Throwback Thursday this week is all about fight club. I know we shouldn’t talk about fight club but the purpose of the boxing clubs at the Boys Club in Scranton were to keep boys “from going down the dead-end road of juvenile delinquency.”  Here two images and article from the Times-Tribune Library dealing with boxing at the club.

Two unidentified Scranton boys are boxing under the watchful eye of professional referee Manny Gelb in September 1952 at the Central Boys Club in Scranton. Times-Tribune Archives


Young boxers from the Central Boys Club and the West Side Boys Club participated in a interclub competition on May 8, 1953 at the Central Boys Club gym at Adams Ave and Mulberry Street. Times-Tribune Archives


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