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Champ John L. Sullivan: 'Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand'

As “Gentleman” Jim Corbett walked down the steps toward the ring in the Olympic Club in New Orleans on Wednesday, September 7, 1892, he could see “The Boston Strong Boy,” John L. Sullivan, waiting for him. The smell of cigar smoke hung in the air as the supremely confident Sullivan, who was more…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2021 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

The Fighting Irish of New Orleans

by Dr. Laura Kelley

Street-fighting man, bare-knuckles, and hard-fisted: Why do the Irish like to fight? Is there more…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 19, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

James Braddock: The Real 'Cinderella' Story

By Robert Cassidy

Special to The Wild Geese

It has been said that one of the traits the Irish brought to these shores was that of survival. Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock demonstrated that in life, as well as the boxing ring.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 7, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

'Irish Thunder' biographer discusses Micky Ward's fall, rise, 'Irish' brand

Bob Halloran recounts

Micky Ward's fall ... and rise.

OTHER IRISH BOXING ARTICLES FROM WGT:…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

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