Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pulp -- Fight Stories -- November 18, 2014


The cover of this issue of Fight Stories advertised "The Brown Panther," the "Ring-Story of Harry Wills."  Wills was an African American heavyweight boxer who fought in the Teens and Twenties.  After the controversies that surrounded heavyweight champ Jack Johnson, it was difficult for African American boxers to get fights with white boxers.  Wills spent years trying to get a fight with champ Jack Dempsey.  Dempsey said he was willing, but his promoters were not. 

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