Feature | Nov 21 2019

The Killing of Bummy Davis

Nick Bond tells the fascinating and tragic story of Al 'Bummy' Davis, a Brooklyn lightweight and welterweight gunned down by hoodlums on November 21, 1945
Bummy Davis

AL ‘BUMMY’ DAVIS’ path was destined to feature more violent stretches than most.

From the mean streets of Brownsville in Brooklyn, a neighbourhood responsible for reams of fighters and gangsters, Bummy walked the same sidewalks as Murder Inc. and had various run-ins with the Mafia’s Jewish hitmen, many of which are chronicled beautifully in Ron Ross’ Bummy Davis vs Murder Inc

His oldest brother Willie, or ‘Little Gangy’, was already on the fringes of Murder Inc. when little Bummy was growing up, while his other brother, Harry, would also become a boxer.


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