PUBLISHED: 23:16, Fri, Nov 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 23:19, Fri, Nov 27, 2020
During the 1960s Elvis Presley starred in a number of Hollywood movie musicals. In 1962 The King played boxer Walter Gulick in a remake of 1937’s Kid Galahad. And to train up, retired champ Mushy Callahan helped coach Elvis for the part.
Elvis’ cousin Billy Smith was present on the Kid Galahad set in Idyllwild, California.
And now in a new interview, the Memphis Mafia member has shared some fascinating memories.
He said: “Mushy was there to kinda coach Elvis through the fight moves and stuff like that.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
One time when the two were sparring, Elvis slightly bashed the old pro on the head and Mushy would joke they’d now have to fight it out there and then.
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Elvis Presley’s cousin on how boxer Mushy Callahan trained The King for Kid Galahad movie (Image: GETTY)
Elvis in 1962's Kid Galahad (Image: GETTY)
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Appearing on his son Danny’s Memphis Mafia Kid YouTube channel, Billy remembered: “Elvis wanted to look realistic.
“When it got down to one of the last fights…[Elvis and the other actor] were actually hitting each other a little bit.
“And that was Mushy, he’d shown him how to kinda glance a blow, but yet he’d get it to look