Irish Boxer Charlie Pilkington The “Harlem Flash” 1897 – 1974

Charles Francis Pilkington, September 22, 1897 – May 20, 1974, known as Charlie Pilkington and The Meriden Flash, was an Irish-American professional boxer in the Featherweight division. Continue Reading →

Rare “Harlem Tommy” Murphy And Ad Wolgast Boxing Photograph, February 22, 1913

On February 22, 1913, at Coffroth’s Arena in Daly City, California lightweights Harlem Tommy Murphy and Ad Wolgast squaring off in the featured match. Continue Reading →

Harlem Boxing Champion Harry “The Black Panther” Wills (video)

Harry_Willis_1916Harry “The Black Panther” (or “The Brown Panther”) Wills, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 15, 1889 was a heavyweight boxer who three times held the World Colored Heavyweight Championship. Continue Reading →