History

An Old Battle Refought – Strength Magazine – February, 1926

It seems that all we old timers have left is the privilege of living the old scenes again, and reviewing some of the great battles that thrill us to the core just as much today as the actual scrap did twenty-five years ago. These great episodes are equally as fascinating to the younger set, who never fail to show a profound interest when listening in. A little while ago, I read where Sailor Tom Sharkey was taking an active part in promoting fights, and still was not behind in having a little frolic with the mitts. I saw a picture of him sparring; but, my Lord! what a difference between Sharkey of today and the Sharkey of yesterday. Tom was one of the finest built mixers I ever saw climb over the ropes.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas