Originally Posted by Ray Corso
Your photo is familar and those days were alot of work but also alot of fun. The ride to Atlantic City was always eventfull with characters fighting like Alvin "Killer" Manson vs Jerry "Whimpy" Halstead HA! or a serious Saad (Matt) Muhammed against anyone. Good money and good food with work and laughs.
I'm very sorry to hear about my old friend Johnny, we worked together very well which was huge benefits for our kids. We were always matched against each other and they were always straight up bouts because of our honesty and respect for one another. I remember little Harold Knight as a J.O. boxer and Hard Rock (J. Green)was a favorite of mine. I was the J.O. Region One coach for a few years with Espada from NYC he had Juan LaPorta back then and he was a fun character too. We both went to Colo. Springs Olympic Center in its first year with Mr. Napi as the head coach who used to handle me years before this. I think Harold was the feather, my son Ray was the Lt.Ww and Mke was the Hvywt. All the other kids got beat their first bouts dying in the altitude but those three went on to do really well.
Nice to met you Henry is young Duva still in the business. I think I helped Sr. with the Ramos kid he had in the late 70s but that kid had talent but didn't want to do the work. Oh well, old story! pleasure! Ray Corso.
I still see Harold Knight once in a while at the Amateur fights. Dino's not doing too much and Lou will be 90 very shortly, in fact I was invited to his 90th birthday party. Alex Ramos is still around as he is the head of the Retired Boxers Foundation and he contacts me many times.
Where are you located now, if your around New York, why don't you stop in at one of the Ring 8 meetings. They have the meeting every 3rd Tuesday except in July and December. It's at the Waterfront Crab House 2-03 Borden Ave. Long Island City
There also having a reunion of the stars that fought in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 2nd at The Resorts.