Howard Tupper & “Hi Ya Small Fry” to The Brawl

“Hi Ya Small Fry” –  This was Howard Tupper’s greeting on Sunday mornings when he hosted TV Tournament Time on WRGB.  Either Skip Vigars Sr., Johnny Walther, or Joey Schmidt often reigned as “King of the Hill.”

The Brawl – Many Capital Region boxing fans congregated at Center City on State Street in downtown Schenectady in the early 1980s to watch what turned out to be a brawl between Marvelous Marvin Hagler and the quick and feisty Sugar Ray Leonard on close circuit.  It turned out to be one of the greatest fights of all-time.  The two corageous ring warriors battled toe-to-toe for 15 magnificent rounds, with Leonard winning the bout on a decision

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