Wesley Mouzon

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Name: Wesley Mouzon
Born: 1927-08-15
Birthplace: Kingstree, South Carolina, USA
Died: 2003-07-01 (Age:75)
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Boxing Record: click

Photo: http://www.antekprizering.com/monzonwsp.jpeg

Mouzon had to retire at 19 due to a detached retina. Trained Dwight Muhammad Qawi. Inducted Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame , 1993


From Philadelphia Daily News: July 8, 2003

Wesley Mouzon, noted ex-lightweight boxer, dies at 75 By JASMINE ELLIS ellisja@phillynews.com

Wesley Mouzon was a fighter until the end. As a lightweight boxer in the 1940s he left opponents speechless as he quickly became known as the "chocolate blur."

Mouzon died last Tuesday. He was 75.

With 23 wins, nine by knockout, and 3 losses, Mouzon was a true athlete of his time. Born in Kingstree, S.C., a family move would lead him to become a Pennsylvania boxing legend.

The fourth of five children, Mouzon was born on Aug. 15, 1927. In 1933, when his family moved to Philadelphia he was enrolled in public schools.

The son of Eugene and Cloia Mouzon went on to pursue a career as a lightweight boxer and ose in the rankings until losing a 1946 championship match with Bob Montgomery.

At what seemed to be the end of his boxing career, Mouzon found love when he married Dolores Sizer on Sept. 23, 1951.

The couple moved to New York City where Mouzon earned an associate's degree from Taylor Business Institute while also working in dry cleaning as a silk spotter.

His passion for boxing called Mouzon back to Philadelphia where he and his wife settled.

He began to train many boxers, including Dwight Muhammad Qawi, formerly Dwight Braxton.

He also trained such notable fighters as Tony "The Punching Postman" Thornton and Anthony Boyle.

It was his great work with these boxers that led the Veterans Boxer Association Ring No. 1 to induct Mouzon into the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame on May 16, 1993.

Horace Watson, Mouzon's nephew, recalls his uncle's reaction to the honor, "He was surprised that he was honored and that people in the game still remembered him."

Upon the loss of his wife in 2000, Mouzon accepted Christ as his personal savior.

He was described by family as a strong-willed, upbeat and happy person.

Mouzon leaves a son, Lamont; sister, Flossie Smith; brother Robert; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.