Tag: Angelo A. Leveccia (aka Joey Allen)

In the group are, sitting, left to right, Curtis “Hatchman” Sheppard, one of Walcott’s sparm , Walcott, and Billy Norris, another sparmate. Standing, left to right are: Dan Florio, 1 trainer; Paddy Cream, Walcott’s brother, Joe Holmes, Walcott’s chauffeur, Cliff Dyes, another Walcott sparmate; Felix Bocchicchio, Walcott’s financial adviser; Joey Allen, assistant trainer; Nick Bocchicchio, camp secretary; Dave Schockley, camp cook, and Bob Cream, another of Walcott’s brothers. Austin Johnson, another of Walcott’s sparmates, was visiting his home in Atlantic City when the picture was taken.

AN OFF DAY AT JERSEY JOE WALCOTT’S TRAINING CAMP

On the days Jersey Joe Walcott doesn’t box for his forthcoming return bout with heavyweight champion Joe Louis there’s little activity at his Grenloch Park training camp. Yesterday was one of Walcott’s off days and the camp personnel took it easy.

Joey Allen Portrait 1936

Angelo Anthony Leveccia (aka Joey Allen)

JOEY ALLEN was the name that Angelo Anthony Levecchia boxed under from 1928 through 1943. He was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 12, 1912 to Anthony Levecchia and his wife, the former Anna Maria Onorati. His father worked for as a laborer for many years at Camden Forge. Angelo Levecchia was one of at least six children, coming after Henry and Nicholas and before Lillian, Mary, and Joseph. Under the ring name of Joey Allen, he became one of the many fine boxers that emerged from South Camden in the 1920s and 1930s.

EVESHAM — Services will be held Friday for Angelo A. Levecchia, a featherweight and light- weight boxer who fought as "Joey Allen."

Angelo A. Levecchia, 79; boxer fought as ‘Joey Allen’

EVESHAM — Services will be held Friday for Angelo A. Levecchia, a featherweight and light- weight boxer who fought as “Joey Allen.”

MOUNT HOLLY — A 15-year-old Evesham youth yesterday was indicted by a Burlington County grand Jury in connection with the Nov. 9 samurai-style sword attack on two elderly neighbors.

Evesham teen indicted in samurai-style attack

MOUNT HOLLY — A 15-year-old Evesham youth yesterday was indicted by a Burlington County grand Jury in connection with the Nov. 9 samurai-style sword attack on two elderly neighbors.

Police said Angelo Levecchia. 72, of 11 Carriage Lane, and his wife, Antoinette, no age available, were asleep when a man wielding a 30- to 36-inch sword awakened them at about 445 am

Pair attacked by burglar with sword

Police said Angelo Levecchia. 72, of 11 Carriage Lane, and his wife, Antoinette, no age available, were asleep when a man wielding a 30- to 36-inch sword awakened them at about 445 am

Billy Cephas, former Haddonfield High School baseball and football star, makes his debut tonight as a professional boxer.

Cephas Starts Boxing Career

Billy Cephas, former Haddonfield High School baseball and football star, makes his debut tonight as a professional boxer.

Camden Reached Peak in Boxing in 1919-20

Camden has had its ups and downs in the boxing game, but probably reached its peak so far as performers are concerned when bouts were held at the Haddon Avenue Armory during 1919-20.

The Zuni Athletic Association recently installed their officers for 1951, with Frank A. DiRenzo presiding. Other officers installed were Peter A. Barbalace, vice president; Anthony A. Darpino, secretary-treasurer; Joseph Palermo, financial treasurer, and Angelo Levecchia, sergeant-at-arms. Founders of the organization were Peter Baralace, Pat Barbalace, Albert Aceto, John LaPlaca and Jack O'Neil. Gene R. Mariano, former prosecutor, is honorary president. The honorary membership includes Rev. Michael Argullo, Commissioner Frank A. Abbott, Mariano, Judge John R. DiMona, Joseph P. DeLuca, Anthony F. Marino, Angelo A. DePersia, Dr. Lawrence Palese, Mike & Joe Greenetz, William Denof Sr., Louis Bantivoglio, John Bantivoglio, Pat DiSimone, Samuel E Fulton, Joseph Macciocca, Albert Aceto, Leonard Garaguso, Joseph Wood, and Al Seri.

Zuni Installs 1951 Officers

The Zuni Athletic Association recently installed their officers for 1951, with Frank A. DiRenzo presiding.

A new boxing triumvirate soon will be formed in Camden, it was learned today.

Webster Will Join Forces With Georgette, Prince

Camden Courier Post – November 20, 1948 By TOM RYAN A new boxing triumvirate soon will be formed in Camden,…

Walcott Already in the Pink for Oma Battle Night

We received word from Joey Alien yesterday that Jersey Joe Walcott will be in the pink for his forthcoming fight against Lee Oma.

Sergt. Jackie Wilson, a bomber from Mitchell Field, gave 2000 fans at the Philadelphia Olympia last night a graphic illustration of why Sugar Ray Robinson won't fight. He proved beyond a doubt that Sugar is a man of good judgment by knocking out Frankie Saia, Southwark Navy Yard worker, in 1.12 of the second round. It was the first time Saia was ever counted out in five years of milling. Wilson, weighing 145%, obligingly helped two handlers carry inert 140% pounds back to his corner. In scheduled six-round preliminaries, Al Jordan, 181, Southwark, fought a draw with Willle Thomas, 205, Southwark; Jimmy McAllister, 131, Baltimore, knocked out Frankie McGrane, 136, West Philadelphia, in 227 of the second; Charlie Williams, 130, Southwark, outpointed Hughie Civatte, 132, Kensington, and Joey Longo, 121, Baltimore, knocked out Joey Allen, 124 1/2, Southwark, in 2.54 of the fourth.

Wilson Kayos SAIA In 2nd at Olympia

Sergt. Jackie Wilson, a bomber from Mitchell Field, gave 2000 fans at the Philadelphia Olympia last night a graphic illustration of why Sugar Ray Robinson won’t fight.

Nearly 4000 Witness Old-Timers in Action

Past and Present South Jersey Boxers Go Through Paces in Charity Show