Saoul Mamby remembered

Issue | News | Premium | Jan 07 2020

Saoul Mamby, the man who kept coming back passes away, writes
Elliot Worsell

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FORMER WBC super-lightweight titleholder Saoul Mamby, a fighter who defied the odds to compete until the age of 60, passed away on December 19. He was 72.

Born on June 4, 1947 in the Bronx, New York, Mamby’s mother, Victoria, was of Spanish descent, while his father, Robert, was from Jamaica.
Once he found boxing at the age of 16, Mamby went on to compete twice in the New York Golden Gloves, first in 1965 and then in 1966, and compiled a 25-5 record. He eventually turned professional in June 1969 not long after serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

During his pro career Mamby plied his trade not only in America but also Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, France, Curacao, Indonesia, Nigeria, Guyana, Spain, Zambia, the Cayman Islands, South Korea and Thailand.

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