I recent came across a bunch of old boxing magazines from the 1970’s. I cracked one open while eating lunch and found a short story on Philly trainer Yank Durham.
Good read (full article posted in the bottom of the page) but it left me wanted to know more about his work as a trainer. This article says he guided Joe Frazier from the amateurs to press time which was the lead up to the fight Ali fight.
Did they finish out together? Who else did he train during his career? I’ve heard about the man – but again – he is way before my day. Somebody give me the word on which mag was the best back in the day!
Click the photo full screen and you can read the printed article.