Camden to Have New Fight Club

Camden Courier-Post – October 22, 1931

Boxing Revival to Be Attempted at Convention Hall on Oct. 30

An attempt to revive boxing here at the Convention Hall will be made on Friday night, October 30, it was announced yesterday by promoters of the enterprise.

Jim Thompson, one of the best known sportsmen in the city, a former basketball star and always a strong lover of the fight game, is secretary-treasurer of the new club and made the announcement that the first show would be held on October 30.

Thompson stated that he believed boxing would be welcomed by Camden sports fans provided they were given real fights instead of merely names. He further stated that weekly shows would be held in the Convention Hall Annex and that if the patronage warranted it that the club would move into the main hall.

Besides Thompson, the other officers of the new organization are Jim Dolly, of Moorestown, president; Lou Schaub, of Haddonfield, manager of the Camden Baseball Club, general manager, and Joe Griffo, of Philadelphia, matchmaker.


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