Tag: Joey Straiges

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.

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.

South Jersey fight fans still are at odds over the superiority of their "Jersey Joe" Walcott, the Merchantville "Brown Bomber," and the veteran Billy Ketchell, of Millville, tangled at the Pennsauken Open Air Arena last night and engaged in a 10-round draw.

Allen Beats Toomey

South Jersey fight fans still are at odds over the superiority of their “Jersey Joe” Walcott, the Merchantville “Brown Bomber,” and the veteran Billy Ketchell, of Millville, tangled at the Pennsauken Open Air Arena last night and engaged in a 10-round draw.

A keen two-fisted scrap, which should rival the “Jersey Joe” Walcott-Billy Ketchell featured match, has been arranged for the eight- round semi-final of the Atlas Boxing Club’s show tomorrow night at the Pennsauken open-air arena.

Joey Allen to Meet Tough Foe in Toomey

A keen two-fisted scrap, which should rival the “Jersey Joe” Walcott-Billy Ketchell featured match, has been arranged for the eight- round semi-final of the Atlas Boxing Club’s show tomorrow night at the Pennsauken open-air arena.