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Billy Papke - No Boxing Trunks In the 19th century and first decade of the 20th century, there were no rules requiring boxers to wear trunks. Occasionally a fighter opted just to wear merely a protective cup which exposed much of his backside. This photo shows Billy Papke's wardrobe--or lack thereof--when he challenged Stanley Ketchel for the world middleweight title in 1908.
Tags: boxing  trunks  cup  revealing 
Added: 9th January 2014
Views: 2362
Posted By: Lava1964
Jack Johnson Vs Stanley Ketchel 1909 One of boxing's more interesting title fights: Reigning world middleweight champion Stanley Ketchel challenges reigning world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in Colma, California on October 16, 1909. According to a prefight rumor, the bout was supposedly rigged. According to those supposedly 'in the know' the fighters arranged for Johnson to 'carry' the overmatched Ketchel for 12 rounds for the sake of the movie cameras. However, Ketchel double-crossed Johnson by knocking him down in the 12th round. An enraged Johnson got up and...
Tags: boxing  Stanley  Ketchel  Jack  Johnson 
Added: 18th January 2009
Views: 1585
Posted By: Lava1964

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