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Jersey Joe Walcott (left) and Felix Bocchicchio in an undated photo.
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Arnold R. Cream (aka Jersey Joe Walcott)

Arnold Raymond Cream on January 31, 1914, outside of Camden NJ, later known as boxer Jersey Joe Walcott.

Jersey Joe Walcott (left) and Felix Bocchicchio in an undated photo.
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Felix Bocchicchio

FELIX BOCCHICCHIO was born in Pennsylvania on August 31, 1906. He is best remembered today as boxer Jersey Joe Walcott's manager during and after his rise to the heavyweight championship in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He had a long and colorful career prior to and after the Walcott era in a variety of activities, both legal and on the other side of the law.  

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Memories from Ted Cannon

I grew up at 422 Mickle Street and left in March 1953 to join the Air Force. At that time there was very little crime in the neighborhood. Jersey Joe Walcott lived at 331 Mickle Street, when he became World Heavy Weight Champion.

Man O'War, Felix Bocchicchio
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The Gangster, Jersey Joe & The Bo-Bet

The history of a Mt Ephraim hotel reveals a story that could have been script for Hollywood movie staring James Cagney or Edward G Robinson.

Joey Allen Portrait 1936
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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."
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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."

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

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

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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.

Jersey Joe Walcott, an amazing old man of the ring who wouldn't be licked, today is the new champ -- the world's oldest heavyweight championship -- in an astounding climax to an almost unbelievable saga of the ring.
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New Champ Oldest One to Hold Title

Jersey Joe Walcott, an amazing old man of the ring who wouldn't be licked, today is the new champ -- the world's oldest heavyweight championship -- in an astounding climax to an almost unbelievable saga of the ring.

Gun Money Robbery Stock Photo
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Huge Gambling Joint Raided By State Police

Maple Shade Progress - July 28, 1949
Maple Shade's so-called "plumbing warehouse" proved to be just what residents suspected it to be - an elaborate gambling establishment.

A new boxing triumvirate soon will be formed in Camden, it was learned today.
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Webster Will Join Forces With Georgette, Prince

Camden Courier Post - November 20, 1948 By TOM RYAN A new boxing triumvirate soon will be...

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.
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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.