Bob Montgomery (boxer)

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Bob Montgomery
Real name Bob Montgomery
Rated at Lightweight
Nationality American
Born (1919-02-10)February 10, 1919
Sumter, SC, U.S.
Died August 25, 1998(1998-08-25) (aged 79)
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 97
Wins 75
Wins by KO 37
Losses 19
Draws 3
No contests 0

Bob Montgomery (February 10, 1919 - August 25, 1998) 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.[1]

Montgomery lost to former lightweight champ Sammy Angott by split decision at Shibe Park on July 7, 1942.

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.

Bob won recognition by New York state as Lightweight Champion of the World after beating Beau Jack in May 1943, but lost it in a rematch in November of that year.[2]

Montgomery beat Petey Scalzo by TKO in Philadelphia.

Montgomery lost to Al "Bummy" Davis at Madison Square Garden by KO.

Montgomery was a promoter at the end of his career. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1995.

He died in Philadelphia in 1998 and is buried at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania.[3]

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