A look at the record of heavyweight championship fights reveals that on February 21, 1896, Ruby Robert Fitzsimmons defeated Peter Maher, the Irish champion, in a bout held in Mexico. Mexico? Well, sort of, if you consider that a sandbar in the Rio Grande just a few hundred yards from Langtry, Texas, may have belonged … Continue reading Boxing Impresario Nonpareil Judge Roy Bean’s fighting matches could drive one to drink.
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