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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter
Volume 9 – No 4 , 2013


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Name: Vince Dundee
Career Record: click
Alias: Vincenzo Lazzaro
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Born: 1907-10-22
Died: 1949-07-27
Age at Death: 41
Height: 5′ 8″
Trainer: Heinie Blaustein
Manager: Max Waxman
Photo #2
Vince Dundee grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the brother of World Welterweight Champion Joe Dundee. He was stricken with multiple sclerosis in 1942, and died at a Glendale, California sanitarium in 1949. He was survived by his wife, Connie; son, Vince Jr.; and father, Louis Lazzara of Boston.
Trivia: He survived a collision with a train that hurled his automobile several hundred feet not long after his boxing career had ended.

The Corsicana Daily Sun
6 December 1933

IT was a month or so ago that Vincent Dundee of Newark stepped into the resin pit at the Boston Garden to face Lefty Louis Brouillard, sawed-off southpaw slugger then generally recognized in the East as middleweight champion.

The sad-eyed Newark Italian was a 1 to 2 underdog in the betting, with few takers at any price. The experts wore unanimous in picking the pudgy Brouillard to retain his title, some going so far as to predict that the rather shop-worn Mister Dundee would be gazing up at the arena's ceiling from a horizontal position before the final bell clanged. But the melancholy Vincent, unmindful of such hostile critics, proceeded to pour about five million straight lefts into Brouillard's scowling pan, taking practically every round, to win the bout and the title by a ridiculously wide margin.

Moorhead Daily News
18 march 1933
Derisions and Booes Greet Anouncement of Judges, Referee's Compilations.
New York, March 18

Boxing world today tried to piece together the middleweight championship jig-saw puzzle handed out by two judges and a referee in Madison Square Garden last night. All of the newspapermen and apparently most of the 12.000 fans who saw the 15-round title bout between New York state's world champion Ben Jeby, and Vince Dundee, Baltimore, thought they saw a decisive victory by Dundee, but the crown still rested on Jeby's head.

Name: Joe Dundee
Birth Name: Samuel Lazzaro
Born: 1903-08-16
Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died: 1982-03-31 (Age:78)
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 7″ / 170cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Heinie Blaustein
Managers: Max Waxman; Charles Johnston
• Brother of fellow boxer Vince Dundee; father of Lou Dundee
The Daily Northwestern
4 June 1927
Dundee is the new welterweight champion of the world
Gallant Latzo Believed to Have Been Weakened as Result of Starvation Necessary to Cut Weight to the 147-Pound Limit and Fails to Hold Pace
After almost a year in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania the welterweight boxing champion of the world has shifted to Baltimore where Samuel Lazzaro learned to fight as an urchin.
Grown to rugged manhood and possessed of the fighting name Joe Dundee, he fought his way to the championship in fifteen furious rounds with Pete Latzo the title holder Friday night at Polo field. Thirty thousand persons whooped them on as the former breaker boy rallied to defense of his title against the ex champion.

The Ogden Standard Examiner
26 July 1929
Dundee Drops Welterweight Title To Coast Flash
Foul Blow To Baltimore Star
Championship contest at Detroit ends in second round; former champion goes down twice for count; gate receipts announced at $175,000
On the head of Jackie fields, product of Chicago's ghetto, the worlds welterweight crown rested today. Jackie won undisputed claim to the title last night when he was fouled by two low punches in the second round of his title fight with Joe Dundee, Baltimore Italian, who has been dodging the foremost challengers of his division, with such consistency that he already had already had been deprived of his title by the National Boxing association.
Jackie started after Dundee in the initial round and was ahead on points when the bell sounded. He opened the second round by flooring Dundee, for a count of six. Joe came in gamely to take another solid smash on the jaw and went down for the count of seven. From that point on he was as good as beaten.

Yankee Stadium 75 Years ago Today
By Tony Triem
[ My sincere thanks to my good friend Tony for this article ]

It’s Wednesday evening, June 22, 1938, 75 years ago today one of the great dramas of ring history exploded. On this Wednesday evening the world stood still for 2 minutes and 42 seconds. On that night, Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling. This was no ordinary title defense; this was no mere confrontation of white hope and black champion. The world took sides. It was a morality play.
On June 19, 1936, Max Schmeling, an experienced craftsman with a power packed right took on young Joe Louis, fast rising heavyweight who by all estimates was destined for greatness. Louis was thought to have everything, everything that is except the vital experience against a veteran master like Schmeling. In the pre-fight building, Schmeling, un-intimidated by the zealous publicity given Louis, said he saw something in Louis’ style that could be exploited. And indeed he did. In 12 grueling rounds, Louis took a decisive beating and learned his lesson. A lesson he was never to forget in a brilliant career.

Moorhead Daily News
18 March 1933

Bloody Fight with Philadelphia Jack 0’Brien Is Famous
From Start to finish Everything
About This Montana Cowpuncher Was Colorful
Stanley Ketchel’s name often appears on sport pages even now, although he died in 1910 at the age of 23. From start to finish everything about Ketchel was sensational. He never fought a colorless fight in his eight years in the ring, and he was as bold and reckless an adventurer as the ring ever knew.

Stan's real name was Stanislaus Kiecal At 16 he was a Montana cow-puncher with a reputation as a reckless fighter. A friend of mine, Armin Brand, came down from a Montana trip with an interesting story. "Saw a kid named Ketchel," he said. "Works on a ranch and comes to town to fight. He takes on other cowboys or any traveling fighter any size. Knocks them cold, and he isn't much more than a lightweight.

A sporting saloon keeper took a liking to the kid and hired him as a bouncer. Three big tough guys came down to have some fun with him. Ketchell knocked them down and dragged them out, one after another. You'll hear about that fellow—he can fight."
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