Sunday, January 31, 2010

Classic Photos

The photos and captions are courtesy of Rick Farris

(Photo by Theo Ehret)

Jose "Manteqilla" Napoles vs. Emile Griffith
The Forum - October 17, 1969

This one is for Roger Esty. . .

Undisputed welterweight champ Jose Napoles scored a unanimous fifteen round decision over former champ Emile Griffith at the Forum. Griffith was down in the third round.

(Photo by Theo Ehert)

Bobby Chacon vs. Turi Pineda
February 15, 1973 - Olympic Auditorium

Jack Dempsey & Charlie Chaplin

The photo was taken at the Charlie Chaplin Studios on La Brea Ave. Hollywood. For more than half a century, it has been home to A&M Records. Dempsey lived in the neighborhood, a few miles away, in the Los Feliz area below Griffith Park.

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