Petey Sarron

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Petey Sarron (November, 21 1906 in Birmingham, AL – July, 3 1994) was a member of the Olympic Team at flyweight in boxing for the United States during the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Amateur career[edit]

In addition to competing at the Olympics, Sarron fought future World Flyweight Champion Fidel LaBarba in the May 1924 National AAU Flyweight Semi-final & Olympic Trials in Boston, MA.

Professional career[edit]

Sarron went on to have a successful pro career. He challenged National Boxing Association World featherweight title holder Freddie Miller in 1936, but lost a decision. The referee and sole judge scored the fight 6-3-6 in rounds for Miller, with two of the six rounds given to Miller due to Sarron fouls. They fought a rematch two months later and Sarron won a majority decision. Two judges scored for Sarron, while the other scored the fight a draw. There were no knockdowns.

Sarron defended the belt twice before losing it to Henry Armstrong by KO in 1937. Sarron retired in 1939.

Life after boxing[edit]

Sarron became the Secretary of the Miami Boxing Commission in late 1953.[1] Sarron married Patrinilla "Pat" Farah, who was also of Lebanese/Syrian decent. The couple had two boys, Peter and Ronald. Throughout his life, Sarron maintained a very close relationship with his family. He eventually retired in Miami.

Honors[edit]

Sarron was featured on the cover of the November 1936 The Ring magazine.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ring, Dec. 1953, p. 63.
  2. ^ Petey Sarron - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia