Found July 24, 2013 on Streaming Sports Talk: Yardbarker Blogger Network
PLAYERS: Leotis Martin
The great city of Philadelphia has produced several fine champions and contenders over the years. One boxer from Philly aspired to be the heavyweight champion of the world. He fell short of his goal as an eye injury ended his career. He sure went out with a bang though. His name was Leotis Martin and he was a ranked contender throughout most of the late 1960′s. Leotis was born March 10,1939. He had a stellar amateur career and turned professional in 1962. Martin won his first nine bouts but in 1963 he was halted by Floyd McCoy. Leotis bounced right back to win fifteen straight contests that took him into 1967. Martin defeated Dave Bailey, Don Warner, Sonny Banks, Von Clay, Amos Johnson, Roberto Davila and Billy Daniels. The bout with Banks on May 10,1965 in Philadelphia ended tragically as Sonny died due to injuries sustained in the fight. Banks had been the first boxer in the pro ranks to put Cassius Clay on the seat of his pants. In 1967 Muhammad Ali stripped of the heavyweight ti...
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