Episode 6: "The Fighting Doctor" Harold Reitman

While reading about the New England Golden Gloves tournament held every year in Lowell, Mass., (the home of "Irish" Micky Ward) our host learns about Harold Reitman, M.D. Dr. Reitman won the heavyweight division of this tournament in the early 1970s but turned down a pro boxing contract to instead finish medical school in Boston.

Amazingly, "Hurricane" Peter McNeeley would fight Dr. Reitman in 1995 just two bouts after mixing it up with Mike Tyson. While discussing Dr. Reitman's unique life and journey we also learn about some of the legends of the New England Golden Gloves tournament including Micky Ward, Dickey Eklund and the late, great Ralph Lally.

The fighting city of Lowell, Mass. is the home of the New England Golden Gloves Tournament.

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