Tag: Mickey Blair aka Michael Tenerelli

  • Michael Tenerelli (aka Mickey Blair)

    Michael Tenerelli (aka Mickey Blair)

    Mickey Blair, born Michael Tenerelli in 1908, was a professional boxer hailing from Camden, NJ. Raised on South 4th Street in Camden alongside his younger brother Frank and sisters Nettie and Mary, the Tenerelli family resided at 833 South 4th Street. Living nearby at 839 South 4th Street were the Scola family, known for their…

  • Vincent Scola

    Vincent Scola

    Vincent Scola, born on June 16, 1911, according to Social Security records, was the oldest son of Domenico and Maria C. Scola. However, census records and newspaper accounts suggest that he was actually a year younger. Vincent’s parents were Italian immigrants, and the Scola family moved en masse to Camden’s Eighth Ward by 1930. They…

  • William T. Feitz

    William T. Feitz

    Detective William T. Feitz was born in 1903 to William and Pauline Anne Feitz in New Jersey. At the time of the 1920 Census, the Feitz family lived at 1125 Liberty Street. William T. Feitz worked as an apprentice machinist in 1919 and 1920, while his father worked as a machinist in one of Camden’s…

  • Camden Reached Peak in Boxing in 1919-20

    Camden Reached Peak in Boxing in 1919-20

    Camden Courier-Post – July 26, 1955 Standout Performers Appeared in Bouts Held at Armory Camden has had its ups and downs in the boxing game, but probably reached its peak so far as performers are concerned when bouts were held at the Haddon Avenue Armory during 1919-20. However, a number of clubs flourished in the…

  • Life Hereabouts by Charlie Humes

    Life Hereabouts by Charlie Humes

    Camden Courier-Post – March 19, 1949 Down Memory Lane with that Old Gang of Yours… in a few of the years when Our Town was as good a sport town as any in the land… from the time that Taylor and Gunnis promoted fights through the years to Roxie Allen… Mickey Blair… Eddie Chaney… Shamus…

  • Webster Will Join Forces With Georgette, Prince

    Webster Will Join Forces With Georgette, Prince

    Camden Courier Post – November 20, 1948 By TOM RYAN A new boxing triumvirate soon will be formed in Camden, it was learned today. Those involved are Tony Georgette, Joe Webster and Eddie Prince, all Camden residents. The merger of the trio into one group has been talked over for the past months among the…

  • Nearly 4000 Witness Old-Timers in Action

    Nearly 4000 Witness Old-Timers in Action

    Camden Courier Post – December 20, 1939 Past and Present South Jersey Boxers Go Through Paces in Charity Show NO DECISIONS RENDERED By FRANK KOPESKY They turned back the sporting pages last night, month after month, year after year. And out of the staring type and paling newsprint stepped the images of youths who in…

  • Ex-Fighters Are Set for Charity Show

    Ex-Fighters Are Set for Charity Show

    Camden Courier Post – December 18, 1939 Jersey Joe Walcott and Roxie Allen in Feature at Civic Hall Tomorrow Present and past greats of Camden boxing will do their all for charity tomorrow night, when they appear on a card sponsored by the United Democratic Clubs of Camden at the Camden Convention Hall. Fifteen bouts…

  • Orlando Assumes Charge of Vice War

    Orlando Assumes Charge of Vice War

    Camden Evening Courier – September 17, 1934 Prosecutor Samuel P. Orlando today dropped all other duties and took personal charge of the drive to rid Camden city and county of vice. Orlando announced he would concentrate his activities in the drive against crime and the solution of the murder of Detective William T. Feitz Jr.,…

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

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

    Camden Courier Post – September 19, 1928 By TOM RYAN 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…

  • Gorman Meets Test Against Joe Bashara

    Gorman Meets Test Against Joe Bashara

    Camden Courier-Post – September 12, 1928 Hard-Hitting Middleweights Meet in Prelim to Forgione-McGorgary Bout Tuesday 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…

  • Frankie Rapp Favored to Eclipse Records of All Local Boxers

    Camden Courier-Post – January 10, 1928 Critics Predict Great Ring Future for Former Camden Catholic High School Baseball and Basketball Star Has Scored 12 Knockouts in 17 Bouts By Tom Ryan Is Frankie Rapp, South Camden lightweight due to eclipse the performance of every scrapper who has ever been developed here? That is the question…

  • Boxer, Sayrs’ Aide Nabbed in Tipsy Row

    Boxer, Sayrs’ Aide Nabbed in Tipsy Row

    Camden Courier-Post – January 2, 1928 Bertman Frees Both After Police Tell of Fuss at Brewer’s Cafe Mickey Blair, Camden pugilist, and Thomas Schneider, secretary to Commissioner William D. Sayrs. Jr., started the New Year by getting drunk and becoming both abusive and pugnacious when ordered away from Horace Brewer‘s restaurant on Market street, it…