Posts Tagged ‘CHAMPION’

Friday Night fights of the 1950’s –Remembering ” Willie Pep”

Willie Pep came to Youngstown to honor his friend and Youngstown’s favorite fighters,Tony Janiro. Tony entered the Curbstone Coaches hall of Fame in 1984. Many other fighters were there such as Bo-Jack, Carmen Basilio,It waas a great event.

LENNY “BOOM BOOM” MANCINI, A GREAT YOUNGSTOWN FIGHTER

  Lenny “Boom Boom” Mancini was an outstanding lightweight amateur in the 1930’s depression era. He was born and raised in Youngstown and began his professional career in 1937, Trained by Hall of Famer Ray Arcel. Mancini made his pro debut in Youngstown on September 21,st,1937 at the old Rayen-Wood Auditorium , and defeated Emil […]

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