This Spartanburg slugger became the North American Bantamweight Champion in 1953 and then lost a decision in Sydney, Australia to Jimmy Carruthers for the World title. He fought all over the world from Thailand to Cuba in carving out a 64 win record with 25 KOs. He had two momentous fights with future world champ Willie Pep but lost both by decision. Along with Kelvin Seabrooks and Bernard Taylor he is considered one of the fastest hitters in Carolina history.

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