Stanley Weston (September 25, 1919, The Bronx, New York – April 11, 2002, Long Island, New York) was a prolific American sportswriter and sports photographer. He promoted the sport of boxing in innumerable ways throughout his career. Weston was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006.
Born to Bessie and Jacob Weinburger in the Bronx, Weston became enamored with the sport of boxing at the age of 10 after his father brought home a copy of The Ring magazine. When he was 13, Weston met The Ring founder and editor Nat Fleischer and was soon mowing the lawn and washing the car at the home of the venerable scribe. Fleischer took Weston under his wing and the pair was inseparable. After graduating from high school in 1937, Weston took a summer job with The Ring that lasted 14 years. From wrapping subscriptions, clipping newspapers and sweeping floors he was soon an integral part of Fleischer's staff. In 1939, Weston, a budding artist, painted a picture of Billy Conn that would be the first of 57 Ring covers.
Somewhat paradoxically, daughter Toby Weston Cone said of her father, he "never liked going to boxing matches but was extremely interested in the sport. He felt it paralleled life in many ways."
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