PHILLY BOXING HISTORY

  

 

Philly Boxing History

JANUARY 23, 1939

 
 

 

HAYNES NEARS
THE END WITH 10-ROUND LOSS TO LAZER

Leroy Haynes, the once highly rated contender who dreamed of a shot at Joe Louis, lost a ten round decision to Roy Lazer in Newark, NJ on this day in 1939, signaling the end of his excellent ring career. The loss dropped his record to 40-11-2 and started his final slide into retirement. He would fight 11 more times after this bout, winning only once. 

In 1936, Haynes had his best year, going 9-1-1 with 8 knockouts. The run included a pair of KOs over former Heavyweight Champion Primo Carnera. The first, held at the Philadelphia Arena, ended in round 3. They met for the second time outdoors in Brooklyn at Ebbet's Field, with Haynes winning in nine. 

Haynes and Lazer would square off once again, four months after their first contest, in the same Newark ring. The result was a similar 10-round decision win for Lazer. Haynes would trudge on to the end of 1939, retire, and then return in 1941 for his final four bouts. 

 
 
  OTHER FIGHT RESULTS ON THIS DATE:

  1928 - George Godfrey KO1 Joe White at Atlantic City, NJ

  1936 - Johnny Marcelline KO1 Lou Puglese at the Olympia in South Philly
  1953 - Henry 'Toothpick' Brown W8 Charlie McGarrity at St. Nicholas Arena in New York
  1979 - Skinny Jimmy Rothwell W8 Bobby Drewery at the Blue Horizon in North Philly
  1979 - Gary Hinton W8 Michael Ross at the Blue Horizon in North Philly
  DEATHS:
  1971 - Tommy O'Toole
 

 

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