Philly Boxing History with John DiSanto

Wed Apr 17 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC-04:00

Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central | Philadelphia

Social Science and History Department
Publisher/HostSocial Science and History Department
Philly Boxing History with John DiSanto
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Join us for a conversation with local author and boxing historian John DiSanto, creator of PhillyBoxingHistory.com!
About this Event

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame (PABHOF) was established in 1958 to honor the elite performers of the state's boxing history. The first five-person class of inductees included ring legends Billy Conn, Harry Greb, Tommy Loughran, Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, and Lew Tendler. The PABHOF continued to induct outstanding participants of the sport who either hailed from the state or had an impact on the Pennsylvania boxing story. By 2023, the list of honorees numbered 438 and included champions, contenders, club fighters, trainers, managers, promoters, cutmen, and other key members of the boxing community.


John DiSanto is a boxing historian and writer. He coauthored the books Boxing in Atlantic City and Grace and Grit: Boxing at Shuler's Gym . DiSanto, the founder and editor of PhillyBoxingHistory.com, is a New Jersey Boxing Hall of Famer and is the chairman of the PABHOF. For this work, he has compiled photographs and profiles of many noteworthy PABHOF members as well as a complete listing of every person inducted from 1958 to 2023.


Join us for a presentation and Q&A session with the author!


This event will be held in-person in the Heim Center Room 131/132.

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Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, United States

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