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Tommy Loughran

(1902-1982)

 
 
Tommy Loughran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Tommy Loughran Marker
Inscription. World Light Heavyweight Champion from 1927 to 1929. He boxed during the "Golden Age of Boxing" in many weight classes, besting 10 champs in his 18-year career. The "Philly Phantom" had a scientific style, built on precision and maneuverability rather than brute force. Considered a gentleman both in and out of the ring. In 1991 he was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Loughran was devoted to his neighborhood and church here.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 55.278′ N, 75° 10.521′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street and West Ritner Street on 17th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Israel Goldstein (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eddie Gottlieb (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen Girard (1750 -1831) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moyamensing Prison (approx. 1.1 miles away); Connie Mack (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial
Tommy Loughran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Tommy Loughran Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Stadium Sculptures (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Stadium (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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