Fairview Legion Plans Amateur Boxing Meeting

Camden Courier-Post – February 28, 1936

Competition to be Held In Camden for Three Nights in May

Blanks to Enter Are Now Ready

Fairview Post No. 71, American Legion, will stage what promises to be the biggest amateur boxing tournament ever held in New Jersey on the nights of May 12, 13 and 16, at Convention Hall.

The Golden Gloves Championship will be held for the Middle Atlantic states. Boxers from three states will vie with each other for the glory and the prizes that are to be awarded. Fairview Post is a member of the Middle Atlantic Association A. A. U. and the bouts will be sanctioned by that body. Applications of amateurs who wish to compete are available at the Post home, Black Horse Pike and Collings Road, Camden. James R. Reed is general chairman of the committee. Joseph “Chubby” Stafford, undefeated amateur bantamweight champion, will assist the committee in an advisory capacity. Others named to the committee are James J. Leitch, advertising; Edward J. Bosch, Thomas Gibson and John B. Hegerich, tickets. Emerson Richards is secretary of the committee.

On Sunday. March 1 at Fairview Post, there will be a meeting called by Department Vice Commander Jack Whomsley, of all county commanders and department executive committeemen of the counties in South Jersey on the first caucus for the national commander’s visit to New Jersey to be held on April 1. The meeting is called for 2 p. m. sharp. The delegation will be the guests of the Camden county executive committee.

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