Kid Carew

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Name: Kid Carew
Born: 1926-12-31
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 6″   /   168cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Fearless Dudley


Biography

Kid Carew's fistic career is surrounded in myth, mystery, and legend. As a youngster, the Nassau born Carew, worked on fishing boats with his family. While on a trip in 1948 to Trinidad, British West Indes, he was sitting in the stands watching a local fight card, when the audience was asked if anyone wanted to fill in for a 4 rounder. On a whim, the 22 year old Carew volunteered and preceeded in knocking out one Fearless Dudley in 1 round. Dudley had recently been knocked out by Hector Constance, and was so impressed by Carew's punching power that he agreed to train him.

Carew's record is sketchy at best, but over the next 19 years, fighting in such places as Cuba, Bermuda, Trinidad, St. Kitts, Haiti, and the Bahamas, he scored knockouts over the likes of Nigel Davis, Randall Steckler, Shuffling Simmons, Carlyle Olliviere, and Lou Joell.

On December 11, 1967 in Nassau, Carew's legend was forever intact, when he scored a 2nd round knockout over a mere novice named Elisha Obed. Obed would go on to win over 62 straight fights and capture a World Junior Middleweight Championship. As a matter of fact, Obed's loss to Carew was unlisted for almost eight years; many believing Obed was undefeated when he won the title. However, an old photo from a local Bahamas newspaper, with the caption, ancient Kid Carew stops prospect Elisha Obed, ended the mystery. Kid Carew, however, was unable to enjoy his new-found fame; he was killed in an explosion aboard a fishing boat in 1968.