George Godfrey

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Class of 2007
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Name: George Godfrey
Alias: The Leiperville Shadow
Birth Name: Feab Sylvester Williams
Hometown: Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USA
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Died: 1947-08-13 (Age:50)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 189cm
Reach: 202cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Trainer: Jack Blackburn
Manager: Jimmy (Baron) Dougherty
George Godfrey Image Gallery

Big George Godfrey, nicknamed "The Leiperville Shadow" and "The Black Shadow of Mobile," took his fighting name in honor of Boston's George Godfrey.

  • Based on photos taken of him and Primo Carnera, Godfrey was really at least 6'2 1/2" tall maybe even 6'3".

On April 7, 1932, Godfrey, weighing 269 lbs, scored a 2nd round KO over Fighting Bob Lawson, 184?, in an 8-round exhibition fight held at the Wilmington DE Auditorium.

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