Bob Montgomery (boxer)
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|Real name||Bob Montgomery|
February 10, 1919|
Sumter, SC, U.S.
|Died||August 25, 1998(aged 79)|
|Wins by KO||37|
Bob Montgomery (February 10, 1919 - August 25, 1988) was an American lightweight boxer. He was born in Sumter, South Carolina.
Montgomery went undefeated in his first 23 fights, going 22-0-1 and winning the Pennsylvania State Lightweight Title.
Montgomery beat Julie Kogon three times. Their first fight was at the Broadway Arena in Brooklyn on January 28, 1941, which Montgomery won by decision. They fought again on October 24 that same year, this time at the Chicago Coliseum, a fight Montgomery again took by decision. The two squared off for the last time on June 2, 1947 in Kogon's hometown at the New Haven Arena, but the result was still the same
In 1942 Montgomery had two battles with Maxie Shapiro. In the first fight Bob lost by decision in Philadelphia, but he won the rematch two months later by unanimous decision in the same arena.
Montgomery beat Petey Scalzo by TKO in Philadelphia.
Montgomery was a promoter at the end of his career.