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Eddie Yarosz

Boxing ∙ Monaca

 

 

 

 

Without a doubt, the Yarosz clan is Beaver County’s first family of boxing. Eddie Yarosz might well have matched his brothers Teddy and Tommy in the ring, but when their father died in 1926, Eddie was nineteen years old and had to assume family responsibilities that curtailed his career as a boxer. Still, Eddie fought in the lightweight, middleweight, and welterweight classes, winning 46 of 49 amateur fights and all 30 of his professional bouts, including 19 knockouts. As a manager and trainer, Eddie saw two of his amateur fighters compete in national tournaments: Paddy Grimes Jr went to the national finals in 1947 and Mose Hill competed in national tournaments in 1969 and 1970. Professional boxers that Eddie Yarosz helped develop include brothers Teddy and Tommy, plus Nick Gruber, Frankie Porto, Jimmy Hill, Frankie Catanese, Bobby Neal, Arbie Bowie, Jackie Botinocivh, Skip Whitted, Ernie Smith, and Sammy and Frank Bombiani. Eddie also served as a boxing promoter and referee. A lifelong resident of Beaver County, Eddie was born in 1907 and died in 1974.