Chalky Wright
American boxer
Chalky Wright
Albert "Chalky" Wright was a black American featherweight boxer who fought from 1928 to 1948. His career record was 160 wins (with 81 knockouts), 43 losses and 18 draws. In 2003, Wright made The Ring magazine's list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time.
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Legends of Mexican Boxing (Part 1): Baby Arizmendi - The Boxing Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Over the last five years of his career, the fan favorite Mexican warrior would become a fixture on the California fight circuit, engaging in thrilling battles against the likes of Lou Ambers, Chalky Wright, and Sammy Angott, and retiring in 1942 with a
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BOXEO DE ANTAÑO: HENRY ARMSTRONG - Boxeo Mundial
Google News - over 5 years
Además venció a 16 Campeones mundiales: Midget Wolgast- Baby Arizmendi-Juan Zurita-Mike Belloise-Frakie Klick-Benny Bass Petey Sarron-Chalky Wright-Lew Feldman-Barney Roos- Lou Ambers-CeferinoGarcía-Lew Jenkins-Fritzie Zivic-Sammy Angott y Tippy
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Jim Murray, April 25, 1961 - Los Angeles Times (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Cannonball's career came to an abrupt end and his life almost followed suit one night in 1936 in a Sunset Boulevard phone booth when Chalky Wright's brother, Lee, who was a chauffeur for Mae West at the time, shot him as he was making a phone call
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Willie Pep, 84, Dies; Champion Who Made Others Miss
NYTimes - about 10 years
Willie Pep, one of boxing's pre-eminent figures and a longtime featherweight champion remembered most for his four title bouts against Sandy Saddler, died Thursday. He was 84. He had been living in an Alzheimer's disease unit at the Haven Health Center in Rocky Hill, Conn., for the past six years, said Ed Brophy, the executive director of the
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Sports of The Times; This Prince Better Not Be a Pauper
NYTimes - about 19 years
IN boxing's steady surrender to wrestling's show biz instead of biz, the houselights at Madison Square Garden will darken tomorrow night, music will thump and Prince Naseem Hamed will disco-dance through pseudo smoke along a 200-foot runway to the ring, somersault over the top rope and land on the canvas. Feet first, presumably. In England, where
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RED SMITH; See How the Steeds Run
NYTimes - about 35 years
AN experiment that brought joy to bookmakers in Las Vegas has stirred a commotion throughout the gambling industry. In an innovation considered illegal by some, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN), a cable chain that broadcasts fun and games to sports freaks 24 hours a day, raised a threat to the national morals last Saturday by
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Sports of The Times; Boxing's Best-Kept Secret
NYTimes - over 35 years
THE first time Wilfredo Gomez pulled on padded mittens to punch another fellow for money was in Panama City Nov. 16, 1974. He boxed a six-round draw with one Jacinto Fuentes. Since that evening, Wilfredo has had 32 matches and knocked out 32 opponents, including Jacinto Fuentes. Thirty-two bouts and 32 knockouts, no decisions, no draws, no defeats.
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NYTimes - over 35 years
Red Smith Truculent Weekend SEVERAL times since he started punching people for pay in 1972, Bobby Chacon lost his enthusiasm for the Sweet Science. For anyone watching on television Saturday while Cornelius Boza-Edwards took fungo practice on Bobby's comely head, it was not difficult to understand why. There are many pleasanter ways to earn a
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