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Oregon Prizefighters : Forgotten Bare-Knuckle Champions of Portland & Astoria (Paperback) (Barney
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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.
Number of Pages: 158
Genre: History, Sports + Recreation
Series Title: Sports
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Barney Blalock
Street Date: October 19, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-8456
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