Woodrow Bridges and Marvin Smith 1960

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Woodrow Bridges and Marvin Smith 1960 - A. J,. -- i COI.DI'N GLOVES ( II AMP.-Marvin...
A. J,. -- i COI.DI'N GLOVES ( II AMP.-Marvin Smith, (miter), of the. Gaffney boxing lnnm, won the Carolina heavyweight Golden Gloves championship Sntutday night in Charlotte by knocking' out Hay 'ampliell, 257-poiindcr from Gnstonia, in the second round. Holding the bag for S.nith is Woodrow Bridges, local ilyweight. Looking on is Roy Turner, manager and couch of the Gnlfney team. Photo hy Curry's Studio, For Carolinas Marvin Smith Heavyweight (Hy Hoy Turner) Marvin Smith, tigiuing (!atlney's open heavyweight position, scored the fatal blow to Kay Cainf .ieil, Gaston county's 257-poiindcr Saturday night in the I harlotte Col- , (ten (ilovys. , ,. , .. , Smith KO'd ( nmphell in iifty-two seconds of the second round, leuving the Guston county ch.im-pion ot two years in the Carolinas, writhing all over the ring for a good two minutes after tne solid 1 Idow was dealt out by Smith. i Smith, knowing that this would : be his last chance this year, showed ' the Caston county hoy that he could have done this in their previous houts where Cainphcl had beaten Smith, in three split dcci- ! shins. 1 When asked about his tight, , Smith replied: "Shucks, I was just getting my ! second wind in the second round , and he just couldn't give me the j competition, and you can believe, me that the 78-pound weigiit'ad-vuntage that he had on nie meant some powerful punches. It feels good to be the champion of the , Carolinas." Continuing, Smith stated: "I know just what to do before fighting, and when I go to New York on the 2Uth of this month, 1 will do j my best to make a good showing." ' Smith is the second fighter that ' has earned a berth with the champion team from the GaU'ney Box- ; ing Team. Reggie Martin, won the bantamweight championship in l'.loH, but lost in a decision in the .4 li; I 4 I i V, Wins Title of Wilmington, in the Saturday nighl bouts. It was close hut yet, we fiel that '1 herodore beat him. L. verett received a lip cut in the second round, whiih gave him a gie.it ileal ;f trouble in the third round, hut lie w.is putting pressure on his opponent throughout the en- lire bout. W i GaU'ney team tbe members of the i give this ioy a great hand ior the splendid showing that he gave in this year's Golden Glove lourm.menis n.r u.e i aroi.nas. Woodrow Bridges, lighting Gaff-1 ney's flyweight, lost in the first ! i omul lighting I' i nlay night, hy u decision of the jiiuges, to Roy Hunt- j er, of Charlotte. Woodrow just j wasn't f eiding food, hut be never 1 offered any excuses, and we don't j ask him. I have never taken him i to ring that he didn't do tiie he,t ! that he could and that is all that I anyone can do, and to us, the members of the Gatl'iicy team, he is j still the champion, maybe not in the ring, but in his heart. Reggie Martin, after a two-scv son layoff, came back for the Charlotte tourney, but lost his Cist ' round bout with Ronnie Harrison,! of ML Holly. . A light card is being planned I here hut the plans have not been ' completed. They will he announced later, due to the fact that we want Smith to fight when the tight ' is held and we would not want to hurt his chances wtih a cut in New York. When the final arrungeinenlj can (e made, the hoots will lie announced in The Ledger. i I i i i i I

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  1. The Gaffney Ledger,
  2. 16 Feb 1960, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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