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Published: 4/21/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Boxing in the Toledo PAL

The Toledo Police Athletic League has had a long history of standout boxers, including Wilbert McClure, who won Olympic gold in 1960. Today, PAL workouts are conducted at old Riverside Hospital, its temporary home until they get the Leverette gym. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Carlos Velasquez, 12, does jumping jacks during a PAL workout. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Carlos Velasquez, 12, does jumping jacks during a PAL workout.
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From left, Toledo boxer Wilbert McClure, Toledo Patrolman Buddy Carr, and Eddie Jones December 12, 1960, after McClure won a gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics. McClure is considered the most successful boxer in the Toledo Police Athletic League. Enlarge From left, Toledo boxer Wilbert McClure, Toledo Patrolman Buddy Carr, and Eddie Jones December 12, 1960, after McClure won a ...
Four-time national PAL winner Monica Van Pelt, 17, hits a punching bag during a PAL workout April 18 at old Riverside Hospital in Toledo. The Police Athletic League is temporarily in there until they get the Leverette gym. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Four-time national PAL winner Monica Van Pelt, 17, hits a punching bag during a PAL workout April 18 at ...
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Wilbert McClure rides in a parade as he is welcomed back to Toledo, September 9, 1960.  after winning a gold medal in the Rome Olympics. Enlarge Wilbert McClure rides in a parade as he is welcomed back to Toledo, September 9, 1960. after winning a gold ...
Left Carlos Velasquez, 12, spars with Emanuel Domiguez, 13, as coach Tony Talley, far left, looks on. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left Carlos Velasquez, 12, spars with Emanuel Domiguez, 13, as coach Tony Talley, far left, looks on.
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Toledo boxer Wilbert McClure hammers his opponent in this photo taken August 21, 1960. Enlarge Toledo boxer Wilbert McClure hammers his opponent in this photo taken August 21, 1960.
Jared Anderson, 13, watches the action in the ring during a PAL workout. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jared Anderson, 13, watches the action in the ring during a PAL workout.
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A trio of U.S. boxers wear gold medals at Olympic Village in Rome September 6, 1960, which they won September 5, 1960, in Olympic boxing competition. From left are Wilbert McClure of Toledo, light middleweight; Cassius M. Clay of Louisville, Ky., light heavyweight, and Edward Crook of Fort Campbell, Ky., middleweight. Enlarge A trio of U.S. boxers wear gold medals at Olympic Village in Rome September 6, 1960, which they won ...
Jeffrey Thomas, 15, works out with PAL coach Darrie Riley during a PAL workout. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jeffrey Thomas, 15, works out with PAL coach Darrie Riley during a PAL workout.
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A photo of Toledo Police Athletic League boxers, Ramon Enlarge A photo of Toledo Police Athletic League boxers, Ramon "Buddy" Carr, a retired Toledo police officer and one of the ...
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PAL coach Darrie Riley tapes up Andres Ladd, 14, during PAL a workout. Enlarge | Buy This Photo PAL coach Darrie Riley tapes up Andres Ladd, 14, during PAL a workout.
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A photo courtesy of Ramon Enlarge A photo courtesy of Ramon "Buddy" Carr shows boxers of Soul City Recreation Center.
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Jeffrey Thomas, 15, hits a punching bag during a PAL workout. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jeffrey Thomas, 15, hits a punching bag during a PAL workout.
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The National AAU and Eastern Boxing Champions' team, on their way to Oakland, Calif. Coach Buddy Carr is kneeling in the center. Winners from that bout qualified for the U.S. Olympic boxing team for the Rome games in 1960. Identified in the photo are, standing from left, Art Morris, Cassius Clay, and, fourth from left, Wilbert Enlarge The National AAU and Eastern Boxing Champions' team, on their way to Oakland, Calif. Coach Buddy Carr is kneeling in ...
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Left Carlos Velasquez, 12, spars with Emanuel Domiguez, 13, during a PAL workout. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left Carlos Velasquez, 12, spars with Emanuel Domiguez, 13, during a PAL workout.
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Buddy Carr, who competed in the light heavyweight class, rides a bike for exercise at his home in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Buddy Carr, who competed in the light heavyweight class, rides a bike for exercise at his home in Toledo.
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PAL coach Darrie Riley looks on during a workout. Enlarge | Buy This Photo PAL coach Darrie Riley looks on during a workout.
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Buddy Carr stands in front of some of his boxing photos. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Buddy Carr stands in front of some of his boxing photos.
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Buddy Carr, left, trains with William Enlarge Buddy Carr, left, trains with William "Skeeter" McClure. courtesy of Ramon "Buddy" Carr, date unknown.
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