Results tagged with 'boxers'
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.
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.
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.
Published Feb. 14, 2011
The Bronze Fonz on Milwaukee's Riverwalk is sporting some Valentine's boxers for the holiday.