Kaiser Martin


Kaiser Martin was born in 1920 in Peytontown, Madison County, Kentucky. He moved to Lexington, Kentucky as a teenager where he became interested in boxing. His boxing career began in the mid 1930s and ended with his winning the Welterweight Division Championship of Kentucky in 1943. After giving up boxing for health reasons, he began a forty year coaching career in boxing and football in Richmond, Kentucky.


Kaiser Martin

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In this interview, Kaiser Martin talks about coaching the Richmond Ramblers, as well as other local football, softball and baseball teams. With financial support from the Richmond Jaycees he served the young athletes of Richmond for decades.

Mr. Martin talks about his boxing career and his career coaching boxing to local Richmond youth. He also describes his boxing match with Ezzard Charles (1949 World Champion Boxer). Mr. Martin also talks about juvenile delinquency in Richmond and how boxing programs can help deal with the problem.
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