With a name like that, I had to know more. I found a nice biographies here, and here.
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He was a one-legged tap dancer who later opened up his own resort in the Catskills. Several articles on the Web mention boxers going there to train for upcoming prize fights. He died the night after a celebration in his honor in his home town.
The man in action: