Keeny, I grew up with Keeny's nephew, Mike Teran and was very close to the Teran family. I know they are proud of his upcoming induction to the California Hall of Fame. It was a long time coming. Congratulations Keeny! Frank Baltazar Sr. was instrumental in making it happen. He also contributed the following photos and articles. Thanks Frank.

Kenny Teran passed away at the age of 62 on February 11, 1995.

Click on any of the images for a larger readable view

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thanks for posting Keeny's photos/articles, it was time Keeny got in the CBHOF.

I'll come back with more on this.


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