Local Boxer Sharkey Lost His Friend And Then His Desire to Fight

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Welterweight boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will meet tomorrow for what’s being called “The Fight of the Century”. But it was less than a century ago,on June 21, 1932, in Madison Square Garden, that a Binghamton native won the heavyweight title.

Director of WSKG’s history department, Brian Frey, recounts the life of Jack Sharkey.

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