Tag: Arnold R. Cream (aka Jersey Joe Walcott)

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

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Nearly 4000 Witness Old-Timers in Action

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

Ex-Fighters Are Set for Charity Show

Present and past greats of Camden boxing will do their all for charity tomorrow night, when they appear on a card sponsored by the United Democratic Clubs of Camden at the Camden Convention Hall.

Camden - Billy Ketchell, 181, Millville, and Jersey Joe Walcott, 180, Merchantville, battled to a 10-round draw in the windup bout of a boxing show here last night. In the semi-final, Joe Allen, 135, Camden, took the decision over Johnny Toomey, 136, Newark, in eight rounds. Joey Straiges, Camden lightweight, scored a three-round technical knockout over Billy Mariner, Philadelphia. Tommy Ricco, 125 1/2, Camden, won a six-round decision over Jimmy Russell, Beverly. Freddy Lewis, 156 1/2, Maple Shade, and Joe Duca, 161, Paulsboro, battled to a six-round draw.

Ketchell-Walcott Even in Camden Mitt Tilt

Camden – Billy Ketchell, 181, Millville, and Jersey Joe Walcott, 180, Merchantville, battled to a 10-round draw in the windup bout of a boxing show here last night. In the semi-final, Joe Allen, 135, Camden, took the decision over Johnny Toomey, 136, Newark, in eight rounds. Joey Straiges, Camden lightweight, scored a three-round technical knockout over Billy Mariner, Philadelphia. Tommy Ricco, 125 1/2, Camden, won a six-round decision over Jimmy Russell, Beverly. Freddy Lewis, 156 1/2, Maple Shade, and Joe Duca, 161, Paulsboro, battled to a six-round draw.