He said it – Al DeSantis, a sportswriter for the Schenectady Union Star, once said the Petey Virgin, “has the manners of a rattlesnake with a hangover in the ring, but he’s a nice kid out of the ring.” Virgin at one time ranked among the top ten featherweights in the world, fought on the undercard the night Marty Servo knocked out Freddy Cochran at Madison Square Garden for the World Welterweight title in 1946.

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