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Old 05-26-2016, 06:19 PM   #9
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Clipped from Mitt Slingers Magazine...[Note: Ed Corcoran is the birth name of Denver Ed Smith. In my AU he stayed in Britain under the coaching of Jem Mace and ex-lightweight champion of England Billy Kennedy.] Brawling Kallie Knoetze shipped to Ol' Blighty to try his luck with British and Irish pugilists with fellow South Afrikanner Fred McMullen in hot pursuit after Knoetze's Old Buck belt...Battling Ed Corcoran has one eye on the Big Pond with thoughts of touring the Americas with the other on Charlie Mitchell and a lucrative rematch...Tom Sharkey disposes of the last of the Irish heavies leaving only European champ Peter Maher in his path...Joe Goddard marks his arrival in North America with a shocking demolition of big bad Pat Killen...Hank Griffin wins over clever Kid McCoy but holds no hope of getting a match with American champion John L Sullivan...Frank Slavin knocks out Dan Creedon then boards a ship for America and its streets paved with gold eliminating a possible match with fellow Aussie Bob Fitzsimmons in front of the home folks..The International Boxing Union declares that any boxer who draws the colour line against any group of fighters will be banned from participating in any IBU sanctioned events or holding any championship. Most take this as a direct threat to John L Sullivan.
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