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At a charity boxing match between Benny Brenoff and Leland Lamont, Callahan served as the referee.
Mushy Callahan was the ring name of Vincent Morris Scheer, a boxer and a champion in the light welterweight division.
Callahan was born on November 3, 1905, in New York City. He took the ring name of Mushy Callahan and began boxing in 1924.
On September 21, 1926, Callahan fought Pinky Mitchell for Mitchell's light welterweight championship. Mitchell was the first champion of this weight class, which had been created in 1922. At the time, not many people recognized the championship of this weight class as a legitimate title. Nevertheless, Callahan beat Mitchell over ten rounds and won the title.
Callahan defended his title twice in 1927 and fought a variety of non-title fights from 1927 to 1929.
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For that charity boxing match at the Valley Garden, Jimmy Lennon served as the ring announcer.
From Wikipedia:Jimmy Lennon Sr. (April 13, 1913 - April 20, 1992) was one of the top announcers of the boxing and wrestling world.
Known as "The Voice of the Olympic" Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, as well as "The Irishman With the Spanish Accent." For over 40 years, Lennon's unique professional ring eloquence and dapper style of fight announcing and tuxedo attire, along with innovated showmanship and the singing of the United States National Anthem could be seen live at The Grand Olympic Auditorium or over the television networks.
Lennon first became a ring announcer in Santa Monica, California, at the Ocean Park Arena, while working there as the regular patriotic singer of the National Anthem. The regular ring announcer at the time was unavailable so the event coordinator asked Lennon if he would fill in as ring announcer. At the time Lennon was wearing a tuxedo to sing in, and also wore the tuxedo during that first announcing job. His boss liked Lennon's performance so well, he hired Lennon as the regular fight announcer, tuxedo and all. Lennon started the "Tux Announcer" style that night.
Lennon appeared in 75 productions, including "Raging Bull", "Rocky III", "Main Event", "California Split", "Tough Guys", "Kid Galahad", 'The Munsters', and 'The Monkees'. Lennon was the character of a Jakks Pacific action figure released in 2007, depicting his "Rocky III" appearance. He was the uncle of the Lennon Sisters vocal group on 'The Lawrence Welk Show'.
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