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Johnny Kilbane – The 20th Century’s World Champion Boxing Legend

Many of you have likely heard of these boxing legends – Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Mohammad Ali, George Forman. Some others of you may even know some famous boxers from around the Northeast Ohio region such as Mike Tyson, Earnie Shavers, and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini but how many of you have heard the name Johnny Kilbane?

Well, on this episode of History and Relics, we’re going to introduce you to Johnny, his family, and share with you details of one of Cleveland Ohio’s biggest celebrities of the 20th Century and how he was the first boxer to hold a World Championship title longer than any other boxer in any weight class up until Joe Louis.

Join us in watching this exciting story on the life and times of Johnny Kilbane.

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