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Page 16 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, JULY 22, 2011 CORNER TALK by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr. "Pugs Luncheon at Florian Hall, Dorchester RIP, George Kimble, Great Boxing Writed" and to Warrior Jimmy Harrison of Somerville, RIP Jimmy Burchfield, CES. "Fights!" July 29 t" at Mohegan Sun "Muhammad Ali" Watching "Lives that Changed the World" Shirley Wood Recovering All Champions: Great Politician and fighter Joe DeNucci, Tony Valenti, and Dan Couco of IBRO. "Ding!" It's time for "A July Pugs Luncheon at Florian Hall in Dorchester" on July 12 m. In attendance is August 1962 Ring Magazine "Prospect of the Month," and New En- gland Middleweight Cham- pion Tony Valenti, who fought many tough competi- tors including: Tiger At Will- iams, Juan Carlos Rivero, Jimmy Beecham, Issac Logart, Willie Munoz, Ferd Hernandez and tough Johnny Otto. Tony Valenti won the N.E. title on October 31, 1968, in his match with Jimmy Ramos. He retired from box- hag with a great 28-5-1, 21 KO record. RIP "George Kimble." A great boxing writer who wrote from his heart. He's special in boxing, in this area, re- ferred to as Boston, Massa- chusetts, New England, and the East-coast. A special area in the history of boxing. Many of the greatest in box- ing and other fields are from here. Kimball, an icon in box- ing, helped boxing live. RIP, Our Fight Family prayers go out to Jimmy Harrison, who passed to that Golden Ring in Heaven Re- ferred by God on July 8, 2011. Jim Harrison sparred with some elite fighters in his career. Harrison had 46 fights against many quality fighters. He traded punches with tough fighters, such as: tough IBC light-heavyweight champion Drake Thadzi, Kevin McBride, Kilbert Pierce, Peter McNeeley, Josh Imardiyi, Parmesan Iffey, Paul Poirier, Alex Stewart, Jeff Perry, Jerry LaFlamme, Oleg Maskaev, and many others. Jimmy Harrison was a courageous fighter that would fight anyone, anyplace, anytime. Cadillac of Promoters Jimmy Burehfield and CES Boxing on July 29 th, at Mohegan Sun Casino in Con- necticut. Presents Irish Kevin McBride in battle with Mariusz Wach. They battle, for the vacant WBC Heavy- weight International Title. Also on this fantastic fight card you'll see Elvin Ayala, Thomas Falowo, Ricky Dawson, Greg McCoy and Edwin Soto. I'm watching? "Lives That Changed the World." It's on Muhammad All. There's Dr. Wilbert "Skeeter" McClure, teammates with Happy.Anniversary deiSlgari Boston's lar&t private car lockers & museum food offerinss, cgar ofl'erinss, and top shelf liqueur 292 Hanover Street * Boston, Massachusetts * 617-227-0295 y HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Congratulations and Best Wishes to all at THE POST-GAZETtE /" fi'Ottt David arid Patti Getttelli .'m --....l and tlm Gent Gravure fantily T NORTH END ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Wishes You a Happy Anniversary Dam Campochiaro, President Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay then) and Eddie Crook. All three won gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy. Ali could take a punch. He fought many great punch- ers in his life. Joe Frazier, George Chuvalo, George Foreman, Earnie Shavers, Oscar Bonavena, Jerry Quarry, Cleveland Williams, Sonny Liston and Archie Moore. These nine fighters won a combined 532 fights by Knockouts. "Ouch!" Last week, I wrote on this great decade of sports teams and figures from this area. I forgot to mention college teams, within this great early decade of sports accomplish- ments in the 21 st century. How could I have forgotten the 2001 and 2008 Boston College Eagles Hockey Team, winning Hockey titles. Then the Boston University Terriers, winning their 2009 Hockey title. FIGHTS OF THE WEEK July 22 nd. Las Vegas -- An- thony Dirrell vs. Alejandro Berris, Super Middleweights. 22 "d Civitavecchia Lazio, Italy, hometown of great fighter and Rocky Marciano sparring partner Francesca Kid Fratalia, Alexander Frenkel fights Silvio Branco u Cruiserweights. 23 ra HBO from Las Vegas Amir Khan dukes it out with Zab Judah WBA/IBF Jr. Wel- terweight Unification fight. 23 rd FOX Deportes, Mexico -- Orlando Salido vs Mike Oliver -- WBO Featherweight Championship. 23 "d Integrated Sports PPV from London, Dereck Chisra fights Tyson Fury. Heavy- weights. 