Oregon Prizefighters: Forgotten Bare-Knuckle Champions of Portland & Astoria (Sports) (Paperback)

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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781626199934
ISBN-10: 1626199930
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: October 19th, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Sports