J. Russell Peltz: 50 memorable years as Philly’s legendary promoter

January 20th, 2020

J. Russell Peltz: 50 memorable years as Philly's legendary promoter

By Dennis Taylor

We spend a colorful hour with the legendary J. Russell Peltz, an East Coast boxing icon who promoted his first fight 50 years ago in Philadelphia at the age of 22, and made stars out of Bennie Briscoe, Eugene ‘Cyclone’ Hart, Bobby ‘Boogaloo’ Watts, Stanley ‘Kitten’ Hayward, Mike Rossman, Jeff Chandler, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Marvin Johnson, Arturo Gatti, and Marvin Hagler, among countless others. This is an interview for the time capsule.

This is our interview with Russell Peltz only. To hear the full 2-hour version of The Ringside Boxing Show, visit this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=ringside+boxing+show 

Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.

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