Madame Bey’s Boxing Camp
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Library of The Chathams
214 Main Street, Chatham, 07928
Gene Pantalone, boxing historian and author of Madame Bey’s: Home to Boxing Legends, will speak about Madame Bey, an Armenian/French woman who emigrated to the US and opened a boxing camp in Chatham Township. From 1917 to 1969 the town was a training facility for the greatest boxers of all time—Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Gene Tunney, Max Schmeling, Floyd Patterson, Joe Louis, and James “Cinderella Man” Braddock. In all, the camp hosted fourteen heavyweight champions and no fewer than eighty International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees. Please join us Saturday, June 9 at 2 pm to learn about this fascinating part of the Township’s history.
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