29 m "Live!" Mohegan Sun Uncasville, Connecticut, Elvin Ayala, Mariusz Wach brawls with Irish Kevin McBride, Thomas Falowo, Ricky Dawson, Greg McCoy, Edwin Soto. Shirley Wood, has been moved to Baypath. Cards can be sent to "Baypath Nursing Center," 308 Kingston Way, Duxbury, MA 02332. Happy Anniversary Court Square Styling Shop In the Shadow of OLD CITY HALL Hair Stylists Mr. Arthur Mr.Jim 15 Court Square Boston, MA 02108 (617) s23-nss Former Boston University player and Northeastern as- sistant coach Albie O'Connell has joined the Harvard men's hockey staff as an assistant. O'Connell most recently served in the same capacity with Northeastern for three years, during which time the Huskies reached two Beanpot finals, two Hockey East semifinals and earned a berth in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. O'Connell's taking a new position follows that of NU head coach Greg Cronin who recently left the Huntington Avenue campus to become an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. During his playing days, which spanned four seasons of varsity hockey at BU, O'Connell had 42 goals and 66 assists for 108 points in 149 games under veteran coach Jack Parker. As a se- nior he was named team captain and led the team in scoring with nine goals and 30 assists. During his four years Oli campus, the Terri- ers earned three NCAA Tournament berths and ad- vanced to the Frozen Four twice--including the 1997 championship game. After graduation, he played three seasons of minor league hockey both in the U.S. and overseas. He then turned to coaching, putting in two seasons at Niagara Univer- sity and one at Colby before moving on. He then spent a year each at Holy Cross and Merrimack before coming to Northeastern in 2008. AN NHL PREVIEW?--This coming season Harvard will feature eight NHL draftees on its roster, including four of its incoming freshmen. A total of 85 Crimson players have been drafted by NHL teams over the years, with Harvard players having been selected in 28 out of the last 30 drafts. The foursome selected last month in Minneapolis was the most for the Crimson since 2002. It is is the 10th time that four or more Harvard players were se- lected. Five have been se- lected on three occasions and six were chosen in 1987. It all adds up to quite a ros- ter for Harvard coach Ted Donato, a Harvard alumnus who also played for the Bru- ins. ROY TO CLARKSON-- Former Merrimack assistant Phil Roy has taken a similar position with Clarkson Uni- versity, his alma mater. Roy had served as an assistant at Merrimack for the past three seasons. A 2000 graduate of Clarkson, he played four years of hockey for the Golden Knights followed by five addi- tional seasons of minor league hockey in North America and Europe. He pre- viously was an assistant coach at Hobart College and the head coach at Neumann College before coming to Merrimack in 2008. At Clarkson he will serve under head coach Casey Jones, who was named to the top position back on May 20. A Cornell alumnus, Jones was an assistant coach there last season after spending 13 years on the Ohio State staff. Current BC head coach Jerry York was the head coach at Clarkson for seven seasons (1972-1979). NORTH STATION OPPOR- TUNITIES-If you haven't been through North Station lately, you might want to stop by for a unique experi- ence. That would be the op- portunity to take pictures of your favorite Bruin player hoisting the Stanley Cup. The players aren't there in person, of course, but the life-size likenesses of each of them individually lifting Lord Stanley's trophy adorn each and every pillar throughout the concourse. People have been stopping and posing with their favor- ites. And perhaps the best of all--your souvenirs will be totally free--no charge at all. CELTICS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE--Although it's questionable how much of it will actually be played because of the NBA lockout, the Celtics have announced their regular season schedule. The opener is slated for November 2 against Cleve- land at the Garden with the annual night after Thanks- giving game set for Nov. 25 against Milwaukee on the parquet. Miami, the team that eliminated the Celtics from the playoffs is sched- uled to come to Causeway Street on Dec. 1 and April 1. The Celtics have a Christ- mas Day game in New York City against the Knicks and will host the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks at the Gar- den on Jan. 11. Five nights later (on Jan. 16) Oklahoma City will visit Boston, mark- ing the first return of popu- lar Kendrick Perkins since he was traded last season. And what many people still consider the most important regular season home game--the one against the Los Angeles Lakers--is set for Feb. 9. The regular sea- son finale is scheduled for April 18 with the C's hosting Orlando. GEM GRAVURE COMPANY, INC. 1 t 2 School Street, P.O. Box 1158, West Hanover, MA 02339 Tel: 781-878-0456, Emil: custservice@gemgravure.om