✟ RIP Stanley Weston
Born 1933 - Death 2017
❝ Stanley Weston (born September 25, 1919, in The Bronx, New York – April 11, 2002, in Long Island, New York) was an American Publisher, sportswriter prolific artist and photographer. He promoted the sport of boxing & wrestling in innumerable ways throughout his career. Weston was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006.
Born to Bessie (Biegeleisen) and Jacob Weinburger in the Bronx, Weston became enamored with the sport of boxing at the age of 10 after his father brought home a copy of The Ring magazine. When he was 13, Weston met neighbor The Ring founder Nat Fleischer and was soon mowing his lawn. Fleischer took Weston under his wing and soon Weston was colorizing black & white portraits of boxing figures with oils.. After graduating from high school in 1937, Weston took a summer job with The Ring that lasted 14 years. In 1939, Weston, a budding artist, painted a portrait of Billy Conn that would be the first of 57 Ring covers.
In addition to Boxing, Weston started Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine, the premier wrestling magazine which is still published today. In addition to that he published 20 other magazines over his career.
Daughter Toby Weston Cone said of her father, he "never liked going to boxing matches but was extremely interested in the sport. He felt it paralleled life in many ways." ❝
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