One of my favorite memories from the 1950’s, was the times my Father and I would watch the boxing match’s every Friday and being one of nine kids at the time, my Father and I would spend time together when the Friday fights were on. I don’t remember the channel but there weren’t stations in those days as it was, so I’m sure it was the New York stations at the time. I do remember “Rocky Marciano” who retired undefeated, and “Joe Louis” The world heavyweight champion from 1937 until his temporary retirement in 1949. Two of the greatest boxers that ever were!
So it was simple and went like this, we had to pick the fighter we wanted to win by the color of his trunks! It never mattered much to me as who the fighter was, my dad knew all about them, he was a golden glove fighter when he was young back in the early 1930’s.
The bet was always $0.25 to the winner! Funny but if the fighter I picked lost the fight, I had to borrow a quarter from my father! I mean I was just about eight or nine years old at the time, and a quarter was hard to come by (“kidding”) but it was just for fun anyway, and the best part of it all was that I got to spend those Friday night fights with my Father.
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