His daughter Barbara Haar-Kaplan says Kaplan died after battling
cancer for nearly a year. His archives include books, letters and
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Kaplan moved to Miami in the
early 1950s. He worked as quarantine officer with the Centers of
Disease Control for 30 years while maintaining ties to boxing.
Kaplan wrote books on boxing and was founder and editor of World
Wide Boxing Digest Magazine. He helped maintain the legacy of
once-revered champions and accompanied former world champions Beau
Jack and Kid Gavilan to functions decades after their careers.
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