To some, the 1960s and early 1970s were Portland's Golden Age of Boxing. Promote
To some, the 1960s and early 1970s were Portland's Golden Age of Boxing. Promoter Sam Silverman ran the Thursday night fights at the Portland Expo and the city was home to boxers such as Gene "Hurricane" Herrick, "Terrible" Tommy Butts, Leo Difiore and New England lightweight champ Pete Riccitelli. Portland once again hosts a number of boxers, many of them training at such establishments as the nonprofit Portland Boxing Club, Frank Thiboutot's Fitness Plus Studio and Choi's Karate. Won Choi, 16, son of Master Choi of Choi's Karate, is headed for the Junior Olympic boxing championship, to be held in Michigan June 18-26. Details.
O'Kendley, Kevin, "To some, the 1960s and early 1970s were Portland's Golden Age of Boxing. Promote" (1994). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 370.