Former NWA Junior Heavyweight champion passes away

Mar 18, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck

From Mike Mooneyham’s weekly column:

Joe McCarthy (Tommy Criswell), a former NWA world junior heavyweight champ, passed away Tuesday of a stroke at age 82.

McCarthy won the title in 1966 from Lorenzo Parente and held it for three months before dropping it to Danny Hodge.

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