Tom Kennedy

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Name: Tom Kennedy
Born: 1884-07-15
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Died: 1965-10-06 (Age:81)
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 0″   /   183cm
Boxing Record: click

Division: Heavyweight
Manager: Dan McKetrick
Photo of Kennedy & Joe Jeanette (1912)

Tom Kennedy was a "White Hope" boxer of his day. Rumor has it that he witnessed a gangland killing and fled to California. He later became well-known as the boxing match-maker for the Hollywood American Legion Stadium, from August 1923 to March 1925. He was also a motion picture actor, said to have been one of the original Keystone Cops, in that series of comedy silent films. And he managed boxer Newsboy Brown for awhile in 1929. Kennedy died of bone cancer Oct. 6, 1965, in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

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