|World middleweight boxing champion Teddy Yarosz remained Monaca’s most famous athlete until his
death in 1974. He won his title in 1934 with a 15 round decision
over Vince Dundee in Newark, NJ, and lost it a year later at Forbes
Field in Pittsburgh when he dropped a 15 round decision to Babe Risko. By an ironic twist of fate,
Teddy suffered a knee injury
in an earlier non title bout with Risko on New Year’s Day on 1935,
an injury hampered him in the summer bout with Risko and probably
cost him his title. Teddy then moved up to the light heavyweight
division and lost two controversial decisions to Billy Conn before
soundly whipping the Pittsburgher in July of 1938. Late in his
career, he scored a decisive victory over heavily favored Archie
Moore in a bout in St Louis. Teddy boxed for 13 years, retiring in
1942 with a fine record of 106-21-2.
He defeated ten fighters who at one time were world champions: Vince Dundee, Babe Risko, Billy Conn, Archie Moore,
Ben Jeby, Ken Overlin, Solly Krieger, Lou Brouillard, Tommy Freeman,
and Pete Latzo. He lost a ten round decision to former heavyweight
champion Ezzard Charles in 1941 and retired after one more fight.
Eddie were also noteworthy boxers.