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  • George James Psoras (1927 - d.)
    Brother George quit high school in his senior year and enlisted in the US Navy . He applied for and took the Fleet Examination for the US Naval Academy and was one of four successful candidates for an ...
  • Herman Donchin (1907 - 1989)
  • Noble LaPorte Chisman (1905 - 1987)
    aka Noble "Kid Chissell" a friend of Bob Hope, middleweight boxing champ and Hollywood actor. Also Noble had been the best man to marilyn monroe,wedding to Robert Slatzer's in a secret wedding. And...
  • Herbert Willis Layton Terris (1914 - 1976)
    Amherst, N.S. , June 23 - The boxing championship of Cumberland-Westmorland counties were well fought tonight with every final being close from start to finish. Herbie Terris of Springhill was the star...
  • Kenny Britto (1939 - 1988)
    TRIBUTES TO MY DEAR BROTHER KENNETH BRITTO EX SWISSAIR ON HIS 20TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY He was 8 years my senior – strong with muscles of steel – 19 years in the Indian Airforce – saw through 3 wars...

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"Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people throw punches at each other, usually with gloved hands. Historically, the goals have been to weaken and knock down the opponent.

"Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, the fight is considered a draw.

"While people have fought in hand-to-hand combat since before the dawn of history, the origin of boxing as an organized sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in BC 688. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States."

Source: Boxing at Wikipedia