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"Iron Man" Joe Grim found fame with a thick skull

Published Jan. 7, 2013

After one of the world's most famous athletes showed his stuff in Milwaukee 107 years ago Jan. 5, a newspaper sports reporter pronounced him "a nerveless, brainless, freak of human idiocy." Those were layman's terms, of course, but a few years earlier medical experts came to virtually the same conclusion about boxer Joe Grim.

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"Long John" Hubbard made his name both in and out of the ring

Published Dec. 8, 2012

Fifty-nine years ago this month a Milwaukee heavyweight boxer called "Long John" Hubbard got what was coming to him for putting up what a newspaper called "the best fight of his career." Three months in the House of Correction.

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From boxer to counterfeiter: the life of Cornelius J. O'Leary

Published March 17, 2012

Heralded in the Milwaukee Sentinel a few years earlier as a noted "poet, philosopher, former pug and barkeeper," Cornelius J. O'Leary was 60 years old when his life turned on a dime in 1918. It was a counterfeit dime.

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