History

The Punch That Wins – Strength Magazine – August, 1925

The other day I was talking to an old friend of mine who happens to be a real old boxing fan, and naturally we fell into discussing boxers, past and present. We talked about them all. Peter Jackson, old Fitz, Joe Gans and many others with whom my friend was very familiar when those celebrities were at the heyday of their profession. Reminiscently he spoke: “Say, but there does not seem to be the romance attached to the game like there was in those days.” ‘Like the old saying· that “Far away pastures look green,” the events of yesterday seem to appeal to our imagination more strongly than do the happenings of the present day.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas