Friday Night Fighter: a Look Back to the Golden Age of TV Boxing

Troy Rondinone’s new book Friday Night Fighter tells the story of Gaspar “Indio” Ortega, who was a hero for many Latin Americans as one of the first Mexicans to appear on national television.  Ortega was a standout in the ring during the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports Friday Night Fights.

In this 1958 clip, not only can you enjoy the snappy “Look Sharp!” Gillette theme, but also get a glimpse of Gaspar Ortega and “Classy” Mickey Crawford.  Both boxers get an introduction (in suit and tie) before the Friday night bout.

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