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 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.”
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
Billy Cephas, former Haddonfield High School baseball and football star, makes his debut tonight as a professional boxer.
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.
Camden Courier Post – November 20, 1948 By TOM RYAN A new boxing triumvirate soon will be formed in Camden,…
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.
Past and Present South Jersey Boxers Go Through Paces in Charity Show