Born John Francis Xavier Condon on August 29, 1914 in New York, NY.
Condon succeeded Hall of Fame publicist Murray Goodman as Madison Square Garden’s Publicity Director in the late-1950s. He rose to vice-president and ultimately president of MSG Boxing in 1981. He also served for a time as matchmaker and commentator for fights on the MSG Network. As a publicist he was praised for his ingenuity responsible for generating tremendous attention for boxing matches at “The Mecca of Boxing.” Condon was the creative force behind clever public relations promotions involving Hall of Famers Muhammad Ali, Nino Benvenuti, Bob Foster, Joe Frazier and Carlos Ortiz among countless others. Condon also organized the Kid Gloves Tournament. Revered by his peers and the boxing community, he was awarded the James J. Walker Award for “Long and Meritorious Service to Boxing” in 1968 and both the Sam Taub Award for “Excellence in Broadcast Journalism” and the James A. Farley Award for “Honesty and Integrity in the Sport of Boxing” in 1984.
Condon passed away on October 13, 1989 at age 75.
Born: Aug. 29, 1914
Died Oct. 13, 1989