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Milwaukee's most maligned boxer

Published May 18, 2013

Ninety-two years ago this month, Johnny Mendelsohn won the biggest fight of his career and simultaneously sealed his fate as, in the words of a sportswriter who covered him, "the most maligned boxer Milwaukee ever had."


Boxer Henry Baker's legend persists from beyond the grave

Published Dec. 17, 2011

Henry Baker lived to fight another day after future heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries figuratively handed him his head in the most important match of Baker's career in 1897. The mystery is, how did the Milwaukee boxer manage to live to fight another day after the wheels of a freight train lopped Baker's head clean off -- literally -- 11 years later?

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