Tommy Ryan

Tommy Ryan

Original Name Joseph Youngs
Birth
Redwood, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 3 Aug 1948 (aged 78)
Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot J 555, Sanctuary of Reverence, Golden West Mausoleum
Memorial ID 14968145 · View Source
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Professional Boxer. He was considered by many one of the greatest Middleweights in boxing history. He was the World Middleweight Champion from 1897 to 1907. He was also the World Welterweight Champion from 1894 to 1896. Some of his opponents included Mysterious Billy Smith, Kid McCoy, Tommy West, and Jack Bonner. After his retirement as a fighter he became a boxing teacher and coach. He was credited with helping devise the crouching technique for defense. During his career of 105 fights he won 86 (68 by knockout), lost 3, with 6 draws, 4 No Decisions and 6 No Contests. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 18 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14968145
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy Ryan (31 Mar 1870–3 Aug 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14968145, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .