Class of 1977

Born: November 21, 1906 in Birmingham, Alabama

Category: Boxing

He was Southern and Southeastern Amateur Boxing Champion. He was an alternate on the 1924 Olympic Boxing team in Paris. He turned professional in 1926. On May 11, 1936, Sarron ended Freddie Miller’s title reign when he won a 15 round decision for the World Featherweight Crown in Washington, D.C. He lost the title to Henry Armstrong in New York, October 29, 1937. He retired in 1939 with 94 fights, 17 KOs, 55 decisions, 15 losses, and 7 draws.