SportsBronx boxer ‘Irish’ Danny McAloon dies at 74
By Dave Blezow
August 5, 2017 | 5:20pm
“Irish” Danny McAloon, a professional boxer from The Bronx who had 45 fights from 1966-81, died Wednesday at age 74 at a hospice in Porter, Maine.
He had been battling Alzheimer’s disease, according to his brother, Bill McAloon.
McAloon compiled a record of 29-15-1 with six knockouts. His most notable fights came against Emile Griffith at Madison Square Garden in 1971 and Vito Antuofermo at the Felt Forum in 1973.
McAloon went the distance both times, losing unanimous decisions.
There will be a memorial service in the New York area in September for McAloon, who graduated from All Hallows High School and Manhattan College and worked as a physical education teacher at Browning School before turning pro.
He will be buried in Florida alongside his wife, Diana.
McAloon is survived by three sons (Daniel Kyle, Scott and William), two brothers (Edward and Bill) and six grandchildren.
McAloon, ‘Irish’ Danny [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that Danny is a member of the Class of 1965.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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