Multiple weight classes
Professional Boxer (1925 – 1950)
Kayo Morgan born (Andrew Ettore Esposito) in Stamford, Connecticut was introduced to boxing by his older brother at age 12. Blessed with foot speed and coordination Morgan quickly became an accomplished boxer. Looking for bouts around the Midwest he quickly moved to Detroit where he was managed by well-known manager, Scotty Baxter. His first professional bout was as a 15-year old and throughout his 25-year professional career he is officially credited with a 74 – 5 record but was believed to have won over 400 fights during his career. Ring magazine bestowed the title “The Uncrowned Champion” on Morgan after he had defeated many of boxing’s champions in non-title bouts and was unable to win a world championship himself. K.O. Morgan was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1976. He passed away on January 5, 1976 at 66 years of age.