History

Fighting Americans – Strength Magazine – June, 1927

Just the other day I was reading a long article on the history of boxing, and what struck me as being peculiar was that American fighters were barely considered, especially in the early days of the sport. I agree that England is the home of the leather pushers, and that the pugs of old John Bull did much to make the game popular, but Uncle Sam had a finger in the pie, and brought out some real knuckle dusters in those far away days.