Charleston, S.C.

Nolly was a boxing promoter from 1949 to 1960, serving as Charleston’s Golden Gloves director during that time span. Sams made it a point to get acquainted with the boxers and coaches from the Carolinas on a first-name basis. His sincere interest in the people of boxing made him well respected by all in the sport. Nolly assisted in promoting Johnny Craven, Ronald Short, David Mills, and Waban Thomas among others.

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