Harold Brazier: Last of the 100-Bout Boxers of His Time
By David Ruff (Nov 10, 2010) Doghouse Boxing  
This writer has written on many boxers over the years. I have always had a thing for Midwest boxers. It seems to me the Midwest has always come up with good boxers. Harold Brazier is one of its best. After talking to Harold he seems to be doing all right these days. He runs an insurance company to help low-income people in his state of Indiana.

Brazier had about 31 amateur bouts; he won 19 of them, and won the Fort Wayne Golden Gloves championship. He retired in 2004. He still runs about four miles a day to stay in shape. In the 1980s he was on TV quite a bit, mostly ESPN.

As a pro he won these titles: Indiana State Welterweight, NABF Light Welterweight, and the IBF Intercontinental. He has boxed such notables as Kevin Pompey, Livingstone Bramble, Mickey Ward, Pernell Whitaker, Roger Mayweather, Meldrick Taylor, Juan Coggi, and Lloyd Honeyghan. But he never got a world title, which he should have, considering the bouts he’s had—not only the Midwest but the world. He boxed a lot for my friend Fred Berns and Top Rank. His career didn’t get a jump start until he met manager Pete Susens. He ended his career with 127 bouts: 105 won, 18 lost, and 1 draw.

Way to go, Harold! You are the champ in my mind.

Email David at: davidrruff@yahoo.com.

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