"Sailor" Ed Petroskey
Sailor Ed Petroskey fought champion opposition throughout
his career. Some of the boxers he fought that were champions of there division
during their career are: Mike McTigue(lightheavyweight), Harry Greb(middleweight),
Mike O'Dowd(middleweight), George Chip(middleweight), Frank Klaus(middleweight)
and Jimmy Clabby(welterweight).
When Petroskey battled Jimmy Clabby in 1914, Jimmy Clabby
was "claiming" the middleweight title. Sailor Petroskey fought
so well against him and made Clabby look so bad, the following was printed
in the March 14th, 1914 Police Gazette: "Clabby, who claims to be the
middleweight champion, won in twenty rounds, but failed to show any form
to justify his ability to hold the title against other claimants."
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Born: April 9, 1890
Height: 5' 9"
Nationality: US American
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