Fidel LaBarba

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1905 – 1981

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Who was Fidel LaBarba?

Fidel LaBarba was a United States boxer and sportswriter. He was born in New York City, but grew up in Los Angeles, California. As a boy he sold newspapers and learned to fight on street corners. LaBarba was discovered at age 14 by manager George Blake who embarked him on an amateur career. As an amateur he won the flyweight division at the national Amateur Athletic Union tournament in Boston and he qualified for the United States Olympic team.

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Born
Sep 29, 1905
The Bronx
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Stanford University
Died
Oct 3, 1981
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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