Tag: Max "Boo Boo" Hoff

  • Max “Boo Boo” Hoff

    Max “Boo Boo” Hoff

    Max “Boo Boo” Hoff was born in 1892 in South Philadelphia, a son of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants. After quitting school, Boo Boo worked for several years in a cigar store where the service also included gambling. His salary was raised from $12 a week to $15 after the proprietor noticed how his amiable personality appealed…

  • Remembering Max “Boo Boo” Hoff

    Remembering Max “Boo Boo” Hoff

    Although he used his involvement in boxing as a front for his other activities, boxing played an important role in Boo Boo’s life. In the late 1920s, he had the largest stable of prizefighters in the nation, and he staged boxing matches for many years at several Philadelphia sites. None of his boxers won a…

  • Trenton ‘Phantom’ Gains Verdict Over Local Italian for Third Straight Time

    Trenton ‘Phantom’ Gains Verdict Over Local Italian for Third Straight Time

    Before one of the largest crowds that ever witnessed a boxing shot at the Convention Hall, Vincent Forgione, of Philadelphia. won the referee’s decision over Babe McCorgary, of Oklahoma, in the last-half of the double-windup of the all-star benefit, show staged last night by the Coree Mathews-Purnell Post, No. 518. Veterans of Foreign Wars. More…

  • Gorman Meets Test Against Joe Bashara

    Gorman Meets Test Against Joe Bashara

    Successful so far in a comeback campaign launched recently, Joe Bashara, hard-hitting middleweight from Baltimore, will stack up against a tough customer in one of the preliminary bouts at the all-star show arranged by the Matthew Purnell Post 518, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at the Camden Convention Hall next Tuesday.

  • Man Who Sup’lied Racketeers’ Guns Brought to Court

    Man Who Sup’lied Racketeers’ Guns Brought to Court

    Philadelphia, Sept 6—Edward S. Goldberg, proprietor of the Military Sales company, believed to have been the man who supplied Philadelphia gangsters with machine guns and bullet proof vests today faced arraignment before Magistrate E.J. Pennock on perjury charges as a result of the latest development in the inquiry into the underworld here.