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My Life in Boxing

My Life in Boxing

A story by Bob Russo from 1960s to 2019

Bob Russo on boxing and his life in Portland, Maine

Boxing is Bob Russo's life passion. He grew up in Portland and as of 2019, runs the Portland Boxing Club in Maine. He is vice president of National Golden Gloves, and works as a Level 3 boxing coach. Russo was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Russo detailed his years of boxing and training in Maine and Las Vegas, the people who have influenced him in his life, his experiences in setting up his gym and training boxers.

Recorded February 5, 2019

Uncle George Russo
Uncle George Russo
Collection of bout posters