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Pete Mead

Born: Jan 11, 1924

Death: Jul 2, 2007

Birthplace: Trumann

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Pete Mead

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1924
Date of Death : Jul 2, 2007
Birth Place : Trumann

Felix G. Mead, known as Pete Mead, was an American middleweight boxer who fought in the ring from 1942 to 1951. He was defeated in his last fight by Rocky Graziano of New York City. In 1989, Mead wrote his autobiography, Blood, Sweat and Cheers: The Pete Mead Story, a collector's item that can sell for as much as $135. He was inducted in 1993 into the Ohio Boxing Hall of Fame. Mead was born in Trumann in Poinsett County in northeastern Arkansas but lived mos of his life in the nearby larger city of Jonesboro in Craighead County. His parents were Ed Mead and the former Ethel Shandlin. He fought fifty-six times in the ring, both in the United States and overseas. His boxing career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served in the United States Army. However, he fought several exhibition bouts during his military years. In 1946, Mead made his first of several appearances at Madison Square Garden in New York City with a six-round decision over Tommy Merrill. He defeated thereafter Vince LaSalva and Jerry Fiorello. He split two bouts with Herbie Kronowitz, the Jewish American fighter from Brooklyn. He then defeated Sonny Horne of Niles, Ohio.


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