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Another cat encounter from Milwaukee's past

Published July 28, 2015

On the afternoon of Nov. 30, 1936, people at the busy Downtown intersection of 3rd and Wells Streets were startled by the appearance of a gorilla walking a lion. The former was actually a familiar enough sight in Milwaukee, as William "Gorilla" Jones was a famous boxer who'd fought in Milwaukee seven times. The latter, however, was new.


Quit while you're ahead, champ

Published Nov. 29, 2014

While most local fight fans paid big pay-per-view bucks to watch Manny Pacquiao pound Chris Algieri Saturday night, the burlesque that masquerades as live pro boxing nowadays slunk back into town at a south side hotel ballroom. Lyle McDowell, how 45, was allowed to box Enobong "The Nigerian Gentleman" Umohette and "won," but it was a far cry from a special event.


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."

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