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Percy Manning

17-7-1 / 11 KO

South Philly - Welterweight

Highly touted prospect won 11 in a row (10 KO), before falling to Dick Turner. Susceptible chin was culprit in every loss, but still beat Briscoe, Stable & Rodriguez in consecutive 10-round decisions. Fought for CA version of 147-lb world title in 1966.

Born: 9/19/42  -  Died: 10/01/79

 
 
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Active 1961-69: Fought 21 of 25 fights in Philadelphia

 

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