BOXING DAY (1932)

APC Christmas Card 2013 - 1A

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The year is 1932. In England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and a few other outposts – December 26 is known as “Boxing Day”. As a bemused American, Boxing Day can only mean ONE thing – uh . . . Boxing. With that in mind, our colorizing subject for today is Kid Chocolate, a Cuban boxer who found fortune and fame in New York City during the 1930s. Born Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo, Kid Chocolate won the World Lightweight Title in 1932, the year this photo was taken. He continued to box through 1938, and then returned to Cuba, where he retired. And that’s what Boxing Day means to me.

Kid Chocolate ca 1932

1932 - Kid Chocolate

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