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Jim Murray, April 25, 1961

April 25, 2011 |  6:37 am

  April 25, 1961, Day in Sports  

  April 25, 1961, Jim Murray  

April 25, 1961: You may remember Cannonball Green as the promising light-heavyweight of a quarter-century ago who once put Maxie Rosenbloom on the floor four times up in Ventura but only got a draw.

Cannonball's career came to an abrupt end and his life almost followed suit one night in 1936 in a Sunset Boulevard phone booth when Chalky Wright's brother, Lee, who was a chauffeur for Mae West at the time, shot him as he was making a phone call.

Now he thinks he's got a new career -- making Bill Nieder the heavyweight champion of the world.


  April 25, 1961, Jim Murray