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Golden Gloves winner, 1948

Posted on February 5, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Aloft went the snappy right hand of Jimmy Barrett, lifted by referee Charley McCarthy on February 3, 1948, after the Lexington boy punched out a decision in four rounds over Archie Ware of Shelbyville to win the state open featherweight title and become the first Open champion crowned in The Herald-Leader Golden Gloves tournament at Woodland auditorium.  The featherweight king won a chance to compete in the national Golden Gloves tourney through his victories here. Published in the Lexington Leader February 4, 1948.

Aloft went the snappy right hand of Jimmy Barrett, lifted by referee Charley McCarthy on Feb. 3, 1948, after the Lexington teen won a four-round decision over Archie Ware of Shelbyville to win the state open featherweight title and become the first Open champion crowned in The Herald-Leader Golden Gloves tournament at Woodland auditorium. The featherweight king won a chance to compete in the national Golden Gloves tourney. Published in the Lexington Leader on Feb. 4, 1948. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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