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Crow of the Little Golden Rooster (diary entry)


Today’s “Learn from the Fight” covered Eder Jofre and Eloy Sanchez’s battle for the vacant NBA bantamweight championship. Eder Jofre versus Eloy Sanchez NBA World Bantamweight Championship 18.11.1960 Eder Jofre (aka “The Little Golden Rooster”, “Little Golden Bantam” and “Jofrinho”/”Lil’ Jofre”) was born on 26th March 1936 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As it turned out, Brazil was not overly fond of the sport of Boxing. However, young Eder would grow up immersed in the martial art and to this day […]

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The Bloody Brawl of Montana (diary entry)


“Learn from the Fight” brought us back to the career of Gene “Cyclone” Fullmer who was still holding the NBA version of the world middleweight title. Having won a controversial unanimous decision over Ellsworth Webb in Fullmer’s home state, he now gave Joey Giardello his first title shot. “Joey Giardello” was born Carmine Orlando Tilelli on 16th July 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Towards the end of World War 2 he decided to join the US Army but was underage […]

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