Tony
Georgette


 

ANTHONY "TONY" GEORGETTE was born in New York City on February 4, 1907 to Giovannia and Margarita Georgette. His family soon moved to Camden, New Jersey where he was raised. He took an interest in boxing at an early age, one of the many young men attracted to Camden's fight scene, especially vibrant in the 1920s and 1930s. The 1930 Census shows him living with his parents and younger brothers Rocco, Pasquale, and Marcus at 410 Spruce Street

At 15 he became the nation's youngest boxing manager, a career he followed for well over 40 years. Among the many fighters who he handled were Johnny Lucas, Frankie Blair, Mickey Blair, Joey Allen, Joey Powell, Pedro Firpo, and Gene Jones. He was also very active with Camden's Veteran Boxers' Association Ring No. 6.

Anthony Georgette's last years were spent as a resident of the Leisuretowne community in Southampton, New Jersey. Anthony Georgette died on July 10, 1993 at Cooper Hospital in Camden as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident and was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He was survived by his second wife, the former Ernesta Dallesandro and his brother Pasquale Georgette.


Camden Courier-Post * July 14, 1993

 

Camden Courier-Post * May 17, 1971

CAMDEN BOXING ELITE- At one of the many gatherings of Camden's Ring 6, Veteran Boxers' Association, Tony Georgette (right) enjoys company of Sgt. Ray Smith (seated), Lew Skymer (left) and Frankie Rapp


Camden Courier-Post * November 20, 1948
Joseph Webster - Joey Allen - Anthony Georgette - Jersey Joe Walcott - Eddie Prince
Pedro Firpo - Gene Jones -
Tom Ryan
Mickey Blair - Frankie Blair - Tip Gorman - Frankie Rapp - Roxie Allen - Joey Powell
Bobby Zimmerman - Joey Straiges - Johnny Lucas

Camden Courier-Post * October 12, 1949
Jersey Joe Walcott - Felix Bocchicchio - Dan Florio - Joey Allen
Anthony Georgette - Pedro Firpo - Tom Ryan
Ezzard Charles - Johnny Denson - Olle Tandberg - Joey Maxim
Joe Louis - Joe Baksi

Veterans Boxing Association Ring 6
11th Annual Banquet - April 20, 1959


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