Forgotten Bare-knuckle Champions of Portland & Astoria
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In 1884, London's prizefighting craze spread to Portland. Since the fights were illegal throughout the States, matches were fought in inconspicuous venues away from unwanted spectators. A winner could be hanged if the loser died. Champions like Dave Campbell, Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey and "Mysterious" Billy Smith were just a few contenders for the brutal, nearly forgotten sport. Join author Barney Blalock as he reveals the remarkable stories of Oregon's bare-knuckle champions.
- Category: United States
- Published: Oct 19, 2015
- Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
- Seller: INscribe Digital
- Print Length: 160 Pages
- Language: English